This is exactly how the Dems need to talk to the American people. Hang the GOP's racism and anti-democratic leanings around their necks! And make the average person understand the real danger that exists behind this mentality. Many bystanders think that "Oh, they can't be that bad" and don't want to believe the ugliness that is inherent in today's GOP.
Some may say that Dean is blunt and abrasive, but he tends to be right. I remember back in the Summer of 2004 when Dean reacted to the Bush Administration raising the Terror Threat Status by saying "Well, I hope it's legitimate and not being done for politics and trying to scare people." Then fast-forward 5 years and look what we found out.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush's Cabinet to raise the nation's terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election.So yes, the Bushies were manipulating the terror threat and the American people, and Dean was right to say so.
Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge's publisher. He said the episode convinced him to follow through with his plans to leave the administration; he resigned on Nov. 30, 2004.
It's well past time to have people like Dean put back in charge of the Democratic Party, and heading up tickets for office. The people are looking for RIGHT and HONEST, which helps explains the rise of Trump (the racist, blunt trash-talking is confused for honesty), because the people know most of our political candidates and media aren't speaking to the reality that most people are facing. They also want to see the lies called out, and the puppets exposed.
The 20th Century is over, and it's well past time for the Dems to act like it, and stop caring about a handful of soccer Moms and care more about the wider group of people who are angry and struggling every day.