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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:39 AM

Connie Schultz: I snapped this photo of @SenSherrodBrown in the wee hours of December 24, 2009...

1/ I snapped this photo of @SenSherrodBrown in the wee hours of December 24, 2009, as he walked through the Rotunda to the Senate floor to cast his vote for the Affordable Care Act. He had asked that I be with him, but he was alone with his thoughts as he walked into history.

2/ I stood back for a moment, taking in the loneliness of leadership. In the end, each senator stands alone. How they vote determines how America remembers them. There is no revision for cowardice.





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Reply Connie Schultz: I snapped this photo of @SenSherrodBrown in the wee hours of December 24, 2009... (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2020 OP
True Blue American Jan 2020 #1
sarcasmo Jan 2020 #2
raging moderate Jan 2020 #3
blm Jan 2020 #26
calimary Jan 2020 #33
demmiblue Jan 2020 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2020 #4
UTUSN Jan 2020 #6
blm Jan 2020 #34
UTUSN Jan 2020 #35
Raven123 Jan 2020 #7
Perseus Jan 2020 #8
JustAnotherGen Jan 2020 #9
YOHABLO Jan 2020 #10
zeusdogmom Jan 2020 #12
yellowdogintexas Jan 2020 #27
soldierant Jan 2020 #28
malaise Jan 2020 #11
CTyankee Jan 2020 #14
malaise Jan 2020 #15
soldierant Jan 2020 #29
demmiblue Jan 2020 #16
malaise Jan 2020 #19
IronLionZion Jan 2020 #21
malaise Jan 2020 #22
usaf-vet Jan 2020 #13
Frustratedlady Jan 2020 #18
calimary Jan 2020 #17
maddiemom Jan 2020 #20
JohnnyRingo Jan 2020 #23
Karadeniz Jan 2020 #24
Skittles Jan 2020 #25
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2020 #30
Eric L. Jan 2020 #31
burrowowl Jan 2020 #32

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

1. I remember it well!

Actually stayed up to see Sherrod fly back from his Mothers funeral in Ohio to cast that vote.
My hero.

I never stay up until midnight! The Supreme Court is refusing the ACA case before the election! Toadies?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:46 AM

2. Sherrod Brown would be a great President

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:56 AM

3. Yes. Sherrod Brown would be a great President.

You are right.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:13 PM

26. This raging liberal agrees with you.

😉

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Response to blm (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 04:28 AM

33. +1!

Sounds like a candidate for the quote of the week...

"I stood back for a moment, taking in the loneliness of leadership. In the end, each senator stands alone. How they vote determines how America remembers them. There is no revision for cowardice."

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

5. Yep, and Connie would make an exceptional First Lady.

What a team!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:02 PM

4. A great photo...........and a great Senator.

If only all the Senators had his integrity and intelligence!

~sigh~

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:07 PM

6. We don't run our best ones - from fear of losing his/*one* senate seat?!1

I would think that winning the presidency would outweigh the one seat and would steer the seat back.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 08:54 AM

34. He knows a lot of us wanted him to run.

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Response to blm (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 09:26 AM

35. Good to hear. May us (me) old Dems who have lost so often see the day of another great one.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:12 PM

7. That last sentence perfectly captures this moment

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:15 PM

8. I repeat myself, these crooks do not care how they will be seen by history

 

they are in a mission for TODAY, for THE NOW, and they know dead people don't read history or anything else. Whether they believe in this mission of destruction and feel that all the horror the con has brought and continues to bring to the country and the world are part of the mission is another story, and that could well be, they are dead inside, they have no principles, their souls only have room for hate and greed. So, do they care what history will say about them, how America remembers them? No, they don't.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:30 PM

9. Love it

Sherrod is a true politician for the people. I know it would weaken us in the Senate - but I would love to see him as the VP pick. He can't relate to the Kasich Type Republicans.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:31 PM

10. Why the hell isn't he running for President?

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:53 PM

12. If my memory serves me, he thought about it

But decided it wasn't the job he wanted. I don't have a source for this - simply relying on memory from newspaper and local media.

