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Dean: President Bush and Republicans Failed the American People With Their Lack of Leadership
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Posted on 06/28/2007 2:38:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Dean: President Bush and Republicans Failed the American People With Their Lack of Leadership on Immigration Reform

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement after Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration legislation in the Senate:

"Today's immigration vote is a reminder of why the American people voted Republicans out in 2006 and why they'll vote against them in 2008. After using the immigration issue to inflame people with divisive rhetoric, the Republican Party, led by President Bush, had neither the capital nor the political will to work with Democrats on a reasonable compromise that would have delivered on the promise of immigration reform. The Republican election year strategy to scapegoat immigrants to win elections not only backfired in 2006 but today reveals a fractured party in disarray.

“Senator Reid and the Democratic leadership in Congress deserve a lot of credit for listening to the American people, for listening to the experts, and after participating in countless hearings, fighting to work in a bipartisan manner to deliver a comprehensive immigration reform package that would be tough and restore order to the border, but would also be smart and practical. Today's vote doesn’t end the immigration debate. It’s an issue that won’t go away. It was, however, a failure to address what’s needed at our borders, and it fails to address 12 million immigrants, most of whom are hard working and law abiding, and who will not go away by virtue of Republican obstructionism. Democrats will continue to look for ways to address the issue. The American people deserve better, and America is capable of better."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; blahblahblah; congress; dean; deathofthegop; immigrantlist
talk about out right lying........
1 posted on 06/28/2007 2:38:18 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

When did they let him out of his box?


2 posted on 06/28/2007 2:38:54 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t normally laugh at morons but, Dean’s pretty funny.


3 posted on 06/28/2007 2:39:45 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The danger - the Tempest - forever is o'er.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’d think they could invent straps that Howard couldn’t chew through.


4 posted on 06/28/2007 2:40:26 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

What a nipplehead.


5 posted on 06/28/2007 2:42:46 PM PDT by get'emall (Bullshit Offsets for Sale. While Supplies Last!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The headline is correct though.....

Bush and republicans failed to fix the problems over illegal immigration when they had a chance to back in 2001-2006. They could have been enforcing the laws, providing funds for border security and taking some initiative that would have made this a winner for the GOP. Instead they look like bumblers.


6 posted on 06/28/2007 2:43:50 PM PDT by misterrob ("I've never heard of anyone going on the disabled list with pulled fat." RIP Rod Beck)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey don’t slam old Howard. The majority of the American people were up in arms about the amnesty bill. Every time one of these moonbats trumpet republican blockage of legislation I have to think that somewhere someone is saying: Hey, ole you fill in the blank dem is up for reelection in ‘08. Maybe I’ll vote republican this time. Those guys blocked that amnesty bill.
7 posted on 06/28/2007 2:47:03 PM PDT by samm1148 (Pennsylvania-They haven't taxed air--yet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ya think Dean is talking about how Bush has rallied the nation to support his immigration and Iraq positions.


8 posted on 06/28/2007 2:47:04 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Sub-Driver
the LIE: Republicans Failed the American People With Their Lack of Leadership

the FACTS: RATs, control Congress.

9 posted on 06/28/2007 2:47:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( just b/c, you suffer from paranoia, doesn't mean they're not out to get you....Run, Fred, Run :^)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dean,

Sit down and shut up.

10 posted on 06/28/2007 2:48:06 PM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: Sub-Driver

“President Bush, had neither the capital nor the political will to work with Democrats on a reasonable compromise that would have delivered on the promise of immigration reform”

LOL. Dean is publicly blaming the Republicans and Bush for killing this abomination of a bill? The public *hated* this bill, and Dean is crediting Bush and the Republicans for killing it. Is he really that dumb?

The Republicans couldn’t ask for a more perfect endorsement.


11 posted on 06/28/2007 2:48:12 PM PDT by bw17
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To: Sub-Driver

“Dr.” Demento strikes again.


12 posted on 06/28/2007 2:48:23 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sub-Driver
No Howie:
"Today's vote doesn’t end the immigration debate."

Today's vote would have continued debate and continued the process of amending a closed-door clapped together amnesty bill.

Debate was ended by the democrat majority leader who pulled the bill after ONE amendment was left open for debate and after ONE more failure to close off the process in order to get an immediate vote.

13 posted on 06/28/2007 2:48:59 PM PDT by norton
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Howard Dean is the gift that keeps on giving.


14 posted on 06/28/2007 2:49:20 PM PDT by bw17
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To: samadams2000

He is the BACKSIDE OF THE HORSE ....an original...JK


15 posted on 06/28/2007 2:49:23 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still waiting for the “Reagan Disaster” that the libs used to constantly insist was going to destroy our county. I ask them how that worked out and I get silence.


16 posted on 06/28/2007 2:51:20 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: Sub-Driver
jest opens his mouth and lets the BS spew.

It's amazing to me that his handlers can still convince him that he has any significance at all.....

17 posted on 06/28/2007 2:53:16 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A representation of Democrat leadership .

Howard Dean is a fool.

18 posted on 06/28/2007 2:58:32 PM PDT by A message
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To: Sub-Driver
Senator Reid and the Democratic leadership in Congress deserve a lot of credit for listening to the American people...

Bovine excrement. Dingy Harry and the Rats deserve credit for nothing except for the shamnesty bill, itself a bastard child of one of their top goons, Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy. American people? Mexicans live in "North" America too, after all.

The Republican election year strategy to scapegoat immigrants to win elections not only backfired in 2006 but today reveals a fractured party in disarray.

