I do love Howie Dean. Everytime he opens his mouth it is priceless. Howie calls for the "end of divisiveness". This from the man who said Republicans are evil, Republicans are brain dead, Republicans never worked a day in their lives, George Bush knew about 9-11 in advance, said the Republican party was made up of white Christian males, said Republicans could not fill a large room with blacks unless they brought in the hotel staff, compared Katherine Harris (R FL) to Stalin, ect, ect, ect I want to thank the kook left for making this guy the spokesman for your party. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4074348.html July 26, 2006, 4:23PM Howard Dean calls for end to divisiveness By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer © 2006 The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Down with divisiveness was the message Wednesday delivered by Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean as he told a group of Florida business leaders that Republican policies of deceit and finger-pointing are tearing American apart. Dean called President Bush "the most divisive president probably in our history." He's always talking about those people. It's always somebody else's fault. It's the gays' fault. It's the immigrants' fault. It's the liberals' fault. It's the Democrats' fault. It's Hollywood people," Dean said. "Americans are sick of that. Even if you win elections doing that, you drag down our country." Dean spoke to about 240 business leaders in Palm Beach County at a gathering of the Democratic Professionals Forum as part of a nationwide grassroots campaign to get voters involved in politics on a local level ahead of the November elections. The Republican agenda "is flag-burning and same-sex marriage and God knows what else," Dean said. "We need real change in this country. We're in trouble." Republicans welcomed Dean's appearance in Florida, attacking him for the same divisiveness he accused Republicans of creating. "Howard Dean's divisive rhetoric has done nothing more than drive the Democrat Party further to the extreme left of the political spectrum," said Carole Jean Jordan, head of the Republican Party of Florida. Dean said Democrats need to start defining their own party to energize voters and to provide a real message of change. "For too long, we have allowed the Republican Party to give the message about what the Democratic Party is about to the voters," he said to thunderous applause. "That is over with." He said party supporters would contract two million people across the country on Saturday to ask them for their votes. "We're going door-to-door. We're going to picnics," Dean said. "Television ads are not enough. You need to knock on doors. You need to knock on every door. You need to personally deliver the message." The Democratic Party has foundered in recent years because not enough quality candidates have run for local offices that would later put them in positions to become national players, Dean said. "The truth is one of the reasons we're in trouble in this party is we have not tended to our farm team," he said. "We need to get a good bench." Dean also lashed out at President Bush's Iraq policy and at allowing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to address Congress on Wednesday, calling the foreign leader an "anti-Semite." "We don't need to spend 200 and 300 and 500 billion dollars bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people who believe that Israel doesn't have a right to defend itself and who refuse to condemn Hezbollah," he said. A group of House Democrats called on GOP leaders to cancel al-Maliki's address to Congress for the same reasons. The White House declined to respond directly to Dean's criticisms of the administration but White House spokesman Tony Snow noted during a press briefing Wednesday that the Iraqi prime minister has never voiced support for Hezbollah. "We understand that allies have their own concerns, and what we're not going to do is to say to the prime minister, 'This is what you should say,'" Snow said. "We're not going to tell him, 'We want you to issue a statement against Hezbollah.' It's inappropriate." Dean also attacked the president on national defense, health care, education and Social Security. "He is bankrupting the middle-class," Dean said.