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Nixon aide: Kerry not too swift (John Dean: '23% of America is Protofascist')
The Boston Herald ^ | July 23, 2006 | Dave Wedge

Posted on 07/23/2006 6:50:04 PM PDT by new yorker 77

Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential hopes were sunk when he buckled under to “authoritarian” conservatives hellbent on smearing his military record as part of a larger “proto-facist” movement, says a former top White House aide whose testimony helped sink Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.

John Dean, a Republican who served as Nixon’s top counsel, said Kerry slipped up during the 2004 campaign against President Bush by not suing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth when they published a book calling into question the Bay State senator’s Vietnam service.

“What most surprised me is that Kerry never did anything with the Swift boat attacks,” Dean said. “He waited so long, it was shocking. I thought he should have brought a defamation action against them and he would have succeeded.”

Dean compared the situation to a suit brought by the late Sen. Barry Goldwater following his failed 1964 run for president. Goldwater won a lawsuit against a magazine that published a poll of psychiatrists who said he was “crazy.”

Dean was in Boston this week promoting his new book, “Conservatives Without Conscience,” a harsh indictment of the current GOP power structure that paints Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other top party leaders as dangerous “authoritarians” who have ignored the ideology’s founding tenets.

“About 23 percent of the American people are authoritarian conservatives,” Dean said. “It’s proto-fascist behavior. While we’re not a fascist nation, we’re too close (for) comfort. I’m trying to warn people.”

Dean, who fired his first salvo at the Bush White House with his last book, “Worse Than Watergate,” slams the administration on the war in Iraq, accuses officials of fear-mongering and criticizes Cheney’s opposition to a congressional measure to ban torture.

Asked what he thinks the president would have to say about his book, Dean said: “He doesn’t read books. He has trouble reading his one-sheet summary papers.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004election; booktour; brownshirtsforkerry; communist; conservatives; dean; dnctalkingpoints; election2004; johndean; kerrydefeat; naziinsult; nearnazi; partisanattack; politicalsmear; protofascist; swiftboatvets; traitor; treason; vietnam; vietnamwar; watergate; withoutconscience
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1 posted on 07/23/2006 6:50:04 PM PDT by new yorker 77
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To: new yorker 77
I'm a proud authoritarian conservative protofascist. And John Dean can quote me on it.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)

2 posted on 07/23/2006 6:51:28 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: new yorker 77

WHAAAT?


3 posted on 07/23/2006 6:52:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: new yorker 77

Mr. Joh Dean

Why don't you demand that John Kerry give you an answer why he didn't sue the Swift Boat Vets?


4 posted on 07/23/2006 6:52:49 PM PDT by listenhillary (Only the stupidest of animals fouls it's own nest - Democrats provide a fine example of this)
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To: new yorker 77
“Worse Than Watergate”

Dean's the tiresome Joe Wilson with 30 years' head start.

5 posted on 07/23/2006 6:52:53 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: new yorker 77

John Dean should read the Swift Boat vet's stuff and see that sKerry had no basis for a lawsuit. They told the TRUTH!!!


6 posted on 07/23/2006 6:53:15 PM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: goldstategop

Add me to the list especially if John Dean doesn't like it.


7 posted on 07/23/2006 6:53:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: goldstategop
Asked what he thinks the president would have to say about his book, Dean said: “He doesn’t read books. He has trouble reading his one-sheet summary papers.”

I wouldn't read his book, either. I prefer good ones.

8 posted on 07/23/2006 6:53:38 PM PDT by Rocko (This just in: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is still dead.)
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To: new yorker 77
John Dean, still the sore head. Apparently he relies on writing books for a living.
9 posted on 07/23/2006 6:53:50 PM PDT by oyez (The way to punish a providence is to allow it to be governed by philosophers. --Frederick the Great)
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To: goldstategop

Howard Dean just never stops, oh, well you know what I mean.


10 posted on 07/23/2006 6:54:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: new yorker 77

All the A-hole had to do was sign a 180 and be done with it, oh I forgot he did but only his chosen one can see it. Personally I don't think the lying B&*$%d ever did sign one.


11 posted on 07/23/2006 6:55:23 PM PDT by snowman1
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To: kcvl

Another snake crawled out from the rock he was under! There are far too many x-pols writing books and saying idiotic things.


12 posted on 07/23/2006 6:55:23 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Rocko
Yeah, typical liberal wing-nut. And we're the ones described as having an absent conscience. ROFLMAO!

