Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Howard Dean ~ Open mouth, insert foot.

In S.F., Dean calls GOP 'a white Christian party

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 "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."

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"This is one of those flaps that comes up once in awhile when I get tough," Dean said. "We have to be rough on the Republicans. Republicans don't represent ordinary Americans and they don't have any understanding of what it is to go out and try and make ends meet."

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"What I said was the Republican leadership didn't seem to care much about working people," he said. "That's essentially the gist of the quote."

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So Democrats, how does it feel to have a delusion man running your party?

I thought his comment the other day about Republicans "never making an honest living" was bad, but this latest snipe at those on the right seals the deal, Howard is insane.

I mean come on, "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."

This must come as a complete shock to the family of Hiram Rhodes Revels, the very first black member of the US Congress (Senate) elected back in 1870 as a REPUBLICAN.

And I bet the same would be said of the family of Joseph H. Rainey, the first black to be elected to the House of Representatives, also a REPUBLICAN.

Along with the other 25 black Republicans who served in Congress over the years.

Black Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2004

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And this...

"What I said was the Republican leadership didn't seem to care much about working people," he said. "That's essentially the gist of the quote."

Horse-Hockey!! That's not what he said nor is it what he meant, he's just backpedaling and trying to save his ass here.

His comments at the "Take back America" event doesn't read to me like he's talking about the leadership.

"You think people can work all day and then pick up their kids at child care or wherever and get home and still manage to sandwich in an eight-hour vote? Well Republicans, I guess can do that. Because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives."

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"Republicans don't represent ordinary Americans and they don't have any understanding of what it is to go out and try and make ends meet."


Sorry, I don't see "leadership" in there...



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Update:

Guess I should also include the Hispanic Members of Congress , Hispanic Americans in Congress -- Introduction

African, Hispanic (Latino), and Asian American members of Congress