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  • Howard Dean speaks to Vanderbilt class (Sarah Palin, Tea Party racists)

    12/01/2010 5:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Vanderbilt Hustler ^ | November 30, 2010 | Kyle Blaine
    The Tea Party is not the significant force that Tea Partiers think it is, Democratic politician Howard Dean told a class of Vanderbilt students yesterday. The former governor of Vermont and Democratic national committee chairman called into “Political Campaigns and the Electoral Process” taught by Professor of Political Science John Geer and Adjunct Political Science Professor Roy Neel to discuss the effects of the Tea Party on the 2012 presidential election. “I think in addition to a bad economy, the Tea Party arose out of a discomfort with the demographic shift going on in this country,” Dean said. According the...
  • Howard Dean: Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine Because Fox ‘Makes Stuff Up’ etc.

    11/30/2010 8:31:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2010 | Rusty Weiss
    An audio clip from about two months ago has been uncovered by The Blaze which clearly demonstrates that, even with all of his opining and public speaking skills, there is a reason that Howard Dean’s most notable quote will always remain a timelessly incoherent scream.  Despite being a one-word definition of ignorance, Dean doesn’t mind discussing how to control the media in an effort to educate what he considers to be the ignorant masses – Americans. What would he do about the media? “I would bring back the Fairness Doctrine so you couldn’t have a spectacle of a Fox Flooze, which...
  • Howard Dean Wants Govt To Pick Guests On FOX and MSNBC

    11/30/2010 6:56:53 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 16 replies ^ | November 30, 2010
    <p>Howard Dean begins by saying how important the First Amendment is and saying that it has served America well all of these years. And then, he completely negates that statement by saying, “But I would bring back the Fairness Doctrine so you couldn’t have a spectacle of a Fox flooze which makes stuff up and is a propaganda outlet, you would actually have to have some sanctioned human beings talk to the other side. And MSNBC would have to do the same- they would have to have conservatives on there too…”</p>
  • In 2012, Could Dean Beat Obama? (Howard Dean: "Beat the hell out of (GOP) in 2012")

    11/03/2010 6:16:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Roger Simon
    President Barack Obama sounded humble, almost meek, Wednesday at his news conference. “No one party will be able to dictate where we go from here,” he said. “We must find common ground.” Howard Dean took a somewhat different tone on the phone with me the same day. “If Republicans think we’re going to slow the growth of Medicare and Medicaid and give tax cuts to those making a million dollars a year, we will wrap that around their necks and beat the hell out of them in 2012.” Finding common ground with Republicans versus strangling and beating the hell out...
  • EXCLUSIVE! Democratic Party Coordinates With European Socialists In Bid For “Global New Deal”

    10/18/2010 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Founding Bloggers ^ | October 14, 2010 | Founding Bloggers
    Is it too much to ask that before the Democratic Party sells America out to the European Socialist movement, they at least enlighten the average American citizen as to their actions? What are we talking about? Over the past few years, the highest ranking officials from the Democrat party have been working strategically to advance something called a “Global New Deal” based on Progressive-Democratic-Socialism. The chief organizing entity for launching this new progressive socialist utopia is a group called the PES, or Party of European Socialists. Their organization is made up of the most powerful socialist blocs in Europe, including...
  • Liz Cheney Exposes Howard Dean In Lie About His Connection To George Soros and

    10/18/2010 2:33:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    When Bob Schieffer invited Liz Cheney and Howard Dean on "Face the Nation" to discuss a number of issues related to the upcoming midterm elections, he must have had a feeling sparks were going to fly. But he certainly couldn't have known bringing up the Administration's claim the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is funneling foreign money into Republican campaigns would lead to Cheney exposing the former Vermont governor in a lie about who helped bankroll his 2004 run for the White House (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Howard Dean Responsible for Obama Theft of the 2008 Democratic Primary

