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Quote of the day, “WHO is coming unhinged?” edition

Quote:

I think Romney has a problem, though. He’s by far the best-known candidate in the race, and he’s at 17% in the polls. That’s not so good. If he gets the nomination, and I think the odds now are very heavily that he will, he’s got a big base problem. And usually that’s not a problem. Republicans are very disciplined, they’ll pull in behind him. Actually, even the Democrats pull in behind after a fight like this. This year you have the Tea Party. They are not playing with a full deck. I mean, they could go off the rails here.

Accusations of “not playing with a full deck” and going “off the rails”…from this guy?

 

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October 5, 2011 Posted by | Howard Dean, quote of the day, Romney, Tea Party | 1 Comment

Howard Dean: Yeah, Obama was lying with “if you like your plan, you get to keep it!”

Story and video here.  Details:

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, and doctor, Howard Dean backed a McKinsey & Co. survey today that found that almost a third of private-sector employers will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare’s government-managed insurance exchanges come online.

Dean told Morning Joe, “The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don’t like, but I do, and I think its true. Most small businesses are not going to be in the health insurance business anymore after this thing goes into effect.”

The reason Democrats fought so hard to dismiss the McKinsey survey when it was released is because its conclusion undermines two major claims  Obama made during health care debate: “If you like your health plan, you can keep it” and “It will not add one penny to the deficit.”

Fellow Morning Joe guest former New York Gov. George Pataki immediately hit the first point: “The only way its a help is if they drop coverage and their employees would all of a sudden have to go on the exchange, which is what of course the president promised wouldn’t happen.”

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) premised their Obamacare score on the assumption that only 7 percent of employers would drop their employee health plans. If the percentage is closer to the 30 percent, as the McKinsey survey results predict, Obamacare’s price tag would rise by almost $1 trillion.

For the left, this is a feature and not a bug.

But hey, the feds have done such an awesome job managing the Postal Service, Social Security, Medicare, Amtrak, etc., so we can expect that same level of competence and efficiency when it comes to running our health care, right?

September 21, 2011 Posted by | big government, health care, Howard Dean, Obama, socialism | 3 Comments

Night and Day, “Howard Dean and military intervention in the Middle East” edition

What a difference a president’s party makes, huh?  Turns out you can crap on the Constitution and get defended by many in your party, even if they look like the brazen, shameless, hypocritical scumbags that they are.

Here’s Howard Scream in 2003, when a Republican was looking to launch a military operation in the Middle East:

I do not believe the President should have been given a green light to drive our nation into conflict without the case having first been made to Congress and the American people for why this war is necessary, and without a requirement that we at least try first to work through the United Nations…

To this day, the President has not made a case that war against Iraq, now, is necessary to defend American territory, our citizens, our allies, or our essential interests.

The Administration has not explained how a lasting peace, and lasting security, will be achieved in Iraq once Saddam Hussein is toppled.

Here’s Deano now, in 2011, with his bud Oba-Mao calling the shots (good stuff at the 7:18 mark of the video clip, with Klein calling him out on his hypocrisy at the 7:30 mark):

“I don’t think you stay out of these things”…”We have an interest in Libya.”

Funny that Dean whips out the discredited leftist talking points about “being lied to” with regards to Iraq.  You know why that’s funny?  Because Dean was leading the anti-war charge before military action began in Iraq, before he knew whether or not Saddam had any WMD’s, etc.  in other words, he was a peacenik up front, but now he’s trying to say his 2003 opposition was based on errors/lies about WMD’s after the war began?  That’s a damned lie, and Dean knows it.  Luckily for Dean, it was on MSDNC, so only two people saw his lie as it happened.

Surreal, no?

March 23, 2011 Posted by | Howard Dean, hypocrisy, Iraq, Libya, Obama | 2 Comments

Quote of the day, “I hate capitalism” edition

From the head of the DNC, Howard Scream…er, Dean (video clip provided at link):

Thank God for politicians like Joe Biden and Howard Dean. Sometimes, the truth just slips out of their mouths, and when we are lucky, their words are recorded for the liberal media to ignore and conservative alternate media to shout out. Today, former Vermont governor and former DNC Charmain, Dean obliged.

We had CNBC on in the background as we were writing our IHTM stories this morning and heard Howard Dean telling talk show host Jason Lewis to “stop using his talk radio voice.” Our ears perked up and then we heard one of the most honest lines ever to come out of the mouth of a liberal lawmaker yet. Here’s what he said (minute 5:00):

“I think we’ve had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years.”

Remember when the media jumped all over McCain and Palin during the election for suggesting the left and Obama were socialistic? Well…

But hey, where would you get the crazy idea that the Dems are a bunch of anti-capitalists or anything?

