Dean calls Bush “incompetent”

posted at 2:59 pm on November 2, 2006 by Ian

Coming from the man who called Kerry’s anti-military statement a “blooper”:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday that President Bush is a lot like Richard Nixon, except that the disgraced former president wasn’t incompetent.

In remarks to reporters at Vermont Democratic Party headquarters, the former Vermont governor who briefly ran for president in 2004 cited what he described as similarities between Bush and the late former president, who is the nation’s only chief executive to have resigned from office.

He sure would know a lot about being incompetent.

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Dean calls Bush “incompetent”

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BacaDog on November 2, 2006 at 3:01 PM

I have to say, this is really very mild for Dean. What made him leave at home comments like “evil” “corrupt” “never worked a hard day in their lives” “i hate them and everything they stand for”, etc. etc. etc. “Incompetent”? You can do better than that Dean.

RightWinged on November 2, 2006 at 3:02 PM

Who is Howard Dean?

Limerick on November 2, 2006 at 3:03 PM

Yes, this Howard Dean person, how is he relevant?

Savage on November 2, 2006 at 3:08 PM

No doubt a subtle reference to impeachment dreams. He has to prove he can motivate the liberal base to off-set Kerry’s uncanny ability to motivate conservative.

jeffNWV on November 2, 2006 at 3:08 PM

Was he wearing a cheerleading outfit when he said it? It sounds like he’s trying to rally the troops.

Bushitler!
Bushitler!
Go Team!

E L Frederick on November 2, 2006 at 3:11 PM

They have to do something to get the residents of moonbat lagoon motivated enough to get to the polls. Howie just isn’t trying hard enough. Nancy? Al? Even Mother Sheehan is laying low until after Tuesday!

Valiant on November 2, 2006 at 3:11 PM

Right Dean . . . and you’re a flaming ass idiot.

rplat on November 2, 2006 at 3:11 PM

Maybe that’s a badge of honor to be called incompetent by a guy who has no ideas…just hate for GW…

What do you stand for Deanie Boy??…you moron…

All you have is personal attacks…you ‘screamer’…

You have forgot about ‘Carterdumn’ I see…

areseaoh on November 2, 2006 at 3:12 PM

If Bush is ‘incompetent’ what does that make Kerry?

Number 2 on November 2, 2006 at 3:12 PM

As Blackfive has said, I believe the correct term for Kerry is @sshat!

E L Frederick on November 2, 2006 at 3:13 PM

It cannot be bad for Republicans when Howard Dean opens his mouth.

Please keep talking, Howard …. PLEASE!!!

thirteen28 on November 2, 2006 at 3:14 PM

Just got off the NOAA web site….looks like the east coast is in the sunny and 60 on tuesday….upper midwest chance of showers and upper 40s……

Damn where is the Global Warming blizzard when you need one.

Limerick on November 2, 2006 at 3:16 PM

I hope Howard keeps talking. Because every time he or Kerry talks…the democrats look more and more like complete fools.

msipes on November 2, 2006 at 3:18 PM

Speak up, Dean, we can’t hear you… Where is Nancy Pelosi? Picking out drapes?

seejanemom on November 2, 2006 at 3:18 PM

Speaking of Global Warming… I guess the English are losing their minds…

What were we talking about, oh yeah… the Dean Screamer…

E L Frederick on November 2, 2006 at 3:19 PM

I don’t know Howard Dean, but come on,

Bush was nearly assasinated by a pretzel…

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:20 PM

He may be a doctor, but this bleeder won’t be stanched with a couple of well tied insults. Ass.

seejanemom on November 2, 2006 at 3:20 PM

I agree with Rightwinged. That was a pretty lame insult,like we haven’t heard the left call Bush incompetent before. You have this,Kerry’s “botched Bush joke”(yeah,right), the Dems lame attempt to parody the RNC’s Harold Ford ad. The left can’t even come up with some good barbs and one-liners anymore.

vcferlita on November 2, 2006 at 3:21 PM

Dean’s inconsequential; so he feels forced to say something semi-outrageous to try to get attention; and possibly to pull attention AWAY from Kerry.

