(CNN) – Carly Fiorina, a supporter of Sen. John McCain and the chair of the Republican National Committee’s Victory 2008 campaign, took aim at Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean over racially-tinged comments Dean made Friday.
“If you look at folks of color, even women, they’re more successful in the Democratic Party than they are in the white, uh, excuse me, in the Republican Party,” Dean said Friday in an appearance on NPR’s “Tell Me More” program.
Fiorina, a prominent female supporter of McCain, fired back at Dean. “It is disappointing to see Howard Dean trying to use gender and race to divide voters," Fiorina said Friday evening in a statement released by the McCain campaign. "His comments are insulting, inappropriate and have no place in this election.”
McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, is set to face off in November against Sen. Barack Obama, who is about to become the first African-American to garner the nomination of a major political party. Obama beat out Sen. Hillary Clinton in a long, hard-fought primary race that galvanized many women behind Clinton’s candidacy and many African-Americans behind Obama’s.
What hyprocracy! The Republican party is running dogwhistle adds that just about say "Barack Obama desires the bodies of our Blonde Bimbos", and a representative of the White Male Party worries about using gender and race to divide people?
I came from another country and 80% of my family are female. So, I appreciate the fact that 'minorities' (color and gender) can make it to that level to serve. But using racial comment like this is absurd and downright ignorant, especially from a highly educated and top ranking official. The Democratic party has been taking advantage of race for so long, and it's getting even more so recently, to the direction of liberalism and socialism.
CNN, where we give John McCain a little help (he needs it)!
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST OBAMA SHALL PROSPER….HE'S IN GOD'S FAVOR…
Democrats, the do as I say, not do as I do party. After the way Dean sabatoged Hillary, he's a huge hypocrite to make this comment.
I wonder if McCain is gonna say, "Gotta keep your sense of humor," about this.
Well Dean you shouldn't have said that, please be careful next time.
DEAN; "keep your mouth closed and seem a fool; open it and remove all doubt."
Would someone please put out an Amber Alert?? The Democratic Party has been kidnapped by a cult of starry eyed people, with the maturity of teenagers, who are in love with The Obama. Call me when Democrats again have a "political" party. Meanwhile, I will vote Republican to keep these radicals from destroying our country.
PUMA — Vote McCain
This was a stupid remark, but it is probably true. However, for Dean, who was the thrust behind Obama's annointing, to say something like "even women" just points out his own sexist views, plus it sure won't win over many disgruntled Republicans. He's going to lose this election for the Democrats yet again! Can he not just shut up?
Tell that to Staten Islanders in NY who although are the most conservative voters in the city of NY the party that has nominated African Americans to run for elected office has been the Republican Party and not the Democratic Party. In fact not only have the Democrats on Staten Island have NEVER nominated an African American for office they have repeatedly run primaries in opposition to African American candidates or shunned them at party conventions.
AT THE END, WHAT IS HE TRYING TO SELL, OOPSS! I MEAN TO SAY?
IT'S TRUE –WHERE ISTHE DIVERSITY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THERE WAS NOT ONE MINORITY IN THE PRIMARIES FOR THE REPUBLICANS. IT'S A BUNCH OF WHITE ELITE MALES AND THE BUDDY SYSTEM.
STOP THE ELITES MCCAIN AND RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN LIES!
You Mr. Dean are a joke in the Democratic Party. Your mouth always gets you in trouble. In my book you are the Clown of Clowns of the Clown Party====Democratic Clown Party.
It's time for you to shut your mouth.!!!!!!!
He should know better. But, it is true. The republican base is white men. Why do you think we have only had two democrats in the whitehouse in thirty years.
Repubicans are not about diversity. That is is why they are called called conservatives. I think all minorities especially blacks should wake up. The democrats do not have our best interest at heart.
Howard Dean has always seemed to me to be not the sharpest tack in the box.
Truth hurts, Republicans.
Race baiting in any form is vile... Dean should be ashamed of himself and then look in the mirror. he is white and a democrat
You guys(Carly & McCain & company) have stated that agenda. Just read between the lines in your comments, ads and BOOKS!!!
McCain thinks Corsi's book was a good joke. McCain thinks his negative ads are a big joke. His own senior advisor thinks Americans are whiners.
SO for McCain its all a big joke!
The DNC is trying to redeem themselves by actually FOLLOWING THE RULES and placing Hillary's name in nomination.
She deserves to have her pledged delegates and automatic delegates counted for the record and for democracy!
No surprise. The Dems hate white people but use them to further the cause for Obama. Who is kissing up to who? They will do anything to get Obama elected but then I am wondering if they think he was the ONLY candidate who could get the black vote. It is a shame to use race and because of that (voted for Hillary), I will not vote for Obama. The party has a lot to learn about real people. There are many many people who will not vote for the liberal senator Obama. I do think McCain will be our next President and clearly hope so.
Let's see about which party allowed more minorities in their cabinet since the Clinton administration.
Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce, died unexpectedly in a crash in Croatia in the midst of a corruption investigation.
Janet Reno – Attorney General
Alexis Herman – Secretary of Labor
Colin Powell – secretary of state
Conde Rice – national security advisor, secretary of state
Alberto R. Gonzales – Attorney General
Elaine Chao – Secretary of Labor
Can you think of more?
too bad it's true lol
Dean's mistake was an honest mistake. The Republican Party is the White, Heterosexual, Protestant, Main-Stream Party. A Spade is a Spade.
Injecting race and gender into the Presidential race is not what Howard Dean was saying. The lack of injecting race and gender into the Republican Party is the point he was making. I guess McCain's camp knows that the truth hurts.