May 8, 2009 Posted by | capitalism, Howard Dean, quote of the day, socialism | 2 Comments

Howard Dean: GOP is “white party”

Stones and glass houses and stuff, Howie.  I’m thinking of a term from Psych 101 class: projection.

August 17, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, Howard Dean, hypocrisy | 3 Comments

Dems: McCain’s too old

Boy, that Howard Dean sure has a good hold on his party, doesn’t he?  After saying that Dems didn’t need and weren’t going to make an issue out of McCain’s age, the Dems get Abscam Jack Murtha (who is four years older than McCain) to publicly say that McCain’s too old to serve (which, by logical extension, makes Abscam Jack too old to serve in public office, no?).  And then there’s this:

Despite a recent promise from Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean not to make Sen. John McCain’s age — he turns 72 in August — an issue in the presidential campaign, a senior Democratic operative has started a new website designed to draw attention to just that fact.

Called “Younger than McCain”, the website is being run by Steve Rosenthal, a former political director at the AFL-CIO and executive director of America Coming Together, a massive soft money effort organized around the 2004 presidential race. Rosenthal is now a partner in The Organizing Group.

The current content amounts to a 90-second video listing the things younger than McCain — a list that includes the Golden Gate Bridge, plutonium, Coke in a can and Velcro among many, many other things.

The video comes on the heels of comments made by Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) yesterday that McCain is too old to be president. “This one guy running is about as old as me,” Murtha, 75, told a group of union members in Washington yesterday. “Let me tell you something, it’s no old man’s job.” (The name Ronald Reagan ring a bell, dipsh#t? – Ed.)

Why, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say that Dean is (a) a liar; (b) incapable of leading his party; or (c) all of the above.

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Howard Dean, hypocrisy, McCain, Murtha, shameful | 6 Comments

Dean: we won’t bring up McCain’s age…OK, now we won’t!

Howard “The Scream” Dean was waxing eloquently about how his party is so ethical that they don’t have to mention anything about McCain’s age…right after he mentioned McCain’s age!  From ABC News:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that swing voters participating in focus groups commissioned by the D.N.C. bring up John McCain’s age unprompted.

While knocking McCain’s “old-fashioned” views, Dean maintained that the Democratic Party was unlikely to invoke McCain’s age in the fall campaign.

“I doubt we will bring it up in the election,” said Dean, referring to the age issue. “There is somewhat of a higher ethical bar on what we do.”

“We don’t have any Lee Atwaters or Karl Roves on our side,” he added.

Yep, that Deano and the Dems are an “ethical” bunch, aren’t they?

April 11, 2008 Posted by | Howard Dean, hypocrisy, McCain | 4 Comments

Hawkeye cauci quick takes

The Hildebeast came in third, behind Obama and the Silky Pony.  Anytime a Clinton loses, especially a Marxist b#tch like Shrillary, that’s a good thing.  But she’s like Freddy Kreuger…she never dies, so don’t go to sleep.

Schmuckabee won, Romney came in second, Thompson came in third, and McCain came in fourth.  Will the MSM now get off of McCain’s “surging momentum” jock?

Rudy was a blip on the radar screen, and looks to be that way in New Hampshire.  He’s going for broke in SC and FL.  I’ve only been following politics for about 15 years now, but can anyone tell me who has flamed in both IA and NH and lived to win the nomination?  Bush got killed in NH by Johnny Mac in 2000, but he had won IA before that and then SC right afterwards.

Doctor Kook Magnet (aka Ron Paul) came in fifth.  That’s what $20 million in a quarter buys you?  Master fundraiser Howard Dean raised crazy bucks in late ’03 for his ill-fated 2004 campaign, and he similarly flamed out.  Something about crazy people, money, and Iowa that just don’t mix.

January 4, 2008 Posted by | Fred Thompson, Hillary, Howard Dean, Huckabee, John Edwards, McCain, Obama, Romney, Ron Paul, Rudy | 1 Comment

Howard Dean: the term “illegal alien” is “outrageous”

The barking moonbat who heads the DNC, Howard Dean, is about as fond of the English language as Bill Clinton is.  From the Washington Times:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean yesterday said Republicans are targeting immigrants and told the Republican presidential candidates that the tone of their debates on the issue has become “outrageous.”

“Stop scapegoating immigrants and stop using immigration as a wedge issue,” Mr. Dean, a 2004 presidential hopeful, said in a conference call with reporters meant to set the stage for this weekend’s Republican presidential debate on Spanish-language network Univision.

Mr. Dean said that in the most recent debate, Republicans used “outrageous phrases like ‘illegal aliens.’ ” He urged the candidates to “have some morality and some humanity.” 

