Video: “You sound just like Paul Wolfowitz!”

posted at 10:01 am on September 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Proponents of military action against Syria seem to be falling back to a self-contradictory argument, which is that Barack Obama’s credibility has to be rescued to protect America’s interests — and at the same time that we should trust what he and his administration is telling us about the ground situation in Syria. Reuters already punched holes in the latter part of the equation this morning, but the news had apparently not reached Howard Dean before his appearance on Morning Joe today.  Joe Scarborough blasted Dean for hypocrisy in arguing that Americans should just reflexively trust a President after basing an entire presidential campaign on just the opposite (via Andrew Johnson at The Corner):

“You sound just like Paul Wolfowitz back in 2002,” Scarborough told the former Vermont governor on Thursday. “Don’t ever trust that the president has more information than we do and that we can’t sit back and be baffled by this man trying to pretend that he’s a passive actor on the world stage, when he is the one who has framed the outlines of this debate and put us in the position that we’re in.”

Dean attempted to dodge accusations of hypocrisy by asking to “discuss the merits [of intervening in Syria] instead of playing the blame game,” and argued that his criticisms of President Bush and Iraq were different because faulty intelligence that led to intervention.

What exactly are the merits of intervening in Syria for America’s interests? In the type of intervention demanded by Obama, not much.  Kerry and Obama insist that the intervention won’t drive regime change, which means either that (a) they’re telling the truth and we’ll just kill people and destroy stuff so that nothing really changes on the ground, or (b) they’re fudging and want to drive Assad out of power with this intervention just as the Libyan intervention collapsed the Moammar Qaddafi regime.  How did that work out for US interests, and the West’s?

By the way … notice anything unusual about Dean in this interview?

Here’s Howard Dean from five years ago:

dean-white

And from a month ago:

Howard Dean Paul

Looks like he’s gearing up for a presidential run … or an appearance on Dancing With The Stars.


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Yeargh?

batterup on September 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Saul Goodman!

MikeInBA on September 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I see no reason to pay serious attention to a middle aged man who dyes his hair.

Reminds me of a Mary Tyler Moore episode where Ted did the same thing. In three days he went from totally gray to coal black – but the great thing was that “it’s such a gradual process that no one will notice”.

Hucklebuck on September 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Obama on Iraq [replace new facts]

But I also know that Saddam [Assad] poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi [Syrian] economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi [Syrian] military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.

I know that even a successful war against Iraq [Syria] will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.

I know that an invasion of Iraq [Syria] without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaida. I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.

Why doesn’t someone from the GOP give this same speech?

faraway on September 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

First thing I noticed was the hair.

djl130 on September 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Nice dye job, Howie. Yearrgh, what a sack of douche.

M240H on September 5, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Reuters already punched holes in the latter part of the equation this morning, but the news had apparently not reached Howard Dean before his appearance on Morning Joe today.

Dean personally calling all three viewers to clarify his position.

The only reason why the US is going to bomb Syria is out of spite and a bruised Presidential ego. This is an unjust war and we all should be doing all we can to stop it.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Obama and his administration use the IRS, DoJ and NSA against American citizens … I trust Assad more than Obama!

Karmi on September 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

What exactly are the merits of intervening in Syria for America’s interests?

Beats me, the more you ask them the more they conflate and deflect. I truly don’t think any of them can make a cogent argument for this without mentioning Iraq or Bush.

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

This man is a physician? Obama is a Constitutional lawyer? Suddenly I’m too scared to visit a Dr. or talk to a lawyer.

Herb on September 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Dean is a hypocrite obviously, but this isn’t a new argument by the left. Remember how they were totally down with Obama ordering assassinations because “they trusted his judgment”? Basically if you have a D after your name, you can do whatever the hell you want. And the left develops collective amnesia the moment a Republican is back in charge.

Doughboy on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

This stuff is gold. The Party of transparency, accountability, change, peace and solidarity, is now clamoring to smack a foreign nation with bombs and cruise missiles for reasons they can’t define based on information that is unproven.

GOLD, I say.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Howard Dean must really be serious about running for President. He’s got presidential hair now. :0

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Video: “You sound just like Paul Wolfowitz!”

