Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Dean: "Bush destroyed presidency by being unwilling to work with anybody"

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 AM
Original message
Dean: "Bush destroyed presidency by being unwilling to work with anybody"
http://rawstory.com/news/2005/In_call_with_bloggers_onl...

He said he was surprised to find that Karl Rove has emerged It was pretty startling to have a guy who is working for the President of the United States to be accused of that. Once people who start to get corrupted and they get away with it, it continues to happen more and more.

"I think this is a government versus press fight, its a political fight," he added. "If it turned out that Rove did lie about what he did or did not say to (Time reporter) Matt Cooper, were going to know that very quickly."

The Democratic chairman also took a question about whether Iowa should be removed from the top of the lineup in presidential primaries. I dont want to speak too much about that, because theres a commission looking about that," Dean said. "We will probably do some surgery and probably not major surgery.

Towards the end of the call, Dean took a swipe at President George W. Bush; he has recently taken fire from conservatives for suggesting the Republican Party was one of white Christians. The president has essentially destroyed his presidency by being so unwilling to work with anybody, which is essentially 48 percent of the American people, he quipped.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. Amen Howard!!!
Totally agree. :yourock:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:12 AM
Response to Original message
2. sharp shooter Howard!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 AM
Response to Original message
3. Can't argue with that
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 AM by PSPS
While Dean is sometimes viewed as hyperbolic, it is only because of the current state of politics, where it has become somehow "inappropriate" to ridicule republicans, but almost expected to ridicule democrats. Even many so-called democrats follow the same absurd thinking!

As Randi Rhodes said, it doesn't matter what party you say you belong to. If you're ridiculing a democrat {like Dean}, then you're a republican. That sums it up quite nicely, in my opinion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:24 AM
Response to Reply #3
13. Socially acceptable bigotry.
My theory is that during the 80s the socially acceptable racial bigotry of the south morphed (and spread) into the socially acceptable political bigotry we endure today. If I as a white guy make a single joke about a real attribute of black folkz, even blacks will likely find it humorous. If, otoh, I make a string of jokes about blackz attributes, racial bigotry becomes an issue. Listen to one of Rush Limbaz Dem tirades and tell me that is not political bigotry. Unfortunately, I think the practice has even infected some on the left.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:19 AM
Response to Original message
4. My kind of guy!
Kudos to Dean!

Again!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:26 AM
Response to Original message
5. That's going to piss off the Fundies
The Fundies think that Clinton ruined the Presidency. HAHA.

Give em Hell Howard!

"I don't give them hell, I just tell the truth and the Republicans think it is hell."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:30 AM
Response to Original message
6. NOMINATED!
We need nice, positive, uplifting, spunky news on that front page. And Howard always delivers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:40 AM
Response to Original message
7. Poli Sci 101 lesson in how to wreck a country and its processes
Run toward your base

Govern toward your base

Listen only to your base

Adopt a "closed tent" exclusivist attitude of "If you aren't 100% with me - you are against me.

Works against both Repugs and Dems.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:10 AM
Response to Original message
8. Dean's a peach !!!!!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:43 AM
Response to Original message
9. I went to a $100 fundraiser of his at Zoe Lofgren's house...
When he said " President Bush" I yelled 'Not my president'. I was the only one. Everyone looked at me.... strangely.


I don't think they would any longer.

I didn't waste my $$ on him - he is Rockin'.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:06 AM
Response to Original message
10. Great quote.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 02:09 AM by lumpy
Diplomacy and a willingness to work with others with different solutions is an essential quality of good leadership. This is what made presidents such as JFK, FDR, HST such outstanding presidents.
President Clinton has that particular quality, even Nixon, Rest his Soul, had a good smattering of that.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:19 AM
Response to Original message
11. why is it so damn hard for most Dems to be this direct?
He's not being mean or making shit up, he's just saying plainly the facts of the case. When most other dems speak, they either make my sleepy or sick.

Hillbilly Hitler art:



Blog:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 AM
Response to Original message
12. Keep it up Howard
Give'm hell. Too bad Howard is one of the few who will.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:59 AM
Response to Original message
14. true
Bush is an easy act to follow. Anyone, by comparison, would seem a giant.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:49 AM
Response to Original message
15. NO HOWARD, NOT 48%, ITS 53%: WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO REALIZE KERRY WON?
/
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Romberry Donating Member (632 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:07 AM
Response to Reply #15
16. Kerry didn't win.
Really. Kerry lost the popular vote and he lost in Ohio. He never even campaigned in North Carolina, his running mate's home state, and he wrote Florida off early. In 2000 with Al Gore we had a point but in 2004 with Kerry all we do is undermine any credibility we might have by hanging on to this "Kerry won" BS.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. Oh yes he did!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:55 PM
Response to Original message
18. Bush is perfectly willing to work with others
as long as they do what he wants them to do.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:39 PM
Response to Original message
19. Hear hear Howard!
I just adore him. He's sooo perfect for the chair. :loveya:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #19
20. Sitting in a chair:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Oct 20th 2014, 11:41 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC