Bad news from Howard Dean: Wisconsin was a win for the left or something

posted at 3:21 pm on June 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via WaPo, what strange Orwellian urge compels guys like this to try to make a meal out of a shinola sandwich? Literally nobody believes him. Jon Stewart turned MSNBC into a punchline for the depth of their denial after the Wisconsin results and Dean-o’s even further gone than they are. You know what he thinks the big victory was last Tuesday? Supposedly, it’s the fact that Democrats took back the state senate by defeating a Republican incumbent in a recall election. Left unmentioned here: (1) Three other Republican incumbent senators won their recall fights, (2) thanks to redistricting, the GOP’s likely to regain the majority in November, and (3) er, the new Democratic-controlled state senate isn’t scheduled to meet again until 2013, when it’ll almost certainly be a Republican-controlled senate once again. (Ed covered all of that a few days ago.) How does it help his side to omit those details and encourage complacency instead of treating the Walker victory as a Democratic disaster and a five-alarm fire for November? Good lord.

Oh, he’s also pretty sure that President Romney and a Republican Congress will be even worse for deficits than Obama is, even though the left’s spent three years now screaming that the GOP can’t be trusted with power because they’ll slash government spending to ribbons. (“Draconian!”) So, aces all around here.


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So if it was a win for Dems, why are they abandoning the recall in Michigan?

Doughboy on June 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yeaaaaargh?

Bouncing Beatnik on June 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Lolz. Wait until your worst nightmare comes through, Howie…

OmahaConservative on June 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I for one hope the Democrats continue their winning streak.

Caiwyn on June 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Aaaaaaarrrrrgh!

derecho on June 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

And we’re going to Wisconsin, and we’re going to Ohio, and all 57 states, and then to Kokomo and Azerbaijan, and then Papua New Guinea, and then we’re going to Uppsala and Valhala, and then we’re going to the White House!!!1!1!! YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

steebo77 on June 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Or ditto!

derecho on June 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

So in other words, Howard Dean is still totally unhinged and off his medication yet again.

SWalker on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Man, America sure dodged a bullet with this one, huh?

ButterflyDragon on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

If he thinks the recall vote was a win, he’s going to LOVE November.

kbTexan on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

How does it help his side to omit those details and encourage complacency instead of treating the Walker victory as a Democratic disaster and a five-alarm fire for November? Good lord.

Let’m be complacent. They deserve every ass-kicking they get.

Oh, wait. Was that racist?

nukemhill on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Hello. Mcfly?

Ot: just saw on drudge that ‘cool’ is a racist term against dear leader

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Congratulations. I wish you a thousand more wins just like it.

The Rogue Tomato on June 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM

He is still smoking that Vermont green!

tim c on June 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Holy hell, get back on your meds Howard. I don’t know if he was supposed a family doctor, but if he was I pity any man that ever had a hernia check from this quack when he was off his meds.

gsherin on June 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

How does it help his side to omit those details and encourage complacency instead of treating the Walker victory as a Democratic disaster and a five-alarm fire for November?

ix-nay on the elp-hay for the emocrats-day.

Lost in Jersey on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I never liked Bill Clinton and he wouldn’t have been even close to a successful president if not for Newt Gingrich….HOWEVER…the difference between Clinton and Obama and the current libs is that Clinton could adjust. Clinton could read a poll and tell he was hated and make adjustments because even if it was for the most selfish of reasons–his own re-election–he knew better than to govern against the will of the American people.
Obama and Dean and all these people are only interested in clinging to their ideology, no matter how badly their losing and no matter how much they are despised.
Which seems to boil down to them being really stupid.

MAC1000 on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Thanks for helping to lull your fellow libtards into a false sense of security for November, Howard. How much do we owe you?

Kataklysmic on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Did a gypsy put a slimming curse on Howard Dean, ala Steven King? He’s still just as much of a jackass as before, apparently, even though he looks like he doesn’t occupy as much real estate.

AubieJon on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hilarious.

(upgrade from once “merely laughable”)

Tim_CA on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Jeez, The Screamer is looking gaunt and unhealthy. Wonder if he’s been hanging out in OWS camps or something.

