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  • James Carville: Arkansas: How Bill Clinton will save the Senate for Democrats

    10/09/2014 1:43:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2014 | James Carville
    As I was having my morning coffee and chicory, I couldn’t help but smile reading Jonathan Martin’s piece on former President Clinton’s recent appearance in Arkansas on behalf of incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, who is facing a tough race for reelection. As one ages, it can sometimes have the effect where you become less certain about things than you might have been as a younger person. There is one thing I am certain of, however: Bill Clinton yesterday was probably the happiest man in the United States. Start with the fact that he is now a grandfather, and combine it...
  • James Carville: Romney Will Run Again in 2016

    08/29/2014 1:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 09:20 PM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville believes two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney will go for a third try in 2016, even though the 2012 GOP nominee has said he won’t seek the nation’s top office again. “He’s run for president twice. I once noted that running for president was like having sex: No one did it once and forgot about it,” Carville said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” …
  • Carville on Election Prospects For Dems: "...We're In A Difficult Position"

    04/30/2014 2:37:18 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 30, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: This is a Washington Post/ABC News poll. Registered voters, 53% to 39% they would rather see Republicans in control of Congress to counter balance President Obama. 53% to 39%. Tell me about that poll.</p> <p>JAMES CARVILLE: I saw that poll. My day started out about as good as Donald Sterling, wasn't too good. That was one way to ask the question. Look, thee poll was not good. I'm not one of these people that say trash the poll or something like that. The poll was not good on a variety of fronts. If I saw -- an ABC/Washington Post poll, I would say is generally a pretty highly respected poll. Sometimes they can be a little bit off. I am hoping this is it. I will wait and see the next one before I get my straight razor out. But it was not a great poll for Democrats at all.</p>
  • James Carville Insults Majority of Americans in Defense of Obamacare

    12/20/2013 11:05:31 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies ^ | December 20, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Democrat strategist James Carville appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show Thursday night and declared that public opinion doesn’t matter when it comes to Obamacare. The major Democrat kingpin also insulted the majority of Americans who disapprove of President Obama’s signature law. Carville declared, without offering any supporting evidence, that he thinks Obamacare is working better now. O’Reilly countered that “It really doesn’t matter what you think, James, because 69% of the country wants it to be delayed. so it’s 69% against Carville.” Carville fired back: “Look, 60% of the people believe that the earth is 5,000 years old or something. That...
  • Politics' Leading Man: Ted Cruz just put on one hell of a show. (Best article on Cruz out there)

    11/13/2013 6:25:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/13/13 | k peterson
    Pundits in washington simply cannot decide about Ted Cruz. Does the Texas senator’s demagoguery more resemble that of Joe McCarthy (the New Yorker), or Father Charles Coughlin (MSNBC)? Was his fight to defund Obamacare a political version of General Custer’s last stand, or was it General Pickett’s charge (separate columns, both in the Washington Post)? Will Cruz hold the country hostage like the Taliban (the Daily Beast) or remake his party in his image like Vladimir Lenin (the Atlantic)? Should we imagine him as Don Quixote, the clueless would-be knight tilting at windmills (the New York Times), or as the...
  • 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.” …
  • Lying with ease takes practice, even for liberals...just ask James Carville...

    11/12/2013 11:33:16 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    While technically this is a Photoshop job, in spirit this picture is totally for real.
  • Mother Jones Shocker: 'New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble'

    11/01/2013 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 90 replies ^ | 11/01/2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    Since the government shutdown, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some media member claiming Republicans are in a lot of trouble heading into next year's midterm elections. Breaking with the trend rather surprisingly Wednesday was the perilously liberal Mother Jones with a piece titled "New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble." The poll was actually from James Carville and Stan Greenberg's Democracy Corps and was titled "The Revolt Against Washington and the Republican Congress." Despite Carville and Greenberg's conclusions, author Kevin Drum dug deeper into the specifics to find some contrary nuggets: In Democratic districts, net incumbent...
  • Carville Likens GOP Primary Voters To Low-Quality Jailbirds

