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Republicans Are Obstructing King's Dream, [Howard] Dean Says
CNSNews ^ | August 29, 2006 | CNSNews Staff

Posted on 08/29/2006 4:02:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused President Bush and other Republicans of abandoning the civil rights movement and the call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to fight poverty.

"As we mark this anniversary, we should remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King and others who spoke on the Mall in Washington some 43 years ago calling on each one of us as individuals and our nation to honor our obligation to one another as part of the American community," Dean said in a statement.

"We have a long way to go in ensuring the dream that Dr. King spoke of some 43 years ago, and Republicans' misplaced priorities are not getting us closer to making that dream a reality," Dean said.

The Democrats' message to residents of the Gulf Coast still rebuilding after the devastating storm is that "we have not and we will not forget you. We will work hard to ensure the Gulf Coast has the resources needed to rebuild its communities," he said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chairmandean; mlk

1 posted on 08/29/2006 4:02:20 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Howie Dean, the gift that keeps on giving!

Did Howie make this speech in front of the hotel service and housekeeping staff? :-P

2 posted on 08/29/2006 4:03:23 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

There are more black bears than black people in Howard Dean's Vermont.


3 posted on 08/29/2006 4:03:49 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"Nneeyyaahh!!!"
4 posted on 08/29/2006 4:04:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

DESPICABLE! If it were not for republicans there would be no civil rights act, the best kept secret in the country.


5 posted on 08/29/2006 4:04:56 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I lost this picture for a while but I found it again today. I'm so happy.

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6 posted on 08/29/2006 4:05:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What does a hurricane have to do with the civil rights movement? Did I blink and miss Governor Ho-Ho's explanation?


7 posted on 08/29/2006 4:06:53 PM PDT by Disturbin (Welcome to society -- morons with keys)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Hey Howie!

You are really annoying. Go get a productive job.

8 posted on 08/29/2006 4:06:57 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Dear Howie Dipstick,

Your dear pals Bill and Hillary were co-presidents for 8 years. What exactly did they ever accomplish????


9 posted on 08/29/2006 4:06:58 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Mainstream Journalism)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

10 posted on 08/29/2006 4:07:25 PM PDT by mirkwood (Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Way off his meds again I see.


11 posted on 08/29/2006 4:08:19 PM PDT by shankbear
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

12 posted on 08/29/2006 4:09:46 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: Coop

2000 Census: 3,053 black people in Vermont

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/QTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US50&-qr_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_DP1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U

2001 Black Bear Population in Vermont ~3,000 - 3,500

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/fw/fwhome/library/Factsheets/Hunting_and_trapping/Big_Game/black_bear_fact_sheet.pdf#search='black%20bear%20population%20in%20Vermont'


13 posted on 08/29/2006 4:09:56 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Why are there more black bears in Vermont than black people?

14 posted on 08/29/2006 4:11:15 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The Democratic Party - the longest-running minstrel show in America.


15 posted on 08/29/2006 4:15:57 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That boy's nuttier than a squirrel turd.


16 posted on 08/29/2006 4:20:03 PM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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To: cripplecreek

ROFLMAO!

Good movie though the novel was MUCH better as Sean Penn and Tim Robbins NEVER entered my mind while reading. *Rolleyes*


17 posted on 08/29/2006 4:20:31 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Argus
BTW, I don't believe Howlin' Howie has even read King's speech, much less understood it. There's absolutely nothing in it about "fighting poverty". There is, however, this:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Judging people by their character is what Republicans stand for. Judging people by their skin color is precisely what the Democrats want to perpetuate.

18 posted on 08/29/2006 4:21:01 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

"The Democratic Party - the longest-running minstrel show in America."

Mama Like! :)


19 posted on 08/29/2006 4:22:23 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: new yorker 77

"There are more black bears than black people in Howard Dean's Vermont."

ROFL!! That is a great line!


20 posted on 08/29/2006 4:27:53 PM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

There is no doubt this man is a certified lunatic. If there are no official papers stating so, I'll do the paperwork myself. Short and sweet.


21 posted on 08/29/2006 4:30:20 PM PDT by lindor
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To: lindor

I wonder if Howard Dean spends any quality time with his son? Breaking and entering into a country club for booze is serious business requiring a Daddy's firm hand. Howard Dean has his priorities screwed up.


23 posted on 08/29/2006 4:50:14 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: SmoothTalker
Kings dream of a society where you are judged for jobs and colleges by the color of your skin and where mistakes by black people (like jail) and black problems (like rampant out of wedlock pregrancy) are blamed on whitie.

You have that bass ackwards. King proclaimed that we all will be better off when men are not judged by the color of their skin. He was right, but today's so called civil rights leaders prefer your approach.

Pick up and read a good history book.

24 posted on 08/29/2006 4:57:03 PM PDT by lindor
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To: lindor

I was being sarcastic. I guess I needed a [Sarc] tag.


25 posted on 08/29/2006 5:06:18 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: lindor

Who is forgetting Katrina victims? It is shoved down our throats every minute. We couldnt forget even if we wanted to.

As far as Dean goes, he ought to just admit he's glad the hurricane happened and he and his fellow Dems are pleased that so many people died. Now they can exploit that horrible tragedy to gain points for their pathetic party.


26 posted on 08/29/2006 5:06:34 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Argus

You're absolutely right. And although King did push for greater attention and aid to the plight of the poor, see, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_People%27s_Campaign , he did so utterly without regard to race, even campaigning in areas where virtually all "the poor" were white.

Interesting that Dean conveniently edits history to reflect only what he wishes it to.


27 posted on 08/29/2006 5:17:01 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Sounds like utter bullcra_ from Dean again.


28 posted on 08/29/2006 5:21:44 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

THIS FROM THE GUY WHO HAD zero BLACKS IN HIS STATE GOVERNMENT CABINET ???


29 posted on 08/29/2006 5:25:27 PM PDT by LC HOGHEAD
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