Well, a Hotline blog took a look at Mr Matalin's claims and they turn out to stink like mule dung on a fencepost after a rainstorm. Or something.
Copyright laws obeyed, lest I get tasered.
November 17, 2006
The Carville Claims: A Closer Look
James Carville has been generating a wave of publicity in criticizing DNC Chair Howard Dean for not sufficiently funding competitive House races. HeÃ¢??s claimed the Democrats could have won another dozen seats if the DNC allocated more money in the campaignÃ¢??s final weeks. The DNC has pushed back on CarvilleÃ¢??s charges. WhoÃ¢??s right?
14 Democratic candidates lost by 2 points or less, but many of the campaigns were funded to the hilt by the DCCC. Lois Murphy certainly canÃ¢??t blame her loss in PA 06 on inadequate funding; the DCCC spent over $3 million on her behalf. Patricia Madrid (NM 01) also had plenty of money Ã¢?? her razor-thin loss came because of an embarrassing gaffe at a debate. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH 15), Darcy Burner (WA 08), Phil Kellam (VA 02), Christine Jennings and Tammy Duckworth (IL 06) were all among the top-funded candidates by the DCCC. (In JenningsÃ¢?? case, the money was funneled through the Florida Democratic party.)