Democratic strategist James Carville unloaded on his own party this week in an interview with Vox; Carville blasted Democrats for being “too damn emotional” and “addicted to hopeless causes.” He also defended Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
“Manchin is closer to the mainstream than a lot of these people think, and pretending like he isn’t won’t help the cause,” Carville said.
“[South Carolina Democrat] Jaime Harrison raised over $100 million only to lose his Senate race to Lindsey Graham by 10 points,” he said. “Amy McGrath runs for Senate in Kentucky and raises over $90 million only to get crushed by Mitch McConnell. They were always going to lose those races, but Democrats keep doing this stupid s***. They’re too damn emotional. Democrats obsess over high-profile races they can’t win because that’s where all the attention is. We’re addicted to hopeless causes.”
“B****ing about a Democratic senator in West Virginia is missing the damn plot,” he added.
Carville also issued a warning to Democrats that there’s a “sense of disorder” in the country due to COVID, inflation and a spike in violent crime.
“What people have is a sense of disorder, and that will kill you every time in politics…right now what the general public is reacting to, more than Democratic messaging, is a sense of disorder in the country. It’s just hard to break through [with] a message in that kind of environment.”
“Part of Biden’s lack of power is because the Republicans see that the Democrats are whiny. They can feel that weakness in the Democratic coalition.”
“Just win some goddamn elections.”
In which Carville tries to talk political sense to a Vox guy who thinks the Dems’ problem is they can’t penetrate a “layer of conservative media that exists solely to scramble Democratic messaging.” https://t.co/afvvOlRmxS
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 28, 2022