Uncledave on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Howie, the reason no one is making a big deal about you winning the Senate, is because it has adjourned until after the next election, after which the Republicans will probably regain control.

It’s like stealing a car that is sitting beside the road, out of gas. As soon as the owner gets back with the gas can, you’re going to have to get out and give it back.

kbTexan on June 11, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Dean and reality have nothing in common.

Give us an Urgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

GarandFan on June 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Ot: just saw on drudge that ‘cool’ is a racist term against dear leader

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Saw it, too. To CBC, every term applied to Obama is racist unless it is “exalted”, “magnificent”, “godlike”, or one of their synonyms.

Archivarix on June 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Democrats are winning. Charlie Sheen is jealous.

Valkyriepundit on June 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM

In Dean’s little world, it takes 40 drops of maple syrup to make a single drop of sap, rather than the other way around.

Christien on June 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Apparently archivarix

cmsinaz on June 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Jeez, The Screamer is looking gaunt and unhealthy. Wonder if he’s been hanging out in OWS camps or something.

Uncledave on June 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Must be on meds now.

Deadpan voice: Not only are we going to New Hampshire,… we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York (snore) And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and (yawn) Washington and Michigan, and then we’re going to Washington, D…. (trails off)

apostic on June 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I said it on the “Jon Stewart mocking MSNBC” thread, and I’ll say it here:

We need more progressive leaders like Ed Schultz and Howard Dean. If they were entirely in charge of the left we on the right would never lose another election.

MidniteRambler on June 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Howard Dean: Wisconsin was a win for the left or something

…when you’re a total @$$-backwards twit, that would be true.

TeaPartyNation on June 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Remember Dean’s “I Have a Scream” speech?

Good times. Good times.

Mitoch55 on June 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Death Metal vocalist Howard Dean has officially gone full retard.

1984 in real life on June 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Howard, you are right. Whatever you’re doing, keep on doing it. Pleeeeease!

hoosiermama on June 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Oh, he’s also pretty sure that President Romney and a Republican Congress will be even worse for deficits than Obama is, even though the left’s spent three years now screaming that the GOP can’t be trusted with power because they’ll slash government spending to ribbons. (“Draconian!”) So, aces all around here.

The leftists, with him and Obama as their symbols, make John Kennedy cry from his grave.

It’s gon’ be a glorious Nov. 6, but lots of goodies ahead of then.

Watch AZ, for now.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

These Dem “leaders” make me facedesk so hard I’ve done structural damage to my desk. I guess that’s good for the economy because now I have to buy a new one.

Yakko77 on June 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Maybe a good week in comparison to the one coming up when the Supremes shiet-can Obamacare and reaffirm Arizona’s immigration law while Holder gets impeached.

LarryinLA on June 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Axelrod claiming yesterday, repeatedly, that the way to improve private sector jobs by hiring more public sector teachers, cops and firemen, needed or not, was as good as Dean.

I love delusional leftists.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Something is eating its way through this man’s brain.

rplat on June 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I know what Democrats want, but let them stay here and keep doing it to us.

/

Christien on June 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Be complacent, leftards. Be very, very complacent.

MisterElephant on June 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Howard Dean, the perfect spokesperson for the left…keep represent’in…

right2bright on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

He’s delusional.

TarheelBen on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

“Clearly, Howard Dean was taken out of context. He was talking about another Wisconsin. I know three Wisconsins, myself.” — Jay The Carnie

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

If he thinks the recall vote was a win, he’s going to LOVE November.

kbTexan on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Here’s wishing them many more “wins” just like it!

IrishEyes on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

With wins like that, who needs loses?

msupertas on June 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Oh, he’s also pretty sure that President Romney and a Republican Congress will be even worse for deficits than Obama is

Romney couldn’t outspend Obama if he issued every household his and hers Humvees.

The Count on June 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I love delusional leftists.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Are there any other kind? :)

50sGuy on June 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Old wisdom: Know who this is good for? Mitt Romney!

New hotness: This really isn’t good for Romney.

apostic on June 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The denial is leaking out of his pants

J_Crater on June 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Um, Howard Dean ok? He does not look healthy in that video.

terryannonline on June 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

He is as predictable as the Cubs…

PatriotRider on June 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Allah, I resent you using the name Dean-o in your column!!

