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Black Conservatives Balk at Howard Dean’s Depiction of ‘55 and White’ Tea Party ...
Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/7/2011 | Penny Starr

Posted on 01/07/2011 12:06:41 PM PST by markomalley

(CNSNews.com) – The black leadership network Project 21 accused former Democratic National Committee Chairman and presidential candidate Howard Dean of  “playing the race card” over remarks Dean made at a breakfast event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Dean said the Tea Party was the “last gasp” of a 55-year-old generation and that most people involved in the Tea Party movement are “almost entirely over 55 and white.”

“This is the last gasp of the generation that has trouble with diversity, and the new generation doesn’t,” Dean said. “As I am fond of telling college audiences, you all have friends of different races, different religions and different sexual orientations and you all date each other.

“That’s not how I grew up and not how the Tea Party grew up,” Dean said. “The Tea Party is almost entirely over 55 and white.”

However, Dennen Borelli, a fellow at Project 21, said, “I’m black and nowhere near 55 and a strong supporter of the less government, less taxes and spending and increased freedom that the tea parties embody.”

Project 21’s statement issued Friday called Dean’s analysis of the Tea Party’s role in the recent mid-term elections and the upcoming presidential race in 2012 a “simplistic interpretation,” which opens “the new year on a hateful note by playing the race card against ‘tea party’ supporters of limited government.”

Dean said the Tea Party is reacting to a changing demographic in the United States, including the election of the nation’s first black president.

“I think it’s a group of older folks who’ve seen their lives change dramatically,” Dean said. “The country’s not the same.

“Every morning when they see the president they’re reminded that things are totally different than when they were born,” Dean said.

“Dean may be right that many tea partiers are older and more are whiter than me, but I don’t see the racial panic that Dean infers,” said Jerome Hudson, a 25-year-old college student and Project 21 member who has spoken at numerous Tea Party events.

“I receive applause and cheers for speaking from my heart about individual responsibility, the values of hard work and American exceptionalism,” Hudson is quoted as saying in the statement released by Project 21.

Borelli said that Dean, formerly a practicing physician, had misdiagnosed the political change happening in the United States, including the Tea Party’s influence on elections that put Republicans in charge of the House of Representatives.

“The Tea Party is the remedy to the toxic policies of the Obama administration,” Borelli said. “The recent progressive legislation and regulatory stranglehold brought high unemployment and three dollars-a-gallon gasoline.”

“You don’t need a medical degree to see the real cause of what’s unsettling Americans, and now – as a body politic -- they are treating what ails them,” said Borelli.

"Obviously struck and frustrated by the complete rejection of progressive policies and the reality of a host of new Tea Party-backed members of Congress coming to Washington, Howard Dean threw a verbal tantrum and made unfounded claims eluding to racism being a big factor. He should be ashamed of himself," said Borelli.

At the Christian Science Monitor event, Dean said the “vast majority” of Tea Party activists are populists who are against free trade, who do not mind taxing wealthy Americans and who want to see the federal budget balanced.

As for their influence on the 2012 election, Dean said it will depend on what faction of the Tea Party is dominant among the three he thinks make up the movement: the “racist fringe” Tea Party, the “corporate” Tea Party led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey or the populist Tea Party crowd.

“I can’t wait to see which Tea Party really emerges,” Dean said.

"Dean's comments are of a consistent and tactical narrative meant to spin the situation,” said Hudson in the Project 21 statement.  “The midterm election proved that the tea party message of less spending, lower taxes and a constrained federal bureaucracy won with American voters. In response, Dean and others on the left appear ready to play the race card to shore up any remaining vestiges of power."


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KEYWORDS: blacklash; deneenborelli; freedomworks; howarddean; project21; racebaiters; teaparty
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Full title: Black Conservatives Balk at Howard Dean’s Depiction of ‘55 and White’ Tea Party That ‘Has Trouble with Diversity’
1 posted on 01/07/2011 12:06:43 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

DEAN is a self-loathing white man.


