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MattDusenbury: "Politics isn't about big money or power games it's about the improvement of people's lives." — Paul Wellstone

TejNagaraja: The US politician who most identified as a 'liberal' in c.2000 — was Sen. Paul Wellstone. The US politician who most identifies as a 'liberal' in c.2020 — is Rep. Ro Khanna. — Thoughts?


bruceholsinger: just the greatest campaign trolling ever. shades of Paul Wellstone doing low-budget trolling of Rudy Boschwitz back in the day.

VoteJohnMarty: “Senator Marty received the Minnesota Nurses Association’s highest honor, the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Social Justice Award, for his lifelong commitment to bettering the lives of others by giving all people access to quality health care.” - Priyanka Roy

JimBuhler: The Fetterman campaign reminds me quite a lot of Paul Wellstone’d first winning Senate run.

andersleehere: Unreleased 3 hour Rhymesayers album about how Paul Wellstone’s plane was shot down.

_ayyumii: Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.-Paul Wellstone RALPHGAIL SA ROBLasPiñas

Jemsinger: Paul Wellstone forever.

marvinmitchz: Random quotes I don't think politics has anything to do with left, right, or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people. Paul Wellstone

jkfecke: Passed Paul Wellstone at a Grand Avenue Blockbuster.

Munjali_4ever_b: Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. - Paul Wellstone SAIYYAN FT ANJALI ARORA OUT NOW

Munjali_4ever_b: Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. SAIYYAN FT ANJALI ARORA OUT NOW - Paul Wellstone

rainyshore: sorry for saying "care about paul wellstone plane crash" like a politically aware ogre

rainyshore: i bring this up once a year but why dont trueanon types care about paul wellstone plane crash. would bring crank generations together

TheRosesAreOver: today's a good day to remember that bernie and jane profited off trying to dump nuclear waste on poor latino communities and it was a real progressive, paul wellstone, who tried to stop them.

curtisrobin: What scares me is the Chaney’s history of killing political opponents. Senator Paul Wellstone as an example.

EchoChoirBreach: This is a lie. Democrats like Paul Wellstone worked for decades to protect small farms while Republican pro-corporate trickle down economics sold them put.

BionikMusic: The Kaplans are financing Don Samuels campaign so he can be easily beaten by a republican congressional candidate in 2024. Paul Wellstone is turning over in his grave.

Christin612: At the 40th anniversary celebration for DAP, I was given a scarf from a project created during Paul’s time in office to raise awareness around DV. The Wellstone’s legacy includes natl work to prevent DV & to protect victim-survivors. DAP is the place where my healing began.

Christin612: “Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine.” - Paul Wellstone

Christin612: “A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns & circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to & include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.” - Paul Wellstone Rhetorical: What do these quotes bring up? What do you wonder?

Christin612: “Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.” - Paul Wellstone

Christin612: I do not understand how people who shared values w/Paul & Sheila could move this way. I’m not deifying the Wellstone’s; Paul & Sheila were imperfect & human. Idk how the ppl I knew in ‘02 wld show up today. I *do* know they did so much good, in so many ways, for me personally.

TrueQuotation: Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. — Paul Wellstone

Christin612: The Wellstone to Samuels supporter pipeline in the DFL, resulting in alignment w/conservatives is *something* to behold. I wonder what Paul & Sheila would think of the Kaplans today? I despise when ppl use their memory for politics; I’m saying it w/my whole chest from my heart.

SpeedGibson: And the last Democratic Party U. S. Senator with demonstrable integrity was - the late Paul Wellstone (MN 1991-2002). Change my mind.

TheWrongHistory: Sinema is doing exactly what Democratic corporate donors want or she would already be gone, like John Conyers, Dennis Kucinich, or God help us, Paul Wellstone.

Nobunchanumbers: I was stunned when I saw this notification appear in my home screen. I was certain that such an event was profoundly rare. And it is: the last sitting congressperson to lose their life in a vehicular accident was 20 years ago, when Sen. Paul Wellstone perished in a plane crash.

dmhennen: WELLSTONE: They Killed Him (2012) - Trailer

911TAP: Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter were killed in a mysterious plane crash on October 25, 2002. Wellstone opposed the war in Iraq and called for an investigation into the events of 9/11.

justinkingdc: I was a Senate staffer when Sen. Paul Wellstone died, and Sen. Paul Coverdell. It is an awful tragedy when someone in a position of public trust dies. There is the tragedy itself, & the awful ripples out into a million lives. 1/

vptevo: Thinking about how George Bush and Jiang Zemin were meeting at Dubya’s ranch when Paul Wellstone’s plane crashed so they had an extremely awkward press conference about it

TrueQuotation: The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams. — Paul Wellstone

dmhennen: 85 minute documentary on the strange plane crash that took the life of Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone in 2002.

KihneSheila: The report ends with a quote from late communist Paul Wellstone — all you need to know about what you’ll get if Walz is re-elected MUCH higher taxes to pay for more DFL jobs

dbaker71852: Turned off MSNBC, can't listen to a guest trash Paul Wellstone - even when Joy makes an attempt to push back.

ProPoliticsPod: Jerry Austin's one of best storytellers in politics & worked w/Jesse Jackson, Sherrod Brown, Tsongas, Wellstone, Moseley Braun & many others. In excerpt below, he talks confrontation b/t Paul Wellstone & Ted Kennedy on Senate floor. Get the full ep here:

NIHFunding: Notice of Change to Applications and Submission Information for RFA-AR-23-001, "Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MDSRC) (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)"

loather: You know those people who are like “if only JFK hadn’t died the world would be better”? That’s me but for Paul Wellstone

TheWrongHistory: Let me fix this for you: Not trusting the DEMOCRATIC Party is self-care. If Manchin wasn’t doing exactly what party corporate donors want, he’d be already gone like Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, or God help us, Paul Wellstone.

Gladari: Minnesota, land of my birth, PLEASE never vote for a Regressive like Birk! You are the home of Progressives like HHH, Paul Wellstone & Mondale who had a WOMAN as a running mate for the highest offices in America! Just like when you drive: To move forward = D, to go backward = R

ProPoliticsPod: Latest episode is live w/Jerry of best storytellers on podcast so far...talking thru his career as a manger/consultant for Jesse Jackson '88 & intersecting with Paul Wellstone, Sherrod Brown, Carol Moseley Braun, Tsongas & more. Listen here:

iam_cups: Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. -Paul Wellstone RALPHGAIL SA PHLVRadio

ZacMcCrary: New episode tomorrow w/Jerry Austin talking his "old school" political consulting career...managing Jesse Jackson's '88 Presidential...advising Paul Wellstone, Carol Moseley Braun, Sherrod Brown, Paul Tsongas & many more. Subscribe via

rachelbunny33: We all do better when we all do better. -Paul Wellstone

frontyardpat: [four minutes after learning about Paul Wellstone, US Senator for Minnesota and prominent DFL party member who died under mysterious circumstances in 2002 and was perhaps assassinated for his anti-establishment whistleblowing] a lot of y’all on here don’t know abt paul wellstone

violanorth: It's still Paul Wellstone, but Tina Smith is gaining.

NINDSfunding: NIH reissues a funding opportunity for Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers:

jbview: So.... 1. People *really* loved Paul Wellstone. Not disagreeing; just saying. 2. Overrated: Moynihan. Some others, too, but him. (I realize some of you may have had no other NY Dem Senator and then lived in other states, but can't account for all of it).

MideOFD: This one’s easy. Paul Wellstone by a mile.

palliddh: Paul Wellstone

KarenRaeCole: My best Senator was Paul Wellstone.

GeoffreySirc: Paul Wellstone -- you couldn't genetically design a more perfect public servant worthy of the job of US Senator. It was when no one in MSM dug into his suspicious death that many of us in MN developed our suspicions about MSM.

HowardKushlan: Brooke Lierman is gonna be the next comptroller of Maryland. I met her in 2002 when we were working on Paul Wellstone's campaign. She's awesome and will serve the state so well.

billchilds: Paul Wellstone would have and should have turned 78 yesterday. I had forgotten that his father was a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine.

MinnesotaDFL: Today is Senator Paul Wellstone's birthday. We all miss him tremendously, and the wisdom and courage he left us with continues to inspire our work to build a better future for all Minnesotans.

CedrickFrazier: “Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives.” -- Paul Wellstone

beth_annbloom: Still inspired by Paul Wellstone on his birthday.

ProgNewDealer: Paul Wellstone was a gigachad. No I will not elaborate.

Jetspete: If Biden was to ever die due to Rona the funeral would make the Paul Wellstone service look like a solemn Papal mass.

jxhn: Happy birthday to Paul Wellstone, who would have turned 78 today.

jacktshannon: 3/3 “This is not at all a timid agenda, far from it. The work ahead of us is enormous!” ~ Paul Wellstone

ihateralphnader: Paul Wellstone’s plane went down at the behest of George W. Bush

devibharati: It was important for him to stay alive if he was going to help us. Not all who call for change have lived. Dr. Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Lincoln, JFK, RFK, Paul Wellstone (referring to Bernie)

shondagoward: I hope Senator Paul Wellstone’s family knows that we think of him and remember him fondly.

billscher: From Paul Wellstone voting for DOMA, to this:

ArunChaud: No picture cause I’m not here to give anybody a hard time but I was literally just the only person masked on a flight. It’s a box of germs of people. To paraphrase Paul Wellstone, when we all do slightly better we will all do slightly better.

JasonDDavis8: "There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics." ~ Paul Wellstone

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zukeepre: Anyone remember Sen Paul Wellstone?

notaaroncraig: My favorite David Moberg story is one where he wasn't there. I saw the late Sen. Paul Wellstone when he was swinging through Chicago on a fundraising trip. When he heard where I worked, he pulled me aside and said: "You work at In These Times? David Moberg is a great American."

MikeLabonte2: My political heroes are people like MLK, Bernie Sanders, Paul Wellstone, AOC, and Nina Turner. You can keep Pelosi and Schumer. We need more politicians that represent the people not corporate profits.

MARCUSDANIELAN1: I love Paul Wellstone so freaking much

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TedYork: Not even close: Paul Wellstone.

gravyshots: Wow, Frank Zappa nailed it. I remember my husband and I talking about the same thing. I remember calling Paul Wellstone‘s office and asking if there was someway to stop the TV evangelists from preaching politics, running for office and still getting tax exemption.

DazyCraisy: Remember when Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash (like Paul Wellstone, was likely shot down by billionaires) and his state's voters still voted out John Ashcroft, even knowing Carnahan was dead? Of course this never embarasses nor deters fascists. They just become more cancerous

ErnieLies: Hoping For All Mankind gives us President Paul Wellstone

bestqueenliz: they k*lied paul wellstone. prove me wrong.

jewishlawyerlib: Bought myself a pick me up on ebay because we all could use one. I was pretty surprised to find a Paul Wellstone trading card.

BullyCreative: “I took a photo with Paul Wellstone once, dontchaknow”

johnchadwick23: Pence Cheney 2024? “In her courage and integrity, Cheney—although conservative—reminds me of Senator Paul Wellstone, one of the most progressive politicians I’ve ever known. They also have in common a love of democracy.

cormacbartlett: Can’t believe I just had to explain a Paul Wellstone quote to my parents. I learned about him from YOU!

BTH_Bill: "American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone" by Jim Fetzer and Four Arrows.

SammanthaD: Explained to a white man around my age in politics today who Paul Wellstone was and I’ve never felt more powerful.

UnredactedLove: I was a Senator Paul Wellstone supporter. He gave a flying f*ck about ditch diggers.

SD36DFL: This Independence Day we reflect on what freedom means to each of us, as well as the work we have ahead to make our country the best it can be for all. "The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better." - Paul Wellstone

birdiegoat: The past 50 years has shown otherwise, all the top Dems, beginning with Jimmy Mujahedeen Carter have been public policy disasters & Paul Wellstone was killed quickly, with none even making serious attempts since then. Show a policy flip first&then I'll consider showing for you.

Hawksnest420360: I wonder what Paul Wellstone would have to say about the state of the union today. RIP to a good man. We need more like you sir.

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