James Carville warns Democrats against making a big mistake in 2020

James Carville warns Democrats against making a big mistake in 2020

’We got to decide what we want to be,’ the longtime Democratic strategist and mastermind of Bill Clinton’s 1992 victory told MSNBC earlier this week. ’Do we want to be an ideological cult or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?’ At the heart of Carville’s critique is the party’s embrace of, in his words, extreme liberal positions and Sanders running as a Democrat.

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porcus 1 months

Lol. He is not wrong...

Paul C
Paul C 1 months

Carville seems like he'd be a good guy to go drinking with. Guaranteed he and I would disagree about almost everything related to politics, but we'd have a hell of a time discussing it all.

bobby_5150 1 months

He just put a giant bull's eye on his back for AOC and her bitch squad.

Jackie 1 months

I'd say pissing off this Clintonian Ghoul is great for Bernie, actually.

Seekster 1 months

Too late.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 months

Jackie we find ourselves in agreement. The Corporate, Clinton Dems are more frightened of Bernie and Tulsi than they are Trump. At least under Trump the fundamental position of the trough doesn’t change just one or two rules on how to get your snout into it and what gatekeeper to brown nose. If Bernie wins new rules new jungle even and an end of the Clintons aristocracy

Roadhog 1 months

Read the Vox interview. It's pretty great.

cledge fenrir
cledge fenrir 1 months

don't know who this is but make me think of the six flags guy

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 months

That's alright by me, unless they win. Man I hope they don't win. NO WINNING FOR THEM!

Nicolas 1 months

This guy wants to talk about big tent politics and welcoming in coalitions, but calls Sanders 'not a Democrat' and attacks Warren for not towing the 90s party line, which left voters rejected clearly in 2016 (including non-white voters, the group he lauds)? Hypocrite. No one on the right has wanted to vote for a Republican Lite Dem since the early 2000s There are no moderates and crossover Republicans to win anymore. Democrats need to bring in left independents who would ordinarily stay home, after years of neglect by the party, and unite behind the candidate who can keep them. That requires strong populism, not elites triangulating. Who on earth is going to be excited by Mayo Pete, Biden, Klobuchar? Their issues aren't 'oxygen', or Russian Jill Stein conspiracies or w/e, its *popularity*. Sanders has the best shot of any candidate to defeat Trump, the polls have consistently shown this. If he is 'not a Democrat' then the party better make him one real damn quick.

John Wilson
John Wilson 1 months

Democrats have a choice, socialists woke insanity or super corrupt "so called moderate"corporate pro war establishment types. both of these are horrible choices normal working class liberals. many Republicans also fall into the second category as well. on average they screw everyone as well, but at least not as hard or quickly.

Paulie C.
Paulie C. 1 months

Sorry Jimmy, the TDS is too strong.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 months

too late see the squad and Nancy pelosi's tanturm.

christine hancock
christine hancock 1 months

Wow, CNN. Why did they even bother writing about this interview? They can't even bring themselves to quote him in context. At least Fox tried. Thank Vox, for including the transcript.

Allen 1 months

Carville is right. . If the Democrats want to win the White House They need to be Centrist. otherwise they are going to not only lose the White House. But they will lose the Senate. and the house

Commodore 1 months

As much as I hate to admit it, Trump is going to win the 2020 election. It'll likely be a landslide victory for him. The Dems don't have a candidate who can beat him and Trump's approval rating is higher now than before the impeachment trial.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 months

Yeah he wants them to put up a candidate backed by the Clintons... because that worked so well in 2016

Bill 1 months

They already did when they started to act like a bunch of Spoiled Rotten Brats after Prez Trump was elected !

anthony 1 months

Well Carville is another mouthpiece for the 1% so fuck him and fuck them. It should be about what the people want and NOT what they want. And we know what they want which is money flowing into the party at all costs. And if losing means money still flows into the party then their fine with losing but the people the party is SUPPOSED to represent are not okay with it. And they still go out there and fake their outrage against the other party yet behind the scenes everybody's at the cash register cleaning up. And this is another reason why nobody votes anymore because why bother when you get assholes like this who mouthpiece everything that's wrong with politics today.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

Progressivism is killing the democratic party.

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