Carville on Obama: If Hillary gave him one of her balls, they’d both have two

posted at 5:57 pm on November 18, 2010 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, blue-on-blue fun from this morning’s Christian Science Monitor breakfast. He’s used this line before, but I’m surprised he didn’t adapt it for Madam Speaker in honor of her big win yesterday. She was the one, after all, who demanded that the White House press on with ObamaCare after Scott Brown’s victory, when Rahm Emanuel started pushing for a smaller, politically safer bill. (Actual quote from Louise Slaughter the day after it passed: “She has this singular focus. This really is her bill.”) Which, of course, is why the left loves her, and why it’s absurd for her defenders to claim that she’s being scapegoated simply for advancing The One’s agenda. That agenda was and is every bit as much hers as his, if not more so. Sure, it ended up with Republicans winning 60+ seats, but who cares? She’s got balls.

Speaking of ballsy yet disastrous politics, Carville had a piece of advice for them this morning: Maybe spend less time telling voters who hate your policies how allegedly successful those policies are.

During the run up to the 2010 election, voters in focus groups “would get mad” when confronted with the administration message that its policies were working, Mr. Carville said. The CNN commentator and Tulane University professor ran President Clinton’s 1992 election campaign.

Most political messaging “goes in one ear and out the other. This one went in one ear and right to the brain. What were they thinking? It was almost universal,” Carville said.

In fact, Mr. Greenberg noted, when various Democratic messages were tested with focus groups during the 2010 campaign, “any framework tested better than trying to make the case for success.”

They really do have a “messaging” problem, in other words. Their messaging problem is saying … “We’re doing well.” Not so smart, but testicular? Absolutely. Click the image to watch.


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I think the Maths wrong.

If Hillary gave Obama one of her balls, Barry would hand it to Michelle and she’d have 3 balls.

portlandon on November 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

heh. maybe we should see if JaNa’s TSA screener’s could find either of those balls????

ted c on November 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM

But then Bill would be down to zero.

Fabozz on November 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I’ve seen Carville debate Peggy Noonan before, he is a pretty damn funny guy.

ted c on November 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Oh Sh*t,I`m going to field strip my HilRod Testicle Lock Box
and make sure its in operational condition at the rate this
is going!!(sarc).

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BREAKING NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jesse Jackson`s spokemen has just announced,that he will
perform any neccessay surgery that might be reqiured!!

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Carville is a professor? Okay, he’s on the opposite of politics from me, but, dude, I bet that would be a great seminar.

irishspy on November 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Accept – Balls To The Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_3TlrZLpQ0

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Well she probably has Bill’s balls locked up somewhere.

William Amos on November 18, 2010 at 6:08 PM

AC/DC – She’s Got Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Y1OdSbU_w

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM

The problem for the Democrats is the entire Obama adventure was based on the idea that he wouldn’t need orbs — others like Rahm, the two Davids and Mrs. C would take care of that for him. Just the color of his dermis and his ability to read a Teleprompter were all the Democrats would need to push through their entire agenda and intimidate anyone in Washington who got in their way, out of fear of having their reputation destroyed and their career ruined.

But if Obama did have huevos, the testosterone would have come out during the 2008 campaign, and he would have done something(s) aggressive that would have turned off voters even before the general election and given the nomination to four-tire Hillary. The Democrats knew Obama was lying about his political beliefs in order to get elected, but didn’t care. Their mistake was in thinking he could get through a two-year presidential campaign lying to the public about his personality.

jon1979 on November 18, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Carville is a professor? Okay, he’s on the opposite of politics from me, but, dude, I bet that would be a great seminar.

irishspy on November 18, 2010 at 6:07 PM

irishspy: Especially when ‘SnakeHead’ gets on an animated
rant!

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

So Obama lacks the cajones…..I guess Palin was right once again.

unseen on November 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Hell, if Hildog gave him all of her balls and every man in America fessed up and Zombie John Wayne and Zombie Reagan pitched in he’d still be a mirror-gazing, mom-jeans wearing, arugula-eating pansy.

catmman on November 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

This made me laugh, even though I couldn’t understand a word Carville said — his accent is that strong.

