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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."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
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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