Howard Dean, the former Chairman of the DNC, will probably be forever known by his infamous “Howard Deal yell” during the 2004 Iowa caucus, but now he’s letting his voice be heard once again.
Dean appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy to discuss politics, specifically the Democrats’ recent infighting over who to run against President Trump in 2020.
While speaking, Dean, who has always been critical of his fellow Democrats, admitted that a large percentage of the Democrat Party is actually “whiny,” and went on to state that they are “the party that doesn’t really wanna win.”
Dean’s comments were in regard to the criticism from some of his fellow liberals against Kamala Harris, who has been chastised by many in the far-left as not being “liberal” enough.
At least Dean isn’t a liar, and in fact, he hit the nail on the head: Democrats have become the party of whining, complaining, and intolerance lately.
If the Democratic Party ever wants to start winning again, their best bet would be to stop whining…
From The Hill
Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean ripped what he called the “whiny” portion of the Democratic Party on Saturday in response to criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) by a number of progressives.
“There has always been a section of the left, which I call the whiny party – the party that doesn’t really wanna win, they just wanna be pure, and if they go down swinging purely, then that’s fine,” Dean, who ran for president in 2004, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.”
“Well, the problem with that is it leaves behind the people who really need their help,” he continued. “If we’re gonna have a single-payer or Medicare for all or whatever we’re gonna have in healthcare that covers every American, as every other industrialized country has, then we all have to pull together.”
Dean’s comments come after two pieces from Mic and The Week highlighted why some progressives – especially supporters of former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – have expressed concerns and criticism with potential 2020 presidential hopefuls such as Harris, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D).
Dean said those who were critical of Harris were “turning their back” on people they say they represent.
“And people who sit out or crank on some candidate because they did this or that that wasn’t to their purity test are basically turning their back on the very people they pretend to represent,” Dean said.
“So I don’t have a lot of patience with this wing of the progressive party.”