Speaking to reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast this morning, former Vermont governor and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Dr. Howard Dean shared his thoughts on the Tea Party.
“I think it’s the last gasp of the 55-year-old generation,” said Dean, who was also chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005-2009. “Older folks have seen their life change dramatically. The country’s not the same.”
Lets look at some of the photos which I snapped at the Ventura County, California 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rally.
But, Howard Dean is wrong.
Dean’s characterization of the Tea Party, however, doesn’t square with the facts. In July, USA Today reported that 23 percent of the Tea Party are non-white Anglos, while non-white Anglos make up roughly 25 percent of the total American population. Additionally, only 47 percent of the Tea Party is 55 years old and older, while 23 percent are under 35 years old. It may be a tough pill for Dr. Dean to swallow, but it seems the Tea Party is actually a fair representation, demographically speaking, of the American voting public.
I suppose at the daytime Tea Party rallys I have seen, there are a goodly number of “white hairs.”
The younger members are WORKING.
Howard Dean is simply pandering to the regional Democratic Party base = African Americans and Latinos. The Tea Pary folks who oppose the Big Government policies of President Barack Obama = RACISTS
Now, who is playing racial politics?
The LEFT just cannot stand the Tea Parties and Glenn Beck getting all of the public demonstration astroturf love, now can they? So, off to Saul Alinsky land they go to copy the Tea Parties.
One Nation Working Together is a social movement of individuals and organizations committed to putting America back to work and pulling America back together. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and orientations, we are determined to build a more united country with good jobs, equal justice, and quality public education for all.
Here is Howard Dean, the Far Left Yeller, I mean former Democrat Presidential candidate and former Chairman of the Democrat National Committee:
And, here is a list of the sponsoring organizations, which is the usual list of Far Left Labor Unions and Left Wing organizations. Looks like these Aalinsky folks are playing catch up to the RIGHT and the Tea Party movement.
The Tea Party folks probably won’t be seen much in Washington D.C. this weekend. They are working in the grass roots and in the campaigns to affect REAL change on November 2nd.
President Obama and his Democrat Party Cabal in the Congress will promise anything to get the votes to pass Obamacare. It is all or nothing – even if it ruins the prospects of fellow Democrats in the upcoming November midterm congressional elections.
Passing the healthcare proposals before Congress will “hang out to dry” every Democratic incumbent running for reelection this fall, Howard Dean said Thursday.
Dean, a physician by training who’s a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said that Democrats in Congress — and President Barack Obama — would do themselves more harm than good by passing the current healthcare bill.
“The plan, as it comes from the Senate, hangs out every Democrat who’s running for office to dry — including the president, in 2012, because it makes him defend a plan that isn’t in effect essentially yet,” Dean said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press Radio Show.
The smell of corruption will only increase as the Easter deadline approaches. In today’s 24 hour news cycle and instant communication, all Americans will be sadly dismayed at the buying of votes.
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Is this Howard Dean’s Second Scream, the quiet version? After a week of incendiary language from liberal talk hosts bent on pushing the idea that conservatives want to harm the president, along comes Howard Dean to show them how it’s really done!
Howard Dean condemns name-calling, and calls for people to show the President respect. Does he realize he’s talking to Keith Olbermann?
Oh, the Irony for the hypocrtie Keith Olbermann who thinks Fox News is Twittering for him.
It’s your own company NBC News, Keith.
The biggest MORON in the Woooooorrrrlllllllld………
Howard Dean allies say that becoming Barack Obama’s Surgeon General would not be a good fit for him.
But a close Dean ally familiar with his thinking tells me that itâ€™s not really a gig that would work for him. â€œItâ€™s not a good fit for him,â€ this ally tells me.
A few months back there was a round of chatter about Dean getting tapped as surgeon general, but at the time Dean aides shot down the speculation. â€œEven then we didnâ€™t think it was right for him,â€ the Dean ally says.
The real reason is that Howard Dean was passed over by Obama for the Health and Human Services job TWICE and now is settling for a paid LOBBYIST or counselor gig.
McKenna Long & Aldridge has landed Howard B. Dean III, the former Vermont governor, Democratic presidential candidate and, most recently, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, for its national government affairs practice.
