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DEAN SAYS: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS
Federal Review ^ | 5/23/05

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:

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

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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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: board; chairman; chairmandean; dean; dnc; jeffords; liberals; nokidding; russert; sanders; socialist
Dean is a treasure trove the GOP. He can't keep from spilling his own party's deep dark secrets.
1 posted on 05/23/2005 4:26:34 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Good Ole Binge Drinking Dean!!!


2 posted on 05/23/2005 4:29:52 PM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Let us pray that each and every day Howard Dean opens his mouth and that words are emitted into the atmosphere.


3 posted on 05/23/2005 4:30:52 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The only surprise is that he's admitting it.


4 posted on 05/23/2005 4:31:43 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOL, yep!

Dems are socialists.....ya think Dean?!


5 posted on 05/23/2005 4:35:07 PM PDT by FeeinTennessee (Visit me @ peoplepolitical.org --Fee)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I take him at his word, and them there are fighting words!


6 posted on 05/23/2005 4:35:23 PM PDT by PJBlogger (BEWARE :: HILLARY and her HINO want to take back YOUR COUNTRY !)
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To: PJBlogger
them there are fighting words!
Heck no! On the rare occasion they are truthful, we should applaud them.
7 posted on 05/23/2005 4:38:06 PM PDT by labette
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


8 posted on 05/23/2005 4:38:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If the GOP can't take Deans words (on camera no less) and put them into effective attack ads, then they deserve to lose.

Dean is giving ammo, I expect the GOP to use it.

10 posted on 05/23/2005 4:39:33 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The more Dean talks the more I like his selection as DNC Chair. Thaks for the new tagline Howie!


11 posted on 05/23/2005 4:39:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('Well, a Democratic socialist ...is basically a liberal Democrat' - Howard Dean - DNC Chairman)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


12 posted on 05/23/2005 4:40:04 PM PDT by QueenBee3
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To: FormerACLUmember

Check out the CPUSA.com (Communist party) and compare their garbage to the rat platform.


13 posted on 05/23/2005 4:40:29 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Billthedrill; Darth Reagan
I don't know how Karl Rove managed to snooker the Dems into choosing Dean but I'm certainly glad that he did.

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.

;-)

14 posted on 05/23/2005 4:42:42 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines ("I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."--S. Townsley on Ithaca)
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To: stnkewon
To Dean: Please keep shoveling....

LOL! Bump

15 posted on 05/23/2005 4:44:28 PM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Baynative

The great thing about that graphic it can be Republicans in public or Dems in private.


17 posted on 05/23/2005 4:51:21 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines ("I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."--S. Townsley on Ithaca)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The mask is off.


18 posted on 05/23/2005 4:54:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
When Bernard Sanders, the avowed Socialist, was in the Congress saver years ago his Conservative Voting Index was 30% which means that 30% of the time he voted for conservative issues.

At that time the Conservative Voting Index for most House members was not much higher and often was far lower Sanders'.

For example, the Conservative Voting Index of most of the leading Dem members of the House and Senate ranged into the low teens all the way to zero.

The inescapable conclusion is that to move Congress further to the right, we should elect more socialists.
19 posted on 05/23/2005 4:55:03 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I've been saying this for years! "Liberal Democrats" are neither liberal nor democratic. They are indeed socialists.


20 posted on 05/23/2005 5:19:38 PM PDT by Betaille
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Dean is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP


21 posted on 05/23/2005 5:27:49 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines ("I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."--S. Townsley on Ithaca)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Just be grateful this fool isn't practicing medicine anymore.


22 posted on 05/23/2005 5:34:43 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Democrats = Socialists = Communists


23 posted on 05/23/2005 5:41:41 PM PDT by MichiganCheese (If Hillary is the answer, it must be a stupid question.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Socialist is to Democrat as Young is to Child.


24 posted on 05/23/2005 6:58:41 PM PDT by cobaltblu
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Next time he opens his big mouth, someone should take a look inside to see if anyone is home.


25 posted on 05/23/2005 7:01:15 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


26 posted on 05/23/2005 7:30:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: cynicom

I love screamin Dean he has gaureenteed a Republican victory in 06 and 08 GO DEAN!!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRgh


27 posted on 05/23/2005 7:43:20 PM PDT by CAPTsink
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And the sky is blue, and ....


28 posted on 05/23/2005 7:50:39 PM PDT by DickandBush
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
" Howard Dean, appearing on "Meet the Press" told hold host Tim Russert that a Socialist "is bascially a liberal Democrat."

Was this supposed to be a great revelation? Most of us have known it for years.

29 posted on 05/23/2005 8:10:41 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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?


30 posted on 05/23/2005 8:47:42 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

"we're talking about words here."

Yes, and words have a meaning.


31 posted on 05/24/2005 12:03:50 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (The UN did such a fine job with "Oil for Food" in Iraq, let's let them run the whole country!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

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.


32 posted on 05/24/2005 12:11:18 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Sonny M

Don't expect the GOP to do anything requiring balls.


33 posted on 05/24/2005 12:12:18 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: MichiganCheese

BINGO!!!!!!!


34 posted on 05/24/2005 6:40:38 AM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don't you just love the guy? Presumption of innocence for Osama while Delay needs to start his jail term! And now this.


35 posted on 05/24/2005 7:38:29 AM PDT by Darth Reagan (These aren't the droids you're looking for.)
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