Howard Dean: "By God, we're going to get up... to the Promised Land"
Delivering the welcoming address at this year's YearlyKos convention, Chairman Dean (Dr. Gov. Howard Dean, M.D. to those not part of The Collective) ended with the following:
"America was knocked down by the far-right wing of the Republican Party for the last eight years and by God we're going to get up and recover and stand up for what we used to stand up for... we're going to regain the moral leadership that made America a great country and we're going to live again in an America and stand up [inaudible] to the Promised Land. Thank you very much."
Addressing an audience of Secular Progressives (as they say), one wonders how Howie's religious imagery got such wild applause. Perhaps the KoolAid had been spiked with more KoolAid. I note also that Bush is neither "far-right" nor has he been president for eight years.
(The image is of Howie on the giant TV screen for those in the back of the hall. It probably wasn't necessary since there were at most 1400 people at the entire convention. From dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/8/3/121851/0992)