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James Carville “suspects” fear of Louie Gohmert made Hillary hide emails

James Carville “suspects” fear of Louie Gohmert made Hillary hide emails

Ah, the old “Louie Gohmert made me do it” defense.

James Carville has returned to his role of defender of all things Clinton.

Appearing on ABC’s this week, hosted by his former fellow Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos, Carville sought to dismiss the email scandal as a non-story.

His defense was more revealing than he intended. Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard:

Carville: I ‘Suspect’ Hillary Used Private Email to Avoid Congressional Oversight

“What this is, is the latest in a continuation, and if you take it all and put it together, and you subtract 3.1415 from pi, you’re left with not very much. And that’s — at the end of the day, so the Republicans can’t pass a budget, alright, we got another investigation, just like we had the Whitewater, just like you go through the filegate, you go through travelgate, you go through seven or eight different congressional committees. And you wonder why the public is not following this? Because they know what it is.

“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.”

The comment about Gohmert going through emails suggests Carville thinks Hillary Clinton set up the private email server to avoid congressional oversight.

Here’s the video:

Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin commented on Twitter:

The moment was also tweeted out by the show — turn the sound on and listen to it for about a minute; then figure out how many minutes in a year; then multiply by 4 or 8 years; then you will realize what a Hillary Clinton presidency will be like:

Carville recently joined David Brock’s progressive outfit Media Matters for America. I suspect we’ll be seeing much more of him in the coming months. Isn’t that great?

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“The comment about Gohmert going through emails suggests Carville thinks Hillary Clinton set up the private email server to avoid congressional oversight.”



Hell, if there’s ANYTHING “transparent” about this fiasco, it is that Ol’ Walleyes went to GREAT lengths to defeat ANY kind of “oversight”, including that of Pres. ScamWOW.

And she was quite willing to pay for her obfuscations by selling out national security. Which she manifestly DID by her course of conduct.

Her ass is precious. Above rubies. Or our nation.

    Estragon in reply to Ragspierre. | March 16, 2015 at 1:21 am

    If that was her concern, couldn’t she just have been careful what she sent out over email, even on secure State servers, saving anything remotely controversial for personal or secure phone conversations?

    The bad news for Hillary is that even if she “deleted” 30K emails from the server, they are still recoverable if the whole thing wasn’t wiped clean and overwritten. And apparently it wasn’t.

    Stick a fork in her. She’s done.

    Carville can be entertaining, but he’s a prostitute who worked for both parties until he got the drooling moron Harris Wofford elected in PA in 1990 on a “national health care” platform, which attracted the Clintons and the left to put him more or less on retainer. There is still hope Mary Matalin might kill him in his sleep, though.

      It depends on how the Server was set up. IF it was set up properly, that data is GONE forever.

      If ‘I’ were to specify out a server of this nature, I would have it set up with a RAID hard drive stack (maybe a RAID-0+1) paired with a military level deletion system. The system is CONSTANTLY writing to the hard drive, overwriting and deleting data. There are several “civilian” programs that do this: BCWipe, File Shredder, CBL Data Shredder, Eraser, etc….

      Yes, it will make the hard drives fail more often. But that’s the beauty of a RAID-0+1 system: since the data is striped, then the stripes are mirrored, you simply pull the failed hard drive, slap a new one into the Array, and it mirrors the data from the alternate data location as if the drive had never failed.

      The stuff you want to keep is protected by multiple save locations. The stuff you want gone is gone by overwriting those multiple save locations by 3 to 35 pass overwrites of randomized data.

      ConradCA in reply to Estragon. | March 16, 2015 at 2:26 am

      She could easily copy the emails she is willing to release to an email server on a second drive. Then when she gives that drive up for examination there won’t be any remnants of deleted emails on the drive.

Spinning #HillaryEmail: Imagine James Carville naked in a cave eating raw trout #HillaryIsThePrecious

Carol Herman | March 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

hillary is not a story! She has about as much chance of becoming president (or even getting nominated), as fraud kerry and/or algore (who invented the internet.)

Though the democratic convention should be interesting. It’s being held in Chicago. (Where real fame came in 1968.)

Given the GOPe is also unlikely to select a winning candidate; my guess is that Scott Walker will have to run as an independent. AND, he will be more successful than Ross Perot! Even if the media tries its best to ignore him, the headlines will belong to Drudge.

For those who don’t know, or don’t remember, Drudge was put on the map for running with the Monica Lewinsky story.

    Miller in reply to Carol Herman. | March 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    The 2016 Democrat National Convention is being held over 650 miles away from Chicago, in Philadelphia.

    Carol both Kerry and Gore got nominated and Gore came pretty darn close to winning (about as close as you can without doing so). But if it keeps going like this, I agree the Democrats will exercise some “choice” if you will and terminate this candidacy.

This is classic Carville, and has a sort of cracked, cornered, genius. He’s blaming the bullying patriarchy of white male republicans. They’re so evil that preemptive action is necessary to save oneself from their aggressive and invasive abuses.

    Ragspierre in reply to pesanteur. | March 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    “The devil made her do it…”

    It’s an old laugh line from Moms Mabley. I won’t work now.

    She’s asking people to elect her President. She can’t defend herself by playing the intimidated damsel.

    For any number of reasons…

      Estragon in reply to Ragspierre. | March 16, 2015 at 1:27 am

      Now you’re showing your age. It was Moms’ line, but most under, say 65, would more likely remember it as used later by Flip Wilson’s “Geraldine” character.

      And Moms could talk very well and clearly if she put her dentures in. She lost them before an early gig and got so much laughter from the set that she left them out for her act forever after.

      Back in the day, she and Redd Foxx could have made Eddie Murphy blush with their nightclub acts.

      She’s asking people to elect her President. She can’t defend herself by playing the intimidated damsel.

