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POLITICS: Dean elected as Democratic Party Chief

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 12:55 PM
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Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was elected as the Democratic National Party chairman as expected today. Dean was the only candidate left in the race as the final day of the DNC annual meeting was held. Since President Bush's re-election, there has been a large effort to propel him forward similar to his lead during the Iowa caucus. And, in the true nature of American politics, the "Anti-'s" came out as well, but Dean carried on to victory.
 



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Some Democrats are nervous that Dean, who has actively opposed the Iraq war from the start, will galvanize Republicans. And, indeed, some Republicans are gleeful.

"I think if (Democrats) have a true death wish, he'd be the perfect guy to go with," former House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich told Fox News last month.

"There are many people in this city who think I'm going to be very unorthodox," Dean said Wednesday. "And I am."


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Dean realizes that the momentum of American politics is shifting too much to a battle of the "Anti-'s". For the 2006 and 2008 elections, Dean wants to get away from the "Anti-Bush", "Anti-Kerry" mentality that left an ugly mark on the November 2004 election and still some carry this ugly mark today. Howard Dean is looking towards the future and uniting the Democratic Party. With the fiery passion shown during the Democratic primaries, Dean will set his party ablaze.

[edit on 12-2-2005 by Jamuhn]




posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 10:40 PM
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Thanks to everyone for voting for this story. Here is another related article:
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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 10:52 PM
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I sincerely wish Mr. Dean and the Democratic Party the best.

Change is always good. Lets hope Mr. Dean proves that cliche' correct.




seekerof



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:09 PM
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I would like to welcome Terry McAulliffe back to the Republican Party. You did great on your top secret undercover mission. We just hope that your replacement Howard "Scream" Dean does just as well as you did.

Thanks again!

The GOP



posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:22 PM
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This is actually good news for the Republican Party. I can think of no greater divisive character in the entire Democrat Party than Dean, except for Ted Kennedy. Dean is about as off-balance as anyone can get and avoid institutionalization.


[edit on 05/2/12 by GradyPhilpott]


df1

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:51 PM
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Dean will be more effective than the republicans can imagine. His strength will be in his use of the internet as a democratic party organizational and fund raising tool. His influence in defining the party political agenda will be minimal.
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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:15 AM
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Oh, well, the internet. I didn't think of that. Surely, the knowledge to use the internet for fund-raising is beyond the capacity of all others and certainly, we are completely unaware of Dean's unstable, abrasive personality when you can't see or hear him, if he has the common sense to stay away from cameras.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:19 AM
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I bet the deanie babies are going to be coming out ofthe woodwork to create a type of power base that will eventually topple the pillar of arrogance in the government.

well i can hope



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:20 AM
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I don't understand the personal attacks on Dean as a person. I mean, we can say all day how Bush is megalomaniacal sadist who has to take medication to keep balanced. But, a) is that really true? and b) what does that accomplish? How about we stick to the issues and realize that Dean and his party represent a large portion of the American people? As well, last time I checked, there was still a voice for them in government.

So, let's hope for the best with Dean and the Democratic Party as we do with Bush and the Republican Party despite their pasts (Although, I really don't know what the problem is with Dean's history, but I know someone will bring it up).



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by df1
Dean will be more effective than the republicans can imagine. His strength will be in his use of the internet as a democratic party organizational and fund raising tool. His influence in defining the party political agenda will be minimal.
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I'm a Republican and I'm on Dean's internet list, just like I am on John Kerry's list. I am not the only Republican that likes to be informed of what the opposition is doing.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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Welcome to the NEW Planned Parenthood Party!!! Chop some more babies up for Dean in '06, 45 million slaughtered Americans is not enough!! Coward Dean the Baby Slayer has risen from the ashes of a maniacal campaign to defend and promote Abortion & the Slut revolution!

[edit on 13-2-2005 by Kinja]



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:00 AM
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Kinja says:

"Welcome to the NEW Planned Parenthood Party!!! Chop some more babies up for Dean in '06, 45 million slaughtered Americans is not enough!! Coward Dead the Baby Slayer has risen from the ashes of a maniacal campaign to defend and promote Abortion & the Slut revolution!"

Kinja, I'm guessing that you tend toward being a single-issue voter.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Kinja, I'm guessing that you tend toward being a single-issue voter.


You lead me to believe that you think there is no single issue that CAN trump all others. YOU lead me to believe that you think there is no single issue than can trump all others. I must conclude, that there is no single issue you can stand against. In my book that is a travesty. You have no opinion because you cannot stand for something. Do you see the path you are on?



