Howard Dean, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is more likely to be spotted on milk cartons than news shows these days. Dean, a man known for sticking his foot in his mouth, hasn’t been around much since taking the post. Anyone else find that a bit odd?
He resurfaced yesterday at an event at Georgetown University, hardly Meet the Press, to talk about Black History Month and, in typical Dean fashion, step in it.
He told the crowd:
…with a woman and an African-American as the two front-runners, the Democratic field “looks like America,” while the all-white male Republican field “looks like the 1950s and talks like the 1850s.”
There really isn’t a part of that statement that isn’t stupid and indicative of Democrat thinking.
First, who cares what race or gender a candidate is? Well, Democrats do. That’s what they see, that’s how they think, they categorize people by how they look. Anyone who dare step outside the expected mold of a Democrat is open to racist charges of being an “Uncle Tom.” Just ask Clarence Thomas or Michael Steele how open-minded Democrats are.
Then, since it was Black History Month event, Dean has to throw in line implying Republicans are racist with the “1850s” comment. Too bad for Dean that liberal education policies have dumbed-down kids to the point that only 2 in 5 could even pin point the 50 year period in which the Civil War took place, so not many got his reference to slavery.
Coward Dean, er, Howard Dean is a disgrace, but he typifies too many Democrats these days in that he only sees the things about people that have nothing to do with who they are as people, and he plays on those stereotypes in the hope of appealing to a subconscious better left ignored. Using code words to stir emotions and manipulate people without thought to anyone’s best interest is the currency in which Dean trades. It is little wonder he is not allowed to speak with adults.