Quote Of The Day: Whacky Howie Edition
-- Howard Dean
Wacky Howie's pounding the war drums to fire up the natives to do some McCain-scalping.
But will the natives buy the idea that McCain appeals to the most extreme elements of the GOP on immigration? Only if they're as dumb as the mightily self-righteous head of the Democratic party thinks they are!
Here's a partial text of this morning's foam-at-the-mouth email from Dean, courtesy of Power Line:
John McCain will be the Republican nominee -- he's the only one with a reasonable path to the nomination.Oh, please! That love affair will end the day McCain locks up the nomination, which according to my clock should be right about ... now.
So how do we beat him? We stand up -- right now -- start fighting, and show the American people that he's not who they think he is.
John McCain is a media darling, ...
... but don't trust his carefully-crafted image - he's worked for years to brand himself. From Iraq to health care, Social Security to special interest tax cuts to ethics, he's promising nothing more than a third Bush term. ...
On immigration reform, he's run as far to the right as he can, aligning himself with the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.
On the war, McCain scoffed at Bush's call to leave troops in Iraq for 50 years, saying "Make it a hundred!"
On a woman's right to choose, McCain has vowed to appoint judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade.
On the economy, one of the issues that the American people care most about, McCain has said: "I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated."
All of us who love free market capitalism, understand supply and demand and fret over our entitlements-driven government shake with fear knowing Howie's right on that point. McCain did say that, it's scary as all get out, and stands as evidence that talking the truth ain't all it's cut out to be.
We can't afford four more years with a President who drives the economy into the ground. We can't afford four more years with a President who fights an endless war in Iraq. We can't afford four more years with a President who gives tax cuts to companies who ship jobs overseas; with a President who can't get every American the health care they deserve; with a President we just can't trust.
I don't just want to beat John McCain - I want it to be a landslide.
I added that last part. Couldn't help myself.
It sounds like Herr Chairman realizes that the middle of his party is vulnerable to the appeal of the McCain who's too liberal to the right side of the GOP, so he's going ballistic early to see if, once again, he can nuke any sense of moderation or sanity in the leadership of the Dem party.