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Now for sure they will never win.... Oh well, looksl ike socialism in the USA was never meant to be.

I think the forefathers of this country have come back in spirit to make sure it will never be.

Next on their list is the annexation (word?) of the republican party.

socialism first though.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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"You lead me to believe that you think there is no single issue that CAN trump all others."

You appear to be easily led, then; there is a single issue that can trump all others.

"I must conclude, that there is no single issue you can stand against.

Your conclusion, like your asumptions, are based on incomplete evidence -- actually, no evidence at all. No wonder it's wrong!

"In my book that is a travesty. You have no opinion because you cannot stand for something."

And now you conclude that I have no opinion? I have gone from not having a single issue (which, as I mentioned earlier, is wrong) to someone who doesn't even have an opinion.

What a strange universe of logic we have here!

"Do you see the path you are on?"

Is this where you start to talk about damnation?



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:47 AM
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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
"You lead me to believe that you think there is no single issue that CAN trump all others."

You appear to be easily led, then; there is a single issue that can trump all others.

"I must conclude, that there is no single issue you can stand against.

Your conclusion, like your asumptions, are based on incomplete evidence -- actually, no evidence at all. No wonder it's wrong!

"In my book that is a travesty. You have no opinion because you cannot stand for something."

And now you conclude that I have no opinion? I have gone from not having a single issue (which, as I mentioned earlier, is wrong) to someone who doesn't even have an opinion.

What a strange universe of logic we have here!

"Do you see the path you are on?"

Is this where you start to talk about damnation?


So is this a retraction of your ORIGINAL assumption, that I am a single issue voter? If you do not like barbs... do not use them on others.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 05:39 PM
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"So is this a retraction of your ORIGINAL assumption, that I am a single issue voter?"

Not at all. My last post was merely an explanation to you or YOUR questionable logic, e.g., if someone asks if you are a single-issue voter that implies that he is not; and is someone is not (in your belief) a single-issue voter, he has no opinions at all.

My original assumption, right or wrong, stands; indeed, it seems borne out by your response to me.

"If you do not like barbs... do not use them on others."

If you consider, after having been a member of this forum for two whole days, that my comment was a "barb", then I see many, many fish-hooks in your future here at ATS.

[edit on 13-2-2005 by Off_The_Street]



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 05:56 PM
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Timeliness Is A Virtue


From the source article:
"The Republicans will not tell Americans what the Democratic agenda is. We will do that." [-- Howard Dean]

We've been waiting for quite a while.

Hopefully, unlike the last couple of times, the Democrats will figure out what they stand for before the next election.

Simply standing against things doesn't seem to be working out as a political leadership strategy, and all that worn-out Marxist dogma is going the way of the Nehru jacket.

Here's hoping the party improves rather than deteriorates further.

The only thing worse than a two-party system is a one-party system.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 06:14 PM
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As much as I would like to see the Dems put up a real fight for the next round of elections, I think picking Dean has basically been the death blow to the party in general. After the media fiasco surrounding his outburst hes got little appeal to people, at least anybody who watches any of the major news stations. Looks lk the idea of a one-party system which tramples over all who dont agree with them is just a few years away from realization.



posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by Off_The_Street
"So is this a retraction of your ORIGINAL assumption, that I am a single issue voter?"

Not at all. My last post was merely an explanation to you or YOUR questionable logic, e.g., if someone asks if you are a single-issue voter that implies that he is not; and is someone is not (in your belief) a single-issue voter, he has no opinions at all.

My original assumption, right or wrong, stands; indeed, it seems borne out by your response to me.

"If you do not like barbs... do not use them on others."

If you consider, after having been a member of this forum for two whole days, that my comment was a "barb", then I see many, many fish-hooks in your future here at ATS.

[edit on 13-2-2005 by Off_The_Street]


Let me get this right here... You can make an assumption and an assertion that narrows me/my opinion down to something easily dismissable, but if I do exactly the same thing, you slam my "logic" implying it is somehow invalid or inferior. However when I point out that sometimes people believe that some Issues can be the only determining factor in someones choice of candidates... you agree but maintain you are not a single issue voter. So no you are not a single issue voter, yet you find some need to assume I am and point it out. I however am not allowed to see this as a barb. I am curious what you call it?

Now, when I said you have no opinon, I meant that if you can not stand up for something, then you must eventually lie down; ie: go with the flow... thus have no opinion, just a sheep in the flock. If all in the flock have the same opinion, then there is no opinion but a common belief or a rule. I hope this explains it for you.



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