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Dean: 'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'
CNSNews.com ^ | June 28, 2006 | Randy Hall

Posted on 06/28/2006 6:22:48 AM PDT by OB1kNOb

America is about to revisit one of the most turbulent decades in its history, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told a religious conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. "We're about to enter the '60s again," Dean said, but he was not referring to the Vietnam War or racial tensions.

Dean said he is looking for "the age of enlightenment led by religious figures who want to greet Americans with a moral, uplifting vision."

"The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes," Dean added. See Video


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Remainder of article........Anger over Vietnam War and the country's escalating racial tensions made the late 1960s one of the most painful eras in American history. Republican Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sen. Robert Kennedy, as well as the riot-marred Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Later in his speech Tuesday, Dean appeared to backtrack. "I'm not asking to go back to the '60s; we made some mistakes in the '60s," he said. "If you look at how we did public housing, we essentially created ghettoes for poor people" instead of using today's method of mixed-income housing.

Another mistake Democrats made in the '60s, Dean acknowledged, was that "we did give things away for free, and that's a huge mistake because that does create a culture of dependence, and that's not good for anybody, either," he noted, a reference to the Great Society welfare programs created by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson in the mid-1960s.

"Those mistakes were not the downfall of our program," Dean added. "They helped a lot more people than they hurt. But we can do better and we will do better and our time is coming." See Video

Alternating between references to the "McCarthy era" of the 1950s, which he accused the Bush administration of reviving, the decade of the 1960s and the current era, Dean explained that he was "looking to go back to the same moral principles of the '50s and '60s."

That was a time that stressed "everybody's in it together," he said. "We know that no one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds."

Dean's comments Tuesday came at a religious gathering convened in the nation's capital to discuss ways of eliminating poverty. After stating that America "is about as divided as it has been probably since the Civil War," Dean declared that "we need to come together around moral principles, and I'm talking about moral principles like making sure no child goes to bed hungry at night."

"I'm talking about moral principles like making sure everybody in America has health insurance just like 36 other countries in the world," he added. "This is a moral nation, and we want it to be a moral nation again."

As one method of accomplishing that goal, the DNC chairman called on Congress "to raise the minimum wage until we have a living wage in this country." He dismissed criticism of a minimum wage hike as "economists' mumbo-jumbo."

"We're simply asking to give the people who are working for minimum wage the same raise that Congress has had every year for the last 20 years," he said.

Dean also stated that the Democratic Party helped give people "the opportunity to become middle class" during the 1960s.

"I do think that empowering people to help themselves is what we should be doing in the 21st century," he added, stating that the Democratic Party now emphasizes the value of work.

"If you work hard, you ought to be able to support your family," the DNC chairman noted, and "in America, you need the opportunity to work hard, and that means some level of support from government -- no handouts, but some level of support so that you really do have a genuine opportunity to contribute to the country."

The DNC chairman pointed to President Bush's tax cuts as a major obstacle to what he called "tax fairness." He also criticized the Republican Congress for being "the biggest 'big government' government we've ever had," though he did make at least one positive comment about the GOP.

"How about if I'm a wild-eyed radical liberal who is willing to say the conservatives had some good ideas?" Dean told his audience. "But let's go back and make what we wanted to work, using some of their ideas to make sure that the mistakes don't get made again," he added.

"It's nice to see that Howard Dean's hostility to the religious community ends when people of faith vote Democrat," Republican National Committee spokesman Josh Holmes told Cybercast News Service.

Holmes added he was not surprised that "Howard Dean's political perspective is derived from a 1960s counterculture view of the world. What is surprising -- and disturbing -- is that he can urge a massive expansion of government and denounce the Democrat mistake of creating a 'culture of dependence' in the same speech."

"He may want to revisit that mistake to update his talking points and the Democrat policy manual," Holmes said.

Before leaving Tuesday's conference, the DNC chairman thanked those in attendance for giving him "a big lift."

"I came in the wrong door when I first got here," Dean said. "I came in the back, and everybody was talking about praising the Lord, and I thought, 'I am home. Finally, a group of people who want to praise the Lord and help their fellow man just like Jesus did and just like Jesus taught.' Thank you so much for doing that for me."

1 posted on 06/28/2006 6:22:50 AM PDT by OB1kNOb
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To: OB1kNOb

HEY DEAN STAY OFF THE HALLUCINOGENICS!


2 posted on 06/28/2006 6:24:41 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: OB1kNOb

The Democrats are trying to bring on another Vietnam War experience because they are willing to tear the country apart to get power back.

Plain and Simple.


3 posted on 06/28/2006 6:25:18 AM PDT by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: OB1kNOb

"sure that we don't make the same mistakes,"

Yes, this time lets not listen to democrat's and spend our hard earn money on watering the weeds.


4 posted on 06/28/2006 6:26:14 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: OB1kNOb

Acid flashback?


5 posted on 06/28/2006 6:26:22 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: OB1kNOb
So, the plan is to attract religious people by saying that "The 60's are here again!"

