A FINE WHINE
Cranky, critical, tiresome, snippy? No, try whiny. That is Howard Dean’s preferred adjective for a certain segment of the Democratic Party.
“There has always been a section of the left, which I call the whiny party, the party that doesn’t really want to win. They just want to be pure — and if they go down swinging purely, then that’s fine,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman told MSNBC on Sunday.
“The problem with that is it leaves behind the people who really need their help,” Mr. Dean continued, with some critical appraisal of those who exhibit the whiny factor.
“We all have to pull together. And people who sit out — or crank on some candidate because they did this or that, or weren’t up to the purity test — are basically turning their backs on the very people they pretend to represent. So I don’t have a lot of patience with this wing of the progressive party.”