September 16th, 2009
06:38 PM ET
soundoff (226 Responses)
  1. JonDie

    Obama's statement is certainly politically correct, and in fact, it doesn't really matter whether Obama publically acknowledges the virulent, ignorant racism that marks the character of almost EVERY Republican.

    In fact, if Obama gets "uppity" it will just inflame his Republican enemies even more.

    They know they're racist, we know their racists, so it's not that important to discuss it..

    September 16, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Bill William

    Who's James Carville and why should I care what he thinks?

    September 16, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. misanthropicus

    And right he was/is Bush! This buffoon (Obama) was brought to power only by the convergence of a major cultural implosion with a equally major financial crisis – Obama showed he's plainly unqualified an unable to steer this ship in the world. Sooner or later we'll see how costly this adventure is for this nation.

    September 16, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  4. MatthewDetroit

    BARACK CLEARLY IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT...

    It is time to impeach him and give Joe Biden a shot...

    He could not be ANY worse than Barack...

    He would actually be a good choice at this point...

    Vote to IMPEACH Barack...

    He is a fake for a president and is a socialist.

    September 16, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. phoenix86

    This is typical Carville, scream at anything to divert attention (in this case, a book to divert attention from the Obama disaster).

    I have never seen the democrats so upset and angry that an issue wants to be debated.

    Time to clean the House and Senate in 2010.

    September 16, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Gloria Foreman

    Why aren't the new reporters reporting about the bill voted by the rep. allowing illgs.receving medicals free under their Bush?.

    September 16, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. Steve from Ohio

    Folks, liberalism IS racism. Am I surprised to see all of these ignorant comments made by you natural-born bigots? Nope. In your world, only whites are racist. Not only that, all whites who dare oppose Lord Obama are racist. Here's a fact for you (which I'm sure will somehow be ignored by you idiots): The vast majority of whites don't give a crap what color Obama is. But CNN and it's brain-dead followers are hell bent on obliterating the social progress we've made as a country over the past 40 years. Liberals are THE most hateful, intolerant and racist people on earth. That's a fact. Stop the whining. Stop the race card playing. Stop spreading your messages of hate, violence and bigotry. You're only fooling yourselves.

    September 16, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. CNN Can Do Better

    CNN- I'm an Obama supporter and have seen James with his wife in a presentation – like him very much.....BUT, his opinion is NOT news worthy of being put on the "CNN Ticker." You're stooping to Fox level when you let your own commentators serve as "news making" stories. Sincerely,

    Expecting More From CNN.

    September 16, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. Bunksplace

    Bush is the one that had "no clue!" He let 9/11 happen on his watch when intelligence was available and ignored; thought his fly-over New Orleans after Katrina was all he had to do; gave tax breaks to the richest people in America; got us involved in an ill-conceived (oil) war in Iraq; approved bankruptcy laws favoring banks and credit
    card companies; approved tapping phones lines and computers in the name of national security; blew a federal surplus upon entering office; spat on the U.S. Constitution; and presided over the most arrogant and corrupt administration in U.S. history. Not only was he "clueless" he was a "disgrace."

    September 16, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. Terry, TX

    Carville has no credibility....him and Belago don't .....they are connected with the White House....part of the war room......why does CNN repeat anything they say.....why are they still on CNN....

    Carter's only fan is Bin Laden....who is pushing Carter's book....Carter is beating the race card horse again .....yawn.....he is just the Arab Islamic Terrorist with an explanation.....he was a lousy president and he is a lousy ex-president.....

    September 16, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. bobo

    james , much as i am a republican , you just are are a ............ does the first amendment apply here ? lol !

    September 16, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. John from California

    This assessment coming from George (no-clue) W Bush – consider the source.

    Have you ever listened to a George Bush news conference? I think they should make a movie out of all the George W Bush's pearls of wisdom to let the world compare then and now!

    September 16, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. too bad republicans only want failure

    hmmm........republicans elect moron bush to two terms and then complain that obama is clueless! I am thinking we should ship them all to afghanistan led by general cheney and his seargent at arms georgie boy!

    September 16, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  14. Tony

    Carville looks, acts and talks like a cartoon character. Nice job representing your party again, Doofy.

    September 16, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Felonious Monk

    I find it amusing that both sides, liberals and conservatives, always feel the other side is the problem.
    We should be Americans, but that seems impossible.

    September 16, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  16. White Former Republican

    I believe every word Bush's former speech writer has said. Obama has brought us back out of a recession that our elite Republicans spent 8 years getting us into. This is a no brainer – it's interesting listening to the Obama haters. Anyone ever wonder what "You Lie' Wilson's cosy health plan looks like? Probably fit for a king – while the underprivileged continue to suffer in his own state. What a joke!

    September 16, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  17. Lori asks the GOP how they seriously intend to win national elections without the Hispanic and African-American Vote?

    James Carville is correct yet again! Bush should be awarded that privacy. I may think that Bush, Jr. is the worst President in U.S history but when it comes to private conversations with a staff member that cannot be verified than it should be kept private.

    P.S. James, can you please talk to your wife about what comes out of her mouth. She's seems somewhat intelligent but I've watched her on CNN a few times and I cannot believe that this seemingly intelligent woman sounds like Rush Limbaugh most of the time. Please work on her. Thanks!!!

    September 16, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  18. Ken

    What happened to "downtime" and confidentiality. Anyone who is paid as an aide has a choice – either keep the confidences or walk away from the job. Neither party should be subject to this kind of cheap, lucrative action.

    September 16, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. Abraham

    Every politician worth his ideology should have a "carvillean" confidant.

    September 16, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  20. Bill

    Hats off to Carville - he's right, and that's something I never thought i'd say. You have all of the extreme lefties trying to blast Bush over...let me see if I have this: Someone trying to SELL A BOOK, wrote something INFLAMMATORY, that cannot be verified. If he wrote a book saying "Bush never said a thing about anybody" do you think he'd sell any copies?

    Oh, but the koolaid drinkers start their tirade that it must be true! Yet...they say what the ACORN films show isn't...hmmm.

    September 16, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  21. victim of republican greed

    George Bush was never qualified to be president of the US. He was a part time politician from Texas, and appeared to be as bright as a burned out light bulb. For 8 years, he gave people all over the world a reason to hate the US.

    September 16, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  22. jeff jackson, alabama

    Carville is hardly ever right......But he's right
    this time.
    Look people, the fad of slamming Bush is
    over. He has gotten on with his life and I think
    it's time the hate filled history re-writers out
    there should get on with theirs.
    There's enough real problems out there to talk
    about instead of constantly slamming Bush.
    Two things to remember: The Civil War is over
    and so is the darned election. Go get a life.

    September 16, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. John in WV

    Go gittim' James. You know what's goin' on.

    September 16, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  24. victim of republican greed

    "W" just shows he is nothing more than the north end of a horse headed south.

    September 16, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  25. Jay T.

    How dumb do you have to be to place any merit on something Bush or a Bush aide says?

    September 16, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
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