Speaking at a fundraiser for a Colorado Democrat, Former DNC Chair and Democrat Presidential candidate Howard Dean sugested that all Republicans should leave the USA because “they are not American.”
“This country has been sold down the river by the right wing for their own purposes,” Dean told the wildly enthusiastic crowd. “This is a Republican Party that has decided they like power so much that they think it’s okay to win by taking away the right to vote. They are not American. They could be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia. But stay away from our country.”
So, a certain group of people is singled out by the political leadership as the source of all of society’s problems, and the state’s media apparatus is given unlimited license to attack those people. What sort of regimes do this, and what happens to those who are targeted by a political regime as enemies of the state?
At a minimum, Dean wants the USA to be a one-party state without even token opposition to totalitarian rule; because that’s what America is supposed to be, in his mind.
One notes that he is echoing and expanding upon the comments of New York Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo, who told all those nuts who believe in the Constitution and lower taxes they aren’t welcome in his state.
Update: On Monday, President Obama also disparaged the Republican Party as unpatriotic for not rubber-stamping his every rule, decree, and suggestion like an obedient legislature would. And because those unpatriotic, anti-American seditionists insist on trying to hold his administration accountable for scandals in which people have died because of his policies (Benghazi, Fast and Furious, VA).