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washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein

Posted on 03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST by Keith in Iowa

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Rush just called him one of the last "grown up Democrats". Agreed. RIP.
1 posted on 03/09/2011 10:14:14 AM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h57UR-oIE_g


2 posted on 03/09/2011 10:15:20 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Keith in Iowa

May he RIP..........


3 posted on 03/09/2011 10:17:53 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Good grief! I didn’t realize he was that old!


4 posted on 03/09/2011 10:19:22 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Keith in Iowa

Tim Russert and David Broder were the only two left-leaning news analysts with even a hint of integrity. Russert has been sorely missed and Broder will be as well.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 10:19:25 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Keith in Iowa

Broder was like Juan Williams, he was a lib that could tell the truth when cornered. I liked him.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Grrr....beat me by 3 mins ;(

Anyways, RIP David Broder


7 posted on 03/09/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45

Keith, you are crude. Go away.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 10:20:42 AM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I would love to see Broder in his prime and Moynihan comment on the state of the U.S. Budget. Bet there would be some pretty scathing comments about the current administration.

But alas, the Democrat Party has no one to fill their shoes. So we are stuck with socialists and marxists to pull the party further to the left.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 10:21:54 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Para-Ord.45
Hilarious. That movie never gets old.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 10:22:23 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

RIP Mr. Broder.

Didn’t realize he was 81.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 10:23:14 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: chickadee

When Russert moderated the debate between Obama and Hillary, the only person on that stage that had any business being near the Oval Office was Russert.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 10:24:21 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Too bad. Often disagreed with Broder, but he was an honest man who expressed himself well. RIP


13 posted on 03/09/2011 10:24:38 AM PST by r9etb
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To: 04-Bravo; 1cewolf; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

Of interest to our group.


14 posted on 03/09/2011 10:24:42 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Keith in Iowa

An old-school liberal and opponent one could respect- last of a breed.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 10:26:13 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: massgopguy

When Tim Russert hosted MTP, I could watch the show. With the churlish leftist, David Gregory, in place, I just can’t do it. Once or twice I’ve tried, because of the guest, but don’t last more than a few minutes. Ugh.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 10:28:02 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Left-leaning? LEFT-leaning? I watched and listen to these two for decades. The leftist media always puts forth a select few of their cabal to trot out when they need the example of a 'open-minded reasonable person' who obviously has a more valuable opinion than some Neanderthal conservative. Both of these two were dyed in the wool leftists; they were just smarter and more subtle about accomplishing their leftist agendas. Aimiable dispositions and cordial on-camera acts do not make an impartial observer; it just hides their true thoughts.

I don't celebrate their passing, but I do not mourn it, either.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 10:29:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SE Mom

I do not respect him. He wrote a scathing and false piece on Jesse Helms after Helm’s death. He was also quite liberal and his views have done much to destroy my country.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 10:31:38 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: chickadee

I agree. I do miss Russert.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 10:31:54 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Keith in Iowa

Rest in peace Mr. Broder.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 10:36:27 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cblue55

It wasn’t Keith who posted that.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 10:38:02 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Keith in Iowa; abb; weegee

Anything I say would just get me a time-out.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 10:39:18 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I miss Tony Snowe-what a great American he was and how effective he could be now with the Obama administration!


23 posted on 03/09/2011 10:40:23 AM PST by Cordio
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I miss Tony Snowe-what a great American he was and how effective he could be now with the Obama administration!


24 posted on 03/09/2011 10:40:35 AM PST by Cordio
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To: Cordio

Amen. He was such a sweetie......and a fellow flute and saxophone player. :-)


25 posted on 03/09/2011 10:42:08 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Lazlo in PA

Phil Silvers was so underrated - hilarious in this clip of IAMMMMW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZyPky9ShNI&feature=related


26 posted on 03/09/2011 10:52:16 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Agreed. A moderate Dem, a dinosaur of a bygone era. Good thinker, good writer. RIP.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 10:55:22 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: Keith in Iowa
As a demonstration of how far left the Democrats have drifted, Broder -- a Democrat -- always seemed like a moderate Republican to me.

RIP, David.

28 posted on 03/09/2011 11:04:53 AM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Ok that’s funny. I don’t care Who ya are....


29 posted on 03/09/2011 11:06:34 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: abb

Wow. Thanks for the ping as always, abb.


