Former Democratic presidential hopeful Gov. Howard Dean’s big mouth got him into an even bigger blunder over the weekend.
Dean: "My guess is the … relationship between Netanyahu and Obama is not all that good. And I think most of that has to do with Obama."
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) September 16, 2012
On the MSNBC show “Weekends with Alex Witt,” Dean was asked, “Why is it Benjamin Netanyahu is not able to say that President Obama has not thrown him under the bus?” He replied:
Because it’s incredibly foolish for one of our critical allies to make that relationship worse. My guess is the personal relationship between Netanyahu and President Obama is not all that good. I think most of that has to do with President Obama. If you look back at our relationship with Israel, which is historically incredibly strong and remains strong, this is really a personality problem.
Some MSNBC viewers were outraged by Dean’s suggestion that Obama’s “personality problem” is to blame.
.@GovHowardDean If by "fault" you mean POTUS hasn't kowtowed to Bibi in the manner to which Bibi is accustomed, then…
— Christy Thompson (@clt92) September 16, 2012
HOWARD DEAN JUST SAID THE RIFT BETWEEN OBAMA/NETANYAHU WAS MOSTLY OBAMA'S FAULT, BUT NETANYAHU IS THE 1 WHO TRIED TO ASSASSINATE GEN.DEMPSEY
— ALEX GILBERT (@BUFFALONYUSNEWS) September 16, 2012
Time to appease the left-wing loons. Dean took to Twitter to correct his moment of progressive blasphemy.
He even tweeted the correction to himself.
And he’s back on message with the Left’s beloved “blame Bibi” refrain. Because of course he is.
So glad you felt compelled to clear that up, Gov. Dean.