Republicans: Dean Should Step Down

Republicans are calling for DNC Chairman Howard Dean to step down after he made insensitive remarks during a recent speech. So what right? How many times has a news story started this way? Too many times to count. There is one important difference this time though. The insensitive remarks were made during a meeting of the DNC Black Caucus, and the Republicans are African Americans from Mississippi.

Mississippi Republican Executive committee Member Charles Evers said Dean should apologize and step down. He told reporters Monday that in a February 11th speech to the DNC Black Caucus, Dean said quote “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?” Then added, “Only if they had hotel staff in here.”

If a Republican had made the remark instead of a Democrat, the news coverage would be wall-to-wall. By now Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Kweisi Mfume, and Louis Farrakhan would have logged their 60th hour (each) on the major networks, Nightline would have broadcast a special report and a town hall meeting, and Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters would have already called for hearings of impeachment for the president. Perhaps worst of all, folks like Chuck Hagel, Arlen Specter, and Olympia Snowe would have come out publicly calling for immediate resignation.

But no…there won’t be any mention of this by tomorrow. It’s called a double standard, and most of the time, the Democrats are allowed all the room they need.

Oh the irony.

Comments

  1. GOP Bloggers says:

    Republicans Want Dean To Step Down

    PunditGuy reports that following Dean’s offensive remarks (one might even say “racist remarks”) Republicans are calling for the DNC Chairman to step down….

  2. The Howard Dean Gift Horse

    Folks, Howard Dean is our gift horse. As Michael Medved says on his radio show, “Howard Dean is the gift that keeps on giving.” We should not be calling for Howard Dean to step down as the head of the left. Folks Howard Dean is precisely the face on…

  3. Republicans: Dean Should Step Down

    Bill at PunditGuy highlights a story from Jackson, Mississippi’s WLBT:

    African American Republicans in the state are calling for the resignation of Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean for comments they say are racially insensitive. …

  4. Call for Howard Dean to step down

    Dean to step down, after he made racially insensitive comments to the DNC Black Caucus.

    I disagree….

  5. Open mouth, lose job

    I wonder just exactly how many Democrats are regretting Dean being elected head of the DNC right now?

    [quote:28fb096191]WLBT

  6. Say Anything says:

    Black Republicans Ask Dean To Step Down

    WLBT – African American Republicans in the state are calling for the resignation of Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean for comments they say are racially insensitive.

    Mississippi Republican Executive Committee member Charles Evers s…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dean Gotta Go?

    Via Punditguy: Black Republicans in Mississippi are calling for the resignation of Howard Dean for his remarks in February to the DNC Black Caucus.

    Of course, he won’t.

    Of course, we don’t really want him to.

    We like Howard Dean…as DNC Chair,

  8. PajamaHadin says:

    Republicans: Dean Should Step Down

    … Republicans are calling for DNC Chairman Howard Dean to

  9. Here are some quotes for you from one of the most prominent, heritage foundation-funded, Jesse Jackson bashing black Republicans in existence, Reverend Julian Bond…

    “Most black people can’t handle the cold.”
    “Black people don’t respect each other”
    “Have you ever noticed that most black people are late?”
    “not all, not all, not all, but most black people are suffering not from racism, but lack of moral character.”
    “Black people will not work with each other.”

  10. Thanks for the deletion.

    I know I’ve hit a nerve.

    The Reverend Julian Bond can insult dark brown people in a live forum, hosted by the Heritage Foundation, in front of a mostly white audience;

    but Howard Brush Dean, five time elected Governor, can’t get away with a joke told, and appreciated by, the Congressional Black Caucus.

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