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  • Mary Matalin, Republican Strategist & Pundit, Changes Political Parties (let the RINO purge begin!)

    05/05/2016 6:20:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 86 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5 2016
    Mary Matalin, a high-profile political pundit and veteran strategist for the Republican Party, changed her party registration to Libertarian from Republican, she said on Thursday. But in an interview with Bloomberg, which reported on the switch, she emphasized that her decision was not connected to Donald J. Trump’s being the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. She described herself as a voter as a “provisional Trump” and a “never Hillary,” referring to the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Pressed on Thursday about why she switched political parties, Ms. Matalin told Bloomberg Politics that she was a Republican in the “Jeffersonian, Madisonian sense.”...
  • Political power couple thinks Ted Cruz will be Republican nominee for President

    02/16/2016 12:36:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    KBMT-TV ^ | February 15, 2016 | Angel San Juan
    ORANGE - Two of the nation's most prominent political consultants visited Orange Monday night. Mary Matalin and James Carville were part of the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by Lamar State College-Orange. They spoke to a crowd of more than 600 at the Lutcher Theater. The two represent different political parties, Matalin is a Republican and Carville is a Democrat. Both have presidential wins under their belts. Matalin with George H.W. Bush and Carville with Bill Clinton. Matalin and Carville have been married for 22 years. Before they took the stage at the Lutcher, they met with 12News. They were both...
  • Carville: "Patently Ludicrous" To Believe Any Criminality Involved In Clinton EMail Scandal

    02/08/2016 3:31:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Sunday, radio host John Catsimatidis interviewed James Carville, long-time ally of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on his New York City show AM 970 “The Cats Roundtable.”
  • Carville Gives Edge To Cruz Over Trump In GOP Primary

    01/18/2016 11:40:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on “CBS This Morning,” long-time Clinton ally James Carville appeared on set to discuss last night’s Democratic presidential debate, giving the edge to Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
  • Carville: Rubio Is The GOP'S "Only Hope"

    11/05/2015 3:48:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect,” Democratic strategist and former Clinton adviser James Carville offered his thoughts on the Republican side of the 2016 presidential ticket and declared the Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) would be that’s party’s best candidate to win the White House.
  • Sounds Like Carville Just Called Ben Carson 'Chauncey Gardiner'

    11/04/2015 3:48:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine the liberal outrage if a Republican called a prominent Dem candidate "Chauncey Gardiner," the simple soul from the Peter Sellers film Being There? The cries of racism might well cost such a hapless Republican his job. But don't expect James Carville to pay any price. On today's With All Due Respect, Carville said that a frustrated Bush "can't believe that Chauncey Gardiner [laughs] and Trump and all these people are running ahead of him." Given that Carson and Trump are the two front-runners, and that Carson, while brilliant, is soft-spoken, there would seem little doubt that Carville...
  • Dems' Ex-Machina: Clinton Machine was Bill's alone

    09/22/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 22, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Dems’ Ex-Machina: Clinton Machine was Bill’s alone by Daniel Clark Anytime Hillary Clinton runs for office, we can count on political analysts to ask how her opponents will fare against the Clinton Machine. In reality, they don’t have to. There’s a reason it isn’t called the Rodham Machine. The Clinton Machine was Bill’s, and his alone. The Clinton Machine functioned as a synchronized effort among Bill’s perpetual campaign team, the Democratic Party and the media. This may sound simple, since they were in general political agreement to start with, but the system would have broken down if the messages being...
  • Carville invites "hillarysfatass" to Las Vegas

    09/15/2015 3:47:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    my email from Hillary site ^ | sept 2015 | a vile semi-human being
    INVITATION IN TODAY'S EMAIL. Maybe I can win!
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • Carville On Biden Run: "He's Done It Twice And He Hasn't Had The Best Track Record Doing It"

