James Carville not a big fan of his party’s messaging: ‘full of sh*t’

Longtime Democrat strategist James Carville seems like a man who is being forced to watch a slow-motion car wreck lately and is unable to lift a finger to do anything about it.

The man credited with helping to put Bill Clinton in the White House, earning him decades of cable television appearances, is aghast at today’s Democratic party, and especially Joe Biden’s inability to overcome dismal poll numbers with time running out to right the ship.

Carville made it clear that he’s no fan of Democrat messaging, describing it as being “full of sh*t” in his typically blunt and profane manner.

(Video: Grabien)

During an appearance on a recent edition of the Politicon podcast, the “Ragin’ Cajun’ unloaded on the failure to craft an appealing message that would instill enthusiasm for Biden in younger people and blacks.

“The generational thievery that has occurred in this country is criminality of the first order. We keep wondering why these young people are not coming home to the Democrats,” he said. “Why are blacks not coming home to the Democrats? Because Democrat messaging is full of sh*t, that’s why.”

“And talk about cost of living, and we’re going to help deal with this. Don’t talk about fucking Gaza and student loans. That is so out,” Carville added, opining that Dems need to address the kitchen table issue although doing so is a double-edged sword because many Americans blame Biden for the crushing inflation that’s eroded their purchasing power.

“Why are we forgiving student loans for people that go to Harvard? Which, according to Scott Galloway, quite accurately, is nothing but a hedge fund that has classrooms. Well, they got a $52 billion f**king surplus,” he continued, “Why are taxpayers going to bail these people out? Why don’t you come out with a proposal to tax every university with an endowment of over $5 billion and use that money to give their former students relief?”

“We all know where where we are. We all know the position we are in. We all know what the polls say. We all know how old President Biden is,”  he said. Quit f**king arguing what’s in front of your face and start laying something out.”

A very frustrated man, the 79-year-old political wizard also recently complained that none of the Democrat lies about former President Donald J. Trump are working anymore.

(Video: Grabien)

“It’s going the wrong way! It’s not working. Everything that we’re throwing is spaghetti at a wall and none of it is sticking, me included,” he said in a video posted to social media. “And it’s hard when you’re starting your 80th year and you — you know, like anybody else, I have an opinion of myself, and the opinion I’ve come to is, I don’t matter,” a bit of self-pity creeping into his voice.

“And, you know, we’ve got to, like, try to think of something different, because what we’re doing is really, really not working,” he said.

It’s been a long time since Carville coined the slogan “It’s the economy stupid” that resonated with voters in 1992, allowing Slick Willie to upset President George HW Bush, with a big assist from third-party spoiler Ross Perot.

Chris Donaldson

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles