In distant, forgotten memory of Ted Kennedy

Posted: September 14, 2009 in Barack Obama
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Normally I would say that it is wrong to speak ill of the dead, there are people though that do not deserve that respect. I have been meaning to do this for some time but felt it even more necessary to post this after Obama’s health care diatribe last Wednesday night. The consistent limited involvement in politics of the average American over the last thirty years has led to much ignorance. The fact that most Americans don’t even know who this scum bag really is is truly sad and a demonstration as to why the politics in America is the way it is. Ted Kennedy was no hero of the poor and someone who lasted far longer in politics then he ever should have.

The below information comes from The Western Center of Journalism:

Of course when it comes to the heroes of the Left, the Mainstream Media (MSM) admonishes us that it’s somehow “wrong” to dwell on “personal mistakes” (that’s MSM-speak for sinful, egregious or criminal acts committed by fellow liberals… when it comes to the standard for conservatives… that’s another issue altogether).

Fine… let’s look at where Kennedy stood on the great issues of our time.

Though he originally ran as a pro-lifer, when elected Kennedy immediately betrayed pro-life voters and supported the killing of unborn babies every time he had the opportunity.

He voted against a bill to define an unborn child as eligible for coverage under federally funded children’s health insurance.

He voted against a bill criminalizing the harming of an unborn fetus during the commission of a crime.

He voted against banning partial-birth abortions – whenever it came up.

Had enough? There’s more. He was bad on guns. He was bad on taxes. He was worse on illegal immigration.

As a matter of fact, he wasn’t good on anything.

If you don’t like personal attacks, remember Kennedy’s vile attack on Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

It was perhaps the most contemptible piece of character assassination ever uttered by a United States Senator.

Here’s just one quote

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of Americans.”

As even the New York Times admitted in its recent obituary, it was a statement “that even friendly commentators called demagogic.”

Kennedy, People for the American Way, the National Organization for Women, and a gang of crazies defeated Bork’s nomination by spending huge sums of money to spread provable lies.

It was the end of a 200-year-old tradition of bipartisan courtesy in the selection of federal judges.

Thanks, Teddy, for the 47 great years. We’ll do everything possible to see that you won’t have one more victory this fall.

Here are some highlights from that exemplary life we’re asked to celebrate.

As a boy, Kennedy went to ten different prep schools before graduating from the last one.

As a freshman at Harvard, he cheated on a Spanish exam, got caught, and was kicked out of school.

He entered the Army during the Korean War, but his rich and powerful daddy arranged for him to spend his service time at NATO, while sons from ordinary families came back from Korea in body bags.

Last but not least shall we not forget Chappaquiddick and Mary Jo Kopechne:

He effectively inherited his Senate seat from his brother Jack and settled in for 47 fun-filled years, despite numerous scandals that would have ruined his 99 colleagues. The greatest of these was Chappaquiddick, which Feder describes as follows:

“It was a typical Kennedy bash on Chappaquiddick Island the evening of July 19, 1969 – mostly married men, six single women and copious quantities of social lubricants.

“It took [Kennedy]10 hours to tell police that he’d left Mary Jo Kopechne in a submerged vehicle, while he huddled with advisors to smooth the rough edges of his story and get the alcohol out of his bloodstream.

“In a plea for sympathy, Kennedy described his actions that evening as indefensible.”

“They were also cowardly and criminally negligent. A diver said that there was an air bubble in the back seat. Mary Jo, who died 40 years and 5 weeks ago, could have lived if she’d been reached in the first hour?

Kennedy was charged only with leaving the scene of an accident. He was tried behind closed doors, given a suspended sentence. You see what I mean by “corrupt.”

Imagine what would have happened had this been anyone else.

It was shameful of Mr. Obama to hold this man for any regard in his speech on Wednesday night. I could give a crap that he wrote a letter about health care and I could care even less that he had a position one way or another on the topic. If anything, I say remember Mary Jo Kopechne and defeat any health care solution that Ted Kennedy would have been proud to support. There is a rational objective reality that we live in. Logic dictates that this man’s actions were reprehensible in many ways, he should be celebrated, but long forgotten.

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  2. Bryan says:

    These are interesting facts, and I think it’s important that people are aware that Kennedy’s ideology is counter-productive to the American dream, but even though I disagreed with Kennedy’s politics, I probably would have reserved this style of criticism upon death for someone more Arafat-ish.

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