Fortunata on November 18, 2010 at 6:13 PM

An entire party “Stuck on stupid”.

GarandFan on November 18, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Stay classey there Jimbo

dentalque on November 18, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Outrage!! Sexism!!…oh wait he’s a Democrat. Nevermind.

JavelinaBomb on November 18, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Heres an info babe telling Valerie Jarret that
Obama governors like a women!
===============================

Valerie Jarrett: Why Obama Being “Womanly” is a Good Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQE2i9gxPk

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Hell, if Hildog gave him all of her balls and every man in America fessed up and Zombie John Wayne and Zombie Reagan pitched in he’d still be a mirror-gazing, mom-jeans wearing, arugula-eating pansy.

catmman on November 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Well done, sir.

*guffaw*

tru2tx on November 18, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Is he racist or homophobic? Sexist? Halp me liberals, I don’t know which faux outrage button to press.

Grayson on November 18, 2010 at 6:18 PM

The chicken still can’t get any relief.

GnuBreed on November 18, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Carville is a hoot.
He must really frustrate Mary Matalin, though.

OmahaConservative on November 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM

So the point of the question is:

Is Obama pushing his agenda hard enough?

Really? That is what they are asking themselves in private meetings.

Boy are they out of touch.

petunia on November 18, 2010 at 6:23 PM

“She’s got balls

Sure, they’re petrified.

Obama, the sissy, is now being meme’d again as “job too big for just one person”. Oh, how one can hate or deride the media, the bastids.

Schadenfreude on November 18, 2010 at 6:24 PM

During the run up to the 2010 election, voters in focus groups “would get mad” when confronted with the administration message that its policies were working, Mr. Carville said. The CNN commentator and Tulane University professor ran President Clinton’s 1992 election campaign.

If Carville weren’t already bald, he would have torn his hair out over this political ineptitude. If they knew this and yet continued with their “message”, then I really doubt the WH and the Dems are going to regroup and change course.

This is Mr. “I Won” we’re talking about.

INC on November 18, 2010 at 6:24 PM

i don’t follow this at all. O is setting up a great legacy…healthcare law which will implode into single payer in a few years. FinReg which is a win for TBTF instituions.

He’s got GM making little cars with huge subsidies to prep that battlefield for little tiny golfcarts (or bikes) in 2030.

He has run up the debt enormously, which will slow down American domination of the world….making room for others. Didn’t he help create the g20…rather than the former g7 to get more of the world involved in global decisions…

The move comes in the wake of a major push by President Obama, the officials said. The G-20 will now essentially eclipse the G-8, which will continue to meet on major security issues but carry much less influence.

He has shown future leftists how to win and continue the transformation.

The left is going to lionize this guy in 10 years. Will the Rs be able to even remotely be able to really impact this?

or as some wag put it…will the Rs show up to a knife fight with a spoon.

r keller on November 18, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Have you seen Hillary yesterday? …lecturing on the START treaty, which is a non-item, not urgent…she looks horrific.

Schadenfreude on November 18, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Carville is a hoot.
He must really frustrate Mary Matalin, though.

OmahaConservative on November 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM

OmahaConservative:Love to be at their supper table when they
discuss politics,haha!:)

canopfor on November 18, 2010 at 6:28 PM

This made me laugh, even though I couldn’t understand a word Carville said — his accent is that strong.

Fortunata on November 18, 2010 at 6:13 PM

The mans been in D.C. for decades. He no longer has an accent, it’s all for the cameras. It’s his “schtick”

Capitalist Infidel on November 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM

If there’s anything that I dislike more than looking at E.T. it’s listening to it.

That thing sounds like something that was raised by gators and just trudged out of the swamp.

ontherocks on November 18, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Hillary proved her, uh, fortitude during her Tuzla dash.

itsnotaboutme on November 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Hell, if Hildog gave him all of her balls and every man in America fessed up and Zombie John Wayne and Zombie Reagan pitched in he’d still be a mirror-gazing, mom-jeans wearing, arugula-eating pansy.catmman on November 18, 2010 at 6:11 PM

enter this into the running for the Comment of the Year!

strong work…very strong work~~!

ted c on November 18, 2010 at 6:37 PM

The math is definitely wrong. If Hillary gave Barry one of her balls, Barry will have one. At this point, Barry is noted for having no ball.

bayview on November 18, 2010 at 6:43 PM

If there’s anything that I dislike more than looking at E.T. it’s listening to it.

