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  • Dean Expedites Courting of Black Vote

    09/22/2006 8:42:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 378+ views ^ | September 22, 2006 | associated press RON VAMPLE
    DETROIT -- The Democratic Party can no longer sit back and wait until three weeks before an election to ask minorities for their vote, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday. "In many ways, the Democratic Party hasn't moved itself out of the '60s and '70s," Dean said in remarks to the DNC's African-American Leadership Summit, which is aimed at mobilizing black voters and encouraging more minority candidates for state offices."If we don't get smart about having folks on the ticket that look like the people whose votes were asking for, in meaningful positions of authority, then we're not...
  • Al Gore is a Model Democrat, Says Howard Dean

    06/08/2006 4:49:39 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 55 replies · 929+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9 June 2006 | Susan Jones
    Message from Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean: " Al Gore is demonstrating exactly the kind of courage and moral clarity that Democrats will bring when we take back Congress and win elections up and down the ballot this year." In a message posted on the DNC's "Kicking Ass" blog Wednesday, Dean urged his fellow Democrats to keep fighting for action on "global warming." "Facts are facts," Dean said. "Global warming is happening, and it threatens our very existence." Dean said Al Gore - braving "right wing efforts to silence him" - is giving voice to "one of the great...
  • Demos can win religious voters, Dean insists

    06/01/2006 7:56:00 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 38 replies · 624+ views
    EUGENE (AP) — Howard Dean says Democrats must have faith in their ability to attract religious voters. The former presidential candidate, who will speak at this weekend’s Oregon Democratic Convention in Eugene, says his party must do a better job of winning the support of evangelical Christians, who have voted Republican in recent elections. To that end, Dean recently appeared on Pat Robertson’s “700 Club.’’ The appearance wasn’t without its bumps. Dean had to later apologize to gay-rights leaders for incorrectly stating during the program that the party’s platform said “marriage is between a man and a woman.’’
  • Howard Dean: Katrina Will Put GOP Out of Business

    April 21, 1006 — In one of those odd political moments that combine a poignant message with somewhat opportunistic maneuvering, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took part in a cleanup effort in flood-ravaged New Orleans and used the moment to take a shot at the Republicans. In his first post-Katrina visit to the Crescent City, Dean helped Acorn, a nonprofit community group that works with low-income families, to clean out Vincent Cooper's flood-damaged home on Derbigny Street in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. "I don't want to be partisan at a time like this, but this is...
  • Dean calls the border security top priority

    04/20/2006 11:39:54 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 89 replies · 1,370+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 20, 2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean yesterday called border security his party's top immigration priority for November. "The first thing we want is tough border control," he said. "We have to do a much better job on our borders than George Bush has done. And then we can go to the policy disagreements about how to get it done."
  • Howard Dean's "Rapid response" (A real laugher with a little barf)

    02/01/2006 6:17:07 AM PST · by Angus MacGregor · 44 replies · 2,118+ views
    The party of the Insane ^ | Feb 1 2006 | The Scream Machine Dean
    Remember this? "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Those are George Bush's famous 16 words from his 2003 State of the Union address, delivered less than two months before he sent troops into war in Iraq. They were false. Three years later Americans are still demanding answers on the manipulation of intelligence by an administration eager to start a war. Americans have a lot of questions that went unanswered tonight. When George Bush delivered his State of the Union address, he had a big megaphone and the world's attention. He...
  • Ouch! Where'd the money go Howard?! (RNC $34m, DNC <$6m)

    02/01/2006 7:48:23 AM PST · by Uncledave · 12 replies · 238+ views
    Wednesday, February 01, 2006 Ouch! Where'd the money go Howard?!  January 31st marks a filing deadline for the FEC. Now that we have the actual numbers, Dean really does have a lot to answer for: RNC DNC Beginning Cash on Hand (12/01/05) $31,993,325 $7,330,642 Total Receipts (ending 12/31/05) $10,140,749 $3,054,075 Total Disb $8,162,820 $4,522,837 Ending Cash $33,971,254 $5,861,880 RNC had 4 times as much money to begin with in December, received 3 times as much in donations, spent twice as much as the DNC and has 5 times as much cash on hand. Ouch, is all I can say. Scanned...
  • Howard Dean: Time to paint Indiana blue

