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James Carville: Rick Santorum is headless chicken
Politico ^ | 4 Apr 2012 | MJ Lee

Posted on 04/04/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT by seanmerc

James Carville chose these colorful words to describe Rick Santorum after Mitt Romney swept three Republican primaries Tuesday: “He was like a chicken with his head chopped off. The chicken is dead. The only person that don’t know it is the chicken.”

The Democratic strategist, not known to mince his words, said in a late-night interview with CNN that Santorum “can flop around all he wants to [but] they’re not going to nominate him.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angermanagement; carville; dims; dumbocrats; jamescarville; liberalmeathead; rats; santorum; serpenthead; toast; wrongyetagain
Ol' Serpenthead is at it again...
1 posted on 04/04/2012 11:19:57 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Haven’t heard from Carville in a while,did he take a break from choking HIS chicken?


2 posted on 04/04/2012 11:22:38 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: seanmerc

Jimmy is a space alien.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: seanmerc
Careful Jimmy.

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4 posted on 04/04/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: seanmerc

Read about “Mike the Headless Chicken.”

Link: http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/story.php

Mike’s head was chopped off in 1945 and lived 18 months. Life Magazine did a feature on Mike.

Cute story. It makes for a good school report for your kids.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: seanmerc
Carville is one of those rare people that actually looks like he sounds.
6 posted on 04/04/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback
Interesting theory...
7 posted on 04/04/2012 11:38:02 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

OK, that’s 2.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 11:45:35 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: seanmerc

brainless cajun, headless chicken...


10 posted on 04/04/2012 11:56:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: seanmerc

Santorum sure did some floppin’ in Louisiana, huh?

Just wait til Texas!


11 posted on 04/04/2012 11:58:56 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: bigbob

Carville is not a Cajun.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by Do the math (Doug)
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To: bigbob

Carville is not a Cajun.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 12:00:32 PM PDT by Do the math (Doug)
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To: seanmerc

LOL!

That’s our Helen!


14 posted on 04/04/2012 12:00:40 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: seanmerc

Better than being a dickless weasel....


15 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: seanmerc

Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:

Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.

Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.

BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their “fair” share of the American Dream.

What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?


16 posted on 04/04/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: taxcutisapayraise

but can a politician survive for 18 months without a head?


17 posted on 04/04/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Maryland to campaign against MITT.)
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To: seanmerc

Rick is kinda embarrassing himself at this point. He has no chance to win and yet gave a speech as if we were at halftime of a competitive primary. I heard him on Laura Ingraham this morning saying he only lost Wisconsin by 4. This is completely untrue since Rick actually lost 44.1% to 36.9% for a margin of defeat of 7.2% - which is pretty much precisely what the last few polls suggested would be the result. Santorum is gaining no ground whatsoever and might not even be able to eke out a win in his home state of PA (the one that rejected him by 18 points the last time he ran as the sitting Senator).


18 posted on 04/04/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: seanmerc

Oh, how I love that folksy, Andy Griffith image that old Carville puts on. Well, if Andy Griffith was brainless and spineless.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Lauren BaRecall

He said, they’re not going to nominate him.

That’s either a true, or a false, prediction.

He didn’t say he never won, or that he won’t win, primaries.


20 posted on 04/04/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: seanmerc
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21 posted on 04/04/2012 12:11:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Why don't you ask Helga to get you a beer?" -- Mrs. Andrew Wyeth)
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22 posted on 04/04/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by stpio
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To: seanmerc

Too bad Carville isn’t headless — that is one disturbing looking dude.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: WayneS

If you want to see disturbing, take a look at post #7 in this thread...


24 posted on 04/04/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Of course, they are not.

The santos people are not worth talking to these days.

Carville is ugly tho, confident that Mary told him so..

25 posted on 04/04/2012 12:43:52 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: txrangerette

Now did *I* say “they” were going to nominate Santorum, or not? I just remarked on the “flopping.” :-)


26 posted on 04/04/2012 1:05:33 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Longbow1969
I see 43% - 38% on Townhall.com right now, and depending on the fractions, it very well may be a 4% difference.

http://townhall.com/election-2012/primaries/state/wi

Rick isn't embarrassed. His supporters aren't embarrassed. Are you embarrassed by your reference to the 2006 elections?

Tell you what: I'm embarrassed for you.

27 posted on 04/04/2012 1:21:20 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: seanmerc
Rhetorical Q: Does this person ever do anything besides make snide, nasty comments about anyone with whom he does not agree?

I've never heard James Carville say anything without rancor, or calling someone a nasty name. Who in the heck pays his rent?
28 posted on 04/04/2012 1:22:23 PM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: Banjoguy

1. Anyone except his wife.

2. His wife.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
I see 43% - 38% on Townhall.com right now, and depending on the fractions, it very well may be a 4% difference.

Your link is showing with 97% in. Once 100% of the vote was in the final result was Romney 44.1% to Santorum 36.9%. Rick lost by 7.2% - not the 4% he was claiming on the radio today. Santorum is not gaining any ground, he lost by almost precisely the margin the polls suggested. If anything, Rick is fading fast as he actually once had a strong lead in Wisconsin.

http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

Just go there, click Wisconsin and you'll see the very latest.

Tell you what: I'm embarrassed for you.

Wow, how incredibly witty!