That thing sounds like something that was raised by gators and just trudged out of the swamp.

ontherocks on November 18, 2010 at 6:31 PM

who Carville? Or Hillary…carville has now dubbed her E.T……the extra Testicle…
i kid i kidd

ted c on November 18, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Say what you want about Carville, I think it would be great to discuss politics over martinis with this man.

sherry on November 18, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Area 51 (Carville) is a discredited idiot – he wrote a book less than two years ago extolling that the Democratic majority was lasting – and permanent.

How’s that prediction workin’ out now James?

HondaV65 on November 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Carville is a hoot.
He must really frustrate Mary Matalin, though.

OmahaConservative on November 18, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Makes you wonder what a classy lady like that ever saw in him. Must have some hidden traits the rest of us are missing.

silvernana on November 18, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Carville is a harshly partisan guy but he is one funny man that is for sure.

ted c on November 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Sooooo….Carville’s solution to the “messaging problem” is to hide the message????

…or is he urging Democrats to deny reality more aggressively??

I guess I had too many logic classes in college to understand what Democrats say…

landlines on November 18, 2010 at 7:04 PM

So that’s why Obama hasn’t had any White House balls?

profitsbeard on November 18, 2010 at 7:08 PM

If anyone watched Beck today, he smacked us right in the face that the “administration” actually is Soros, Van Jones, SEIU guy(can’t think of us name at the moment), etc. This, after Soros statement at some secret meeting that if Obama is not doing the job, they will look elsewhere. Most of us knew Soros was calling the shots, but he has a cabinet. Obama really is the puppet with them pulling the strings. That is why he always seems so disinterested – because he is! Folks, we are in deeper doodoo than any of us realize. This guy plays for keeps. What scares me is are any of our Congress critters aware of this. Somebody must have some power to stop these people, and it seems everyone who could do something is doing nothing to stop it because they aren’t aware or don’t believe it. You know, they don’t sit up there in Washington and spend time reading all this stuff that we do, so I’m sure we know more than they do.

silvernana on November 18, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Anyone notice how it’s fine for carville to say “balls” but when Palin says “cojones” and “limp”, it’s both low class and insulting to gays.

alwaysfiredup on November 18, 2010 at 7:24 PM

i don’t follow this at all. O is setting up a great legacy…healthcare law which will implode into single payer in a few years. FinReg which is a win for TBTF instituions.

He’s got GM making little cars with huge subsidies to prep that battlefield for little tiny golfcarts (or bikes) in 2030.

He has run up the debt enormously, which will slow down American domination of the world….making room for others. Didn’t he help create the g20…rather than the former g7 to get more of the world involved in global decisions…

The move comes in the wake of a major push by President Obama, the officials said. The G-20 will now essentially eclipse the G-8, which will continue to meet on major security issues but carry much less influence.
He has shown future leftists how to win and continue the transformation.

The left is going to lionize this guy in 10 years. Will the Rs be able to even remotely be able to really impact this?

or as some wag put it…will the Rs show up to a knife fight with a spoon.

r keller on November 18, 2010 at 6:24 PMTHIS IS WORTH POSTING AGAIN. Great stuff.

Gob on November 18, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Thatchers

BobMbx on November 18, 2010 at 7:47 PM

How’s that prediction workin’ out now James?

HondaV65 on November 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Right there with AGW…in a time out.

BobMbx on November 18, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Have you seen Hillary yesterday? …lecturing on the START treaty, which is a non-item, not urgent…she looks horrific.

