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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:34 AM

 

An encouraging tweet from Rep. John Lewis



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Reply An encouraging tweet from Rep. John Lewis (Original post)
NY_20th Jun 2018 OP
still_one Jun 2018 #1
sheshe2 Jun 2018 #2
Wwcd Jun 2018 #3
czarjak Jun 2018 #43
vi5 Jun 2018 #4
mythology Jun 2018 #7
vi5 Jun 2018 #12
JustAnotherGen Jun 2018 #19
vi5 Jun 2018 #37
JustAnotherGen Jun 2018 #38
Iliyah Jun 2018 #5
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #6
DesertRat Jun 2018 #8
Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #9
JoeOtterbein Jun 2018 #10
Gothmog Jun 2018 #11
hibbing Jun 2018 #13
calimary Jun 2018 #23
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #32
Politicub Jun 2018 #14
gademocrat7 Jun 2018 #15
Nitram Jun 2018 #16
mountain grammy Jun 2018 #17
spicysista Jun 2018 #18
Squinch Jun 2018 #25
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #33
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #20
47of74 Jun 2018 #21
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #22
Cosmocat Jun 2018 #26
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #24
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #27
47of74 Jun 2018 #30
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #42
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #34
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #35
padah513 Jun 2018 #36
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #40
JI7 Jun 2018 #46
ChiTownDenny Jun 2018 #28
fsl3 Jun 2018 #29
VOX Jun 2018 #31
ecstatic Jun 2018 #39
Amaryllis Jun 2018 #41
Cha Jun 2018 #44
Cha Jun 2018 #45
marieo1 Jun 2018 #47

Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:36 AM

1. and John Lewis knows what a struggle is. Thank-you for the perspective Representative Lewis

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:37 AM

2. Thank you John Lewis

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:38 AM

3. A true Democrat. In every perfect sense of the word.

 

Who dare stand against this man.

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:51 AM

43. Idiots!

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:38 AM

4. Make some noise?!? Oh no that will never do. Where is the fainting couch....

 

How dare he encourage such incivility!?

I'm sure the civility police will be along any minute now to wag their fingers.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:04 PM

7. I must have missed when he encouraged violence

 

This is a man who didn't respond in kind when his skull was fractured. He didn't lower himself to their level. Trying to claim this as evidence of supporting treating Republicans how they treat others shows an alarming lack of history.

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Response to mythology (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:45 PM

12. Sorry, I forgot the sarcasm tag.....

 

...I thought it would be obvious that I was mocking the fools in the centrist media (and in our own party) who chastized Maxine Waters for a very innocuous statement merely telling people to stand up for themselves.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:13 PM

19. You didn't need the sarcasm tag

It was clear and everyone knows Aunt Maxine never called for violence.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:37 PM

37. I'm confused....

 

...did I imply that she did? I just read my post over and don't see that. Sorry if I did.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:46 PM

38. No - you did not

And your post was fine - and I 100% agree with you. The Tone Police and Grammar Marshalls are out today and it looks like you got 'stopped' by one.

And you didn't need the in your post at all. It was clear as day. You are with 'Aunt Maxine'.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:56 AM

5. My father-in-law and great gradma's generation

fought for civil rights, voting rights, humanitarian rights, equality, better jobs and protection against the greedy corporations and greedy government.


My generation will take up that fight again. Thank you Mr. Lewis.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:01 PM

6. I love and respect that man to the nth degree

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:15 PM

8. I needed this message today.

He's an American treasure.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

9. Wise words (again). A true man of character & resolve. nt

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:26 PM

10. YES! "necessary trouble"

is needed loud and clear!

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:30 PM

11. Congressman John Lewis is a national treasure

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 12:47 PM

13. It's hard to keep the faith n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:25 PM

23. Man, no shit.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:15 PM

32. But we MUST

I 100% agree with you but we MUST soldier on

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:02 PM

14. Really puts things in perspective

The nature of progress is struggle.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:18 PM

15. Congressman John Lewis is a civil rights icon.

Proud to stand with him here in Atlanta.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:27 PM

16. Thank you, Representative Lewis.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:49 PM

17. When I think of who Lewis is today, and what he endured and survived,

this actually does give me some encouragment.

The man is a hero. Thanks for posting.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 01:56 PM

18. I love this man.

A giant among men.

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Response to spicysista (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:29 PM

25. Truly. And I needed his words today.

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Response to spicysista (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:15 PM

33. Beautiful moment

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:19 PM

20. Fuck that. Sometimes despair is warranted. Encouraging tweets are nice

 

but at the end of the day, they're worth what you pay for them. What's happening to this country appears to be irreversible.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:21 PM

21. Yeah the United States I was born in no longer exists.

 

It died in November 2016.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:22 PM

22. Exactly. Everything that happened since then was and will be the inevitable result

 

of Donald Trump being elected.

We're done.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:32 PM

26. Honestly, it may have died when the idiot was made POTUS

but, I have seen the death spiral going back to the early 90s ...

At some point, just have to not fight the acceptance that this is what we are.

Stupid as shit ...

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:29 PM

24. So we should all give up?

Did our ancestors do that in 1775? In 1861? In 1941? In 1963? Those were all horrible, scary times. Yet our nation survived and each time, ended up as a better place.

We are better than this.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:32 PM

27. People can do whatever they want. These are different times.

 

If I didn't have kids to support I'd probably be making plans to exit this mortal existence, but that's not an option for me.

Like I said, people can do whatever they want. If it makes you feel better to keep believing that this can change, then go for it. Maybe you're right and I'm wrong.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #24)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:57 PM

30. I have.

 

And I'm done caring if people think I'm a bad person for giving up.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 08:19 PM

42. I think giving up is the only logical response to this situation

 

But again, people are obviously free to respond in any way they want.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:16 PM

34. Despair and determination are not necessarily exclusive

I'm feeling both right now-- very strongly

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:20 PM

35. Good on you, then.

 

People need to do whatever works for them personally.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:35 PM

36. ???

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 08:15 PM

40. Yes, you're right

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 05:07 AM

46. look at the life that John Lewis has lived and where he is coming from. you will see it's not

just feel good tweets.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:45 PM

28. Needed this.

 

Thank you, Rep. John Lewis.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:54 PM

29. Of course, that tweet was sent out before Kennedy's retirement.

Rough day all around.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:08 PM

31. Wow. One can appreciate these words far more than ever before.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:48 PM

39. True, but we're going backwards

Like REALLY REALLY backwards. We're not making progress. Not a good sign...

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 08:17 PM

41. That means a lot coming from him, with all he's seen in his lifetime.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 01:00 AM

44. Make some Noise like Stephanie Wilkinson is!



Thank You, John Lewis

Mahalo, NY_20th

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 05:05 AM

45. John Lewis.. well Established Hero-National

Treasure

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 10:48 AM

47. minngal

Rep John Lewis........you are a hero for the USA. Thank You. We all needed a pep talk. Thank you!!

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