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  • Howard Dean: Scott Walker Says Obama Born In Kenya

    02/23/2015 6:35:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 110 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How unhinged has Howard Dean become? So bad that an MSNBC host had to gently walk him back off the ledge. On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dean claimed that Scott Walker says Barack Obama was "born in Kenya." It took Hayes two attempts to break through Dean's blather, but eventually he was able to politely point out: "I should note, you mention the Kenya thing, he has not been asked that." View the video here.
  • Mike Rowe Obliterates Howard Dean's Criticism Of Scott Walker In Brilliant Facebook Post

    02/19/2015 10:38:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    WFLA970.com ^ | 2/18/15 | Bill Galluccio
    Howard Dean has been under fire after criticizing Wisconsin Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker for never getting a college degree. He dropped out of college during his senior year to get a job for the Red Cross. Walker went on' The Kelly File' to dispute Dean's claims that he is 'unknowledgeable'. The GOP governor wasn't the only person fighting back against the comments from a man most famous for screaming himself out of the Democratic Primary. Mike Rowe took to his Facebook page to address the issue in a great post about education in America and what...
  • Howard Dean calls Netanyahu a 'disaster,' terms his Congress speech 'stupid' (13 days until speech)

    02/18/2015 2:22:22 PM PST · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | 5:10 PM | Chemi Shalev
    In an unusually harsh attack by an American politician on an Israeli prime minister, former Vermont governor and Democratic chairman Howard Dean lambasted Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, describing him as “a disaster” whose decision to address Congress in March was “a stupid thing to do that has harmed U.S.-Israeli relations greatly.” “I don’t trust Netanyahu. I think he’s not served Israel well,” Dean added. In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, the outspoken Dean, who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, said, “It’s outrageous what’s going on. Imagine Obama going to Israel two weeks before...
  • Walker: We Don’t Need ‘Ivy Leaguer,’ Not Scared of Other GOP Candidates

    02/18/2015 4:19:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) declared the country needs “a fighter, not just an Ivy Leaguer” while expressing that he wasn’t afraid of any of the other GOP candidates and dismissed criticism of his lack of a college degree as an “elitist, government knows best, top-down approach” while arguing “we’ve had [an] Ivy League-trained lawyer in the White House for the last six years…[who has] done a pretty lousy job leading this country” and on Tuesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. After seeing a clip of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) criticizing Walker’s lack of a degree,...
  • Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree: A non-issue that Democrats should avoid

    02/16/2015 4:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | Jim Newell
    There are plenty of things to criticize Scott Walker over. His lack of a college degree is not one of them. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has emerged as a modest front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in the past couple of weeks. This may well be a temporary state of affairs. If the 2012 GOP primaries taught us anything about the presidential nominating process in the super PAC era, it’s that every candidate will be the front-runner for a few weeks. At some point this year, everyone from Huckles to Doctor-Citizen Ben Carson will serve a brief spell as the...
  • The Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth

    02/16/2015 6:09:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    On Joe Scarborough’s MSNBC show this past week Yale-educated Howard Dean added a new word to the lexicon of Democratic condescension, “unknowledgeable.” “Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree,” said Dean of the Wisconsin governor. “And that's a problem.” Scarborough countered later in the conversation, “Well, nobody is accusing Scott Walker of being dumb because he didn't graduate from college except you.”
  • The Assassination of Scott Walker By The Coward Liberal Media

    02/13/2015 12:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew this was coming: liberal attacks on Gov. Scott Walker for not having a college degree. In 1990, Walker decided to drop out of Marquette University during the spring semester of his senior year - a decision that’s mystified the political left. But then there’s former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who–as Dan wrote–basically questioned Walker’s intelligence: "This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the...
  • Howard Dean: Scott Walker 'Unknowledgeable' Because No College Degree

    02/12/2015 4:26:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 150 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a snob! On today's Morning Joe, Howard Dean, a product of fancy prep schools and Yale, suggested that Scott Walker was unfit to be president because his lack of a college degree rendered him "unknowledgeable." Dean's disdain for the un-diplomaed came during a discussion of Walker having declined, during his recent trip to the UK, to state whether he believes in evolution. Joe Scarborough was incredulous at Dean's diss, pointing out that people such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg never finished college. To which list could be added super-successful and knowledgeable people from Rush Limbaugh to Steve Jobs,...
  • Howard Dean Says ‘American Sniper’ Fans Are ‘Angry’ Tea Party Supporters

