James Carville speaks at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) continues to rise in the polls, James Carville has one message for Democrats: STAHHHP IT.
My RedState colleagues Streiff and Alex Parker both wrote last week about how the Clintonista unloaded last Tuesday on Democrats and the state of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He fretted about “ideological cults” like the ones that have formed on behalf of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), what he said was the “concerning” lack of Democratic voter enthusiasm in recent polls, and how he was terrified that the Democratic party was well on the way to turning into the British Labour party.
In two more interviews he’s done since, he hasn’t let his foot off the gas. During a Saturday MSNBC interview, Carville lamented on how Twitter Democrats seemed to be taking over the party.
And when Carville appeared on Morning Joe earlier today, he dropped a MOAB on Democrats who think Sanders is the answer:
JAMES CARVILLE: And if we go the way of the British Labour party, if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn [i.e., Bernie Sanders], it’s going to be the end of days . . . We’re going to be the British Labour party. We’re going to be out in some field, radical, left-wing la-la land.
There’s a certain part of the Democratic party that wants us to be a cult. I’m not interested in being in a cult. I’m 75 years old. I’m just not, I’m not a very culty person . . . Some people in this country want a revolution. They want disruption. I don’t know. They scream at people and bully people. And I don’t know how you win an election: 78 years old, screaming in a microphone about the revolution.
These people are perfectly happy to be Jeremy Corbyn. They’re all campaigning for him. They were taking pictures and everything. I mean, good God! We’ve got to do something here, people.
Watch Carville unload below:
When it comes to politics, Carville is a straight shooter (in my humble opinion). In spite of his political affiliation and the fact that I disagree with him on pretty much everything, he’s right on the direction Democrats are going. If they ultimately end up choosing Sanders for their nominee, all hope will be lost for the survival of what used to be a somewhat sane (even though ideologically off the mark) party, and the likelihood of Trump winning in November will increase greatly.
Democrats have no one to blame for this but themselves and their increasing emphasis on their wacky “woke” AOC/Squad wing. For those of us in the cheap seats watching closely how Democrats are unraveling publicly and in real time, it’s fascinating to see unfold.