I’ve only *really* followed politics for about the last 10 years; how long have politicians stooped to petty name-calling? I feel like I’m watching a bunch of 1st-graders.

dalewalt on November 2, 2006 at 3:24 PM

Come to think of it, it was a pretty good zing, I read it out in my office and everyone had a good chuckle. It’s clever, a good zing on two of America’s less then … good.. presidents…

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:25 PM

Carville is sure being kept busy spinning some shred of intelligence into the rantings of the best the Democrats have to offer.

Dean, the early presumptive democrat favorite in 2004, and Kerry the actual candidate, can just keep talking all they want as far as I’m concerned. The DNC could provide conservatives no better reason to get out the vote than hearing from these two losers.

Then there’s this; Mideat Terror Leaders to U.S.: Vote Democrat

If the libs think they can get past Kerry’s stupidity with minimal fallout, Joseph Farah says Thank you, John Kerry, a virtual reversal of his recent position that there’s not enough difference between the parties to care anymore. Michael Savage has done the same thing, recently slamming the Republican failures in immigration, border control and lack of resolve in winning Iraq, to now reminding everyone that allowing the Democrats to win will put “San Francisco values” in charge of the country.

Rush, Hannity, Levin, et al were always going to carry water for the Republicans, but now even the conservative commentators who have been the most upset at the lack of conservatism in Washington are calling for the Republican vote, just to keep Kerry’s ilk out of power.

Freelancer on November 2, 2006 at 3:25 PM

I’ve only *really* followed politics for about the last 10 years; how long have politicians stooped to petty name-calling? I feel like I’m watching a bunch of 1st-graders.

I agree completly with Dalewalt, the American policital system is mocked world wide for it’s immiture name-calling election ads.

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:27 PM

Come to think of it, it was a pretty good zing, I read it out in my office and everyone had a good chuckle.

It must be interesting to work surrounded with such odd senses of humor. I see what he’s reaching for, but no punchline.

Does the coffee pot get a lot of laughs in your office?

Pablo on November 2, 2006 at 3:29 PM

And the Iranian Mullahs cheer Dean on. There was a reason that in pre-Bush days the politics ended at the waters edge.

Hindsight is not a substitute for wisdom, second-guessing is not a strategy. The fundamental problem for Kerry and the Democrats is that Kerry’s one liner played right into the stereotypes of the Democrats as elitists who are not to be trusted with national defense and who despise the military.

tarpon on November 2, 2006 at 3:29 PM

I am beside myself in glee. Every time I go online, there is some new Dem nitwit swimming upstream. Rove has done it again, and they can’t decide if:

- the issue is an overblown right wing distraction from the “real issues”, since any fool can clearly see that Kerry was talking about Bush — not the troops! — since he is a “decorated Vietnam Veteran ™” and “do you REALLY think that he meant to disparage the TROOPS*?!” (*see innumerable blog quotes of Kerry disparaging the troops),

OR, that

- Kerry is Right! The troops really ARE life’s disadvantaged black, brown, and poor, with no other options but to take a minimum wage job murdering innocent Iraqis at the bidding of Bushco, so that Halliburton can make billions off oil!

Karl, you Magnificent Bastard!

Jaibones on November 2, 2006 at 3:30 PM

I agree completly with Dalewalt, the American policital system is mocked world wide for it’s immiture name-calling election ads.

Especially by the Brits, who are so notoriously demure in their Parlimentary debate. They scoff at the incivility, I tell you!

Pablo on November 2, 2006 at 3:32 PM

The difference between Bush and Clinton is that Bush actually manages to stand for something.

Clinton stood for whatever the polls told him to. That was why he was popular, because he did whatever the polls told him to. Of course, if he had done a poll on Monica, he would of found someone much better looking.

Bush has drawn a line in the sand, and he’s stuck to it. That’s backbone, that’s leadership. Not being lead around by the fickle will of the American public.

