Debunked: James Carville Did Not Say 80% Of Democrats Politically Clueless

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A widespread story circulating on the Internet about James Carville calling 80% of Democrats “politically clueless” has been debunked by IJ Review. Snopes had called the rumor “probably false.”

This author reached out to Mr. Carville’s office about the blistering quote and received the following response:

Mr. Becker,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Apparently the quote was falsely posted by an unknown user to a quotations website called thinkexist.com. We have contacted the website and asked them to take the quote down. James Carville never said these words, and this quote in no way belongs to James Carville.

The quote posted previously on IJ Review repeating the rumor has been removed. The author encourages other websites to dispute the rumor and to issue retractions as well if necessary. Mr. Carville is a well-respected pundit by both the political right and left, and his professional reputation should remain in tact.

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