Carville: ‘Dems Whine Too Much’ — ‘Quit Being a Whiny Party’

Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, cadaverous, cantankerous Democrat strategist James Carville declared that Democrats “whine too much” when asked about President Joe Biden’s popularity with his own party members.

Asked what he would fix first among the Biden administration’s failures on every issue, Carville replied, “There’s an expression that I love. It’s called ‘soldier on,’ right? And I don’t think we have sufficiently — if you’re a part of the Democratic base and you don’t care about child poverty, and you don’t care about hourly workers, then you’re really not a Democrat, right? Now, I think a lot of the Democratic base has not been told or informed of the things that, that that President Biden and this Congress has accomplished.”

Perhaps that’s because Biden and this Congress have accomplished nothing except to drive the ship of state into an iceberg.

“But to me, those are the things that, that if I’m a Democratic, I much more care about that than some word in a dictionary — that children are going to bed with a full stomach and a warm, you know, a warm house. I care that somebody, an hourly worker, is not sitting there working away at $7.25 an hour. And I see these signs all over, even in Louisiana and south Mississippi: $700 signing bonus. Those are, those are real accomplishments. And it’s something that you can run on.”

Maybe the Democrats could run on soaring fuel prices and record inflation, too, since that’s what they have accomplished.

“And again, you don’t talk about what you didn’t get. That’s what these — Democrats whine too much, Chuck,” Carville continued. “Just quit being a whiny party. And get out there and, and fight, and tell people what you did. And tell people the exact truth.”

If Democrats were ever to run on “telling people the exact truth,” they would never win another election.


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In August 2016, Carville asserted that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was “pretty stupid when it comes to politics,” adding that “this guy is a loser and he’s not running a very smart campaign.” When a Vanity Fair interviewer asked Carville, less than three weeks later, to comment on the upcoming presidential election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, Carville said: “It’s hard to look at it right now and come to any other conclusion than it is going to be a pretty sizable win for the Democrats.” Moreover, he described Trump as a candidate who “fit perfectly with at least half of the Republican Party, which is some version of an ethnocentric, nationalistic party” whose white members tended, in Carville’s vernacular, to embrace Trump’s claims that all of their problems had been caused by “stupid politicians and immigrants.”

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