    01/31/2006 8:20:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 887+ views
    NW Indiana Times ^ | Friday, January 27, 2006 | ELIZABETH EAKEN
    Howard Dean thinks Indiana is ready to be a "blue" state. After all, Hoosiers put a Democrat in the governor's mansion for 16 years, he noted. "This is not a Republican state," Dean emphasized to the crowd. The chairman of the Democratic National Committee visited Northwest Indiana Thursday and spoke to a crowd of Democrats at the Avalon banquet center. A private $500 per ticket reception preceded the general event, in which supporters paid $50 to see the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential primary candidate. Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker introduced Dean and said since Republican Mitch Daniels...
  • Dean isn't helping Democrats

    12/17/2005 8:57:50 AM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 548+ views
    THE MINOT DAILY NEWS ^ | December 17, 2005 | Editorial
    Democrats hoping to convince their fellow Americans that they offer a viable alternative to President Bush are being done an enormous disservice by the national chairman of their party. Howard Dean last week shocked many other leaders in his party when, during an interview in Texas, he said, "The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong." That sent several Democrats in Congress ­ including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada ­ scrambling to undo the damage. Reid, certainly no friend of Bush, said the war must be won...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.
  • Michael Reagan: Dean 'Should Be Hung'

    12/06/2005 11:30:06 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 116 replies · 3,313+ views ^ | Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 11:43 p.m. EST
    Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 11:43 p.m. EST Michael Reagan: Dean 'Should Be Hung' Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is blasting Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean for declaring that the U.S. won't be able to win the war in Iraq, saying Dean ought to be "hung for treason." "Howard Dean should be arrested and hung for treason or put in a hole until the end of the Iraq war!" Reagan told his Radio America audience on Monday. Reagan was reacting to Dean's comments earlier in the day, when the top Democrat said that the "idea that...
  • Howard Dean: Fitzgerald Must Indict

    10/23/2005 8:58:37 AM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 51 replies · 1,678+ views
    <p>Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is urging Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to bring indictments in the Valerie Plame Leakgate case, saying he won't accept any other result.</p> <p>Dean was asked Sunday by ABC "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos: "If [Fitzgerald] finishes his investigation without bringing indictments and without issuing a final report, will you accept that as the end of the matter?"</p>
  • Dean, possibly confusing Presidents, accuses Bush of playing "hide the salami" with Miers?

    10/06/2005 2:44:34 AM PDT · by rabair · 91 replies · 3,915+ views
    CHRIS MATTHEWS, HARDBALL HOST: Dr. Dean, were you surprised by the nomination of Harriet Miers to be a member of the United States Supreme Court? HOWARD DEAN, CHAIRMAN, DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE: I was surprised. I'm like most every other American, including the ones in Washington. We know almost nothing about her. And we have a lot of questions to be answered before she gets a lifetime appointment. MATTHEWS: Would you have ever thought of her as a possible court nominee? DEAN: No. You know, she's a person who's very much below the radar screen as the president's legal counsel. But...
  • Howard Dean: Katrina Deaths Bush's Fault

    09/15/2005 10:30:50 AM PDT · by kddid · 58 replies · 1,461+ views ^ | Sept. 15, 2005 |
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is blaming President Bush for the hundreds of deaths that resulted from what he said was the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mishandling of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The Bush administration just went back to turning [FEMA] into a dumping ground for people who evidently didn't have anything else to do," Dean told the Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes on Tuesday. "And it's really too bad because now people have paid for that with their lives," he added. When Colmes reminded him that Bush said he accepted personal responsibility for any federal shortcomings in the...
  • Dean: GOP Will Try to Scapegoat Immigrants

    08/06/2005 8:25:07 AM PDT · by bayourod · 76 replies · 1,150+ views
    Yahoo news/Associated Press ^ | 8-6-05 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean argued on Friday that Republicans will try to make immigrants the "scapegoats" in the next election. At a rally, Dean garnered the loudest applause when he said Republicans would make immigration a pivotal issue during upcoming elections, as they did gay marriage and affirmative action in previous elections. "Do you know who the scapegoats are going to be? Immigrants," he said. "In Colorado, the chairman of the Republican Party endorsed Tom Tancredo for re-election. That is morally reprehensible. The governor of California, a supposed moderate Republican, invited the Minutemen to visit California. We do not...
  • Dean Email: Proof Out 50 State Strategy Works (What Strategy? Losing?)

    08/04/2005 4:59:04 AM PDT · by ChuckShick · 33 replies · 1,312+ views
    Democrat Party ^ | 8/4/2005 | Mad Dr. Dean
    Dear Chuck, Your mandate to fight everywhere had its first test last night. Marine Major Paul Hackett ran for Congress in a special election in the most Republican district in Ohio. Republicans vowed to "bury" him, pundits wrote him off, and the conventional wisdom asked why Democrats would even bother to put up a fight. But then something happened. With the infrastructure of local organizers we're building in Ohio and every other state, the most Republican district in Ohio became the most competitive district in Ohio -- a district where Bush won in 2004 by a margin of two to...
  • Dean Urges Dems to Court Pro-Life Voters

    07/22/2005 9:24:36 PM PDT · by DaveTesla · 25 replies · 528+ views ^ | July 22, 2005 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats need to reach out to voters who oppose abortion rights and promote candidates who share that view, the head of the party said Friday. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told a group of college Democrats that their party has to change its approach in the debate over abortion. "I think we need to talk about this issue differently," said Dean. "The Republicans have painted us as a pro- abortion party. I don't know anybody in America who is pro-abortion." Dean's approach echoed similar arguments advanced in recent months by former President Clinton and Sen....
  • Dean falls flat in the Hamptons (Plutocrats stay away from Howard-hosted fund-raiser.)

    07/18/2005 2:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies · 2,630+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | July 18-25 | Greg Sargent
    Where are the Hamptons Deaniacs? Some of New York’s wealthiest Dem contributors were no-shows at a $5,000-per-couple Amagansett DNC fund-raiser Howard Dean hosted at the home of Margo and Robert Alexander on July 9—prompting worries that the donor elite are shutting their wallets to protest Dean’s shoot-from-the-lip party leadership. Sources say big-shot supporters Hassan Nemazee, Robert Zimmerman, Carl Spielvogel, and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel played hooky. “Dean grew up in the Hamptons, and it was his first time back as chair, so he should have filled the room,” concedes a DNC official. “DNC staffers were really disappointed. It spoke to the lack...
  • In Defense of Howard Dean - "With the Democrats, idiocy is never in short supply!"

    06/18/2005 4:42:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 479+ views
    Holy smokes, has the Gonzman gone MAD?!?!?! It’s finally happened, the poor sod. Stark, raving, fruit-loopy…. Relax. Howard Dean is a mouth-breathing cretin , and I'm still your buddy. But he still needs defending. He does. Not what he says, which is as butt-stupid as it comes, but Howard himself. Howie-boy has come under a lot of fire lately with pundits of all stripes referring to him as a loose cannon, irresponsible, a crackpot, and Republicans can barely conceal their glee, begging for more vintage Howard. Please talk some more, Howard. Yell it for me one more time, baby. I...
  • GOP has no lock on Texas, Dean says

    06/18/2005 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Commander Salamander · 34 replies · 823+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2005, | KRISTEN MACK
    Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean, who's taken some heat for his hot rhetoric, kept it cool in a visit to Houston on Friday, quietly pressing the Democratic case to a group of Indian-American physicians. "We are reaching out to groups all over the country like this one," Dean said, adding that he plans to travel to India next winter. "This party is a party that believes in diversity." Dean also is scheduled to headline fund-raisers in Austin, Corpus Christi and Dallas during his Texas visit. "Unlike previously, we are actually going to spend money in Texas," Dean said after his...
  • Dean has pols seeing gray

    06/13/2005 9:18:08 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 555+ views
    NY Daily ^ | 6/13/05 | MICHAEL SAUL and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean's declaration that the GOP is a bastion of "white Christians" has put the Democratic mayoral wanna-bes in New York's liberal capital in a very tricky position. Because the city's Democrats outweigh Republicans 5 to 1, it would seem natural to stick up for Dean. But New York has elected a Republican mayor in the last three elections, so the Dems skirted the issue when Campaign Countdown asked if they agree with Dean's take on Mayor Bloomberg's political party. A spokesman for Anthony Weiner, who's normally a major GOP basher, said, "I think [Dean] probably...

