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Howard Dean: Making Republicans' jobs easier since 2005

We don't even need a "nuclear option." Howard Dean will eliminate the threat of Democratic filibusters single-handedly. After another year and a half of crap like this, the Democrats won't have enough Senate seats to even think about launching a filibuster.

Howard Dean, January 29, 2005: "I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."

Howard Dean, this week: "It's pretty much a white Christian party."

Gee, taken together, you could almost conclude Dr. Dean isn't so keen on white Christians. Maybe he's one of those self-loathing types, because he certainly hyped up his own Christian faith during the election. And Christ knows, he's white. I've seen albino Swedish agoraphobes who were less white than Howard Dean.

Well I guess I'd better find me a new party. Same goes for my only Republican friend here at my day job, who's an Orthodox Jew. Oy. Who knew?

He also takes the GOP to task for a troubling lack of diversity, calling it "a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same." I'm not so sure about this. I can name a dozen prominent, pro-choice Republicans off the top of my head without even trying. How many prominent, pro-life Democrats can Dr. Dean name? He then takes it one step further: "They all look the same." Right! I don't know about y'all, but I have a hell of a time telling Rush Limbaugh from Laura Ingraham in a dimly lighted bar. I can't even begin to describe the trouble and embarrassment this has caused me over the years.

By the way, this story breaks on the same day we learn that three top Democratic fundraisers have resigned amidst fundamental disagreements with current leadership. I'm beginning to think Dean is capable of providing enough fodder to enable this blog to go to an all-Dean all-the-time format. But that would get old after a while, and people would quit paying attention. And at the moment, that seems about the best the Democrats can hope for.