Jerry Meek rips Carville and praises Howard Dean

WOOOT Jerry comes out swinging against James Carville:


November 16, 2006

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NCDP Chair Meek to Carville: The Election Results are Proof Dean’s 50-State Strategy is Working

Raleigh—North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jerry Meek contacted Democratic strategist James Carville by email yesterday after Carville criticized the Democratic National Committee’s 50-State Strategy.

“A week after historic Democratic gains at the national level and in North Carolina, the last thing we need is someone trying to stoke infighting by second-guessing a winning strategy,” said Meek. “It’s about as productive as Rod Brind’Amor criticizing Coach Peter Laviolette because the Hurricanes lost three games before winning the Stanley Cup.”

Meek’s email to Carville:

Mr. Carville,

As the Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, I cannot disagree more strongly with your recent comments regarding Governor Dean. For the past 20 months, we have benefited from having regional field directors across this state, organizing, building, and implementing ground plans. The results here in North Carolina were tremendous. While your focus seems to be exclusively upon congressional and senatorial races, I’m concerned about all of the races – including down ballot races. Because of the work of these regional field directors, we elected Sheriffs and county commissioners in some of the reddest of counties. We increased our control of the state house by 5 seats (now 68-52) and of the state senate by 2 seats (now 31-19). We elected Heath Shuler to Congress, with one currently undecided potential pickup seat. These down ballot races are particularly important to future electoral successes.

There is no institution – other than the DNC – that is charged with the task of building the Party in the long-term (rather than focusing exclusively on the current election). Howard Dean understands, correctly, that we need to have an infrastructure in place that creates continuity between elections, allowing for the Party’s expansion.

Like every State Chair I know, he has my full support. I can assure you that any attempt to remove Gov. Dean would be met with fierce opposition.

Best Wishes,



If anything, remove Carville

Go Jerry! With words like this and a backbone to boot, WHY WON'T YOU RUN FOR OFFICE?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

I think he's having too much fun

“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

It's a Pattern

I like James Carville, but his comments about Howard Dean were way out of line. We need to dig deeper into Carville's statements to understand where he is coming from. Carville is a Clinton man and was probably doing Bill and Hill's dirty work within the national media. The Clinton's can not stand to see another Democrat have an affective sollution, as Dean's 50 state strategy appears to have been a major part in the Democartic takeover of Congress and governorships around the United States.

In addition, Dean promises to be a neutral bystander in the 2008 primary process and the Clinton's would love nothing more than to have a pro-Hillary chair at the DNC.

It's a pattern of the Clinton folk to destroy anyone who stands in their way. They view Dean as a threat and are using whomever to take him out. I applaud Jerry Meek's actions and urge him to continue in his party building activities here in North Carolina!

Dig away.

But all you'll find is what you already know.

I suppose that's what Carville wants most. He's a fading star with less and less relevance to anything that matters. Sadly, the stenographers flock to his loud mouth whenever he opens it, always looking for controversy, even if contrived in the mind of a serial loser.

100 Counties

I urge Mr. Meek to consider the 100 County
Strategy proposed here at BlueNC, it's brilliant in its simplicity - and it will work.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

Carville's Disengagement

I guess that James Carville (and equally silly wife, Mary Matlin) remains disconnected from the political political strains. Chairman Meek was right to reprimand him.