Quotations by Howard Dean

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Born: Wednesday, November 17, 1948
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American


As Commander in Chief of the United States Military, I will never send our sons and daughters and our brothers and sisters to die in a foreign land without telling the truth about why they're going there.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Truth, Brothers, Daughters, Land, Military, Sisters, Sons, states, United, Will)

At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Change, Power, Truth, People, Values, Beliefs, Nation)

Every day it becomes clearer that this was the wrong war at the wrong time.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Time, War, Day, Wrong)

From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: God, Thought, People, Gay, Homosexuality, Religious, Sin)

Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: People, Values, Day, Hypocrisy, Party, Republican)

I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Care, President)

I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Hate, Republicans)

I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words, I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Heart, Chance, Trouble, Words)

I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Environment, Thoughtful)

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Democrats, Flags, Want)

I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: People, Economy, President, Taxes)

I think the recovery hasn't been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine, first of all.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: First, President)

I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like "Rush Limbaugh," and we don't have to put up with that.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Values, Democrats, Hypocrisy, Order, Will)

I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Business, Christian, Worship)

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: May)

I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
- Howard Dean

I've waffled before. I'll waffle again.
- Howard Dean

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.
- Howard Dean

Look, I'm not a perfect person. I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. I wear suits that are cheap. But I say what I think and I believe what I say, and I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: People, Popular, Right, Trouble)

Luckily, I'm a governor - so I get to tell you what I've already done not just what I'm going to do.
- Howard Dean

Not one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. You can not trust Republicans with your money.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Money, Trust, President, Republican, Republicans, Years)

People have said I'm the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Anger, Leader, People, Jobs, Right, World)

Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Democrats, Promises)

Second of all, I don't think Wall Street is doing what it's supposed to be doing, even after the shameful performance of the last two years. They're are not allocating capital.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Performance, Years)

So the - the part of the problem is not just the rhetoric. It's the fact that we - we're so polarized in what we've done to each other as parties over the last thirty years in redistricting that it's very, very hard to overcome your own constituencies and move to the middle.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Fact, Rhetoric, Years)

So what we - all we really want, I think, from the so-called Democratic wing of the Democratic Party is really to stand up for what we believe in.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Party, Want)

Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)

That's one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Life, People, American, Corporations, Influence, Party, Tea)

The Democratic Party, all the candidates from Washington, they all know each other, they all move in the same circles, and what I'm doing is breaking into the country club.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Country, Party, Washington)

The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Democrats, Fact, Iraq)

The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: War, Idea, Wrong)

The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Women, Abortion, Mind, Right)

The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

The status quo helps liberals. We're going to change the country.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Change, Country, Liberals)

The way we're going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we're going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Country, Elections, Republican)

There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Leadership, Ideas, Hope, Congress, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

There's not one person in this crowd who's gonna agree with everything I say. Not one.
- Howard Dean

This country was the moral leader of the world until George Bush became president.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Leader, Country, President, World)

This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Evil, Struggle)

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Delay, Houston)

We have to say what we believe... whether it's popular or not.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Popular)

We need to go everywhere. There is not one county in this state, I don't care how far west you go, that doesn't have Democrats. We have to be proud of who we are.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Care, Democrats, State)

We won't always have the strongest military.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Military)

We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

When you - when you - and this is still going on today - are making your money by pushing paper around, when you should be making your money by investing venture capital in various job-creating things, that makes it much harder to recover.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Money, Job, Today)







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