Yes, Santorum is embarrassing himself at this point. He has no chance to win and everyone in the world understands this except him and some of his fanatical followers. At this stage he may just lose his home state of PA (again). Rick really never had much chance since he can't reach out outside of his social conservative base, but at this point he is just wasting everyone's time.

30 posted on 04/04/2012 1:41:30 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
What do you think the count was showing the last time Santorum saw it before going on that show?

Gingrich is still in the race. Has he been embarrassing himself since Georgia?

Santorum has had a significant showing in a large cross section of the country. He's done the work and earned the right to end his campaign when he's ready. The Party has pretty much wacked him at every turn, so I doubt he's inclined to do them any favors now.

31 posted on 04/04/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback

What you santos people worried about Newt for. Get over it. Santos will never be the nominee. Earth to hello. He can’t even stop Romney so how can he stop Obama.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: seanmerc
I know that Carville is always the first person I turn to for an honest appraisal of Republican candidates...

< /sarc>

33 posted on 04/04/2012 2:27:57 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Christie at the beach

Longbow appears to be a Gingrich supporter. He claims Santorum is embarrassing himself because he has no chance. Newt has less of a chance. Ergo Newt must be doing likewise. I’m sure there’s a flaw in my logic as to why the insult applied to Santorum does not apply to Gingrich, though, because there always is.


34 posted on 04/04/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Longbow1969
Romney doesn't have it yet, and Santorum has a right to stay in. He smashed Romney in Louisiana, which was purposely glossed over by the MSM, so I don't know from whence you get the idea that Rick's support is waning. For that, I'm even more embarrassed for you than I was before.

Looks like you're the only one who's wasting his time in light of the fact that you're not convincing anyone.

35 posted on 04/04/2012 3:02:25 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: seanmerc
James Carville chose these colorful words to describe Rick Santorum after Mitt Romney swept three Republican primaries Tuesday: “He was like a chicken with his head chopped off. The chicken is dead. The only person that don’t know it is the chicken. ... [he] can flop around all he wants to [but] they’re not going to nominate him.”

This analogy is on what passes for serpenthead's mind because it describes the state that Hillary's machine has been in for the last 3.5 years since she was thrown off the bus.

Getting her back on the bus is the only thing on their plates. And it's going to be done by keeping her out of the public eye right up until the moment the chant starts up at the Rat convention for her, after Obama refuses to provide proper ID to pass the new State laws requiring proof of candidate natural born status.

And then she'll face straw-man Romney, just as she planned on facing her previous straw-man McCain (and just like McCain, Romney already knows he's supposed to throw it).

36 posted on 04/04/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
He smashed Romney in Louisiana, which was purposely glossed over by the MSM

And you know how many delegates that smashing victory in Louisiana got Rick? 10. That's right, 10. Santorum won 10, Romney won 5 and 5 more are uncommitted - the rest are up for grabs in the state convention in June. That's why the media glossed over it. When Santorum wins he makes up virtually no ground delegate wise and builds almost no momentum, when Romney wins he scores a massive haul of delegates and significantly increases his lead. Santorum's entire strategy is a failure. He puts his time and what little money he has into places where the delegate haul sucks, so even when he has a good night he has nothing to show for it. Romney the chameleon's campaign is a professional one that actually understands how to win a party nomination. Santorum has no chance to win the nomination unless Willard has a heart attack and drops dead. Worse, while Romney is a miserable mushy RINO who will probably lose narrowly, Santorum would be crushed in a landslide defeat because the man is undisciplined and will end up babbling about how contraception is "not okay" and yammer on about how we need to wage a war against porn.

37 posted on 04/04/2012 3:58:50 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: seanmerc

There will be plenty of closet Romneybots on FR masquerading either in total opposition to Rick and incessantly posting against him with nothing positive about anybody else (certainly they don’t openly praise Mitt-not just yet), or posing as Newt supporters, who will absolutely simply love this Carville quote.


38 posted on 04/04/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Archiving the most VIRULENT, FACT-FILLED Anti-Romney FR Articles (So Many of them) For Later Release)
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To: Longbow1969

Don’t get exasperated. Santo supporters do not care about reality. Santo is not a chicken with head cut off but he sure is acting like a horse with blinders on. There is zero chance of him getting 1144 delegates in the primaries. Why would the convention nominate a distant 2nd place loser who does poorly in debates? I guess when you have blinders on reality is not seen easily. If Romney does not get to 1144, the convention should nominate Newt, the world class debater.


39 posted on 04/04/2012 11:03:06 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. Greek tragedy on the way here.)
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To Longbow and entropy, hi,

“Santorum would be crushed in a landslide defeat because the man is undisciplined and will end up babbling about how contraception is “not okay” and yammer on about how we need to wage a war against porn.”

“yammer on”...?

YOU HAVE TO REALIZE, PLEASE, THE TWO THINGS YOU ARE
PUTTING SANTORUM DOWN FOR GOD IS PLEASED WITH. A PERSON WHO CONTRACEPTS IS THE UNDISCIPLINED ONE. CONTRACEPTION IS MAINLY SELFISH GRATIFICATION THINKING THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES, PHYSICALLY OR SPIRITUALLY.

“Why would the convention nominate a distant 2nd place loser who does poorly in debates?”

EVERYONE WATCHED AS SANTORUM LEFT ROMNEY AND HIS “PREDICTABLE” RESPONSES SPEECHLESS WHEN HE CALLED MITT ON HIS ROMNEYCARE IN MASSACHUSETTS.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 12:31:49 AM PDT by stpio
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