Thursday, December 15, 2005


It looks like the Dems may be wanting to quiet Howard Dean down:
An aide close to the Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill said, “There were serious concerns when Gov. Dean took over that he understand what his role was and what it wasn’t. There were meetings with the congressional leadership and Mr. Dean where it was discussed and the governor implied that he understood what his role was and was not, that he was the mechanical part of the party, not the standard bearer or message person. Subsequently, there have been episodes that have been concerning.”

Earlier this year, Dean startled some Democratic lawmakers by calling for the lifting of the cap on Social Security taxes which shields income above $90,000 a year from being taxed.

Doug Schoen, also a pollster, who worked for President Clinton and now works for Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), added: “I don’t think it helps the Democrats to have a party chairman who is involved in controversy. There’s so much work to be done organizationally, so much work to be done in terms of fundraising, that I think he would serve the Democratic Party best by focusing on the grass roots.”
Howard Dean has been a blessing to the Republicans. With the media on their side it is very easy for the Dems to talk out of both sides of their mouths depending on what part of the country they are in. They try to come off as moderate and even conservative in the blue states while voting like San Fransico liberals when they get to Washington. With a very visible figure like Howard Dean saying what they all really think and believe it has made it hard for them to do this. Especially when the actual leaders of the party like Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, and Kennedy are saying very similar things. Think about how hard it would be for one of that group to win an election in a blue state.

So here's hoping that the Dems aren't able to shut Dean up. Viva la Moonbat.