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)

13 posted on 07/23/2006 6:55:30 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: oyez
John Dean and Keith Olbermann are two trees falling in the forest with no one else around.
14 posted on 07/23/2006 6:55:44 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Is protofascist the new neocon?

John Dean, please go hang out on Keith Olbermanns pathetic show some more. You two are perfect together.


15 posted on 07/23/2006 6:55:47 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: new yorker 77

Dean... kinda like Murtha... anything he might've done right in the past doesn't grant them the ability to speak infallibly on current issues.


16 posted on 07/23/2006 6:56:09 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: oyez

You mean the books that hardly anyone buys?


17 posted on 07/23/2006 6:56:33 PM PDT by kempster
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To: finnman69

Now we know that Dean dropped the soap more than once.


18 posted on 07/23/2006 6:56:49 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77
It’s proto-fascist behavior.

Hmmmm Well Code pink, the KKK, David Duke and Cindy Sheeham are all on the same side against Israel and the USA.
19 posted on 07/23/2006 6:57:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: new yorker 77
I think he has a point as the source for much of the Swift Boat Veterans information was a complete liar named John Kerry. However I don't think you can sue someone for repeating or exposing your lies so Kerry didn't have much of a case.
21 posted on 07/23/2006 6:58:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Rocko
I read his book. He describes himself as a conservative who wants to rescue his party from the ultra-right wing, power-hungry sociopaths masquerading as conservatives who've taken it over. I don't see myself as such an individual. Does any one else on this thread buy his self-characterization and his depiction of us? Me thinks Dean doth protest too much.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)

22 posted on 07/23/2006 6:58:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: new yorker 77

I wish Kerry would just shut the eff up.


23 posted on 07/23/2006 6:58:26 PM PDT by coon2000
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To: goldstategop

Dean is not a proto-moron...he is a complete 100% moron.


24 posted on 07/23/2006 6:58:29 PM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: new yorker 77
“What most surprised me is that Kerry never did anything with the Swift boat attacks,” Dean said. “He waited so long, it was shocking. I thought he should have brought a defamation action against them and he would have succeeded.”

IT ISN'T DEFAMATION IF IT'S TRUE!

25 posted on 07/23/2006 6:58:47 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: goldstategop

Another protofascist checking in. Sling the mud, you libs. It's your only weapon.


26 posted on 07/23/2006 6:59:27 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

WHINE ALERT! Dean had is 15 minutes of fame, and he's going for 30.


27 posted on 07/23/2006 7:00:02 PM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: new yorker 77
'23% of America is Protofascist'

I would agree. I think we would disagree on who they were as I would include Dean, the other Dean, Kerry, the other Kerry and all the Kennedy's under that banner.

28 posted on 07/23/2006 7:00:46 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: new yorker 77

Hey John, how's Mo doing? Didn't I see her in PLayboy?


29 posted on 07/23/2006 7:01:27 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: new yorker 77

John Dean is a felon.


30 posted on 07/23/2006 7:02:05 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: oyez
Apparently he relies on writing books for a living.

Actually I think it came out during the lawsuit between him and G. Gordon Liddy that he does not even write the books that appear under his name.

31 posted on 07/23/2006 7:02:29 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: new yorker 77

So if you are for truth, integrity, freedom, personal responsibility, lawfulness, and limited government you are a "proto-fascist"? Actually, it is Dean and the others who believe in the reverse of these values who are the fascists.


32 posted on 07/23/2006 7:02:44 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Islamofascism = Evil + Insanity)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Ditto. My fave steaming pile of his had to be Kerry's hilarious back pedaling when his story about how President Elect Nixon sent him into Cambodia on Christmas unraveled. After all it was seared into his memory.


33 posted on 07/23/2006 7:03:16 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: new yorker 77
John Dean, a Republican who served as Nixon’s top counsel, said Kerry slipped up during the 2004 campaign against President Bush by not suing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth when they published a book calling into question the Bay State senator’s Vietnam service.

One word....Disclosure.

34 posted on 07/23/2006 7:03:21 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Gucho; smoothsailing; jazusamo
Kerry slipped up during the 2004 campaign against President Bush by not suing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

PING!

35 posted on 07/23/2006 7:04:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: oyez
"Apparently he relies on writing books for a living."

Not very good at it, is he.

