Economics

Now That He Doesn't Have to Work For a Living or Deliver Baby Squirrels in Vermont Anymore, Howard Dean Has Had Enough of Capitalism, Thank You Very Much!

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Via Hotair and I Hate The Media, here's a clip of the Vermont Howler, former Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean on CNBC's Power Lunch saying, "I think we've had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years."

Warning: Both Dean and his onscreen opponent say "hooey" and variations frequently throughout. So vomit before firing up the clip.

Reason's Charles Paul Freund did the ultimate reading of Dean's historic howl here.

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  1. Via Hotair

    LOL! Nick, you brilliant media trickster!

    I can’t wait to see the flood of “you linked to Michelle Malkin” as the excuse that the entire post should be dismissed.

    Predicting 500+ comments.

  2. La la la la can’t hear you la la la la la la.

    Hey, how ’bout those Cavs?

  3. The flood begins with . . . Warty? Fits in a way.

  4. I don’t flood, I ooze.

  5. I don’t flood, I ooze.

    Can’t fool me. Steve McQueen kicked your ass.

  6. I live in the wealthiest nation in the history of civiliation. I live in a society where the average person has a better standard of living than royalty of past ages. All thanks to captialism. But Howard Dean has had enough of Capitalism. Clearly, living in some socialist hell hole like Cuba of Venezuala or Zimbabwe is preferable to the evil USA. How do people as congenitally stupid as Dean rise in public life? What is wrong with our system that it allows such people to thrive?

  7. Yo, Howard Dean, go fuck yourself.

  8. The Democratic party campaigned on more regulation? I don’t know why anyone would assume that didn’t mean as much regulation as they could get.

    Not surprised. It’s what we were told we would get.

  9. Nice twist, X.

    And, what John said.

  10. Howard Dean – Nominee for the “Waste Of Skin” Award for May, 2009… The envelope, please!

    Oh! Sorry, Howard! Chuck Schumer is still consuming oxygen, so he takes it again! Your consolation prize, this shiny revolver loaded with a single round…

  11. I heard Howard Dean on Bill Maher calling it “cowboy capitalism”. If he thinks Bush’s administration was capitalism, he probably thought Reagan was a fascist.

  12. “Stop using your talk show voice…”

    Because most of the talk shows are right wing, is “talk show” going to become the new nebulous adjective for people the cognoscenti disapprove of, supplanting or supplementing “neocon?”

  13. “Oh! Sorry, Howard! Chuck Schumer is still consuming oxygen, so he takes it again! Your consolation prize, this shiny revolver loaded with a single round…”

    And don’t forget Chris Dodd and Olympia Snow. My God we have a sorry ass political class in this country.

  14. “What is wrong with our system that it allows such people to thrive?”

    Because there’s a lot of voters out there that are every bit as numbsculls as he is. Some of them post here.

  15. Tell me again how the Democrats aren’t currently pushing socialism? Trying to equate Bush with deregulation and laissez-faire capitalism is, well, hooey.

    The entire planet’s economy and the well being of billions is dependent on the U.S. remaining primarily a market-based economy. The Democratic leadership is, for short-term gain, risking extremely dire consequences in trying to trash the capitalist system and pretend that the evidence isn’t pretty strong that socialism and regulatory socialism don’t work very well.

  16. The entire planet’s economy and the well being of billions is dependent on the U.S. remaining primarily a market-based economy.

    Which counts for little to Dean and his cronies, since their well-being is dependent on the expansion of government power and control, and concomitant boondoggles and kickbacks.

  17. The left isn’t even bothering with the pretense anymore are they? Oh well. At least it shows the few that are intelligent enough to see past this shit but are still hesitant that the wolf is starting to slip out of it’s sheepskin suit.

  18. What is wrong with our system that it allows such people to thrive?

    All the other people?

  19. Awww, come on Howie! You’ve never actually had real capitalism. Try it. You might like it 😉

  20. I’m betting Dean never opens the 3rd envelope.

  21. I agree that getting rid of Tim Cavanaugh was the best move Reason ever made, but even I say: BRING BACK CHUCK FREUND.

  22. If he thinks Bush’s administration was capitalism

    This is the part that matters. Not for Dean, who should know better, but for folks who are not up to Dean’s Olympian powers of mentation.

    If any person out there believes the United States under George W. Bush was an unfettered nation or market (and I guess there are hundreds of millions of people out there who believe exactly that), can you honestly blame them for hating unfettered nations and markets?

