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Clinton Adviser James Carville Panicked Over 2020 Democrats: “We’re losing our damn minds”

Clinton Adviser James Carville Panicked Over 2020 Democrats: “We’re losing our damn minds”

“We’re like talking about people voting from jail cells”

The Ragin’ Cajun is back and he’s not happy about the direction his party has taken. Bill Clinton adviser James Carville has been making the media rounds this week and sounding an alarm about the Democratic candidates for 2020 and the message they’re sending to voters.

His rant began with an appearance on MSNBC.

Douglas Ernst reported at the Washington Times:

James Carville: Dems risk becoming an ‘ideological cult,’ media filled with ‘AOC crazy’ reporters

James Carville said the Democratic Party has a stark choice before it: “Do we want to be an ideological cult? Or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?”

One of former President Bill Clinton’s famous “War Room” political strategists told MSNBC this week that his party — and much of the media — is flirting with disaster if it continues to go “AOC crazy.”

“This party needs to wake up and make sure that we talk about things are relevant to people,” he said Tuesday. “We need to go back to 2018 where we had good, diverse, strong candidates that had real connections to the community and talked about real things.”

“We’re like talking about people voting from jail cells,” he said. “We’re talking about not having a border. I mean, come on, people. Everyday people are out there struggling. We’re trying to get votes in Northern Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania.”

Watch the segment below:

Of course, the funny part is that if you watched that whole thing you heard Carville say that he would vote for Bernie if he had to. More than anything, what Carville seems to be telling his party is to stop saying the quiet part out loud.

Carville continued this line of thinking in an interview with Sean Illing of VOX:

“We’re losing our damn minds”: James Carville unloads on the Democratic Party

Sean Illing

Why are you “scared to death” about the 2020 election?

James Carville

Look, the turnout in the Iowa caucus was below what we expected, what we wanted. Trump’s approval rating is probably as high as it’s been. This is very bad. And now it appears the party can’t even count votes. What the hell am I supposed to think?

I’ll just say it this way: The fate of the world depends on the Democrats getting their shit together and winning in November. We have to beat Trump. And so far, I don’t like what I see. And a lot of people I talk to feel the same way…

Sean Illing

Give me an example of what you mean by distractions.

James Carville

We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party…

Sean Illing

So your complaint is basically that the party has tacked too far to the left?

James Carville

They’ve tacked off the damn radar screen. And look, I don’t consider myself a moderate or a centrist. I’m a liberal. But not everything has to be on the left-right continuum…

Here’s another stupid thing: Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this shit. And you saw Warren confronted by an angry voter over this. It’s just not a winning message.

Say what you want about James Carville, but he does know a thing or two about getting Democrats elected. He’s right to be concerned about his party’s prospects in 2020.

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“This party needs to wake up and make sure that we talk about things are relevant to people,””

Too late. The dems have already exposed their true soul to the world.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to NavyMustang. | February 8, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Not losing, lost, as in past tense. We now have years of crazy.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 8, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Clinton-colluding Carville is as crazy as any of the DEMS get.

      Have to agree with Aaron on what 75 year old Carville is really communicating and means in his open marching orders to the DEMS.

      Aaron W. @WWeingrad

      It’s a screed about not clueing the rubes into the con. He isn’t talking about needing to shitcan the NYTimes editorial board or change a damned thing. Just keep your mouth shut and lie.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | February 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm

        Oh, and by the way……

        Rahm Emmanuel gave away the DNC game plan we now see in full evil (implementation) right now in Iowa – back in December on ABC news. DECEMBER 8, 2019

        Go to 7 1/2 minutes in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Mayor Peter Paul is the Openly Gay Obama!!!!!!!!!!

        See Rahm talk about how Peter Paul’s campaign is all about “UNITY!”

        Lies are the normal currency of politics and war. We are d-m spoiled because people like George Washington and T Jefferson delivered what they promised, and better. Heck, Trump comes from one of the most oily backgrounds possible, big-city real estate developer, and he’s delivering what he promised. Those jobs are coming back, the wall is actually getting built, and we’re gradually disentangling from the Iraquistan foreverwar. That’s more extraordinary than people realize.

        Lies are the normal currency of politics and war. We are d-m spoiled because people like George Washington and T Jefferson delivered what they promised, and better. Heck, Trump comes from one of the most oily backgrounds possible, big-city real estate developer + reality TV, and he’s delivering the possible items of what he promised. Those jobs are coming back, the wall is actually getting built, and we’re gradually disentangling from the Iraquistan foreverwar. That’s more extraordinary than people realize.

        *The impossible campaign promises ain’t happening. I don’t really hold making those against DJT, the public doesn’t like being told “no more candy, no Santa Claus”. Balanced budget, no because the public doesn’t actually want it. Magic universal healthcare, no because not possible in the USA. Oddly enough, Mexico is paying for the wall, something I thought took as a joke. Jorge Ramos said “now, Mexico is the Wall” due to a clever deal made by one DJT.

    beagleEar in reply to NavyMustang. | February 13, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Notice he said Dems need to change the “talk about”, not what they are about. He didn’t say they need to change what’s is the box, only the label.

Oh…they’ve already lost their minds, unfortunately, many Americans are following them. I think the convention in Milwaukee will be, to say the least, interesting…

Well, Jimmy have a bowl of Gumbo and let me explain what happens when you offer free for decades and don’t deliver.

Seeing the aftermath of yesterday’s NH debate, it seems like the move to clear the decks for ????? is well on its way. The panel went after everyone last night.

The internal polling must be sending them into nuclear panic mode. I really doubt the numbers look encouraging for Hilary or MiniMike either. And socialism defender also Klobuchar is too radical to have a chance. So what are they going to do?

