Howard Dean Makes The Case For His Party
The Post notes Dean’s “elbows appear to be as sharp as ever” and quotes Dean referring to Republicans as evil, corrupt, brain-dead and liars.
Dean was noted for his candid and often unpredictable comments during his campaign last year. Then, as now, many Democrats said they don't mind the former Vermont governor's bluntness. "You don't want a wallflower for a party chairman," one Senate Democratic aide said.Imagine if a Republican had made the same derogatory comments toward any group of people. Would the Democrats mind then and would the news of the comments have remained out of the national news? We’ll go out of a limb and suggest the comments would be on the news 24/7 and splashed on the front page of every major paper in the country.
Dean’s counterparts in the Republican National Committee have noticed.
"It's odd that Howard Dean says he wants to earn the respect of those who live in the red states, but chooses to not only attack their views but attack them personally," RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said. "Americans want to hear an agenda, rather than name calling."Red states, blue states – Dean has attacked the majority of Americans, all 62,040,606. It’s hard to believe the sophisticated people in the “blue states” find Dean’s arguments compelling reasons to vote for Democrats. The again, perhaps Dean is just too nuanced for blue-staters like us to understand.