James Carville: No Republican can beat Obama

posted at 6:00 pm on February 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

On Don Imus’ radio program this morning, CNN contributor James Carville boldly proclaimed that no Republican will beat Obama in 2012.

He didn’t say, though, that Barack Obama cannot lose. Oh, no. Events could conspire against him:

The only way the president will lose according to Carville is if some event takes place and changes things.  He maintained it wouldn’t be the result of the GOP nominee outshining Obama.

“Right now, things are starting to perk up a little bit,” he said. “Who knows? This is the — no Republican can beat Obama. Events can beat Obama. He’s not going to get beat by a Republican. Now events could come in and cause him to lose the election. But that’s it right now. That was not the case three months ago.”

“Events” like, oh, I don’t know, an uptick in foreclosures last month or persistently high unemployment (it’s climbing toward 9 percent again!)? Michael Gerson puts the president’s poor economic performance in perspective:

Unemployment has remained north of 8 percent for three years — the longest period since the Great Depression. Long-term unemployment is at its worst since 1948. The collapse in housing prices is worse than during the Great Depression. Since 2009 — when Obama predicted his stimulus package would raise 2 million people out of poverty — more than 6 million Americans have fallen into poverty. “The standard of living for Americans,” reports the Christian Science Monitor, “has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the U.S. government began recording it five decades ago.”

Yikes. If it was true at the outset of the GOP primary season, it’s still true now: If the Republican nominee cannot beat Obama in this economy, then he deserves to lose.

Carville got two things right, though:

  1. “I’m out there speaking to [Republicans] and talking to them and they’re just, like, flinching,” Carville said. “‘God, what are we going to do, Mr. Carville?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know, why ask me.’” Why is anyone asking him? Do people think he actually cares because his wife is a Republican or something?
  2. “You know what, he is — if this president, if I had anything in the world I would love to do? I would love to go to Las Vegas and stand by him at a craps table. ‘Mr. President, you just throw the dice. I’ve got my money on every roll,’” Carville said. “He’s a lucky, lucky, lucky guy.” Obama’s shrewd and ideologically driven, no doubt — but even he has to admit Lady Luck has loved on him more than she has on other upstart senators who presume they could be president with no experience. As the economy’s continually lackluster performance proves, though, his luck is running out — and Republicans stand ready to cash in when, in November, it finally does.

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You guy is toast, Gator breath

jb34461 on February 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Caesar ignored the soothsayer too.

Remember that victory parade Dallas had plannned when the Mavs met Houston? Cocky with get you coldcocked.

Limerick on February 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Hey James – I got 4 words to say to you, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

bflat879 on February 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

He’s better at catching flies with his tongue than political predictions.

Flange on February 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I wish he had the lottery numbers for the Mega Millions instead

residentblue on February 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obama will beat Obama. Any Republican running against him hardly has to try. Obama has already done all the work for him.

rickv404 on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Bought gas lately James…?

… I didn’t think so.

Seven Percent Solution on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

He coined “Its the economy, stupid” in ’92, yet is completely wrong about it in 2012.

Sad.

portlandon on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

This from the author of 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.

tbrosz on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

So sayeth the irrelevant one.

Slainte on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Well, we are only on year four of the forty years of Democrat dominance, after all…

Gingotts on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The economy will be terrible by mid-summer, that no single Repubilcan will HAVE to defeat Obama. He’ll take care of it himself.

stevezilla on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

“invincible ignorance” or is it ignorant invincibility

Wigglesworth on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Carville said. “He’s a lucky, lucky, lucky guy.

so true..let’s see..when he ran for Senator in Ill. his democratic challenger got caught up in a sex scandal and basically gave him the nomination..Then just a few months before the general election his republican challenger gets caught up in a sex scandal and drops out. They bring in alan keyes and viola!!..senator obama

lucky ain’t the word.

galtg on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The only way the president will lose according to Carville is if some event takes place and changes things.

Aaaaahhh….so THAT”S why Obama and his minions are beating the war drums , I did not know that
:O

burrata on February 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

no Republican can beat Obama. Events can beat Obama

Isn’t this true for any incumbent?