The comparison with Wolfowitz is stupid and unfair. I’m sick and tired of people thinking that ceding the moronic leftist argument about Iraq buys them any credibility. Wolfowitz and the others were basically correct about Iraq. The only information ANYONE had on Iraq was the they DID have WMDs and had only CLAIMED to have disposed of them without any records or videos of proof that they had. What sort of idiot would believe that?

Secondly, after 9/11 it became painfully clear that the US threshold for tolerating threats from the arab/persian/muslim world had to be taken down … considerably, and the other hussein had proved with his intentional dumping of tens of millions of barrels of oil into the gulf and lighting just about every single oil well in Kuwait on fire – all as he was being allowed to retreat in one of the most humiliating military defeats in all of human history – proved to anyone with a brain that he could not be allowed to remain in control of one of the most strategically sensitive areas of the world. This ain’t rocket science, here.

Further, the Iraq war ended up delivering more WMD than anyone had ever imagined as Q’Daffy was so scared sh!tless by the invasion that he immediately coughed up his own nuke program, and even more importantly, gave the first deep insights into the AQ Khan network – which was serious WMD and more threatening to our interests than anything other than Iran.

Howard Dean, the nutball, is no Paul Wolfowitz. He doesn’t sound like him (as Syria has almost nothing in common with Iraq) and he isn’t making the case for anything like Wolfowitz did. Howard Dean just sounds like a despicable, lying scumbag leftist.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Does this mean Dean was the first one to dye for this mistake?

Flange on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

This man is a physician? Obama is a Constitutional lawyer? Suddenly I’m too scared to visit a Dr. or talk to a lawyer.

Herb on September 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

That is the problem with credentials: they are handed out to anyone who passes the tests.

Doesn’t mean they actually know what they are doing.

ajacksonian on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

GOLD, I say.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

True. The pretzel logic is quite schadenfreude.

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Just a little snippet from the past:

we’re more comfortable with Obama wielding this sort of power because he seems a hell of a lot more effective and responsible with it.

urban elitist on February 8, 2012

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Are we sure that isn’t Tim Conway with that awesome dye job?

uniclone on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Well, as far as the dye job, you can put all the lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.

Of course, the NSP is going to rally around Barry. Anything they can do to buttress up this debacle of foreign policy to try and make their incompetence look good.

Slayur on September 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM

This stuff is gold. The Party of transparency, accountability, change, peace and solidarity, is now clamoring to smack a foreign nation with bombs and cruise missiles for reasons they can’t define based on information that is unproven.

GOLD, I say.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

For reasons they can’t define, based on unproven information, and with no clear end state.

General Dempsey is jumping to all sorts of conclusions but couldn’t tell the Senate committee why exactly bombing is an advisable course of action. When the CJCS cannot answer the basic questions for any military operation, that in itself is reason to stand down.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:16 AM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Hucklebuck, I had to listen to the clip a second time because the first time I was too distracted and laughing too hard to pay attention. Worst dye-job ever!

av8tr on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Does this mean Dean was the first one to dye for this mistake?

Flange on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Only if you think Mika is naturally a platinum blonde.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Does this mean Dean was the first one to dye for this mistake?
Flange on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

You are the greatest commenter.

People, this guy Flange ALWAYS has such witty comments.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

By the way … notice anything unusual about Dean in this interview?

Maybe his hair color is a tell. Maybe when being a blatant hypocrite it becomes darker.

NotCoach on September 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

or (b) they’re fudging and want to drive Assad out of power with this intervention just as the Libyan intervention collapsed the Moammar Qaddafi regime. How did that work out for US interests, and the West’s?

I’m going to have to go with (b). Obama is following a pattern in the Middle East and getting the same result repeatedly. I don’t think Obama is super bright, but you have to be a special kind of stupid to think this time will be any different.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

This man is a physician? Obama is a Constitutional lawyer? Suddenly I’m too scared to visit a Dr. or talk to a lawyer.

Herb on September 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

You should have been scared for years.

These people have crapped the US economy.

Having a college degree doesn’t make a person smarter.

sentinelrules on September 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Okay, I changed my mind. I’m all for making fun of these idiots like Howard Dean. Nothing is off-limits.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

No, it is right to mock that is mock-worthy.

The reality is that a couple of liberal hosts and a failed presidential wannabe are not going to break new ground on this story about unjust warfare. That Howard Dean decided to smear shoe polish all over his head is probably the most interesting part of the whole “debate.”

