Theodore's World: Dean Plans Democrat Attack on House

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April 21, 2006

Dean Plans Democrat Attack on House


Deans Plans

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean hopes to mount a coordinated attack on Republicans this year that will enable his party to capture the 15 seats needed to control the House.

"We're going to position ourselves as the vehicle for change," Dean said Wednesday.
The Republicans can't do that because "they've been there for five years, and they can't get out of the responsibilities they have,” he maintained.

But some political experts have warned that the Democrats still must overcome obstacles, including redistricting that protects House incumbents, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"The Democrats need more than a strong breeze to pick up 15 seats,” said Amy Walter of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "They need gale-force winds."

Wild Thing's comment......

Howard Dean couldnt plan a trip to his mailbox. Dean is a nut case and is a great gift to the Republicans.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 01:07 AM


Power games. More evidence that the US political system is just completly messed up, when running the country is a priority behind looking good and making your opponents look bad.

The republicans are even worse than the democrats.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at April 21, 2006 04:39 AM

The republicans are even worse than the democrats

You do know who's leading the Dems don't you? Look at their chosen leaders: Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Dean, Reid, Clinton (pick one). These folks are so out of touch with America (except Hillary, she knows how to poll).

Posted by: raz0r at April 21, 2006 08:26 AM

Another jewel from Suricou Raven. It's called democracy, Suricou. One consequence of partisanship is political parties, and a consequence of parties is argument, the pursuit of power, credibility and prestige.

Maybe you should elaborate on your comment that "..the US political system is completely messed up". Political system? The political system allows people like Dean (and George Galloway and Ken Livingstone) into the public arena. What's your alternative?

For once I'd like you to respond to ALL the question posed to you.

Posted by: Rhod at April 21, 2006 08:27 AM

razOr exactly! Good one my friend.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 09:52 AM

Suricou Raven a-hem.....
"making your opponents look bad.".....nah, we don't even have to try to make opponents look bad they do it all on their own. As it has been could not even make this shit up nor does one need to when it comes to the Democrats. hahahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 09:59 AM

The Democrats remind me of Hermit Crabs during their molt, out of their shells, all scurrying around trying to fit their asses into a new larger shell when they've ran out of shells. What they represent just paid the United States a visit and is off today to pay those other great bastions of liberty, like Cuba and Venezuela a visit. I'm thankful every day that our Representative system of Democracy allows them to display their true beliefs to the world so we can make a reasoned choice.

Posted by: Jack at April 21, 2006 10:36 AM

Jack, I agree!!

"I'm thankful every day that our Representative system of Democracy allows them to display their true beliefs to the world so we can make a reasoned choice."

America is set up so perfectly and it is truly amazing how brillant our Founding Fathers were in looking way down the road at how important what they were doing was for this Nation.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 10:53 AM

Please God, let Dean remain as head of the Democrap Party. He is the best thing the Republicans have going for them.

Posted by: TomR at April 21, 2006 01:26 PM

No one will ever convince me that Howard Dean isn’t a plant. His job in the Democrat Party is to make the likes of Hillary, Kerry, Edwards, etc look like moderates. Dean is so much a left wing radical with that when you place the other Democrats next to him they look almost conservative. Look at it this way. How do you get a plain looking girl to look pretty…place her next to an ugly girl. By placing Hillary and the other liberals next to the ultra liberal Dean, the liberals look like moderates. They are using Dean to pull the wool over the eyes of the American Public, hoping to lure those moderate conservative votes away from the Republicans.

Posted by: BobF at April 21, 2006 02:06 PM

interesting...and a wonderful analogy


Posted by: SouthernDoll at April 21, 2006 05:33 PM

Black Bird
You don't like the way things work,well get off
dead ass and change it, run for office, every
thing starts at the bottom and works its way to
the top!!! Put your money where your bloody
mouth is...I'm a Southern Democrat in the style
of Zell Miller not a friggen bleeding heart
liberal...Now to me from W on down not one SOB
can be proud of his work in goverment...Face
the facts they all need a size 13 where it will
do the most good...They work for us, we pay the
frieght,they need to get it on now,not latter...Just because the system ain't
hitten on all "8" don't
mean its broke,Its one hell of a lot better than what
anyone else has...

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at April 21, 2006 05:54 PM

Tom I feel the same way. haha I do oh I do!

Please God, let Dean remain as head of the Democrap Party. He is the best thing the Republicans have going for them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 07:01 PM

It sure is Rhod, hahaha another jewel from Suricou Raven. Love how you put it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 07:14 PM

Bob wow I never thought of that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 07:16 PM

Tincan Sailor I will never forget Zell Miller's speech it was fantastic.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 21, 2006 07:18 PM

Oh, democracy works fine. When there are more than two parties to vote for. (All those little ones dont count, at least at a federal level). If it worked, each party would try to impress the voters by running the country well and passing popular laws. Instead... well, it doesn't matter how many votes a party gets, as long as the other gets fewer. So a bit of mud-slinging is just as effective.

And as well as that, its just to polarised. Look at the Alito confirmation votes: All but one republican voted for him, and all but four democrats against. A near-perfect party-line split. That is not the type of pattern that would come from considering if Alito would make a good judge. It comes from placing loyalty to a party, not to the people. The same thing happens in many other issues. Congressmen dont consider a bill themselves, they just vote according to their party position.

The underlying problem is just not enough parties. Two is below optimal. We have three here in the UK, and our politics is not *quite* as full of inter-factional fighting as that in the US. Though its not far behind.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at April 22, 2006 11:09 AM

Suricou Raven:

Having defined what you think is the problem with a two-party system, you then recommend a multi-party system. Let's see, you think that factionalism is the problem, and recommend a system which includes more organized factions and the potential for minority governments and paralyzed coalitions.

I get it. Brilliant. It works so well everywhere it's tried. Having are least three of the things you describe as offensive when they're in pairs, you claim that integrity is the result of more of the things you despise. Wonderful. Very European, which is to say ridiculous.

Suricou, elsewhere on this blog you've said that you believe in suppressing speech in order to avoid "complaints" by offended parties. Do you think this will work in a multiparty system?

Posted by: Rhod at April 22, 2006 11:22 AM