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Dean Promises to 'Take This Country Back.' (The title alone is priceless)
BET ^ | 2-15-05 | Ed Wiley III and Tracy Scott

Posted on 02/15/2005 1:49:29 PM PST by Indy Pendance

Promising to “take this country back for the people who built it,” Howard Dean took control of the Democratic Party Saturday, immediately drawing mixed reactions from the moderate and more liberal wings of the party.

“Today will be the beginning of the re-emergence of the Democratic Party,” said Dean, who was uncontested for the job after former Rep. Tim Roemer (D-Ind.), Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), party activist Donnie Fowler, former Ohio party Chairman David Leland, former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and New Democratic Network President Simon Rosenberg dropped out of the race. Dean replaces Terry McCauliffe, whose four-year term ended last week.

The former governor of Vermont, Dean became a national figure when he joined the race for the presidency. Early on in the primary season, Dean became the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination but withdrew after critics lambasted him for what’s been deemed the “Dean Scream.” The media played repeatedly a video of an impassioned Dean at the Iowa caucuses, his sleeves rolled up and collar unbuttoned, pumping his fist in air and letting out an amplified yowl.

It wasn’t his first misstep. Earlier in the race, Dean had been blasted by fellow Democrat Al Sharpton for saying he wanted to attract the rebel-flag-waving segment of society to his party, and by other Democrats for dissing the centrist politics of Bill Clinton.

But despite Dean’s somewhat embarrassing exit from the presidential race, many believe he is the right man to lead the Democratic National Committee, while others say Dean is too liberal and abrasive, and question whether he has what it takes to lead and unify the party.

Still other Democrats argue that the only issue now is how to combat an ideologically driven Republican Party that now controls the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House.

“This administration … believe[s] there should be no roof of opportunities for the rich and powerful, no safety net or floor for the poor,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson. “So we do call on our new DNC Chairman to move our party to the center – the moral center. We call on Howard Dean to do what he does best – to tell the truth, to stand up and fight for the defenseless and the weak, to point out the corrupt and biased priorities by which this administration, this Congress, and this GOP are pushing. On the crises of our times, Howard Dean will fight for a Democratic Party that’s occupies the moral center.”

Stephen Minarik, chairman of the State Republican Party disagrees.

Speaking to The Buffalo News recently, Minarik said, "Howard Dean is the personification of today's national Democratic Party - elite, radical, out of control and sadly out of touch with ordinary Americans."

Carrie Gordon Earll of Focus on the Family, a conservative organization, told Cybercast News Service: "Dean can be a wild card. If you go by his track record, he does tend to pull to the left, but not on everything. He may remake himself to be more moderate, but I don't believe that's who he really is."


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KEYWORDS: chairmandean; howarddean; traitor; yyeeeeaarrgggg
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1 posted on 02/15/2005 1:49:30 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
And I thought comedy central did not come on till late in the evening!!!!
2 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:44 PM PST by RetiredArmy (America will NEVER be free as long as we have Democrats.)
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To: Indy Pendance

This dork is gonna pull the plug for good for the demonrats.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:53 PM PST by Shellback Chuck
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To: Indy Pendance

I'm baaaaaack!

4 posted on 02/15/2005 1:51:59 PM PST by afnamvet (31st Air Wing Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68-69 "Return with Honor")
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To: Indy Pendance

Dean's going to take this country back, eh? My response? "Come and get it."

Of course, since Dean doesn't support the 2nd Amendment, I suppose conservatives have an edge...


5 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:00 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Shhh! Be vewwy, vewwy quiet! I'm hunting WIB-A-WULS! Heheheheheh...)
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To: Indy Pendance

DEAN WHO??


6 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:10 PM PST by mammer
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To: Indy Pendance

Gee...I didn't know I'd lost my country. Quite the opposite. For the first time in many years I now feel my country has found me and we are doing quite well, thank you Mr. Dean.


7 posted on 02/15/2005 1:52:28 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Indy Pendance
"I AM YOUR GOD!"


8 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:15 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Shhh! Be vewwy, vewwy quiet! I'm hunting WIB-A-WULS! Heheheheheh...)
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To: Indy Pendance
Dean Promises to 'Take This Country Back.' (The title alone is priceless)

.... to the past plu-perfect?

