June 07, 2005

Dean-plosion continues: says GOP is white, Christian & unfriendly

The Democratic party continued to suffer from collective indigestion, brought on by DNC Chairman Howard "YARRRGH!" Dean's foot-in-mouth disease this week.

Dean, at an appearance in San Francisco, called the GOP a white, Christian and unfriendly party.

(Dean) 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."

"The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people," Dean said Monday, responding to a question about diversity during a forum with minority leaders and journalists. "We're more welcoming to different folks, because that's the type of people we are. But that's not enough. We do have to deliver on things: jobs and housing and business opportunities."

I'm happy to be a Christian, but last time I checked the mirror, I was as far from being white as one could get.

Someone needs to pull Dean's coattails and remind him that insulting potential new voters is not the way to win friends and influence people. Then again, maybe they shouldn't. That way I can pop some popcorn and continue to watch Dean's meltdown, taking the Democratic party along with him.

Posted by mhking at June 7, 2005 10:47 PM

Last time I looked in the mirror, I was looking at a BLACK Republican and I am meeting more and more of us out there

Posted by: Leo at June 8, 2005 04:06 AM

Am I the only person who remembered when J.C. Watts stated that he didn't want the GOP to be a white man's party?

Posted by: DarkStar at June 8, 2005 07:24 AM

I’m telling people, Howard Dean is a ploy to make liberal Democrats look like moderates, pulling the wool over the eyes of moderate Americans who are fed up with liberal agendas. Dean was put in that position for a specific purpose and I think he will be there till the 2006 elections. When Biden and Edwards say he doesn’t speak for them, it makes them look like moderates instead of the liberals they are.

How do you make a plain girl look pretty?
Stand her next to an ugly girl.

How do you make a liberal Democrat look moderate
Stand them next to a rabid left wing democrat.

Posted by: Bob at June 8, 2005 12:46 PM

What's funny is that, with a couple notable exceptions, Dean's actual policy views are pretty moderate, at least compared with the true liberals who are making themselves look centrist by distancing themselves from him in this way.

Posted by: Jeremy Pierce at June 13, 2005 11:32 AM
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