As an example of the stunning hypocrisy of the democrats who are attempting to push through Obama’s healthcare initiative on the dead, bloated carcass of Ted Kennedy, consider the words of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
Reid Statement on the Passing of Senator Kennedy
August 26, 2009
Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the passing of Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy:
“The Kennedy family and the Senate family have together lost our patriarch. My thoughts, and those of the entire United States Senate, are with Vicki, Senator Kennedy’s children, his many nieces and nephews, and his entire family.
“It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy. He was a friend, the model of public service and an American icon.
“As we mourn his loss, we rededicate ourselves to the causes for which he so dutifully dedicated his life. Senator Kennedy’s legacy stands with the greatest, the most devoted, the most patriotic men and women to ever serve in these halls.
“Because of Ted Kennedy, more young children could afford to become healthy. More young adults could afford to become students. More of our oldest citizens and our poorest citizens could get the care they need to live longer, fuller lives.
More minorities, women and immigrants could realize the rights our founding documents promised them. And more Americans could be proud of their country.
“Ted Kennedy’s America was one in which all could pursue justice, enjoy equality and know freedom. Ted Kennedy’s life was driven by his love of a family that loved him, and his belief in a country that believed in him. Ted Kennedy’s dream was the one for which the founding fathers fought and his brothers sought to realize.
“The liberal lion’s mighty roar may now fall silent, but his dream shall never die.” <Source: Harry Reid|Senate>
- Equality? The man born of special privilege and wealth who exerted almost absolute power over those who surrounded him.
- Driven by a love of a family – that he disgraced and dishonored at every possible moment with his personal behavior?
- Minorities? You mean the man that would sing Mexican drinking songs and do everything in his power to legitimize illegal aliens for political purposes?
- Patriotic? You mean the man who conspired with the Soviet Union against fellow Americans, former President Jimmy Carter and former President Ronald Reagan? I will blog more on this subject of Kennedy’s collaboration with the Soviets for pure political purposes.
- Protection of senior citizens? You must be kidding? Here is a man that championed Obama’s healthcare plan which proposed to cut significant funding from Medicare and to incentivize authoritarian doctors to introduce “End of Life” options to the elderly and the infirm.
People are asking me if I have no empathy for a fellow human being who just died. Short answer: No! I am not a hypocrite and my feelings about Ted Kennedy just 24-hours prior to his death did not change into hypocritical political correctness on his passing.
I thought that Ted Kennedy was a drunk, a lecher and a coward who left a young girl to drown – clawing desperately at the rear window of a car submerged in approximately seven feet of water. The son of bitch disappeared for about ten hours before reporting the accident – and at the same time disappeared from my life.
We need to be very, very careful that we do not turn Kennedy into the icon he never was to push a healthcare plan that should never be.
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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