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Politics Bernie Sanders calls James Carville 'political hack' after criticism

09:15  13 february  2020
09:15  13 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

James Carville hits back at Bernie Sanders after criticism: 'At least I'm not a communist'

  James Carville hits back at Bernie Sanders after criticism: 'At least I'm not a communist' Democratic strategist James Carville has fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders after the Vermont independent dismissed him as a "political hack" in an interview with CNN."Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a political hack. That's exactly who the f*** I am!" Carville told Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby in a phone interview, according to a tweet Thursday from Hamby. "I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it's a pejorative.

Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville continued his campaign Monday shake up his party and prevent what he fears is imminent electoral defeat. “I’ll say this just as clearly and directly as I can,” Carville told Joe Scarborough. “The only thing, the only thing between the United States and the

Bernie Sanders keeps surprising cynical pundits in his second presidential run. On Morning Joe, James Carville , the old Clinton strategist, warned: “That’s it. If we go the way of the British After the New Hampshire results came in, political reporters and pundits put facts into linguistic pretzels

Sen. Bernie Sanders called James Carville a “political hack” two days after the former President Clinton adviser said it would be the “end of days” for Democrats if Sanders became the nominee.

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"Look, James, in all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama," Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. "We are taking on the establishment. This is no secret to anybody."

Sanders said he is taking on President Trump, the Republican establishment as well as the Democratic establishment, “but at the end of the day the grassroots movement we are putting together of young people, of working people, of people of color, want real change.”

Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa

  Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thanked his supporters for giving his campaign a "strong victory" in the Iowa caucuses on Thursday, days after the state's chaotic contest and as the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) chairman has called for a recanvass. © Getty Images Sanders claims 'strong victory' in Iowa The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released its latest batch of results, after technical mishaps delayed the results following the caucuses on Monday.With 97 percent of precincts now reporting, the results showed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 26.

Aside from specifically mentioning Sanders , Carville has enough political survival skills not to criticize by name the far-left progressives, comprised of The timing for James Carville , 75, being brought out of academic obscurity to lecture the Democratic Party – just days after the Iowa blowout – is

James Carville , a political strategist and former top adviser to President Bill Clinton, sounded the alarm Monday about the prospect of Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, calling such a choice the "end of days" for the party.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, Carville claimed that Sanders doesn’t have a broad enough appeal to be able to beat Trump.

He said African American voters aren't interested in socialism and a revolution and "all this foolishness you hear," but instead want to be sold on a vision for how they "fit into this country."

He also referred to Sanders and his supporters as a "cult."

"There’s a certain part of the Democratic Party that wants us to be a cult," he said. "I’m not interested in being in a cult.

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has also piled on Sanders, claiming last month “nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.”

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Many moderate Democrats have raised concerns over Sanders’ general election chances as a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, after his strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire where he finished first in a narrow win over Pete Buttigieg Tuesday.

Fox News' David Montanaro contributed to this report.

Sanders doesn't think Bloomberg should be in next debates .
Sanders has been critical of Bloomberg using his wealth to run for president since he entered the race. When asked to respond to a recent Quinnipiac University poll with black voters that put Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of him, Sanders expressed confidence in his support from minority communities."I don't know what the most recent poll has, but we are doing very, very well with minority communities, both African-American and Latino," he said. "A lot of politicians go from the top on down. That's what Bloomberg is about. He's spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

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