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Only if you think Mika is naturally a platinum blonde.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I don’t think Mika dyed it for this mistake, she dyed it for the mistake known as MSNBC.

And Thanks Bluegill.

Flange on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Unless either Plugs runs or a lower-profile Rat runs, you’re looking at the next President (yes, I do believe that even HowDea can beat Santorum).

Steve Eggleston on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq? Such an immature argument.

BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Maybe his hair color is a tell. Maybe when being a blatant hypocrite it becomes darker.

NotCoach on September 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Good theory but I don’t think so. If that were Dean’s tell, he’d be a negro by now.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

This is more proof that there isn’t any difference between the parties. We have only the illusion that the President is in charge of the Federal government. I believe that the Federal government is run by corporate elites. The civil war in Syria poses no threat to lives of people in the US. Therefore, any war/mitary action taken by the Feds is not in defense of the country. The military industrial complex wants this war and the banks (who love debt) also want this war. These are the people who run the Federal government. If Al Gore were president I believe that there would have been an Iraq War. Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, and Harry Reid would have defended Gore just the same as Denny Hastard and Tom Delay delay defended Bush.

antifederalist on September 5, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Blame W and Iraq
The lsm meme

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I’m going to have to go with (b). Obama is following a pattern in the Middle East and getting the same result repeatedly. I don’t think Obama is super bright, but you have to be a special kind of stupid to think this time will be any different.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Team SCOAMT is actually breaking the pattern because Assad was a thorn in Bush’s side. Up until now, they’ve been knocking off only those who weren’t hostile to the US under Bush.

Steve Eggleston on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Looks like he’s gearing up for a presidential run

If so, he p!ssed away his chance by siding with the Liar-in-Chief on this one. Had he come out in opposition, that immediately makes him the Left’s alternative to Frau Pantsuit…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Well, it does reflect on the silly nature of the politician in question.

JimK on September 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Blame W and Iraq
The lsm meme

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Yep.

Why not include the clip where of course Scarborough lays the entire Syrian mess at the feet of the Republicans. Those dastardly rascals! Of course we’re talking the Republicans after he left office.

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq?

BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Until it ceases to be true.

In other words, forever…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

People actually vote based on stuff like that. It’s also an indication of Dean’s vanity. Therefore not silly.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Obama’s Do-Little Raiders

ted c on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Yeeeaaarrrrgggghhhh…Dean is trying to look like he has “gravitas.”

Major Fail.

Dean sports a cheap looking dye job that a Memphis pimp working out of the Motel 6 at the airport would envy.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq? Such an immature argument.

BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

We had a hell of a lot more “faulty” intel about Iraq than the thin-skinned rat is using to justify bombing Syria.

To recap for the slow-witted trolls.

1. We don’t know who was responsible for that gas attack.

2. We don’t have clear targeting objectives.

3. We don’t have a secondary response should another gas attack occur after our “limited” campaign.

4. It is unclear which faction are the “good guys” in this situation.

5. Even a limited missile attacks could well kill more civilians than the gas attack that is supposedly the cause for this campaign. How’s the filthy rat-eared coward going to justify the 400 dead children from his spiteful attack on Syria.

All these questions should be answered beyond dispute before the first missiles are launched.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Team SCOAMT is actually breaking the pattern because Assad was a thorn in Bush’s side. Up until now, they’ve been knocking off only those who weren’t hostile to the US under Bush.

Steve Eggleston on September 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Maybe. Or maybe you can only do so much at a time, and he was always going to get around to Syria eventually. Obama obviously wants chaos and the most radical Muslims possible calling the shots over there. I wouldn’t rule out another attempt at destabilizing Egypt; an excuse must be manufactured.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Obama is a Constitutional lawyer?

Herb on September 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

No, Obama was once a part-time, non-tenure track, adjunct lecturer in racial grievance law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also an Aff*rmative Act*on hire.

Obama has never published any scholarly legal articles on any aspect of constitutional law in any peer-reviewed journals (or any other type of professional legal publication), so his claim to being a “constitutional law professor” or “constitutional law expert” is as transparently phony as he is.

Obama is, primarily, a hack politician.

