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Howard Dean: Kerry Made 'A Blooper'
NewsMax ^ | 2 November 2006

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:16 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee leaped to the defense of the party's 2004 presidential nominee Wednesday against charges that he was insulting American troops serving in Iraq.

Howard Dean, in comments to reporters in his home state, said Sen. John Kerry had committed "a blooper," but the reaction had given Democrats an opportunity to highlight what they describe as the Republicans' weaknesses on the Iraq war.

"Kerry made a blooper. Bloopers happen," Dean said at the state party's campaign headquarters.

"I think we want to focus on the president's intemperate rhetoric in saying to vote for a Democrat is a vote to help the terrorists win," Dean said. "That's clearly untrue and that's exactly the reason why President Bush is a failed president."

The Republican National Committee shot back, accusing Dean and Kerry of disparaging the military. "Howard Dean's defense of John Kerry's shameful comments is sadly indicative of Democrats refusal to defend the integrity of our military," RNC spokesman Aaron McLear said in an e-mail. "Democrats have an opportunity to stand up for our troops but they instead are either justifying Kerry's comments or staying silent while accepting his money. Either way they are showing voters exactly what they think of our brave men and women in uniform."

Kerry got caught up in charges and countercharges with the president for saying earlier in the week when he told California students that if they did not do well on their school work they were likely to "get stuck in Iraq."

The Massachusetts senator has since said he was attempting to deliver a joke about the president but "botched" it.

"Of course I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes?" Kerry said during an appearance on Don Imus' nationally syndicated radio program. "I mean, you know, it's pretty stupid."

Dean predicted during his own news conference that, if the election were held today, Democrats would win a majority in the House and would come close in the Senate. The only open question in the Senate, he said, was whether Democrat Claire McCaskill would defeat incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Talent in Missouri.

Democrats also are likely to pick up between four and six governors' offices, Dean said.

The president's unpopularity is a big part of the reason that Democrats are surging in the final week of the campaign, Dean said, comparing Bush to Richard Nixon.

"I think there's a lot of similarities between Nixon and Agnew and Bush and Cheney," Dean said. "They're both using the IRS for political purposes. They're both spying on people they don't like and not just terrorists, but also American citizens. Neither one of them particularly believes in judicial rights. They've both been dishonest with the American people."

Democrats will not try to even the score if they win control of the Congress, Dean said.

"I think what the American people want for us is to be pulled back together again and given hope again," he said. "You can't do that if you spend all your time trying to impeach the president."

Dean, who vied with Kerry for the presidential nomination in 2004, repeatedly sought to refocus the attention on Bush's remarks about Democrats and he rejected denunciations of Kerry's remarks by Republicans and even some Democrats.

"The voters want change. Change does not mean the voters like terrorists," Dean said. "He's (Bush is) out there using outrageous rhetoric and I think he'll be punished for it."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benedictarnold; howie; iaintfondajohn; iraq; johnfnkerry; kerrydumbiraqgaffe; militarybash; unfit
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Never did I think I'd hear Mad Howie UNDERSTATE anything...
1 posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:16 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry to Dean: "Look daddy! I'm made a blooper in the potty.!"


2 posted on 11/01/2006 7:10:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (This just in! Islamofascists say they will not "change direction" after U.S. elections.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
to vote for a Democrat is a vote to help the terrorists win

It's just true. Once you are in a war (and we are) then it is no longer a question of being "for" the war or "against" the war. The only question is: do you want to "win" or "lose"?

No one doubts that Bush wants to "win".
And it is clear that the Democrats want to prevent Bush from attaining his goal.

3 posted on 11/01/2006 7:13:43 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Kerry made a blooper. Bloopers happen," Dean said at the state party's campaign headquarters.

No, Kerry spoke the Democratic Party's mind. As usual, it is contrary to what is close to America's heart.

4 posted on 11/01/2006 7:14:16 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"Blooper"

What year is this guy from? 1972?


5 posted on 11/01/2006 7:14:42 PM PST by Checkers ("...(play) outside in the sun all day...or...sit at your computer and do something that matters.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Look, idiots like Keith Olberman and Howie can say all they like, but what Kerry said was an insult to the men and women serving in Iraq, and to all soldiers! You can't spin it any other way.

And to think, this idiot was *almost* president!


6 posted on 11/01/2006 7:14:49 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry was just repeating the theme in Fahrenheit 911. He damn sure meant exactly what he said. He thought he was surrounded by RATS and no one would pick it up.


7 posted on 11/01/2006 7:16:39 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Theresawithanh

No! Howie, Kerry just blew the election out of the water for the Demoncrats. Thaaaaank-yooooouuuuuu!


