There are times in which the hypocrisy of our elected officials is acceptable, and maybe even a little bit humorous. These are the times in which we catch them taking a private jet to a climate change function, or when they promote PETA but order their steak medium rare. We balance their activism against their actuality and we forgive them on the spot.
But then there are times in which forgiveness is far from okay. In which we find that we’re more disappointed by the behavior of our officials than we are impressed by their clout.
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her position to fat shame the President, it seems ridiculous that another Democratic operative would repeat her sin…but here we are.
Appearing Thursday on The Stuttering John Podcast, former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville, predicted in a wild rant that President Donald Trump will get his “fat ass beat” by former Vice President Joe Biden in the November election and claimed Republicans will even attempt to rig the match-up.
A partial transcript is as follows:
JOHN MELENDEZ: Trump is essentially — the whole administration is a snake oil salesman, correct? What’s going on here? Tell me.
JAMES CARVILLE: What’s going on is [Trump] is going to get his ass beat. He’s going to get his fat ass beat. Now, the question is by how much. If we want to go through this lethargic kind of stuff and blah, blah, blah, and worry about this, we can get 290, 295 electoral votes and will change nothing. If we go and take it to him and talk about what a massive, fat failure he his, then we can run away with this thing. The idea is not just to defeat Trump, you have to defeat Trumpism. You have to defeat the idea that the United States of America is a place and not an idea. And this idea that it’s all white people fighting against non-white people, men fighting against women, I don’t know, gay people fighting against non-gay people, it’s all bullshit, and call him on it. The country does not want him back. We’ve got to beat him bad.
We’ll see about that, Jimmy.
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