    06/07/2005 5:52:07 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 82 replies · 1,906+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 06-07-2005 | marblehead17
    END OF THE ROAD FOR DEAN? - OH I HOPE NOT Howard Dean has been polarizing and controversial since his failed bid for the Democrat nomination. Now as DNC chair, his histrionics and poor leadership are causing prominent politicians and supporters to either distance themselves from Dean through statement or deed. Recently, John Edwards said that Dean "is not the spokesman for the party." Joe Biden chimed in with, Dean "doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats,"... Now New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has joined the chorus...
  • Who Does Howard Dean Speak for? - (trend growing among Dem leadership away from DNC chairman)

    06/08/2005 3:55:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 801+ views
    Dean "doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats," said Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Leave it to liberals to elect a party leader who allegedly does not represent the interests or views of, well, their party… I hate to say “I told you so”, but we saw this one coming! Didn’t we? Chairman Dean is fast becoming one of our nation’s most notable quotables, second only to the nation’s favorite drunk Uncle, Teddy and Sen. Robert (KKK) Byrd. Former Senator and DNC...
  • Democratic Party Chairman Defends His Remarks About GOP

    06/08/2005 7:25:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies · 1,500+ views
    AP - Tampa Bay ^ | 06-08-2005 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday defended his recent harsh criticism of Republicans, including his observation that they are "pretty much a white, Christian party." Dean noted that he, too, is a white Christian. But he said the GOP is too narrow in its scope and the Democratic Party is far more diverse. While even prominent Democrats in recent days have distanced themselves from some of his comments, the outspoken Dean, appearing on NBC"s "Today" show, said criticism of him is meant by Republicans to divert attention from the country's problems and make him the issue...
  • Dean Defends Criticism of Republican Party

    06/08/2005 7:39:02 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 59 replies · 1,623+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/08/05 | PAULINE JELINEK
    Dean Defends Criticism of Republican Party By PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press Wednesday, June 8, 2005; 9:18 AM WASHINGTON -- Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday defended his recent harsh criticism of Republicans, including his observation that they are "pretty much a white, Christian party." Dean noted that he, too, is a white Christian. But he said the GOP is too narrow in its scope and the Democratic Party is far more diverse. While even prominent Democrats in recent days have distanced themselves from some of his comments, the outspoken Dean, appearing on NBC"s "Today" show, said criticism of...
  • In S.F., Dean calls GOP 'a white Christian party'

    06/07/2005 4:11:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 382 replies · 8,473+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/7/5 | Carla Marinucci
    Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, unapologetic in the face of recent criticism that he has been too tough on his political opposition, said in San Francisco this week that Republicans are "pretty much a monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."
  • Dean takes jab at GOP at Seattle fund-raiser

    06/06/2005 5:23:21 PM PDT · by philo · 26 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Monday, June 6, 2005 | Linda Shaw
    Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic Party, traveled to Seattle yesterday to promote plans to start organizing now for the 2008 election — and to continue his pointed criticism of Republican leaders. In a talk to about 100 people at a fund-raiser organized by the party's Women's Leadership Forum, Dean didn't repeat biting remarks recently criticized by fellow Democrats John Edwards, the party's vice-presidential nominee last year, and Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware. Both have said they disagreed with his statement that a lot of Republicans "have never made an honest living in their lives." "He doesn't speak for me...
  • Howard Dean May Be Out at DNC Job

    06/05/2005 3:18:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 3,419+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/5/05 | NewsMax
    New figures reveal that Dean has done a woeful job of raising money for the party since he became party chief. After essentially matching the Republicans in fund-raising in 2004, the Democratic National Committee raised $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2005, while the Republicans raised $32.3 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Dean attracted about 20,000 new donors, but the Republican National Committee picked up 68,200.
  • Democrats Say Dean's Rhetoric Goes Too Far

