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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:19 AM

Today would have been Barbara Jordans' 77th birthday....She probably the person I admire most from

my college years. Her service on the Nixon impeachment committee was stunning-I watched the proceedings daily and she spoke with a power that is impossible to describe now. She's one of the primary reasons I'm proud to still call myself a Democrat after all these years. Maybe today the party has become a parody of itself, weak and often spineless but Barbara Jordan was a Democrat and proud and I honor her memory. She was a giant among pygmies. If you're not familiar with her record, please spend a moment to read her biography.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Jordan

I don't believe I've ever recc'ed one of my own threads before but this one is special-just like her.

Rest in peace old friend. You made your mark and earned our love and respect. And you are truly one of the greatest presidents America never had.


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Rowdyboy Feb 2013 OP
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #1
MADem Feb 2013 #2
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #3
MADem Feb 2013 #4
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #5
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #6
DesertFlower Feb 2013 #7
Skittles Feb 2013 #8
life long demo Feb 2013 #9
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #10
indepat Feb 2013 #11
ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #12
Bigmack Feb 2013 #13
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #14

Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:31 AM

1. Here she is from the 1992 Democratic Convention....absolutely majestic

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:45 AM

2. She was beloved in my family's home.

I have a sibling who had the honor of meeting her and having a long conversation.

It was a life highlight--we still talk about it!

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:51 AM

3. It doesn't get any better....How do you explain her gravitas to someone accustomed to the pissants

in congress today? She stood like a rock and did not give a shit about her next election.

It was a different time, and politicans were cut from a different cloth. Today its a "brave, new world" and thats to our detriment.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:57 AM

4. "She stood like a rock..." That, she most certainly did.

I loved her speaking voice, too--she always held my attention!

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:09 AM

5. Wonderful woman.

She spoke at my church in Pasadena, Texas, sometime back in the early '60s when I was in high school. She made such a lasting impression on me.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:11 AM

6. I can only imagine.....People like Barbara don't come along that often.....

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:32 AM

7. great woman.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:49 AM

8. oh how I adored her

she was magnificent

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:19 AM

9. Oh Barbara Jordan, I loved her

Yes I remember listening to the impeachment hearings, and that voice of hers. How can anyone forget her voice. It was commanding. It wasn't just what she said, but how she said it. Kinda wish we had 24 hour news back then just to listen to her.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:26 PM

10. Kick for a genuine leader and brilliant political figure....

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. Was fortunate enough to have met her on a flight from Memphis to Washington, D.C.: she was then

at the top of my very short list of great living American patriots, a still very short list now headed by Senator Sanders.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:45 PM

12. K&R

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:54 PM

13. That voice! Dumbya, Cheney, and the rest...

... had best count their blessings that she was gone when they were trashing the Constitution. And the World.

She'd have cut them to dog meat with that ringing voice and that unassailable logic.

Small of me, I know, but why do Cheney, Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of them continue to suck air when the greats like Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Molly Ivins.... are gone?

Further proof that there just ain't no god.

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:40 AM

14. "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"....."Barbara and Molly and Anne, oh my!"

Those three women kicked some serious ass in their day. They are sorely missed.

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