Once again, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean makes assumptions about the Republican Party drawn from the rhetoric and imagination of the angry left and not the reality of the GOP.
While it was a Republican president who appointed the first African-American Secretary of State and the first female African-American Secretary of State, the former Vermont governor said today, â€œIf you look at folks of color, even women, they’re more successful in the Democratic Party than they are in the white, uh, excuse me, in the Republican Party.â€ Â Yup, that’s right, he called the GOP the “white” party.
This isn’t the first time Dean has made such false assumptions. Back in March, we reported the Democrat’s claim that “that the Republican Party has scapegoated every ethnic group and therefore can’t create a multicultural identity and reach younger voters.” Â He provided no evidence to back up that claim.
If the presumptive Democratic nominee really wishes to unite this nation, Barack Obama will publicly distance himself from the remarks of his party’s national chairman and demand that Dean apologize for misrepresenting the GOP.
Alas, that Howard Dean seems more interesting in spewing venom against the Republican Party than in debating its leaders on issues of concern to all Americans. Dean has now given Obama a chance to show that he is a different kind of politician. If the Illinois Democrat truly favors change in the way the game of politics is played, he will immediately denounce Howard Dean’s latest attempt to divide America.