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September 15th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Carville to White House: Panic!

By James Carville, CNN Contributor

(CNN) - People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.

We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers.

This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.

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  1. Perk

    Excellent advice and fire the economic advisors ! Obama needs a little green hat like the one Robin Hood wore through the forest. The bow and arrows have already been bought in the first bail out stimulus.Obama and his band of marauders confront corruption in the villages across America and lead an uprising against Tax The Rich. You better call the Gang of 6 and Penny Mack ! Where is Bill Clinton and does he say this American Jobs Act will work ? What would he do differently ? It's like the country is broke and who's got money ? The rich people do and let's get them to bail out all our Republican and Democratic govt. waste and spending. Send the Democrats and Republicans to the principles office and fire their behind up with a fiber glass paddle ! "Jobs Baby Jobs " Go Hillary Clinton for President ! The Democrats are sunk without her and you better talk her into running for President !

    September 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
  2. Susan Nan for eight

    The polls show that the public has a very low opinion of our politicians. I think we should grad them the same as we do our teachers and students. We have Lawyers who can be dissbared and Doctors who can lose their license to practice medicine if they do wrong. Why can't we have one place that will tell us how our politicians are doing? How many sessions have they attended, what bills have they voted on, which bills did they neglect to vote on. Tell us if they have lied or misslead the public. We have the FTC,OSHA,etc.etc. looking out for us, why not protect us from political bull. They can be fined for lies,etc. and tell the public so we can fire them at election time and take away their pension funds. They need to be held accountable.

    September 17, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  3. james lysiuk

    I agree

    September 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  4. green girl 7

    i think that Mr. Carville has created the rallying cry for the nationwide Democratic community "FIRE, INDICT, FIGHT". i agree completely with his analysis. i hope our president and our party leadership listens.
    Thank you, Mr. Carville. you've done it again.

    September 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm |

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