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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Sunday, November 02, 2003
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Circular Firing Squad Continues

Are the Democrats really as stupid as they're acting? If so, maybe I should vote Green after all:

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean sparked criticism from his rivals Saturday after invoking the Confederate flag in a defense of his views on gun control.

"I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks," the former Vermont governor said in an interview published Saturday in the Des Moines Register. "We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats."

It was at least the second time Dean publicly used the Confederate flag to describe Southern voters who often vote for Republicans.

Dean previously used the flag reference during a February meeting of the Democratic National Committee.

At that event, Dean received a rousing ovation from the crowd when he said, "White folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back ought to be voting with us, and not [Republicans], because their kids don't have health insurance either, and their kids need better schools too."

All the other Democratic candidates at that time attended that session except Sen. John Kerry...

So now the other candidates are jumping on Dean for his flag comment. The difference between now and February? He was an asterisk back then, now he's frontrunner. Damn it, you freaking idiots! Go ahead and argue on substance, but do it civilly, and for crying out loud, don't release the hounds for something like this.

If the Dems don't start behaving better than the GOP, they're going to nominate a weakend candidate, no matter who wins this primary season.

For Dean's response, go to his blog...


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