When the Democrat clown car hits the wall and bursts into flames, they won’t be able to say that they weren’t warned.
With the party’s internal civil war now only a spark away from being ignited and the socialists ready to rumble, prominent liberals have broken free from their fear of being called mean things on social media to call for a course correction.
One of those liberal voices belongs to James Carville, the engineer of Bill Clinton’s 1992 victory that sent shockwaves through the political world.
The longtime Democrat strategist best known for the slogan “it’s the economy stupid” unloaded on the party’s direction heading into the most important election in American history and is in a state of panic that the party’s radicalism has consumed it.
During an interview on MSNBC, the “ragin’ Cajun” ripped the network for representing the party as a whole as being comprised of social justice warriors, Twitter bullies and cultural elitist snobs in Manhattan.
In short, people who desire to burn the country down and impose socialism while not even bothering to pay lip service to the issues that really matter in the lives of real Americans.
According to Carville:
“The urban core is not gonna get it done. What we need is power! Do you understand? That’s what this is about,”
“This party needs to wake up and make sure that we talk about things are relevant to people. … We don’t need to become the British Labor Party. That’s a bad thing. It’s not going well over there.”
James Carville, a former top adviser to President Clinton, laid out a scathing critique of his party, arguing that it drifted way too far to the left and was on the way to failure as a result of pushing extreme policy ideas.
“We just had an election in 2018. We did great. We talked about everything we needed to talk about and we won,” he said in a Vox interview published on Friday. “And now it’s like we’re losing our damn minds. Someone’s got to step their game up here.”
Carville added that he considered himself a “liberal” rather than a centrist — but Democrats went too far even for him.
“They’ve tacked off the damn radar screen,” he said when asked if the party moved too far left.
His comments came just after another interview in which he said he was “scared to death” after Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., netted a large portion of the vote in Iowa’s caucuses.
According to Carville, both Sanders and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., were pushing “stupid” ideas about higher education.
“Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this s–t. And you saw Warren confronted by an angry voter over this. It’s just not a winning message,” he said.
Slick Willie’s political guru also blasted the party’s direction in an interview with the far-left website Vox that was published on Friday and continued his diatribe against the party’s lurch into socialism.
Carville tells Vox:
We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party.
I want to give you an example of the problem here. A few weeks ago, Binyamin Appelbaum, an economics writer for the New York Times, posted a snarky tweet about how LSU canceled classes for the National Championship game. And then he said, do the “Warren/Sanders free public college proposals include LSU, or would it only apply to actual schools?”
You know how fucking patronizing that is to people in the South or in the middle of the country? First, LSU has an unusually high graduation rate, but that’s not the point. It’s the goddamn smugness. This is from a guy who lives in New York and serves on the Times editorial board and there’s not a single person he knows that doesn’t pat him on the back for that kind of tweet. He’s so fucking smart.
Appelbaum doesn’t speak for the Democratic Party, but he does represent the urbanist mindset. We can’t win the Senate by looking down at people. The Democratic Party has to drive a narrative that doesn’t give off vapors that we’re smarter than everyone or culturally arrogant.
Unfortunately, while the colorful Carville makes his points about impending doom if there is not even an attempt to appeal to moderates he ignores the fact that he bears some share of responsibility for creating the monster that has escaped the lab and is rampaging through the countryside.