• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Shadowfax on Focus, people. 
    bellecat on Focus, people. 
    riverdaughter on Focus, people. 
    Greg on Focus, people. 
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    pm317 on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    bellecat on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    bellecat on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    bellecat on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    bellecat on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
    Shadowfax on Ascendant Madoka Help Us
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    January 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Dec    
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • The CIA vs. Trump
      Or, perhaps I should say, the intelligence community vs. Trump. Let us be clear, that the left is against Trump and that the intelligence community is against Trump should not mean, to anyone with sense, that the CIA, NSA or any other alphabet soup agency is good, or noble or our friend. It just means […]
  • Top Posts

Friday Late Night: Howard Dean and his Ludicrous Lies

howard_the_clown1

[Image courtesy of the one and only SM from Tampa.]

Howard Dean was on the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” on Thursday afternoon. What he had to say was both fascinating and revealing. I hope you will all listen to the entire interview. It is only about 16 minutes long. Here are the parts I found most striking.

Question: How much credit do you claim for what happened [Obama’s win]?

Dean: Well, we claim some. It helps to have an extraordinary candidate….Well whoever is alive now is going to be able to say that 2008 was the most important election of their lifetime no matter how many elections they go through.

Wait a minute. So no matter how many elections a person lives through, from now on this will always be the most important election? Even if a woman is elected President? Based on the treatment that both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin experienced this year when they ran for President and Vice President respectively, I’d have to say that a woman would clearly have a much harder time getting elected President than any man, regardless of ethnicity or skin color. I’d say if a woman overcame what happened this year and became President sometime in the next 40 years, that would be pretty darn historic and unforgettable. Let’s go further: what if the woman who finally managed to break the glass ceiling were Latino, Asian, or African American? Wouldn’t that be pretty important? What if a gay person were to be elected President someday? That would be pretty amazing and unlikely, wouldn’t it? I think Howard Dean needs a bigger imagination. Continue reading