Skip to comments.Republicans Are Obstructing King's Dream, [Howard] Dean Says
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.
Did Howie make this speech in front of the hotel service and housekeeping staff? :-P
There are more black bears than black people in Howard Dean's Vermont.
DESPICABLE! If it were not for republicans there would be no civil rights act, the best kept secret in the country.
What does a hurricane have to do with the civil rights movement? Did I blink and miss Governor Ho-Ho's explanation?
You are really annoying. Go get a productive job.
Dear Howie Dipstick,
Your dear pals Bill and Hillary were co-presidents for 8 years. What exactly did they ever accomplish????
Way off his meds again I see.
2000 Census: 3,053 black people in Vermont
2001 Black Bear Population in Vermont ~3,000 - 3,500
The Democratic Party - the longest-running minstrel show in America.
That boy's nuttier than a squirrel turd.
Good movie though the novel was MUCH better as Sean Penn and Tim Robbins NEVER entered my mind while reading. *Rolleyes*
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.
"The Democratic Party - the longest-running minstrel show in America."
Mama Like! :)
"There are more black bears than black people in Howard Dean's Vermont."
ROFL!! That is a great line!
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.
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.
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.
I was being sarcastic. I guess I needed a [Sarc] tag.
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.
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.
THIS FROM THE GUY WHO HAD zero BLACKS IN HIS STATE GOVERNMENT CABINET ???