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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:15 AM

 

I first knew Elizabeth Warren as my husband's colleague in the U.S. Senate.

@ConnieSchultz

1/ First, a disclosure: I first knew Elizabeth Warren as my husband's colleague in the U.S. Senate. She & I have had some brief, meaningful conversations over the last few years, but I would not presume to describe us as friends.

And yet.

2/ After my brother's suicide in July, Elizabeth Warren texted. Then she called. And then she wrote a personal note of support.
This was during one of the darkest times of my life, and I had no intention of sharing this publicly.
Until now, in response to recent coverage.

3/ This is not an endorsement of Elizabeth Warren the candidate, but an affirmation of who I know her to be. Anyone falsely casting her as angry & antagonistic is telegraphing the limits of their minds, & the magnitude of their insecurities.

4/ Women have always known that kindness is part of our strength, and that this confounds those who think we have to choose. Itís our not-so-secret power, and it worries only those who think theyíre going to stand in our way.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. But, but, but...the meme is that Warren is the liberal 😈

 

She is sooooo scary and mean and wants alL of Ritchie Richís 💰.
Donít you know that?
We canít have her...sheís tooo damn smart...and thoughtful, and caring, and sensible.
Those are terrible qualities in a President, hasnt Trump shown us that.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:53 AM

2. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread kpete.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. I would be proud and happy to have Senator Warren as our next president.

 

She is smart and compassionate and I like that. She and Mayor Pete are my #2 and #3 choices at this moment.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:22 AM

4. K&R

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:27 AM

5. If a woman is assertive she is 'angry and antagonistic'

 

If a woman is conciliatory she is 'weak and fragile'
If a woman is compassionate she is 'emotional and temperamental'
etc, etc.
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Response to crazytown (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:59 AM

10. So Elizabeth Warren is an ...

 

angry and antagonistic woman who is weak and fragile with emotional and temperamental issues.

Yup, just how the Greedy One Percent (GOP) will try to paint her. I can hear now.

Thank you for the thesaurus.

We need to push back hard when we hear this phrase.
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Response to aggiesal (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:08 AM

11. Insecure men don't like assertive women,

 

they reach into their trove of misogyny to find the 'right' words. Hillary has a big hearty laugh, so her opponents labeled it a cackle.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:32 AM

6. Good for Warren for doing that, and for Connie Schultz for telling people about it.

 

This is also the sort of thing Biden does frequently, and it's one reason I admire him so much. (He even gives out his cell number to people he's just met who are grieving and tells them to call him any time, which I still find amazing.)

It's good to hear about this moving example of Warren's kindness.

I agree completely with Connie Schultz that kindness is a part of strength.

But as a woman I do think it's important to point out that not only women understand that. Men can understand it just as well.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:48 AM

7. I'm seeing A LOT of "I'll vote for a woman, but not this woman"non Twitter. Again

 

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:08 PM

13. Isn't it interesting how

 

that is almost always the excuse?
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:54 AM

8. So beautifully written!

 

Thank you, Connie.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:05 AM

9. I love Connie and her husband

 

the Senator of Ohio, Sherrod Brown.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:24 AM

12. Thanks to all the non-Warren supporters who have affirmed this...

 

... post. I take a lot of comfort in the prevalence of positive comments about candidates other than one's chosen candidate. It sure feels different than 2016.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:08 PM

14. Nice post!

 

Many thanks!
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:39 PM

15. She called a friend of mine to wish her good luck on her School Board election on Tuesday!

 

My friend won.
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:05 PM

16. Good to see some pushback again the sexism directed at Warren.

 

Compared to 2016, there's a lot of silence around the sexist treatment of the leading female candidate.
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