      It got her elected the Junior Senator from New York.

        Ragspierre in reply to Chuck Skinner. | March 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

        Was that it, or was it because she ran like a “new Deemocrat”, and promised tax cuts and incentives to bring “200,000” jobs to the rural areas?

        In any event, this is a different league. Even to Deemocrats, she looks like a mean old bitch with a LOT of slime in her trail.

Anyone ever wonder what Mary Matalin sees in this guy?

“I suspect she didn’t want [Republican congressman] Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails,….”

Then she should have never gone to work for the government.

Dear George Stephie and Jimbo Carville:Thank You BOTH for the close-up reminder of ‘The War Room’, stomping on ‘Bimbo Eruptions’, lying compulsive LIARS and(Thank You, Charles Krauthammer’s latest)EARLY ONSET CLINTON FATIGUE.

Please, Dear God, NOT this malignant bunch again.

Carol Herman | March 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

I can’t wait for the democratic convention. Where, not quite 50 years ago, there was such a rebellion in the streets of chicago, hubert humphrey got to see himself thumped by Richard Nixon!

And? What’s ahead? Of course, Bill Clinton speaks. But Jimmy Carter doesn’t. Hillary might not? And, Biden shows up with a lampshade on his head. Maybe, he’ll twirl?

The fraud kerry hasn’t got what to sell. (There are going to be a lot of very angry professional democrats at this convention!)

I think a better question would be to ask if Carville ever, ever thought this broad stood a chance? (During Clinton’s presidency, if you need to buy a clue, hillary was HATED! When people heard her heels tapping down the hallway … there were staff who were known to enter doorways immediately. So she couldn’t see them. (Sometimes? An office with people in it. And, at other times? The broom closet.) Carville knows how deep seated the antagonism to hillary goes. And, it’s wider than her hips.

Has Carville ever said anything that was true?

Carville is the quintessential blowhard. When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State the Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. Who exactly was Clinton afraid of?

Henry Hawkins | March 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Carville was trying to hook liberal support by invoking the name of conservative boogeyman Louie Gohmert, but inadvertently implied Hillary was trying to evade congressional oversight. It’s true, of course, but I don’t think Carville meant for it to come out that way. Oops. Not helping.

    Sammy Finkelman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | March 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Evading Congressional oversight is better than a lot of other possibilities as to what she was hiding and from whom. It’s even better than evading Freedom of Information Act requests.

    Another Voice in reply to Henry Hawkins. | March 15, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Carville and Lanny Davis row their boat in the same pond for Hillary with like nasty defensive demeanors acting as her champion. If Carville is going to be a key player and a go to public face messaging and fronting for Hillary in the media, at this rate, she’s given him all but the nails to seal up her coffin. Besides having to clean up Hillary’s messages, they’ll, Carville and Davis, will need to spend considerable time cleaning up each others.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Another Voice. | March 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Clintons do not trust anyone who hasn’t been 100% faithful for dedcades, hence Lanny Davis and James Carville as opposed to hiring new young communications hotshots. Davis and Carville aren’t the best available, they are the only trustable.

Sammy Finkelman | March 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

“One of my favorite movie clichés is the bit where the old pros — and maybe one eager rookie — get together for one last job. I’m thinking of movies like The Magnificent Seven, or The Return of the Magnificent Seven, or the first five minutes of the under-appreciated Extreme Prejudice. The collection of experts at the beginning of The Andromeda Strain is a great variant of the genre and so is the whole “There’s an Animal in Trouble” theme song from the Wonderpets and the first half of The Blues Brothers.

But perhaps more apt would be the hunt for, or reuniting of, veteran grifters for a long con, like in The Sting or the Ocean’s Eleven franchise.

How Jonah Goldberg would shoot the movie:

“…The silent whistle has been blown. The sleepers activated. The old timers have been notified. I like to imagine Lanny Davis right in the middle of a meeting with an African dictator when, suddenly, his assistant hands him a note. All it reads is “Cankles Is Down.” Lanny abruptly terminates the meeting, pushes back a briefcase full of krugerrands, and races to some hellish Third World airport, telling his aide, “Let the Redskins know they’re on their own. The Clintons need me.”

Flash to a canoe on the banks of the bayou. James Carville has just caught a catfish with his bare hands and proceeds to tear apart the wriggling fish, Gollum-like. He eats the entrails first. Then, suddenly, a flare goes off above the tree line. That’s the signal. He throws the bulk of the carcass into the river, where gators churn the water to grab it now that the apex predator has departed. He makes his way to the shoulder of a dirt road where a limousine is waiting to get him to an MSNBC studio as fast as possible. His suit and tie, neatly pressed, are waiting for him along with as many hot towels as he may need to remove the fish viscera.

David Brock slinks out of his leather onesie and races to his command center, bustling with Dorito-dust frosted 20-somethings at computer terminals. “This is a level-one-alpha scenario. Cancel all leave. Turn off all X-boxes . . .”

Sidney Blumenthal, consciously dressed like that French guy in The Matrix, leaves his table-for-one, and heads home to sacrifice some creatures to Baal in preparation.

They’re all coming home.

Save for one. Poor Geraldo Rivera….”

He adds:

“The fact that Team Clinton is relying on the old rat squad once again is vastly more significant than most commentators have suggested…Why? There are many possible answers, but the only plausible one is that a Clinton only trusts Clinton loyalists. This fits everything we know about the Clintons. And it speaks volumes about the thickness of her bubble.”

I never knew there was a ‘the political opposition may ask for the records’ exemption to the federal record-keeping laws and the FOIA.

Learn something new every damned day!

Jimbo Carville and Georgie Stephie…”..REALLY…At THIS POINT what the F*** difference does it make..??” ((-: