Carville Rages on MSNBC: ‘Trumpism Is the Greatest Threat’ to America Since Communism

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Just over an hour prior to Tuesday’s latest 2020 Democratic presidential debate, longtime Democrat and former Clinton official James Carville appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball to unspool his latest takes of lunacy. 

This time, he insisted that “Trumpism is the greatest threat this country has faced since the fall of communism” and Republicans cannot ever be trusted to “save the United States.”

 

 

Carville declined to make the case for Bennet, but instead attacked Trump by claiming that, instead of radical Islamic terror that’s killed thousands of Americans in the last three decades, it’s “Trump and Trumpism” that’s “the greatest threat this country has faced since the fall of communism and the only way to deal with it is defeat it resoundingly.”

He added that it will not only need to be “defeated at the polls,” but “decimated” in the same way that it’d “look like Clemson looked last night” against his LSU Tigers.

Later and in closing out their discussion, Matthews screeched with the utmost faux concern for the Republican Party (click “expand”):

MATTHEWS: What happened to the Republican Party? The opposition party —

CARVILLE: They don’t exist.

MATTHEWS: — from your thinking, the party that wasn't evil, it wasn't stupid. Now, I mean, I noticed in the whole day of defending Trump, not a single Republican member of the House, and they're all — some of them smart, not one of them said one good thing about Donald Trump personally. Nobody — nobody spoke for his character. Nobody said he's a good, honest, guy. I mean, it was immaculate, immaculate. Not a single positive comment. And yet, they bow to him like he's the emperor of Siam. They bow to him without ever respecting him personally. How do you explain? 

Similarly falsely claiming to have an interest in the future of a vibrant GOP, Carville stated that “the Republican Party that you and I knew does not exist” because “[t]here's only Trump and Trumpism.”

He added that, when it comes to stopping Trump, “[i]t is up to the Democrats to eradicate this scourge” and “save the United States” since “[t]here’s no Republican going to come up and save us.”

Matthews then complimented Carville without missing a beat that he “[s]peaks integrity and true partisanship.” 

Okay, sure, Chris.

To see the relevant transcript from MSNBC’s Hardball on January 14, click “expand.”

MSNBC’s Hardball
January 14, 2020
7:50 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Michael Bennet — here you are, the pro, I’m building you up and you come into this race in mid-January now and you’re picking a candidate now? Why? This late? Why this one?

JAMES CARVILLE: Because I think — I think that Trump and Trumpism is the greatest threat this country has faced since the fall of communism and the only way to deal with it is defeat it resoundingly. If Michael Bennet is the Democratic nominee, you're going to get 55 percent of the popular vote and you’re going to pick up 55 senate seats. It will be the end of Trumpism. Trumpism doesn't have to just be defeated at the polls. It has got to be decimated. It's got to look like a beaten arm. It's got to look like Clemson looked last night. Beat and ready to quit and Michael Bennet is the best choice among any Democrat to accomplish that.

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7:54 p.m. Eastern

MATTHEWS: What happened to the Republican Party? The opposition party —

CARVILLE: They don’t exist.

MATTHEWS: — from your thinking, the party that wasn't evil, it wasn't stupid. Now, I mean, I noticed in the whole day of defending Trump, not a single Republican member of the House, and they're all — some of them smart, not one of them said one good thing about Donald Trump personally. Nobody — nobody spoke for his character. Nobody said he's a good, honest, guy. I mean, it was immaculate, immaculate. Not a single positive comment. And yet, they bow to him like he's the emperor of Siam. They bow to him without ever respecting him personally. How do you explain? 

CARVILLE: Right. Look, the Republican Party that you and I knew does not exist. There's only Trump and Trumpism. The Republicans are going to do nothing about it. It is up to the Democrats. It is up to the Democrats to eradicate this scourge, and the way to do that is by massive and humiliating election defeat. There’s no Republican going to come up and save us. That’s not going to happen. Everybody keeps waiting. Well, you know, pretty soon, maybe Rob Portman will say something. They're not going to say something. They're scared to death.

MATTHEWS: Yeah.

CARVILLE: And the Democrats have to save the United States. That's it. There's no other choice. The Republicans are not going to do it for you. 

MATTHEWS: Okay. Spoken like a great partisan, sir. Thank you, James Carville. 

CARVILLE: Geaux Tigers. 

MATTHEWS: Speaks with integrity and true partisanship.

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