James Carville advises President Obama to “panic” after Tuesday’s two special election results resulted in victory for the Republicans. Carville wrote an open letter in a CNN op-ed, giving Obama advice on how to halt the GOP’s momentum and win re-election.
Carville said Democrats are “past sending out talking points” and said he would tell the president, “The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.”
Carville’s letter is titled: “Fire. Indict. Fight.”
He wrote that first, Obama must fire someone – “No, fire a lot of people,” he corrected himself – because the current team is just not working.
“It's time to show [your economic analysts] the exit. Wake up – show us you are doing something,” Carville demanded of the president.
Chip Saltsman, former campaign manager for Mike Huckabee, told The Christian Post that “as much as it pains” him to do so, he has to agree with Carville.
“The White House has not been involved. He’s got real leadership problems. This was evident in the debt ceiling debate as the President seemed to have taken a back seat.”
“Up until this week with his jobs plan, Obama hasn’t really led on anything this year. I don’t agree with his jobs proposal, but at least he’s finally doing something,” Saltsman said.
Saltsman said that when Rahm Emanuel was in the White House, the President had a legislative agenda. However, he said, since Emanuel left, Obama doesn’t seem very involved at all when it comes to happenings on the Hill.
After Obama fires “a lot of people,” Carville wrote that indictments need to happen because American people need to see that certain responsible parties are held accountable for bringing the United States into economic disaster.
“I know Attorney General Eric Holder is a close friend of yours, but if his explanations aren't good, fire him too. Demand answers to why no one has been indicted,” the letter said.
“Do not accept excuses. Demand action now.”
Carville’s third piece of advice to Obama was to make a valid case against the GOP and hold fast to the explanation as to why things are better under his leadership.
If Obama follows these terms, he may have a shot at stopping one of those “creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans” from running the country,” Carville said.
“The course we are on is not working. The hour is late, and the need is great. Fire. Indict. Fight.”