    10/12/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Fred Dardick
    By now many conservatives have heard about the widespread voter fraud committed by Obama and his supporters in the 2008 Democratic primary election allowing him to claim the party’s nomination over popular vote winner Hillary Clinton. As exposed in the movie We Will Not Be Silenced, Obama and close political ally ACORN “created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters”. One participant in the massive voter fraud who has not received nearly the credit he deserves for the electoral theft is Howard Dean. While the FEC is...
  • Dean: Center for American Progress, The Huffington Post, The Daily Kos all Shills for Democrats

    10/05/2010 10:58:52 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/5/10 | Alaphiah
    There is a saying that, “Loose Lips sink ships.” I am reminded of it each time I visit one of my favorite sites. No one demonstrates this truism beyond clarity better than the Loose Cannon himself, Howard Dean. I don’t know what group of Political Anarchists would hire Howard Dean for political advice but it seems that the good Doctor is making his rounds as of late. If you thought that, the Center for American Progress, The Huffington Post and the Daily Kos were all just partisan shills for the Democrat Party but had no proof. And if you thought...
  • Chief Of Staff Howard Dean Would Fire Up The Left (Oh, yes, please do that!)

    09/27/2010 1:51:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The World According To Roger at Open Salon ^ | September 7, 2010 | Roger Fallihee
    It's been widely reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will soon leave to run for mayor of Chicago. The White House is said to be unhappy with the timing of Mayor Daley's announcement that he will not seek reelection, but they should be thrilled. Emanuel's reputation as an iron-fisted dictator has probably, on balance, been helpful to President Obama's agenda, but the progressive left, Obama's natural supporters, have been unhappy with Emanuel's willingness to cut unsavory deals with Republicans who will never support the president. The biggest problem facing Democrats in the 2010 midterms is that their...
  • Dean Teaches Europe how to Corrupt their Political Discourse

    09/27/2010 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 6 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/27/10 | Alaphiah
    Howard Dean is a disgraced U.S. politician who doesn’t know it yet because a disgraced Liberal Elite Media continues to prop him up. Nevertheless, his Party knows that he’s disgraced that is why he was removed from the Chairmanship of the Democrat National Committee upon president Barry Hussein Soetoro election. The question is how can any sane person believe a word that Dean, a partisan shill for Democrats, says? I’ve often enjoyed talking with Democrat shills as they come to this site because of their sheer detachment from reality. I have been inclined to believe like Michael Savage suggests that...
  • Dean: 'Lost Souls' Follow 'Racist Hate-Monger' Beck

    08/30/2010 6:59:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 76 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Howard Dean pulled off the rare twin-trashing this morning, dumping on both Glenn Beck and the people who respond to his message. He began by calling Beck crazy, saying he has "a few things the matter with him up here, up in the head there." Later, he compounded the calumny, calling Beck a "racist" and a "hate-monger." So who were the hundreds of thousands of people who attended the rally and the millions more who watch and listen to Beck? Why, according to Dean, they're "lost souls." New York Times columnist Charles Blow had set the vitriolic tone during the...
  • Howard Dean Predicts Democrats Will Hold House in November Elections

    08/23/2010 5:33:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23rd 2010 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    Former Democratic National Party chairman Howard Dean predicted on Sunday that his party will retain a narrow majority in the House. "I'd bet money on the Senate, for sure. The House is much tougher," Dean told CNN's "State of the Union." "We're going to win in the House and we're going to have a majority. It will probably be reduced to ... perhaps as small as a five- or 10-seat majority," he said. Last month, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said there was "no doubt" that it would be tough for Democrats to squeak by without losing power in the...
  • Howard Dean: NYC Mosque a "Real Affront" (Ted Olson in favor of it)

    08/18/2010 4:11:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    See BS ^ | 8/18/2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont governor Howard Dean, a hero to many liberals, has called efforts to build an Islamic community center two blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks "a real affront to people who lost their lives." "That site doesn't belong to any particular religion, it belongs to all Americans and all faiths," he said. (snip) Meanwhile, conservative Ted Olson, whose wife died in the terrorist attacks, broke with the majority of conservatives to support the project. He said he believes President Obama "was right about this."
  • Howard Dean Claims Unpopular ObamaCare Mandate Could be Ruled Unconstitutional

