Dean End Seen

Michael Jackson’s jury is still out, but it’s time to call in a different jury and render a verdict.

Earlier this year, at the time of the DNC hiring Howard Dean as its head, I maintained that Dean would calm down and act responsibly in that position, as he did in his years as Governor of Vermont, and there would be a net gain to the Democratic Party. Dr. Benjamin Zycher predicted that Dean would continue his bomb-throwing hijinks and provide much entertainment for us at the expense of the Dems.

Well, the results are pretty clear. Dean is consistently acting like a pit bull and is a disaster for the Democrats.

Verdict is in: Dr. Zycher was right, I was wrong.

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5 thoughts on “Dean End Seen

  1. Because bomb-throwing pit bulls like O’Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, et al have been so bad for the Republican party. The Democrats should just play nice and let the GOP trample all over them. That’s how you win elections!

    By the way, is the following quote what touched this off, or was there something else?

    “You — (applause continues) — you know, the idea that you have to wait on line for eight hours to cast your ballot in Florida — there’s something the matter with that. You think people can work all day and then pick up their kids at child care or wherever, and get home and then have a — 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. (Light applause.) But for ordinary working people, who have to work eight hours a day, they have kids, they got to get home to those kids, the idea of making them stand for eight hours to cast their ballot for democracy is wrong. We ought to make voting easier to do. Mail — Oregon has got it right. (Applause.)”

  2. I don’t think that’s quite fair. I had a pit bull and while he did bite a lot of people, they were all people who, frankly, needed biting.

    Also, Anonymous, pit bulls cannot throw bombs. They don’t have any thumbs.

  3. O’Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not head of the RNC, nor even on the payroll. They may be Republican, or conservative, and they may have millions of Republicans who agree with them. But they do not speak for the party.

    In contrast to Dean, head of the RNC Ken Mehlman usually goes out of his way to be respectful.

  4. As they say on Meet The Press, the Mehlman does not deliver on Sunday.

    As to Ms. Hutchins, it seems clear that the pit bull can retire; she needs no assistance in the biting category.

  5. JDH said:
    Dean is consistently acting like a pit bull and is a disaster for the Democrats.

    I said:
    Because bomb-throwing pit bulls like O’Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, et al have been so bad for the Republican party.

    Anonymous said:
    O’Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not head of the RNC, nor even on the payroll. They may be Republican, or conservative, and they may have millions of Republicans who agree with them. But they do not speak for the party.

    Now, I don’t understand how this refutes my point. The original post claims that “bomb-throwing hijinks” are bad for the Democrats, and I pointed out that they’re good for the Republicans. (What’s good for the goose, and all.) Who cares who is acting like a pit-bull? My argument is that shunning this kind of behavior is part of what’s gotten the Dems into the hole that they’re in. (Or are being portrayed as in.) Is the other anonymous just trying to be contrary for the sake of being contrary?

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