Former VT Gov & DNC Chair Howard Dean Threatens To Leave Democratic Party Over Obama’s Budget


The bloom is off the Obama rose now that Democrats do not have to support him for another presidential run …

Former Vermont governor, Democrat presidential candidate and DNC Chair Howard Dean has threatened to leave the Democrat party over Barack Obama’s proposed budget. Dean stated, “I just think that’s unacceptable. If this passed I would have to reevaluate if I belong in the Democratic Party. If this were passed with Democratic votes, I think it would be impossible to be Democrat.” Does Obama’s budget have a chance of passing and getting Democrat votes, Dean does not think so. Folks on the LEFT are calling this Dean’s Obama scream. If Howie leaves the Democrat party, there is always the socialist party for him to turn to.

Howard Dean has had it with President Obama’s budget proposal, saying the plan put forward by the White House might just drive him from the Democratic Party he once led as DNC chair.

On Sunday night, Dean tweeted that the restoration of some defense sequestration cuts contained in Obama’s budget proposal were a step too far when coupled with the president’s entitlement cut proposal that progressives like Dean are already livid about.

“If this is true I may have to become an independant [sic],” Dean wrote, before linking to an April 10 article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Josh Green.

NewBusters asks, Will the media notice this story? Whether they wish to or not, there is a civil war a brewing in the Democrat party.

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    7 Responses to “Former VT Gov & DNC Chair Howard Dean Threatens To Leave Democratic Party Over Obama’s Budget”

    1. Ron Chusid on April 16th, 2013 10:25 am

      Thank you for the link. I think that “civil war” is a exageration. We are seeing two different splits here. First is a simple personal conflict between Dean and the Obama people.

      Secondly the degree of opposition to considering changes in Social Security breaks down upon an already-existing division in the Democratic Party. Both parties have their divisions. Here we are seeing the differences between more old line Democrats and the younger, higer-educated individuals who have shifted to the Democrats in recent years, making up much of the “Obama coalition.” Few Democrats are going to be happy about considering Social Security cuts, but younger and more affluent Democrats are going to be less concerned than those more dependent upon Social Security for their retirement income.

    2. Tamikosmom on April 16th, 2013 1:25 pm

      Is it all a song and a dance? It is a stragedy to for Democrats in sheeps clothing to take over the Republican Party. Something akin to the Progressives/Rhinos who side with Barack Obama on the issues.

      “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

      Senators who split with their party on guns
      The 16 GOP senators that voted to end debate were:
      Lamar Alexander of Tennessee;
      Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire;
      Richard Burr of North Carolina;
      Saxby Chambliss of Georgia;
      Tom Coburn of Oklahoma;
      Susan Collins of Maine;
      Bob Corker of Tennessee;
      Jeff Flake of Arizona;
      Lindsey Graham of South Carolina;
      John Hoeven of North Dakota;
      Johnny Isakson of Georgia;
      Dean Heller of Nevada;
      Mark Kirk of Illinois;
      John McCain of Arizona;
      Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania;
      Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

      Harry Reid thanks John McCain for help on gun control bill

    3. Tamikosmom on April 16th, 2013 1:33 pm

      Progressives/Rinos say all the right words while campaigning … all the right words to gain Conservative support at the polls. However … following the election … the deception is revealed when Progressives/Rinos flip flop and side with the Marxists on the issues. In other words … the reality is that currently there is only one party in the United States of America.

      Prior to cheering Dean’s implied split with the Democratic Party … check his voting record on the issues. Don’t be deceived. Barack Obama wants control one way or the other in 2014.

      Marco Rubio, 2009
      “I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”

      Marco Rubio, 2013
      Rubio-Obama immigration plan? Senator’s proposal looks like White House policy
      Posted on Wednesday, 01.16.13

    4. super dave on April 16th, 2013 3:44 pm

      we need a new party to take over America. no democrats, no republicans, no tea party, no independent. thare should only be the American party, catering to American needs, protecting America from thieving politicians, which is all we now have.

    5. Tamikosmom on April 17th, 2013 1:52 pm

      Why am I not surprised?

      Conservatives concerned Boehner could build coalition with Dems on hot-button bills
      Published April 17, 2013

      House Speaker John Boehner is being pressed by the conservative wing of the Republican Party not to allow a vote on major pieces of legislation — from gun control to immigration — without majority Republican support, after recent signals that he could be open to building a coalition with Democrats.

      Read more:

    6. Tamikosmom on April 17th, 2013 3:18 pm

      The Progressives and Rinos are one with the Democrats on the Illegal immigration issue without any concessions that have any meaning. Where is the outrage!! The democratic system is being deceptively manipulated. Why are Republicans caving and leaving the Conservatives among them in the dust? Are these Republicans wolves in sheep’s clothing or … is there an incentive to beray? My youngest son’s American inlaws want to know and … this Canadian wants to know.

      Alabama group hails Senate immigration reform proposal, Sen. Jeff Sessions sees multiple problems
      April 17, 2013

      Members of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice today expressed strong support for the immigration law overhaul proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators. ….

      U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, whose office was visited by 250 ACIJ supporters last week, urging him to support immigration reform, expressed opposition to the Senate proposal this morning. Sessions said the nearly 844- page bill needed months of serious review.

      “Already, we know that the bill’s sponsors have abandoned their core promise to the American people that enforcement would come first,” Sessions said in a news release from his office. “This bill is legalization first, not enforcement first. The day the bill passes there will be effective amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, with only the same promises we have heard before of enforcement to occur at some later date. That amnesty will then become official in a matter of months–once DHS merely submits a plan for border security in the future.

      “That’s not a trigger–that’s the honor system. (The Department of Homeland Security) develops the metrics and DHS decides when those metrics are met. Why should we trust DHS to follow through–after amnesty is granted–when this administration has aggressively defied those laws already in place?”

    7. dennisintn on April 19th, 2013 2:56 pm

      i don’t know what coker and alexander were thinking, i don’t know a single person here that thought that bill had any validity or would help prevent gun crime.

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