9 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:49 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: afnamvet
First rule of finding yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
But in Dean the rats have found the political equivilent of a back hoe.
10 posted on 02/15/2005 1:53:59 PM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
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To: Indy Pendance

YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!


11 posted on 02/15/2005 1:54:16 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: TXBSAFH

Truer words have never been spoken.


12 posted on 02/15/2005 1:55:11 PM PST by afnamvet (31st Air Wing Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68-69 "Return with Honor")
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To: Indy Pendance
Doc Dean, what was your preference in skincare products in Aspen when you went skiing for eight months directly after the military let you out of your obligation -- after you showed them those "x-rays"?

Did you prefer 'Reflectant Sunscreen Cream', 'Sun E45 High protection Lotion', or the 'Coppertone Ultrashade 23 Lotion' -- it provides your skin's natural sunburn protection while simultaneously providing a unique method of skin hydration. Skin protection is maintained for eight hours during water sports and vigorous exercise such as skiing in Aspen.

So Doc, what's the scoop, eh?"

13 posted on 02/15/2005 1:56:56 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: Indy Pendance
Shoddy reporting. Again, they misquoted a dim.

The Scream actually said, "...take this country back from the people who built it,"

Sheesh, get it right.

14 posted on 02/15/2005 1:57:05 PM PST by joedelta (Those who long for peace must prepare for war)
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To: Indy Pendance

[yawn]


15 posted on 02/15/2005 1:57:25 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: TXBSAFH
...the political equivilent of a back hoe

Love it!

16 posted on 02/15/2005 1:58:38 PM PST by joedelta (Those who long for peace must prepare for war)
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To: TXBSAFH; backhoe
First rule of finding yourself in a hole is to stop digging. But in Dean the rats have found the political equivilent of a back hoe.

Hmmmm.

17 posted on 02/15/2005 1:58:41 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Of course, since Dean doesn't support the 2nd Amendment, I suppose conservatives have an edge...

Well he actually did support the 2nd Amendment. Howard Dean rise is the fall of the Clintons. At least now, the Dems have a honest socialist democrat who can rally the base. Now the GOP needs someone who is like him with a conservative bent, without the screaming of course. Thing could get done that way plus the entertainment value would be priceless!
18 posted on 02/15/2005 1:58:56 PM PST by libertarianben (Looking for sanity and his hard to find cousin common sense)
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To: Indy Pendance

During the campaign, he promised to take the country away from Rush Limbaugh.


19 posted on 02/15/2005 1:59:34 PM PST by Ramonan (Honor does not go out of style.)
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To: joedelta
..the political equivilent of a back hoe

Yeh? How about this one?

John Edwards: the political equivalent of breast implants.

20 posted on 02/15/2005 2:00:36 PM PST by beyond the sea (Barbara Boxer is Barbra Streisand on peyote .....)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; Tealc

The Lesser Goauld D'ean!


21 posted on 02/15/2005 2:00:55 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Indy Pendance
“take this country back for the people who built it,”

Isn't that what Conservatives are doing now?

It wasn't Liberals who explored the wilderness, built the intercontinental railroads, and expanded this country from ocean to ocean.

22 posted on 02/15/2005 2:01:00 PM PST by Noachian (We're all one judge away from tyranny.)
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To: Indy Pendance

23 posted on 02/15/2005 2:01:24 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Tealc

Jaffa, Kree!


24 posted on 02/15/2005 2:01:55 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Indy Pendance

"The media played repeatedly a video of an impassioned Dean at the Iowa caucuses, his sleeves rolled up and collar unbuttoned, pumping his fist in air and letting out an amplified yowl. It wasn’t his first misstep..."

And it won't be his last. This whole situation is really making it much too easy for us. But let's not become Complacent Repubbies! We need to stay on message, and counter the bs this knob presents to us on a daily basis.


25 posted on 02/15/2005 2:04:15 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; TexKat; Gucho; MEG33; blackie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; gatorbait; ...

America news information ping This person"Dean"do not know America good persons country I read what America persons write this persons"Dean"is total stupid comunist toilet!!!Thank you


26 posted on 02/15/2005 2:04:31 PM PST by anonymoussierra (Quo Vadis Domine? Quo Vadis? Thank you)
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To: beyond the sea
First rule of finding yourself in a hole is to stop digging. But in Dean the rats have found the political equivilent of a back hoe.

