Howard Dean’s Brave Stand

 Howard Dean’s column in this morning’s Washington Post brought to mind his bitter battle with the hacks from the Democratic Leadership Council, a group made prominent  by the Clintons, during the 2004 Democratic presidential primary. At that time,Joe Lieberman, was sent forth by the right wing Dems  to smear Dean as a far leftist,who if nominated, Lieberman said, was not worthy of his support. The Council, which in the past has pumped out a withering propaganda barrage against New Deal liberals,amounts to the Republican annex of the Democratic party.  It would be a delight to see Bully Joe get a good thrashing at the hands of the Vermont doctor. Here is a brief excerpt from Dean this morning (you can read the rest at the link above):

Any measure that expands private insurers’ monopoly over health care and transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to private corporations is not real health-care reform,” he writes, “Real reform would insert competition into insurance markets, force insurers to cut unnecessary administrative expenses and spend health-care dollars caring for people. Real reform would significantly lower costs, improve the delivery of health care and give all Americans a meaningful choice of coverage. The current Senate bill accomplishes none of these.”

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