Schadenfreude on November 18, 2010 at 6:26 PM

You know, Hillary’s appearance lately is the only thing that makes me think she won’t take out Bammie in a primary. Everything else about her tells me that it’s now or never for her. She seems to be willing to let her meticulously crafted physical image go completely to hell. I wonder why.

slickwillie2001 on November 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM

the Only reason hillary has any balls is because she cut them off of of Bill after the cigar event

unseen on November 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Wait, I’ve heard something like this before:

Göring has only got one ball
Hitler’s [are] so very small
Himmler’s so very similar
And Goebbels has no balls at all

I can see where this needs some updating…

ajacksonian on November 18, 2010 at 8:19 PM

We are eagerly awaiting the “leaked” scanner images of hill n bomma. If the raging Cajun goes through the scanner the TSA pervert will want to grope him.Some folks got em n some folks don’t.

Col.John Wm. Reed on November 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM

This one didn’t go from the ear to the brain. It went from the ear to the gag reflex, and thence to the refudiation center.

njcommuter on November 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Does anyone read HotAir anymore, except to read the Captain?

Can you write anything more poorly than this post is written?

“Exit question:” is anyone on the face of this planet stupider (dumber? more ignorant?) than AP?

Dwilkers on November 18, 2010 at 8:30 PM

FYI, Carville has been using that “balls” line for years. I heard him say it at a conference in May ’08.

Exurban Jon on November 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM

the Only reason hillary has any balls is because she cut them off of of Bill after the cigar event

unseen on November 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Much earlier than that.

Hillary: You have forgotten, Bill, that I surgically removed your testicles in 1983.

Bill: I have not forgotten. I keep an extra pair with me at all times. They are enormous.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on November 18, 2010 at 8:35 PM

portlandon on November 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM, ROFLMAO!!! Brilliant. Simply brilliant!

SilentWatcher on November 18, 2010 at 8:42 PM

“Exit question:” is anyone on the face of this planet stupider (dumber? more ignorant?) than AP?

Dwilkers on November 18, 2010 at 8:30 PM

You…

right2bright on November 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Obama, a member of the new castrati.

SilentWatcher on November 18, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Sounds like the Ol’ Buzzard, Jymes Caw-view is a mouth-breathing raaaacccccist !! /

cableguy615 on November 18, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Carville is an example of something not much seen these days — a competent Democratic operative. It’s fascinating and amusing, but also quite dangerous.

cthulhu on November 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM

If anyone watched Beck today, he smacked us right in the face that the “administration” actually is Soros, Van Jones, SEIU guy(can’t think of us name at the moment), etc. This, after Soros statement at some secret meeting that if Obama is not doing the job, they will look elsewhere. Most of us knew Soros was calling the shots, but he has a cabinet. Obama really is the puppet with them pulling the strings. That is why he always seems so disinterested – because he is! Folks, we are in deeper doodoo than any of us realize. This guy plays for keeps. What scares me is are any of our Congress critters aware of this. Somebody must have some power to stop these people, and it seems everyone who could do something is doing nothing to stop it because they aren’t aware or don’t believe it. You know, they don’t sit up there in Washington and spend time reading all this stuff that we do, so I’m sure we know more than they do.

silvernana on November 18, 2010 at 7:10 PM

THIS.

I think we should stop discussing obama and start discussing Soros because HE is the one directing every single move that obama and his shadow czars, pelosi and reid make.

Cut out the middleman and attack the true source of the infection and mastermind of American destruction: Soros and his minions.

The House must stop this cold or we’re done.

tigerlily on November 18, 2010 at 10:30 PM

The mans been in D.C. for decades. He no longer has an accent, it’s all for the cameras. It’s his “schtick”

Capitalist Infidel on November 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM

FYI, Carville has been using that “balls” line for years. I heard him say it at a conference in May ’08.

Exurban Jon on November 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Exactly. The guy is 90% schtick.

And rabidly partisan. I doubt any conservative would enjoy talking politics with him-he can get incredibly nasty in a flash. Short memories…..

And he’s full of crap too….a guy who ran for President with the skimpy resume Obama had is hardly lacking for “balls”.

How different is this nonsense Carville is spewing, from the garbage Soros is putting out? Just more “colorful” phrasing, that’s all.

Dreadnought on November 18, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Dreadnought on November 18, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Agreed, but James Carville can be summed up in two words….Liberal Hack.

belad on November 19, 2010 at 8:04 AM