    08/09/2010 7:16:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    A well known political figure appears on MSNBC's Daily Rundown and announces, in the wake of Missouri voters overwhelmingly supporting Proposition C to remove the insurance mandate from ObamaCare, that it is so unpopular that it will probably be removed from that legislation or that the courts will rule it unconstitutional. So was the person who delivered this opinion a conservative Republican? Nope. It was Howard Dean, former Democrat presidential candidate and chairman of the DNC who made that statement to a surprised Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie.The Daily Rundown conversation begins with Chuck Todd discussing the Proposition C landslide...
  • (Video)Bret Baier Takes On Howard Dean For Lying About Fox News And The Shirley Sherrod Firing

    07/29/2010 10:26:42 AM PDT · by · 10 replies
    Howard Dean, continuing to spew lies that Fox News was the reason Shirley Sherrod was fired from excessive coverage, went on MSNBC and claimed Chris Wallace wasn’t being accurate by saying Fox didn’t run one story on Sherrod before she was fired; claiming they pushed the story hard all day. Of course there’s one tiny, little problem with this statement: and that’s the fact that it’s completely false. MSNBC did not correct him. But now Bret Baier has –almost embarrassingly– showing all the programs that aired throughout the entire day on Fox sped up. Shirley’s story was not mentioned until...
  • Howard 'Dr Demento' Dean Tripped Up By Facts

    07/26/2010 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies · 2+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7/25/2010
    Sherrod was fired by the Obama Administration before the video ever aired on FOX and before FOX even reported her name. Obama threw her under the bus and crazy Howard Dean can't handle the truth.
  • New Black Panther Party Leader Video:‘We Will See Caskets and Funerals in the Community of Our Enemy

    07/26/2010 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies · 23+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/26/10 | Rusty Weiss
    With recent controversial race topics entering the spotlight, such as the voter intimidation incident and Shirley Sherrod story, the media has been more than willing to open their arms and turn on their cameras to hear the opining of the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz. Shabazz has appeared on Fox News, issued a statement through CNN, and done exclusive interviews for various media outlets. The Anti-Defamation League has described Shabazz as anti-Semitic and racist, trying "to recast himself as a serious civil rights leader in recent years by cloaking his bigotry and intolerance in...
  • Schieffer Defends 'Old Media;' Dean Criticizes Fox News on Sherrod Story

    07/26/2010 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 18 replies
    TV Newser ^ | July 26, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    At the close of Sunday's "Face the Nation," CBS anchor Bob Schieffer reflected on the week's Shirley Sherrod to-do (which the NYTimes recounts here.) "In case you haven't noticed, I'm old media with a capital "O," proud of it actually," said Schieffer. "And yes, we do operate differently than some in the new media...We still call people involved in a story to get their side, editors fact check, and we never publish or broadcast anything unless we think it's true. Last week we saw what can happen when it's done the other way." He continued, "I know the old media...
  • The Good: Newt Gets a Political Endorsement for President. The Bad: It’s Howard Dean

    07/25/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 25, 2010 | ZIP
    (Fox News)- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won backing for a potential presidential bid from an unlikely place Sunday — the former head of the Democratic Party. Howard Dean, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” would not go so far as to endorse Gingrich but said the Republican politician would provide a sorely needed “intellectual” voice in his party’s top tier. “I don’t agree with very much that Newt Gingrich wants to do, but the biggest difference is Newt has a ton of ideas to move the country forward — he did when he was speaker. There are no ideas in...
  • Chris Wallace Gives Howard Dean the Facts After He Accuses Fox News of Being ‘Racist’ - Video

    07/25/2010 12:15:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 60 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 25, 2010 | Michael
    On FNS, Howard Dean accuses Fox News of being “absolutely racist” by reporting on the Shirley Sherrod story. He also called the Black Panther voter intimidation story “phony.” Chris Wallace responded to Dean, saying, “I know facts are inconvenient,” before informing him that Sherrod was fired before her name was ever mentioned on Fox News, something which Dean seemed unaware of.
  • Dean: Fox News “racist”

