This morning, immediately after saying that Republicans were hate filled racists who used things like Willie Horton (as if Willy wasn’t released under Gov. Dukakis’ administration) to racially divide people, Howard said that Democrats will “bring people together”.
While one might wonder how a speaker who is not afflicted with dissociative identity disorder could simultaneously believe both statements, a quick look back at some other Deanisms creates little doubt that unity is hardly a goal Dean embraces, at least in a small “d” democratic sense of the word.
Today’s attack was not, by far, the most divisive and despicable things in the Howard Dean catalogue. Remember when Howard Dean floated the rumor that 9.11 was George W. Bush’s inside job? Yes, that one’s my favorite. Some find the statements that the only black people at Republican events are the wait staff, particularly here in Iowa where our state Co-chair is black, our state Central Committee has at least one other black man the President of our largest chapter of the FRW is black and none of them wait on any other members, as uniquely divisive.
Howard’s is the liberal language of inclusion. Of course, it’s a form of inclusion that is more commonly found in the foreign governments with which Democrat leaderships seem to always support: Marxist totalitarian types like Mao and Minh in the late 60s and early 70s, and less historically prominent Marxist or Islamofascist thugs like Pol Pot Muammar al-Gaddafi, Khomeini, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and the iconic favorite thug of American liberals, Fidel Castro.
Nothing unifies the expression of disparate public thought like the criminalization of dissent, eh Howard? And this is from the party that wants to return over government regulation of public speech in the form of the fairness doctrine.
Never, ever trust these guys.