Eighty Percent of the People Who Call Themselves Democrats Don’t Have a Clue as to Political Reality.

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Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology.


The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.

What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.

The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn’t have a clue than there were Republicans.

Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”
― James Carville



8 thoughts on “Eighty Percent of the People Who Call Themselves Democrats Don’t Have a Clue as to Political Reality.

  1. I see this quote everywhere, but not a date, or source, or context. It may come from his new book, but for all we know it could say “Republican’s Believe. . . before any of these lines.” It will be interesting to see if they are refuted or accurate. Unless he just decided to commit political suicide today, I find it unlikely they are accurate. . .probably another Shirly Sherodding to generate some dissent. Nevertheless very interesting either way.

    • “I see this quote everywhere” – Yes sir, even from those “reliable sources” everyone aggrandizes. That’s why I went on ahead and used it. 🙂

      And you sure of fond of re-writing words to suit your own meaning … Just saying.

      TGIF Man! I’m on the Gulf Coast this weekend. Hoping the weather holds as I have some grouper fishing to catch up on. 🙂

      ::: toasts :::

      • Well, you just need to lose your young thang, baby, cause I want some grouper!

        I tell you, what I find sad about these quotes is that it can easily apply to both parties. It seems as though people base their political ideologies on commercials……oy veh, Maria!

        • “Well, you just need to lose your young thang, baby, cause I want some grouper!”

          Does give me an idea for a Rule 5 post Kells. 🙂

          • Please have her sans tattoos. Then again, you could do a him Rule 5…..Hmmm…. I’ve got Harry Potter on my mind…..some shots from Equus, perhaps? I’ll pay big bucks for those nudies of M. in that role. Unfortunately, I was cast as the horse.

            • hehehehe, she may have a tattoo or two.

              Well, you and I can be mules together there. I’m no looker here, and I’ll be in good company. 🙂

  2. When did Carville supposedly write or say these things? There seems to a 1000 blogs with these quotes, and it is obvious that it is being circulated amongst the rabble with a disciplined speed, and that the fact that is may not be true matters little to those whose small minds have no room for skepticism.

  3. Come on, Augger, you’re smarter than this. This is the type of post we’ve come to expect from Dusty. If the quote is that notable, you ought to be able to find out when and where Carville supposedly said it. I haven’t seen it in any “reliable sources,” except on message boards and comments sections. And since it’s a Friday afternoon when I didn’t want to do anything else, I actually spent some time on this.

    When it’s attributed at all, it’s attributed to a quote website called thinkexist.com, which is even less trustworthy than Wikipedia. Anyone can contribute to it, it seems (then people can vote with “thumbs” for or against the quote and then it gets a rating of 1-5 stars–this one is at the bottom of that scale). This particular quote was put there by someone calling him/herself “thisoneworks.” S/he declines to list age, gender, location, website, or anything in the “about me” category. The only category in which s/he lists anything is under “occupation”–which is listed as “surly prick”: http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/sent-by/thisoneworks/

    In fact, there are several sites that ask the question, “Did Carville really say this?” Not one that I’ve been able to find has had anyone come up with an answer beyond finding it on thinkexist. You and a lot of other conservatives have apparently been punked because someone fed you something that you wanted to be true.

    In short, if it’s too good to be true, it’s probably false. This sounds like another conservative fiction. Regardless, good luck with the fishing and have a good weekend.

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