James Carville Quotes

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"As with mosquitoes, horseflies, and most bloodsucking parasites, Kenneth Starr was spawned in stagnant water." James Carville
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"It was kind of like having a dream: You're riding a wagon down a hill and all of a sudden you're in a swimming pool, asking, 'How'd I get here?'" James Carville
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"Bob's probably got a lot going on in his life." James Carville
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Life   

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"[The president's many visits to the Gulf Coast seem to have shored up, at least somewhat, his eroded standing. In the NEWSWEEK Poll, his job-approval rating inched up two points, to a still-dismal 40 percent. But, safely back in the White House, he now has to deal with another disaster area: Republican Washington. The list of official inquiries is long and growing, involving issues ranging from arguably excusable bureaucratic mismanagement to insider trading to allegations of lawbreaking that potentially lead to the highest levels of the White House staff.] Look, the Democrats' numbers are just as low as the Republicans' are, ... People see a lot of this stuff just as 'more Washington.' But the danger for Republicans and for Bush is that there are too many things they can't control—and the odds are that all of them aren't going to work out in their favor." James Carville
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"But I'd rather not predict. I'd rather affect." James Carville
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"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing. Republican governor, Democratic Legislature. Romney is an ascendant guy." James Carville
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Republican   

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"It makes sense, because if he appears with Gore, it just sucks all the air out of everything; it's all people want to talk about. . . . Gore is in a tight, tight, tight race, and he's got to make his case himself." James Carville
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"Every day Catholics prove that you can be a good Catholic and a good Democrat and have a different position from the Church on abortion." James Carville
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"We should not run away from religious teachings. We should run to them." James Carville
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American Lawyer    Religious   

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"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one." James Carville
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"They look beautiful to me. But I'm hardly an art critic." James Carville
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"What bothers people the most about corruption is not the fouling of the process but the impact on real things — energy prices, the Iraq war and Medicare reform. Those are 'facts' that upset people the most. The corruption scandal is all about energy, Iraq, and the prescription drug mess — the dominant issues for the public." James Carville
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Corruption   

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"Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology. The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That's why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd. Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don't have a clue as to political reality.What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want. The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn't have a clue than there were Republicans.Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you're smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That's why I'm a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to." James Carville
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"I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president." James Carville
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American Lawyer    Politics   

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"This show will be another opportunity for me to engage in the back-and-forth debates on sports that, until now, Luke and I have limited to the stadium." James Carville
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Opportunity   

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"James Carville, the raging Cajun, defender of Bill Clinton, said, 'I don't think there's a Second Amendment right to own a gun, but I think it's a loser political issue.'" James Carville
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"Drag a $100 bill through a trailer camp and there's no telling what you will find." James Carville
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American Lawyer   

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"It's unbelievable what LSU football does to the psychology of the state. If they play well on the 24th, it'll go a long, long way toward building back the morale of the people." James Carville
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Football   

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"When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession" James Carville
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"The American people are going to be ready for an era of realism. They’ve seen the consequences of having too many ‘big ideas.’" James Carville
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"He's got to show these right wingers that he's got a backbone, you know. It's why the Wall Street Journal editorial page is watching you. Show 'em that you're tough." James Carville
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