Skip to comments.DEAN SAYS: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS
Posted on 05/23/2005 4:26:32 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
WASHINGTON--DNC Chair Howard Dean, appearing on "Meet the Press" told hold host Tim Russert that a Socialist "is bascially a liberal Democrat."
Dean, while discussing the race to replace outgoing Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords, insisted to Russert that potential candidate Bernie Sanders, an admitted socialist, was no different than the liberal wing of his own party:
Dean: Well, that's what he says. He's really a populist. Russert: But is there room in the Democratic Party for a socialist? Dean: Well, first of all, he's not a socialist, really. Russert: ...he wrote in his book: "Outsider in the House, I am a Democratic socialist." Dean: Well, a Democratic socialist--all right, we're talking about words here. And Bernie can call himself anything he wants. He is basically a liberal Democrat
Russert: ...there's a vacancy for the United States Senate about to occur. Bernie Sanders, the congressman from Vermont, wants to run for that seat. He is a self-described avowed socialist. .
Dean: Well, that's what he says. He's really a populist.
Russert: But is there room in the Democratic Party for a socialist?
Dean: Well, first of all, he's not a socialist, really.
Russert: ...he wrote in his book: "Outsider in the House, I am a Democratic socialist."
Dean: Well, a Democratic socialist--all right, we're talking about words here. And Bernie can call himself anything he wants. He is basically a liberal Democrat
As the always-insightful James Taranto, at the Wall St. Journal, observes:
[I]f, as Dean claims, a socialist "is basically a liberal Democrat," then a liberal Democrat is basically a socialist. Which... is something you'd expect to hear from a right-wing kook, not the Democratic chairman.
At least you have to give Dean points for honesty. He finally "admitted" something we "right wing kooks" have been telling the public for half a century.
Good Ole Binge Drinking Dean!!!
Let us pray that each and every day Howard Dean opens his mouth and that words are emitted into the atmosphere.
The only surprise is that he's admitting it.
Dems are socialists.....ya think Dean?!
I take him at his word, and them there are fighting words!
I don't know how Karl Rove managed to snooker the Dems into choosing Dean but I'm certainly glad that he did. I keep waiting for the hinge on his head to pop open revealing the little guys from Planet Zoob driving.
Dean is giving ammo, I expect the GOP to use it.
The more Dean talks the more I like his selection as DNC Chair. Thaks for the new tagline Howie!
Dean also said in that interview that the difference between Dems and Repubs is "Dems care children going to sleep at night hungry".
I guess that means Repubs don't care about starving children now too.
He's such a relic from the 60's, but the more he speaks the better for rational people.
Check out the CPUSA.com (Communist party) and compare their garbage to the rat platform.
Karl Rove is apparently like Darth Vader to George Bush's Emperor Palpatine, the way he uses his evil mind powers to control everyone.
Between snookering CBS and Newsweek to run fake news stories so he can discredit them later, to tricking all the swing states into putting up gay marriage bans in 2004, to packing the Supreme Court with right wing idealogues up to 20 years before they'd be needed to decide the 2000 election, that Rove is regular Jedi Master.
The great thing about that graphic it can be Republicans in public or Dems in private.
The mask is off.
I've been saying this for years! "Liberal Democrats" are neither liberal nor democratic. They are indeed socialists.
Dean is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP
Just be grateful this fool isn't practicing medicine anymore.
Democrats = Socialists = Communists
Socialist is to Democrat as Young is to Child.
Next time he opens his big mouth, someone should take a look inside to see if anyone is home.
DUH! Anyone with one eye and a grain of sense ought to have figured this out long ago. Unfortunatley, you don't even need a grain of sense to cast a ballot.
I love screamin Dean he has gaureenteed a Republican victory in 06 and 08 GO DEAN!!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRgh
And the sky is blue, and ....
Was this supposed to be a great revelation? Most of us have known it for years.
We are indeed "talking about words here". We're talking about the words of the Constitution meaning what they say they mean. Is there any more important subject in American politics today?
"we're talking about words here."
Yes, and words have a meaning.
To bad that the GOP is lead by a bunch of limp-wristed wusses.
Dr Demento running the Rats, and the GOP scared of their own shadows... I weep for my Nation.
Don't expect the GOP to do anything requiring balls.
Don't you just love the guy? Presumption of innocence for Osama while Delay needs to start his jail term! And now this.