E L Frederick on November 2, 2006 at 3:32 PM

Dean is a blooper of nature! yeah incompetent ,impeachment Dean why don’t you get together with Micheal J.(the Martin Sheen mini me). Had hit the road with your subliminal carney crap. I heard the President and his henchmen last night fron OBIE. News Flash I knew a guy who was the pres. of a biker outfit named THE HENCHMEN. The Dems are trying to break JOE BADASS HERE

sonnyspats1 on November 2, 2006 at 3:35 PM

Come to think of it, it was a pretty good zing, I read it out in my office and everyone had a good chuckle

Was it that sort of nervous “let’s humor him” kind of giggle or the “gee, tha’s funnier then any Rosie O’Donnell zinger”?
You know with the workplace shootings these days you can never be too safe. . . .

LakeRuins on November 2, 2006 at 3:36 PM

Pablo: I see what your reaching for, but their no punchline… lol.

Everyone has a different sense of humour, doesn’t make one odd. In fact our office has a great sense of humour, I’m reading most of these out and people are loving them. We see most of the other bloggers as funny…

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:37 PM

Poor Howard. He has the misfortune of belonging to – excuse me, leading – the party that gave us the single most incompetent president in U.S. history: Jimmah Carter.

JayVee on November 2, 2006 at 3:38 PM

Pablo: your not getting a little tempered are you buddy?

Especially by the Brits, who are so notoriously demure in their Parlimentary debate. They scoff at the incivility, I tell you!

By the way man, swing and a miss on the country, try again.

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:38 PM

LakeRuins: It was the Rosie one, nail on the head there man.

R_Byrne on November 2, 2006 at 3:40 PM

Howard Dean lost to John Kerry, John Kerry lost to George Bush. What is this “The Greatest Loser” or are they just reconfirming that the American people did choose wisely in the last 2 presidential elections?

LakeRuins on November 2, 2006 at 3:40 PM

Did you know, Doctor Dean got his degree from the back of a matchbook.

A correspondence course in buffoonery

Kini on November 2, 2006 at 3:42 PM

And the answer is: He was the biggest failure as President in our time.

Who is James Earl Carter, Alex?

Correct for the daily Double!

conservativecaveman on November 2, 2006 at 3:43 PM

Damn where is the Global Warming blizzard when you need one.

Limerick on November 2, 2006 at 3:16 PM

The GOP Global Warming Machine (made by Halliburton) is off during election years – wait til next year.

Besides, the Bushitler White House has been hushing up scientists when it comes to global warming.

Rick on November 2, 2006 at 3:50 PM

Funny… If Kerry represents the partie’s failure because of his presidential run…

What does Dean represent, who didn’t even make it to the starting block?

eeeeeyyyyaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!

Mazztek on November 2, 2006 at 3:51 PM

If Bush is incompetent, how does that reflect on Dean, who was beaten for the Democratic nomination by someone who lost the election to Bush?

High Desert Wanderer on November 2, 2006 at 3:56 PM

Rick, like Olberman and Dean, is off of his meds too. Take your damn meds Rick!

Meds are very big in the DummiecRat party ya know. Very big.

lynnv on November 2, 2006 at 3:56 PM

Rick………shhhhhhhhhhh….the pub isn’t supposed to know about that machine………..

Limerick on November 2, 2006 at 3:56 PM

uhh actually nixon is rated below carter in almost every scholarly poll…and in terms of post-presidency accomplishments its tough to top carter and…oh whats the use.

crr6 on November 2, 2006 at 3:59 PM

Hey, Howard, just because the guys in the white coats wanted to take you away for being “incompetent” doesn’t mean you can try the same thing with President Bush.

Just thought I’d clue you in. Keep taking the meds, man. It’s a long road to recovery.

BYAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

Lone Star on November 2, 2006 at 4:03 PM

Howard Dean is a lot like Dean Martin, except the italian crooner had a drinking problem to blame for his irrational behavior.

fogw on November 2, 2006 at 4:03 PM

GregH, honora, and Constantine have shown themselves wise by holding out on this one, but we welcome R_Byrne to try his best in their place.

