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Remember Howard Dean? The guy who said he didn’t notice the sexism during the 2008 campaign because he didn’t have cable? But now that he found out about it, he was so incensed?

He always had the gift to say either the right thing at the wrong time or the other way around.

In this case, the timing is out of Dean’s control. Someone included his quote in a book and Huffpo chose to write about it

Dean Called Rahm’s ‘Contempt’ For Base ‘Devastating And Incredibly Demoralizing’: Book Excerpt

Of course, like in the case of the sexism remarks, Dean’s good words come out a bit late.

Little did he know when he was settling accounts with his political arch-rival that Obama will run around with the same sharp scissors by the time his comment got out. But the words are pretty good:

“I’m not looking to pick another fight with Rahm Emanuel, but the contempt with which he held the progressive wing of the party was devastating and incredibly demoralizing,” Dean said. “That’s basically saying to your own people — you got us here, now FU.”

and this is right on too

Dean is quoted as saying. “The principal problem with OFA is the same one the president’s having. You can’t dictate to your base what’s going to happen. It’s got to be a two-way deal, and it hasn’t been.”

Of course, now that this became the official 2 step strategy to move the country to the right (lose election, blame the left), Dean’s words are twisting in the air…

Asked to comment on this article, he predictably refused.

On DU, a loving tribute to Dean was posted, with some engaging in happy, safe Rahm kicking.

One of Obama’s apologists though noticed the flaw

2. Hmmm?

“Dean did not immediately return a request for comment about the most recent round of Obama-Biden statements.”Yeah, let’s pull out old statement by Dean to give the impression that he disagrees with the President.

Howard Dean said recently that health care was real reform. Want to pull out his old statements about the bill? Permalink

and even finds a recent dean appearance where he predicts victory in Novemver and praises Obama


That was a very short lived rebellion – even shorter than “kill the bill” and “I Support Obama, but not vigurously”

The vigor days are gone…

Ad yea, I am petty enough to chalk one more mark for Dean in my Schadenfreude list

Many of us know for decade that shock therapy is a quack remedy with adverse side effects. Nobody told that to Obama who is determined to cure Democrats by showering attacks and insults on them – which DC express deems “cajoling”

Which almost makes me wonder if there’s a connection with this headline: HELPING HANDS FOR TORTURE SURVIVORS Read the rest of this entry »

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