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Carville: Days ahead for
Dems not so dark

The Hill, by James Carville

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Posted By:congaree53, 2/6/2014 1:53:02 PM

When one has retired from the ranks of American domestic political consulting, as I have, you are not really allowed to just quit. You become emeritus, of counsel, senior status and God knows what. Basically your role becomes one of trying to talk active participating democratic consultants to not, as current politics would have it, “jump off the bridge.” There appears in both public and private to be more than usual pessimism and gloom about Democratic chances in 2014. Allow me to point out the following facts — yes, facts, not opinions. Last week’s Washington Post/ABC News poll found that fewer than

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Just in time. James just signed a contract with Fox News and needs to stir the pot.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 2/6/2014 2:05:10 PM     (No. 9722021)

It is over Carville. This is 2014 and you and your buddy Begala have had your 15 minutes in the spotlight. So why dont you just fade away gracefully and take your buddies Bill and Hillary with you? I´m sorry to hear that Fox has put you on the payroll but not surprised.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/6/2014 2:10:03 PM     (No. 9722026)

I seem to remember Carville, in 1994, saying that the House and Senate were in no dange3r of going republican.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/6/2014 3:55:14 PM     (No. 9722166)

Carville - half man half alligator

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 2/6/2014 4:41:08 PM     (No. 9722227)

#3, "alligator" might not have been my choice for the animal reference, but my choice does begin with an "a".

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