    06/05/2005 10:00:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,234+ views
    TBO.COM ^ | Jun 5, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Democrats Say Dean's Rhetoric Goes Too Far The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats Joseph Biden and John Edwards are criticizing party chairman Howard Dean, saying his rhetorical attacks on Republicans have gone too far. Dean has said Republicans never made an honest living in their lives and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence. DeLay has not been accused of any crime. Dean "doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats," Biden, the top Democrat on...
  • Dean: Blacks Annoyed by Party's Outreach (100th day as DNC head interview)

    05/24/2005 1:35:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 718+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/05 | Will Lester - AP
    WASHINGTON - Black voters are upset with the Democratic Party for coming around just weeks before elections seeking their votes, party chairman Howard Dean said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Taking black voters for granted is a long-standing problem for the party that dates to the 1960s, said Dean, who promised changes in strategy even as he cited diversity at the top of the Democratic National Committee. "African-Americans are annoyed with the Democratic Party because we ask them for their votes four weeks before the election instead of being in the community now and that's a mistake...
  • Screaming at Dean

    05/20/2005 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 14 replies · 990+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/20/05 | Howard Kurtz
    Screaming at Dean By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 20, 2005; 9:03 AM Howard Dean is in hot water again. The right-wing blogosphere is after him. Bob Novak is after him. Left-wingers aren't really defending his latest outburst. And he faces Tim Russert on Sunday. So much for keeping a low profile. Actually, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee has managed to stay off the media's radar screen since blowing away his rivals in the party election earlier this year. He hasn't been out making policy pronouncements, leaving that to the likes of Harry Reid...
  • Howard Dean and Harry Reid: Twin Blessing for a Party in Dire Need-("all we need is 2 lampshades!")

    05/18/2005 9:15:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 808+ views
    Things aren’t going well for the Republicans. They control the White House and Congress, yet still appear adrift much of the time. Their longtime reputation as the party of fiscal restraint is in serious jeopardy. President Bush’s approval ratings are headed in the wrong direction. His Social Security offensive is on the defensive. Presidential nominees are held up in the Senate. A grim scenario indeed for the GOP. They’d be in even more serious trouble if it weren’t for a couple of Democratic leaders who seemingly never weary of demonstrating they’re at least one enchilada short of a combination plate....
  • Howard Dean's Meet the Press Appearance Worries Dems

    05/18/2005 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Coastal · 64 replies · 2,336+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 18, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- After Howard Dean last weekend declared Tom DeLay ought to be in jail, a longtime Democratic operative told me the party's national chairman had momentarily ripped off his muzzle but that it soon would be restored. My source erred, however, in believing that Dean ever had been muzzled. It's just that nobody has paid much attention to his rants. Since his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee [DNC] on Feb. 12, Dean has studiously avoided most national television exposure. But he has been talking constantly to party gatherings across the country, and his intemperate language at...
  • DeLay guiltier than bin Laden?

    05/18/2005 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 31 replies · 663+ views ^ | 5-18-05 | unknown
    Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean extended the American tradition of presumption of innocence to terror kingpin Osama bin Laden, but reiterated today that Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – who has neither been indicted nor convicted – is "guilty." On Saturday, in an address to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention, Dean said DeLay ''ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence," referring to allegations of unethical conduct against the GOP leader. Today, the Democratic chief reiterated his comments – which were condemned by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. – telling the Arizona Republic: "There's corruption at...
  • Sharpton: Dean's DNC Excludes Blacks (HEH HEH!)