Howie needs a reality check.
6 posted on 06/28/2006 6:26:23 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Great, another aging Boomer longing to repeat his hippie years, this time with him in charge.

Argh.


7 posted on 06/28/2006 6:26:25 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: areafiftyone

I think the FEDS need to check what MEDS he is taking and leave Rush alone


8 posted on 06/28/2006 6:27:47 AM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: areafiftyone
Dean says: ...when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit

The article continues with: Anger over Vietnam War and the country's escalating racial tensions made the late 1960s one of the most painful eras in American history

Which means that Dean is optimistic that we are about to re-enter one of the most painful eras in our history.

I knew Dems were masochists, thank you Dr. Demento for proving it!

9 posted on 06/28/2006 6:28:01 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: OB1kNOb
The only good thing about the 60's were the fashions. The rest was destructive and corrosive.
10 posted on 06/28/2006 6:28:25 AM PDT by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: OB1kNOb

Liberals WON the 60's and we've been trying to recover since. God help us if Libs put the country through that again.


11 posted on 06/28/2006 6:28:45 AM PDT by KingKenrod
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To: OB1kNOb

Truly, he is delusional and mentally-ill.

Keep it, Howie baby!


12 posted on 06/28/2006 6:29:32 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: OB1kNOb
"We're about to enter the '60s again," Dean said"

Free sex, long hair, drugs, VW Beetles and flower power is coming back?



"Dean said he is looking for "the age of enlightenment led by religious figures who want to greet Americans with a moral, uplifting vision." "

"Age of enlightenment"?
Who knew?
Never figured wimin burning their bra's, sleeping with any long haired freak that turned up, and contacting STD's in record numbers, was equivalent to the Renaissance.
Silly me.
13 posted on 06/28/2006 6:29:41 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: OB1kNOb

MEDIC!!......


14 posted on 06/28/2006 6:30:37 AM PDT by keithtoo (The GOP is fortunate that the Dim's are even more spineless and disorganized.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Dean and his merry band of halfwit libs have never left the 60s. And that's just fine by me.


15 posted on 06/28/2006 6:30:50 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: OB1kNOb

It is the Dawning of the Age of Hilarious...


16 posted on 06/28/2006 6:30:52 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: areafiftyone

"HEY DEAN STAY OFF THE HALLUCINOGENICS!"

He really needs to do that.


17 posted on 06/28/2006 6:31:08 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: OB1kNOb

Howie, lay off of the bong for a while.


18 posted on 06/28/2006 6:31:13 AM PDT by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: OB1kNOb
"We're About to Enter the '60s Again"

Dems never left the '60s.

19 posted on 06/28/2006 6:31:29 AM PDT by Spirochete
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To: OB1kNOb

How many young liberals have you run across that seem supremely pissed off that they missed the 1960's? The Dirty Hippy Heydays.


20 posted on 06/28/2006 6:31:37 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Paloma_55
The Democrats are trying to bring on another Vietnam War experience because they are willing to tear the country apart to get power back.

You are exactly correct. They've preached "Vietnam" since day one of the Iraq war, much to the joy of the terrorists. If they think that they'll be able to get by with violent civil disobedience again, as they did in the 60's, they've got another thought coming. I'm certain that there are enough people in this country that are fed up with the path that this country has taken since the Johnson days.

21 posted on 06/28/2006 6:32:18 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: OB1kNOb
'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'

LOL! -Dean is hilarious. The Dixie Chicks aint Bob Dylan.
22 posted on 06/28/2006 6:32:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: OB1kNOb

"The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes," Dean added.




yea, he wants to not be so obvious this time?.... too late

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


23 posted on 06/28/2006 6:32:35 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: areafiftyone
Dean: 'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'

Well a guy can dream, can't he?

Far out, man!!!

24 posted on 06/28/2006 6:32:55 AM PDT by wireman
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To: veronica

I liked the ties.


25 posted on 06/28/2006 6:33:09 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: OB1kNOb

Dean: 'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'
????

When did they ever leave the 60's???


26 posted on 06/28/2006 6:33:16 AM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [Sic])
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To: OB1kNOb

Dean reentered the 60's. He inhaled deeply of the home-rolled cigarette.

He then held it in, not letting any of the vapors escaped.

He then breathed out and felt euphoria wash over his strangly limp and relaxed body.

Five seconds later, the plate of nachos in front of him was history.


27 posted on 06/28/2006 6:33:27 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (The last President from VA named George was good too! Allen in 2008!)
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To: P-40

ROFLMAO!!!


28 posted on 06/28/2006 6:33:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: wireman

More fodder the GOP should use to paint the Dems as the party of the past! Heaven forbid they look forward to a bright future. No, we want to go back 40 years. Great strategy Howard!


29 posted on 06/28/2006 6:34:03 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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Dean: This is a moral nation, and we want it to be a moral nation again." ..."The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes,"

If he likes the way the country was, why does he keep trying to micromanage it in all sorts of "new" directions?

