Democrat Carville: Blame Obama, Not Republicans for O-Care

Democrat strategist James Carville says Obama is to blame for the Obamacare disaster, not Republicans.
Carville made the statement on Imus in the Morning today.

The Washington Examiner reported, via Free Republic:

Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville said the president is to blame for the blundered Obamacare debut, not Republicans.

Interviewed by Fox Business Network today, Carville said, “I think the president has himself to blame as much as anybody. I don’t think he was done in, in this instance by the Republicans, or done in by the media, done in by anything.”

He also defended former boss Bill Clinton’s criticism of Obama over the president’s broken promise about Americans keeping their health insurance plans under Obamacare, but said the former president should have used kinder language.

Fox offered these quotes from Carville:

On whether the Affordable Care Act could be all worked out by next year:

“In places where it’s up and running, i.e., Massachusetts and some of these other places, you know, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, it is actually doing fine. And, you know, things – they’re going to get better. The website is starting to get better and it will get better down the road but the rollout of this has been awful, and it didn’t have to be that way at all. And I think the president has himself to blame as much as anybody. I don’t think he was done in, in this instance by the Republicans, or done in by the media, done in by anything. It was just a massive mess-up that’s cost him and cost the Democratic party some grief. Maybe temporarily I hope but it’s certainly caused some grief out there.”

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