Thursday, March 12, 2009

Can We Call Carville Unpatriotic?

With the libs piling on Rush on his quote that he wanted Obama to fail, we have this from Fox News:

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just minutes before learning of the terrorist attacks on America, Democratic strategist James Carville was hoping for President Bush to fail, telling a group of Washington reporters: "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed."

Carville was joined by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, who seemed encouraged by a survey he had just completed that revealed public misgivings about the newly minted president.

"We rush into these focus groups with these doubts that people have about him, and I'm wanting them to turn against him," Greenberg admitted.

The pollster added with a chuckle of disbelief: "They don't want him to fail. I mean, they think it matters if the president of the United States fails."

Minutes later, as news of the terrorist attacks reached the hotel conference room where the Democrats were having breakfast with the reporters, Carville announced: "Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!"

The press followed Carville's orders, never reporting his or Greenberg's desire for Bush to fail. The omission was understandable at first, as reporters were consumed with chronicling the new war on terror. But months and even years later, the mainstream media chose to never resurrect those controversial sentiments, voiced by the Democratic Party's top strategists, that Bush should fail.

This from the guy who is leading the charge against Limbaugh for saying what he said. Needless to say, Carville didn't realize that sometimes statements you make come back to bite you in the ass. Golum's stunt double had said what he said for political gain. Limbaugh actually cares about the country and what happens to it. He could give a flying flip about polls, unlike this snake oil salesman.

Big giant hat tip to Jammie Wearing Fool.

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