30 posted on 03/09/2011 11:13:12 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Even the commercial is a funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=203VO9L9tDM

M.Rooney, “ And one for being a man! “


31 posted on 03/09/2011 11:14:45 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Uncle Miltie
Just as there is no such thing as a moderate muslim, there are no moderate Democrats. They are what they are. A truly moderate Dem will be listed as an Independent. They tend to lean left but will also lean right on certain issues. Carefully examined in their rhetoric, the moderate Dem still reveals themselves to be as liberal as can be. They are what they are. All in all, the only thing Broder did to mollify me insofar as his liberal viewpoints when he was attacking the 2nd Amendment and my right to defend myself and my family is that he usually left out the fiery rhetoric and vitrolic tones of the hysterical lefties.I hope I see him in the Kingdom. In any case, RIP.
32 posted on 03/09/2011 11:17:26 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: DCBryan1

Concerning that picture, it must be torture to have to treat the chick like she’s a serious person.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 11:22:01 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: SuziQ

You’re right - he didn’t look that old... there was a kindness about him that made him seem more youthful. He was a liberal - but not a mean one...


34 posted on 03/09/2011 11:28:02 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Gaffer

Re: “Left-leaning? LEFT-leaning? I watched and listen to these two for decades. The leftist media always puts forth a select few of their cabal to trot out when they need the example of a ‘open-minded reasonable person’ who obviously has a more valuable opinion than some Neanderthal conservative. Both of these two were dyed in the wool leftists; they were just smarter and more subtle about accomplishing their leftist agendas. Aimiable dispositions and cordial on-camera acts do not make an impartial observer; it just hides their true thoughts.
I don’t celebrate their passing, but I do not mourn it, either.”

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I agree with your assessment — no celebration now, but no mourning either.


35 posted on 03/09/2011 11:28:38 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I remember listening to Mr. Broder one day and thinking that his angle was decent for a liberal. He wasn’t brain dead. It was a strange way to compliment someone.

Tony.....

When I got a freepmail from Tony Snow my jaw was on the ground. What? He writes back?

Tony was a real person who counted his blessings every day. Darn, we snowflakes miss him.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 11:30:15 AM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: Keith in Iowa

This old warhorse should have been put out to pasture a long time ago. He hasn’t written anything worth reading in decades.


37 posted on 03/09/2011 11:30:36 AM PST by arrogantsob
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To: Keith in Iowa

RIP.


38 posted on 03/09/2011 11:32:18 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: chickadee
Russert was a pro-death CINO liberal jackass that was worshiped like Ted Kennedy. There was no integrity there.
39 posted on 03/09/2011 11:34:27 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Wait a minute, I thought this was one of those prognosticators that would live forever. I thought it was a position where if someone died they put someone else in there to take over, like with Dear Abby.


40 posted on 03/09/2011 11:42:11 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Para-Ord.45; newfreep
That was funny. I never saw that before. It's too bad we don't have comedians like that anymore. From Buster Keaton to Don Knotts. Everyone was funny in that movie. Serious actors like Spencer Tracy all the way to Buddy Hackett, who's blue material was even great compared to the stuff today.


41 posted on 03/09/2011 11:44:18 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

David Broder was one on the better liberals who I agreed with from time to time.

RIP


42 posted on 03/09/2011 11:46:17 AM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Loud Mime

The only Sunday liberal interviewer I can watch is Fareed Zakria. I know where he’s coming from but he lets his guests expound for more than 20 seconds and doesn’t step on their answers. His interview with Wolfowicz where he expounded on the differences in the middle-east countries experiencing turmoil and how they could play out was great, and not once did Fareed sputter out “but your a Bush neo-con!”


43 posted on 03/09/2011 11:49:32 AM PST by AU72
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To: Keith in Iowa

R.I.P.


44 posted on 03/09/2011 11:52:56 AM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’m shocked that Rush and some FReepers are giving this ardent lib some props.

I certainly never saw anything that merited it.

RIP Mr. Broder. Thank you for your Army service.


45 posted on 03/09/2011 11:57:14 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Keith in Iowa

He at least seemed at least not to be completely irrational unlike most of his Leftist colleagues at wapo. But, I sure hope that we will not see the orgy of eulogies from the Leftist media this time.


46 posted on 03/09/2011 11:57:25 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don Knotts...what an enormous comedic talent. And he always made it look as though he was really just being himself onscreen so that he was just naturally funny, seemingly without any effort.


47 posted on 03/09/2011 12:20:21 PM PST by Texan Tory
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To: jazusamo
RIP Mr. Broder.

Didn’t realize he was 81.

That's because the Washington Post uses those ridiculous photos of their opinion writers that are ancient.

Look. Kathleen Parker is 89 and they are STILL using this pic of her from 60 years ago. It's no wonder we don't know how old these people really are.


48 posted on 03/09/2011 12:23:47 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: Para-Ord.45; All

Didn’t agree with him very much, but I had the chance to meet him at a college journalism conference a few years back.

Loved talking to him....he was a great guy.

Very thoughtful in what he said even if I disagreed. This is very sad.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 12:37:24 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: DCBryan1

A polite liberal, not a loon like Chris Matthews.


50 posted on 03/09/2011 1:00:16 PM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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