August 13th, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Dean reacts to shooting

 DNC Chair Howard Dean expressed shock over the shooting.
DNC Chair Howard Dean expressed shock over the shooting.

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has issued a statement reacting to the shooting at the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters:

"This senseless tragedy comes as a shock to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chairman Gwatney and his family and we pray for his full and speedy recover," he said. "While the investigation of this shooting continues, and our primary concern remains with Bill and his family, we commend the courageous and speedy action of law enforcement officials in apprehending the suspect."


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  1. ROSE JUSTWONDERING

    This is not a good sign...

    August 13, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. ClintonDem4Cynthia08

    The biggest cover-up is of Obama's Islamofascist connections, in particular his close relationship with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, whose other best buddy is Moammar Ghaddafi. Odinga calls himself an Anglican Christian, but signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Muslims leaders where he first declares that he is actually a Muslim (stating that Islam is the only true religion) then promises to impose sharia law if elected. (The agreement became public knowledge when Muslim leaders decided to brag about it in late 2007.)

    Given that Obama was raised Muslim (and has lied about it), the fact that his closest political confidant has been exposed as a secret Islamofascist ought to be front page news across the country.

    August 13, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. GET Over IT!!!!

    Raymond Duke ... Who cares what that screaming , coniving idiot thinks. He did not care to shaft Hillary Clinton along with the democrat leadership.....Every thing that is said you Hillary lovers find some reason to blame anyone but that Lying one Jiffy Pattern Pantsuit wearing WITCH

    August 13, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. gm

    Another needless act of violence. No excuse for shooting another person. NONE! Where did he get the weapon? We need tighter hand gun laws.

    August 13, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. Republicans Hate America

    Probably another Hanity, Limbaugh fan

    August 13, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Charlotte

    How deep are hostilities? This is sure not a good sign..

    August 13, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. haitianfemalefor BO

    instead on focusing on the recovery of this man, we are once again turning this into a HRC vs BO. enough already and let's pray for this man's speedy recovery.

    GO OBAMA

    August 13, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. gary

    DEAN GET LOST. YOU SWIFTBOATED HRC OUT. YOUR A DIRTY PLAYER ALONG WITH O.B. IT WOULD BE AMERICAS WORST MISTAKE ELECTING O.B. WITH AGE COMES WISDOM. WE DONT NEED A MEDIA CLOWN UNEXPERIENCED GREENHORN RUNNING OUR COUNTRY. NATIONAL SECURITY IS THE MAIN ISSUE. WITHOUT THAT WE DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE OTHER ISSUES. THINK ABOUT IT. TODAY GEORGIA TOMMORROW U.S.A.

    August 13, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. MATT FROM ARKANSAS

    WILL YA'LL LISTEN TO YOURSELFS!!! There is absoultly nothing saying that this had anything to do with any political party or had anything to do with politics. Almost all of ya'll on here is so quick to judge but think about it. This could have been a dispute over anything and nothing has been anounced. It is very very sad that most of you are just tring to say its because he was a racist or a hillary supporter or a republican. Instead we should all just be saying a prayer for Mr Gwatney.

    August 13, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Obama Has Substance

    Raymond Duke, and sick people like you are not totally to be blamed for your hate of Obama. Hillary and Bill Clintons fueled a lot of this hate. They said a lot of hateful and untruthful things about Obama. They know that there are supporters like
    Raymond and many others who have built-in hatred for people of color and they need to talk to these people and tell them who Obama really is.
    Hillary knows who Obama the really Obama is and can do much better to re-introduce him her socall 18 millions. I just hope you guys can help to bring about peace for American. Please Raymond and others like you let us live in peace and unity.
    Stop the hate Now. You know that Obama win the
    Election fair and square. He was respectful and treated Hillary and Bill with much praise and honor. So please stop the foolishnes talk now.. It is
    okay if you don't want to vote for Obama because he is black but please be true to yourself and say so. Let us have honest and fair
    discussion about the facts and the candidates. And may the best man wins the election. I pray that God will work in all of our lives to be people of good character and honesty in all we do and say.

    August 13, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  11. Joe Reg

    We have moved past this stage of history.

    Cool down people.

    August 13, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  12. Marty

    Evidence? Who needs it? Certainly not some who have written comments here. They have already decided it is 'conservatives', 'McCain's campaign', 'GOPers', 'Hannity & Rush'. Who needs evidence or police!?! Why not withhold judgment until the FACTS are in? Right now, our prayers should be with the victim and family. Accusations only exacerbate an already divisive atmosphere.

    August 13, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. David

    This Democrat on Democrat crime is disturbing.

    Maybe if we just banned Democrats......

    August 13, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. JB

    Democrat – so you'd vote for McCain because the queen blew it?

    LIAR

    August 13, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. bridgette

    Would you Republicans stop thinking people are stupid on this blog site. Everyone knows that is you all making all of the Hilary Clinton talk. And you are sounding just stupid. Move on honey people are over that. And the more you nominee speaks the more its clear that he can't get anywhere near that white house.

    August 13, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. dave

    cnn headline news just reported that the chairman has just died.

    August 13, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  17. verta

    This is not about Hillary or Obama. It is about someone who has been shot by a senseless person. If you make this an issue between Hillary and Obama you are as senseless as the one who fired the gun.

    August 13, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  18. My Friends, let me tell you,

    Booze,guns,rednecks, and politics dont mix well.

    August 13, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  19. Phil in KC

    And what did we expect Dean to say?

    August 13, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  20. donovansbrain

    Great, the Repugs are just gonna start shooting.

    August 13, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. David

    Hello Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Tell that to the Russians!

    August 13, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  22. ..OUTRAGEOUS Liberal...

    I'm sorry but this smells of the Clinton monster. What in the blankedy blank are they gearing up for at this convention? America is not a safe nation. It's like we have the mafia in office most of the time, that's why "experience" worries most of us, and why Obama has got to win- we can't fool around with this garbage any more.

    August 13, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  23. morton popok

    I blame conservatie radio for this type of action –
    creating hatred .

    August 13, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  24. Steve-o

    Hannity & Rush Bring out the truth in Obama, the side CNN wil not tell
    you the truth. flip the channel and get all the news when somthing sound to good it usually is. McCain is less of two eveil hands down
    Obama needs to grow a pair of Snickers.

    August 13, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  25. J Kay - KCMO

    The poor man has died!!!!

    August 13, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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