September 16th, 2009
06:38 PM ET
soundoff (226 Responses)
  1. G NO P

    Bush never had unemployment over 6%. I'll take THAT idiot over THIS 9.7% unemployment idiot any day of the week.

    How completely clueless can you be? Unemployment went from a low of 4.5% in late 2006 to 7.6% in January 2009. under Bush. In January 598,000 people lost jobs, the largest amount in 34 years. Obama was in office for only about 10 days.

    September 16, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Joe

    Good old Snakehead. Always ready to bash someone.

    September 16, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. JBM

    Real unemployment was at almost 10% percent when Bush was still in office.(it was probably higher than that) They have a conveniant way of not reporting those who fall off the rolls or are under-employed. His deregulation-trickle down economic policies are what helped get us in this mess. Obama has barely been in office 9 months and he INHERITED this disaster. I'm not saying he has the cure-all, but why not be honest about the fact that the Bush-Cheney years may have permently disabled this country from ever being able to a competitive again from a an economic standpoint. Because of their decisions and policies the vast majority of our manufacturing and service jobs are now in India, Indonesia, and Mexico. Thanks for that GWB!

    September 16, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    In this instance, Carville is correct. Anyone who thinks Bush won't go down in history as one of the worst presidents ever is living in a denial too deep to contemplate in very much the same way Bush wouldn't know clueless if it hit him smack in the face.

    For those who want to convince the majority of Americans that much of the criticism directed at President Obama is not race baiting, I would advise you to remember Limbaugh and Barack the Magic Negro song. Or the poster with the pictures of all the previous presidents sans Mr. Obama, whose photo depicted only two white eyes. Need I go on?

    How stupid you GOPers are to think this nonsense wouldn't come back at you in a negative way - you reap what you sow.

    September 16, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. chris melton

    it's about time we started to bash Bush for all the crap he put us through.

    September 16, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Carnell

    Mr. James Carville Is Right In This Case In My Opinion. Now Going Back The The Blog That Republicans Are Saying That President Carter Is Playing The Race Card. Well He's Not Playing It Any MoreThan You Conservatives Are.

    September 16, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. E.C.Coleman

    Carville, look in the mirror, you'll see the BIGGEST MORONIC DWEEB of ALL TIME!

    September 16, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Patrick

    Nice of Carville to come to Bush's aid.

    September 16, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. JA/TN

    Carville is correct and for the dollar all bets are off, buy sell complete garbage, congressional outbursts, gun toting people at town hall meetings, octomons on tv, gangster familes with tv shows, Americans have reached an all time low on values

    September 16, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Ron

    Who cares what Carville thinks. A has been trying to resurrect his career.

    September 16, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. An Ex-NC-Pub

    Atta boy, Carville.

    September 16, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. wALdO

    and finally...

    5. Carville is WRONG. For all the weight of the world on the President, everything he says outside his bedroom should be ready to print.

    September 16, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. JonDie

    Bush calling Obama "clueless" is rich...given that Bush doesn't even know that kettles and pots are black.

    September 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. AndyB

    Obama has no clue? ha ha ha With Bush it's the lights are on but nobody is home. Talk about not being qualified.

    September 16, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Fed Up

    If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I don't know what is.

    September 16, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. Obama supporter

    Bush and his apologists couldn't spend money fast enough. Now all of a sudden it matters. They have a name for people like that.

    September 16, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. unshrub

    Carville is right.

    September 16, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. travelingtrav

    Bush was in office 8 months and is blamed for the terror attacks on the world trade centers– though any rational person knows the planning took years. So, why shouldnt Obama take the blame for the high unemployment– as that to took years to cumulate? I smell hypocracy all over this.

    September 16, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Typical Republican

    I just bought a book on "How to be a Moron"...turns out it's a biography of W. Bush, along with some chapters dedicated to the rest of the GOP.

    It has pop out pictures and everything. In one of them, Bush pops out and takes your mone. Another one, Cheney pops out and tortures someone at random. Then there's the pop outs of Sarah...didn't get that one though, she had lipstick on and looked like a pig.

    September 16, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  20. No Hillary = No Obama

    Once a moron, always a moron.

    September 16, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. bill

    you tell them carville.THIS COUNTRY NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE JAMES CARVILLE. so cnn dont hold my post in moderation.THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT

    September 16, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  22. Aspen Professor

    Carville says it like it is. The Repubs lie through their teeth, spout hypocrisy, and distort the truth constantly of late

    The right-wing extremists are now out from under their rocks and showing their true stripes as RACISTS.

    Have you wondered where the protestors are getting their signs? Do you really think that these sign wavers could have produced the sign?

    Se ... where is the sign coming from other than from a profession sign maker? And, who is paying for the signs? And, who is passing them out to the crowd?

    Answer ... So many signs cost big bucks.
    Source? Insurance companies? The Conservative Party? The Republican Party? It sure isn't the elderly folks at these protests or the other people wiith too much time on their hands.

    September 16, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. Abby

    What the heck? Republicans seem to want to pry into everyone's personal lives.....SLAMMER, this is Bush's revenge!!!

    September 16, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  24. Joe Black

    James Carville should run after President Obama's two terms are finished. Love the guy!!!

    September 16, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  25. ThinkAgain

    Bush was the clueless one .... he only got elected because he looks like his dad, he agreed to let Cheney run things, and Karl Rove knew that his "born-again" cred would bring in the rightwing religious vote.

    This book is just another tactic by the Republicans to take down President Obama and our country. They – the Republicans and their cronies and lackeys – will do anything and everything to regain power. You gotta be nuts (or shall I say, one messed-up "Cat") to believe anything they say.

    Pathetic!

    September 16, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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