Monday, August 01, 2005

Howard Dean lies about Kelo

Until now, I believed that Howard Dean was simply an honest lunatic. I didn't mind when he claimed to hate Republicans and "everything they stand for". I didn't mind when he stated that the GOP is the party of white, Christian males. [There are white Christian males in the GOP, thus making the intended slur less than totally false.]
I didn't mind many of his other rants, as I believed that he said what other Democrat leaders really believed but were afraid to say.

But this time, he has crossed the line from a mere lunatic to the equivalent of John Kerry, Al Gore, Hillary or Bill Clinton. He has blatantly misrepresented the Republican and Conservative position on a major issue.

Kelo is the one recent Supreme Court decision that everyone either opposes or pretends to oppose. The five most liberal Supreme Court justices - Stevens, Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy and Souter - stand alone. Yet the MSM/DNC has begun a subtle campaign to dissociate this decision from the left.

Howard Dean has now weighed in and that campaign of disinformation is no longer subtle:
Recently, Dr. Dean had the gall to blame President George Bush for the recent Supreme Court decision allowing a town in Connecticut to seize private homes not just for public use but for private development.

"The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is OK to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is," Dr. Dean said. "We think that eminent domain does not belong in the private sector. It is for public use only."

Dean has now supplemented his classlessness with dishonesty.

This lie highlights the reason for coining the term MSM/DNC. The MSM could not be so blatant about the Kelo issue. Dean can be that blatant because his audience is as deranged as he is. Dean talks, and the MSM/DNC ignores him so that Dean's audience will never learn the truth. The MSM and DNC wings of the MSM/DNC thus provide a perfectly coordinated effort.

H/T to Patterico and Captain's Quarters.

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