Tag: Howard Dean
Sep 11 2009
Aug 18 2009
Crossposted at Daily kos
I am beginning to believe that President Obama has this figured out, and that we WILL get HCR and a Public Option.
Why do I believe this? Let me explain.
But first you have got to FIGHT, DAMMIT ROCKY!
So here is some inspirational music to inspire Hope, and while you get riled up let me take you below the fold and reveal the genius of 9-sided chinese chess, exposed.
Aug 14 2009
Crossposted at Daily Kos
Dr. Dean on Keith Olbermann video at bottom of diary
The GOP is hoping that all the old people in America will freak out over whatever they can say to scare Grampa, but it isn’t working on anybody else.
It’s easier to scare older people than it is younger ones.
What is interesting here, other than the majority support after all the GOP scare tactics and the media hysteria, is that even though people like what they have, they understand that what they have is quickly vanishing, 14,000 people a day, and that what they have now will cost more each coming year if the GOP and the status quo has their way.
And though it may work on the wingnuts and the low information McCain voters, it simply isn’t working on anyone else.
Well, when I look at some polls based on age, something really glaring comes out.
Has anybody in our idiot media noticed that there are ZERO young or minority Americans at these astroturf heavy town halls? (not counting children dragged along by their wingnut parents)
This seems to be the response the GOP wishes to receive from our nation’s elderly.
The good thing is, it isn’t working to move the entire 60-65+ demographic towards the GOP. Rather, it is turning off anyone who isn’t a rabid wingnut to begin with.
The GOP is NOT WINNING THIS FIGHT!
More below the fold
Jun 18 2009
Simulposted at http://www.dailykos.com/story/…
Of all the people to criticize President Obama, or any President for that matter, this is by far and away the dumbest and most criminal of them all.
Ex President and future War Criminal Geogre W Bush had some words to share with Uhmerica yesterday at an event in Erie, PA
“There are a lot of ways to remedy the situation without nationalizing health care,” Mr. Bush said. “I worry about encouraging the government to replace the private sector when it comes to providing insurance for health care.”
Asked by the evening emcee at the 104th annual Manufacturer and Business Association meeting if he finds the new president’s policies “socialist,” Mr. Bush started then stopped.
“I hear a lot of those words, but it depends on…,” he said, breaking off. He later offered a more diplomatic assessment: “We’ll see.”
Let your Congress critter know that if they stand against a public option on health care reform, they stand with George W Bush.
Jun 12 2009
Howard Dean – Fairness, Responsibility …
What does the Democratic Party stand for?
Howard Dean lists these “Core Values” of the Democratic Party
1) Fairness and Equal Rights for all
2) Strength and Toughness
3) Fiscal Responsibility
These are demonstrated by providing Health Care for all.
Dean stresses the urgent need for us to express these values, on an emotional level, and not just in Policy Statements.
“People vote on their Values — NOT on Position Papers!”
Apr 08 2009
Cross-posted from Progressive Independence.
A while back I linked to a blog entry that reported on the abandonment of Howard Dean’s fifty-state strategy that put Democrats back in real political power after sixteen years in favor of what’s shaping up to be the DLC’s preferred method of losing elections by ignoring everything but the so-called “swing states.” This horrendously bad decision is bound to cost the party dearly next year, especially as voter dissatisfaction with the current dictator’s failed economic policies and ever-more-fascistic behavior grows. As early as January, prominent Democrats voiced their concerns over the dismantling of a successful electoral strategy:
(Full story reproduced below the fold.)
Feb 15 2009
Why not Dean for HHS? He did a hell of a job, and he gets squat while failed WS bankers get billions for failing.
In backing Dean, Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift admitted he’d be an unconventional choice. But as The Nation noted in a recent editorial, isn’t that what Obama’s “team of rivals” philosophy is all about?
Obama prides himself on how magnanimous he is, so you can’t rule out that he might reward someone who like him was an early and consistent opponent of the Iraq War, who helped lead the party out of the wilderness and who many Democrats think has been badly treated. Obama certainly wouldn’t have to give Dean the dual portfolio with the White House title that he had so easily conferred on Daschle. And Emanuel is a political realist. If Obama went with Dean, he wouldn’t fall on his sword over it; he’d probably find other ways to get his revenge. That’s how Washington works: don’t get mad, get even.
Oct 04 2008
Democratic Spine ©2008 Emily Duffy Photo by Sibila Savage
Dimensions: 14″ x 14″ x 9″
Description: A mini coffin with a truncated human spine lays in a bed of velvet. The coffin is covered with quotes by Progressive, Democrats both recent and from history.
Materials: Wood, parchment reproductions of the Bill of Rights, burgundy velvet, metal hardware, paper, amber varnish.
Jun 04 2008
“What I want to know is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting the President’s unilateral intervention in Iraq?”
– Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean
(March 15, 2003)
“I won’t stand here and pretend that there are many good options left in Iraq, but what’s not an option is leaving our troops in that country for the next hundred years, especially at a time when our military is overstretched, our nation is isolated, and nearly every other threat to America is being ignored.
“We must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in, but start leaving we must. It’s time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their future. It’s time to rebuild our military and give our veterans the care and the benefits they deserve when they come home.”
– Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama
(June 3, 2008)
Mar 30 2008
Gore expects the situation to “resolve itself” by the time the convention comes around.
MURFREESBORO – Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he expects the Democratic nomination fight will “resolve itself” before the party’s convention in late August.
Gore told The Associated Press that he sees no urgency in endorsing a presidential candidate.
“What have we got, five months left?” he said in a brief interview after a speech at Middle Tennessee State University.
When pressed that several prominent Democrats, including Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, have expressed hope for an earlier decision on the nomination, Gore said: “I think it’s going to resolve itself. But we’ll see.”
Sort of disappointed to see Howard Dean doing something a little different ..
“If we have an ugly, divided convention, we will lose. John McCain is not a strong candidate for president. The only way we lose is if we are divided.”
I think Gore’s got the right frame here, the correct vision to adopt. Dean should be backing away from even giving the appearance that Democrats will be anything but united, come August.
Mar 08 2008
In the days leading up to the March 4 primaries in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island, millions of residents of those states (and of America) saw a now infamous advertisement from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
|However, the “Red Phone/3 am” ad was mostly seen by viewers of news programs that broadcast the commercial for free. In effect, the media is providing millions of dollars worth of in-kind contributions to candidates in the name of reporting on the content of their ads.
It didn’t begin with Clinton.
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Oct 23 2007
I don’t think the Governor liked my question.
Tonight was billed as “An Evening with Governor Howard Dean”, held at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The food was pretty good! Salmon, crab cakes, chicken-kabobs, grilled vegetables, cheese, fruit…mm yum! We spent the first half hour or so eating buffet style, getting to know other Democrats.
The first speaker was former Governor Barbara Roberts and she gave us one of her patented pep talks, reminding us to vote for Measures 49 and 50. She was followed by Meredith Wood Smith, chairman of the Oregon Democratic Party. Besides pumping us up for Gov. Dean’s upcoming talk she also introduced a few of our local candidates. To my surprise, one is an old friend who’ll make a terrific member of the State House. I met up with him later and signed on to his campaign.
Meredith finished up her remarks and introduced Gov. Dean, who entered from the side door like a rock star. That’s when I started taking notes.