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Walter Mondale laments American polarization, in address to booksellers in St. Paul
pioneer press ^ | 10-2-10 | mary ann grossman

Posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:26 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale says this country is politically "paralyzed and polarized by gridlock, but we can change this."

Mondale, who grew up in small Minnesota towns, was warmly received by independent booksellers Friday when he introduced his new political autobiography, "The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics" (Simon & Schuster, $28). His breakfast talk was part of the Midwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show at RiverCentre in St. Paul.

"What we need in America is an open, just, accountable society. We must hold all government responsible," Mondale said.

He lamented that Americans' trust in government is being squandered by big business money that is "bending decisions to its will." And he believes that "our nation has slipped into ignorant and deadly wars — Vietnam, ditto Iraq, and possibly Afghanistan. We must couple our might with the wisdom that sustains us as a great power. A lot of us are a little modest about what we know."

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: loser; mn; mondale; polarization
Wilted Mundane , just go away.
1 posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:31 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“What we need in America is an open, just, accountable society. We must hold all government responsible,” Mondale said.”

Yes Walter, it’s called the Tea Party movement. Are you a supporter?


2 posted on 10/02/2010 7:23:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"A lot of us are a little modest about what we know."

Such liberal modesty!

3 posted on 10/02/2010 7:24:38 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Walter, part of the party that promised trillions of dollars of entitlements that will destroy our country since we can’t afford any of them.

So, how about an admission that you helped create the problem?


4 posted on 10/02/2010 7:25:35 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Liberals brought it on, Walter. Greed, hypocrisy, in-your-face tactics, PC, biased media, tax, tax, tax and spend, reverse racism/sexism, embracing immorality/homosexuality, public “education” failures, crime, thugs, pandering, head-in-the-sand view re terrorism . .

Need I go on?


5 posted on 10/02/2010 7:25:56 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Mondale said off stage after his nomination acceptance speech, “listen to them cheer, we’re going to tax their asses off”.


6 posted on 10/02/2010 7:26:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: WOBBLY BOB
What we need in America is an open, just, accountable society. We must hold all government responsible,

The dems were real accountable and open on health care reform - right? He lamented that Americans' trust in government is being squandered by big business money that is "bending decisions to its will

If government was relatively impotent then big business would not waste its money lobbying congress. The libtards set up oppressive government regulations then they speak out of both sides of their mouth about big business- they bemoan the "influence that BB has, but they love being showered with all the attention from BB.

People like Mondale spent their life trying to strengthen the power of federal government to make society "more just" and what they have done is polarize society in the process. This process of using government as a moral club is the polarizing issue.

7 posted on 10/02/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT by BRL
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To: AU72

Paradoxically, I remember his ‘84 concession speech for its graciousness.


8 posted on 10/02/2010 7:30:58 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
Fritz was actually a nice guy. I met him when he was ambassador to Japan. He was a cordial, gracious host, the kind of guy I would trust to babysit my kids.

That being said, I wouldn't trust him with actual political power. His mind is still trapped in the FDR to 1960 era. He doesn't think what liberals did during that time is wrong. He only thinks they failed because they weren't allowed to do enough of it. But unlike the thugs running the show now, he was honest about what he believed and willing to defend it. That's why he is the only man in history to lose elections in all 50 states.

9 posted on 10/02/2010 7:45:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: gusopol3

I remember his ‘84 concession speech for its graciousness.......................... Did he have a choice? 49 states voted for Reagan. It was almost a total wipe out. Had he won, Ceck Point Charlie and the Berlin wall would probably still be there today.


10 posted on 10/02/2010 7:48:50 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Vigilanteman
he is the only man in history to lose elections in all 50 states.

nice epitaph.

11 posted on 10/02/2010 7:49:42 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: WOBBLY BOB

He’s still alive?


12 posted on 10/02/2010 7:51:42 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Walter Mondale was truly the last liberal politician who could unify anyone:


13 posted on 10/02/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Nothing that can’t be fixed by raising taxes, right, Walter????

Mondale and that ilk were behind all the 1960s and 1970s government activism that caused the unintended consequences were are reaping today......


14 posted on 10/02/2010 8:16:24 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Can someone please tell me when American politics has not been polarized?


15 posted on 10/02/2010 9:26:25 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: BRL

Just try to fire a federal employee...


16 posted on 10/02/2010 9:30:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Walt you are a big part of the Problem, now just take your stink and leave.


17 posted on 10/02/2010 9:32:38 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Well, if we know anything, we know this:

Nobody knows how to connect with the American people like Fritz Mondale.

18 posted on 10/02/2010 9:41:36 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Mr. Silverback

Definitely a unifier...


19 posted on 10/02/2010 10:28:25 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: pnh102

Mondale makes a good point. This was a better country when we were less polarized and all aligned against him and liberal policies.


20 posted on 10/02/2010 10:30:24 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

polarization = there is an opposition to Socialism


21 posted on 10/02/2010 10:49:32 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I lament the return of Mondale and other losers like Dukakis and Jimmy Carter. They can only offer losing policies. Each lost the a presidential election in a landslide.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 6:50:27 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I lament the return of Mondale and other losers like Dukakis and Jimmy Carter. They can only offer losing policies. Each lost the presidential election in a landslide.


23 posted on 10/02/2010 6:52:18 PM PDT by Mozilla
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I wouldn't waste my time reading his stinking book.

What I would be interested in reading is his obituary. The filthy liberal is pure evil. All he could ever think of was how to tax us more to give himself and the federal government monster more power over the producer class in America.

24 posted on 10/02/2010 7:57:12 PM PDT by metalurgist (I Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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