June 4, 2005


US Democrats Seek to Sharpen Message (Jim Malone, 03 June 2005, VOA News)

Liberal activists met in Washington this past week to try to find ways to unify the opposition Democratic Party, and provide new alternatives to the policies put forward by President Bush and his Republican supporters in Congress.

After two straight narrow losses in presidential elections, liberal activists are trying to find ways to make opposition Democrats more effective in countering President Bush and the Republican majority in Congress.

Among those who came to share ideas was the new head of the Democratic Party, former Vermont Governor and presidential contender Howard Dean.

Mr. Dean was a favorite among liberal activists during the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries.

"We have suffered a couple of serious defeats,” Mr. Dean said. “But we are energized, because we know that our vision for America is much better than the dark, difficult and dishonest vision that the Republican Party offers America."

That message didn't even energize the Party's primary voters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 4, 2005 11:47 AM

It's the Republican vision of American that is "dark"?

Oh boy.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 4, 2005 12:39 PM


Posted by: Dr. Dean at June 4, 2005 5:45 PM

Where are you, darling? Haven't seen you in a loooooong time, hon. Have you been making sandwiches with Senators Dodd and Kennedy?

Posted by: mrs. dr. dean at June 4, 2005 7:29 PM

Too busy trying to build a bright, easy, and sincere vision for America to bother with those two.

Posted by: Dr. Dean at June 4, 2005 9:29 PM

But our boy feels neglected again. I'm afraid he's going to steal beer from another store if you don't teach him how wrong that is.

Posted by: Mrs. Dr. Dean at June 4, 2005 11:15 PM

they aren't mine anyway.

Posted by: Dr Dean at June 5, 2005 12:12 AM

Shhhh! You promised not to tell! I guess your word is meaningless - Vermonters always knew that, and now you're telling the whole country.

Only Jesse Jackson will admire you now!~

Posted by: Mrs. Dr. Dean at June 5, 2005 9:56 AM

It's possible that their vision is better. But it's impossible to make a determination, since they won't actually, you know, SAY WHAT their vision is.

Other than: increase taxes. That one comes loud and clear. And over and over and over.

Posted by: ray at June 5, 2005 3:11 PM

Full employment, universal health care, freedom of choice, enviornmental protection, racial harmony, governmental responsiveness and openness, and the sharing of wealth; wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Honey, lets you and me make sandwiches when I get home tonight, I'm on a role;wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhh- hloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dr. Dean at June 5, 2005 10:43 PM

sandwhiches will have to wait, the rev. al is in town and he is holding a private prayer service for the wives of local democrats. don't wait up for me.

Posted by: at June 6, 2005 10:30 AM