    07/25/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Dean: Fox News “racist” The Fox News Channel’s handling of the Shirley Sherrod controversy “was absolutely racist,” charged former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Dean, who is also a former Democratic National Committee chairman and hero of liberals, asserted Fox News failed to vet video footage of a speech misleadingly excerpted to make it appear that Sherrod was boasting of using her post as an Agriculture Department official to discriminate against a white farmer. “I don’t think Newt Gingrich is a racist and I don’t think you’re a racist,” Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace,...
  • Howard Dean: "It Was the Government That Got Us Out of the Depression" (Video)

    05/04/2010 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 349+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/4/10 | HAP
    Howard Dean on MSNBC says all this anti-government rhetoric is silly, it was the government that got us out of the depression..(Video)
  • 'Perspectives' forum to feature Sarah Palin, Howard Dean

    04/30/2010 7:00:27 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 16 replies · 514+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 | Cathy Locke
    Two former governors, Sarah Palin of Alaska and Howard Dean of Vermont, will headline the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce's "Perspectives 2010" event. The annual public affairs forum, in its 16th year, is scheduled Oct. 15 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Palin entered the national political scene in 2008 when Sen. John McCain selected her as his vice presidential running mate. She was serving her first term as Alaska's first female governor. Dean, a physician, served six terms as governor of Vermont. He is the former Democratic National Committee chairman, a 2004 presidential candidate and founder of Democracy for America....
  • How the Media Lied about Obama’s Birth Records

    04/17/2010 1:25:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies · 4,038+ views
    AIM ^ | April 16, 2010 | Margaret Calhoun Hemenway
    During the 2008 Presidential campaign, "mainstream" media confused the public over whether Obama ever released any real proof of his claim to being born in Hawaii. The confusion continues. Jonathan Alter, senior editor at Newsweek magazine, told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on February 20, 2009 that "The Obama campaign actually posted his birth certificate from a Hawaii hospital online." But Alter lied, since "the Obama campaign" never "actually posted his birth certificate from a Hawaii hospital online." Remarkably, no hospital in Hawaii yet lays definitive claim to be the birthplace of the sitting President. .. On the website, the claim...
  • Howard Dean: The Bet's Off on Incumbency

    04/10/2010 12:17:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,510+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    Liberal propagandists are very good at changing the subject, their task made all the more easy thanks to their firm grasp on both the channel and volume controls of the mainstream media remote control device. >p>Take for very good example, the current election cycle. Democrats are in trouble. Big trouble. We know that. They know that. But it is also very handy to provide excuses, excuses that will disguise the real reason for rising voter discontent. So the story becomes not that the public is outraged with Democrats or liberals or those who rammed the stimulus or the health care/student...
  • Howard Dean: Of Course Health Care Law Is Redistribution of Wealth

    03/28/2010 6:41:13 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 91 replies · 3,942+ views
    Breitbart.TV ^ | Naked Emperor News
    Howard Dean: Of Course Health Care Law Is Redistribution of Wealth Breitbart.TV and Naked Emperor News
  • DOH indirectly confirms: Factcheck COLB date filed and certificate number impossible

    02/23/2010 8:02:16 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 3,699 replies · 35,803+ views
    Butterdezillion | Feb 23, 2010 | Butterdezillion
    I've updated my blog to include the e-mail from Janice Okubo confirming that they assign birth certificate numbers in the state registrar's office and the day they do that is the "Date filed by state registrar". The pertinent portion from Okubo's e-mail: In regards to the terms “date accepted” and “date filed” on a Hawaii birth certificate, the department has no records that define these terms. Historically, the terms “Date accepted by the State Registrar” and “Date filed by the State Registrar” referred to the date a record was received in a Department of Health office (on the island of...
  • Howard Dean: Going to Have to Learn When President Obama has Made a Tough Executive Decision

    02/17/2010 10:25:38 AM PST · by biggien · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Liberal Fail ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | Libfail
    So Pat Buchanan asked Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe about when in Pres. Obama's past he had made a tough decisive executive decision. Howard Dean responded by saying we are going to have learn just as the segment ended. It is at the end of the clip.
  • Howie Dean on BBC: GOP won Mass. due to voter revolt that Obama's NOT being liberal enough