    01/26/2015 8:51:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 26, 2015
    Howard Dean believes that the millions of American Sniper fans are primarily just “angry” Tea Party members. The former Democratic National Chairman shared his views about the Chris Kyle supporters during a weekend appearance on the Bill Maher show on HBO – backlash quickly ensued via Twitter and Facebook. “There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people who go see this movie are people who are very angry,” Howard Dean said about the American Sniper Chris Kyle moviegoers. “This guy [Chris Kyle] basically says, “I’m going to fight on your side. I bet if you looked...
  • Security Code (The Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Left and Islam)

    01/07/2015 9:47:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | January 7, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the notable things about the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris was how swiftly it was carried out. “It lasted five minutes,” said one witness. The cops were already there — guarding the newspaper offices. Two of the cops were killed. The assailants gained admittance by forcing a cartoonist to enter the door security code at gunpoint. A large percentage of people — maybe nearly everyone — would have done the same thing, yielded to that threat, in a moment of fear. A certain smaller percentage, perhaps 2 to percent, would for some reason refuse; and refuse unreasonably...
  • HOWARD DEAN: DON’T CALL PARIS TERRORISTS ‘MUSLIM’

    01/07/2015 9:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2015 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) downplayed any ties of gunmen that killed 12 at the offices of a French satirical magazines in Paris have to the religion of Islam. According to Dean, we should stop attributing the “Muslim” label to them because they fall in line with a cult that is able to overcome France’s strict gun laws to carry out such an attack. “You know, this is a chronic problem,” Dean said. “I stopped calling these people Muslim terrorists. They’re about as Muslim as I am. I mean, they have no respect for whatever anybody...
  • Howard Dean: Don't Call Paris Shooters 'Muslim Terrorists'

    01/07/2015 5:33:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 102 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Howard Dean—that celebrated scholar of Islam—has weighed in on today's murderous rampage in Paris and declared that he refuses to call the shooters in this and similar cases "Muslim terrorists." According to Dean, the disregard for the lives of others that these terrorists display "is not what the Koran says." Dean's denial of the obvious puts him in the company of many liberals, most notably including President Obama, who after the beheading of James Foley declared that ISIS "speaks for no religion." View the video here.
  • Howard Dean: I’m Ready for Hillary

    12/10/2014 10:47:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 10, 2014 | Former Gov. Howard Dean
    Hillary Clinton is by far the most qualified person in the United States to serve as President. If she runs, I will support her. I have known Hillary for almost twenty-five years. We first met when I was the governor of Vermont and she was the First Lady, giving us the opportunity to work together in various capacities, particularly on expanding health care access. During those years, I have learned that she is one of the most conscientious and competent people I have ever met. She has an enormous capacity to analyze and solve problems. She has a work ethic...
  • Howard Dean: Athletes Wearing 'Abortion is Murder' Not Same as 'I Can't Breathe'

    12/09/2014 5:45:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Howard. The former Dem prez candidate is predictably all good with NBA players wearing "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts. But what, posited Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe, if other players wore "Abortion is Murder" shirts? Dean claimed that's "not exactly the same" and is "a different kind of debate." Why? Because, according to Dean, "the survival of our country depends" on resolving the police/black men issue. You really want to talk about "survival," Dr. Dean, when tens of millions have not survived since Roe v. Wade? View the video here.
  • Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    12/08/2014 10:12:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-8-14 | Micheal Tomasky
    With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it. I don’t remember a much sadder sight in domestic politics in my lifetime than that of Mary Landrieu schlumpfing around these last few weeks trying to save a Senate seat that was obviously lost. It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. I know that sounds mean about her, but I...
  • An Out-of-Touch Elitist (Howeird Dean) Complains About Out-of-Touch Elitists

    11/15/2014 6:52:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Howeird Dean-- once chair of the DNC, once Governor of Vermont, who grew up at the Maidstone Golf Club in the Hamptons, attended prep school both in the US and in the UK, went to Yale, dodged the draft-- is having a meltdown again.Once famous for melting down on the air after coming in third in the Iowa caucuses, thereby ensuring he won nothing else, Dean is complaining that Obamacare was written by a bunch of elitists who don’t understand Americans.Well, duh: They’re Democrats. “The core problem under this damn law is that it was put together by a bunch...
  • Howard Dean: Republicans 'Authoritarian People Who Fundamentally Don't Believe in Democracy'

    11/15/2014 6:46:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the "dissent is patriotic" is dead front: Howard Dean has accused people who don't share his political views of being "authoritarian people who fundamentally don't believe in democracy." Poor Howard, who declared the times to be very "frightening and disconcerting," made his astounding accusation on today's Up With Steve Kornacki while attempting to explain the Republican sweep on the statehouse level. View the video here.
  • Howard Dean: Obamacare Created by ‘Elitists Who Don’t Fundamentally Understand the American People’

