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.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
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.
I agree, I had hoped they would keep the screaming idiot around for a while.
"Responding to Dean's initial remark, Edwards said Dean "is not the spokesman for the party." "
Well then, who is? Reid? Pelosi, BFT, Kerry, the clintons?
(Phth! I need to wash my fingers now from having typed the names in the last graph.)
Dean doesn't speak for whole party, some Democrats say - (losing traction even with his own party!)
It's a shame to see D's ganging up on Spanky Dean. I really liked the "I hate Republicans" thing, but this "never made an honest living" statement topped that! Oh, the irony of THIS from Richie Rich who suffered through summers at the whites only Maidstone Club in the Hamptons, went to private schools, had mummy and daddy paying his bills, and ordered their servants around. Poor little Howie....he wouldn't know an "honest living" if it bit him on the butt.
IMO they are playing "good cop"/ "bad cop", and the Hillary wing will come in at the last moment to save the party from the "extremists"
totally agree that this was a set up all along.
He was meant to act the bull in the china shop.
Dean made a deal with Hill for the good of the party, and the powers promised him something good in return.
Absolutely. This whole thing is nothing but another one of the Dims' patented dog-and-pony shows.
Howard Dean is DNC chair for one reason - to toss raw meat to the loony tunes in the base and keep them frothing at the mouth and on the plantation until 2008. We all need to forget about the (lack of) money Dean is raising. The money's still flowing, it's just flowing to the 527s (with almost no oversight), or it's flowing directly to Hillary's coffers.
The party bigs know that rushing in to clean up after Howard every now and then is just a cost of doing business, and I'll bet that privately, they couldn't be more pleased with the job he's doing so far.
If he was really embarrasing them or trashing their plans and schemes, he'd be cleaning out his office within 15 minutes of Bill or Hillary picking up the phone.
.....like what? Secretary of State?
"Dean made a deal with Hill for the good of the party, and the powers promised him something good in return."
Dean is a mentally disturbed person who should seek professional help. While this qualifies him to be a far-left DemoRat and liberal, this super-bad choice as their poster boy is just digging the grave of the radical left even deeper.
*** YEEEAAAHHHH !!! *** :-)
I heard even disgraced ex-President Clinton aws trying to distance himself from Screamin' Dean on the Greta show but I can't find the quote and Fox only has an excerpt of the interview on-line.
"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."
My husband told me that Dean made this statement and I didn't believe him. I told him no one is that stupid. Was I ever wrong.
Is Hillary behind the planning?
That's a reasonable guess.
Related: anyone notice the coincidence between the disappearance of the last vestiges of civility in the Congress, and Hillary's senatorial appearance?
Can anybody recall (even in its most contentious moments) when (Democrat) political discourse was so rancorously hate-filled?
Aside: All the while, President Dubya has maintained the steadfast dignity of the Presidency that the impeached and former occupant could never pretend to project.
"Related: anyone notice the coincidence between the disappearance of the last vestiges of civility in the Congress, and Hillary's senatorial appearance?"
Also note that since she has been in the Senate the Yankees have lost. The curse of the Bambino is nothing compared to the curse of the bimbo-chaser... Slickette.