AZCoyote on September 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Yep, The Scream will run for potus, as will John Kerry. They will all come back in 2016…

Valkyriepundit on September 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I have never paid attention to screamin’ Howie. Why should I start now?

TerryW on September 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Until it ceases to be true.

In other words, forever…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

The faulty intel myth was busted years ago. Where the hell have you been?

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Lolz! Memory short gilled one?

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Okay, I changed my mind. I’m all for making fun of these idiots like Howard Dean. Nothing is off-limits.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Lolz!

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 10:37 AM

And, for the record, per my earlier post above…I have never been to a Motel 6 on Brooks Road west of the airport in Memphis ever….OK?

Was literary license or whatever…if anyone asks.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Until it ceases to be true.

In other words, forever…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

They are still cleaning up chemical weapons in Iraq.

http://cns.miis.edu/stories/100304_iraq_cw_legacy.htm

HumpBot Salvation on September 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Grecian Formula

Sherman1864 on September 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Worth the click just to see the photoshop of Obama & Bush…

http://minx.cc/?post=343072

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I actually have to give Kerry and General Dempsey a tiny bit of slack. Either BHO or ValJar ordered them to go out and defend his desire to launch a few cruise missles at Syria. Their only choice was to comply or resign, something that I don’t think either would do, although they should have and made a public declaration that BHO is proposing a course of action that they could not justify or support, therefore, they submitted their resignations.

I’m on board with many of the posters here that we should just sit back and let the Syrians kill each other and wait until the dust settles to figure out where we stand. There is no justification to launch cruise missles just to let BHO save face because he stepped on it when he made is “cross the red line” comment. There is no compelling national security interest in getting involved in Syria. Afterall, our intervention in Libya worked out great, didn’t it.

If the Nobel Committee wasn’t such a far left organization, they should demand their Peace Prize back (along with the $1.2M award, with interest). BHO has done such a great job in promoting peace by ordering drone strikes on US citizens, bombing Libya without UN or Congressional authorization, encouraging the overthough of Mubarak in Egypt which has resulted in thousands of deaths and the burning of Christian houses of worship, etc.

GAlpha10 on September 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Howard who? Morning what?

Midas on September 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Yep, The Scream will run for potus, as will John Kerry. They will all come back in 2016…

Valkyriepundit on September 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM

So we got this lineup?

Killary vs. Hairplugs the Clown vs. Lurch Swiftboat surfer vs. The Scream vs. Liarwatha Fuaxcohontas vs. Emerging Mystery Darkhorse New Lightbringer candidate?

Fun…Fun…Fun…

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Yepper Marcus

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 10:53 AM

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq? Such an immature argument.

BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Not only that, but we never hear about the dozen other reasons for going into Iraq that were listed on the 2002 authorization.

Del Dolemonte on September 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Howard Dean looks like attorney Sol from “Breaking Bad.”

exliberal on September 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Midas on September 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

For you.

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

or an appearance on Dancing With The Stars of Hypocrisy

Truth in reporting.

hillsoftx on September 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Fun…Fun…Fun…

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

For our side, yes. And with the possible exception of PantSuits, who isn’t even liked by the Dems, none of them will have the protection of the Affirmative Action Cone of Silence.

Maddie on September 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Looks like he’s gearing up for a presidential run … or an appearance on Dancing With The Stars.

Anymore what’s the difference?

GrayDog on September 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Does this mean Dean was the first one to dye for this mistake?

Thread winner.

Hucklebuck on September 5, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Does this mean Dean was the first one to dye for this mistake?

Flange on September 5, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Concur with Hucklebuck – Thread Winner

GWB on September 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

You know what Joe Scarborough clip I want to see? When he reads his Valerie Jarrret talking points every morning before cameras roll. Like I said, he huffs and puffs then says Syria is all the Republican’s fault.

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq?

BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Until it ceases to be true.

In other words, forever…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

It was never true. Just spin from people who hated Bush. And, of course, the weasels who meekly accept whatever garbage the left spews so they can be seen as reasonable.

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Maybe his hair color is a tell. Maybe when being a blatant hypocrite it becomes darker.

NotCoach on September 5, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Mood hair.

HiJack on September 5, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Affirmative Action Cone of Silence.

Maddie on September 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Did you make that up? If you did, you’re a genius. I’ll be remembering it for a long time.