    11/12/2014 11:48:36 AM PST · by tje · 62 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2014 7:13 am | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean gave an excoriating critique of his own party’s key piece of legislation saying the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was “put together by a bunch of elitists” who “don’t fundamentally understand the American people.” Dean said was shocked that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said “the stupidity of the American voter” was a “political advantage” in passing Obamacare in an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday.
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • CRASS: Dem Rep. Crisanta Duran Caught Chanting “Death to CO GOP”

    07/22/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    colorado peak politics ^ | 7/221/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    First, Howard Dean wanted to ship all Republicans to the Ukraine or Russia. Now, unions and at least one elected official are calling for the GOP’s death. As The Colorado Statesman reports, state Rep. Crisanta Duran marched with a Latino group and the Service Employees International Union as they chanted “Death to the Colorado GOP.” At a rally on Tuesday in downtown Denver led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, Latino leaders and community groups held a mock funeral procession in which they declared, “Death to the Colorado GOP for killing immigration reform.” Joining the demonstration was state...
  • Matthews: Tea Party Treats Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' 'Like It's the Little Red Book of Mao'

    07/11/2014 11:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Friday's Hardball, Chris Matthews and Howard Dean slammed the supposedly "lunatic" Republican Party for opposing President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S-Mexico border. Dean likened the political stalemate over this issue and in general in Washington to McCarthyism in the 1950s: "It reminds me of the 'who lost China' debate...where one side is frothing at the mouth and finding communists under every bed; and the other side – including some reasonable Republicans...actually trying to run the country." Matthews endorsed the former Vermont governor's take, and targeted fiscal conservatives/the Tea Party as somehow...
  • Howard Dean: Media Doesn't Know How To Deal With Obama's "More Sophisticated" Foreign Policy

    05/29/2014 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    "The problem here is not the president. It’s the media. The media doesn't know how to deal with a more sophisticated foreign policy. I happened to be driving from Vermont to New York yesterday, I listened to the whole speech on the radio. I thought it was a good speech. I think what this president has consistently said is that we are no longer living in a polar world. We are going to -- our foreign policy is based on cooperation with other people. He showed it in Libya. He has showed it in Ukraine."
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz: 'America Stands With Ukraine'

    05/29/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    rferl.org ^ | May 28, 2014
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said the United States must stand against Russia's "acts of war" in Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service Director Maryana Drach in Kyiv, the Republican senator said the United States should help provide the Ukrainian people "with the tools and equipment necessary to defend themselves."
  • Howard Dean: “Republicans Aren’t American!”

    05/23/2014 2:16:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 20, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A terrible sort of insanity has gripped the Democratic Party. On almost a daily basis, when you see the party’s leaders in action, you want to start edging toward the door, murmuring “Nice doggie. Nice doggie.” Today it was Howard Dean (filmed a week ago, but seen on YouTube today). He was addressing a Democratic crowd in Colorado, and went off on a tirade against Republicans. Yes, he really did say that Republicans aren’t American. And that they should stay away from the United States, and go to Russia where they belong. One gets the feeling that if the Democrats...
  • Howard Dean: Republicans Should Leave America [VIDEO]

    05/21/2014 7:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 05/21/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At a fundraiser for Colorado Congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff last week, former Democrat Party Chairman Howard Dean had a message for people who aren't Democrats: Get out! "They are not American. They would be more comfortable in the Ukraine, or Russia, but stay away from our country," yelled the bombastic Dean to a wildly cheering and supportive crowd. During President Obama's time in office, eliminationist rhetoric on the part of the left has been deemed acceptable and is rapidly on the rise. Vitriol reaches the highest levels, and the lip service paid to "working together" is belied by the true...
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 143 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...
  • Wild Man Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 8:44:52 PM PST · by wattsup · 26 replies · 155+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert told...
  • Al Franken's Mental Disorder Given a Pass by Media?

    01/24/2008 6:58:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 190+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 24, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    "Comedian" Al Franken is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Minnesota, this the media is happy to report. But, for some unexplainable reason, the media isn't so interested in reporting Franken's odd behavior. It seems that an ungovernable rage is always just under the surface with Franken, a rage that has several times broken free and resulted in assault and other violent or antisocial behavior. Why the media doesn't highlight this man's unstable behavior can only mean that they are lending him as much cover as they can to assist his campaign. His unprofessional and intemperate language is well-known,...
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 4:02:22 PM PST · by Matthew James · 117 replies · 563+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p>
  • Franken clashes with Dean heckler