36 posted on 07/23/2006 7:05:04 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage
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To: Always Right
One word....Disclosure.

Kerry still hasn't signed and submitted his SF-180.

37 posted on 07/23/2006 7:05:26 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: new yorker 77
It is not just Democrats who can go politically senile in the twilight of their careers. Jack Murtha is Exhibit A. John Dean is Exhibit B.

In both instances, the individual became publicly irrelevant, not in the abstract, but markedly less than he thought he was entitled to. Both discovered, probably by accident because neither is the sharpest tool in the shed, that if they said bizarre things contrary to the tenets of their party, the press would start paying attention to them.

Then, they made the classic error of mistaking attention (and ridicule) for agreement. They thought they were "somebody" again. And so they were -- but as sideshow freaks.

Did I miss anything?

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38 posted on 07/23/2006 7:05:43 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please see new message, here: www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
It ocurred to me on reading his book, that the very things he accuses conservatives of, liberals are guilty of to a T. They are the true authoritarian protofascists in this country. But you'll never see John Dean write a book exposing them for who they really are. But I forgot; Michelle Malkin has already covered ground here Dean has overlooked.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)

39 posted on 07/23/2006 7:06:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: new yorker 77
Is a proto-fascist similar to a metro-sexual?

Worse Than Watergate

Something tells me this book hasn't and won't sell like an Ann Coulter book.

40 posted on 07/23/2006 7:07:14 PM PDT by stevem
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To: goldstategop

Dean is a vainglorious deceiver, always has been. His vendetta against Nixon drew attention away from his own criminal activities and laid them at Nixon's feet. Dean is best characterized as a slimey eel.


41 posted on 07/23/2006 7:07:50 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: new yorker 77

I'm old enough to remember Watergate very well. I wasn't involved in politics and didn't have a dog in the fight at the time. One impression I did take away from it, and it hasn't changed ... John Dean is a disloyal, disingenuous, self aggrandizing, lying piece of crap.


42 posted on 07/23/2006 7:08:11 PM PDT by BluH2o
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Kerry never did anything with the Swift boat attacks

Because telling the truth is not yet against the law. The left keeps p!ssing and moaning about this because they don't have to substantiate their accusations.

43 posted on 07/23/2006 7:08:19 PM PDT by JimSEA (America cannot have an exit strategy from the world.)
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To: new yorker 77

What great propoganda. If one out of four of us can be labeled the enemy... leaving the population uneasy about the "enemy within," the same sort of person Hitler called "the secret Jew" and Mao called a "capitalist roader".... and when the Democrats gain power, they can start the roundups and arrests of those protofascists, for the "safety" of the population, of course...

It should be laughable that anyone who is in favor of limited government, gun ownership, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech can be labeled "fascist" by anyone and be taken seriously. Sadly, Dean's comments were printed apparently without response or a sneer on the op-ed pages. Pathetic.


44 posted on 07/23/2006 7:08:34 PM PDT by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: new yorker 77

What a stupid POS.


45 posted on 07/23/2006 7:09:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Always Right
Dean is such a blithering idiot. If Kerry had sued the Swift Boat Vets, he would have had disclose his service records in discovery. Now if he has nothing to hide that he doesn't want the rest of us to know, he would have released them back then. The real reason Kerry didn't sue the Swifties is he knew then and he knows now, that they're right that he's "unfit to command." After all, even a lawyer like Dean should know the truth is a complete defense to libel. Lame try and he still gets no cigar.

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em, Down Hezbullies.)

46 posted on 07/23/2006 7:10:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: new yorker 77

Is he still married to his original wife? Mo Dean is one of the great names of all times.


47 posted on 07/23/2006 7:10:54 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: goldstategop
I'm a proud authoritarian conservative protofascist. And John Dean can quote me on it.

fascist is on click right of a communist.

48 posted on 07/23/2006 7:11:23 PM PDT by the_daug
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“What most surprised me is that Kerry never did anything with the Swift boat attacks,” Dean said. “He waited so long, it was shocking. I thought he should have brought a defamation action against them and he would have succeeded.”

Hey, John Dean...Its damn hard to sue someone for telling the truth!


49 posted on 07/23/2006 7:12:12 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals get up every morning and eat a big box of STUPID for breakfast)
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To: new yorker 77

Ok, help me out here. PROTOfascist?


50 posted on 07/23/2006 7:12:57 PM PDT by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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