The ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Warns Dems: Abortion Ain’t A Winning Issue | Eastern North Carolina Now | James Carville is a smart guy. After all, he led the campaign that put a little-known governor from Arkansas in the White House.

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    James Carville is a smart guy. After all, he led the campaign that put a little-known governor from Arkansas in the White House.

    As the chief strategist for Bill Clinton, the "Ragin' Cajun" was famed for framing the race with just four words: "It's the economy, stupid."

    Candidates in the 1992 race faced tough circumstances: More than 10 million Americans were unemployed, job creation was the slowest since the Great Depression, the federal deficit had reached a record high, and poverty and welfare rolls - along with inflation - were soaring.

    But then-President George H.W. Bush seemed out of touch, and The New York Times made up a story to drive that narrative.

    Bush made a campaign stop in February 1992 at the National Grocers Association Convention in Florida and hit an exhibit that featured a new type of checkout scanner.

    "The look of wonder flickered across his face again as he saw the item and price registered on the cash register screen." the Times wrote, then noted, "Some grocery stores began using electronic scanners as early as 1976, and the devices have been in general use in American supermarkets for a decade."

    The message was clear: Bush had no idea how a grocery store worked, and no idea what life was like for average Americans. The story never went away: Even his obituary in the Times said, "His critics saw him as out of touch with ordinary Americans, pointing to what they portrayed as his amazed reaction during a demonstration of a supermarket scanner."

    The story, it turned out, was completely false. The exhibit Bush viewed featured a new kind of scanner, one that could actually read bar codes that were wrinkled, torn or half missing.

    But back to Carville. He knows how to frame a campaign - and how not to. The strategist on Monday offered some sound advice to Democrats engaged in the 2022 midterms.

    "A lot of these consultants think if all we do is run abortion spots that will win for us. I don't think so," he said. "It's a good issue. But if you just sit there and they're pummeling you on crime and pummeling you on the cost of living, you've got to be more aggressive than just yelling abortion every other word."

    Carville is spot on. Democrats thought they had been gifted a winning issue when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1972 landmark decision that deemed abortion a constitutionally protected right for all Americans.

    But Americans are far more focused on other issues. An Ipsos poll of 1,003 voters released this week found that abortion didn't even make the top 10 issues on which Americans want President Joe Biden to focus. Here's the list:

    Economy - 55%

    Employment/Jobs - 24%

    Immigration - 21%

    Environment - 16%

    Unifying Country - 15%

    Corruption - 12%

    COVID-19 - 9%

    Racial Inequality - 8%

    International Trade - 2%

    Other - 5%

    If Democrats are smart, they'll heed Carville's advice. He knows a thing or two about winning.

    The views expressed in this piece are the author's own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.


poll#152
With Roe v Wade (originated in 1973) overturned by the US Supreme Court, thereby allowing decisions on abortion legislation completely returned to the states: Where do you find your position on such a "Life and Death" issue for the American People?
  Yes, I approve of the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate this "medical" issue back to the states' legislative responsibility to regulate.
  No, I believe that every woman should have complete access to abortion on demand.
  This issue is far beyond my intellectual capacity to understand.
530 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,182 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#162
In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
702 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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