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

05:30  14 february  2020
05:30  14 february  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Bernie Sanders calls James Carville 'political hack' after criticism

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Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) calling him a "hack," firing back on Thursday in response: " At least I ' m not a communist ." What are the details? Sanders was asked about Carville 's criticisms by CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, and responded, "Look, James , with all due respect, is a political

At least I ’ m not a communist .” Sanders ’ comments on Wednesday night came on the heels of Carville ’s recent media blitz in which he said he was “scared to death” of Sanders capturing the nomination and warned that the democratic socialist would turn the Democratic Party into an

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.

James Carville wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera© 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. I kinda like it!"

"At least I'm not a communist," he added.

The pointed attack comes after Sanders had criticized Carville on Wednesday in response to a barrage of attacks from the former Bill Clinton adviser railing against the direction of the Democratic Party as Sanders gains momentum in the Democratic presidential primary race.

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Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville further escalated his feud with Sanders , saying " At least I ' m not a communist ." Former Clinton strategist James Carville ripped into Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday, further escalating the ongoing feud between the two.

Days after former Clinton adviser James Carville said he was “scared to death” of Bernie Sanders capturing the Democratic presidential nomination Interviewing Sanders on CNN Wednesday night, anchor Anderson Cooper noted that Carville claimed that Democratic voters weren’t interested in

At the center of Carville's critique of Sanders is the contention that the senator supports policies on topics like immigration and health care that are too liberal to find support from the majority of the country. In an interview with MSNBC earlier this month, Carville said Democrats need to "wake up and make sure that we talk about things that are relevant to people"

He added that the party needs to "decide what we want to be."

"Do we want to be an ideological cult or do we want to have a majoritarian instinct to be a majority party?" Carville said. Later, he told Vox that Sanders "isn't a Democrat."

"He's never been a Democrat. He's an ideologue," Carville said.

The back-and-forth comes on the heels of Sanders' hard-fought victory in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire.

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Democratic strategist James Carville warned of the "end of days" if Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders as their candidate for president in 2020. "There's a certain part of the Democratic party that wants us to be a cult. I ' m not interested in being in a cult," Carville said Monday on 'Morning Joe.'

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. "Look, James , in all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working

In the wake of his upstart bid against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, Sanders has built a far more formidable operation this cycle while focusing on broadening his appeal to build a coalition of young voters, working-class voters and voters of color.

No other candidate has his grassroots fundraising advantage, which has allowed Sanders' campaign to build robust turnout operations in the early-voting states -- a boost in the deeply unsettled Democratic field.

On Tuesday night, Sanders proclaimed his victory as "the beginning of the end for Donald Trump."

After hitting back at Carville on Wednesday night, Sanders added that it's "no secret to anybody" that "we are taking on the establishment."

"We are taking on Trump, the Republican establishment, Carville and the Democratic establishment, but at the end of the day, the grassroots movement that we are putting together of young people, of working people, of people of color, want real change."

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