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Dean: What's the tea party smoking?
Politico ^ | August 7, 2011 | Julie Mason

Posted on 08/07/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says the tea party was "totally unreasonable" in the deficit-reduction debate and warns that Republicans are being held hostage.

"This is a tea party problem," Dean said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "They are totally unreasonable and doctrinaire and not founded in reality. I think they've been smoking some of that tea, not just drinking it."

"This is ridiculous what's going on here," he said.

The firebrand Democrat and former Vermont governor said the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the nation's credit is "a good thing" because it underscores the need to raise revenue to address the nation's fiscal crisis.

But he said certain elements of the Republican Party make it impossible for reasonable people to do what Dean said is right -- raising taxes on the wealthy.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 8811; 882011; aug82011; august82011; howarddean; projection

1 posted on 08/07/2011 5:58:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

2 posted on 08/07/2011 6:01:46 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“what Dean said is right — raising taxes on the wealthy.”

If you want less of something, tax it.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 6:01:46 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These people talk out of both sides of their mouths and don’t even see the stupidity. It’s a “good thing” but it’s the Tea Party’s fault.


4 posted on 08/07/2011 6:02:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

- Obama: “S&P made 2T error”

- Axelrod: “TP’s fault”

- Geithner: “Didnt really happen.”

- DNC- “Taxes too low and spend more”

- Chicoms- “The days of borrowing your way out of messes is over”


5 posted on 08/07/2011 6:02:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does Mr. Dean not know that we know that when they raise taxes on the “wealthy” guy who owns a widget factory, the “wealthy” guy is gonna raise the prices on the widgets we have to buy next month? WE are the ones who are hurt by Mr. Dean’s taxes, not the “wealthy” guy!


6 posted on 08/07/2011 6:03:28 PM PDT by Twinkie (Is Obama using the Cloward-Piven Strategy?!? Yea or Nay?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Eeeeyaaharrrghhhhaaaaa! Not Dizzy Dean again!
7 posted on 08/07/2011 6:03:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a putz. YYYYYEEEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!


8 posted on 08/07/2011 6:04:01 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
because it underscores the need to raise revenue to address the nation's fiscal crisis

This, and only this, part is true, but JFK, Ronald Reagqan, and Dubya all showed that the best way to do this is by cutting taxes to get the economy moving again, not by raising taxes and slowing the economy down even more.

9 posted on 08/07/2011 6:04:01 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So far the DNC has done nothing to try and assure taxpayers and investors ahead of Monday markets.

Blame yes, assure nope.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Be prepared to hear more of it. Blaming the Tea Party for the downgrade is their official plan. You’ll be hearing more and more of it. Question is, will we fight back or let it stick?


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:05:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smokin’ the bastRATs out - 2012!!!


12 posted on 08/07/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: NoLibZone
They dont realize the game is over?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

13 posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:25 PM PDT by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, the mass murderer of unborn babies speak mind boggling CR@P as usual. His is in such denial & self-delusion and has such bloody hands from the murder of thousands of innocent lives. How dare he speak on any matter??!!


14 posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:54 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, the mass murderer of unborn babies speak mind boggling CR@P as usual. His is in such denial & self-delusion and has such bloody hands from the murder of thousands of innocent lives. How dare he speak on any matter??!!


15 posted on 08/07/2011 6:08:02 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If the premise of his question was correct, he ought to be able to answer it himself.


16 posted on 08/07/2011 6:09:25 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's see if we can put it in terms even a moron like you can understand, Dean.

It's as though the village idiot was made chief and he told the tribal council to go ahead and permit the villagers to eat all the seed grain for next year's crop.

Got it dung head?

17 posted on 08/07/2011 6:10:27 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dean mainlines ‘rat poison.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 6:10:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Tea Party didn’t want this useless bill passed.

Pray for America


19 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:07 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: prophetic

Hey Dean, IT’S THE SPENDING STUPID!


20 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:42 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: Free ThinkerNY

Earth to Dean: The Democrats want to spend more. The Tea Party wants to spend less. Is it really that difficult to figure out?

You can’t spend your way out of debt!


21 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:45 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Every time I see this clown speaking, it becomes more obvious that he isn't just a lying bastard, but he's so pathologically filled with hate for anything conservative, that he's unable to apply logic and intelligent thought to any debate topic.
22 posted on 08/07/2011 6:12:28 PM PDT by festusbanjo (It's time to start arresting the complicit media that are nothing but accessories to Obama's crimes!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a gaggle of freaking pathetic third graders. They cannot do anything themselves so first it’s the “racist” tea party” then it’s blaming the “extremist” tea party and now it’s the fault of the “irresponsible” tea party. And Americans are losing jobs and savings and their homes and somehow, in their cardboard refrigerator boxes under freeway overpasses they think they will get some relief by supporting these jerks who have blowout parties at the WH and gather campaign contributions from the super-wealthy. It’s really hard to understand.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 6:12:41 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Both sides need to put aside the partisan bickering, & work out how much free stuff I get)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The RATs (ie.”marxists”) have not learned from 2009 and 2010, ever since they began to demonize the tea party (ie.”regular Americans”) by calling them (us) Nazis and racists, we (regular Americans) have struck with a vengeance, taking on their onslaughts and gaining ever more strength to fight and defeat them at the polls.

