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Carville Wanted Bush to Fail (On 9/11)

From Fox News:

Flashback: Carville Wanted Bush to Fail

The press never reported that Democratic strategist James Carville said he wanted President Bush to fail before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a feeding frenzy ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail.

By Bill Sammon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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.

That omission stands in stark contrast to the feeding frenzy that ensued when radio host Rush Limbaugh recently said he wanted President Obama to fail. The press devoted wall-to-wall coverage to the remark, suggesting that Limbaugh and, by extension, conservative Republicans, were unpatriotic.

"The most influential Republican in the United States today, Mr. Rush Limbaugh, said he did not want President Obama to succeed," Carville railed on CNN recently. "He is the daddy of this Republican Congress." …

In 2006, 51 percent of Democrats wanted Bush to fail, according to a FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll.

But that was then, and this is now.

(And of course Mr. Caville only postponed his anti-Bush campaign for about a week.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Carville Wanted Bush to Fail (On 9/11)”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    If James Carville certainly suffered brain damage the last time his brain caught up with his mouth.

  2. Silly FoxNews. Carville didn’t want Bush to fail, he just didn’t want him to succed.

  3. TickTock says:

    Carville is hilarious…. Obama’s lap-dogs keep yappin’, and Rush’s ratings are going through the roof. Up 32%!

    Keep talkin’ Snakehead…

  4. catie says:

    Carville is the ugliest man I’ve ever seen in my entire life. He’s not only physically ugly but he’s worse than a snake oil salesman, he truly has no soul. And for the dims who wanted us to lose in Iraq and who want us to lose in Afghanistan, I hope you rot in hell-on the other hand, hell might be too good for them. Yes, keep talking ugo Rush is getting more popular everyday.

    • proreason says:

      What about begalia?

      Carville may have begalia physically, but it’s a close call.

      But begalia is evil incarnate. Even Carville can’t beat him there.

    • Celina says:

      I think Dennis Miller describes him as having an ugly garlic knot of a head. I love Mr. Miller’s way with words.

    • catie says:

      I forgot about the “Bulb of Garlic”-lmao at that one. I also forgot to mention how nice it was that the compliant press went along with ugo’s request. I also don’t understand how Mary found him “attractive”.

  5. U NO HOO says:

    How many frames of video did you have to scan to find a flattering picture of SerpentHead?

  6. Barbie says:

    Carville is either seriously immature or has a personality disorder, or both. – it’s unbelievable this man has credence on any level. All he has to do is speak for less than two minutes and it’s obvious his ‘elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top’…

    • Colonel1961 says:

      In my humble opinion, I think he knows he is putting on a show and selling snake oil to idiots – a means to an end. He is not a dumb guy in any sense of the word and is savvy as hell. His wife is also exceptionally brilliant. I think they are merely enjoying the chance to occasionally play Cardinal Richelieu, if you will, on either side of the aisle. Proximity to power – remember what Kissinger said…

  7. caligirl9 says:

    When 9/11 happens yet again (either on our shores or elsewhere), I sure don’t want to wish for the POTUS to “fail.”

    However, I expect this current POTUS to fail miserably when an attack the magnitude of 9/11 (or worse) happens during the messiah’s reign. Expecting failure is not the same as hoping for it.

    I pray I am wrong about any sort of attack, but to deny it’s a possibility is a bit Pollyanna-ish.

  8. russ51 says:

    Thanks to the excellent work of NewsBusters we have this: The Hate Trap

    September 24, 2006

    by Craig Charney

    September 24, 2006 — The leftist and liberal throng who cheered Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez at a Harlem church Thursday, a day after he called President Bush “the devil,” are just the latest sign of a real problem for the Democratic Party and the nation: Bush-hate is now the opiate of the party’s base.

    A recent Fox News poll gets at the disturbing truth: A majority of Democrats say they want to see the president fail. Such deep hatred is bad news for the country at a time when America needs to bridge the partisan divide. It’s also bad news for the Democrats, who risk repeating the Republicans’ mistakes of a decade ago, driving away the centrists they need to regain power or going too far if they do manage to win.

    (there’s more)

  9. TwilightZoned says:

    What I don’t get is what does Mary Matalin see in this bozo? She is conservative, articulate, and has a sense of humor. Everything he is not. I would love to be a fly on the wall in that house!

    • VMAN says:

      I guess as they say “opposites attract” but I gotta say I am glad my wife and I are both on the right side. There is no way that I could live with a liberal puke.

  10. CGardner says:

    Maybe it’s time to resurrect another Carville goodie for Obammy–“It’s the economy, Stupid!”

  11. 4USA says:

    This guy couldn’t look more like a snake if he shed his skin on live television and slithered off-stage on his belly. He’s not just demon possessed, he is transforming into the evil that defines him.

  12. NC Cop says:

    Carville fired back.


    “Thank God that I had the good sense to realize that the United States was at war and that changed everything, Carville said. “Once I found out that the country was at war, I said: Whatever I said, disregard it; it’s inoperative.”

    Whatever you have to tell yourself, Jimmy boy, whatever you have to tell yourself.

    Doesn’t this guy remind you of Gollum?


    “MY precious…..my precccccccccccccious!”

    • yellarcan says:

      NC Cop,
      First and foremost, Thank You for your service and be careful.
      Second, Gollum is much better looking than this copperhead and twice as smart!

  13. yellarcan says:

    Looks like he smelled one of Pelosi’s farts. She is one nasty hooker, and baldy is one big ass meathead. Wait, he might look that way because the forehead and Nasty Pelosi are doing it in front of him. Pervert!

  14. U NO HOO says:

    ‘elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top’…

    Nah, elevator goes to top floor but doors don’t open.

    Be kind.

  15. joeblough says:

    … and on 9/10 and on 9/12,
    and on 9/9 and on 9/13,
    and on 9/8 and on 9/14,
    and … well, I think you get my point.

    But did he have any interest in the success of the corny old USA?

    I doubt it.

    No, really … with all of my literary cred … I think he doesn’t give a tinkers damn about America and the ideals it represents.

    Screw Carville.

    And the toad he road in on.

  16. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Carville only said disregard my previous remarks about George W. on 9-11 because he was smart enough to know it would be political suicide if he persisted on this stance. I’ve never liked the guy but I’ve also never underestimated his political shrewdness.

  17. Liberals Demise says:

    I now have the poster to show the neighbors kids of what happens if you don’t eat all of your vegatables.
    Or…….Why condoms should be worn at ALL times!!

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