    09/24/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Drag a $100 bill through MSNBC and there's no telling what you'll find. On today's Morning Joe, the ever-classy James Carville likened GOP primary voters to low-quality prison inmates. Carville made his asinine analogy in responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that Republicans can still prevail in coming election cycles if they do the "smart thing." Carville said the situation reminded him of what Lester Maddox said the problem was in the Georgia prison system: the quality of the inmates. According to Carville, the GOP's problem is the quality of Republican primary voters. View the video here.
  • Andrea Mitchell's Pro-Obama Syria Spin Too Much Even For Carville

    09/12/2013 5:45:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How do you know when an MSM member is pushing pro-Obama spin to the absurd? When even the most partisan of Dems, in the person of James Carville, can't stomach it. On today's Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell, claiming that the world was "coalescing" around Obama's position on Syria, said that there was "a lot of optimism" surrounding the Obama team's negotiations with the Russians. Mitchell said she had seen this kind of thing before back in the 80s, when the US negotiated arms control with the Soviet Union. "It starts slowly but things happen," comforted Mitchell. All this was too...
  • Scarborough Suggests #1 Best-Selling Author Mark Levin 'Jealous' Of Him

    08/30/2013 5:38:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Although he didn't dare mention him by name, there's little doubt that Joe Scarborough had Mark Levin—who has taken strong shots at Scarborough's criticize-conservatives-first approach—in mind as a radio talk show host who is "jealous" of him and for whom Scarborough feels "sorry." On today's Morning Joe, James Carville told Scarborough that the hard core of the Republican party does not consider him one of them. Scarborough defended himself, claiming that whereas some basement-dwelling, underwear-clad bloggers and a couple of "jealous" radio hosts might not like him, Republicans regularly come up and hug him, proclaiming "thank God!", when he's out...
  • Michelle Malkin obliterates James Carville

    VIDEO: Michelle Malkin and former Bill Clinton campaign manager, James Carville, the “Ragin’ Cajun,” appeared on tonight’s Hannity on FOX News. Carville probably wishes he’d stayed home...
  • James Carville: Ted Cruz Is The 'Most Talented, Fearless Republican Politician I've Seen In 30 Yrs.'

    05/06/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Democratic strategist James Carville lavished praise on freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has quickly become one of the Senate's most polarizing new members. Echoing former Sen. Jim DeMint on ABC's "This Week," Carville cheered Cruz for not being afraid to take on his own party so soon into his Senate career. "I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I've seen in the last 30 years," Carville said. "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...
  • James Carville likes Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton for 2016 hopefuls [VIDEO]

    05/05/2013 8:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” former Clinton adviser James Carville said that Sen. Ted Cruz will be a force to be reckoned with should he decide to run for president in 2016. The Canadian-born Cruz, Carville noted, hails from the more ideological wing of the GOP, while the last two Republicans to unsuccessfully run for president, Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, were both inherently moderate and compromise-friendly. “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...
  • Carville On Hillary: Every Democrat I Know Says "God, I Hope She Runs" (video)

    12/09/2012 9:26:48 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 9, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CARVILLE: Since 1944, if we would have been sitting here, Republicans have always craved order. And they've always looked for the lion tail to get behind. We've always been people that we want to fall in love. We're looking for the next argument. This is entirely different. Every Democrat I know says, "God, I hope she runs. We don't need a primary. Let's just go to post with this thing. We don't want to fight with anybody over anything." ### CARVILLE: Yeah, you've got to beat somebody. And the Republicans know that they need a primary. We don't want --...
  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer Up

    11/20/2012 7:51:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | November 20, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    "Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can't always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges. We'll see whether James Carville's and Stan Greenberg's words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, as everyone these...
  • Clinton’s Political Hit Man in Israel to Take Down Netanyahu