HiJack on September 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Only if you think Mika is naturally a platinum blonde.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

“If she’s a blonde, I’m a redhead!”

– Lucy Ricardo

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

People actually vote based on stuff like that. It’s also an indication of Dean’s vanity. Therefore not silly.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

At least he didn’t take a sip of water during the interview, AMIRITE?!?

How many times do we have to hear that faulty intel on WMD led us into Iraq?
BKeyser on September 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Until it ceases to be true.

In other words, forever…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Yeah, it’s tragic the way we all got conned into believing Saddam was gaming the Food for Oil program to get illegal weapons from France, Russia and China, who would then campaign on his behalf in the UN and get the sanctions lifted so he could go back to rebuilding his weapons programs, and then be forced to move his remaining stockpiles into Syria when the US came charging in.

I mean, if any of that were true, some of those assault rifles would have been identified as Chinese, or the RPGs as Russian, or the anti-air technology as French.

… huh?… oh… well, then, even if THAT were true, then France, Russia and China should have been our chief opponents on the UNSC when we were pushing the invasion.

… er… well… I’m still not going to buy any of Bush’s bullcrap until we start seeing chemical weapons crop up in Syria.

…..ohshi-

The Schaef on September 5, 2013 at 12:49 PM

What a silly thing to talk about his hair color.

Seriously. It detracts from your otherwise good post, Ed.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Well, it does reflect on the silly nature of the politician in question.

JimK on September 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Hair-work or plastic surgery for a pol has for decades been taken as a sign that they are planning on running for something, and for Howie all that’s left is the big job. Lookout Hillary and Joe and JF’nK!

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM

People actually vote based on stuff like that. It’s also an indication of Dean’s vanity. Therefore not silly.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM

At least he didn’t take a sip of water during the interview, AMIRITE?!?

He could’ve at least affected a hillbilly accent. Thrown in a few “ain’ts” and “noways”.

Fenris on September 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Howard Dean emerges on Morning Joe with serious dye job. Whoa

Yo, put a mustache on him and we can use his appearances as updates to the bunker video.

Dusty on September 5, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Joe Scarborough blasted Dean for hypocrisy in arguing that Americans should just reflexively trust a President after basing an entire presidential campaign on just the opposite

Remember when MSNBC chick, Krystal Ball, said this while defending Obama’s drone programme?

‘Look, I voted for President Obama because I trust his values and his judgment. And I believe that he’s a fundamentally responsible actor. Without gratuitously slamming ex-President Bush, I think he displayed extraordinary lapses in judgement in executing his primary responsibility as commander in chief, and put troops in harms way imprudently. President Obama would have exercised better judgment and he has exercised better judgment. The way it stands now, the drone program is exclusively in the domain of the executive. Their protocol, their judgment. So yeah, I feel a whole lot better about the program when the decider, so to speak, is President Obama.’

MSNBC Host: Trusting Obama More Than Bush Isn’t Hypocritical

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

This stuff is gold. The Party of transparency, accountability, change, peace and solidarity, is now clamoring to smack a foreign nation with bombs and cruise missiles for reasons they can’t define based on information that is unproven.

GOLD, I say.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

As Rush would say – you can’t make this up. No one would believe it.

Jaibones on September 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

we’re more comfortable with Obama wielding this sort of power because he seems a hell of a lot more effective and responsible with it.

urban elitist on February 8, 2012

Bwaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha…

*snort*

98ZJUSMC on September 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

GOLD, I say.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 10:12 AM

As Rush would say – you can’t make this up. No one would believe it.

Jaibones on September 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The problem is that they will never own up to their hypocrisy. They will never apologize, and they will keep on behaving like spoiled brats.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Did you make that up? If you did, you’re a genius. I’ll be remembering it for a long time.

HiJack on September 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I have to give Mel Brooks and Don Adams credit for that one! But feel free to use it; there’s no end to the media news blackouts to which it is applicable.

Maddie on September 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Hmmm, put a little Charlie Chaplin mustache on little Howie Dean and you’ve got yourself a little dictator.

Robert Jensen on September 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM

What’s Dean been putting on his hair? Wood stain?
Dean = chickenshithawk
Draft the hipsters!! How ironic is that!

Bubba Redneck on September 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM