WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean rallied party faithful in Washington by claiming many Republicans "never made an honest living in their lives."
The comment Thursday was the latest in a series of provocative statements from Dean, who was known for outspokenness while seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for president last year.
Dean has ended debate on whether he would be more diplomatic in the DNC post with a string of statements, complied by USA Today, excoriating members of the Republican Party.
"I hate Republicans and everything they stand for," Dean said Jan. 29. Dean on April 4 said, Republicans "are mean. They are not nice people."
And Thursday, according to USA Today, Dean wondered who could work all day and then stand in line eight hours to vote, "Well, Republicans, I guess, can do that because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives."
Former Republican Party chairman, speaking to USA Today, said, "Watching a Howard Dean speech is a little like people who go to a NASCAR race to see a crash. I just thought, 'There he goes again.'"