Need for Optimistic and Positive Agenda

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Need for Optimistic and Positive Agenda

May 24, 2005

Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, appeared Sunday on meet the press.

He defended his public mocking of Rush Limbaugh and his addiction to painkillers, saying, "It's galling to be lectured about moral values by folks who have their own problems."

He charged republicans with embracing hypocrisy and he defended his remarks about hating republicans and everything they stand for" and "this is a struggle between good and evil and we are the good."

He said the remarks were "a little out of context."

Dean also said that while he doesn't go to church much he's very religious and not attending church doesn't make him a less-devout Christian.

Maybe not, but someone who is devout might be expected to know the book of job is in the Old Testament, not the new as Dean misplaced it.

Even Dean's predecessor, Terry Mcaulifffe, told me he thought some of dean's recent remarks were too much and unhelpful.

Dean's problem is that he has nothing positive to say.

You can't just be against people and things.

You must have an optimistic and positive agenda.

Dean and the democrats don't and that's why they are losers.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.