    10/27/2012 7:17:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 40 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama vs Netanyahu political bloodbath has a sharp historical edge. When the conservative Israeli Prime Minister won the election during the Clinton Administration, Clinton used his political hit men to force him out of office. One of those hit men was Stanley Greenberg.Stanley Greenberg helped push Israel’s earlier version of Occupy Wall Street. Now with elections coming up, Greenberg is back in Israel to try and topple Netanyahu one more time.While Netanyahu’s reelection prospects are looking far better than Obama’s, a major factor in Obama’s Middle East policy is getting rid of Netanyahu. The Labor party has hired...
  • Carville and Matalin Mitsubishi Commercials (Humor)

    10/21/2012 3:01:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    For all of you political junkies who have not seen the Carville And Matalin Mitsubishi commercials here they are. These commercials are hilarious.
  • James Carville On CNN: Romney ‘Had A Good Night,’ While Obama ‘Didn’t Want To Be There’

    10/04/2012 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    MEDIAITE ^ | 10/03/2012 | by Andrew Kirell
    Following tonight’s first presidential debate, liberal pundit James Carville told his fellow CNN panelists that, despite his support for President Barack Obama, he has to admit that it looked like GOP challenger Mitt Romney had a better performance. “I had one overwhelming impression,” he said. “I did everything I could not to reach it, but it looked like Romney wanted to be there and President Obama didn’t want to be there.” He continued: “It seemed like Romney was happy to be there. Obama gave me the impression that the whole thing was kind a lot of trouble.” The former Bill...
  • Carville: GOP Mad Because A "Community Organizer Is Beating Them In A Street Fight"

    07/16/2012 7:10:00 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 16, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I think that what is happening in the Republican party is this. I think the Republicans are mad. And you know why they [are] mad? Because a Harvard educated community organizer is beating them in a street fight. And they're mad about it because they're used to winning these fights. And Obama people are outflanking and outmaneuvering and beating the Romney people and everybody knows it and the people that are watching this network knows it," James Carville said on FOX News' "Hannity" tonight. "And you should be mad because that campaign and Romney is not standing up for you,"...
  • 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 ^ | 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’s polling firm to Obama: Nobody believes that the economy’s recovering anymore

    06/12/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/12/12 | Allahpundit
    Tough stuff from Team Serpenthead. What’s a president to do when he can’t run on the idea that America’s better off now than it was four years ago? Simple. Run on the idea that America will be better off four years from now if it gives him another term. 2008: The future is now. 2012: No, wait, we mean the future is now. Hope and change — they’re always a day away. What is clear from this fresh look at public consciousness on the economy is how difficult this period has been for both non-college-educated and college-educated voters – and...
  • Carville: Wake Up Democrats; You Could Lose (Barf Alert)

    05/09/2012 5:31:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | May 9, 2012 | James Carville
    (CNN) -- A long time ago a great three-time governor of Louisiana, Earl Long, said about Jimmie Davis, the two-time not very good governor of Louisiana, "You couldn't wake up Jimmie Davis with an earthquake." As I go around the country and see various Democrats and talk to them on the phone, honestly I'm beginning to think that we have become the party of Jimmie Davis.
  • White House Stunned By Argentine Oil Expropriation

    04/17/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 17, 2012
    Diplomacy: After a weekend of cavorting in Colombia, the White House was caught flat-footed by Argentina's takeover of a big oil company whose loss will hike gas prices, harm Spain and slam U.S. investors. Lucky us. Never was a response to a global outrage more mealy-mouthed than the one from the U.S. after Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, standing under a portrait of Evita Peron, announced a brazen grab for YPF, the Argentine oil company that's 57% owned by Spain's Repsol. Markets fell, world leaders denounced the violation of contracts and economically battered Spain rallied European Union support. But...
  • 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: Why Rick Perry's Presidential Bid is Toast

    10/30/2011 12:30:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2011
    When Rick Perry announced he was running for president back on August 13, to tell you the truth I got a little excited. Now I know what you're thinking -- James you are a big Democrat, why on earth would you be excited about Perry running for president? This was my thinking: Perry would get in and he would be a major force. He was the bona fide conservative complete with a pedigree to take on Romney. With the way things are shaping up now, the convention planners might be more inclined to take a motivational speaker. Hey Rick --...
  • James Carville: 'Herman Cain is not going to be President of anything."

