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Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Congressman Keith Ellison is a dream candidate IF you are a republican . He is however politically correct so I guess that's more important . Hello political oblivion .

Posted by Rich ard on 12/05/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Sanders Endorses Minter, Leahy, Other Vermont Democrats

OMG. Alsop made it as high as one of several hearing officers in workers compensation cases and wants us all to know. Hey, I know someone who was promoted to senior assistant shift supervisor at Red Lobster.

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/05/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

The Dems. Not only lost the White House they also lost the house and Senate so I think that defines sinking ship. I'm surprised you missed that knowyourassumptions. The reason they lost are countless so here are the big ones:1. Very flawed canidate 2. Not listing to the people 3. Selling a bunch of lies for the past eight years. I could go on all day but I have things to do and unlike the sore losers I'm busy thinking about a brighter future for America just like our Great president elect Donald Trump.

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Posted by citizen on 12/05/2016 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Howard's 50-state strategy was sorely missed over the years since his leaving this post. I love Obama, but his decision not to support Dean or enlist him in his cabinet really rankles me; we lost the man who knew how to fight the good fight, and gained the woman who did not know how to run the DNC. I like Wasserman-Schultz, don't get me wrong; but her leadership was not what Howard's was, when he was chair.

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Posted by danielleoh on 12/05/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

With a less than equal election where Dean was one of the superdelegates who helped make it less than equal.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/05/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

"The Dems lost an election mainly because they failed to listen to their constituents. Dean was a part of that."

Not a very responsive or insightful answer. Or a correct one. Hillary got millions more primary votes than Bernie. So I guess you're wrong: in nominating Hillary the Party listened to their constituents.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/05/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Mall Opponents Sue to Get Vote Result Tossed

"I have never said the things you allude to, nor do I attack people."

Really?

Your very first comment on this blog was a nasty attack on the people of Harbor Place (the shelter for homeless people) in Shelburne, and its supporters.

Next was an attack on the morals of the VT Land trust and the Burlington College board.

Next was an attack on Paul Burns of VPIRG because of his support for wind power development; and accusing wind supporters of being liars; and accusing VT Gas of lying; and accusing David Blittersdorf of being a liar; and accusing a wind developer of being a liar and the regulators of being corrupt.

Then there are your personal attacks on the morality of everyone whos involved in the VT Rail project in Shelburne.

Then you accused Mayor Weinberger of being a liar about student housing.

Next you attacked the motives and ethics of housing advocates.

Next you accused Mayor Weinberger and various Burlington officials of corruption because they support the mall redevelopment, and attacked the ethics of Joan Shannon.

You attacked the personal integrity of Sue Minter.

You attacked the supporters of the Burlington Air Show.

You insinuated that a Vermont Air National Guard pilot is somehow corrupt because he lives in an expensive home.

And this does not even count all of your endorsements and cheerleading and "I agree's" and "hear, hear's" when Annette Smith personally attacks the morals of wind power developers, the Governor, Chris Recchia, and the members of the Public Service Board.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/05/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Sanders Endorses Minter, Leahy, Other Vermont Democrats

Where are all the follow-up stories about how Sanders support failed to help Minter across the finish line?

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Posted by Allen Theodore on 12/05/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

I was using citizen's words so I'll defer to him on the sinking ship analogy. The Dems lost an election mainly because they failed to listen to their constituents. Dean was a part of that.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/05/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

"Dean is part of the reason the SS Democratic Party is sinking."

So the Dems lost a presidential election after holding the Presidency for two consecutive terms.

Care to explain why that means that "Democratic Party is sinking"?

And care to explain why it's Dean's fault?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/05/2016 at 10:56 AM

Re: “In the Final Chapter, Keven's Story Becomes Kay's

Kay you were my friend, roomate, boss and mentor when I first came out. Although we drifted apart, your influence, weirdness and humor has never left my heart. Stopped by today to see you but you were sleeping...will try again.

Posted by guy devarney on 12/04/2016 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Shumlin: Repealing Obamacare Would Be a ‘Disaster’ for Vermont

NONE of the 178 Republicans in the house or senate voted yes to the Affordable Care Act. Re-verified with Wikipedia.

Fake news and agendas go both ways.

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Posted by Not a Sheep on 12/04/2016 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Dean is part of the reason the SS Democratic Party is sinking.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/03/2016 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Dean is a rat trying to flee the sinking ship known as the S.S Democratic Party.

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Posted by citizen on 12/03/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Howard decided to "step aside" when he realized he didn't have (and wasn't going to have) enough support to win.

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Posted by hofsterini on 12/03/2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Chittenden Democrats Nominate Three to Succeed Donovan

Thanks for pointing that out, Ralph! We've corrected it.

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 12/02/2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Chittenden Democrats Nominate Three to Succeed Donovan

the Vermont Attorney General is elected to a 2 year term not 4 year!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Ralph McClintock on 12/02/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Mitzi in the Middle: How Johnson Prevailed in the House Speaker Contest

Can Terri Hallenbeck please just continue writing Fair Game? She is easily the best writer you guys have on staff.

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Posted by Walter Cronkite on 12/02/2016 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Former al-Qaeda Prisoner Theo Padnos Reflects on His Ordeal

Nice job on this piece. His piece in the Times was really intriguing as well.

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Posted by Walter Cronkite on 12/02/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Harbor Place, Motel for the Homeless, Can Stay in Shelburne

Lol! Anything with walls for homeless is flawed and unsustainable: http://www.departitionedhousing.com/

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Wignes on 12/02/2016 at 1:37 AM

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