November 15, 2006

This is hilarious at a number of levels

Issue #1: James Carville attacks Dean-O:

Democratic strategist James Carville says his party should dump Howard Dean as chairman of the Democratic Party because of incompetence.

Carville, during coffee and rolls with political reporters today, said Democrats could have picked up as many as 50 House seats, instead of the nearly 30 they have so far.

The reason they didn’t, he said, is the Democratic National Committee did not spend some $6 million it could have put into so-called “third tier” House races against vulnerable Republicans.

Carville said the other Democratic campaign committees had borrowed to the hilt.

He said he tried to meet with Dean to argue for additional spending for Democrats in the final days of the campaign, but Dean declined and gave no reason why.

Asked by a reporter whether Dean should be dumped, Carville replied, “In a word, do I think? Yes.”

He added, “I think he should be held accountable.” He added, “I would describe his leadership as Rumsfeldian in its competence.”

Carville likened the Democratic takeover of Congress to the civil war battle at Gettysburg, which the Union army won but failed to pursue the Confederate army when it retreated.

“We should have chased them down,” Carville said.

Beyond the Steinbrennerian dimension of this of firing Billy Martin because he only won the AL East by 3 games instead of 10, is the Gettysburg analogy: let's face it, the Peace Democrats and Copperheads now in power in Congress are all about "disengaging" in a gross parody of the end of Reconstruction following 1876.

But what's really going on here is a nice case of Nutmeg Nutroots payback by the DLC types against the lefties. If the attack on Joe was really a proxy attack on Hillary!'s ambitions, it came to a resounding failure for the far left. What this is is pushback, Clinton-style.

Issue #B: Jack who? Crickets chirping....

Item # III.---Spit take of the day.

MKH on the return of Trent Lott:

Welcome to "Survivor: The Isle of Crappy Republican Leadership."
Posted by Steve-O at November 15, 2006 02:50 PM | TrackBack

Carville (and his Repub operative wife) represent everything diseased an cynical about Washington politics and their every effort to insulate their parties from actual democracy. He sounds like a complete jackass as he criticizes Dean for not winning big enough (how's his track record on big gains?). These guys are just running scared from having to be actually beholden to their constitutents instead of their corporate overlords.

Posted by: LB Buddy at November 15, 2006 04:33 PM