    10/26/2011 11:46:14 AM PDT · by Billlknowles · 37 replies ^ | 10-26-2011 | Bill Knowles
    In an interview yesterday with Scott Hennen, former Clinton campaign manager James Carville admitted he was worried that President Obama can't dig himself out of the hole he has dug for himself and the country. He then went on to completely dismiss the candidacy of Herman Cain. Carville: "Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody's gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I'm worried in the general election." When asked about the chances of Cain replacing the President, the 'serpent-headed' Carville said "Herman Cain is not going to be the president of anything.... Herman Cain is a salesman." I...
  • James Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election

    10/26/2011 8:52:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    James Carville underscored the concerns among Democrats about the current economic picture and what it means for 2012 in a radio interview with Scott Hennen: _______________________________ "Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody’s gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I’m worried in the general election. I profoundly admit that. Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument, and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on something, give it a day he’ll change it." _______________________________ To some extent, underscoring concern helps gin up the Democratic base and crystallizes...
  • Carville doubles down: Obama ‘not going to win re-election on the course he’s on right now’

    09/16/2011 7:24:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Carville doubles down: Obama ‘not going to win re-election on the course he’s on right now’ Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 46 mins ago On Thursday, former political adviser and current CNN contributor James Carville dropped a bomb on the Obama administration, saying it was time for panic and that, on his current trajectory, President Barack Obama would not be re-elected. Later that evening on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Carville appeared from Starkville, Miss. and warned Obama again, alluding to the two special election losses — one in New York City and the other Nevada — as signs that...
  • Why Obama should withdraw

    09/18/2011 4:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine. The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can't even sneak a cigarette. His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He's staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don't think would work. The vultures are...
  • Why Obama should withdraw (modified barf alert)

    09/18/2011 8:16:06 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 sept 2011 | Steve Chapman
    When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine. The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can't even sneak a cigarette. His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He's staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don't think would work. The vultures are...
  • Trouble Rhymes with Carville

    09/17/2011 4:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Rich Galen
    One of the most enduring songs from the 1957 Broadway musical, "The Music Man" is named "Trouble" Trouble, oh we got trouble, Right here in River City! With a capital "T" That rhymes with "P" And that stands for Pool Yesterday the Democrats had trouble with a capital "T" that rhymes with "C" and that stands for Carville. As in James. As in my former back-door neighbor. As in husband to Mullfave Mary Matalin. The James wrote an essay for CNN in which he stated it was time for President Obama to panic. I am not paraphrasing. He wrote that...
  • What should the White House do? Panic!

    09/15/2011 3:05:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2011 | James Carville
    People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic. We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers. This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come...
  • What should the White House do? Panic!

    09/15/2011 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 15, 2011 | James Carvlle
    (CNN) -- People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic. We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers. This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time...
  • Obama team pushes back at suggestions he's in trouble

    09/16/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    The Hill
    Obama team pushes back at suggestions he's in trouble By Sam Youngman - 09/16/11 12:27 PM ET President Obama and his closest advisers are pushing back at the notion Obama is a one-term president doomed for defeat in 2012. Obama’s top political adviser on Friday issued a memo to the Sunday news show producers and other reporters that concludes Obama is in strong shape for another four years in the Oval Office. The memo from Obama guru David Axelrod noted that the president has strong support from Hispanics, the fastest-growing segment of the population, and that GOP approval numbers are...
  • The Democrats' self-defeating crybaby chorus