    08/24/2015 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” AM 970 The Answer in New York City, former Clinton campaign manager James Carville was interviewed by host John Catsimatidis. Carville sounded off on a number of things, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and woes on the campaign trail and the media scrutiny she is facing over her email server and the early success of real estate mogul Donald Trump in the GOP presidential contest.
  • Carville:Hillary EMail Controversy "Just Stupid Media" Won't "Amount To A Hill Of Beans"

    08/19/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Democratic strategist James Carville discussed Hillary Clinton deleting the emails from her tenure of Secretary of State and wiping her server clean. The long-time Clinton ally and said, “It’s just stupid media people talking to other stupid media people and spinning themselves up on something that’s not going to amount to a hill of beans.”
  • James Carville: Trump Supporters Do Not Like The Republican Party

    08/10/2015 6:17:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC, long-time Clinton ally Democratic strategist James Carville said Donald Trump supporters “do not like the Republican party,” pointing to House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other establishment Republicans as evidence in a comparison he drew to the dynamic between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan

    04/12/2015 5:42:46 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2013 | mfprex
    Watch the Video. even James Carville knows the conclusion that more and more true conservatives are coming to every day.
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz "the most talented and fearless Republican politician" since Reagan-5/2013

    03/28/2015 4:22:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 5, 2013 | James Carville
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQA4ww_AnQw
  • Oops: James Carville admits Hillary wanted to avoid congressional oversight

    03/16/2015 9:40:47 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | MARCH 15, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    In the moments where former Clinton advisor James Carville wasn’t completely unintelligible in his Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s This Week, he was actively undermining the effort to defend Hillary Clinton’s controversial email practices. Due to her stubborn refusal to amend her 2016 campaign rollout schedule, the former secretary of state still lacks a press shop and, as a result, has had to rely on surrogates like Media Matters founder David Brock, former Clinton counsel Lanny Davis, and political advisor James Carville to defuse this scandal in the press. Thus far, they have utterly failed in their mission. But Carville...
  • Carville: The Secret Server Scandal Is Good for Hillary Clinton

    03/16/2015 7:27:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | March 15, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    George Stephanopoulos, a former White House communications director for President Clinton, appears to have lost faith in Hillary Clinton’s handling of her newest scandal. Now the host of ABC’s This Week, Stephanopoulos said Clinton’s entourage has demonstrated that it is “not up to speed.” But longtime Clinton surrogate James Carville still disagrees, and suggested the scandal about Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private e-mail account and secret server would benefit Clinton’s potential presidential campaign.
  • James Carville Inadvertently Admits Hillary Clinton Used Private Email to Avoid Accountabilty

    03/16/2015 5:18:12 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Long-time trusted Clinton confidant James Carville inadvertently admitted over the weekend on ABC's This Week that Hillary Clinton probably used a private email address and server in order to avoid Congressional oversight or scrutiny. "I suspect she didn’t want Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails," Carville said. video at link ... Carville attempts to defend Clinton by claiming she followed the law and slammed investigative Republicans like Congressman Louie Gohmert, while at the same time admitted the very problem with Clinton's email secrecy: a lack of transparency and avoidance of accountability during her time as Secretary of State. But not...
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I’ve had maybe three people come up to me and say, ‘Well, I’m for somebody else other than Hillary,’ “ the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States,” he added. “Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] O’Malley can say anything they want. But, in terms...
  • Carville: I 'Suspect' Hillary Used Private Email to Avoid Congressional Oversight

    03/15/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 15, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    EXCERPT "It was something she did. It was legal. I suspect she didn't want [Republican congressman] Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take. It amounts to -- just like everything else before it, it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing."
  • Let This Sink In: James Carville Goes From Fox News To Media Matters

    03/14/2015 9:23:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    Here’s a feat that’s rarely possible: You go straight from Fox News to Media Matters. Try that on for size, because Democratic strategist and longtime Clinton loyalist James Carville has achieved what seems like it should be the impossible. Media Matters, a lefty watchdog group, an arm of the Democratic Party and perpetual hater of Fox News, proudly announced the news this week in a statement. Carville will be a “reoccurring guest contributor,” according to the lefty site HuffPost.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Trained Seals and Their Tiresome Act

