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Carville: Biden Is too Old to Be President

“I don’t care how experienced you are. I don’t care how many good people you have around you. That is not a job for 80-year-olds.”

— James Carville, in a podcast interview with David Axelrod, on Joe Biden’s candidacy for president.


Carville: GOP Is Committing ‘Suicide’

I just didn’t think that a modern American party was capable of suicide. I thought that something would happen, that somebody would think of a way to stop this. And they couldn’t. I think that they wanted to but they couldn’t. … And most of the Republicans that I talk to, which are quite a few, they are not so much worried about losing the election as I think they are about losing an entire generation. No one knows how much damage that Trump is going to cause the Republican Party beyond 2016. It is really something, to watch a party just march right over a cliff, and no one can stop them.

— Political strategist James Carville, telling Vanity Fair that the Republican party is committing suicide.


Carville, from the ‘Bleeding Obvious’ File

“These guys have been outflanked, outmaneuvered, outsmarted, and they’re not taking it very well. They’re just going to have to stand there and just get beat because that’s what’s going to happen to Trump. He’s just getting slapped around every time you turn around. … If anything, he’s pretty stupid when it comes to politics.

— James Carville, saying he is not impressed with Donald Trump’s political skills, The Hill reports.


Carville Offers Republican Strategy

If Jeb Bush loses New Hampshire, they’ll get Mitt Romney back in the race.

— James Carville, quoted by the Washington Post.


Carville Mocks Notion of ‘Tax Virginity’

The Governor and Legislature constantly refer to how can they maintain their purity, or as it is sometimes referred to, their ‘tax virginity.’ You have to be kidding me. This reminds me of two over-sexed teenagers dry humping in a backseat of car parked behind a levee wondering how far they can go while maintaining their purity or virginity. We are literally at the mercy of buffoons and comedians.

— Democratic startegist James Carville, writing in the LSU student paper Daily Reveille.


Carville Hoping for ‘Political Climate Change’ Before November

If the election were held in the current climate, it wouldn’t be hard to argue that the Democrats might have a bad, perhaps even awful, election ahead of them. However, the one thing we know is that it is not going to be held now — it is going to be held in November. This is a case where we don’t know if there is going to be a political climate change or not. Suffice to say, I am pulling for some political climate change.

— James Carville, in a column in The Hill, on the 2014 midterms.


Carville Speculates on Obama’s ‘Problem’

Obama’s problem, I think, is he’s a man in politics that doesn’t like politics.

— James Carville, quoted by Politico.


With Bachmann Gone, Gohmert Emerges as the GOP’s New Nutcase Leader

God closes one door for Michelle Bachmann and opens three to Louie Gohmert.

— James Carville, quoted by Politico, suggesting Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will take Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) place as the Democrats’ favorite Republican.


How Running for President is Like Sex

Running for president is like sex. No one ever did it once and forgot about it.

— James Carville, quoted by Maureen Dowd.

News & Comment

Carville: ‘Republicans Are in the Midst of a World Class Disaster’

James Carville, or as I think of him, Mr. Mary Matalin, penned an open letter to Republicans and it’s a doozy. Carville looks back at the lowest high points of the race so far and concludes it’s a “world-class disaster.” Since right now that particular description brings to mind captain-less ships unable to float, it’s not a bad analogy.

But Carville is just getting warmed up.

Carville on Newt: ‘You guys have to deal with a $1.6 million Freddie Mac consultant who has been married three times’

…most people thought it was kind of a watermark when your Tea Party gang booed the golden rule. You know, I’ve spent some time in Philly and they have always thought they were pretty radical because they actually booed Santa Claus and Willie Mays. Philly, I’ve got news for you — you ain’t got nothing on South Carolina Republicans. They just aren’t buying any of that do-unto-others garbage.

It’s hard to tell from the clip if the audience was booing Jesus or Ron Paul or peace. No matter, they were clearly not interested in anything but kicking Iranian butt.

But Paul, as we know, is not a front-runner. For the two of them, Carville saves his best shots, starting with Mitt Romney.

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