After putting his foot in his mouth in San Francisco the other day by making more inflammatory comments toward Republicans. Howard Dean went on TV today and defended those same comments and put his other foot in his mouth as well. Dean defended his recent harsh criticism of Republicans, including his observation that they are “pretty much a white, Christian party.”
Howard Dean, the master of diversity has managed to pretty much annoy everyone lately including those in his own party. Howard Dean, the ex-Governor of VT in lily-white bread New England is supposed to be telling others about diversity? But when it comes to Dean and his mouth it just doesn’t stop running.
WASHINGTON (AP) Ã¢â‚¬” Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday defended his recent harsh criticism of Republicans, including his observation that they are “pretty much a white, Christian party.”
Dean noted that he, too, is a white Christian. But he said the GOP is too narrow in its scope and the Democratic Party is far more diverse.
While even prominent Democrats in recent days have distanced themselves from some of his comments, the outspoken Dean, appearing on NBC”s “Today” show, said criticism of him is meant by Republicans to divert attention from the country’s problems and make him the issue instead.
Video of Dean on NBC Today provided by Trey Jackson
Does one ever wonder about the theory when one talks so much about another that they must really be describing themselves? Howard Dean calling others not friendly? Howard, have you heard yourself talk lately? If you have not, courtesy of Lilly & Vince via OTB comes many of Dean’s Hall of Deanisms. This must be seen and heard.
Dean told a forum of journalists and minority leaders Monday that Republicans are “not very friendly to different kinds of people, they are a pretty monolithic party … it’s pretty much a white, Christian party.”
Challenged on that during the NBC interview, Dean said “unfortunately, by and large it is. And they have the agenda of the conservative Christians.”
“This is a diversion from the issues that really matter: Social Security, and adequate job opportunity, strong public schools, a strong defense,” Dean said.
Asked about it on the “Fox & Friends” show, GOP Party Chairman Ken Mehlman joked that “a lot of folks who attended my Bar Mitzvah would be surprised” he heads a Christian party
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