Saturday, June 11, 2005


"People want us to fight," Dean told the national party's executive committee. "We are here to fight." ....Addressing Iowa party activitists later Saturday in Des Moines, he added: "We need to be blunt and clear about the things we're going to fight for. I'm tired of lying down in front of the Republican machine. We need to stand up for what we believe in."

The grass roots put this guy in and they are getting nervous at corporate headquarters(DC). Let them go join the republican party if they want to be Republican Lite or bend over. We tried civility for some time and I believe it is a natural thing for Liberals to see it as distastefull but if they want a fight lets bring it on! They've been down and dirty with everyone they've come up against, from Clinton(remember he killed Vince Foster) to Kerry(didn't earn his medals) to Cleland(having a beer party when he lost his limbs in Vietnam) to even McCain( little mentally unstable after being held prisioner of war). What Dean is saying is not even close to what they have done. They created this hell let them burn. Screw'em!~ Give'm a taste Howard.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Donkey is puzzled at all the media attention on Dean. Could this be an attempt to divert attention from the Downing Street Memo? There are still people dying in Iraq. Even "Go fuck yourself, Cheney" seems to think Dean was out of line.

6:33 PM, June 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Donkey found this story.

8:11 PM, June 12, 2005  
Anonymous Bob said...

There might be another explanation for Dean's polemics. It is possible that the mainstream Dems want Dean there to fire up the hard core base, and raise lots of money in the process. Meanwhile, the mainstream Dems, like Biden, Edwards, Polosi, and yes, even Feingold, can maintain a 'plausible deniabilty' by publicly distancing themselves from Dean, but secretly encouraging him to keep it up. They then can appeal to much larger bases of moderates on both sides and yet keep their hard base. After all, where is that base going to go? Nowhere, not in an election. The most the base could do would be to stay home, which is not a good option on either side. If this is a Dem strategy, good for them. It is a pretty smart move. It's like taking Rovian policies and using it against the Repubs, and if so, it's a good move for their cause.

11:43 AM, June 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Donkey thinks Bob should stay with smaller words. There is less chance of misspelling little words, than big hard words like deniability. Bob's evaluation of the Dean situation is about as good as his spelling or typing.

10:54 PM, June 13, 2005  
Anonymous DC said...

Kudos to Howard Dean for fighting back!!! This is why I supported him as DNC Chair. To be fair to some of our Dem Senators and Representatives, there have been some close votes. I'd like to say that it's not OUR fault that we are not in the majority, but to be honest that's not true when one considers how pathetic the Democratic turnout at elections has been more often than not. Never more apparent than our last local election with its paltry 24% turnout of registered voters that put the good ol'boys and girls and a new conservative GOP mayor in charge.
Speaking of local Dems, would have been nice to see more people at last nite's meeting. Fund Raising, a future headquarters, and state elections were topics. Also, some certificates of appreciation were awarded. I got one for volunteering in the last election-didn't think I did all that much, but seems like if you do anything, that's better than most. Anyway, it was nice to recieve it and of course it meant making a speech which I could never have done a year ago (it's all RON's fault that I can now, thanks to calling his show! LOL). I made a point of saying that we really need to work
to motivate our local Dems to be more active instead of so apathetic
that they can't even go out to vote to improve their lives.
Also, broke my Lenton commitment temporarily to listen to Lonna today. Thank you, Lonna, for all the nice things you said. You're a good friend. Maybe I will call the show again after Easter, but it's no great loss in the meantime,
(regardless of what Ron has to say on the show, I know he's really indifferent re: whether Bruce, Linda, or I call in.)
Also, why won't our commitment phobic DJ just be honest? Finding 2 strong women isn't his real problem. It's more likely all those years of being "a rambling man" and needing a woman who would be "gentle on" his "mind"-right? LOL
Happy St. Patrick's Day, again, to all!

2:31 PM, March 17, 2006  

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