Patterico exposes Howard Dean for the MORON he really is with Oh, That Liberal Media (Part 83,284).
The other day, Howard Dean condemned President Bushâ€™s â€œright-wing Supreme Courtâ€ for the Kelo decision:
[Dean] also said the president was partly responsible for a recent Supreme Court decision involving eminent domain.
â€œThe president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is â€˜okayâ€™ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is,â€ Dean said, not mentioning that until he nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court this week, Bush had not appointed anyone to the high court.
The Townhall.com news item I quote here made it clear why Deanâ€™s statement was so ridiculous:
Deanâ€™s reference to the â€œright-wingâ€ court was also erroneous. The four justices who dissented in the Kelo vs. New London case included the three most conservative members of the court – Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor was the fourth dissenter.
The courtâ€™s liberal coalition of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer combined with Justice Anthony Kennedy to form the majority opinion, allowing the city of New London, Conn., to use eminent domain to seize private properties for commercial development.
â€œWe think that eminent domain does not belong in the private sector. It is for public use only,â€ Dean said.
(Via John Cole.)
So, at a time when the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice is one of the hottest stories in the news, the head of the Democrat party makes an impassioned speech that (though he doesnâ€™t realize it) is an argument for more conservative Justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas.
Even the Lefties are going wild with this GAFF. At the Daily Kos, Dean Scream #001010110.
I took Howard Dean to task at Dean Nation for his indefensible comments about how “The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is “okay” to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.”
I mean, come on, Howard…
Patterico mentions that other bloggers have picked up the story:
Meanwhile, Deanâ€™s words have reverberated throughout the Internet. Blogs like John Coleâ€™s Balloon Juice, Protein Wisdom, Q&O, Say Anything, RightWingNews, Lifelike Pundits, Outside the Beltway, and many others
Flap is just glad that Dean reads and promotes Hugh’s book and is helping spread the word about BLOGS.
Because the MSM ( and where is the NY Times and Washington Post) simply does not cover obvious factual LEFTIE GAFFS.