Forget the Wookie. She is NOT running. Coupe DeVal was suggested this week. No chance. Who is left?

I don’t know if anyone remembers, but I’ve been half-jokingly saying for months that Romney is positioning himself to be the nominee for the Democrats. Rush himself suggested that yesterday. You can bet that Romney would jump at the chance. And if the Democrats are going to get crushed anyway, wouldn’t losing with Romney buy them time to get their act together for 2020? They have no candidate. Make Romney the sacrificial lamb.

Just sayin’….

Lucifer Morningstar | February 8, 2020 at 10:23 am

Wow. Just Wow. How hilarious is that. A liberal democrat has finally come to the conclusion that the democratic party is batshite insane and that the party and candidates need to start being relevant to the voters or they’ll lose the 2020 election. Too little way too late at this point but will wonders never cease?

besides the mooch, there is another genuine dark horse–holder

he has the ego, the arrogance, the slavering lust for power that are dem prerequisites for a candidate–also, based on a lot of his nonsense, would consider him a true fascist

When you’ve gone so far left that you’re left of James Carville you’ve left your marbles behind and are now somewhere on the left side of the twilight zone.

The progress has been unrelenting (i.e. monotonic) and divergent (i.e. liberal). Democrats need to lose their Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent (“=” or selectively exclusive) religion. #HateLovesAbortion

Soon Carville will be declared a fascist. Borrowing from V.I. Lenin… “The path to communism is through the Democrat Party.”. The Soviets knew this since at least the late 20’s (how time flies…but doesn’t move). Having supplied the gasoline and matches, Carville is now amazed that the Kommie Kiddies they encouraged will burn down his Party and the Country.

Mike, you hit the nail on the head. Carville is telling dems to lie about their actual plans, just like Obama and Clinton did. “Straddle” the line until you win the election then veer hard left into oncoming traffic…

    CorkyAgain in reply to stl. | February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This. Carville’s as leftwing as the people he’s complaining about, and advocating more lying is proof of it.

    fscarn in reply to stl. | February 8, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    “Carville is telling dems to lie about their actual plans”

    More than appropriate, n’est pas, that he’s being interviewed by Brian Williams.

Carville says, “We’re losing our damn minds”

I’d restate that, “No, you Democrats are being revealed for what you’ve always been – totalitarians who are more than happy to force[*] people to heel to their freedom-depriving policies”

*Force is the operative word with every Democrat idea.

Just look at Warren .. she began to believe her own PR. Then, tried to form it into something that could become a law … the result … reality looked very ugly and she plunged in the polls.

People like to hear about ice cream and lollipops but don’t want to deal with obesity

He’s pretty on the money with this, but I hope few Dems take him seriously.

No Jimmy, you’re not losing your minds. Thanks to the Clintons you lost your minds years ago. Demo commies outside your bubble realized you were losing your minds and went elsewhere. Those of you inside your bubble have yet to realize you’ve lost your minds.

Did I hear Buttigieg say he wants to redecorate the Constitution?

pablo panadero | February 8, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Calling everyone a racist for any disagreement was effective for a short time, but now it has removed the rail that kept the Democrats viable. Pass the popcorn!

    MajorWood in reply to pablo panadero. | February 8, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    And this is why the Gibsons-Oberlin trial was so important to the Left. They lost the ability to play the racist card. Look how it is playing out with Sandmann. They are taking settle over discovery having learned that lesson with Oberlin. It was truly a small ton trial with national impact. Faced with actually having to argue with a position and not an accusation of racism shows that the Dems are nothingburgers.

Sorry James, your party jumped aboard the crazy train some time ago. Barry O was the engineer, you can thank him.

James’ lunacy always makes me laugh.

I know all of you have been waiting for an answer. Here it is…. his glasses are on straight, it is his head that is twisted. You’re welcome.

If you drag a promise of free unicorns through an indoctrinated mob, you never know what you’ll find

Numbers 23:23: “…What hath God wrought!”

Carville was among the democrat ‘gods.’ And now he can see what his years of vile work has wrought.

Anacleto Mitraglia | February 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Call me distrustful, but I don’t see him the way you do.
As I get it, reading between the lines, he’s fine with all the woke madness, just don’t tell it before the elections: do what you want, AFTER you win.
I think you’re getting him wrong: he’s not the voice of reason, he’s the voice of taqiya.
(Taquiya, not Tequila. That would be Nancy).

Mark my words. The only hope for the Democrats in 2020 is to destroy Trump. Their roster of candidates is hopeless, and they know it. It is imperative to understand that the relentless assault upon the 2016 election will not abate. It will continue in full force right up unto November. The Democrats in Congress, the DNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the “Deep State”, and the entrenched Beltway lawfirms are coordinating NOW! They have not given up and they have a game plan. Expect a new assault – a new “bombshell” – to drop every month until the election, and they will save the worst for last.

Barry Soetoro | February 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm

You helped build that, James.

Tim Pool and Matt Taibbi (see Rolling Stone) have noted the Dems have lost their minds, souls, and 2020.

Why does Carville look like he’s on a three day bender?

Unknown3rdParty | February 9, 2020 at 8:19 am

Sorry, that rubicon has already been crossed. One can’t lose one’s mind if it’s already been stolen. That happened with government education they received, and they never recovered. That leaves the last excuse: they’re power hunger. They want to be in control. They want to destroy the Constitution–and with it, our constitutional Republic–and replace it with Socialism and Communism, with one of them in charge.

No way.

Democrats like Carville lost control of the Party about 30 years ago.

They aren’t losing their minds.
They lost their party…

Who is in that video? Doesn’t look like Carville at all. If this is Deep Fake, then we have nothing to worry about. If it is himself, then everyone else should learn the lesson and stop eating vegan.

Democrats haven’t lost their minds; they sold their souls.