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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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

+1143

I’ll accept payment for my new keyboard via paypal whenever you’re able.

StompUDead on June 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Allah, you’re surprised?

The guy has consistently demonstrated that he’s a nut case for years now. I’m sure he fully believes it was a victory for the left, heck, I suspect he needs to tell himself that repeatedly just so he can sleep at night. :P

WolvenOne on June 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Howard Dean is a certified loon who is as relevant as a sneeze in a hurricane. Enough said. He and Pelosi are living proof that liberalism is a progressive mental disorder and they are in the latter stages.

volsense on June 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

The denial is leaking out of his pants

J_Crater on June 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

a leg tingle will result in that. just ask Chris.

teejk on June 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM

All that money for 1 state senate seat where there are no sessions until the next election. Oh noes! You blocked Walker! Good job. Here’s some skittles.

MrX on June 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM

@StompUDead … obligatory!

mel23059 on June 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Why are you shocked they would try this? They own the media afterall.

Doesn’t it say more about the media than anything else?

tarpon on June 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Good ol’ Howard – he’s still from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. Right in the mainstream of delusional thought, so far in denial his armpits are wet as he gazes on the Sphinx.

I am concerned they let him outside without a helmet, though. Hasn’t he already had enough blows to the head?

Adjoran on June 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Man he looks absolutely awful.

Chuck Schick on June 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

talkingpoints on June 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Barky’s degrees aside, regarding Howie, it comes down to this:

What do you call the guy who graduated LAST in his Medical School class?

Answer: Doctor.

HomeoftheBrave on June 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM

He does. I certainly disagree with his politics, but I hope nothing else is wrong.

NoFanofLibs on June 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Howard Dean = Cliff on Cheers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gku_xU2BXBs

OneFreeMan on June 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

You know the interviewer is like, “Do it Howie, just do it once, for me. I won’t tell anyone. C’mon man!”

WeekendAtBernankes on June 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

There should be a mandatory retirement for politicians from public life all together when they leave an office or fail to run for president.

joey24007 on June 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Howard Dean = Cliff on Cheers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gku_xU2BXBs

OneFreeMan on June 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Actually he reminds me of this dude from “The Jetsons”…

Del Dolemonte on June 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Man he looks absolutely awful.

Chuck Schick on June 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Consumed, by leftism.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2012 at 5:24 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

I wonder if he writes his own scrips, you know being a “doctor” and all that.

Robert Jensen on June 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Dude, you need to see the talking doctor. And the other kind as well.

Ishmael on June 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

In point of fact, the senate race ostensibly won by the Democrats has yet to be officially made final, and there are scattered reports of voting “irregularities” in Racine. The possibility of a recount has not yet been dismissed.

LooseCannon on June 11, 2012 at 5:38 PM

To think that many Dems wanted to nominate this guy. Oh and add to his idiocy that fact that he was governor of a states with around 700k people. Heck maybe the Mayor of Columbus Ohio should run.

CW on June 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Keep those big wins coming HoDean!

MJBrutus on June 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Howard is a perfect example of how the democratic elites have no clue. The day after Walkers victory he was on Morning Joe boasting about the Dem win in the recall. He said that the new democratic senate would immediately overturn Walkers right wing agenda. True story.

His ignorance failed to acknowledge that the senate in Wisconsin wouldn’t be convening until after the November elections… Not to mention walker would veto any laws passed that touched his reforms. Dean’s echo chamber doesn’t feed him facts that deny his idiotic theories. What a tool

Bensonofben on June 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

“I actually thought it was a good week for the Democrats.”

Further evidence of how effing crazy you are, as if anyone needed it. Only the Most Special Democrats can be leading a Presidential primary campaign one day, and out of the race the next morning…but you have achieved it, Howie.

Jaibones on June 11, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Howard Dean – The spokesman for the Bloomberg dietary plan.

You too, can look like a clothes hangar!

John Kettlewell on June 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I guess that if the recall was successful, he would be complaining about a conservative victory.

rjoco1 on June 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

He always strikes me as a creepy “doctor” who performs abortions…

ArtVandelay on June 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Wow. What happened to him? He doesn’t look well to me either.

No, I won’t watch the video.

22044 on June 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Howard Dean – The spokesman for the Bloomberg dietary plan.