Deano1952 on June 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

OMG if I were in charge of the left (gaaaggg) I would stuff a big ole sock in this clown’s mouth and follow it with a couple rounds of duct tape. But as it is, it’s fine.

NJ Red on June 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Howard Dean is #doingfine

apostic on June 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Howard Dean. Always good for a chuckle, if not a hearty guffaw.

Bob's Kid on June 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

James Carville has got to be pounding his against the wall.

I haven’t seen any mention of him in awhile.

I wonder if the LSM is keeping him off the air because they know he’s going to say something that they absolutely don’t want to hear.

WisRich on June 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

dude looks terrible….

ted c on June 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Thats Howard Dean?

When did he move to Ethiopia? Or has The One’s physique become a fad to his underlings?

BobMbx on June 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

… I don’t think they know they’re dumb.

Lime in the Coconut on June 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Just a dumb question…why isn’t their Senate meeting until 2013? Here it is June 2012…so they are out of session for 6 months…then why have them (apart from the constitutional requirement)?

Blaise on June 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I know what Democrats want, but let them stay here and keep doing it to us.

/

Christien on June 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Tough room…nary a golf clap, “Heh,” or an “Indeed.”

Christien on June 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Marching band past the grave yard.

onomo on June 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I like the crazies to be out front and honest so I know what’s coming. Howard Dean never disappoints. I give him credit.

sherry on June 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Other than that, did you enjoy your visit to Dallas, Mrs. Kennedy?

princetrumpet on June 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

WisRich on June 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

He was put on the back burner, he is no fan of Obama…of course, James is a genius, I don’t agree with him, but he is a political genius.
You would have seen and heard him if Hillary was running.

right2bright on June 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

If you really care about your liberal friends, keep them away from knives and other sharp objects on November 7.

WordsMatter on June 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Almost more entertaining than Biden.

a capella on June 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The weight loss? Apparently he had hip surgery awhile back, and lost a lot of weight in the process. At least, that’s what I found when I searched.

The crazy? He’s been like that for awhile.

Cizero on June 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

And Dean still wonders why he can’t make the short list for “reliable surrogate”.

AltTuning on June 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I have always wondered how he managed to get through medical school. With Obama the explanation for his degrees is Affirmative Action, which wouldn’t seem to apply here, unless, … could Howard Dean be 1/32 Cherokee?

talkingpoints on June 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Howard Dean must have been the guy who threw that victory party for Napoleon after Waterloo.

Zombie on June 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Death Metal vocalist Howard Dean has officially gone full retard.
1984 in real life on June 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Yeah-I think in his famous campaign speech, he was actually attempting to do a cover of ‘Motorhead’s’ “Ace of Spades”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Dean looks like he aged 20 years in the video.

Kingfisher on June 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The weight loss? Apparently he had hip surgery awhile back, and lost a lot of weight in the process. At least, that’s what I found when I searched.

The crazy? He’s been like that for awhile.

Cizero on June 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Oh well that explains. Once he fixed his hip he probably was able to work out more and lose weight. He looks pale too though. Almost didn’t recognize him.

terryannonline on June 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Jeebus. That’s Howard Dean?

Cancer announcement pending?

nukemhill on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

How does it help his side to omit those details and encourage complacency instead of treating the Walker victory as a Democratic disaster and a five-alarm fire for November? Good lord.

Come on, AP, that is an easy one. It’s all about morale stoking. If democrats realize that it’s worthless to go vote, Obama’s very very slim chance at re-election vanishes like a fart in a hurricane

Mord on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Dean looks like he aged 20 years in the video.

Kingfisher on June 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Yes he does.

terryannonline on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

He looks so terrible, emaciated and old…a far ‘cry’ from the shouting/screaming man from a few years back :)…

jimver on June 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

So if it was a win for Dems, why are they abandoning the recall in Michigan?

Doughboy on June 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM

That would be like spiking the football, the proggies hate doing stuff like that.

slickwillie2001 on June 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dean doesn’t look well. WI. ?

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Jeebus. That’s Howard Dean?

