Skip to comments.[DNC Chair Howard]Dean rips GOP at G.A.(United Jewish Communities' General Assembly)
Posted on 11/14/2007 10:31:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic leader Howard Dean blasted the GOP's lack of diversity in a speech to Jewish communal leaders.
Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also appeared to criticize the practice of including an invocation of Jesus at the end of pre-game prayers at scholastic sporting events.
Dean made the remark Sunday during a decidedly partisan speech at the opening plenary of the United Jewish Communities' General Assembly in Nashville. He painted the Republican Party as religiously and racially exclusive.
His speech to the 3,500 Jewish communal leaders in attendance followed an address by the University of Tennessee's basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, who told the crowd that as a Jewish student in public schools he always felt uncomfortable when he was playing sports and his team's pre-game prayers would end with an invocation to Jesus.
"This country is not a theocracy," Dean said. "There are fundamental differences between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party believes that everybody in this room ought to be comfortable being an American Jew, not just an American; that there are no bars to heaven for anybody; that we are not a one-religion nation; and that no child or member of a football team ought to be able to cringe at the last line of a prayer before going onto the field."
Dean said the next president of the United States would have to repair the country, which has lost its moral authority in the past seven years.
Some UJC officials and local Jewish federations quietly grumbled that Dean's comments were too partisan. G.A. organizers had invited President Bush to represent the Republicans and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to represent the Democrats.
Instead, the Democrats ended up sending Dean, and the White House is dispatching Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who will address the closing plenary on Tuesday.
Oh, that’s nice of Dean, nothing like being the head of the party of Christian Bigotry, then claiming that there is not enough of it.
So what’s the matter Dean, running low on pander koolaid and needed to re-up?
Atta boy Dean tell em how bad it is here. All these Mex. sneaking our southern border going south. People around the world wantin to get in here and share our suffering. What planet you from sh-thead?
Democrats continue to accuse conservatives of that which the Democrats themselves are guilty of. Why do people still buy that garbage? ESPECIALLY, but not only, the people of the Jewish faith. Who stands up for Israel, and who condemns it?
Most of us can remember the kid in school who pulled all the pranks, then pointed his finger at the kid who never did anything to cause trouble.
That is the first lesson in the Democrat handbook.
“[Dean] painted the Republican Party as religiously and racially exclusive.”
“Democrats continue to accuse conservatives of that which the Democrats themselves are guilty of. [...] Who stands up for Israel, and who condemns it?
Dean’s accusation concerns the composition of the Republican party, not its policies. If the Republican party is religiously and racially exclusive in its composition, then Dean’s right. If not, he’s wrong.
Okay Howard Dean, I’ll grant you your point that as a Jew I tend to notice that every GOP event I attend there are references to Jesus at the beginning or at the end.
But I’m still far more comfortable in the GOP because there are no people at any table I sit at who hate me for being a Jew. Now, that ain’t something you can say at a DNC function is it? You can’t sit members of the Congressional Black Caucus with a Rabbi. Nor your supporters like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or the Nation of Islam.
You even have a list of Members of Congress who routinely have to be admonished for blaming Jews for their problems like with your former leadership chairman Jim Moran. You had to hide Cynthia McKinney and her comrade from Oakland Barbara Lee because they think Jews blew up the WTC. And then there is an even bigger list of those who want to abandon Israel to the terrorists to finish off what Hirler started.
So, Mr Dean. Did you mention to the UJC what your plans were for getting rid of the elected Jew haters in your party? Or did you just trot out Jesus as your straw man to show that the GOP was religious but not predominantly Jewish?
Next, on to Blacks.
Jesus said “he who denieth Me before men, I shall deny before the Father.”
Well Howie, you probably weren’t expecting much in the way of an eternity anyway, now were you?
I think that Rice will definite hurt the GOP’s standing with the UJCGA.
Considering that she’s trying to destroy Israel in our lifetime and render the inhabitants therein either refugees... or dead.
Most of this is Civic Religion 101 and would be endorsed by virtually everyone in American politics. Asserting that Republicans don't accept these principles is just a typical Howard Dean thug-libel.
The zinger, however, is slipped neatly in the middle: "Democrats believe ... that there are no bars to heaven for anybody ...." Well, there's a heap of theology tangled up in that one, and I'm pretty sure you won't find it anywhere in the democrat platorm or bylaws. But Howard Dean really does need to be asked the obvious follow up questions on this.
Playing God are we now Howie?
Bruce were you uncomfortable because Jesus is right, or Jesus himself is Jewish?
Everyone should be "uncomfortable", at the mention of Jesus name, after all, He is God.
Jews should ask themselves which nation besides Israel is the most accepting of Jews. Is secular Europe? Islamic Middle East? Christian U.S.A.? Communist China?
Dem playbook. "Blacks whites hate you so vote for us"
"Jews, Christians hate you so vote for us."
"Hispanics, Republicans hate you so vote for us"
Screaming Mimi Dean is off his meds again! He needs to retire to a quiet sanitarium in the People’s Republic of Vermont where he won’t shoot off his sorry trash-talking northeastern liberal mouth and embarrass his tired carpet baggin’ self.