Indeed.

I doubt Doctor Demento has any idea of the InfoStorm about to descend upon him and his 'rat friends:

THE DEAN DOSSIER (research information on DNC Chair Howard Dean posted here)

New Website--The Left Unveiled!

27 posted on 02/15/2005 2:06:48 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Cornpone

I agree with you in that our country does not require taking back. Also, Dean is pictured below getting ready to address his Democratic counterparts at their weekly 3 ring circus! Now don't forget folks - check your brains at the door - we don't want any new ideas funneling from those mouths of yours! Remember, we are the party of - er- we are the party of - er - hell, let's just party - ARGHHHHHH!


28 posted on 02/15/2005 2:10:02 PM PST by tuvals (America First - Support Our Troops!)
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To: Indy Pendance

Check this out

http://www.issues2000.org/Howard_Dean.htm


29 posted on 02/15/2005 2:13:22 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: joedelta
...the political equivalent of a back hoe

I think you spelled ho incorrectly
30 posted on 02/15/2005 2:15:15 PM PST by wmileo
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To: Indy Pendance

31 posted on 02/15/2005 2:17:21 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Every single time I see DEAN I here him saying YAH!!!!!, I wonder if other people do too?


32 posted on 02/15/2005 2:17:52 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: dead

Oompa Oompa


33 posted on 02/15/2005 2:19:02 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: add925

Oh My! Boiled Lobsters don't look that red.


34 posted on 02/15/2005 2:19:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Of course, since Dean doesn't support the 2nd Amendment...

Actually, he does.

It's an odd position for a angry old hippy, but he's an odd duck.

35 posted on 02/15/2005 2:19:31 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Didn't Pat Buchannan say that?


37 posted on 02/15/2005 2:20:26 PM PST by Crawdad (The following statement is false. The preceding statement is true.)
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To: dead
I don't even think the Lollipop Guild would want Dean to represent them.
38 posted on 02/15/2005 2:41:52 PM PST by Gumption
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To: Indy Pendance
That's a misprint. Dean actually promised to "take this country from the people who built it...”
39 posted on 02/15/2005 2:43:47 PM PST by pabianice
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To: add925

HAAAAHAAAA!!!


40 posted on 02/15/2005 2:45:06 PM PST by silent_jonny (Quiet, you!)
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To: anonymoussierra
"Dean"is total stupid comunist toilet!!!

Yes he is. And he's also insane :)

41 posted on 02/15/2005 2:48:24 PM PST by silent_jonny (Quiet, you!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Oh My! Boiled Lobsters don't look that red.

He looks like a zit that's about to pop.

42 posted on 02/15/2005 2:51:47 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Indy Pendance

He may come a knocking but he won't get in...

43 posted on 02/15/2005 2:55:13 PM PST by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: Indy Pendance

He must have mumbled the last syllable. What he meant to say was "take the country backwards."


44 posted on 02/15/2005 2:59:37 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

"Every single time I see DEAN I here him saying YAH!!!!!, I wonder if other people do too?"

I actually think of it as more a "YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH", but I suspect there's quite a few of us out there...


45 posted on 02/15/2005 3:12:12 PM PST by green pastures
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To: Indy Pendance

ping
ca-ching
for later read and the links.


46 posted on 02/15/2005 3:21:45 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (G*d created male and female. Ish and Ish-ahh. Man and Whoa-man. Where'd the 3rd Gender come from?)
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To: Indy Pendance

America was built by socialists?


I don't think so.


47 posted on 02/15/2005 3:23:20 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Indy Pendance

Take the country back? Well, shucks, I wasn't aware that it was being held hostage!

Just a little humor, folks.


48 posted on 02/15/2005 3:29:05 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: BenLurkin

They're trying to take over though.


49 posted on 02/15/2005 3:29:36 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: DannyTN
Good job.

I was reading down through the posts and thinking, "what? - No SCREAM?"

I feel better now, thanks.

It just would not be Dean without the scream!

LVM

50 posted on 02/15/2005 3:40:51 PM PST by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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