James Carville Has Some Advice For Al Jabbar

In an interview with Vox.com, Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville has some advice for Al Jabbar, the Anaheim Union High School District trustee, supervisorial staffer and progressive fire-breather.

OK – Carvill isn’t directing it personally at Jabbar, but it is applicable nonetheless.

Earlier this week, we published video of Jabbar pumping up a group of fellow Berniecrats by talking about how “super stoked” he was that under a Sanders presidency “my student loans will be cancelled.”

Carville is a liberal Democrat, and he unloads of how the progressive Left is pushing his party “off the radar screen” into the Land of Unelectability.

He cites the demand by Berniecrats for things like cancelling student debt and having the federal government provide free college tuition as examples of bad politics:

Here’s another stupid thing: Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this shit. And you saw Warren confronted by an angry voter over this. It’s just not a winning message.

The real argument here is that some people think there’s a real yearning for a left-wing revolution in this country, and if we just appeal to the people who feel that, we’ll grow and excite them and we’ll win. But there’s a word a lot of people hate that I love: politics. It means building coalitions to win elections. It means sometimes having to sit back and listen to what people think and framing your message accordingly.

This is good advice not only for Jabbar, but for Jose F. Moreno, Juan Alvarez, Walter Muneton, J. Paolo Magcalas, Carolyn Torres and other comrades who are trying to take control of local governments in Orange County and want Democrats to double-down on the leftism. Other people are paying for all this free stuff – people who have been saving and sacrificing to put themselves and/or their kids through school and might resent politicians who want to let those or are less inclined to frugality or self-sacrifice off the hook for loans they agreed to pay back.


  1. If he emigrated in 1996, went to Cypress College, CS Fullerton and mastered at CS Long Beach, he would have graduated in 2002. And he still hasn’t paid off debt 18 years later? How someone with so much debt he needs a government bailout ever got a position that handles so much money is unreal. The private sector would never hire someone deep in debt, they’re at risk of siphoning off funds from the company.

  2. And is now part of a useless board that is pushing another bond. By the way why are we voting on another school bond? Didn’t they squarer millions of dollars just recently? And aren’t Matsuda and Ruelas skipping out on work to fly all over Europe and Asia to find students and then charge them? How is this being allowed? I’m voting NO ON B. Enough waste.

  3. Jazmin: I agree NO ON B. Where has all the money gone?

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