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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:21 PM
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Dean's words...."they can tag us with liberal or whatever they want"
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:24 PM by madfloridian
I see people are still asking about the liberal thingy with Dean. Trying to be helpful here. This is a repost from a couple of weeks ago.

Howard Dean in an interview with Mike Hickerson in CA:
"I think we are the moderate folks. They can tag us with the word liberal or whatever they want, and theres nothing wrong with liberal, believe me, but I don't think we should pay attention to that any more....I think we ought to keep going straight forward"

http://www.breakfornews.com/articles/DeanInterview04123...

SNIP.."I really think we should , instead of worrying about that theres some other groups that want to move to the right, I think we ought to keep going straight forward. I think we are the moderate folks. They can tag us with the word liberal or whatever they want, and theres nothing wrong with liberal, believe me, but I don't think we should pay attention to that any more. Thats one thing I would do differently if I were ,if I had to go back and do it over again, I wouldnt bother with the DLC or the retrograde(s) , their forces in the party, I would try to move forward on our own agenda. You get sucked in to letting somebody else frame the agenda, thats a problem. We shouldnt let the Republicans do it nor should we let the DLC or anybody else like that do it...."

This is a great interview by Mike, a staunch Howard Dean supporter.
From another site:
He is a member of the financial community based in Southern California, Mike Hickerson frequently writes commentary on financial issues, politics and the nexus where they collide. He worked for Howard Dean for America starting in 2002. Prior to that he worked for Clinton-Gore and is a member of Clinton-Gore alumni. He is a longtime Democratic activist, member of the Southern California Council of California for Democracy, Democracy for America, and leads a DFA Meetup for the Conejo and Simi Valleys northwest of Los Angeles, Ca.

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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:10 PM
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1. Great quotes...great picture..Dean is the Man!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:18 PM
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2. Yippee Dean!
Thanks for running for chair. I changed my avatar back to Dean!
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:24 PM
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3. I never changed my avatar -
I knew we'd hear from him again, and he has my loyalty as long as (as he puts it) he shows up!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:42 PM
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4. I change it from time to time
I had Dean during the primaries last year and kept it until Kerry picked Edwards as VP and then I chnaged it to the Kerry-Edwards one.

I kept that one until the election was over and had the upside down flag.



But it's back to Dean! :hi:
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fatal101 Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:53 PM
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5. why
Why isn't the word conservative an insult?
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:47 PM
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6. Condition to say so
after 20+ years of the same "America has always been Conservative" nonsense, "liberal" aka LEIBBEE!!!!!oneoneoneone is now something to be looked down upon.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:52 PM
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7. because they are not ASHAMED to use the word unlike too many
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:52 PM by msongs
dems who are afraid to be called liberals because the fascists will not like it. and those dems are always apologizing to the repubs. do you ever see bush apologize?

like the t shirt says: Liberal: free, tolerant, not narrow in opinion or judgement

Msongs
www.msongs.com/howarddean2008.htm
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:56 PM
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8. I like the way Dean's brain
works..he's in seemingly insurmountable odds and he's right on track.."straight forward"!
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