In case you forgot, Chris Moody at the Daily Caller reminds us that our junior senator is nuts:
During a bipartisan education seminar for congressional interns last week, Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown told a crowd of young people that those who opposed the Democrats’ health-care reform plan were on the wrong side of history, much like segregationists who opposed the Civil Rights movement.
While most speakers who participate in the summer lecture series discuss what it’s like working in Washington or use the time to motivate the internship class, some who were present during the Tuesday meeting said Brown took the opportunity to launch what they considered to be “a partisan attack.”
“He said that people who were opposed to health-care reform were similar to the bigots and racists that were against desegregation reform,” a Republican congressional intern who attended the lecture told The Daily Caller. The intern requested not to be named. “It was ridiculous,” he added.
I grew up in Sherrod Brown’s former Congressional district in Lorain County, and I can tell you that this sort of rhetoric is tame. When he spoke to my High School in 2000, he informed my entire class that Republicans were physically keeping blacks out of the voting booths in Florida during the Presidential election.
Brown is a true liberal agitator and has no problem stirring up racial issues, just like his kooky wife does in the pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
But make no mistake- In private when speaking to Lorain steel workers, Brown had no problem making disparaging remarks about blacks.