Talk about a Democrat election year strategy to scapegoat Republicans while instituting Marxist globalism.

...but today reveals a fractured party in disarray.

Speak for your own party, Dean. Consider the fact that MoveOn.org (ultra left-wing) is attacking Dingell (left-wing).

Democrats will continue to look for ways to address the issue.

Bring the bill back from the dead, and we will crucify you and your comrades too, Dean.

Actually, on second thought, to hell with the Rats too! Burn them at the stake!

19 posted on 06/28/2007 3:02:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * wahoo wa! ... U.Va. Engineering '09)
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To: Sub-Driver

i guess he is upset that the rats were not cohesive in there votes, 15 voted on cloture


20 posted on 06/28/2007 3:02:57 PM PDT by italianquaker ("blue dog democrats", that dog don't hunt)
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To: Sub-Driver

The gift that keeps on giving.

I am proud of the Republicans that stood in the way of the WH on this bill and took all kinds of threats. They are my heroes for standing up for all the citizens of this Country and thumbing their noses at the tactics of the WH and the Dem leadership who only gave the NO side 10 minutes but Senators Session, Vitter, Dole, and DeMint took full advantage of those 10 minutes and beat the cheaters who gave themselves four times plus the amount of time!


21 posted on 06/28/2007 3:03:07 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver

“”Today’s immigration vote is a reminder of why the American people voted Republicans out in 2006 and why they’ll vote against them in 2008. After using the immigration issue to inflame people with divisive rhetoric, the Republican Party, led by President Bush, had neither the capital nor the political will to work with Democrats on a reasonable compromise that would have delivered on the promise of immigration reform. The Republican election year strategy to scapegoat immigrants to win elections not only backfired in 2006 but today reveals a fractured party in disarray.””

Alert! Howard Dean is a Rove-bot!


22 posted on 06/28/2007 3:06:14 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Sub-Driver

dean...he still around? Screamin’ Dean? Can’t worry about President Bush right now...I’m basking in the glory and pride of the victory today of the American people.


23 posted on 06/28/2007 3:21:22 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Shermy

Dean, Reid, and Pelosi are desperately spinning..... of course the MSM will not demand that they explain why 15 ‘RAT senators voted ‘nay’..........


24 posted on 06/28/2007 3:21:53 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: misterrob

look like bumblers?????????????????????????


25 posted on 06/28/2007 3:22:36 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Sub-Driver
See Senor Comrade Che Dean mi amigos hear you loud and clear.

Want to know how to lose the next election big time, then have Hairey Read and Nancy Peloser push through more of that legislation not supported by 80% of America.

While your at it pass the fairness doctrine and see a take over of the House and Senate by independents like that of the Republican takeover of 1994.

Good bye you worthless immoral piece of DNC fecal matter.

26 posted on 06/28/2007 3:25:32 PM PDT by OKIEDOC
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To: Sub-Driver

Bull-puckey... Nothing but DemoRAT spin. Seems to me that the roll call tells the real story. And, if anyone defeated this abomination (the bill, not Dean...perhaps) it was the American public, with their tremendous voice...


27 posted on 06/28/2007 3:26:42 PM PDT by PubliusMM (Just doin' my best to stay free and secure. God Bless our military personnel.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That it Dean, make the amnesty tarbaby your own...(this smuck is the Republican’s best hope)


28 posted on 06/28/2007 3:50:43 PM PDT by tophat9000 (My 2008 grassroots Republican platform: Build the fence, enforce the laws, and win the damm WAR!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ha ha! Funny!

But why go to all this trouble on “immigration”?

Much simpler to simply have Mexico annext the USA as the whateverth state or such.

12 million illegals is a number as valid as govt cost estimates, the govt cpi numbers, etc. Double it to get something much more accurate.


29 posted on 06/28/2007 4:07:43 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Bush's Legacy: 100 million new Dem voters in next 20 yrs via the 2007 Amnesty Act.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who?


30 posted on 06/28/2007 4:08:16 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: bw17

When 80% of the people are opposed to amnesty, you know a lot of Dem voters are against it too. The labor unions for one thing.


31 posted on 06/28/2007 4:09:31 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Bush's Legacy: 100 million new Dem voters in next 20 yrs via the 2007 Amnesty Act.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean...

Hey Chuckles, take your Kennedy/Bush/Reid amnesty and stuff it.

32 posted on 06/28/2007 4:30:53 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: samadams2000

Off his meds again. Does anyone listen to or care what this moron has to say.


33 posted on 06/28/2007 7:34:54 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Enchante
of course the MSM will not demand that they explain why 15 ‘RAT senators voted ‘nay’..........

If we were in an alternate Universe those Democrats would be touted as... as... mavericks and would be interviewed 24/7 for 3 days by CNNMSNBCCNBCABCCBSNBC and portrayed as independent thinking, straight talking voice of the Democrat party and true nonpartisans upholding the interests of the American citizen they represent.

But alas all I hear in this universe from the MSM is how I'm a talk radio listening Neanderthal zombie racist bigot.

34 posted on 06/28/2007 9:50:42 PM PDT by A message
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To: Sub-Driver
Mad Howard can't even admit it was an AMNESTY bill! Of course, if the Democrats want to be identified with rewarding lawbreakers in 2008, let 'em go right ahead. Its such a popular issue with the voters. I'm sure Dingy Harry is ready to bet his party's majority on the issue.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

35 posted on 06/28/2007 9:53:47 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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