They are STUCK ON STUPID, and I hope they continue to be stuck on stupid. All the evidence points that they are!


24 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:16 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is highly unlikely that a person could earn a medical degree and also be elected the governor of a state and yet be so out of touch with reality. Yes, it is highly unlikely, but then there is Howard Dean.


25 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by JPG (Yes She Can!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUHD! The tea partiers are the only adults in the room, you prick. We don’t want to pay higher taxes to support your bogus social programs. We want you to cut spending. FUHD!


26 posted on 08/07/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To understand why the Dims are attacking the Tea Party in such a coordinated way just think about 1) What is best for their real boss, Goldman Sachs and 2) how do they avoid the blame for not reducing spending, forget about what is the best thing to do for the country. Just keep spending.

If we reduce spending the way the markets want us to, Goldman stands to get hammered because if 10% of annual GDP goes away (the amount of the annual deficit), prices will crash and they who depend on the value of their security to repay the goofy loans they have out there will be eliminated because their net equity will be gone.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 6:16:02 PM PDT by Helotes
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To: Free ThinkerNY


28 posted on 08/07/2011 6:16:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's small change)
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To: expatpat
The big government bubble has burst just like the tech bubble and the housing bubble. It can't be pumped back up with higher taxes any more. That doesn't mean the Obama administration isn't going to do everything they can to suck what little life is left in the economy.
29 posted on 08/07/2011 6:24:20 PM PDT by eggman (Presidential erase - Nov. 6, 2012. The end of an error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think they've been smoking some of that tea,

Lapsang souchong?

30 posted on 08/07/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOW

Democrats really are retarded.

Instead of seeing the light... they keep pushing their failed polices.

They will spend us into bankruptcy... then blame it all on Republicans.

Unbelievable.

Meanwhile, back in reality, the rich are paying more and more of all taxes paid.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 6:37:01 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
Blasts from the past…

Aug 4 2006, WA Post editorial criticizes Pelosi for refusing to work on entitlement reform

Oct 6, 2006, AP reports on Pelosi's plans if she becomes speakeramong them … "Pay as you go," meaning no increasing the deficit, whether the issue is middle class tax relief, health care or some other priority..."

32 posted on 08/07/2011 6:44:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

So Howard, if one doesn’t agree with the Democrats’ policies then one must be “smoking something.” More reasonable comments from the tax-and-spend socialists.


33 posted on 08/07/2011 6:47:08 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dean, It was you, YOU democrat Morons who fielded a Kenyan-Communist Idiot and then spent Trillions on Nothing,NOT US!!! Now go away you worthless blowhard you make people want to Puke..


34 posted on 08/07/2011 6:53:22 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dean, Obama Lied, The Country Died.
35 posted on 08/07/2011 6:53:37 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Schtup off. Eyahhhh!

36 posted on 08/07/2011 6:56:42 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smokin socialist democrats Dean ..... Your toast !


37 posted on 08/07/2011 7:04:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They hate us! They really, really hate us!

Time to pull your knickers up boys and girls, it is only going to get worse.


38 posted on 08/07/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
With all due respect Mr. Dean, it is the old Democrat party that is being held hostage by the LEFT LOONIES in this country. Where is the Politico story about the takeover of the RAT party in the 00s?
39 posted on 08/07/2011 7:25:05 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NoLibZone

It is difficult to imagine a worse response out of the Administration concerning the debt downgrade. Do these people even have any clue as to the misery they are causing ?


40 posted on 08/07/2011 7:28:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: eggman

It’s nearly done. In the organized-crime tactic of a bust-out, a business is taken over and its credit is used to buy stuff for the mob until the credit runs out. Then the mob bugs out with all the stuff, and leaves the business with huge debts and no credit. We will see the current mob at the WH bug out soon, too, now the biggest bust-out in world history is almost finished.


41 posted on 08/07/2011 8:52:18 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would say, what are the Democrats smoking? The Dems have been spending money like drunken sailors for some time. Why should Republicans constantly cave in to what the Democrats want? The Democrats sure don’t want to cooperate with Republicans. To blame this mess on the Tea Party is just usual Democratic bull!


42 posted on 08/07/2011 9:14:15 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dean: What's the tea party smoking?

Liberal butts. You commies are toast!

43 posted on 08/07/2011 9:33:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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