You too, can look like a clothes hangar!

John Kettlewell on June 11, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It won’t stop some of us from wanting the clothes bag look.

Limerick on June 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I wonder if he writes his own scrips, you know being a “doctor” and all that.

Robert Jensen on June 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM

In all seriousness I’ve often wondered that too considering how consistently his elevator fails to reach the top floor.

viking01 on June 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Man he looks absolutely awful.

Chuck Schick on June 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Yes he does…

litebeam1 on June 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I hope they all stay in denial.

That’s what they did after Scott Brown won and that worked well for us.

The longer they deny what is happening, the less prepared they will be when the scewed pollesters start giving out real numbers right before the election. By then it will be too late.

petunia on June 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

petunia on June 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Denial is the hot new diet plan.

Bmore on June 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

You’ve heard, of course, of drinking the Kool-aid? Well, I think Howard is the guy that actually mixes the Kool-aid and he’s been doing a little bit too much tasting.

As far as I’m concerned, this is all fine. The more the Democrats refuse to recognize the problems they have, the easier it’s going to be to get Romney elected. Keep drinking the Kool-aid boys, keep setting the snooze-alarm, every time you get a wake-up call. November will get here quickly so let them sleep, it only means there will be less vitriol around.

bflat879 on June 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Bad news–he’s baaaack!

stukinIL4now on June 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I for one hope the Democrats continue their winning whining streak.

FIFY

PKO Strany on June 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

What kind of drugs is he on?

CTpatriot on June 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I actually didn’t recognize him. He looks sick. As much as he disgusts me for his ridiculous politics, I hope he sees a real doctor.

ktrich on June 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Good grief. Now Howie is using hair color for men.

Winebabe on June 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

And nobody in IL won–or learned–anything. The Chicago Teachers Union membership voted 89% in favor of authorizing a strike if necessary. CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said they’ve asked for a 30% raise over the next two years. Hey Howard, I think you and your delusions are needed in Chicago.

stukinIL4now on June 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Man he looks absolutely awful.

Chuck Schick on June 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Was going to say the same thing. He has really aged.

From 2004 to the picture above

AZfederalist on June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Ummm…I dislike the man intensely, and he is clearly insane, but…

Is it just me, or does this man appear to be physically quite ill? His ridiculous bullshit politics aside, I don’t wish to see anyone suffer, and this guy looks TERRIBLE! I hope he sees a real doctor soon, ’cause Hugo Chavez may be in better shape than this cat right now.

a5minmajor on June 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Lets face it – when you are staring at electoral diasaster, and the blueprint for your perpetual defunding is staring you in the face (govt unions dues disappearing) – not to mention the Chicago Public Schools remind everyone why govt unions should be illegal everywhere – wouldn’t you just lose whatever your sanity you had left?

Where do the democrats go? Do they become RINOS?

Zomcon JEM on June 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

His name isn’t Howeird for nothing.

DevilsPrinciple on June 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Man he looks absolutely awful

Could be. But from just looking at the screenshot of the vid, it seems like he might have gone to his plastic surgeon and said “Ya, know…gimme your ‘John Thune’ package.”

eeyore on June 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Winning? No….whining!

And losing of course!!

Sherman1864 on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

WolvenOne on June 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I actually disagree. I think that Howard Dean, far from being a loon, has simply realized the facts of the media echo chamber – over-the-top, outrageous statements like this, while bearing no relation to reality, will get him on-screen air time from the fellow-travelers in the media.

If you provide an incentive for something, don’t be surprised when the behavior you are incentivizing increases. The Democrats have discovered that the media will put any claim they make, no matter how wild, on the air and the more outrageous the better. Rabid partisans like Joy Behar, Chris Mathews, etc want to hear this kind of rhetoric.

This is why the wild statements from the Democrats and the Left (but I repeat myself) are becoming more and more frightening. They like to accuse the Right of violent rhetoric, but the facts are that all of the truly scary stuff is coming from them. Projection much?

As for Dean’s statements, the Democrats are a party of denial to begin with. Let’s face it – they cannot run on their actual policies, which most Americans reject. So they lie. And for a party that builds its entire election strategy on lying, it is a small step to the kind of denial we see here.

StoneHeads on June 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

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