Mark1971 on February 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I guess you have to admire the dude for showing his reptilian face after the 2010 midterms showed him for the delusional partisan hack that he is.

cynccook on February 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

His last prediction was only off by 95%…

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Was he wearing a wig and sitting with two other ladies and staring into a cauldron when this came to him? Any mention of a forest?

IlikedAUH2O on February 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

And what is there to recommend Downgrade’s re-election?

What positive accomplishments can he list?

Chip on February 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

what a goob.

americanmama on February 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Gotta stay famous to get those guest fees and work the next book and articles…

IlikedAUH2O on February 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Obama will beat Obama. Any Republican running against him hardly has to try. Obama has already done all the work for him.

rickv404 on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Quote of the day, right there.

Mr. Prodigy on February 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

He is right; Obama is very lucky. But when that luck runs out, I think his fall may be hard and fast. He could fall in the way Tiger Woods or Joe Paterno fell.

RedSoxNation on February 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

No Republican can beat Obama

because only a conservative will beat Obama

burrata on February 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The lefts version of Rove speaketh, therefore it must be gospel, gimmeabreakalreadygeeeeze

NY Conservative on February 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

This from the author of 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.

tbrosz on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I assume this was in the Fantasy genre?

squint on February 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I am trying to figure out how a guys who is Catholic, and a Sergeant of Marines (I am told, though one might doubt it) could have become the Carville he is? Only in America. Can’t get too pissed at the guy as he’s a Marine. Got say, tough looking at him, listening is like a tooth ache. Mary, you are tougher and more tolerent than I.

StevC on February 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Carville’s not saying anything profound. Incumbents who lose do so by beating themselves.

BD57 on February 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Tina – HE HAS TO SAY THAT.

Make mine medium rare.

FlaMurph on February 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The only way the president will lose according to Carville is if some event takes place and changes things

Hmmmm………like unemployment continuing to remain above 8%? Like gas prices and food prices continuing to rise?

Carville the idiot.

GarandFan on February 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

‘Mr. President, you just throw the dice. I’ve got my money on every roll,’” Carville said

The problem is he’d tell you he was gong to roll an 11, then he’d roll a 12. You’d say you were THRILLED with him rolling a 12, because it is Obama – and rolling a 12 was BRILLIANT! Because he went to Harvard and he was the editor of the Law Review and he wrote two books and he’s the smartest president EVAH! And you would tell us how grateful we all should be that he rolled a 12.

But, guess what…the casino still ain’t payin’ on the yo, champ.

CycloneCDB on February 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Everytime I see James Carville, I’m reminded of the little bald guy from the Benny Hill Show. But he sure hasn’t earned a pat on the head for comments like this.

radjah shelduck on February 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

You are making an assumption that dissatisfaction over forclosures, gas prices, and other “events” will translate into the voting booth. Thanks to the MSM’s 7×24 brainwashing (“Santorum hates women!”, “Romney hates poor people!”, “Republicans hate blacks!”) and Obama’s, er, “luck”, voters will give us a repeat of 2008. I am pinning what little hope I have left on retaking the Senate.

KS Rex on February 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Sadly, Carville is correct – but not for the stated reasons. Obama will win with a slightly reduced majority because very few people will want to deny this history-making president his full quota. The question in their sub-conscious will be: what if I deny him a second term – what may he have done for me if re-elected, and is then unfettered?

OldEnglish on February 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

He maintained it wouldn’t be the result of the GOP nominee outshining Obama.

Well, Carville’s head certainly outshines mine.

Marcola on February 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Everytime I see James Carville, I’m reminded of the little bald guy from the Benny Hill Show. But he sure hasn’t earned a pat on the head for comments like this.

radjah shelduck on February 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Now I’m going to have the Benny Hill theme song in my head the rest of the day. Thanks a lot.

Mark1971 on February 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I think it’s less that no republican can beat obama then it is that the republican party itself is in such disarray that the party itself can’t defeat the democrats.