    01/25/2010 12:58:07 PM PST · by floor sweeper · 51 replies · 1,057+ views
    BBC via Youtube ^ | 1-25-10 | BBC
    Howard Dean claims Scott Brown's victory was the result of Obama not being liberal enough to energize their base.
  • Howard Dean BBC: Democrats Lost In Special Election Because They Weren't Liberal Enough (Video)

    01/23/2010 7:27:08 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 27 replies · 632+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/23/10 | HAP
    Dean on the BBC: "Not a revolt from the right" was because the core base stayed home...The BBC reporter says "that is quite a radical solution, are you seriously proposing that the way to have defeated a right wing challenge is to be more left wing?" ...(Video)
  • Chris Matthews to Howard Dean: "You're Whistling Past the Graveyard" on MA Message - Video

    01/21/2010 5:46:06 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 833+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 21, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of MSNBC's Chris Matthews talking to former Gov. Howard Dean last night about whether or not Democrats need to "rethink" moving forward with Health Care Reform. Dean seemed to think Scott Brown won Massachusetts because Democrats have not tried to be radical enough on Health Care! Matthews corrected Dean by saying Coakley supported a "Public Option" and Brown said he would be the "41st Vote against Health Care." Matthews told Dean "You are whistling past the Graveyard," meaning that Dean is not facing up to the facts that voters in Washington rejected the Democrats' push for Government...
  • Video Loony Tunes: Howard Dean and Chris Matthews Fight About Which of the Two Is Crazier

    01/20/2010 7:58:20 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 451+ views
    The Lid/MSNBC ^ | 1/20/10 | The Lid
    In one corner is the Mr. Tingle down my leg, in the other corner is the man who made the famous "I have a scream" speech. One round, no holds barred. The Prize, a nice white coat, with extra-long sleeves that tie together behind the back and free rooming in a very comfy place with nice padded walls. That was the scene tonight on Chris Matthews' Hardball as each of the two loonies tried to prove that the other was the crazier. It started when the former Governor of Vermont said that the reason Scott Brown won was voters thought...
  • Post-Coakley Lib Crack-up: Matthews, Dean Call Each Other Crazy

    01/20/2010 5:32:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies · 3,407+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The super-sized, take-out-a-second-mortgage-to-pay-for-it bushel basket of movie popcorn just might not be big enough. War is breaking out among liberals, and the entertainment value might make Avatar look like a test signal. Just make yourself comfortable, sit back, and watch Chris Matthews and Howard Dean go after each other on this evening's Hardball. Dean was floating the absurd argument that by choosing Scott Brown over Martha Coakley, voters were sending a secret coded message that they really wanted a health care bill . . . more liberal than the current Obamacare version. Matthews calls Dean out on his lack of...
  • Howard Dean: Scott Brown won because ObamaCare isn’t liberal enough or something

    01/20/2010 5:31:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 807+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2010 | Allahpundit
    Behold the eternal leftist domestic-policy CW, that all Democratic setbacks derive from their failure to push an even more socialistic agenda. Funny thing: If the deciding votes in Massachusetts were cast by disgruntled liberals who wanted to kill the bill because it lacks a public option, why wasn’t there a grassroots “vote Brown” movement in the lefty blogosphere? Did I miss that? The nutroots don’t much like the Senate bill either and, last I checked, their leading lights are all pretty reliably liberal, but as far as I know the party line among them was that everyone should hold their...
  • Chris Matthews Goes Off On Howard Dean (Video)

    01/20/2010 4:19:43 PM PST · by Stoat · 58 replies · 1,896+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | January 20, 2010
    Although I normally have a visceral dislike for Chris Matthews, I enjoyed this video where he just hammers Howard (The Scream) Dean, and I thought that FReepers might enjoy it too :-)It plays for just under ten minutes and can be viewed either at the link above or again right here:  Chris Matthews Goes Off On Howard Dean
  • Obama Officials, Dems Support Global Socialism