    05/18/2005 6:53:02 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 1,055+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/18/05
    The Rev. Al Sharpton blasted Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday, saying that under his leadership, African-Americans have been excluded from top Democratic Party positions. "I'm taking Dean to task right now for the lack of black inclusion at the highest levels of the Democratic Party," Sharpton told WWRL radio hosts Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. "It's the lowest in thirty years." The Harlem firebrand and one-time presidential candidate said that as things stand now, the Republican Party is making more progress including blacks than Dean's team. "We ought to have more to show [for our support]," he...
  • Dean: Socialist victory equals win for Dems: conservatives saw linkage long ago, notes McCullough

    05/13/2005 1:15:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 2,136+ views ^ | Friday, May 13, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Friday, May 13, 2005 Dean: Socialist victory equals win for DemsPosted: May 13, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Kevin McCullough © 2005 Answer me this question: Why does Ann Coulter get pie whipped at her for saying in print what Howard Dean now says openly? For some reason, if the world's most recognizable conservative makes the assertion, it's satanic venom. But if the head of the Democratic Party spouts it, the media yawns and goes about its day as normal. But such was life on May 10, 2005. Consider the irony. At 5:23 a.m., in New York City, few televisions tuned...
  • Dean: Dem unity key for victory

    05/11/2005 7:19:47 AM PDT · by worldclass · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Lowell Sun ^ | 5/11/05 | EVAN LEHMANN
    Howard Dean says he'll tell Democrats to hold their punches during the gubernatorial primary next year, so one of them can land a knockout blow to Gov. Mitt Romney.
  • Strickland To Run For Governor (Ohio Dem Gets Pep Talk From Bill And Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean)

    05/09/2005 12:03:15 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 5 replies · 458+ views
    The Wheeling News-Register ^ | May 9, 2005 | Joselyn King
    National Democratic Party Leader Howard Dean and former President Bill Clinton were among those who wanted U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, to re-enter Ohio's gubernatorial race. Strickland officially announced his candidacy for the office this morning, but said it was actually the comments from educators and other residents in his district that convinced him he must reconsider his earlier decision in January that he wouldn't seek state office. "Ohio is in trouble," he said today. "It is on the wrong track, and going in the wrong direction. An increasing number of Ohioans realize this. They desperately need the hope and...
  • Whatever happened to liberal compassion?

    04/26/2005 3:48:00 PM PDT · by WJHII · 13 replies · 398+ views ^ | April 26, 2005 | N Beaujon
    Whatever happened to liberal compassion? by N. Beaujon April 26, 2005 Given that liberals are the most spoiled demographic on earth and “Democrat” is just another name for an overindulged, entitled pedantic, whatever happened to liberal compassion? The Party of Do-Gooders has turned into a pie-throwing, salad dressing slinging, venomous, hate mongering mob whose only agenda seems to be to antagonize conservatives and humiliate people of faith. I guess it’s easy to be “compassionate” when everything’s going your way. Yesterday, Howard Dean (and we all know who he is) had another emotional vomit session and squealed that Republicans were “evil”,...
  • Dean Says Democrats Will Make Schiavo Case an Election Issue

    04/16/2005 12:21:50 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 187 replies · 2,826+ views
    LAT ^ | Apr. 16, 2005 | Michael Finnegan
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday that his party would wield the Terri Schiavo case against Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but for now needed to stay focused battling President Bush on Social Security. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's role in the end-of-life debate will be a main target, the DNC chairman says at a West Hollywood breakfast. "This is going to be an issue in 2006, and it's going to be an issue in 2008," Dean told about 200 people at a gay rights group's breakfast in West Hollywood, "because we're going to have an...
  • Howard Dean Vows to do Anything to Unseat Santorum

    03/31/2005 5:36:03 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 5 replies · 411+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 31, 2005
    Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean was in Philadelphia on Wednesday raising money for the DNC. He granted an interview to the Philadelphia Inquirer, and told the newspaper that he will do "anything" to defeat Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum in the 2006 elections. He'll have to as Santorum's likely opponent will be Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert P. Casey Jr. Bob Casey is anti-abortion and anti-gun control and doesn't exactly fit Howard Dean's profile of left-wing Democratic candidates. The Inquirer notes that just last week at a fund-raiser in Washington, Dean urged Democrats not to be a "pale copy" of...
  • Democrats are fumbling through religion, politics