I’m not being defeatist here… I think we “can” win but it will require better organization and better focus.

We have too many political camps that don’t cooperate with or even like each other. This makes us weak. We have work better with each other and compromise within the party or we’re going to have twelve different self exclusive agendas… and the democrats will eat us up in detail.

Karmashock on February 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

StevC on February 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Lee Harvey Oswald.

Disgrace.

IlikedAUH2O on February 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Carville was probably just saying that to fill time, but if he believes it, he is taking the conventional view that O will have ~ a billion dollars, and our guy maybe 120 million, like McCain. If it’s Mitt, he’ll undoubtedly take the fed funds of 118 mill. Mitt won’t want to feel compelled to dip into his own funds, so taking the fed $ will be a psychological relief.

Anyway, at most Mitt could raise $200 to 300 million. Santorum would be different. You talk about massive individual donations given en masse. Like O, he would raise a billion dollars or more. Rick Santorum.

$$$ = victory

anotherJoe on February 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM

If Obama is the slightest bit re-electable, this country is already doomed.

Count to 10 on February 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Well, Carville might be going by the fact that no Republican is currently polling ahead of Obama nationally. Right now the Republicans are spending so much money on jockeying to see who can nominate the most ridiculous candidate that they aren’t paying attention to Obama at all and he is laughing all the way to the campaign fund.

crosspatch on February 21, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Beldar Conehead Narfled the Gathok. It’s funny watching these Demorats claim victory in February.

Roymunson on February 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Yeah James just like the Democrats are going to rule for the next 40 years.How’s that working for ya.

jeffinsjvca on February 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

If we lose it will because we cannot unite the currently polarized factions of the GOP. Can’t wait for the end of primary season and start building up our candidate (if there is anything left)and taking the fight to Obama.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

“I would love to go to Las Vegas and stand by him at a craps table. ‘Mr. President, you just throw the dice. I’ve got my money on every roll’”

One problem with your idea, Carville. He’d tell you he was going to roll an 11, and you’d put your money on the 11.

Then he’d roll a 12. He’d tell you that he only rolled the 12 because people at the right side of the table kept him from throwing an 11. And you’d tell the stick man how BRILLIANT it was that he rolled a 12 and how he’s the smartest guy EVER for rolling a 12 and he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review and he went to Occidental and he’s the smartest president EVER and he’s a Christian and he’s NOT George W Bush, so we should be SO grateful that he rolled a 12.

Only problem is that the casino ain’t payin’ your yo bet, champ.

CycloneCDB on February 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You know what makes me sick? I was waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store earlier and there is a big, glossy magazine with JugEars and MLK cropped together. SPECIAL EDITION! Obama’s quote about change taking time was on there. It did not even list what the magazine was. My guess is that it was put out by the Obama campaign or one of his PACs.
It made me nauseous.

carbon_footprint on February 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Mmm… Mmm… Mmmmmmm…..
5 Bucks a Gallon Obama……

Roy Rogers on February 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM

“…Events can beat Obama. He’s not going to get beat by a Republican. Now events could come in and cause him to lose the election. But that’s it right now. That was not the case three months ago.”

Issa’s slow and steady drip, drip, drip, got ya covering your arse there Jimmy boy?

Flora Duh on February 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

If Obama is the slightest bit re-electable, this country is already doomed.

Count to 10 on February 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Just the fact that we actually have to worry about getting the Indy vote after three years of Obama’s systematic destruction of the economy and personal freedoms is not a good sign.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Don’t pay Carville any mind. He’s just sore because some hobbit ran off with his ring.

weew on February 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Obama will beat Obama. Any Republican running against him hardly has to try. Obama has already done all the work for him.

rickv404 on February 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Yep, all we have to do is sit back drinkin’ our Slurpees and clinging to our guns and Bibles.

This election will win itself.

Lily on February 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Thanks for the kiss of death Gollum.

fogw on February 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Evil always looks stronger, before it’s not.

