Skip to comments.Dean doesn't speak for whole party, some Democrats say - (losing traction even with his own party!)
Posted on 06/06/2005 3:19:27 PM PDT by CHARLITE
Dean has said Republicans never made an honest living in their lives and House majority leader Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence. DeLay has not been accused of any crime.
Dean ''doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric, and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats," Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said yesterday on ABC's ''This Week."
While discussing the hardship of working Americans standing in long lines to vote, Dean said Thursday, ''Republicans, I guess, can do that because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives." Dean said later his comments did not refer to hard-working Americans, but rather to the failure of Republican leadership to address working-class concerns.
Responding to Dean's initial remark, Edwards said Dean ''is not the spokesman for the party."
Dean is ''a voice. I don't agree with it," Edwards, a former senator and the Democrats' vice-presidential nominee in 2004, said Saturday at a party fund-raising dinner in Nashville. Edwards has not decided whether to seek the nomination in 2008.
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This is extremely depressing news. Dean seems to be on the verge of being fired, which would be a great tragedy for the Republican Party.
It was all part of the plan. Hillary from stage right to the rescue, dontchaknow.
If Dean gets fired, his ego will require him to join the Greens... and he'll take all his MOVEON.ORG lemmings with him.
does that make Howie a DINO? Yabba Dabba don't think so...
LOL. And they think that such actions are going to win over the average voter!
Let me put it this way ....they will be ranting and raving over 'stolen elections' for the next 2 decades because they WILL continue losing elections. And not because they are 'stolen' but because they are so darn STUPID that they push away the very voters they need to win anything. And if they continue down the same route they will become extinct as a viable party in 3 decades. And aactually I'd say they are already obsolete! After all what else do they do apart from saying 'no' to anything and everything that we bring forward. I cannot think of one positive idea they have come with, they only have a lot of negative statements without offering viable alternatives.
And if they best they can do is a limp-wristed-wimp like Kerry, a foot-in-mouth loony like Dean, a skeleton-in-the-closet-rife Hillary et al then it just shows that they are truly in dire straits. In the next few decades they may very well join the Whigs in the annals of history.
The spokesman for the party is not the spokesman for the party?
I absolutely love Dean. Every time he opens his evil, hateful mouth, one thousand new Republicans are born.
they best = the best
Yes, he DOES speak for the Party (and members therein) as their Chairman. Yes, a Bolton confirmation is a win Biden. And YES it was a filibuster when the Dems prevented a vote on Bolton.
Random points but the Dems seem to believe saying something makes it true.
IF they didn't want Dean as Chairman representing them they would seek his removal. They have not. The only reason they are speaking now is because Dean crossed a line by dragging low income & average income families into this fight by suggesting they've never known an honest days work. The Dems know he stepped in it with that comment, so this is CYA time. If they were truly offended it would be more than a few critical words. They'd have his head.
It's OK logic for the "emotional ones".
Dean does speak for all Democrats, he is their party chairman.
It's been 1976 since they won a majority in a presidential election and that one was close.
That's what I was thinking.
Dean for Chairman for life!!!!
Howie peaking too soon again, alas.
Fox says that Hill echoed some of Dean's comments about republicans this afternoon. She gave a speech somewhere, but I haven't heard details yet.