    01/28/2004 10:12:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Could Al Franken's life take an unfunny turn? The liberal comedian may have crossed the line after brawling with hecklers during a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire.</p> <p>Though accounts of the fracas vary, the beefy comedian essentially bearhugged, then brought down an agitated Lyndon LaRouche supporter who screamed Mr. Dean was "a liar" from the back of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took questions.</p>
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Ethnic Cleansing At Air America Radio

    04/15/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT · by natelivingston · 111 replies · 3,514+ views
    The Cincinnati Black Blog ^ | April 13, 2005 | Nate Livingston
    I guess this should be filed in the "Washington Politics" thread ... I'm an African American registered Democrat. I don't mind giving conservative Republicans hell when they deserve it. But unlike many conservative, I don't mind speaking out against my Party when I think they are wrong and encouraging them to do the right thing. Anyway, white liberals are having fits about the article posted below, which was written by me and published on my blog, in Black newspapers across the country, and at the liberal Daily Kos blog. I'm posting the article here because I'd like to have some...
  • Millionaire Preppy Howard Dean Wants To Level Playing Field Between The 1% and Rest Of 'Us'

    02/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What do you mean "us," Kemosabe? If Howard Dean wants to push a job-killing agenda of higher taxes and other redistributionist claptrap, that's his business. But could he please spare us the faux populism? In an email Dean sent out earlier today touting the "Inequality For All" house parties his DFA group is organizing [and what sounds like more fun than getting together to gripe about what other people have?], Dean wrote [emphasis added]: "These 'Inequality for All' Watch Parties are just the kind of action we need to start leveling the playing field between the 1% and the rest...
  • YEEEAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!! 10 years later, Howard Dean embraces the 'Dean Scream'

    01/23/2014 7:22:56 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 22, 2014 AT 10:40 AM | Charlie Spiering
    "It's hard to believe it was 10 years ago tonight. On this day a decade ago — January 19, 2004 — I gave one of the most famous speeches in the history of American politics. Or perhaps 'infamous' would be more accurate," Dean wrote in an email with "YEEEAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!" as its subject line. "I'm guessing you might remember the climactic moment of that night, as I enthusiastically rallied my presidential campaign supporters in the aftermath of a disappointing finish in the Iowa Caucus."
  • Obamacare Ignites Revolution Inside The Democratic Party

    12/31/2013 3:45:38 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies
    moneymorning.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Money Morning Staff Reports
    As 2014 midterms approach, some Democrats are running-not walking-away from Obamacare....coming out of the woodwork to voice opposition. •39th President Jimmy Carter: "His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best." •Barney Frank, former Massachusetts Congressman: "I think we paid a terrible price for health care." •Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Howard Dean, a doctor: "The Affordable Care Act's Rate-Setting Won't Work." Obamacare was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs. But experts say it will have the exact opposite effect. What started as a promise to insure 40...
  • Cracks in Obamacare support: (Ditzy) Dean calls for repeal of mandate

    12/30/2013 7:08:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    US Finance Post ^ | 12/30/13 | Jack Minor
    **SNIP** During an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Dean argued that the key premise of needing younger Americans signing up to make the program viable “doesn’t really matter that much.” “This is about the individual mandate,” he said. “The individual mandate was not necessary and it’s probably a big political thing, and that is going to hurt the Democrats because people don’t like to be told what to do by the government no matter what party they’re in.” The remarks by Dean are significant because of his position as former DNC chairman, as well as his being a doctor. Dean...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • Scarborough, Dean Squabble Over Dems Moving Left: You Spout That 'Carl Bernstein Nonsense'

    12/09/2013 6:54:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got testy between Joe Scarborough and Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe over the issue of the Dem party moving left. In a particularly unkind cut, Scarborough accused Dean of spouting "Carl Bernstein nonsense," while Dean tried to shut Scarborough down, bleating "blah, blah, blah." Adding spice to the mix, Mika Brzezinski made clear her great regard for lefty Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying she'd make a "formidable" presidential candidate. The fracas was detonated by a discussion of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a centrist Dem group called "The Third Way," which argued that following proposals from Warren and...
  • Howard Dean: Employers Have No Right to Make Health Decisions, But Gov't Does

    12/02/2013 5:13:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a liberal Democrat, says decisions about health care should rest with the federal government, not with individual employers who pay for their workers' health insurance. "So, you know, this is one country," Dean told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley on Sunday. "We all have to live by a set of things that are passed in Washington and agreed to by the court. We'll see what the court does, but I don't think a particular employer has a right to decide what kind of health care their employees are going to...
  • Has Howard Dean Morphed Into a Space Alien?