2 posted on 01/07/2011 12:08:22 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: markomalley

Dean is worse than a broken clock. He is NEVER right.


3 posted on 01/07/2011 12:10:06 PM PST by DManA
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To: markomalley

“Physician, heal thyself....”

I recommend a frontal lobotomy for Dean.


4 posted on 01/07/2011 12:10:19 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: subterfuge

Dean’s an arrogant elitist socialist who doesn’t have any defense for his ideology besides calling its opponents “racist”.


5 posted on 01/07/2011 12:10:32 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: markomalley

“This is the last gasp of the generation that has trouble with diversity, and the new generation doesn’t,” Dean said. “As I am fond of telling college audiences, you all have friends of different races, different religions and different sexual orientations and you all date each other.”

This ahole thinks we should be focused on nothing but social engineering ... hmmmmmm ... could he be a socialist?


6 posted on 01/07/2011 12:10:45 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: subterfuge
DEAN is a self-loathing white man.

*****************

AND/OR......

There were serious omissions in his upbringing...

He merely needs to be taken outside and taught some basic manners... common courtesy..... etc.

7 posted on 01/07/2011 12:11:28 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: markomalley

Is Dean over 55 and white?


8 posted on 01/07/2011 12:13:45 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: markomalley

Dean’s claim of racism is just a desperate last gasp to try and explain their dismal failure in the midterm election.

Only the hardcore koolaide drinkers are buying it.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 12:15:48 PM PST by Bullish
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To: markomalley

I find it odd that Howard Dean chooses to live in a state that is 99% white.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 12:17:46 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: markomalley
Dean and anyone who agrees with him has a very simplistic view of America's current situation. So, let's clear it up ... the ONLY racists present these days in America happen to be Obama, Dean and the rest of the Democratic party including all who voted for him who haven't yet seen the light on the situation:

Problems created by Obama and the Democrats: the deficit, high unemployment, over regulation of businesses, ObamaCare ... and anything else the Dems stick their big noses into... We don't want or need nannies!!

11 posted on 01/07/2011 12:17:59 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: jessduntno

Lemme get this right...
When the social engineering is done and the capitalists have left, America destroyed.... who is the employer? Solely the Govt? And who are in charge? Good party members??? And then where is the balance?


12 posted on 01/07/2011 12:19:13 PM PST by himno hero
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To: markomalley

Dean is just whistling past the graveyard and when a libiot is doing that its really best to just let them go on an think
that.

He’s not worth the breath expended to argue it.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 12:19:21 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: markomalley

Think about this:

Somebody had that stupid SOB as their physician.

How many died under his practice.Well: He went into family practice with his wife, Maybe she saved most of them.

I wouldnt let this clown remove a wart.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 12:20:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Cisco Nix

“Is Dean over 55 and white?”

I believe he is. And oddly enough, that age and ethnicity seems to fit a lot of foaming-at-the-mouth leftards...


15 posted on 01/07/2011 12:21:22 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: Hoodat

Progressives are “progressive” with everyone except themselves.....


16 posted on 01/07/2011 12:21:54 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Cisco Nix

“Dean, formerly a practicing physician”

Shows that politics is where the most money can be made.


17 posted on 01/07/2011 12:22:50 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: markomalley

DNC is the party of the race obsessed. It always has been, and it continues to be.


18 posted on 01/07/2011 12:22:50 PM PST by marron
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To: markomalley

Um, Howie. . .is there something wrong with being 55 and white?


19 posted on 01/07/2011 12:25:00 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: markomalley
Howard Dean is over 55, white, and an ignoramus. Dean's worship of diversity suffers in its selectivity.
20 posted on 01/07/2011 12:25:05 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Shows that politics is where the most money can be made.”

That or join a government union


21 posted on 01/07/2011 12:26:01 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: markomalley

There is only so often one can play that single note before it goes flat...