RBMN on February 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

You know what makes me sick? I was waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store earlier and there is a big, glossy magazine with JugEars and MLK cropped together. SPECIAL EDITION! Obama’s quote about change taking time was on there. It did not even list what the magazine was. My guess is that it was put out by the Obama campaign or one of his PACs.
It made me nauseous.

carbon_footprint on February 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You should have picked it up, glanced at the cover then placed it on the shelf backwards.

Wigglesworth on February 21, 2012 at 6:32 PM

He’s right. None of the 4 guys in the race will beat Obama without some major downturn in the economy or something bad happening.

We’re running the B team out there while the A team sits on the sidelines.

cpaulus on February 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

James Carville: No Republican can beat Obama

But Mrs. Obama could lay him out clean in the second round.
;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on February 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM

We’re running the B team out there while the A team sits on the sidelines.

cpaulus on February 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Since this is what we have, we are just going to have to find a way to make it work.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Hows it hang’n there James? After a first term shut out he’s angling for a spot in the brown nose line at the Whitehouse.

Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης – kleptēs, “thief”[1] and κράτος – kratos, “power, rule”,[2] hence “rule by thieves”) is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service. This type of government corruption is often achieved by the embezzlement of state funds.

Speakup on February 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Forty Years!

JavelinaBomb on February 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Ha! Joke’s on you, James. Santorum’s not running against Obama. He’s running against Satan. So there!! You pooh pooh head.

NickDeringer on February 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

What the hell is Mary Matalin thinking?

Then again, I’m married to one. Oh well, love is blind. Unfortunately, it ain’t deaf.

Rixon on February 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Did somebody open the Ark of the Covenant?

Left Coast Right Mind on February 21, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Carville’s not saying anything profound. Incumbents who lose do so by beating themselves.

BD57 on February 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Well, yes and no. Jimmy Carter didn’t really “beat himself” in 1980, Ronnie Reagan beat him because Jimmy let the hostage crisis drag on too long.

And in 1992, it could be credibly argued that Carville’s Boy Clinton beat Pappy Bush by Lying about the economy. According to all FED statistics, the economic recovery that Clinton later claimed credit for actually began 18 months before the election, in March of 1991.

However, if the Democrat Media had “reported” this, they knew that Pappy would get re-elected. So they refused to report it at all. And remember, in March of 1991 they had no idea who the Democrat would be, so it was nothing personal with Bubba.

Many years later (in 1999 to be exact!) the NY Times finally admitted that the Recovery had in fact begun when the Fed said it had. They weakly claimed that the stats were “unrecognized at the time”.

If you believe that Lie, you also believe O’bama is a great President.

Del Dolemonte on February 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM

eventually President Luck is gonna run out of gas, and its gonna be a helluva wreck

burserker on February 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Since this is what we have, we are just going to have to find a way to make it work.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Sure, but whistling past the graveyard as if Carville’s crazy isn’t going to do it. He is exactly right when he says that none of these candidates will outshine Obama.

Obama is a worse governor than all 4 would make, but he’s a significantly better campaigner, speech-giver, fundraiser, etc. He’s a perfect demagogue, if we think that he won’t be able to use inspirational language to try and get the Democratic base out again we’re kidding ourselves.

cpaulus on February 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

His last prediction was only off by 95%…

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Well, at least one Republican here is willing to take ownership for the last 2 years of continued decline and higher than ever spending.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Do he mean electorally?

SouthernGent on February 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

He replied, “O friends, I die, and Noman gives the blow.” They answered,” If no man hurts thee, it is the stroke of Jove, and thou must bear it.” So saying, they left him groaning.

Knott Buyinit on February 21, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Thanks for the kiss of death Gollum.

fogw on February 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

That’s Mr. Smeagol to you.

squint on February 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM

This just proves that any Republican can beat O in a landslide.

WhatNot on February 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Well, at least one Republican here is willing to take ownership for the last 2 years of continued decline and higher than ever spending.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

lolwut

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Hmmmm………like unemployment continuing to remain above 8%? Like gas prices and food prices continuing to rise?

Carville the idiot.

