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  • James Carville Was Right ... That The Democrats Are Toast, and Trump is Kicking Rump

    01/27/2017 9:22:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/17 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The extremism and monomaniacal fatalism of Carville's book further demonstrates how out of touch he has become In 2016, Democratic strategist James Carville (who incidentally enough is married to former Republican operative Mary Matalin) played up whatever political acumen and integrity he claimed to have (nil), and wrote another book called: “We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong.” Carville was not original enough to write a new title, but merely modified the old one which had published twenty years ago, when Bill Clinton won re-election, in large part because Republicans failed to field a stronger candidate to challenge Bubba.
  • The Ghost of Ngo Dinh Diem - Is Obama Making the Mistakes That JFK Made?

    04/18/2010 1:55:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 684+ views
    NY Sun ^ | April 9, 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON —The increasing static between Kabul and the White House brings to mind other dicey episodes in American diplomacy. Even dealing with allies can be tricky. Recall de Gaulle. He was heartburn for five American presidents. Even Churchill could be difficult, and he was half-American. Yet for Roosevelt and Truman he could be a trial, particularly when the question of the British Empire was on the table and the future of its colonies. President Barack Obama’s rows with President Hamid Karzai may not put you in mind of de Gaulle or the passing of the British Empire, but there is...
  • James Carville: ‘I’m a Nervous Wreck, Not Impossible’ for Trump to Win

    11/07/2016 6:07:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Serpent Head is nervous . . . There was an ironic contrast on today’s Morning Joe. On the one hand, Steve Schmidt—former McCain campaign manager turned Trump antagonist—sees no real chance for the Donald. Said Schmidt: “I’ve been in the camp that says it’s been over for some time,” and that “the bill is coming due for the tone and tenor” of Trump’s campaign. Schmidt sees Hillary cruising to a win with 320-340 Electoral College votes. It was actually James Carville who in contrast said that it’s “not impossible” for Trump to win, and indeed that he’s a “nervous...
  • Smells Like Team Spirit

    11/02/2016 6:13:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-2-2016 | MOTUS
    “Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?... There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity... You can smell it. It smells like death.” – Big Daddy, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof That is one cold woman; Hillary I mean. When news broke of her email investigation being reopened due to emails mysteriously reappearing on the Perv’s computer Hillary’s first instinct was to make Huma cry,and then banish her from her sight. The next day Huma was relegated to the ranks of “one of my staffers.” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...
  • Mary Matalin: Trump Has 85-90% Chance of Winning

    09/08/2016 5:10:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! Veteran political strategist Mary Matalin is not just “confident” that Donald Trump is going to win, she thinks he has an 85-90% chance of winning. And even that is conservative compared to the 100% chance she originally claimed during her appearance on today’s With All Due Respect. Note that Matalin is not a rabid Trump partisan. To the contrary, she quit the Republican party in May, and says that rather than having a dog in the race, she has, in Trump, merely a “mini-puppy.” Matalin took an amusing shot at her husband, Dem strategist James Carville. When John Heilemann...
  • Carville: "Possible" To Rig Voting Machine For 100 Votes

    09/07/2016 9:56:06 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 7, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Democratic operative James Carville rips Donald Trump and his supporters for suggesting the presidential election will be rigged. Carville called such claims "a fundamental attack on the country itself" on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe. However, Carville conceded it is "possible" to "rig a voting machine to get a 100 votes here or a 100 votes there."
  • Clinton henchman says Clinton Foundation critics will burn in Hell

    08/25/2016 6:39:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville The motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville, says those who try to hinder the fine work of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation will be consigned to the flames of woe. It amounts to a loud “how dare you!” based on the assumption that the Clinton Foundation actually does good things. “What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and gives it to poor people,” Politico reported the Ragin’ Cajun saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show.
  • Gloria Steinem puts the Feminist Movement to death

    02/08/2016 5:00:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-16 | DrJohn
    The feminist movement is dead. It died at the hands of Gloria Steinem. Cause of death was political strangulation. Gloria Steinem had made a name for herself for purporting to be a voice for women's rights beginning in the 60's and 70's. She was an icon for women for a long time but has repeatedly compromised her alleged principles for politics and her biases finally overtook her. Limbaugh's "feminazi" term has never been more appropriate. I began to loathe Steinem for her painful hypocrisy in the 90's when she (and HIllary) went Tammy Wynette during the Bill Clinton Presidency. She...
  • 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...
  • New York Times Identifies Wrong Woman in Carville 'Trailer Park' Quote

    01/20/2016 8:27:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    So many women. So many scandals. Yes, it can be very confusing writing about Hillary Clinton and her team covering up the many, many "bimbo eruptions" during the course of her and husband Bill's political careers. Therefore it is understandable that Amy Chozick, writing in the New York Times about the many scandals threatening to erode her support among women, got the names mixed up when presenting the infamous "trailer park" quote by Hillary supporter James Carville:
  • 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...
  • Matalin Says the Meaner Husband James Carville Gets "The More They Are Losing" - Video 8/16/09