8 posted on 11/01/2006 7:17:49 PM PST by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Dean's spirits have to been raised over this whole botched affair...for if Kerry had not come along, and the Dems failed to take congress, Dean would be the fallguy. Now its Kerry.


9 posted on 11/01/2006 7:18:33 PM PST by Jalapeno
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To: Aussie Dasher
How come when the dems screw up its always our fault? first Webbs nasty books and now Kerry's screwed up jokes. this is crazy.

Trent Lott lost his job because of a screwed up joke, thats the difference between democrats and republicans i guess..

10 posted on 11/01/2006 7:18:46 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Aussie Dasher

Keep talking about it, dems. ;-)


11 posted on 11/01/2006 7:18:59 PM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Of course I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes?" Kerry said during an appearance on Don Imus' nationally syndicated radio program. "I mean, you know, it's pretty stupid."

His defense is just as outrageous as what he said. Is it any better to believe a claim that he was making a joke about the President and Iraq when we have soldiers dying over there. What kind of a sick mind would make a joke about that?
12 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:12 PM PST by etradervic (Able Danger, Peter Paul Campaign Fraud, Travelgate, Whitewater, Sandy Berger...demand answers!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Kerry to Dean: "Look daddy! I'm made a blooper in the potty.!"


Funny. I once had to save a 'blooper' my newly potty-trained kid made till Daddy got home so she could show him!


13 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:22 PM PST by regularperson (St. Louis Cardinals.....World Champions)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee leaped to the defense of the party's 2004 presidential nominee Wednesday against charges that he was insulting American troops serving in Iraq.

Is there not one quasi-half way honest liar in the dirt bag Democrat party?

The more they blab the worse they get!

14 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:42 PM PST by VOYAGER (,)
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To: regularperson

Been there done that. LOL!


15 posted on 11/01/2006 7:29:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (This just in! Islamofascists say they will not "change direction" after U.S. elections.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Kerry made a blooper. Bloopers happen," Dean said.

Why on earth is Dean getting involved in this mess? It's spreading like the invasion of the blobs, and everytime anyone opens his mouth it only makes things worse.

If Dean had the sense God gave a rock he'd shut up and stay out of it. And send someone around to lock kerry up in his house until after the election.

Well, go to it, guys. Keep it up.

16 posted on 11/01/2006 7:30:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Aussie Dasher

That's not a "blooper," that's a "twin-coil Cleveland steamer."


17 posted on 11/01/2006 7:30:33 PM PST by Petronski (CNN is an insidiously treasonous, enemy propaganda organ.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Would someone like to explain where this came from? What the he// is Dean talking about, the Clinton administration?
Does Dean just make it up as he goes along or are Democrats actually this stupid?

(I think there's a lot of similarities between Nixon and Agnew and Bush and Cheney," Dean said. "They're both using the IRS for political purposes. They're both spying on people they don't like and not just terrorists, but also American citizens. Neither one of them particularly believes in judicial rights. They've both been dishonest with the American people.")


18 posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:11 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Sarcasm is something a liberal cannot understand. Along with everything else.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Of course I'm sorry about a botched joke. You think I love botched jokes?" Kerry said during an appearance on Don Imus' nationally syndicated radio program. "I mean, you know, it's pretty stupid."

He STILL is not apologizing to the troops

19 posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:34 PM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Every blooper over decades is agaisnt the military, our nation and in favor of giving success to our enemies.

Isn't that a pattern?


20 posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:58 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Dean's lips are moving. That means he's screaming or he's lying! No other option at all.


21 posted on 11/01/2006 7:32:20 PM PST by OldFriend (JOHN F. KERRY, BETRAYING OUR TROOPS AGAIN)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I laugh out loud considering what Governor Dean did with that infamous scream at the Iowa caucuses back in early 2004....


22 posted on 11/01/2006 7:33:11 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry IS a blooper


23 posted on 11/01/2006 7:33:31 PM PST by Dov in Houston
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To: Aussie Dasher

Apparently, "did a boo-boo" failed to focus test well...


24 posted on 11/01/2006 7:34:08 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Howard Dean is a blooper himself, so he should know.


25 posted on 11/01/2006 7:34:13 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: Checkers

He was going to say Kerry "pulled a boner" - but became concerned that the right-wing terror machine might consider it a reference to Clinton/Lewinsky.


26 posted on 11/01/2006 7:37:34 PM PST by karnage
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Kerry made a blooper. Bloopers happen," Dean said at the state party's campaign headquarters.

Something tells me that a lot of Democrats think their party committed a blooper by allowing these two to be mentioned in the same sentence.

