I’m going to do something very disturbing.
It’s icky, repulsive, against my nature, and just plain gross.
I am actually going to provide a link to The Huffington Post.
Make no mistake, I will thoroughly shower and de-louse myself after writing this. However, as it has the quotes I need, I have no other choice.
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Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration’s response to the spill has been “lackadaisical” and that Obama was “naive” to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort.
“I think they actually believe that BP has some kind of a good motivation here,” he said. “They’re naive! BP is trying to save money, save everything they can… They won’t tell us anything, and oddly enough, the government seems to be going along with it! Somebody has got to, like shake them and say, ‘These people don’t wish you well! They’re going to take you down!'”
Carville also accused the White House of going along with what he called the “let BP handle it” strategy.
“I’m as good a Democrat as most people, and I think this administration has done some good things. They are risking everything by this ‘go along with BP’ strategy they have that seems like, lackadaisical on this, and Doug is right, they seem like they’re inconvenienced by this, this is some giant thing getting in their way and somehow or another, if you let BP handle it, it’ll all go away. It’s not going away. It’s growing out there. It is a disaster of the first magnitude, and they’ve got to go to Plan B.”
Pretty damning stuff from a top-tier democratic political operative.
Aside from the fact that Carville is from Louisiana, and he wants nothing but the best outcome for his home state, I think there is a bit more to his criticism then just voicing his opinion.
He is a liberal through and through. His rabid leftist rantings are there for all to see.
However, there is one thing that he is above all else: A Clinton soldier.
A while back as a Guest Poster I floated the idea that, for the 2012 presidential election, Obama would dump Joe Biden and replace Hillary as his Vice Presidential nominee.
Now, with Obama bumbling his way through the Presidency, looking and acting like the inept, incompetent, unqualified neophyte we were warned about, he may not be such a lock for the 2012 Democratic nominee.
Don’t think for one second that Hillary doesn’t want to be President. The political opportunist that she is, she is not content with just being a cog in Obama’s rickety wheel.
For Carville, supposed democratic loyalist he is, to brazenly come out and blast Obama, means a bit more.
This was a huge trial balloon, sent up to see just how strong Obama looks under fire during an actual crisis.
If not for an adoring leftist media, Obama’s mistakes and shifty actions would be scrutinized and trumpeted from all corners of the political spectrum.
Carville was sent out to test the waters.
And Hillary smells blood.