Dean's mushy inconsistency is very apparent, thanks to the internet. He needs to take a stand on something that is rock-solid. (But I am optimistic that he won't be able to do that)

30 posted on 06/28/2006 6:34:13 AM PDT by syriacus (Superfunds aren't needed, since ONE WORD from Dems neutralizes lethal chemicals -- "RUST")
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To: OB1kNOb
I like how liberals call themselves progressive.

There is nothing progressive about them because their ideas have never left the sixties.

Their frozen in time.

31 posted on 06/28/2006 6:34:36 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: .cnI redruM

LOL.


32 posted on 06/28/2006 6:35:04 AM PDT by syriacus (Superfunds aren't needed, since ONE WORD from Dems neutralizes lethal chemicals -- "RUST")
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To: areafiftyone

and exactly WHO, besides the old liberal media, is paying attention to this asswipe?


33 posted on 06/28/2006 6:35:52 AM PDT by Jazzman1
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To: OB1kNOb

Dean says this becasue he's on acid.


34 posted on 06/28/2006 6:36:04 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock.)
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To: areafiftyone

Are you kidding? Let him be. Perhaps some of our libertarian brothers or sisters can send him a few of theirs as well...


35 posted on 06/28/2006 6:36:07 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,427+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: OB1kNOb

Dean didn't stay away from the brown acid.


36 posted on 06/28/2006 6:36:37 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: meyer
They've preached "Vietnam" since day one of the Iraq war, much to the joy of the terrorists.

I wonder how many of our men and women and how many Iraqis were killed, just because the Dems emboldened the terrorists.

37 posted on 06/28/2006 6:37:58 AM PDT by syriacus (Superfunds aren't needed, since ONE WORD from Dems neutralizes lethal chemicals -- "RUST")
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To: areafiftyone
Re: "The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes," Dean added.

Fantastic!!!! That means we elect only Good Republicans from now on...

38 posted on 06/28/2006 6:38:59 AM PDT by Bender2 (Gad! The inmates have control... And I'm trying to quit smoking!)
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To: OB1kNOb

Groovy, Howie.


39 posted on 06/28/2006 6:39:02 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: OB1kNOb

Does this mean I'll be born again? will I need to go back to kindergarten?


40 posted on 06/28/2006 6:39:41 AM PDT by posterchild (Fresh out of compassion. How about some limited government?)
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To: OB1kNOb
Bush's statement" "If you're not with us, you're against us," could apply to at least some Democratic partisans, at least some of the time.
41 posted on 06/28/2006 6:39:49 AM PDT by syriacus (Superfunds aren't needed, since ONE WORD from Dems neutralizes lethal chemicals -- "RUST")
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To: OB1kNOb
"We're about to enter the '60s again,"

Ah yes, the aging Baby Boomers' wet dream . . . instead of dying a peaceful death, crawling back into the womb. What a miserable generation of Americans.

42 posted on 06/28/2006 6:41:12 AM PDT by 54-46 Was My Number (Right now, somebody else got that number)
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To: OB1kNOb
Dean said. "I came in the back, and everybody was talking about praising the Lord, and I thought, 'I am home. Finally, a group of people who want to praise the Lord and help their fellow man just like Jesus did and just like Jesus taught.' Thank you so much for doing that for me."

is this really a quote from Dean???

These Godless souls trying to fit into the garb of a Christian is pathetic. They just don't know the language.

What was it Jesus said about such people? Something about not knowing them? Oh yes, In Matthew -

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven, On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'" (Matthew 7:21-23).

These pseudo Christians don't realize they are crossing a boundary here. They are not just trying to fool mortal men here - They are trespassing on dangerous waters...without the power to walk on it.

43 posted on 06/28/2006 6:41:18 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (LINCOLN: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time>")
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To: theDentist; All
PEACE BABY!


44 posted on 06/28/2006 6:41:19 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: OB1kNOb
"We're about to enter the '60s again,"

Aw nuts! I gotta' go through puberty again.

45 posted on 06/28/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: OB1kNOb

This time around I'll be old enough to appreciate Barry Goldwater.


46 posted on 06/28/2006 6:41:56 AM PDT by posterchild (Fresh out of compassion. How about some limited government?)
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To: OB1kNOb

Today's political scene isn't that much different from that of the 60s. The biggest difference is that the pigs these days are all calling themselves "democrats".


47 posted on 06/28/2006 6:42:26 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: OB1kNOb
'We're About to Enter the '60s Again'

I never thought I'd agree with the screamer about anything, but if the latest offerings from Detroit are any indication, he isn't far from the truth.



48 posted on 06/28/2006 6:42:32 AM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: OB1kNOb
The 1860's?? GREAT!!
49 posted on 06/28/2006 6:42:47 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: OB1kNOb

As an aging boomer, he doesn't see that the conditions that made the 60s turbulent are missing now...;


50 posted on 06/28/2006 6:44:12 AM PDT by Alama
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