22 posted on 01/07/2011 12:29:19 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: markomalley
“I think it’s a group of older folks who’ve seen their lives change dramatically,” Dean said. “The country’s not the same.” Oh, he's right there. I've seen my country snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on civil rights, balancing the budget, immigration reform, social security — you name it, they've bungled it and now they're moving on to health care. I can hardly freakin' wait.

You're right, Howard. Some of us are pretty darned tired of the institutionalized rejection of free thought, free association, freedom to create and the joy those like you have absolutely sucked out of life. You're right, Howard. You're so freakin' right, I'd like to plant a big kiss on your forehead, right before I kick you in the rear end.

23 posted on 01/07/2011 12:30:07 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: markomalley
“I think it’s a group of older folks who’ve seen their lives change dramatically,” Dean said. “The country’s not the same.” Oh, he's right there. I've seen my country snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on civil rights, balancing the budget, immigration reform, social security — you name it, they've bungled it and now they're moving on to health care. I can hardly freakin' wait.

You're right, Howard. Some of us are pretty darned tired of the institutionalized rejection of free thought, free association, freedom to create and the joy those like you have absolutely sucked out of life. You're right, Howard. You're so freakin' right, I'd like to plant a big kiss on your forehead, right before I kick you in the rear end.

24 posted on 01/07/2011 12:30:14 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: markomalley
Diga Howie "Scream" Dean!

White People BAD!

Evahbuddy else GOOD!

So vote for me, I izza white hating white boy!!

Clown needs to move to Mombasa if he gets upset by white people...

25 posted on 01/07/2011 12:32:05 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: markomalley

KILL THE OFAYS!! OFF THE PIGS!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE RIGHT ON!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiieeeee!!!

Screamin' Howie, he funny....

26 posted on 01/07/2011 12:36:33 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: markomalley

Keep digging that hole, Howard, you maroon!


27 posted on 01/07/2011 12:43:43 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: markomalley
Biden says Obama is the first Black man who is both bright and "clean". (Implying by default that every other Black man in history failed the test.

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." he said.

there is no bigger racist in government today than Biden. What is worse is that he is so old and stupid and White he doesn't even realize how racist he is. In his 1800s mind set, he thinks he's being nice to 'you' people.

I kept expecting him to comment that 'Obama has strong healthy teeth too'.

28 posted on 01/07/2011 12:45:00 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Hoodat
I find it odd that Howard Dean chooses to live in a state that is 99% white.

I sure wish someone would ask him about that...with cameras running.

29 posted on 01/07/2011 12:45:08 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: markomalley

Speaking of Project 21, whatever happened to our FRiend, MHKing?


30 posted on 01/07/2011 12:47:34 PM PST by wolfpat (Veni. Vidi. Veneer: I came. I saw. I made plywood.)
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To: markomalley

To make Howard happy, we will use the “3/5ths rule” when counting citizens who are over 55 and white in future censuses.


31 posted on 01/07/2011 12:49:12 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: markomalley

32 posted on 01/07/2011 12:50:55 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: markomalley
So he's saying people who were born in 1955? My dad was in ‘Nam and grew up in the sixties and he was born in ‘46. Dean is a jagass
33 posted on 01/07/2011 12:51:26 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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“I think it’s a group of older folks who’ve seen their lives change dramatically,” Dean said. “The country’s not the same.”

And we're just supposed to accept that, shut up and turn the other cheek? OF COURSE we're upset that our country's not the same! We were never asked if we wanted it to change in the first place. We were never given a vote. Try forcing millions and millions of immigrants on Mexico, Japan, or any other country, to the point where it changes their country drastically and irrevocably, and then tell them they should like it!

34 posted on 01/07/2011 12:52:10 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: markomalley

I got a gift card to Amazon and ordered several books, including David Barton’s American History in Black & White. Its a short but fascinating read of the history of african Americans and politics. It is amazing that the Democrats get any black votes considering their positions and actions regarding people of color from the Civil War into the 20th century.


