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Woe unto Howard Dean

by Aaron Earls [+/-] show/hide

by Aaron

Isaiah 5:20 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Rick at Stones Cry Out is wondering where the outrage is after Howard Dean's comments to supporters in Kansas.

Dean threw the supporters plenty of read meat referring to "right-wing pastors" wanting to take away abortion and "right wingers" wanting to "throw away our right to be tolerant."

But the comment that has garnered the most attention is the closing remark of his speech, in which he alluded to President Bush's distinction of "good and evil" in the war on terror. Here is how the Lawrence Journal World reported it:
And concluding his backyard speech with a litany of Democratic values, he added: "This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good."

Let me give you a hint who he was referring to - it wasn't the terrorist. It was those "right-wing pastors" who don't like babies being murdered. It was those "right-wingers" who don't agree with him on every social issue.

Now I do find it appalling that Dean uses the same language to refer to me as is used to refer to terrorists who murder innocent people, but what I found most interesting was the quote from a member of the audience.
Inside the hall, some people who saw Dean's speech thought the former candidate for the presidency had watered down his rhetoric.

"I feel like he could have gone even stronger with his language," said Katherine Dessert, a student and preschool teacher. "I feel like he was a little bit too conservative. It didn't move me."

I hope this woman never teaches my child, if she calls Howard Dean "a little bit too conservative." We wonder why the NEA is such a huge democratic fund raising machine.

The doctor calls his political opponents evil and she is not happy - maybe he should have called us "rabid, blood-thirsty evil sub-humans." We have people in a political party who do not believe that calling your opponent evil is harsh enough language. Does this not scare anyone else?


  • Thanks, Aaron. I had been looking for this verse, but somehow I kept going to the end of Romans 1. It ties in, though. I'll post later. Believe me, I was plenty outraged...just ask Tom:)

    By Blogger Mommypundit, at 3/01/2005 8:55 AM  

  • "throw away our right to be tolerant."

    We are not called to be tolerant. we are called to be holy as Christ is Holy.

    John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    By Blogger chroniker, at 3/01/2005 2:07 PM  

  • Well, as long as the dems keep taking pot shots at those with faith, their efforts to "reach out" to people of faith will continue to be seen as what they are - lip service at best.

    Which means the dems will continue to marginalize themselves. Next election, the republican congressional majority will grow, ans soon, the dems will find themselves splitting the vote with either the libertarians or the greens, or some new party smart enough to take the middle ground in a "conservative" manner. Go Howard!

    By Blogger papa, at 3/01/2005 5:05 PM  

  • Cheap shot - you haven't included enough of the speech to know who Dean was referring to. Just another example of tricked-out, faux conservative outrage. Try again...thekeez

    By Blogger thekeez, at 3/03/2005 9:57 AM  

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