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Howard Dean questions patriotism of Republicans who criticize Obama

Howard Dean says Republicans who criticize Obama aren't patriotic.
Howard Dean says Republicans who criticize Obama aren't patriotic.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Once upon a time in America, Democrats claimed that dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Now that one of their own is in the White House, that rule is out the window. On Wednesday, failed presidential candidate Howard Dean told MSNBC's Alex Wagner that he questions the patriotism of Republicans who criticize Obama.

"I just wonder if you think all the vitriol directed towards the President really has to do with executive overreach or whether it's Republican frustration that President Obama seems to have found, in some way, a work around their intransigence?" Wagner asked.

"I just think the Republican Congress is incompetent," Dean said. "They are incompetent and they are untrustworthy."

"They are doing nothing," he added. "They might as well just go home they did do something, excuse me. Yesterday the ethics committee decided to make it easier to hide the money, taxpayers money you spend when you take a congressional trip. These guys need to go and I think they get their butts kicked in November. People are sick of this. You know, they may like or may not like Barack Obama. There hasn't been a debate about policy, a serious debate about policy for the last six months. And I think that the American people are just disgusted. I'm certainly disgusted with them. These are, really, people -- I question their patriotism, really. I mean, we're paying them to do something and they are doing nothing."

This isn't the first time Dean has called Republicans unpatriotic. In May, we reported that Dean said Republicans aren't Americans and should leave the country.

Dean, perhaps one of the most prominent hatemongers on the left, has engaged in a campaign of hate against conservatives for some time. And it's not just Republicans Dean hates. If Dean had his way, he would no doubt engage in a Soviet-style purge of those with whom he disagrees. While speaking at the 2011 Netroots Nation conference, he told the liberals in attendance that in his view, white people, Christians, those over the age of 55, and anyone who agrees with the Tea Party, are not welcome in his version of America.

While Dean wants to cleanse America of anyone to the right of Stalin, Newsbusters said MSNBC has become the network where haters like Dean can go to call Republicans unpatriotic.

"On June 2, 2014, Ed Schultz snapped, 'There's nothing American about Ted Cruz.' On July 13, 2013, Chris Matthews wondered if Rupert Murdoch is a 'true American,'" Newsbusters' Scott Whitlock wrote. Yet, he added, liberals in the media howled if anyone ever questioned the patriotism of the left during the Bush years.

As we first said in February 2011, liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate. Liberals like Dean prove that assertion correct every single day. It's almost enough to make one believe liberals really do want a second, bloody civil war in America.