GarandFan on February 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Yeah, because that’s all Obama’s fault. Maybe more food stamps and fuel-economizing measures would address your concerns? Oh wait, Obama already did those things and I’m sure you bleated like a loud little partisan sheep.

Commodities have always risen in price, it is nothing new under Obama. What makes you think you are entitled to cheap food and gas anyway? I thought Republicans were supposed to be the ones taking responsibility for themselves and earning the things they want.

PS you aren’t entitled to a job either.

Republican whining about Obama is so self-defeating its comical.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Kind of reminds me of his best seller, “40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation”

Steve B on February 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Obama is a worse governor than all 4 would make, but he’s a significantly better campaigner, speech-giver, fundraiser, etc. He’s a perfect demagogue, if we think that he won’t be able to use inspirational language to try and get the Democratic base out again we’re kidding ourselves.

cpaulus on February 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Agree. It is going to take a united, energized, and involved Republican effort. I understand that primaries are tough and we don’t have our A team up there, but I am very impatient for the self-destruction to stop and the re-building and organizing to start. I hope HA is not too representative of the general conservative population, because the level of hatred and vitriol displayed here lately will make it hard to get an energized base ready to go knocking on doors and do all the ground work that is going to be required to beat the multi-billion dollar Obama machine.

neuquenguy on February 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Zippy had best look out for the “gruesome twosome” – rising unemployment and rising gas prices. Of course, Zippy will blame Bush and the media will agree.

bw222 on February 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

lolwut

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM

“Carville is a big dummy because he predicted 40 years of Democrat rule! But Republicans took over in 2010 so obviously he’s an idiot! 95% wrong!”

Right?

That means the continuing crappy condition of America is owned by the Republicans, right? Since Carville was so wrong and everything about democrat rulership.

In which case Carville is right about Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Another freakin’ tool. Two idiots in consecutive threads…. Disgusting

Subsunk

Subsunk on February 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Maybe James started his Fat Tuesday celebration a little early this morning. After all he does reside in the “chocolate city”

Sparty on February 21, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Daikokuco is kookoo for CoaCoaPuffs. Try saying that fast three times.

squint on February 21, 2012 at 7:11 PM

That means the continuing crappy condition of America is owned by the Republicans, right? Since Carville was so wrong and everything about democrat rulership.

In which case Carville is right about Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

THat would make sense if Republicans controlled the House and Senate and were actually having their legislation passed.

Obama is the first president in decades to have a filibuster proof majority and completely screwed the pooch with it (because liberalism isn’t actually popular and a lot of the senators elected as D’s aren’t for single payer, socialism, etc). Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan would have killed to have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate and a huge majority in the House. That’s something Obama’s going to have to contend with, which is why Carville is right in saying that Obama’s failures will cost him much more than one of the candidates outshining him (because none of the 4 can).

cpaulus on February 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Don’t pay Carville any mind. He’s just sore because some hobbit ran off with his ring.

Now that’s funny right there…I don’t care who you are!

But I have to (somewhat) agree with what Gollum is saying here, especially considering the lackluster Republican candidates. But I still maintain that if gas is 5 or 6 bucks a gallon around election time, we could run a pimento cheese sandwich against him and win. Buuuut, who knows what kind of sudden oil discount his muslim buddies will give him around election time…

Battlecruiser-operational on February 21, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I think a Republican can beat Obama. But even if we take Carville’s opinion as fact, the events that could beat Obama have been exacebated by Obama’s decisions to govern as a radical left-winger uaing policies that would NEVER revive an economy. So, should Obama lose in November, Carville is basically saying that Obama beat Obama.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

James, go back to running the Crazy 88′s.

Fynxbell on February 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

In which case Carville is right about Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Republicans have built up the debt of the last 2 years?!?!? I’m not thrilled with their going along with the stupid debt-ceiling deal from last summer, but Obama OWNS the debt build-up of his entire term in office. Period. End of discussion.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I have a feeling that Obama will win re-election this year. Mittens really is no better, like it or not. Paul’s foreign policy is insane, even though his attitude towards government in general is good. The less said about the newt, the better. Santorum has a big government attitude which would set the founder’s teeth on edge, but he seems to have grown a bit.

