WASHINGTON – North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy is accusing Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean of overstepping his bounds, saying the former presidential candidate should not give up on the war in Iraq.
On Monday, Dean likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, “The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong.”
“My words to Howard Dean are simple – shut up,” Pomeroy told WDAY Radio in North Dakota on Thursday.
Pomeroy later told the Associated Press that he is tired “of the overblown rhetoric on both sides.”
“We have young men and women with their lives on the line,” he added. “The debate has fallen far short of what they deserve.”
Pomeroy said Dean wasn’t representing Democrats like him when he discussed the war.
“He is not hired to make major policy announcements on behalf of all the Democrats,” Pomeroy said. “As our party chairman I believe he needs to focus on the nuts and bolts of winning elections.”
Somebody buy this man a drink
I still can’t believe that the Dems would put a guy like Dean in charge of their party – a guy who they fawned over prior to the Democratic primaries but dumped like a hot potato once they realized he was ‘unelectable’. He overdoes it on the rhetoric all the time and seems to divide, rather than unite Democrats. Bad for the Dems, but good for the Reps. I don’t think the Dems will ever find a unifying message with Dean at the helm. Not that that worries me
(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)
Prior Toldjah So posts on the doctor of disology:
- Dems once again fail to find unified message on Iraq
- Winning in spite of defeatist attitudes
- Thank you for confirming it, Howard
- Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah! Er, Nooooooooo!
- Howard Dean is not getting the job done
- Race-baiting Democrats and the media’s complicity
- Howard Dean: Weapon of Self Destruction V3.0
- “We’re going to use Terri Schiavo later on”