Carville: Democratic Wipeout in November
Probably the best news Donald Trump could have received is that the Ragin’ Cajun (also variously referred to as “Lizardman” or James Carville) predicted that November is going to be “a Democratic wipeout,” assuring everyone that “People are not going to vote for four more years of this.” Apparently not having access to the Internet, Carville also insisted that Trump has been dropping in the polls dramatically.
Carville is famously credited with the line that became the battle cry for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He looked like a genius after Clinton beat George H.W. Bush, but I doubt many people remember another prediction he made 16 years later following Barack Obama’s 2008 victory.
Drunk on the fumes of Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Carville boldly predicted that the Democratic Party would dominate American politics for the next 40 years due to “seismic shifts in demographic voting patterns.” In fact, he went so far as to write a book titled “40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.”
In response to Carville’s bold prediction, I opined that Democratic control of Washington would last only until American voters awakened to the reality that Barack Obama was an American-hating, Marxist subversive who actually harbored an extreme disdain for bible-reading, gun-toting, family-oriented Americans. And, by golly, two years later voters threw out the Democratic congress when Republicans gained 63 seats in the House and six seats in the Senate. Just like that, Carville’s 40 years of Democratic rule was over in two years!
Of course, Democrats were given false hope again in 2012 when Obama won reelection, but any serious follower of the political scene realized that the sole reason for his victory was that Republicans stupidly chose to run sniveling Mitt Romney against him. Romney was such a weak and pathetic candidate that Obama was able to win with about 4 million less votes than he received in 2008 when he won over another weak and pathetic Republican candidate by the name of John McCain.
Today, in the Age of Trump, it is Republicans who are in a position to be in power for the next 40 years. Notwithstanding Carville’s delusional assertion that Trump is falling in the polls, if elections were held today, Trump would likely win in a landslide, especially if his opponent was Joe Biden (which, granted, is still unlikely). Republicans would also take back the House and pick up two to three seats in the Senate.
That said, because of the COVID-19 crisis, where things will be in November is still not a certainty. However, if Democrats allow Adam Schiff to move forward with yet another investigation of President Trump, and if the economy gets rolling again, Trump and Republicans are sure to win in record numbers. And if that happens, Democrats might very well be looking at 40 years of Republican rule, with superstar candidates like Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, and Don Jr. waiting in the wings and ready to step in and do an even better job than Donald Trump.
Sorry about that, James, but you should have quit while you were ahead with your “It’s the economy, stupid” remark.