    03/09/2015 5:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3-9-15 | Peter Wehner
    Good grief. Over the last few days we’ve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. It’s like a tired, awful syndicated series that’s been cancelled but just won’t go away. In one corner, it was Lanny Davis being methodically taken apart by Fox News’s Chris Wallace. In another corner was the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, whining about “cockamamie right wing talking points” being responsible for this story. (The New York Times is well known, of course, for writing its stories based on...
  • In Edinburg, Carville, Rove say Obama squabble with Israel will dominate foreign policy talk

    02/28/2015 6:12:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Monitor ^ | February 27, 2015 | Carlos Sanchez, editor
    EDINBURG — The political squabble between President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over whether to negotiate with Iran will dominate the foreign policy conversation this year, agreed former presidential advisers Karl Rove and James Carville, who spoke Friday morning in Edinburg. The duo — one Republican and the other Democrat — had an hour-long conversation in front of a gathering of more than 100 Rio Grande Valley residents at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Moderated by Evan Smith, editor of The Texas Tribune, the event was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and IBC Bank....
  • Operation Change The Subject - While world falls apart, Dems obsess over Limbaugh and impeachment

    08/01/2014 6:31:46 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 9 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 01, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    What’s really important in today’s troubled world? One might think the answers are obvious: the disturbing war between Hamas and Israel that threatens to spread into something much larger, out-of-control spread of Ebola in Africa, corporate and sovereign defaults in Portugal and Argentina, Chinese military aggression in South Asia and whatever else we may have left out. But to Democrats, the focus is on Operation Change The Subject 2014, as partisans shift blame for presidential inaction away from Obama just as he heads to Martha’s Vineyard for yet another extended holiday.
  • Hagan continues to grow lead (North Carolina)

    07/23/2014 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 22, 2014
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Kay Hagan continuing to grow her lead over Thom Tillis as the legislative session drags on. Hagan now has 41% to 34% for Tillis and 8% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Her lead is up from 2 points in May and 5 points in June. The protracted legislative session with Tillis at the helm of it can't be doing him any favors. Only 19% of voters approve of the job the General Assembly is doing to 57% who disapprove, and legislative Republicans specifically have a 31/52 favorability rating. Those things are working together to help...
  • Carville: Handicapping the GOP for 2016

    04/29/2014 8:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2014 | James Carville, Democratic operative
    Anyone who loves politics and horse racing is out to try and handicap anything this week. My favorite Saturday, outside any Saturday that Louisiana State University plays football, is the Kentucky Derby. It might not be very fashionable these days to be a horse degenerate, but that’s what I am. Thinking about the up and coming presidential election, I will use some horse racing analogies to talk about 2016. On the Democratic side, there has never been a more non-incumbent prohibitive favorite than Hillary Clinton. Seems to me the best horse analogy would be Secretariat running in the Belmont Stakes...
  • Dems Advised to Avoid Talking about the Economy

    04/19/2014 8:18:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Top Democratic strategist, James Carville, advised Democrats seeking reelection to avoid discussing the economy. “The whole notion of an economic recovery is pure poison to any Democrat hoping to retain his or her seat,” Carville lamented. “The Administration has spurred too many false hopes with repeated promises of 'green shoots.' Our Party's credibility on this issue is totally shot.” Instead, Carville recommends “an approach that transcends the stale notion that getting people back to work ought to be a goal of the nation's economic policy. Democrats need to embrace the decline in workforce participation and increase in the number on...
  • Carville: Cruz or Perry Will be GOP Nominee

