Carville: To improve poll numbers, Obama should try smoking crack
posted at 11:33 am on November 11, 2013 by Guy Benson
If a Republican had made this joke, it would probably be time for another “national discussion” on race. But it was James Carville, so we’re all good. Some friendly advice for President Choom Gang:
Democratic strategist James Carville said Monday in light of President Barack Obama’s declining poll numbers, maybe he should take a page from an infamous Canadian mayor. “I think the best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor of Toronto’s crack pipe, because his numbers are about 48,” Carville joked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to Rob Ford, who has admitted smoking crack…
The president’s approval numbers are…significantly worse than Rob Ford’s. The president fares especially poorly on issues ranging from immigration, to foreign policy, to the economy, to healthcare. Speaking of which, Carville’s still trying to spin the Obamacare turd — but not without caveats:
Carville said if the administration can get the health care exchanges working at the end of November, and that’s a big if, they could get things back on track. “I don’t think that the rollout has been a disaster. It’s been another joke,” Carville said. “I’m hoping, but I have no idea how this thing is going to work on Nov. 30, but they got a lot riding on it.”
They sure do. Reliable administration mouthpiece Greg Sargent of the Washington Post wrote last month that if the White House fails to meet its own do-over deadline, the result would be “political Armageddon” for Democrats. In light of the mounting evidence from expert assessments, media reports, anxious Democrats and dark administration hints, should vulnerable 2014 Democrats start heading for the bunker? That’s where Mary Landrieu must have been on Friday when Obama paid a visit to her state.