Doesn’t get out much, does he? Because if he’d ever witnessed the Italian, the French, the Spanish, the British, the Australian, or the German “civility” during campaigns or parliamentary actions, he’d know that Americans are relative lightweights when it comes to political rudeness toward opponents. If they mock us, it’s for that, not how immiture (sic) we are towards opponents.

Freelancer on November 2, 2006 at 4:03 PM

Consider the source…

QFT

’nuff said

SilverStar830 on November 2, 2006 at 4:06 PM

Yeah Rick….your Bush-to-Hitler evolution could be substituted for the South Park evolution piece……it has just about all the ‘FACTS’ listed out clearly.

Limerick on November 2, 2006 at 4:07 PM

uhh actually nixon is rated below carter in almost every scholarly poll…and in terms of post-presidency accomplishments its tough to top carter and how he verified bogus election results for Chavez and promised us Kim Jong Ill could be trusted not to build nuclear weapons…oh whats the use.

crr6 on November 2, 2006 at 3:59 PM

Filled in the blank for you.

Jimmah’s been real busy helping keep the peace in the world. He should stick to driving nails.

fogw on November 2, 2006 at 4:09 PM

Rick, like Olberman and Dean, is off of his meds too.

Wow, I never thought I’d see my name lumped next to those two clowns. I don’t think honora, GregH, Constantine, and/or crr6 have had that pleasure horror.

lynnv, in case you weren’t kidding when you posted that, what I posted was sarcasm.

Limerick, I’m sorry for pulling a NYTs, Wash Post and USA Today on the Global Warmer – mums the word.

Rick on November 2, 2006 at 4:16 PM

Howard Dean calling anyone else incompetent is like Keith Olbermann calling anyone else stupid. There actually was a day when the chairman of the DNC actually went out and represented his party on news programs, etc., instead of having to be kept on a short leash. Terry McAuliffe may be a complete asshole, but at least he had the guts to do his job and mix it up with Republicans. Dean’s a cartoon.

ReubenJCogburn on November 2, 2006 at 4:18 PM

And by the way, I’m pretty sure I took my meds today.

Rick on November 2, 2006 at 4:18 PM

Doesn’t get out much, does he? Because if he’d ever witnessed the Italian, the French, the Spanish, the British, the Australian, or the German “civility” during campaigns or parliamentary actions, he’d know that Americans are relative lightweights when it comes to political rudeness toward opponents. If they mock us, it’s for that, not how immiture (sic) we are towards opponents.

Freelancer on November 2, 2006 at 4:03 PM

Don’t forget the South Koreans–they’re good people in general, but there are some that get a little too wound up in politics. A few years back some guy tried to drive his car up the steps of the parliament building (or whatever they call it) to protest the impeachment that was going on at the time. When his car got stuck on the steps, he got out, poured gas all over it, and set it on fire. (That’ll show ‘em!)

Of course in America, we’d make that guy the chairman of the DNC.

ReubenJCogburn on November 2, 2006 at 4:29 PM

Pot calling kettle black.

EEprom on November 2, 2006 at 4:35 PM

Let’s see…

Deandumn calls GW incompetent…

Dangledumn calls Cheney a SOB…

Kerrydumn calls our troops stupid and lazy…

All they have is name calling…no ideas…no adjenda…no issues to talk about..

GET OUT THE VOTE REPUBLICANS OR THIS IS THE LEADERSHIP YOU WILL END UP WITH…

areseaoh on November 2, 2006 at 4:42 PM

Whyz that kettle gotta be black??

Racism! Racism! (blood vessel bursts in eye)

;-)

kidding…

Mazztek on November 2, 2006 at 4:43 PM

maybe Howard Dean should focus on the election next week, since Bush isn’t running for office any more.

p.s. Heay Dean, how’s that fund-raising going?

stevezilla on November 2, 2006 at 4:55 PM

“Dean calls Bush “incompetent”. In other news, dog bites man.

;^)

honora on November 2, 2006 at 5:06 PM

Especially by the Brits, who are so notoriously demure in their Parlimentary debate. They scoff at the incivility, I tell you!

