James Carville threw in the towel on defending the Obamacare rollout last night on Fox Business, calling the disaster a "joke" and a "self-inflicted wound."
"I look at these polls, and I got to tell you, I think it is all self-inflicted. I think this rollout, which I think they got to get right, was a disaster, it was a joke,” he told Fox Business Network on Thursday. “And there was a way to talk about, you know, how many people would get to keep their health insurance in a way that wasn’t causing this much trouble. I’m one of the few people who have believed, and continue to believe, that in the end this thing will work pretty good.”
"And I think the president has himself to blame as much as anybody,” he said. “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.”
Adding insult to injury, Carville called for people to hold President Obama accountable for the rollout, not Republicans, who the White House has repeatedly blamed for ongoing issues with Heathcare.gov.
“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.”
Up until now, Carville has done his best to defend the administration in the wake of health insurance cancellation notices landing in the mailboxes of millions of Americans. He's still defending the law as a whole, but isn't giving anymore excuses about the ongoing failures of the Obamacare exchange.