  23. I recall even rah-rah Republicans griping about the GOP not taking advantage of its power to undo some of the regulatory morass and spending during the first six years of the Bush administration. “Compassionate conservatism” got us into this mess (that is, unlimited government) as much as “voracious hopism” is doing today.

  24. Long term this isn’t good for the Dems. They got stuck with being the party of tax and spend socialism in the 70s. When that socialist bender ended in ruins in 1980, they spent the next 20 years trying to lose the label. Now, they are embracing the label again. When McHopeyism crashes and burns, they will be stuck with the label again. If it wasn’t for the damage the did to the country before and are going to do now, it would be funny.

  25. “Trying to equate Bush with deregulation and laissez-faire capitalism is, well, hooey.”

    You should read David Brooks’ NYT column from the other day. It’s special. He does exactly this, plus sprinkles around plenty of chatter about community.

  26. “You should read David Brooks’ NYT column from the other day. It’s special. He does exactly this, plus sprinkles around plenty of chatter about community.”

    No one on here has defended Bush more than I have. But even I wonder how anyone with an IQ above room temperature could believe that. It is completely counter factual. Is Brooks that dumb or just a lying hack?

  27. Damn. I liked Dean in 2004. Now he just sounds like all the other establishment hacks. Congratulations, Dr. Dean. You’ve made it.

  28. I’ve had quite enough of this fucker’s face on the tv. Maybe we should try some Stalinism just to see this fucker’s face caved in.

    Howard Dean is a cunt.

  29. This is the part that matters. Not for Dean, who should know better, but for folks who are not up to Dean’s Olympian powers of mentation.

    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

  30. Personally, I’d like to be a mentat and a Bene Gesserit. One of the male kind, though.

  31. If any person out there believes the United States under George W. Bush was an unfettered nation or market (and I guess there are hundreds of millions of people out there who believe exactly that), can you honestly blame them for hating unfettered nations and markets?

    On the DVD for Training Day there is a deleted scene where Denzel Washingon’s character was telling an old yarn to his partner Jake. He talked about how he came by the house as a young patrolman, and saw a black man beating a doberman puppy with a rubber hose. The reason was that the dog’s owner, a hispanic male wanted his dog to “hate niggers”, so he paid this black man $20 a week to come by and beat the dog.

    By putting George Bush in office for two terms, we successfully made millions of people around the globe “hate capitalism.”

    Mr. Dean, hats off to you, that was a $20 well spent.

  32. “Long term this isn’t good for the Dems. They got stuck with being the party of tax and spend socialism in the 70s. When that socialist bender ended in ruins in 1980, they spent the next 20 years trying to lose the label. Now, they are embracing the label again. When McHopeyism crashes and burns, they will be stuck with the label again. If it wasn’t for the damage the did to the country before and are going to do now, it would be funny.”

    That’s nice, unless you are concerned about the program, not the party.

    Yes, they sometimes burn themselves out, which can be bad for the Democratic Party politicians specifically – but the program usually sticks, is gradually adapted to by the opposition, and serves as pretty much the starting point for the next round. Well, at least until possible total collapse.

    In the meantime, who do you think is winning long-term? What did the Republicans do with those 20 years?

  33. In the meantime, who do you think is winning long-term?

    The government is winning, long term.

    What did the Republicans do with those 20 years?

    Gradually adopted the opposition’s opinions on spending, size of government, regulation etc.

    Then, when increased spending, runaway size of government and onerous regulation was the norm, everyone pointed and said “See, told you capitalism doesn’t work.”

  34. I agree. Republicans aren’t losing anything, because they’ll reconfigure and win as the not-Democrats in 2010 and 2012. Or later. It doesn’t really matter, so long as the reins return to their hands. The only losers are those of us who want limited government.

    The idea that the GOP is particularly on the ropes makes me laugh and laugh. I’ve heard eulogies over the parties almost as many times as I’ve heard it for the major TV networks over the years. Wrong!

  35. I’m no conservative, but Jason Lewis is one of the best of the conservative talk show hosts – I like how knowledgeable he is on economic issues and he obviously schools the hell out of Howard Dean here unsurprisingly. I wish Rush would retire and let Jason Lewis take over his slot permanently (he does fill-ins often) because he’s one of the most level-headed Republicans I’ve heard of late.

  36. Howard Dean used to have a vision; I didn’t much care for it, but at least he had one. Now, he’s just the north end of a southbound horse.

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