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Carville to Obama: 'Get Down Here and Take Control!'

The fired-up New Orleans resident makes a plea to Obama
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 10:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – James Carville didn't mince words on Good Morning America today, blasting Obama, again, for his handling of the spill, calling his absence in the region "unbelievable political stupidity." His voice raising to a near-yell (George Stephanopoulos thanks the fired-up Carville for his "passion" at the end of the segment), the New Orleans resident explained, "These people are crying, they're begging for something down here, and it looks like he's just not involved in this. Man, you've got to get down here and take control of this. We're about to die down here!"

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Carville is clear that helping others would actually go far in helping the president himself: "His approval rating should be up seven points by now. I have no idea why they didn't seize this thing, why their attitude was so hands-offy here. Very seldom do you get something that's very good politics and the right thing to do."
(Read more Gulf oil spill stories.)

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