Dean will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as an independent consultant, and will serve as a strategic adviser to its health care and energy clients, said Eric J. Tanenblatt, who heads McKenna’s national government affairs practice. “He won’t be full time, but he will be spending quite a bit of time in the Washington office,” said Tanenblatt, who has held various leadership positions in the Republican Party, including chief of staff to Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Tanenblatt said Dean will not lobby on behalf of the firm’s clients. Instead he will provide more “big picture” counseling. “Someone who has served as governor understands how government agencies work and their interaction with the federal government,” he said.
Looks like Dean has struck LOBBYIST gold.
Why be Surgeon General – even IF you are asked?
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Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democrat National Committee – “If you look at folks of color, even women, they’re more successful in the Democratic party than they are in the white, uh, excuse me, in the [laughs] Republican party.”Carly Fiorina, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee’s Victory 2008 campaign and prominent supporter of John McCain responded to Howard Dean’s comments:
â€œIt is disappointing to see Howard Dean trying to use gender and race to divide voters,” Fiorina said Friday evening in a statement released by the McCain campaign. “His comments are insulting, inappropriate and have no place in this election.â€
But, Howard Dean and the Democrats have made race an important issue with their recruitment of African American voters to support Barack Obama.
Ceratainly with a ninety per cent plus lock of African American voters historically voting for the Democrats, Howard Dean simply misspoke and should have said his party was the “BLACK” party.
Sad to say Presidential politicis has broken down to race, religion,gender and national origin, but it has.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., waves to the overflow crowd as she walks with campaign aide Huma Abedin, right, and a secret service agent at a campaign event in Huron, S.D., Thursday, May 29, 2008. Clinton is campaigning in the state in anticipation of the June 3rd South Dakota presidential primary election.
Flap can’t help but think the reason why Barack Obama has NOT agreed to pay off Hillary’s campaign debts (rumored by some to be over $30 million) is because he would decimate his own fundraising accounts AND the DNC would not be able to backfill him because they are out of money.
Millions of dollars behind in raising money and unlikely to meet a fast-approaching final deadline, the Denver committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is considering spending cuts.
Committee sources say they are working with the Democratic National Convention Committee to consider lowering the $55 million in private cash and donated services that must be raised to bring the convention to town. The cuts would be made to the many parties the host committee is obligated to throw for the delegations and the news media, and other hospitality functions not tied to production aspects inside the convention hall.
Howard Dean had done GREAT JOB in fundraising for the Democrat National Committee – NOT. And, so now Hillary goes on her merry way to beat up on Obama over and over again until the Denver Convention because Obama cannot afford to help pay her off.
Maybe Obam will have to change his mind again and accept public financing for his general election campaign – just to get rid of the Clintons.
Jim Geraghty has why the Democrats want to change how the President is elected.
I wonder if we’re witnessing a new Democratic strategy for well beyond the 2008 election â€” scrap the electoral college (a challenge, obviously) and nominate a candidate who can “run up” the vote totals in the areas Democrats already run well â€” big cities and university towns.
And, the GOP response to any CHANGE would be to insist that states go to proportional allocation of electoral college votes by Congressional district. This would yield the status quo to a GOP advantage. A case in point would be California.
The Democrats can WISH. However, a Constitutional amendment would be difficult and met with fierce GOP resistance.
By the way, did you look at the graphic above?
The real reason for the change?
Barack Obama, today, is losing the Presidency in the Electoral College.
Ad from the Democrat Party
The Democrats and Democrat National Chairman Howard Dean are lying about John McCain again.
The Republican National Committee demanded Monday that television networks stop running a television ad by the Democratic Party that falsely suggests John McCain wants a 100-year war in Iraq.
The ad says President Bush has talked about staying in Iraq for 50 years, then plays a clip of McCain saying, “Maybe 100. That’d be fine with me.”
The announcer then says: “If all he offers is more of the same, is John McCain the right choice for America’s future?”
Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan said the ad deliberately distorts what McCain, the likely GOP presidential nominee, said.
The committee’s chief counsel, Sean Cairncross, said he sent letters Monday to NBC, CNN and MSNBC insisting that they stop airing the commercial.
At issue is McCain’s answer, in January, to a question about Bush’s theory that troops could be in Iraq for 50 years.
McCain said: “Maybe 100. As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, that’d be fine with me, and I hope it would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaida is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day.”
Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said “there’s nothing false” about the ad.
Howard Dean is a lying POS. Read this AssHat.
And, pull the ad.