    08/17/2009 5:11:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,012+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from CNN yesterday where GOP strategist Mary Matalin was on with Democrat Strategist husband James Carville talking about the Health Care debate. Carville was his usual nasty self, launching into an attack on Sarah Palin and conservatives in general as being "nutty" for believing in Creation and holding traditional values. But Carville's wife Mary Matalin skewered him when he finished the attack by saying: Here's a rule for your viewers going forward for Sunday: The greater the Carville level of vitriol, the more they are losing." Matalin's rule is true across the board for Democrats and the...
  • Sometimes they actually agree

    02/19/2004 2:29:26 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 10 replies · 126+ views
    SARASOTA -- Democratic consultant James Carville was asked Wednesday if he lost any business when he married Republican strategist Mary Matalin."The only thing I lost when I got married was my ability to make decisions," Carville quipped. Carville and Matalin exchanged more light-hearted banter than pointed political opinions in a joint appearance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Those expecting a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate got something closer to George Burns and Gracie Allen instead. Matalin maintained at one point that she didn't read the book her husband wrote, nor did she "read his half of the book we wrote together."...
  • Carville Throws Zell Overboard

    09/07/2004 12:13:33 PM PDT · by sixxiron · 29 replies · 2,172+ views
    Meet the Press | Sixxiron
    I posted this late Sunday night and I thought it might get more traffic today. Here is the original post. W 2004!!! With the new "dream team" of Carville and Begala in place, I thought it worthy of posting Carville's utter throwing away of Zell and his blaming Republicans for making Zell turn on his Dem buddies. Key points: Zell Miller was Carville's former employer and Miller officiated Carville and Matalins wedding!!! There is no bottom for Carville and this marks the beginning of the next phase in the battle for the White House. I wonder if Carl Rove forced...
  • Mary Matalin and James Carville Have On Air Spat On CNN (Video)

    07/21/2010 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/22/10 | HAP
    A short clip, James keeps laughing while she's talking and Mary gets angry and almost ends the interview, from John King USA
  • 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...
  • James Carville: Biden 'hasn't had the best track record' running for president [Popcorn time]

    08/23/2015 9:11:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2015 | By Kyle Balluck
    Democratic strategist James Carville in an interview broadcast Sunday blasted a potential 2016 White House run by Vice President Joe Biden. "He's done it twice, and he hasn't had the best track record doing it," the longtime Clinton adviser told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. Biden met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday in Washington, D.C., CNN reported, amid buzz he is seriously weighing a 2016 Oval Office bid. It is seen as biggest indicator yet that Biden is seriously tempted by a presidential run next year. "I don't hold to...
  • Scarborough Calls Hillary Defender Howard Dean 'New England Version of James Carville'

    04/30/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How did Howard Dean go from vivid voice of the New Left to political hack defending Hillary Clinton at all costs? Joe Scarborough called Dean on it today, telling Howard he had become the "New England version of James Carville." Dean, on today's Morning Joe, dismissed the latest Washington Post story suggesting possible financial improprieties at the Clinton Foundation as "a breathless piece of hot air" and, incredibly, Dean said he'd advise Hillary not to address the rising tide of questions. The depth of Hillary's dilemma is reflected in the fact that defenders like Dean are reduced to claiming that...
  • Carville Calls Schweizer 'This Anti-Disney, Gay Bike Bar Glenn Beck'

    04/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even by James Carville standards, this was bizarre. Toward the end of his appearance on Ed Schultz's show today, Carville called Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer "this anti-Disney, gay bike bar Glenn Beck or whatever this guy is." Maybe Carville will come back and explain what he meant. It's true that Schweizer was a contributor to one of Beck's books. And Schweizer is the author of "Disney Betrayed," which criticizes the company for various things including sponsoring "Gay Days" at their parks. But a casual listener might well have come away with an entirely different understanding of what Carville was...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • “Truth Is What You Can Make the Voter Think It Is.”–James Carville

    03/10/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-10-2015 | MOTUS
    “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes” - MacBethWhat we know so far:The Clinton Conflicts of Interest Foundation did indeed receive contributions from foreign governments and corporations while Hills was conducting d’affaires of state.Hillary did in fact have her own private email system and server and her official, and possibly classified, correspondence were not archived, as required by federal law and State Department rules. Also, they were not, as required by federal law and court orders, included in State Department responses to requests from Congress and several FOIAs.Big Guy misremembered first finding out about the private email...
  • Carville: "Conservative Alternative" Romney Is Going To Get In And Challenge Jeb Bush From The Right

    01/11/2015 2:57:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 89 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 11, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week Democratic strategist and Clinton confidant James Carville predicted not only will Mitt Romney enter the presidential race, but that he will campaign as the "conservative alternative" to Jeb Bush. "Of course he's going to get in and he's going to run against Bush from the right," Carville said on the panel portion of This Week. "I think he has a strategy that he didn't have before. And his strategy is he's the conservative alternative." VIDEO at link.
  • 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 --...