It has come to this. Howard Dean is calling Fox News "racist".
Can someone please send Howard Dean an email telling him that he is only blowing away the last remaining grains of any credibility Democrats have left on the issue of race. Once again I find myself having to respond to yet another liberal kook dumb ass trying to play the race as a political weapon. Today Howard Dean was a guest on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Dean asserted that Fox News failed to vet video footage of the speech showing that Sherrod was bragging about using her position as an Agriculture Department official to discriminate against a white farmer.
Dean stated “I don’t think Newt Gingrich is a racist, and I don’t think you’re a racist,” Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace, “but Fox News did something that was absolutely racists. They took a – they had an obligation to find out what was really in the clip. They had been pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this business and this Sotomayor and all this other stuff.”
Phony Black Panther crap?
Oh I forgot, only whites in Klan outfits standing in front of black polling places in the south can be considered racist according to the county Howard Dean lives in, silly me. So Fox News is deemed "racist", because they aired video of a black woman?
I searched the Internet, and I haven't found any comments by Howard Dean calling MSNBC racist for purposely hiding the race of a black man.
I also didn't find and remarks from Howard Dean calling Chris Mathews a racist when he said that "for an hour I forgot I was watching a black man" (Obama).
I don't recall Howard Dean labeling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a racist, when he said "Obama is a light skinned black man who doesn't have a negro dialect unless he wants to have one".
I don't recall Howard Dean calling Bill Clinton a racist on any of the talking head shows, when Bill said "come on Ted (Kennedy) a few years ago "this guy" (Obama) would have been "serving us coffee". Even Ted Kennedy was offended by Bill's comment. Once again, no response from not only Dean but by no other liberal Dems, surprised?
After the whole Shirley Sherrod fiasco, mainstream Americans are now to the point they are ready to yell ENOUGH OF THIS RACE CRAP the next time the false allegation of racism is brought up. Dean went on to further say
“We’ve got to stop being afraid of Glenn Beck (a Fox News host) and the racist fringe of the Republican Party. But Fox News was not blameless during this. You played it up.”
Here' another feather in the cap of left wing racial fear scaremongering, thanks Howard. When the left can't defend their policies and ideologies, they have to resort 100% to tar and feathering the opposition as "racists" in order to try and silence them. That tactic has now become outdated. People are on to how the game works now. Since this story happened today, I know Dean is going to be challenged and rebutted very hard come tomorrow on the talk radio shows. By Dean bringing up Glen Beck's name in the same sentence as "racist fringe", are we to assume that Dean was in a back handed manner calling Glen Beck a racist? If Howard Dean truly was concerned about racism, he would have called out the racist fringe of any political party, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Constitutional Party, Green Party, Communist Party USA etc. So Dean showed how he like most liberals use race as a political weapon. I just happened to notice the talking point similarities between what Howard Dean said about the "racist fringe of the republican party" and what what Mr. Jealous of the NAACP said about the "racist elements within the tea party". Lets compare notes. Elements and Fringe, Tea Party and the Republican Party. So I challenge anyone to tell me that the NAACP and the Democratic Party aren't sharing the same playbook. The left has been trying to claim that the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party are just one and the same from the very start. In Dean's closing comments, he said something that only a kook could possible believe.
"Dean said. “Continuing to cater to this theme of minority racism and stressing comments like this – some of which are taken out of context – does not help the country knit itself together.”
This morn doesn't even know or maybe he does that it is the left who are creating a racial divide. It is his side that keep bring up the issue of race 24 freaking 7, 365 freaking days of the week. Howard Dean doesn't speak for mainstream America. Contrary to the fantasy land Howard is living in. Liberals aren't the authority on what is racism and what isn't in this country. How many times have conservative pundits been taken out of context by the left? Howard would never answer that. Smearing Fox News as being racist isn't going to bring them down or start bleeding viewers. It is because of the remarks of Howard Dean that Fox is number one.