Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Howard, Hillary, Centrists, oh my

You know, just yesterday I realized I hadn't blogged about Howard Dean in awhile. Today, like a gift from particularly benevolent God, I was roaming around and found out that yep, Howard Dean just can't keep his mouth shut, no matter what members of his own party told him last month. In fact, I think he's going even further off the deep end. I'll let his liberal-line "the GOP is evil" stuff slide for now; I mean, what else should we expect out of a DNC Chairman, much less Howard Dean? The part of the article that nearly made me spew my coffee across my laptop was this:

The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.

Wait! What? I'll give you a second to read that again . . .

Yes, DNC Chairman Howard Dean said to a group of College Democrats of America that President Bush and his "right-wing Supreme Court" were the ones who decided the case of KELO et al. v. CITY OF NEW LONDON et al. You know, revisionist history usually only occurs when something can no longer be considered very recent history. If you'll kindly click that link above and scroll down to the bottom, you'll see which Justices concurred and dissented to the opinion of the Court. That's right, the three most conservative Justices (Chief Justice Rehnquist and Associate Justices Scalia and Thomas) either dissented or joined in dissent against the ruling. So where exactly is Dean getting his information? The ultra-liberal voice in his head that talks too loudly for him to hear the truth?

But that just takes care of the "right-wing Supreme Court" part of his statement. The other part of his blatant lie is that Bush had anything to do with the Court's decision. . Bush did not appoint ANYONE to the Supreme Court. John Roberts is Bush's first nominee to the Court. I'll use Irish Pennants' words to illustrate what went through my mind when I read the above quote:

Is Dean that ignorant, that he knows nothing of the composition of the Supreme Court? Is he that stupid, that he thinks he can get away with a lie like this? Or is he living so deeply in an alternative reality where facts are irrelevant?

This is NOT going to help Dean raise money for his party.

I'm sure you noticed that the title of this post includes the words "Hillary" and "Centrists." Sen. Clinton has been tapped by the Democratic Leadership Council to "direct a new initiative to define a party agenda for the 2006 and 2008 elections." That initiative, apparently, is to move away from her previous left-wing leanings into a more moderate role in an attempt to better appeal to voters in 2008. (sidebar: wonder who she got that idea from?)

Ok, here's where the Howard and Hillary part come together: Hillary may try to present herself and the Democratic Party as becoming more centrist or moderate, but with Howard Dean as the face and voice of the DNC, she's going to have a long Sisyphean struggle ahead of her. Hillary may be a good politician and may be able to make some people like her more by putting up the appearance that she's moving to the right (yes, a shiver went down my spine upon typing that), but we all know where the Dems really stand; after all, Dean can't keep from telling us.

See also: Gateway Pundit and the Technorati link, since I ain't typing that many blog names.

Howard Dean creates more GOP voters
VERY local editorial
Sen. Clinton quiet on Rove so far. . . wonder why?
Hillary Clinton to support Bush nominee

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