HomeQuote Of The DayQuote Of The Day – Yeeaagghh! Edition Quote Of The Day – Yeeaagghh! Edition Kevin February 16, 2005 Quote Of The Day 36 Comments “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had the hotel staff in here.“ Howard Dean during a meeting with the Democratic black caucus Feb 11, 2005. Reported by AP. Tugging on Superman's cape Rathergate - Act II Related Posts Quote Of The Day – It Takes A Village Edition Quote Of The Day – Like A Bear In The Woods Edition Quote Of The Day – Rumsfeld Derangement Syndrome Edition About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 36 Comments DeWaun February 16, 2005 Wake up Black America!!! You’re PAWNS of the “Left.” Howard Dean just said so!!! And who says Hotel staff are predominately Black? I’m hoping one day that all the average black men and women of America wake up and realize that all of this pandering that the Democratic party is doing… is motivated purely by partisan politics and individual agendas. Howard Dean is nothing more than a cowardly lion: full of hot air. Julia February 16, 2005 Let’s see, we have Condi for Sec of State, Carlos Gutierrez for Sec of Commerce, Gonzalez for Attorney General. And Bush is going to resubmit black female Janice Rodgers Brown for the judicial bench. But don’t forget that Bush and the republicans are racist & sexist. Howard Dean, for all his talk, has no blacks on his staff while governor of Vermont. And now he’s implying that most of the hotel maids are black. No double standard here. (insert eyeroll) JM Hanes February 16, 2005 I always thought Dean’s Achille’s heel was forgetting that he wasn’t just talking to people in the room. Boy, was I was wrong; he has no clue where he is or who he’s talking to. Tom Hanna February 16, 2005 Considering who he was talking to, I’d say all the RNC would have to do is, to paraphrase James Carville, drag a $100 bill through the House of Representatives. Big Bang Hunter February 16, 2005 – Just think…. we’re barely into the first of four years… This is going to be another gift that keeps on giving…. Headzero February 16, 2005 Let the self immolation of the left begin. Everybody scream……… YYYYEEEAAAARRGGGGG!!!!!!!!! Will Franklin February 16, 2005 I tried to link to this thread via trackback, but it didn’t work, so here is my comment (it has a cool picture of Dean): http://www.willisms.com/archives/2005/02/yet_another_awk.html Howard Dean: seething undiluted foolishness. Steve L. February 16, 2005 The Dems were on top of it when they picked Dean. This guy can’t open his mouth without insulting someone. Just me February 16, 2005 Nice to know Dean thinks only AA would be the hotel staff. Sort of gives a window into what he thinks about AA’s. Neal February 16, 2005 What the democrat leadership has apparently overlooked is Dean’s personal agenda; to turn the democrat party into a bona fide DSM IV category of mental illness. He is clearly out of his mind. Faith+1 February 16, 2005 If a conservative had a made a remark about hotel staff being minorities you can assure his head would be on a stake in front of the leftie HQ and in the press. Go ahead, Dean, make another crack about Southerners, or minorities and reveal your true bigoted feelings. Jon February 16, 2005 He is just SO WRONG… most hotels are manned by hispanics… ::D&R:: Jessica February 16, 2005 What an idiot. Its like he has a gift for making Dems look bad. Yeeaaaggh! ronnotel February 16, 2005 I first saw this quote on BOTW two days ago and it immediately struck me as ‘sticky’; one those rare but emotive sound bites that come back again and again to color future narrative about the speaker. My prediction: this quote will be ricocheting around the blogosphere for a few days, building up steam and will eventually bleed out to the mainstream press. Dean will be forced to issue an apology, and will suffer something of a black-eye for it. Neal February 16, 2005 Dean is soooooo to the left it makes Hillary look like a conservative. EXACTLY!!! Him becoming Chair of the DNC was actually the first move of the Hillary ’08 campaign. Cousin Dave February 16, 2005 At the rate the Democrats are going, the Republicans will soon be forced to invent their own opposition party just to keep the process credible. LJD February 16, 2005 Dean: “I’m not bigoted, we just don’t have very many of them colored folks up here in Vermont, at least not outside of the hotels, Yeeaaarrrgghhhh!” TallDave February 16, 2005 This is going to be an ongoing train wreck. All I can hear is screeching metal and breaking glass. Jihad Jimmy, Chief Defender of the Faith February 16, 2005 “People of color,” eh? So that’s like “colored people,” right? Or perhaps what the Democruddy Party is trying to tell us minorities (I’m an oriental, fyi) is: WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH Don’t let the Thought Police win, people. Rightwingsparkle February 16, 2005 I have to admit my jaw dropped on that one. He doesn’t even see how insulting that is. Amazing. Aaron's Rantblog February 16, 2005 The RNC is probably “more colored” than Dean’s campaign staff and his smaller-than-Milwaukee constituency in Vermont. Sue Bob February 16, 2005 This is arrogance on so many levels!! The insult against people of color is obvious, but he also insults those who work in jobs that he obviously considers menial. All work done faithfully, diligently and legally is honorable. I wonder how this guy treats service people. Doug February 16, 2005 I don’t really mind Dean saying what he said. He’s got a right to be candid. But the fact remains is that he is now the head of a powerful and important political body, representing millions of Americans. No politician in his right mind would say such a thing as that. But I guess Dean doesn’t consider himself a politician anymore. He’s merely a firestarter who respects the organizational abilities Republicans, yet hates us to the very core. I hope that more and more people who call themselves Democrats will begin to recognize that their party leaders are not doing a good job representing them. Jinx McHue February 16, 2005 When are blacks and other “people of color” going to wake up and realize the truth of the Democratic party? Maybe when the MSM actually starts reporting on crap like this. Jinx McHue February 16, 2005 Whoops! Forgot this: does anyone know what (if anything) DailyDean(Kos) is saying about this statement? CollegePundit February 16, 2005 The arrogance of Howard Dean is completely old hat by now. Although, I have to admit, he still has the capacity to astound me with little nuggets of joy like that pile or verbage. And REPUBLICANS are the racists? Puh-lease. utron February 16, 2005 I think it was Tim Blair who pointed out that there are more “people of color” currently serving as Secretary of State than Dean managed to appoint to high office in twelve years as governor of Vermont. And Dean’s been DNC chair for… let’s see… about five days now? We’d better make the most of this while we can, Rethugs. I predict his tenure is going to be colorful but brief. -S- February 16, 2005 Does Howard Dean even know what a kitchen is? I mean, really, does he even KNOW? -S- February 16, 2005 I bet he even snaps his fingers when he wants “rolls”. DeWaun February 16, 2005 I want to know what Trent Lott thinks of this Quote by Howard Dean??? Kevin? Jay? wanna do the interview? tee bee February 16, 2005 DeWaun, in your first post you forgot “and he doesn’t have a heart.” Wait, that’s not Dean, that’s the tin woodsman, Kerry. I wondered what the response of the crowd was to this. interestingly, the AP writer left that part out. Henry February 16, 2005 How about Obama, I wonder what he thinks. Besides Its a victimhood. They’re so used to it that when Dean says it, its a compliment? I’m just talking out of my ass, I’m confused too. It depends on where in America you are. Here in southern/central california, Hispanics DO work the majority of the low level jobs, but maybe in large portions of the south, central america, maybe it is african americans or maybe even whites. Pat February 16, 2005 Oh, yeah. The next few years are gonna be FUN! Dean’s foot in his mouth is going to make big trouble for the party. mantis February 17, 2005 The insult against people of color is obvious, but he also insults those who work in jobs that he obviously considers menial. All work done faithfully, diligently and legally is honorable. How does he insult menial labor? Anyway, very slick Kevin, conveniently leaving out the part about the audience laughing. Here is the quote, which you can read through the link. “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?,” Dean asked to laughter. “Only if they had the hotel staff in here.” Oh, was that an accident? Didn’t think so. tee bee February 17, 2005 mantis, for what it’s worth, I went looking for the audience reaction and missed it too. but that shouldn’t get in the way of you bagging on the guy who puts stuff up just to please you. and, since I’m a kook (cause I clearly don’t agree with you) I wonder if that hidden laughter is a lot like the booing in Milwaukee: only the reporter heard it. Michael Sullivan February 21, 2005 Wow. My father is the most loyal democrat ever and, he and I have not always seen eye to eye but, I think we will agree about Mr. Dean’s comment. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that Mr. Dean is a fine example of the democratic party today in respect to the way they feel about “people of color” versus the, shall we say, colorless.