    01/03/2010 12:02:09 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 591+ views
    AIM ^ | December 28, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean said on December 8 that "cooperation" between European socialists and the Democratic Party has "intensified significantly" over the last several years and involves "regular contact" at "Congress, Senate, party and foundation levels." He added that "efforts have been remarkable from both sides." But at a "Global Progress Conference" in October, President Barack Obama's pollster, Joel Benenson, acknowledged that socialized medicine in the U.S. faces a serious obstacle. He said that while Europeans are receptive to the expansion of government in their lives, in America there is an anti-government culture which prevents people from "expecting...
  • Health-care vote hinges on abortion plan

    12/17/2009 9:32:44 PM PST · by bdeaner · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/18/09 | Associated Press
    A year in the making, sweeping health-care legislation backed by President Barack Obama hung in the balance yesterday as conservative Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson withheld his vote in pursuit of stricter abortion limits. “Without modifications, the language concerning abortion is not sufficient,” Nelson declared in a statement that summarized the results of days of negotiations. With the support of the second-term Nebraskan, the White House and Senate Democrats would command 60 votes for the health care measure, enough to overcome a GOP filibuster and pass the bill within a matter of days. Without it, the prospects are far more uncertain....
  • Dean's Dubious Memory

    12/20/2009 8:10:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 585+ views
    NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    Will ObamaCare cover memory loss? Howard Dean better hope so. On today's Meet the Press he seemed to suffer a serious memory lapse, claiming he had said he would "vigorously" support Pres. Obama's re-election [H/t reader Melody]. Problem is, we have the video of Dean on Morning Joe of December 17th saying just the opposite: that he would "not vigorously" support PBO's 2012 re-election bid. So noteworthy was Dean's "not vigorously" declaration at the time that it caused a gleeful Joe Scarborough to burst into laughter and repeat it. Not a decibel out of Dean to dispute what Joe had...
  • The Revolting Left Revolts

    12/18/2009 3:37:16 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 501+ views
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as “hollow,” “unsupportable” and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obama’s first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for “real reform
  • Taking His Ball and Going Home

    12/18/2009 11:30:54 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/18/2009 | Stickee Notes
    So now Howard Dean and Markos, at the Daily Kos, want to kill Obamacare. [As does, Keith Olbergirlyman.] It seems that, without a public option, they no longer are concerned with helping all those poor folks dying because of a lack of insurance. I never believed they gave a damn about those people, but I’m glad they could confirm it for me. For the far left, it was never about reform and improving access. Instead, it was all about bigger government and more control over people’s lives
  • One Cheer for Howard Dean (Dean says this bill IS NOT Reform and wants it dumped. He's right)

    12/18/2009 9:33:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 530+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2009 | Rich Lowry
    Keith Olbermann is ready to go to jail over it. Markos Moulitsas is prepared to see the health-care bill die over it. Howard Dean is assaulting the White House over it. It’s the individual mandate, the source of rare cross-ideological agreement in the health-care debate. The provision to force everyone to buy health insurance long labored in obscurity, overshadowed by the more glamorous and controversial public option. No more. The death of the public option left the individual mandate exposed. Disappointed liberals now confront in the cold light of day a provision that will, by force of law, make people...
  • Why is Howard Dean upset with Obamacare?

    12/18/2009 8:24:35 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies · 410+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/18/09 | alaphiah
    Former Democratic National Committee chairman and medical doctor Howard Dean believes that Democrats’ efforts to pass a Health Care Bill has deteriorated to such a point that desperate Democrats are willing to pass anything just for the sake of passing something. The dread just do something disease. And according to Dean Democrats don’t really care if what they pass is detrimental to the Country. (see 4:48min video) Please allow me to translate one point of Dean’s statement to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos:
  • The Left Revolts: Will liberals kill ObamaCare?