Being a great senator doesn't necessarily mean one would also be a great president. Different skill sets - both vitally important.

I am very glad - and proud - that he is my state senator. The other one is Portman.

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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

27. Think Edward Kennedy. He did run for President

but I never thought his hear was really in it. It was as if he was responding to those who cried out for him to follow his brothers.

The US Senate was his calling and his place in history.

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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

28. That is exactly how I remember it too

I have an impression he also thought that we had a great bench and that therefore he was not needed on it, whereas he was needed in the Senate .. but I may be over-remembering or extrapolating that. I do remember his statement on it only made me love him more.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 12:35 PM

11. Beautiful

One of the most memorable and hilarious moments linked to Connie and Sherrod was THIS

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/07/18/sen-sherrod-browns-wife-makes-conservative-blogger-look-silly
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A Pulitzer prize-winning columnist and wife of Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, posted an E-mail exchange between herself and an unnamed, unwitting conservative blogger to her Facebook page Tuesday night.

The blogger emailed Schultz on July 9 to say, smugly: "Dear Ms. Shultz, We are doing an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover. We have found numerous photos of you with Sen. Sherrod Brown. In one of them, you appear to be hugging him. Care to comment?"

Schultz, of course, is married to Brown. She wrote back a day later: "Dear Mr. [Name Deleted]: I am surprised you did not find a photo of me kissing U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown so hard he passes out from lack of oxygen. He's really cute. He's also my husband. You know that, right?"


A week has passed, but Schultz says she's received no response from the blogger. "Waiting, I'm waiting...." the columnist wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday.


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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:04 PM

14. OMG what a wonderful story!

And what a wonderful photo.

What would we do without these heroes?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:06 PM

15. I remember thinking that the nosey Bword was put in his place

It was soooooooooooooo funny.

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:33 PM

29. It was. And he IS really cute, too. (Sherrod I mean)

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:09 PM

16. Thanks, I haven't heard that one before!


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Response to demmiblue (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:32 PM

19. That's from 2012

It's etched in my memory. - I love when idiots and busy bodies looking for scandals are exposed and she slapped him to oblivion.

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:08 PM

21. The liberal media is in so deep these days

they've resorted to marrying politicians!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:12 PM

22. Eent!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:01 PM

13. I wish he were my Senator. I unfortunately have the albatross Ron Johnson a Trump a$$ kisser.

If the truth ever comes out I would bet a month's SS check that he was in the loop in the WI 2016 tRump/Russian election stealing. Knew it was going to happen before a single vote was cast. Traitor.

I will call his office yet again to tell him to allow witnesses and documents. BUT, BUT, BUT I stand a better chance of convincing the sun to rise in the west and set in the east.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:28 PM

18. Me, too. Sherrod has always impressed me.

He is one of the rare Senators that you feel comfortable with and believe what he has to say.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:19 PM

17. Quote of the year! "There is no revision for cowardice."

Last edited Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:34 PM - Edit history (1)

Gotta make a note of that one!

Our Call to Action email every week, in my Indivisible group, starts with an “Inspirational Opening” - which is always a quote.

Connie Schultz for the win, this week! But then again, it’s only Tuesday and we don’t start working on the email til the weekend.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 01:55 PM

20. You're as good a photographer as you are a writer,

Very thought-provoking.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 02:13 PM

23. K&R Thanx for posting!

He's my senator and we haven't had anyone like him since John Glenn. Everything Brown does is for the working person and those who are unable and he has a job for life here if he wants it.

How do senators like McConnell and Graham keep getting re-elected when it's obvious someone like Brown appeals to those on both sides?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 05:52 PM

24. Thanks for the uplifting post...we need them now!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:11 PM

25. how America and HISTORY remembers them

yes indeed

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 06:50 PM

30. K&R for a historical keeper. Thank you.

I only wish we had a Senator to take pride in (*).

KY..........

* We do have a House member we love for his service - Rep. John Yarmuth.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 08:27 PM

31. I agree wholeheartedly

I won't forget his work on the bill to tax Wal-Mart, McDonald's etc when they pay workers so little they need social welfare while working roughly full time hours.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:22 AM

32. K&R

Great photo

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