35 posted on 01/07/2011 12:53:29 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: markomalley

3 Youngest Senators:
Mike Lee 1971
Marco Rubio 1971
Kelly Ayotte 1968

3 Oldest Senators:
Frank Lautenberg 1924
Daniel Inouye 1924
Daniel Akaka 1924


36 posted on 01/07/2011 1:02:56 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: himno hero

“When the social engineering is done and the capitalists have left...”

..or killed (they do have a nasty habit of purging us).


37 posted on 01/07/2011 1:03:28 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: markomalley

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704835504576059582025431402.html


38 posted on 01/07/2011 1:08:41 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: 240B

I kept expecting him to comment that ‘Obama has strong healthy teeth too’.”

I was hoping he would rub his head for good luck.


39 posted on 01/07/2011 1:09:20 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: markomalley

Howard Dean is one our great experts on matters of race and diversity, being from a very wealthy family and from a 97% white state.


40 posted on 01/07/2011 1:09:57 PM PST by Will88
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To: markomalley

Every time the good doctor speaks, he plays the delusion card. He needs a time out, in a rubber room.


41 posted on 01/07/2011 1:14:53 PM PST by SERKIT (We need more of Barry's "Wet Diaper" news conferences. He gets smaller and smaller each time.....)
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To: markomalley

I’m not 55 (I’m 33) and at one point in the past, probably wouldn’t have been considered white either. Mostly by guys like Howard Dean I might add. (I’m of Italian descent).


42 posted on 01/07/2011 1:17:15 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: jessduntno

The first American President ever to get point on cleanliness. ‘He don’t stink at all folks, not even a little!’ LoL

So what we have is
Bright
Articulate
Black
Clean
Nice-looking
All the qualities you need to be a Dem President.

Who needs
Experience
Accomplishments
Excellence
Academics
Intelligence
Wisdom
Integrity
Trustworthiness

Nah, all those thing can’t compare to being the first Black man ever who is bright And clean.

I wonder how MLK and Collin Powell felt about Biden’s insights.

The guy is senile. He really is. LoL


43 posted on 01/07/2011 1:27:51 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: markomalley

and that means what howie???? You’re white. Your DEFINITELY over 55...so...what are you trying to say howie? Trying to gain points are ya? What an idiot he is a true and pure CLOWN of the highest order.


44 posted on 01/07/2011 1:53:06 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: george76

The guy on the left looks like “Epic beard man” from YouTube.


45 posted on 01/07/2011 2:04:59 PM PST by Shellback Chuck
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To: markomalley
Howard Dean?

...You mean the former Governor of the whitest state in the Union????

46 posted on 01/07/2011 3:12:17 PM PST by cookcounty (Why does Obama HATE the Honduran Constitution?)
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To: markomalley
Of course Dean didn't see any black people at his local Tea Party. It was in Vermont, where there aren't any black people!
47 posted on 01/07/2011 3:18:10 PM PST by cookcounty (Why does Obama HATE the Honduran Constitution?)
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To: marron
DNC is the party of the race obsessed. It always has been, and it continues to be.

Nah, it's just tactics.

Put 25% of the electorate in your pocket and verbally whip them up into red-hot race hate against the 75%, and you stack the deck for every election. Do the math.

That's what the Dems have been playing at since FDR was elected.

48 posted on 01/08/2011 1:32:09 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: wolfpat

Katrina......he felt we were sorts racist here in the aftermath and comments about black looting and lawlessness.....something like that....other....a few black freepers....went with him....most came back in time.....im just the messenger as to how I recall it faintly.....u asked


49 posted on 01/08/2011 2:12:48 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wolfpat

Katrina......he felt we were sorts racist here in the aftermath and comments about black looting and lawlessness.....something like that....other....a few black freepers....went with him....most came back in time.....im just the messenger as to how I recall it faintly.....u asked


50 posted on 01/08/2011 2:13:13 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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