Republicans are "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party.
I had no idea that my party was so shallow and stood for so little. Why if they only want white Christians then I have no choice but to leave the party. Howie went on to say
"The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people," Dean said Monday, responding to a question about diversity during a forum with minority leaders and journalists. "We're more welcoming to different folks, because that's the type of people we are. But that's not enough. We do have to deliver on things: jobs and housing and business opportunities."Yeah That's the party for me. Diversity. The more Howie speaks "diverse" it gets. But the Democrats want to just give me a job and housing and business oppurtnities. And if he can deliver it and make all those white Christians pay for it even sweeter!
Oh wait. I have a good job after seeking higher education. I own my own home. And I have had business oppurtunities. Hmmm... I think maybe Howie is missing the mark yet again. The Republicans are full of diversity and they didn't ply me with entitlements paid for by hard working Americans. They appealed to my values. The values that we have in common. But Howie hasn't a clue about me or most of the people who call themselves Republicans. He goes on to comment about his "never made an honest living in their lives," quote about the GOP;
"This is one of those flaps that comes up once in awhile when I get tough," Dean said. "We have to be rough on the Republicans. Republicans don't represent ordinary Americans and they don't have any understanding of what it is to go out and try and make ends meet."So says the chairman of the party of such down-to-earth working class stiffs like John "I married into wealth twice" Kerry, and Ted "My family is rich from booze and porn" Kennedy, John "I sleazed millions in lawsuits" Edwards, and Hilary "I'm plagued with money scandals" Clinton. The Democratic leadership is a very telling reflection of their true beliefs. And while I may not be white, I have never felt excluded by the Republican party or the leadership. Leadership I was proud to support and vote for.
Update: leave it to Chris Muir to come up with the timely jab at Howlin' Howie.
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Update II: Under the catagory of "I wish I'd said that"; Baldilocks, everyone's favorite white Christian, says "Reports of my whiteness have been greatly exaggerated." Hat Tip to basil.