    09/16/2011 5:32:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | September 16, 2011 | Robert Shrum
    Before the month came thumping in on elephant feet, I wrote that each August since 2007 had marked a cruel passage for Barack Obama and suggested how he might turn the ides this year. It was not to be, and maybe never will be. The month actually culminated — and confirmed its unhappy course — on September 13, when a machine-ordained Democratic candidate lost the New York City congressional seat of the deflated Anthony Weiner to a Republican tea merchant. The GOP reaction was predictable: This was a referendum on Obama and a portent of doom in 2012. After all,...
  • James Carville: Obama should ‘panic’

    09/15/2011 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 89 replies · 1+ views
    James Carville: Obama should ‘panic’ By: Mackenzie Weinger September 15, 2011 06:18 AM EDT Democratic strategist James Carville has just one word of advice for President Barack Obama: panic. In a CNN op-ed, Carville said Tuesday’s two special election results are a warning to the White House – and a sign the president must make drastic changes now to stave off the Republican momentum. It’s time to panic, he wrote. “People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things,” Carville wrote on Wednesday. “Today I was mulling over election results from New York and...
  • Panic Time at the White House?

    09/15/2011 2:56:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | September 14, 2011 | Steven Hayward
    Most of the political prognosticators are focusing on whether Obama can be re-elected if the unemployment rate is still near 9 percent by election day next year, but most of the fancy quantitative political science models suggest that this is the wrong variable (or perhaps the dependent variable if you are into multiple regressions). Most of the models find that the most important economic factor is income growth. If incomes are falling, or growing very slowly, incumbents or the incumbent party usually loses. I’ll put in my caveat here that I’m a skeptic of these kind of quantitative political science...
  • What should the White House do? Panic!

    09/14/2011 10:42:12 PM PDT · by DRey · 63 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/14/11 | James Carville
    People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic
  • Unions Panic as Reality Sets In: Obama’s EPA Will Kill ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Jobs

    05/20/2011 7:06:10 AM PDT · by radioone · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | 5-20-11 | RedState
    Union bosses dumped hundreds of millions of dollars of their members’ dues into getting Barack Obama elected. They chastised the racists in their ranks, downplayed his socialist rhetoric, and they thought he would be their union savior. Worse, union bosses put both their members’ money and their livelihoods in his hands. Apparently, union bosses could have their cake and eat it too (or so they thought).
  • Obama Fires Up His Panic Machine

    09/03/2011 9:55:12 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 15 replies ^ | 09/03/11 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address to engage in some political gamesmanship while calling for an end to political gamesmanship. Desperate to look like he's doing anything in light of yesterday's horrendous jobs report, the president used this morning's speech to once again claim there is a crisis looming and the Surface Transportation Bill will be allowed to expire putting 1 million workers in danger of losing their jobs if Congress fails to act. But the deadline for extension is weeks away and work on it is already well underway.
  • James Carville: Unemployment’s about to cause “civil unrest”

    06/06/2011 3:41:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    And you know who that helps? Er, nobody, really, but it certainly hurts Barack Obama. The Daily Caller provides a four-minute video from today’s Don Imus Show, in which Democratic political strategist James Carville warns that extended unemployment will have a destabilizing effect on American politics, which is hardly the kind of Hope and Change Obama was selling in 2008: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “It is going to be very difficult,” Carville said. “But the country, if that is what we are doing, this is gruesome on people. This unemployment rate for this long is humanitarian crisis of...
  • James Carville: If Sarah Palin Doesn’t Like Answering Questions ‘Then Stay In Alaska’(Loves Milt)

    06/06/2011 11:52:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Democratic strategist James Carville spoke with Don Imus this morning about the Republican field of presidential candidates. While Imus joked he had a better chance of being President than Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, Carville was more interested in sharing his thoughts on Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. Carville though Romney would be a very strong candidate and admitted that based on his record in Massachusetts, “I can almost vote for him.” Imus agreed and humorously suggested, “he probably knows what Paul Revere did.” Imus hesitated to take further jabs at Palin and her view on Paul Revere, instead suggesting...
  • In Ad, James Carville Hawks Miracle Whip

