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  "A political narcissistic sociopath leveraged fear and ignorance with a campaign marked by mendacity and malice rather than a mandate for resurgence and reform. Instead of using his high office to articulate a vision for our future, Obama used it as a vehicle for character assassination, replete with unrelenting and destructive distortion, derision and division." — Mary Matalin in the National Review, surveying President Barack Obama's re-election victory.

  "Somebody in the Republican party is going to have to break [Republicans] out of the tea party and that talk radio bellicose B.S." — Matalin's husband James Carville on CNN — not referring to his wife specifically. Matalin and Carville dissected the election Thursday night at a forum at the University of New Orleans moderated by Gambit political editor Clancy DuBos.

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