    03/27/2005 5:32:12 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 13 replies · 657+ views
    The Argus ^ | 03/27/2005 | Rich Lowry
    HOWARD Dean rolled into red-state Tennessee during Holy Week and promptly quoted Scripture twice. While Billy Graham shouldnt yet worry about being eclipsed by the Democratic National Committee chairman, Dean is an aggressive participant in a partywide attempt in the wake of the 2004 elections to, as they say in the revival meetings, get right with God. There is much good in this: the Democrats need to demonstrate greater openness to religion, and in the past, faith has informed great liberal causes, including the civil-rights movement. But there has been a fumbling quality to the Democrats recent grappling with politics...
  • Forgive Howard Dean. His intentions were pure (Howie screwed-up, read from wrong Dumbocrat script)

    03/25/2005 8:59:05 AM PST · by Liz · 14 replies · 953+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | Sunday, March 20, 2005 | THE AUDITOR COLUMN
    Forgive Howard Dean. His intentions were pure. But it was awkward when he stood at a podium with leading Democrats at the Trenton Marriott Monday evening and praised the party's austerity. "I am so proud New Jersey has state officials who understand the value of the dollar and don't keep borrowing and borrowing," said Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the former governor of Vermont. Didn't he know? Democrats drove up spending by 17 percent this year, thanks to a borrowing binge that would have made even former Gov. Christie Whitman blush. Those at the podium...
  • DNC Chairman Hillary Dean (Howie is made two offers he can't refuse. Plus: Joe Biden, recklessly.)

    03/22/2005 12:48:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies · 2,452+ views
    DOUBLE TROUBLEWashington political circles were abuzz late last week as word leaked out that DNC chairman Howie Dean had made two significant hires, neither of which he particularly wanted to make. By Sunday word was out that two former Clinton White House staffers, one of whom had close ties to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, were two of the first new hires for the DNC since Dean was elected to the chairmanship. Karen Finney, who worked as a communications specialist in the Clinton White House, and then served as a spokesman for Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign, will be the party's new...
  • Dean fights to keep records under seal (and away from the eyes of the "little people")

    03/14/2005 1:45:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 24 replies · 738+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 14, 2005
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - More than two years after he left the governor's office to make his unsuccessful run for the presidency, the fight over public access to Howard Dean's gubernatorial records is coming before the Vermont Supreme Court. Today's hearing is on the state's appeal of a ruling that 86 boxes of records Mr. Dean sealed when he left office in 2003 are instead presumed to be open. Superior Court Judge Alan Cook ordered Mr. Dean and the state to identify each of the hundreds of thousands of documents in the boxes and say why each should be covered...
  • Fight over Howard Dean papers goes before Vermont's high court

    03/12/2005 2:49:06 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 1 replies · 291+ views
    WCAX-TV ^ | 3/12/05 | staff
    MONTPELIER, Vt. More than a year after the collapse of his presidential campaign, the fight over public access to Howard Dean's gubernatorial records goes before the state's high court next week.
  • Let the Sun Shine In (Howard Dean what are you hiding?)

    03/12/2005 12:27:02 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 4 replies · 574+ views
    Bennington Banner (VT) ^ | 3/12/05 | Editorial
    While democracy may be at last on the march in places like Iraq, the Ukraine and even in Lebanon and Palestine, it may be in retreat in the United States. A clear trend toward greater secrecy by governmental officials at nearly all levels is unmistakably underway. It is most pronounced in Washington D.C., where federal officials before and since the Watergate affair have always preferred to keep as much as possible out of the public's sight. The Bush Administration, despite its soaring rhetoric about the transforming power of freedom and democracy, has taken this tendency to new, and we believe,...
  • Lost supporter syndrome

    03/09/2005 11:49:34 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 421+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | Donald Lambro
    Alarm bells rang through the Democratic Party last week when political strategist Donna Brazile warned of an aggressive new drive by Republicans to lure more black voters. The Democrats' most-respected minority outreach tactician warned her party at the beginning of the 2004 election cycle not to "take African-American voters for granted." Polls showed an increase in younger black voters registering as independents, not as Democrats. Many were drawn to President Bush's campaign message of an "ownership society" and his faith-based initiatives to help the needy. Miss Brazile's warning was borne out: Mr. Bush increased his share of the black vote...