The Ragin’ Cajun Says Voters Don’t Care About This


( – James Carville, dubbed The Ragin’ Cajun, is a long-time political strategist. He has often found himself on the liberal side of most agendas, but recently, he went off on the Democrats running in 2020. He slammed the candidates that still remain in the Democratic Primary for tacking “off the damn radar screen”on certain issues.

“We don’t win elections because we talk about stuff that is not relevant,” he said on a recent appearance on MSNBC, following the ongoing debacle in the Iowa caucuses.

He said in part that “talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration” is not in the candidates’ best interests. He also said the candidates should stop focusing on progressive advocacy because that’s “not how you win a national election.”

Following the MSNBC appearance, Carville elaborated on his statements in an interview for Vox, saying Democrats often “get distracted” over issues that are far-left. He continued:

“We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalization illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election. It’s not how you become a majoritarian party.”

Whether you like Carville or not, believe in what he believes or not, he makes some solid points. These issues that the Democratic candidates seem to be focusing don’t really affect most voters’ lives. And if they don’t affect most voters’ lives, why are these candidates focusing on these issues at all?

He continued:

“Most of the people aren’t into all of this distracting sh** about open borders and letting prisoners vote. They don’t care. They have lives to lead. They have kids. They have parents that are sick. That’s what we have to talk about. That’s all we should talk about.”

Seems like the traditional liberal Carville is suggesting that his party needs to do what Donald Trump did in 2016, and what he has continually done throughout his time in office — connect with the everyday people of America. Trump has a great pulse on the heartbeat of the American people, and that’s why he has received such positive feedback, both at the voting polls and in recent approval polls among Republican voters.

He’s likely to continue that message throughout the 2020 election cycle, as he cruises through the Republican Primary and into the General Election in November.

Will he face a solid challenger? If you ask Carville, that’ll only happen if the Democratic candidates change their focus … and fast.