The two that are most likely to be the last man standing are both big gov types, the very type that is poison to us. I doubt Mittens will close the deal, which leaves Santorum who I don’t think has the ability to actually make the kind of changes we desperately need to FedGov to give us any chance of turning things around. We won’t get the chance to really change the Senate which has always been the real liberal problem with Congress, and will stand in the way even if Santorum finds it in himself to do what needs to be done – take a meat ax to FedGov. Unless he can convince the electorate that he can do that and still deliver the goodies FedGov dependents have come to expect, you will see 4 more years of Obama.

It’s no longer a question of who will do best for the country, but who you have to buy off. Too many people have found they can get a congresscritter to get them stuff at the expense of the body politic.

Quartermaster on February 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

“Carville is a big dummy because he predicted 40 years of Democrat rule! But Republicans took over in 2010 so obviously he’s an idiot! 95% wrong!”

Right?

That means the continuing crappy condition of America is owned by the Republicans, right? Since Carville was so wrong and everything about democrat rulership.

In which case Carville is right about Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

So what you’re telling us is that you’re really insane.

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Unfortunately, Carville is right.

Gordy on February 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

No Republican can beat Obama

But a conservative could.

multiuseless on February 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Luck? Is that what they call it in Chicago LOL!

Obama’s got some juice, but it hasn’t got anything to do with luck……just ask a PUMA.

Dr Evil on February 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Unfortunately, Carville is right.

Gordy on February 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Obama already beat himself. You might say that the chickens are coming home to roost.

ghostwriter on February 21, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I will wait to comment till I see further :)

Conservative4ev on February 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The only way the president will lose according to Carville is if some event takes place and changes things.

How convenient! It was an act of nature or satan made him buy that loss or what?

Carville’s just puffin’ and puffin’ and tryin’ to maintain the big front, that’s all. The Democrats can’t run on Obama’s record because it’s awful, so Carville just has to come up with…hey, it’s LUCK, that’s what it is, LUCK.

Lourdes on February 21, 2012 at 7:42 PM

“Carville is a big dummy because he predicted 40 years of Democrat rule! But Republicans took over in 2010 so obviously he’s an idiot! 95% wrong!”

Right?

That means the continuing crappy condition of America is owned by the Republicans, right? Since Carville was so wrong and everything about democrat rulership.

In which case Carville is right about Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Right… Because the party in control of the House getsw the blame for a bad economy.

Carney, is that you?

ghostwriter on February 21, 2012 at 7:42 PM

No one disturb Carville, now, with questions about Obama’s record. I mean, just don’t rock the game board with such tangents.

Lourdes on February 21, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Obama being reelected, because after 2 years of Republicans building up the biggest debt there has ever been, people are going to go for Obama.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I doubt most people who will vote for Obama spend too much time thinking about “the debt.” It’s hardly a motive to vote against or for him, not for those who will.

Lourdes on February 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Is a syphilitic camel an event, or a Republican?

Archivarix on February 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I doubt most people who will vote for Obama spend too much time thinking about “the debt.” It’s hardly a motive to vote against or for him, not for those who will.

Lourdes on February 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Then you’d be surprised to see how much BOTH parties play the “hueg out of control debt” game to pander to their blind partisan bases.

Of course, both parties always blame the other for the debt, and neither party seriously pursues reducing it. Democrats prattle about taxing the rich but never seem to get around to actually doing it, Republicans make vague whining noises about “spending”, but NEVER actually try to reduce spending by more than about one $30,000 science experiment so they can go tell their idiot constituents what great fighters of wasteful spending they are.

But really “the debt” is just as much catnip for D voters as it is for Rs.

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:56 PM

So what you’re telling us is that you’re really insane.

Jim Treacher on February 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Right… because the partisan tool sneering about the democrats not being in charge as Carville predicted yet blaming the democrats for every ill in the world nonetheless is such a rational actor…

Daikokuco on February 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM

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