Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Howard Dean Speaks--So Does The Audience. Dean Tells a Whopper.













The audience, more hostile than not, seems to be trying to chant its way through Dean's talk. If I didn't know better, I would say that the chanters are trying make Howard Dean lose his cool.

There's a ruckus on the floor. I think it's Randall Terry, the anti-abortion activist. Dean just sat down, and Jim Moran is back at the podium.

Then the crowd quieted down, and Dean finished talking. That's him, above, next to the red arrow.

Now it's time for Q's and A's. In his first answer, Dean committed something of a howler. He said that the British National Health Service was established by "one of the most conservative leaders, Winston Churchill." Well, no, Dr. Dean, that's simply not a true statement.

The NHS began operations in 1948, when Clement Attlee, prime minister from 1945 to 1951, was firmly ensconced at 10 Downing Street. It is true, of course, that the Tories in Britain have mostly defended the NHS, but that's not the same thing as saying that Churchill started.

18 comments:

  1. Dean just reads the text the DNC propaganda department has prepared for him.

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  2. What did Reagan say?
    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't true."

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  3. Perhaps Howard Dean should have read this quote from the British Bulldog before making such a dastardly assertion:

    "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."

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  4. No surprise here. I believe Dean is an accomplished liar. Although sometimes I think he believes his lies. A little pathological?

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  5. Why they let Howard Dean out in public without his helmet and slobber bib is totally beyond me ..

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  6. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE DEMS/LIBS WILL DO TO PUSH THEIR SOCIALIST AGENDA. BRITAIN HAD TO HAVE THIS KIND OF HEALTH CARE BECAUSE OF ALL THE RATIONING OF WW2 WHICH DID NOT END UNTIL 1954. NHS WAS SO ENTRENCHED BY THEN THAT IT COULD NOT BE REVERSED.

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  7. http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2009/08/14/healthcare/index.html
    Winston Churchill, In March 1944, eloquently explained his views on medicine and society to the members of Royal College of Physicians in London:
    "The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear. Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion. Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available"...

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  8. Winston Churchill also said (words to the effect of):

    "Capitalism is the best economic system in the world. But it is only slightly better than the next best system." (recognizing that man is sinful, so any system is going to be flawed. It's just that capitalism mitigates this situation, but it of course doesn't eliminate it).

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  9. Howard Dean is a joke, an accident waiting to happen, and it happens every time he opens his mouth.

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  10. Americans do not seem to undestand that their country is presently legally BROKE. What Dean says or does not say is of no concern. What should be of concern to all is that this Government is out of control.

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  11. Obama was right about one thing, there is going to be fundamental change in America. We are going to change it back to what it was, what it was intended to be, and hopefully what it will always be.

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  12. Next to Edwards, Dean is the 2nd biggest joke outside of DC.
    Inside DC, Obama is running for 1st place :(

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  13. This goverment wants to CONTROL EVERY part of YOUR LIFE...that's what "equal health care" is about... they have you from birth(well your unborn children/grandchildren) to grave...DRONES (worker bees) for the goverment. TAXES TAXES TAXES...you already pay them when you buy or DO anything!!!

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  14. They will tell you what to weigh, what to eat, what shots to have (swine flu), what your children will learn, what you'll get paid,where you will live...they will have the control...it's all about a "perfect world" to them. If they can control everything you do (healthcare taxes pay) WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT??doesn't sound like freedom.

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  15. Why not let this dipstick talk. He fills the air with lies which makes him an embarassment to the demorats and they don't seem to care!

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  16. STUPID IS, STUPID DOES, HOWARD DEAN

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  17. "Nye" Bevan actually started the NHS. Sir Winston once called him a "Squalid Nuisance".

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  18. 'SCREAM' Dean was a disaster as my govenor, AND he hasn't wised up any since. he lied then, he continues it now.
    nope--leopards do NOT change their spots.

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