    03/11/2014 7:44:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 07:04 AM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville predicted the next GOP presidential nominee will come from Texas. "It's either going to be Ted Cruz or Rick Perry," Carville said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." Cruz is a freshman senator from Texas and a tea party favorite, and Perry is serving out his last term as Texas governor. Perry ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 but came up short after a few fumbles on the campaign trail. But Perry has advantages, Carville said. "He's been around the track once, and he can raise a bucketload of money," Carville said of Perry....
  • O'Reilly Bets Dinner With Carville That (still exempt LA RAT) Sen. Landrieu Will Lose

    03/03/2014 3:31:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/03/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has waged a bet with liberal commentator James Carville that Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana will lose her seat in November, the New Orleans Times Picayune reports O’Reilly said on his show that the Democrats would relinquish their Senate majority in the midterm elections, and he cited Landrieu as one of the incumbents who would be trounced by Republicans. "She better be looking for another job," the outspoken conservative critic said of the three-term senator. “She's out."
  • Carville Hired by Fox News (Faux's rapid descent into irrelevancy)

    02/07/2014 11:16:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 81 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Febraury 6, 2014
    Fox News Channel says it has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor. The channel said Thursday he will offer commentary during appearances on various Fox News Channel programs. Editor's Note: Add Up to $152,046 to Your Social Security Benefits Using Weird Trick Carville was the lead strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, which was documented in the film "The War Room." He served as a senior political adviser during Clinton's presidency. Carville's TV work includes co-hosting the 2002-05 edition of "Crossfire" on CNN. He and his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, were analysts at CNN until last...
  • James Carville joins Fox News

    02/07/2014 7:25:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 Feb 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    James Carville, the "ragin' cajun" Democratic strategist, has signed on with Fox News, the network announced Thursday. "James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News," Bill Shine, Fox News's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network." Carville led Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and spent the last decade as a political commentator for CNN. He and his wife, Mary Matalin, a Republican strategist, ended their relationship with the network last year...
  • Carville: New York Times Will Win Pulitzer on Benghazi Story

    01/04/2014 8:02:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The New York Times story concluding that the Benghazi attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility was not al-Qaida-related and was spurred by an anti-Muslim video will win the newspaper a Pulitzer prize, says Democratic operative James Carville. Carville, appearing Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," defended reporter David Kirkpatrick's journalism, even suggesting he testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After all, Carville said, Kirkpatrick's six-month investigation was the most exhaustive probe anyone has made.
  • James Carville: Blame Obama, not Republicans

    11/21/2013 2:44:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville said the president is to blame for the blundered Obamacare debut, not Republicans. Interviewed by Fox Business Network today, Carville said, “I think the president has himself to blame as much as anybody. I don't think he was done in, in this instance by the Republicans, or done in by the media, done in by anything.” He also defended former boss Bill Clinton’s criticism of Obama over the president’s broken promise about Americans keeping their health insurance plans under Obamacare, but said the former president should have used kinder language.
  • Carville: Obama Is Even Less Popular Than Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto

    11/12/2013 7:07:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 11, 2013 - 4:21 PM | James Beattie
    Former Clinton advisor James Carville pointed out Monday that President Obama, whose approval rating has sunk to 41 percent because the U.S. economy “is not growing for a lot of people,” is not even as popular as the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, Carville told host Joe Scarborough that the president’s numbers are so low that “the best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor of Toronto’s crack pipe, because his numbers are about 48.” …
  • With Bill Clinton unavailable, James Carville will headline Sept. 28 fundraiser for Grimes

    09/11/2013 9:55:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/11/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    Democratic consultant and President Bill Clinton’s former strategist James Carville will serve as the main draw at a Sept. 28 fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, said Attorney General Jack Conway, who is hosting the event at his home. Jack and Elizabeth Conway and Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear are serving as co-hosts for the event, in which individuals who contribute at least $500 can get their picture taken in a private reception with Carville. Carville also fills a spot that Grime campaign organizers had hoped would go to Carville’s former boss, Bill Clinton. Conway...
  • Carville's Panicked Dog Whistle to the Left: STOP Ted Cruz WHILE YOU STILL CAN...

    Commence w/ the Palin treatment, evilmonkeys! Some people might be startled to hear Democratic strategist James Carville out there on ABC's This Week (with fellow Clinton alum Stephanopouos) -the 'progressive' home field- praising conservative rising-star Ted Cruz up-and-down like this- yet it appears that's precisely the reaction he was looking for: 'I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. I further think that he’s going to run for president and he is going to create something. ... I’ve listened to excerpts of his speech in South Carolina. He touches every button, and this guy...
  • Carville: 'Ted Cruz Is the Most Talented and Fearless Republican Politician

    05/05/2013 4:44:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 125 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 5 | Noel Sheppard
    JAMES CARVILLE: I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. I further think that he’s going to run for president and he is going to create something. I’m not sitting here saying he’s going to win, and I think Senator DeMint is right. I’ve listened to excerpts of his speech in South Carolina. He touches every button, and this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. And he is going to be something to watch. And a lot of Republicans feel this way, George, and you hear this...
  • Carville likens Rand Paul’s drone concerns to birthers, evolution and global warming deniers

    03/08/2013 11:40:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/08/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On MSNBC’s “The ED Show” on Thursday, former Clinton adviser James Carville explained why he was not on board with Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s protestations of the Obama administration’s drone policy. According to Carville, Paul’s concerns that a drone could strike an American citizen on U.S. soil were similar to those who believe in birtherism and deny evolution and global warming. “Let’s remember, this is a party that vast numbers — vast numbers believe that the president was not born in the United States,” Carville said. “Vast numbers think that the earth is 5,000 years old, that dinosaurs and...
  • Gingrich predicts Obama will lose 'amazing number of states'

    10/26/2012 12:47:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20/25/2012 | Greta VanSusteren
    Former presidential candidate explains the 'Carville Rule' and how the shift in momentum doesn't bode well for President Obama
  • James Carville Says 80% Of Democrats Are Politically Clueless

    10/17/2012 1:03:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rat's Right ^ | October 16, 2012 | The Rat
    James Carville, Democrat political consultant extraordinaire – and former Bill Clinton campaign manager, has astonishingly come out and said what all good Republicans have known for decades: Not only are most Democrats politically clueless; they’re easily manipulated by the puppet masters of their party as well. Wow. James Freaking Carville. Of all people. Here’s an excerpt, as quoted by Amazon.com: “Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology. The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working...
  • -James Carville Explains Why He Is a Democrat-

    10/16/2012 3:43:27 PM PDT · by djone · 28 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | Oct162012 | Dave Blount
    "The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running.....“Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality......“The voter is basically dumb and lazy....I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”
  • Carville: "Mitt Romney Came With A Chainsaw"

    10/04/2012 2:35:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/2012 ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Add CNN’s James Carville to the list of Democrats questioning President Barack Obama’s performance against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday. In CNN’s wrap-up of its debate coverage, Carville, a campaign adviser to former President Bill Clinton, gave Obama’s campaign high marks but added that Obama probably didn’t go by the playbook his campaign wanted him to. t
  • James Carville: Romney’s Mormon religion still a problem [Mitt silent on bishop, gov roles]

    07/08/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 269 replies
    Daily Caller.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    n an appearance on WWL radio in New Orleans earlier this week, James Carville surveyed the Romney campaign and said the presumptive GOP nominee still hasn’t overcome the issue of his Mormon religion. According to Carville, who has a forthcoming book called “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid,” Romney’s reluctance to talk openly about that is keeping him from dominating the campaign against President Barack Obama. “One of the problems that Romney has honestly is — the thing against him the most is his religion,” Carville said. “And he doesn’t understand the reasons. He doesn’t talk about that. He was a...
  • James Carville: ‘The Tea Party Is Over’

