Update(01): 09-26-09 If Obamacare is renamed KennedyCare to gain a sympathy vote, I hope that the citizens of the United States realize that Ted Kennedy will have screwed more people in death than he did in life. Hardly an optimum situation. Perhaps we should name it KopechneCare in honor of the one person who Kennedy did kill: up close and personal! -- steve
Today, it seems that everybody is mourning the death of Ted Kennedy as a “Lion of the Senate” and one of the greatest legislators of our time.
Are you mad …
The reality was quite different. Here was a man of entitlement, a product of a confluence between criminal and political elements, a man of extraordinary privilege, and a drunk, lecher and, yes, coward and killer. A man who let a young woman drown to preserve his chance at high office. A man not to be confused with his brothers, also born from the same cloth and their father’s overwhelming desire to produce a political dynasty to promote and protect the fortune he so nefariously gained through illegal activities.
To think that America continues to owe the somewhat dysfunctional Kennedy family a pass to high political office is to betray America. These are not the best and the brightest as we have seen the failings of the past and present Kennedys. Some struggling with drug and alcohol delusions and some barely able to put a sentence – um, uh, um – together. Some pushing environmental causes – but not in their backyard.
They have enough political power, privilege and profits to last them another century – why would anyone vote to implement a continuation of the dysfunction found in a Massachusetts which also gave us John Kerry and Barney Frank.
In these desperate economic times, we do not need any more backroom deals and special arrangements. Pandering to special interests and the looting of our national treasure. No more “do as I say, not as I do” liberals who are all about securing power by promising entitlements to the poor and profits to the powerful.
Viewed as a man, Kennedy was a lowlife, a man not worthy of the accolades being showered on him today.
Kennedy, and even the concept of a Camelot, was and is a media myth. One that cannot and should not be repeated.
It is time for Americans, and especially those in Massachusetts, to start making decisions about their leaders and the future of our nation. Ignore the mainstream media – they have lost all credibility and are now complicit in the socialization of America. Their product is apparently of little or no interest to Americans who have seen a massive media betrayal in the media’s support for President Barack Obama and his dangerous policies.
Do the right thing – while you may feel sorry for the passing of a fellow human being – do not imbue this coward with the character he was so sorely lacking. Especially to the extent of appointing a family member to take his place in an already corrupt and dysfunctional Senate.
To use Kennedy’s death as a rallying point to push the most toxic healthcare legislation ever conceived by Congress in his name is to continue the abomination that was his life.
As far as I am concerned, Ted Kennedy died on the same day he left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown, clawing frantically at the rear window of the submerged car – waiting for the help that never came. Political influence saved Kennedy from a manslaughter charge, but in the Court of Public Opinion, he should be judged guilty and branded as a coward for life. There should be no celebration of his life and, at least in my opinion, no moral equivalency and no forgiveness for his cowardly act.
It is now about saving America from the liberals who flout their special privileges and rule as if they are royalty. Enough with the celebrities and enough with the backroom boys. It is time for clear-headed thinking about our leadership and the direction they are taking our beloved country.
OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …
“In the summer of 1969, consiglieres of the former John F. Kennedy administration -- Robert McNamara, Arthur Schlesinger and Ted Sorensen, among others -- convened in Hyannisport to write the apology that would save the young Sen. Ted Kennedy from himself.”
“Only days before, Kennedy had left the scene of a fatal car crash on the small island of Chappaquiddick on Martha's Vineyard, taking the life of 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne.”
“The second-term senator waited nearly 10 hours to report the accident and offered virtually no explanation other than he ‘panicked.’"
"’In those conclaves a speech, not unlike the 'Checkers' speech, was crafted for him to give on TV, throwing himself on the compassion of the American people to write and call in to keep him on the ticket,’ said Edward Klein, author of the new book, ‘Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died.’"
"’All of the Kennedy acolytes were there,’ Klein told ABCNews.com. ‘His wife Joan was not allowed downstairs. They didn't want her to hear it.’"
“The details of the July 19 accident were salacious: a Regatta Weekend reunion party at a friend's cottage with all married men (except one) and six women – the ‘boiler room girls’ -- who had worked together on Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign.”
“After a day of sailing and heavy drinking, Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a small wooden bridge into Poucho Pond, trapping Kopechne in seven feet of water.”
“Edward Moore Kennedy -- only 38 and up for re-election the following year-- had violated one of the cardinal rules in politics: ‘Never get caught with a dead girl or a live boy.’"
ABC will be covering the event in the style of the mainstream media – and at least their story lead is both honest and accurate.
A subsequent investigation revealed that there was help at the first house he would have encountered – an accomplished diver who could have saved Mary Jo if only prompt action were taken.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS