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U.S. Sen. Brown should have hit back

By Bertram de Souza (Contact)


Published August 28, 2012

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When someone accuses you of being “un-American” you reach across the table and smack him upside the head, or you unleash a verbal attack on him that he won’t soon forget. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a veteran of Ohio Democratic Party bare-knuckle politics, did neither when his challenger, Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel, described him as “un-American.”

Brown and Mandel had appeared together at a meeting with Columbus Dispatch editors and reporters when the first-term treasurer tossed out the ridiculous charge against the senator.

Here’s what Mandel said, according to the Dispatch:

“I don’t toss around the word un-American very often — it’s a dangerous word to use. But stripping … Delphi employees of their pensions with that vote — that is un-American.”

How did Brown respond? By launching into a history of the collapsing American auto industry in 2009 and 2010 and defending his vote for a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

The Dispatch reported that the senator did not say anything about the “un-American” label. One of his campaign aides later told the newspaper it was disrespectful.

That’s the best Democrats can do when their patriotism is questioned? Have they forgotten how Mandel conducted his campaign for state treasurer in 2010 against incumbent Kevin Boyce, a black Democrat?

It’a one thing for Barack Obama to respond presidentially when Republicans accuse him of being a socialist, charge that his birth certificate is a fake, and that he is determined to sell America down the river.

It’s quite another for a U.S. senator to allow a challenger to denigrate him without hitting back.


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1cathylukasko(116 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown MUST GO. He was voted the MOST LIBERAL Senator in Congress. Other than the protecting the UNIONS, he has NOT resolved the Delphi salaried pension issue with his administration. The Democrats will protect the Obama administration to ensure their reelection. Vote for Josh Mandel - a patriotic, military hero.

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2franc004(71 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

cathy you say LIBERAL like it's a bad thing...

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3teachworldtosing(4 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

No, Sherrod Brown cannot hit back. He's married fellow hippie era "Make Love Not War" journalist Connie Schultz.

Sherrod is so American that there is no bounds to his socialist leanings, and he majored in Russian Studies at the height of the cold war - America vs. Soviet Socialist Communist Russia in the 70's

He doesn't mind being called anti American. Like most libs, its something to boast about.

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4teachworldtosing(4 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Speaking of Americans, I recommend anyone to read a real American's book or watch his movie "Obama's America" in a theater near you. And' he's a real American. Dnesh DSouza. A real DSouza.

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5walter_sobchak(1847 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Senator Brown can't hit back because the charges are true? The Delphi salaried employees were told to grab their ankles and not to complain if lubrication was not used! The Marxist-in-Chief doesn't care about them since they are non-union.

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6300(553 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

So a Zionist who cares more about Israel than the US refers to his opponent as "un-American." Welcome to the GOP of the 21st century, where projection is used to hide their true agenda.

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7isaac45(261 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

dems almost always do it...knife to a gun fight...it's getting better, but until they learn how to get into the mud with the right-wing scum they will always be at a disadvantage

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8AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Mr de Souza: You're suggesting it is better for Mr Brown to deny the truth? Seems the good senator disagrees with you.

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9schwartz42(1 comment)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Brown has done the following: Voted for Harry unamerican Reid. Voted for Obamacare ]Ohioians voted to reject by 2/3] Wants cap and trade which will raise my rent. The only place where Brown belongs is in the sewer. Bye bye Brown

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