Now that a Republican has won the Congressional District that had been held by Democrats for 88 years, after Anthony Weiner's social media idiocy, everyone is wondering if this means President Obama is screwed next year. Forget the Democratic candidate kinda sucked, didn't even live in the district and ran a stupid campaign. And ignore that Israel was a huge issue. Because political strategist James Carville thinks Obama better start firing people NOW.
In a column for CNN, Carville, who helped mastermind Bill Clinton's 1992 victory, writes, "Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic." His specific suggestions include: "1. Fire somebody. No -- fire a lot of people... 2. Indict people. There are certain people in American finance who haven't been held responsible for utterly ruining the economic fabric of our country.... 3. Make a case like a Democrat. While we are going along with the Republican austerity garbage, who is making the case against it? It's not the Democrats!" and "4. Hold fast to an explanation. Stick to your rationale for what has happened and what is going to happen under your leadership."
Carville worries, "As I watch the Republican debates, I realize that we are on the brink of a crazy person running our nation. I sit in front of the television and shudder at the thought of one of these creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans running my country."