Wednesday, June 08, 2005

You heard it hear first

Years from now we are going to find out that Howard Dean is actually in fact undercover from some extremist right-wing fanatical group. I mean... come on... he can't possibly believe some of the crap that comes out of his mouth?! Can he? In his latest assault on the Democratic Party... yes I meant Democratic Party... Dean said of the Republican Party "They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party." Nice going Governor! I bet if you took a look at the demographic of YOUR party you'd find out that it's majority white and majority Christian.

You see... Dean... maybe you should temper some of that youthful exuberance of yours with a little thought before you open your mouth. "WE'RE GOING TO CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AND NEW YORK AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO SOUTH DAKOTA AND OREGON AND WASHINGTON AND MICHIGAN AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE... YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" If you tried that, it might actually be possible for you to win people over without alienating an even larger part of your previous constituency.


At 6:14 PM, Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

I still love the man. Clearly, his point was that the Republican Party is beholden to the Christian right. He's not complaining about Christians, he even pointed out in his comments that he himself is white and Christian. He's saying that the Republican agenda is religious, and he's doing that to score points with people who are freaked out by that. So he says something a little uncouth, and the media repeats his comments over and over again, reminding people of Dean's talking points (Republicans = religious freaks). It's genius, as far as I'm concerned.
And, the Democratic Party is far more ethnically diverse than the Republican Party. That's just true. It may be majority white, but it's not overwhelmingly white like the Republican Party is. In fact, in Georgia the Democrats are probably majority African-American. Which is why they keep losing. :)

At 9:33 AM, Blogger romeotheBT said...

Keep in mind that whether Democrats like it or not... they have to bolster their numbers. And not by much mind you to win back either Congress or the White House. To do that... I believe you have to win over moderates who may be dissatisfied with the current administration (and maybe also with some fundamental beliefs of the Republican party). And Dean is the figurehead for your organization. So when he spouts off like that, I think he is doing a lot more damage than good.

Do Democrats care? Maybe not... but then don't be surprise when you see election results like you have over the last four and a half years.

And don't get me wrong... I think that the current administration is worthy of criticism; however, think of it from my point of view... when Dean says that "They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party." he is lumping me, a white conservative Christian in with people whos policies I disagree with. By doing so I feel... I don't want to say attacked or insulted but... just put off.

Long winded comment, but just what I think.

At 2:47 AM, Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

True, but he apparently thinks that by painting the Republicans as a Christian extremist party that he can win over Christians who nevertheless want a more secular government. I think there's some room here for the Democrats to pull in some people who are conservative in some ways, but afraid of the Christian Right. When he says Christian party, he doesn't mean 'party for all Christians' he means 'people who want to impose their brand of Christianity on you'.


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