Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Edwards to Dean: we agree!

The news media hyped stories over the weekend that John Edwards attacked Howard Dean. Edwards explains on his website on how wrong they were. This is why I don't watch most of mainstream media crap any longer.

What a flap has arisen over a disagreement about the way something is said! I was in Nashville over the weekend, thanking the good people of Tennessee who supported the Democratic presidential ticket this year, when I was asked whether I thought that it was fair to say that people who were Republican hadn't done a good day's work. Of course, I didn't think so, and I said that. I don't think our DNC chair, Howard Dean, would put it that way again if asked either. I disagreed with him, and I said so. And, I want to be clear, I would have to say so again if I were asked again. I said a lot of good things about Howard's outreach program and invigoration of the internet as a communication and fundraising tool, but no one wrote about that. Instead the headlines blared that I disagreed with Howard. And then the flap arose: A chasm! A split! A revolt!

Instead, how about: Nonsense!

We are both talking about the Republicans and their failure to address the needs of working people. We both agree with this basic truth: This Republican president and this Republican majority are not doing what they should be doing for working people in this country. That's a core belief we need to fight for. And what's more, we agree that we - all Democrats and all working people - should be complaining, criticizing, and generally speaking out about this critical failure of the Republican party and offering our positive vision for America. And we have.

Howard and I have been saying the same thing about this for years. Hear that? The same thing. For years.

3 comments:

13 Fox said...

You mean, a Dummocrat was wrong?

Rachel said...

Thanks for posting Edwards' statement -- good to hear another smart Dem speaking plainly, particularly when that speech gets ignored so often by pundits flapping their jaws in search of a manufactured controversy.

Give 'em hell, Howard!

13 Fox said...

Yeah, hammer the blacks a little more and talk about the Southerners with their rebel flags.

Give em hell Howlin Howie!