Skip to comments.Wellstone was an Unapologetic Liberal
Posted on 10/25/2002 1:53:49 PM PDT by wallcrawlrEdited on 04/13/2004 3:37:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, one of the last unapologetic liberals left in Congress and known among his friends as a ``pied piper of modern politics,'' died Friday in a Minnesota plane crash. He was 58.
Wellstone's wife, Sheila Ison Wellstone, and daughter Marcia also died in the crash. Three campaign staff members and two pilots also perished.
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...Ain't that the TRUTH!!!
Disturbingly, they view themselves as such. At least the liberals do. It's become a rule of despot philosopher-kings. That was not the intention of Madison, Jefferson, et al.
..and of course his wife and daughter deserve your pathetic abuse???
What good am I...if I'm like all the rest?
If I just turn away...when Slick's slaughterin' kids...
If I shut myself off...sit 'n' bitch, moan, and whine...
Why, tell me why...won't the Press tell the Truth?
'Bout Slick's deal with Beijing...'bout the Dead Slick's thugs shoot?
Should I just drink my beer...forget Slick's TREASON and his LIES?!
What good am I...if I fail to FReep?!
Should I lay down in bed...try to restlessly sleep?
When I've seen Waco pictures...children carelessly FRIED...
Do I tell my kids...that Dad failed the FRee?!
FOLKS, WE MUST MAKE OUR STAND...LET'S DETHRONE WILLIE!!!
Prosecute all his crimes...let's send Slick to Prison!!
Soon, Slick'll RESIGN...or WE'LL RE-IMPEACH!!!
What good am I...if I bless foolish things?
If I cower in the face of...Vile Tyranny?!
Shall I just turn my back...while our Liberties die?!
The 26th of October 2002 is HAPPENIN' Rain or SHINE...meet in DeeCee at the Washington Monument between eleven and three at Constitution and somethin'...WE MARCH AT HIGH NOON!!!! We will have a stage set up and some excellent speakers!! Bring yer own beverages, lawn chairs, picnic lunches, whatever...and enjoy an afternoon of patriotic speeches, patriotic music, and full-fledged, 100% Clinton-bashin' and Dasshole-REAMIN'!!!
RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
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1 Posted on 08/03/2000 08:21:55 PDT by Mudboy Slim (Clinton@in't.completin'.his.term!!)
Heh heh heh, I revel in my unrequited optimism...MUD
...are mourned, and condolences go to those who cared for them.
You mean a demorat that was more powerful to win than Wellstone? Interesting point.
Sorry,I can't even imagine ME having as much sympathy if it had been Trent Lott. Lott is more dangerous to freedom than Wellstone was. He's SUPPOSED to be on OUR side.
Not really. They were Russian Jews,and most likely were rabid supporters of communism until the communists took over and turned on THEM. It would be only natural for them to escape to this country and bring their beliefs with them.
Let's not forget that every time you back a communist into a corner and get them to admit that communism is a failure,they invariably state a version of "yes,but it wasn't done right. If it had been,it would have worked".
LOL! What gave me away,the fact that I'm the one who coined the term "Dim"?
You could wear it to his funeral - last respects, sort of.
LOL!!! Well - we're OK now...I beat her to the bed. ;-)
And DU will be about as kind to Reagan when he passes. We are both part of the same hypocrisy.
Senator George Allen, Jr. (R-VA)...MUD
That said, it is passingly strange that all the exhibited grief, public handwringing and ringing kudos toward Wellstone and his potty ideas are inundating the airwaves. I don't remember any of that when Paul Coverdell (R-GA) passed away suddenly a few years back. There was nary a wimper from the Media - just a mad and gleeful scramble to appoint a Democrat successor.
Let's put things into political perspective. The ACU rates Wellstones' tenure;
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This article states;
... known among his friends as a ``pied piper of modern politics,''...
Touching. Didn't the fabled pied piper entice the rats also?
A former champion 126-pound wrestler from the University of North Carolina (graduated in 1965)...
Imagine. This prime physical specimen somehow managed to avoid the draft, any military service, and the Vietnam War. Whooda thunk it?
Labeled by a magazine, Mother Jones, as ``the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate,''
Well, I guess we know whose side he stood on in the Vietnam War while may some of us were actually fighting it. Some "Patriot", eh? For North Vietnam, maybe!
Paul Welfare may have been a likeable human being with a lot of humor and a sense of family (his own, not those still in the womb). Big deal. He was part of the Socialist cabal which has been shredding our Constitution and America freedoms and culture for years. His death is tragic on a personal level only. Unfortunately, his real legacy will live on for a long time. It is not a good one.
Sympathy + Mondale = another electoral Democratic illegal shananagan.
Why Jean Carnahan was allowed to have taken her husband's place, and Frank Lautenberg and the Democratic Party was allowed circumvent election laws is beyond me. Maybe it's because the GOP remains a political party of eunuchs.
LOL -- sorry about the quad post...
"Let's not forget that wellstone was caught red-handed in the post office scandal, but his constituency is apparently so liberal, or so unaware, that they didn't care, and continually re-elected him. That's what his "principles" were."
That's exactly what's so maddening about the Democratic Lemming Party -- their constituency has only a selective memory, are moral relativists, and apparently have minimal expectations of their representatives' character as well.
I musta missed that lead-in for Wellstone's obit on either the CNN or in the NY Times :-D
May Paul and his over-hyped reputation RestInPeace...MUD
This is just wrong to me. A "liberal who really believed in what he was doing" is like someone who really believes the moon is made of green cheese. Wellstone wasn't someone who belived in the classical liberal ideas of inalianble rights, he was a modern liberal who wanted government enforcing his ideas of social engineering. Like other modern liberals, his tools of the trade were lies, hypocrisy, going back on his word, and being mean spirited to name just a few. Wellstone and other modern liberals would never say a conservative "stood on his principles" because modern liberals simply don't believe one can truly disagree with them, or at the least, those that do are Nazis. Someone fighting for principles that are not only wrong, but proven dangerous, is not in my mind someone to be praised. We can all be sorry he died (as I do), but let's please stop this praise of a terribly misguided person who sought to bring the whole country down with him.
Anyone his age who hasn't learned how to apologize will never mature like a normal adult.
That's fine, and I don't have any problem pointing out his good points.
They will almost all say it, now, about Barry Goldwater.
That may not be the best example since later in life, Goldwater pandered to liberals.
fervent, pratisan, principled, fierce disagreement, but not the slash-and-burn that characterizes most politicians.
Again, that's fine and commendable. I'm sure he was a good husband and father as well. I was simply responding to him being labeled an icon by some, or a great man by others. I'm sorry, but great men don't aspire to have government take over the lives of millions, holding them dependant on politicians and government workers, also dependant on politicians, for their day to day lives -- all while calling it compassion.