    06/27/2012 7:46:42 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 75 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6-27-2012 | Hunter Walker
    Liberal political consultant James Carville sent a fundraising email to supporters of upstate New York congresswoman Louise Slaughter entitled “The Tea Party is Over.” In the email, Mr. Carville claimed the Tea Party isn’t entirely finished, but he said they can be eliminated by donating to “proud Democrats like Louise Slaughter.” “These Tea Party Republicans have worn out their welcome. But I’m telling you — getting rid of ‘em won’t be easy. They’re not leaving on their own. We’re going to have to boot them out the door like unwanted house guests,” Mr. Carville wrote. “That’s why we’ve got to...
  • James Carville: Rick Santorum is headless chicken

    04/04/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 Apr 2012 | MJ Lee
    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.”
  • James Carville: ObamaCare being struck down would be the best thing ever to happen to Democrats

    03/27/2012 8:12:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    What’s the best part of this? The idea of a prominent Democrat interrupting his party’s Mediscare demagoguery to scold the right on increasing health-care costs for seniors? The fact that he thinks ObamaCare, which isn’t even defended as a cost-saving measure anymore, will effectively bend the curve on that? Or his palpable annoyance at the notion that enumerated powers might throw up a constitutional roadblock to something progressives really, really, really want to do? But never mind that. Is he right? He’s unquestionably right on how the left will spin the aftermath of the mandate being dumped: They tried, now...
  • Gingrich: busy first day in Oval office if elected.

    02/10/2012 9:47:08 PM PST · by true believer forever · 57 replies
    AFP Google Hosted News ^ | February 10, 2012 | AFP
    Before an approving crowd of thousands at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the former House speaker laid out a cluttered schedule that would repudiate "at least 40 percent of (President Barack Obama's) government on the opening day." "When the Congress comes in (in early January) it will stay in session and by January 20th, it will have repealed 'Obamacare,'" Gingrich said to a loud roar, referring to the president's landmark legislation that has helped provide coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans. Also going under the axe would be the Dodd-Frank bill on Wall Street reform and the...
  • Carville: GOP, your real problem is Mitt

    02/10/2012 9:09:35 PM PST · by nicmarlo · 89 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/10/2012 | James Carville
    Memo to the Republican Establishment, Part II. First of all, let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I realize it's been 15 days since I've penned (as the Mittster would say) my last memo to you. . . . Good manners dictate that I convey my most heartfelt congratulations to you for what you did to old Newt in your aggressive ad campaign. I mean, you guys really did him in. As we say in Louisiana, you made minced meat out of that boy. You rounded up a bunch of Wall Street money and turned it over...
  • Random Thought About Lying (pic)

    01/20/2012 10:21:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-19-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Cain: “I was falsely accused” of sexual harassment at trade group (Watch FOX News VIDEO)

    10/31/2011 9:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Herman Cain acted swiftly to put an end to speculation over the story about sexual-harassment claims during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. After a few hours of confused response, Cain admitted that he had been accused, but falsely, of inappropriate conduct. He claimed that an investigation of those accusations showed at the time that they were “baseless,” and he seemed surprised by the news that the trade group settled the claims. “I hope it wasn’t for much,” Cain told Fox News, “because nothing happened”: “I have never sexually harassed anyone, but yes, I was falsely accused while I...
  • 'Herman Cain is not going to be the president of anything'(Says the Serpent head)

    10/26/2011 1:45:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 26, 2011 | Andrew Malcom Political News & Commentary
    Truth is, James Carville still thinks Hillary Clinton should be president. But just out of curiousity, what does Bill Clinton's former chief political strategist think of the developing Republican field for 2012? Our pal Scott Hennen, one of the country's top conservative radio talkers, asked Carville just that. And the pair had a, uh, candid exchange: HENNEN: Obviously Herman Cain’s faring pretty well right now in the polls, and all along, quite honestly, had the most passionate supporters in this field; a nonpolitician, which has probably served him well, just as an example of the frustration of the conservative Republican...