    12/01/2013 9:36:05 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Self | December 1, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Has Howard Dean morphed into a space alien?It's a reasonable question to ask because I just saw Dean (or a space alien disguised as Howard Dean) on CNN's State of the Union and his appearance has dramatically changed from what it was a few days ago. Dean had day glo orange hair, luminescent bushy eyebrows, big bulging eyes with just one expression like a lizard, and oddly textured plastic type skin.His appearance is especially notable because he looks radically different from his appearance just a few days ago on CNN.Should Homeland Security be notified about this? It could be part...
  • SHOCK: Howard Dean On Obamacare Website: "I'm Not Convinced It's Going To Be Fixed" (video)

    11/17/2013 5:02:50 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 17, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HOWARD DEAN: There are two sort of aspects of this. And we can even focus on this one, which is the usual Washington panic, craziness, isolated from everything else that's going on in the country or the real problem which is they got to fix the website. And they've got to fixed the website. And I'm not convinced it's going to be fixed -- you know, I've seen a lot of tech rollouts. We don't do those well in this country. My rule for them is -- and no matter what -- electronic medical records or the tax department, it...
  • President Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Obamacare - Again

    11/17/2013 3:41:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch.org ^ | November 15, 2013 | Tom Fitton, Ptresident, Judicial Watch
    He did it again. Facing a deluge of criticism for lying about the fact that his Obamacare law would cause health insurance plans to become cancelled for millions of Americans, President Obama has decided once again to thwart Congress, chuck the U.S. Constitution out the door and rewrite the law. As reported by The Washington Times: President Obama turned to prosecutorial discretion yet again Thursday as he tried an end run around Congress, claiming unilateral authority to let companies continue to offer health care plans under Obamacare even if those plans violate his namesake law. It’s the latest example of...
  • Howard Dean Questions Legality of Obama’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Fix

    11/14/2013 3:17:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/14/13 | Andrew Kirell
    **SNIP** “I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this,” Dean told an MSNBC panel Thursday afternoon. “Since this was a congressional bill that set [the Affordable Care Act] up.”
  • Why Elizabeth Warren should scare Hillary Clinton

    11/12/2013 1:00:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 11, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Quick, name someone who would have a realistic chance of beating out Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential nomination. Martin O’Malley? Nope. Joe Biden? Maybe but probably not. Howard Dean. No way. There’s only answer to that question that makes even a little sense. And that answer is Elizabeth Warren. The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber hits this nail directly on the head in his cover story this week entitled “Hillary’s Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies with Elizabeth Warren“. The entire piece is worth a read....
  • Howard Dean Says There's Another ObamaCare Crises Coming. It's Not The One You Think It Is.

    11/08/2013 10:46:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | November 8, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Former VT Gov. Howard Dean appeared on Morning Joe earlier today and dropped a bombshell. Dean told the Obama faithful that there is another Obamacare crisis looming, even after the website gets fixed. It’s not sticker shock as Americans find out that they will be paying more for their health insurance than they were paying before Obamacare.
  • Howard Dean Tries to Argue Young People Aren't Needed for Obamacare to Work

    10/28/2013 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats are trying nearly everything they can to stop the American public from completely bailing on Obamacare thanks to the massive train wreck of a roll out we've seen over the past month. Yesterday on ABC's This Week, former DNC Chairman and Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean tried to argue that young people aren't needed for Obamacare to succeed, which is completely false. Dean also argued the roll out of the Obamacare website hasn't been chaos (the good parts are between minutes 1 and 8). “It is not true that if young people don’t sign up that the program doesn’t...
  • Dean: No, really, Republicans are to blame for ObamaCare fiasco

    10/24/2013 5:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Who’s to blame for the ObamaCare debacle? “First off all, in fairness,” Howard Dean told the Morning Joe crew earlier today, ou have to blame Republicans for some of this because they delayed everything they possibly could.” First we have to blame the party that (a) didn’t cast a single vote in favor of the ACA and (b) had no control over its 42-month rollout? At which stage in the process do we hold responsible the people who spent $400 million in three and a half years, and who assured everyone all along the way that things were going swimmingly?...
  • Howard Dean: ‘We’re done here’

    09/10/2013 8:18:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | JAMES ARKIN
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said Tuesday night that the U.S. is “done here” in regards to chemical weapons use in Syria thanks to the diplomatic solution that has been proposed by Russia and the Syrian regime. "We’re done here,” Dean said on MSNBC shortly after President Obama made an address to the nation. “Putin has now said ‘Assad is not going to use these and I’ll make sure that he doesn’t.’ He’s on the hook, whether you get an agreement at the United Nations is irrelevant.” Dean added that he thought U.S. military action would only come if...