    02/25/2011 8:11:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2011 | Patrick Gavin
    No, your eyes were not mistaking you: That really was political guru James Carville hawking Miracle Whip in a television commercial. The spot — part of the company's "We're Not For Everyone" campaign — features Carville and others expressing either their love or hate for the spread. The commercials debuted this week. Amy Sedaris is a fan. “Jersey Shore” star Pauly D is not. As for Carville? He's in the pro-Miracle Whip category. "If you've got these fancy, dancy mustards and stuff like that, that's kind of an elite thing," says Carville. "Miracle Whip is America." It's funny that Carville...
  • Carvilles “40 More Years: How The Democrats Will Rule The Next Generation” Now On Sale For…A Penny

    01/05/2011 2:07:55 PM PST · by · 13 replies
    You can’t make this stuff up. Thanks to my friend FirstTeamTommy on Twitter I came across this absolute gem. On, James Carville’s book 40 More Years: How The Democrats Will Rule The Next Generation is now marked down from $24.00 to $23.99, costing you $0.01 – that’s a savings of $23.99. The shipping actually costs a lot more than the book itself, $3.99. This is completely ironic as members of the 112th Congress were sworn in today, coming after a Republican tidal wave back in November. (screen shot within post)
  • James Carville: If Hillary Gave Obama "One Of Her Balls," He'd Have Two (video)

    11/18/2010 1:38:59 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 42 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "If Hillary gave him [Obama] one of her balls, they'd both have two," Democratic strategist James Carville told the Christian Science Monitor at a breakfast on Thursday morning.
  • Panicky Schultz: Dump Axelrod, Bring in Begala-Carville

    09/16/2010 5:25:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It smells like Tea Party victory. Ed Schultz has gotten a whiff, and he's panicking . . . On his MSNBC show this evening, sensing an impending Republican landslide inspired by the Tea Party tempest, Ed called for David Axelrod, Pres. Obama's chief political adviser, to be thrown overboard for being too "soft." Schultz suggested axing the Axe and replacing him with James Carville and Paul Begala. It was Joe Biden's attempt to rouse the base on Rachel Maddow's show last night that set Ed off . . . View video here.
  • James Carville pollster shows Democrats stumbling even further with electorate

    08/04/2010 10:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    James Carville’s Democracy Corps commissioned a poll at the end of July to test the mood of the electorate, and Brian Faughnan of Liberty Central gleefully discovers that voters are furious at Democrats. Despite the “Recovery Summer” sales pitch by the White House, voters are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy, and increasingly inclined to deliver a protest vote in November. Brian points to a few of the charts included in the analysis from Citizen Opinion, Carville’s pollster, and this one seems most relevant:Until Joe Biden started pitching “Recovery Summer,” voters seemed reasonably split on whether to cast votes in...
  • James Carville Again Slams Feds Response To Gulf Oil Crisis: "They Are Killing The Economy" (Video)

    07/15/2010 12:43:21 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 38 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/15/10 | HAP
    Carville: "The Federal Government is about to kill us" and the "Interior Dept. that issued these things don't have the foggiest idea about life here, and don't have the foggiest idea what's going on" (Video)
  • Obama underwater in James Carville poll?

    07/09/2010 9:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    James Carville runs Democracy Corps, a liberal political-action group that also does regular polling on elections and issues. Normally it provides the Left with interesting, if not necessarily compelling, data for debate, but today’s poll results have plenty for the Right to discuss. Not only does it show Barack Obama underwater on job approval, it also shows that Obama has created a wide impression that he is a socialist in practice, as Jim Geraghty points out: Deep in the poll, they ask, “Now, I am going to read you a list of words and phrases which people use to describe...