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November 20, 2010

Obama and White House Angry at James Carville Over Joke

Obama White House is upset with a joke recently told by Democrat Strategist James Carville. It seems Carville was responding to suggestions that Obama had been too weak in dealing with big banks, to which Carville reportedly said:

“If Hillary gave up one of her balls and gave it to Obama, he’d have two.”

This video shows CNN’s John King talking by phone with Carville about the joke, and the fact the White House is upset. Carville essentially says that Obama’s White House needs to get over themselves by responding:

“If I offended anybody, I am not sorry and I do not apologize.”


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The Daily Calller

It was clear who James Carville supported during the 2008 Democratic primary, squarely for Sen. Hillary Clinton over Sen. Barack Obama. So how much has changed? After telling an old campaign joke, ['If Hillary gave him one of her balls, they’d both have two'], Carville went on CNN to reiterate “I’m not sorry and I don’t apologize.”

Last night he called in to CNN, where the host said some were outraged.

Carville told everyone to just chill: “Outraged? It’s a joke. In fact, it was an old joke.

“Of all the things that people say about the President, and I actually support most things the president does, I think this is fairly mild…If I offended anyone I’m not sorry and I don’t apologize.”

Focus groups showed that voters recoiled over claims that the White House ’s economic policies were helping matters, Carville said.

“People would get mad!” Carville said. “Most of the time you have a message that’s not very good; it goes in one ear and out the other. This one went in one ear and went right to the brain.”
If Obama’s resolve to rescue the banks and auto industry was part of a coherent strategy, voters never absorbed that message, Carville said. Instead, voters came away thinking that Washington was merely “throwing money at everything, as opposed to having a strategy to deal with it. Don’t tell them it’s working!” Carville added.


Wild Thing's comment........

LOL hahahaha

I wish Republicans would say this more often: “If I offended anyone I’m not sorry and I don’t apologize.”

Posted by Wild Thing at November 20, 2010 03:50 AM


Barry's upset about the comment, why has it mirrowed Michelle's comment to him in private, like when are you going to grow a pair.

Posted by: Mark at November 20, 2010 08:50 AM

I wish we had Republicans with the kahonas of James Carville. A Republican will say something about Obama that's the truth and then waste no time issuing an apology.

Posted by: BobF at November 20, 2010 09:59 AM

Good Lord. Carville has them. After all those years in the Klintoon Kamp, one had to wonder.
And now "teh won" and his band of scum are offended. Tango Sierra!

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at November 20, 2010 11:30 AM

CNN actually misquoted Carville not as bad as what he actually said.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 20, 2010 07:42 PM

LOL thank you everyone so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 21, 2010 12:23 AM

Carville has a very Republican wife and leads a Republican life. It is only professionally that he goes back to his old solid south Democratic roots. After last summer's BP oil spill and the Obama oil drilling embargo, a whole class of yellow dog Democrats going all the way back to the civil war may have decided that they can not vote for this yellow dog a second time. Family secret-in 1980 some of the Gores refused to vote for Carter. After all Reagan was a FDR Democrat.

Posted by: Avitar at November 21, 2010 08:35 AM