If the Democratic Party can’t find a way to get their infighting under control, there may be nothing left of the organization by the time it comes to cast votes in November.
It all began when everybody and their brother decided to run for the presidency in 2020. At one point, the race featured as many as two dozen participants, but has thankfully whittled itself down over the course of the last few weeks.
As it stands today, there are but two factions vying for the nomination on the left side of the aisle: The “revolutionary”, radical leftists who support candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the moderate crowd who are more in line with Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.
In this war, longtime Democratic strategist James Carville has sided with the centrists, and has taken to insulting the aforementioned Sanders as some sort of cult leader.
Sanders has fought back, however, calling Carville a “political hack”, which has prompted yet another response from the “ragin’ Cajun”.
Democratic strategist James Carville has said that he agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’assessment of him as a “political hack,” adding that he’d rather be a hack than a “communist” like the senator from Vermont.
Carville’s comments were the latest salvo in a feud that began over the weekend when he attacked Sanders’ policies and said he was “scared to death” of his success in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. Sanders, I-Vt., responded by telling CNN: “Look, James, in all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama.”
Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby tweeted Thursday that he had spoken on the phone with Carville, who told him: “Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a political hack. That’s exactly who the f–k I am! I am a political hack!
“I am not an ideologue,” Carville reportedly added. “I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kinda like it! At least I’m not a communist!”
Sanders has found plenty of opposition from the Democratic establishment during his candidacy, and Carville certainly won’t be the last to chastise the self-professed democratic socialist.