    12/18/2009 2:58:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 920+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 18, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Keith Olbermann is ready to go to jail over it. Markos Moulitas is pre pared to see the health-care bill die over it. Howard Dean is assaulting the White House over it. It's the individual mandate, the source of rare cross-ideological agreement in the health-care debate. The provision to force everyone to buy health insurance long labored in obscurity, overshadowed by the more glamorous and controversial public option. No more. The public option's death left the individual mandate exposed. Disappointed Liberals now confront in the cold light of day a provision that will, by force of law, make people hand...
  • Paging Dr. Howard Dean Stat: Your Alaskan Patient "Brian the Moose" is Here

    12/17/2009 7:06:18 PM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 263+ views
    Red County ^ | December 17th, 2009 | Thomas Lamb
    For those of you who have never seen the picture of Howard Dean holding Alaska's very own left leaning moose, "Brian the Moose", here is a nice photo of Dr. Public-Option-Only holding a toy representation of "Brian the Moose". And for those of you who don't know who "Brian the Moose" is, he is the Alaska Democratic Party fringe's mascot that can be seen in the most unusual places.....
  • Left rebels against health reform (Drudge: FRAGGED! LEFT REBELS AGAINST OBAMACARE...)

    12/17/2009 12:02:00 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 67 replies · 2,124+ views
    Politico ^ | December 17, 2009 12:44 PM EST | Mike Allen
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as “hollow,” “unsupportable” and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obama’s first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for “real reform.” “[A]s it stands,...
  • Howard Dean Declares WAR on Barack Obama

    12/17/2009 11:25:14 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 797+ views
    MSNBC/The Lid ^ | 12/17/09 | The Lid
    The battle between former Democratic Party Chief Howard Dean got ugly today, as Dean said he would support Obama for re-election but not vigorously. The Political equivalent of a declaration of war. He was basically saying that he would sit on his hands in 2012 and has one of the leaders of the Progressive movement, that statement is a hint for his supporters to do the same. Dean's battle with the Obama administration became public a few days ago when Dean, who was ousted from his party chairmanship by Obama after the successful 2008 campaign, suggested that so much as...
  • (Howard Dean) Health-care bill wouldn't bring real reform

    12/17/2009 7:27:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies · 410+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/17/2009 | Howard Dean
    If I were a senator, I would not vote for the current health-care bill. Any measure that expands private insurers' monopoly over health care and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to private corporations is not real health-care reform. Real reform would insert competition into insurance markets, force insurers to cut unnecessary administrative expenses and spend health-care dollars caring for people. Real reform would significantly lower costs, improve the delivery of health care and give all Americans a meaningful choice of coverage. The current Senate bill accomplishes none of these.
  • Dean: I Won't 'Vigorously' Support Obama's Re-election Bid

    12/17/2009 5:31:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 1,068+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pour some more butter on the popcorn . . . Yesterday, Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs took shots at Howard Dean and his opposition to ObamaCare, suggesting the good doctor didn't know what he was talking about. It was payback time this morning, as Dean announced that he would support Pres. Obama's re-election bid "not vigorously." View video here.
  • Has Obama lost his liberal base?

    12/16/2009 11:37:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,564+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 16, 2009 | Brad Templeman
    President Obama is about to accomplish what many previous Democratic presidents have tried to do, and failed. At least that's what the White House spin would be, and it will largely be echoed throughout the Democratic Party. No, they will say, the health care reform bill won't have a public option, but it will extend coverage to millions of people and provide a framework to build on for the future. You would expect the liberals who put him in office to be thrilled. They're not. Here are a couple of highlights from the liberal blogosphere: Taylor Marsh (Huffington Post) "Pres....
  • Democrats Mary Landrieu and Howard Dean In Heated Argument on MSNBC's "Hardball" - Video

    12/16/2009 6:36:56 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,265+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 16, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean getting into a heated argument on MSNBC's "Hardball." (Video)Landrieu defended Joe Lieberman's concerns over the "health care reform," she said that Lieberman "just has a little different view than many in the party, but actually I understand his view..there are governors like Gov. Dean who wants to eliminate the insurance companies in America." Howard Dean replied "that's obviously not true" and asked Landrieu "Mary I'd like to know why you deny my people the choice to sign up for an alternative, you are forcing us into...