To normal people (i.e. not liberals), words mean things.  To use an accurate term that even the law uses is apparently “outrageous”!

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Howard Dean, illegal immigration, moonbats | 4 Comments

Karma’s a female dog, ain’t it?

From Patterico:

Howard Dean and the DNC are being sued for defamation and discrimination by a former employee – claiming among other things that Dean discriminates against gays and violated the “D.C. Human Rights Act”.

So much for that “Big Tent Party” thingy. Anywho, it’s funny to see the top dawg of the party that caters to ambulance chasers getting this kind of treatment.

May 15, 2007 Posted by | ambulance chasers, Howard Dean, karma | Leave a comment

KS guv got her marching orders from Dean

Interesting allegations that the “moderate” Democrat governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, got her instructions from a guy that isn’t held in very high regard in the red state of KS. From Hot Air:

XM Radio’s Quinn & Rose made the allegation that DNC Chairman Howard Dean called Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius early Sunday morning and instructed her not to request federal assistance in recovery from the Greensburg tornado, and to lie about the federal response to date, on their show, The War Room, today. After I discussed the story via phone with both Quinn and Rose today, here’s what they sent me.

PLEASE NOTE: The following is information we have received from a reliable source. We have never been misinformed by this person in the past.

It seems that, on Sunday, a few hours after Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius, made her remarks about Bush sending all their National Guard Members and Resources to Iraq, she made a call to Brownback

Sebelius, was calling to apologize to the Senator for making the Political statements that she did. She explained that she did not believe them and that they actually had too many National Guardsmen show up.

Governor Sebelius explained “Sam, you know how political everything is right now and we’re not allowed to let an opportunity like this just pass.” She continued “I made sure not to blame you or Pat (Senator Roberts?) or anybody outside the White House. With his (Bush’s) numbers, you can’t really blame me for usin’ that.”

Then Sebelius explained the path to her comments. After Brownback told her that he was very disappointed in her, She pleaded “You know me Sam, I wouldn’t have said it if I didn’t have to.” She declared “Howard (Dean) called me around 5 o’clock (in the morning) and told me not to ask The White House for any help or make any statements until I heard back. Dick (Durban?) called me an hour or 2 later and that’s when he told me we needed to use this ‘n’ said to talk about the Guard all bein’ at war.”

She then explained the thinking; “Speaker and Harry got so much heat on them from both sides over this damn war, ‘n’ they need to get the press on somethin’ else. I didn’t think it was right to use it like this either, but I didn’t see’s I had much choice in this climate, Sam.”

She the[n] apologized a few more times and promised that she’d try to move away from the comment when she and Brownback were to meet up later and tour the damage, but she had to so it without disappointing Dean and Pelosi.

I asked them to characterize their source, and they replied that she or he would be in a position to have knowledge of the conversation between Sen. Brownback and Gov. Sebelius and has never misinformed them before. Sean Hannity has called Sen. Brownback’s office to either verify or debunk the story, but so far the senator has done neither. There is word that the senator may attempt a “limited hangout” strategy this weekend, in which he acknowledges that the conversation took place but won’t remember the Dean angle. Such a strategy, if that’s what Sen. Brownback does, might be an attempt to maintain comity in what has until now been by all accounts a smooth relationship between the Democratic governor and Republican officials in Kansas. Comity shouldn’t come at the price of truth, however.

Nice to see that the guv has her state’s best interests at heart instead of her party’s interests. Delaying assistance so you can blame the easy target? I’m sure the families in Greensburg, KS, will be grateful, Ms. Sebelius. “Moderate”, my derrière!

May 11, 2007 Posted by | Howard Dean, shameful | Leave a comment

DNC further slouching towards dhimmitude

From LGF:

When Imam Husham Al-Husainy delivered his now-infamous lines about doom, oppression, and occupation at the DNC winter meeting, standing at his side was none other than party chairman Howard Dean.

And Dean gave him a congratulatory handshake, right after the part about America’s “oppression and occupation.”

As you can see in this video, shot from a different angle than Hot Air’s C-SPAN clip.

Here is a partial transcript of Al-Husainy’s speech at the DNC winter meeting:

In the name of God the most merciful, the most compassionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation.

“And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation”? Veiled expression of desire for the destruction of Israel and America, perhaps?

Someone remind me: how are the Dems gonna combat Islamic terrorism? If we are to judge them by their actions, I would say that the Dems plan on fighting Islam terrorism by submitting to it. I guess this is what Jean-Francois Heiz-Kerry (who is rumored to have served in Vietnam) meant by fighting that “sensitive war” on Islamic terrorism.

February 9, 2007 Posted by | dhimmitude, Howard Dean, political correctness, religion of peace | Leave a comment