Cancer announcement pending?

nukemhill on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I hope not!

terryannonline on June 11, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Howard Dean, displaying some of the keen intelligence and political savvy that helped him win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. Oh, wait . . . .

AZCoyote on June 11, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Looking a little moth eaten. Any chance we might lose him? Don’t know if I could bear it.

StevC on June 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Isn’t he a doctor?Could be self prescribed meth or something.

docflash on June 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Just remember Obama is going to win by going to OREGON, OHIO, ARIZONA, SOUTH DAKOTA, MISSOURI, FLORIDA (and the rest of the 57 states).

bw222 on June 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Howard Dean is trying to get Obama to introduce him to Julia.

de rigueur on June 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Do you think the good (yah, I know) dr has slipped around the bend? Maybe all this lying, lying all the time has gotten to the brain.

Bambi on June 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

So in other words, Howard Dean is still totally unhinged and off his medication yet again.

SWalker on June 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

…think he’s a meth head?

KOOLAID2 on June 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Keep talking Howie. The more you & the libtards project denial, the further into the wilderness you and your out of touch loons will go.

Just wait until November – you’re gonna REALLY love it then.

Just looks like a civil war under way among Dems now – people are going to be forced to choose by Labor Day to get on the Hildebeast “bus” or the O’Butthead “bus” – for their own political futures.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Regarding Howard Dean’s weight loss, I’m going to guess he took a cue from fellow traveller Dennis Kucinich and went vegan, hoping he could land a twenty-five year old hippie girl with un-shaven armpits and a disdain for normal hygiene.

MidniteRambler on June 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Dean looks like he aged 20 years in the video.

Kingfisher on June 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Jeebus. That’s Howard Dean?

Cancer announcement pending?

nukemhill on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Yes he does.

terryannonline on June 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

He looks so terrible, emaciated and old…a far ‘cry’ from the shouting/screaming man from a few years back :)…

jimver on June 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Those were my thoughts exactly. When I saw the picture on the main page I asked myself “so who is that guy?”

pain train on June 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Beeeeyeaaaaggghh! Beeeyeaaaaaaghh!

WeekendAtBernankes on June 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Well, Kudos to the Democrats on their stunning victory in Wisconsin. They pretty much got the win they deserved, and, as a conservative Republican, I can only tip my hat, and express my sincere wish that the Democrats continue to have really good weeks like last one.

morganfrost on June 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

You know what he thinks the big victory was last Tuesday? Supposedly, it’s the fact that Democrats took back the state senate by defeating a Republican incumbent in a recall election.

And even that isn’t a done deal. There are numerous election ANOMALIES yet to be resolved from that district.

Continue the denial demwits.

dogsoldier on June 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The weight loss? Apparently he had hip surgery awhile back, and lost a lot of weight in the process. At least, that’s what I found when I searched.

The crazy? He’s been like that for awhile.

Cizero on June 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Say what? You mean, he didn’t take the Messiahs advice and just take some aspirin? Think of all the children that could been saved for the cost of that old mans’ hip surgery.

BobMbx on June 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

He was booted for Wasserman. Think about the sheer enormity of that.

pat on June 11, 2012 at 4:25 PM

“Clearly, Howard Dean was taken out of context. He was talking about another Wisconsin. I know three Wisconsins, myself.” — Jay The Carnie

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Well, that explains two out of the seven extra states Obama campaigned in…

psrch on June 11, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Dean has a disease common among liberals which is to deny even a molecule of difference between hard core liberals and the majority of the public. Seasoned democrats and wise democrats are starting to spook as they know the party brand is about to be lowered and the hammer and sickle raised which will doom them for years to come as foolish idealogues incapable of governing.

Conan on June 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Regarding Howard Dean’s weight loss, I’m going to guess he took a cue from fellow traveller Dennis Kucinich and went vegan, hoping he could land a twenty-five year old hippie girl with un-shaven armpits and a disdain for normal hygiene.

MidniteRambler on June 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Why not just hang out at the nearest Occupy camp, if that’s what he’s going for?

psrch on June 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

So if it was a win for Dems, why are they abandoning the recall in Michigan?

Doughboy on June 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Snyder beat Bernero here by a 2-1 margin, no joke. There was never going to be a recall election.

Goldenavatar on June 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

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