Pablo on November 2, 2006 at 3:32 PM

I once watched the Canadian parliament in action and heard this “You’re Honor, you are an a—–e”.

Re. Mr. Dean’s comment/s of late – did H. Clinton forget to lock the doghouse door, again?

Entelechy on November 2, 2006 at 5:13 PM

The difference between Bush and Clinton is that Bush actually manages to stand for something.

…no, Clinton stood for something…Monica knelt…it was fair division of labor and it was easier on his back….

Puritan1648 on November 2, 2006 at 5:21 PM

On one hand, hasn’t someone told Dean that Bush isn’t running again.

On the other hand, how very Kerryeske of him in a secular socialist progressive Democratic way.

Buzzy on November 2, 2006 at 5:32 PM

He’s going to tell people in Boston,
Then Washington,
The New York, Miami…Chicago..Sante Fe.San Francisco,
Yeahhhhoooyahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hening on November 2, 2006 at 5:32 PM

Lah-who-zah-her

Hening on November 2, 2006 at 5:45 PM

Dean calls Bush “incompetent”

That would be Jimmy Carter. At least there was Billy Beer.

It takes one to know one Deanie.

Kini on November 2, 2006 at 6:27 PM

R_Byrne,

Everyone has a different sense of humour, doesn’t make one odd.

Ah, I think I get it now. It’s the joke stupid people laugh at! Christopher Hitchens nailed it on Bill Maher’s show:

I’ve been on the Jon Stewart show, I’ve been on your show, I’ve seen you make about five George Bush IQ jokes per night, there’s no one I know who can’t do it. You know what I think? This is now the joke that stupid people laugh at. It’s a joke that any dumb person can laugh at because they think they’re smarter, they can prove they’re smarter than the President. Like the people who make booing and mooing noises in your audience.

It all makes sense now!

Pablo: your not getting a little tempered are you buddy?

I’m a lot tempered, but that happened years ago. These days, I’m just maintaining my edge. ;-)

By the way man, swing and a miss on the country, try again.

Do tell! In what country do the British MP’s attend weekly Prime Minister’s Questions? It’s Malawi, isn’t it?

Pablo on November 2, 2006 at 6:32 PM

And who’s gonna get to be the incompetent ones when the Dems DON’T take over Congress?

SouthernGent on November 2, 2006 at 6:53 PM

Dean calls Bush “incompetent”

Pot, meet kettle.

psrch on November 2, 2006 at 7:12 PM

Pablo, go read my last post in the “Dems lead” thread :)

Entelechy on November 2, 2006 at 7:20 PM

It’s election season folks. We are in the unfortunate circumstance of having to listen to the likes of every half-wit from “I have a scream” Dean to “scramble to the center and pretend I belong” Hillary spew their hypocritical non-sense all day long. Just think, we’re paying their salaries too.

thedecider on November 2, 2006 at 7:26 PM

The Dems must have forgotten to keep the Screamer muzzled

And just as a side note: Dean also claimed that President Bush spends his time spying on citizens simply because he doesn’t like them. That’s the type of headline I ran with, it’s a little more interesting than an idiot calling Bush incompetent…

Opinionnation on November 2, 2006 at 7:28 PM

Correction: Cheney spends time spying on people he doesn’t like

Opinionnation on November 2, 2006 at 8:25 PM

Spying on people he doesn’t like? What, like when Bill Clinton used the FBI and the IRS against his political enemies? Because unlike the shit that Howard’s making up, that actually happened.

ReubenJCogburn on November 2, 2006 at 9:44 PM

Does anyone really listen to this idiot?
Better yet, are the democrats paying this clown!

byteshredder on November 3, 2006 at 5:28 PM

Its all Bush’s he coaxed Eve into biting the apple…
Oops I forgot there is no God..

Viper1 on November 3, 2006 at 7:13 PM

Dean isn’t the only one saying Bush is incompetent; but don’t worry, they’re only his own advisors.

Constantine on November 4, 2006 at 2:27 PM