27 posted on 11/01/2006 7:40:22 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

He's awfully charitable, isn't he, when it comes to Skerry? How about ol' screamer applying that forgiveness to Pres. Bush? These dems always have excuses for their behavior, but absolutely none for people who are doing things for honorable reasons.


28 posted on 11/01/2006 7:41:38 PM PST by DilJective (Proudly serving in the US Army)
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Democrats will not try to even the score if they win control of the Congress, Dean said.

Uh huh.... only if pigs fly.

29 posted on 11/01/2006 7:45:03 PM PST by Just Lori (Thank you, United States Air Force! Sixty years of awesome service!)
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To: etradervic
What kind of a sick mind would make a joke about that?

It's a Marie Antoinette kind of mind. Kerry has nothing but contempt for the people who join the military. In his view, the soldiers are uncultured rednecks who join the military only because there are no other avenues open to them. He thinks he is aristocracy whereas they are peasants. To him, the soldiers (or middle-class American people for that matter) are just tools to be made use of to further his own political ambitions.

30 posted on 11/01/2006 7:50:09 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: Kickass Conservative

"And furthermore, AAARRREEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH!"


31 posted on 11/01/2006 7:51:20 PM PST by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's beautiful. Dean just single-handedly kept this scandal in the news cycle for another day instead of letting it die.


32 posted on 11/01/2006 8:03:06 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Aussie Dasher
wow. Howard Dean even makes himself look more like an idiot in this one.

Suddenly he doesn't look like a maniacal stooge. He just looks like a stooge.

33 posted on 11/01/2006 8:20:41 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: Jalapeno

"Dean's spirits have to been raised over this whole botched affair...for if Kerry had not come along, and the Dems failed to take congress, Dean would be the fallguy. Now its Kerry."

Excellent point! Dean now must worry only about Arkancide, since the clintoons didn't want him as dnc head anyway. It's going to be fun watching him get fired, though. I don't think the rats are going to want to keep Pelosi, Reid and Dean around once they bite the dust next week.


34 posted on 11/01/2006 8:28:58 PM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Oh, duh! *slapping self upside da head* It was for the blooper reel, Politics Funniest Home Bloopers. Of course!


35 posted on 11/01/2006 8:29:41 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Aussie Dasher

Funny how this is never said about Republicans' (inoffensive) mishaps. "Dan Quayle spelled 'potato' wrong. It was just a blooper. Bloopers happen."


36 posted on 11/01/2006 9:18:02 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!


37 posted on 11/01/2006 9:42:00 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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Yeah well Mr. howard Dean- we're the folks with the blooper scoopers and we're here to clean up Kerry's stanky mess- K? Thanks- run along now Deanie babie.

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

38 posted on 11/01/2006 9:45:16 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Checkers
What year is this guy from? 1972?

They are living in the past.

39 posted on 11/01/2006 11:51:03 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry was just being himself. Clumsy, mindless, heartless, stupid, arrogant, repugnant, and elitist.


40 posted on 11/01/2006 11:56:45 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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41 posted on 11/02/2006 2:33:15 AM PST by devolve ( classic_moments_in_political_kohns)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Kerry Made 'A Blooper'

Says the spokesman for the Blooper Party - Howard Dean



42 posted on 11/02/2006 3:14:37 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Aussie Dasher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi John.  What's that you've got for me?
 
Oh? A blooper for next years show!?
 
Cool!  Let's see it.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorry John, I know bloopers.  That's no blooper.
 
 
Maybe next year.

43 posted on 11/02/2006 3:15:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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I'm sure Mr. Dean would be just as forgiving if President Bush made a similar blooper....


...not.


44 posted on 11/02/2006 5:16:07 AM PST by quesney
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...Dean said. "That's clearly untrue and that's exactly the reason why President Bush is a failed president."

I see. And what's the reason that you never even made it to the semi-finals?


45 posted on 11/02/2006 5:19:44 AM PST by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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RNC spokesman Aaron McLear said ... "Democrats ...are either justifying Kerry's comments or staying silent while accepting his money

I'd like to hear a lot more about this "accepting his money". Did Kerry buy his way into favor and positive comment? Who took how much?

HF

46 posted on 11/02/2006 5:22:12 AM PST by holden
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Dean said. "They're both using the IRS for political purposes.

There you go again Howie.

Democrat projection again

Recall that during slick willie's administration practically every conservative organization was audited. Vocal individuals were audited also.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

47 posted on 11/02/2006 5:25:40 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Uh, no.

Kerry dropped a Baby Ruth bar in the hot tub.


48 posted on 11/02/2006 5:28:28 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

So "blooper" must be the medical term for pooping in one's own bowl of oatmeal.


49 posted on 11/02/2006 5:29:12 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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50 posted on 11/02/2006 5:29:29 AM PST by OESY
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