Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy dead at age 77

Senator Ted Kennedy died today in his Hyannis home succumbing to his brain cancer. Kennedy’s death will be a huge new story for days to come. Look for him to have a send off that will rival Reagan’s. The media will spare no superlatives for Kennedy’s life. Mary Jo Kopechne will get the short shift, if she is mentioned at all. Also, look for all that messy news about Obama totally misjudging the deficit and Holder going after the CIA all to be swept aside, as we stop and pay tribute to Ted.

Look for tremendous DNC pressure to be brought to the Mass. Legislature to change its laws, so that Deval Patrick can appoint someone to Ted’s senate seat. Paging Caroline, here is your second change at a senate seat.

Sadly the worse part of Kennedy’s death will be how Democrats will shamelessly use it to push ObamaCare. If you thought the way Democrats used Paul Wellstone’s funeral for political gain was tasteless, you ain’t seen nothing yet. No doubt we will be told that we should honor Ted Kennedy’s life by writing ObamaCare into law. Never mind the fact that Old Teddy would never have been caught dead on the Public Option.

Via Breitbart

Via Memeorandum

21 comments:

Soloman said...

As a man who has come correct with myself in numerous ways recently, I hope he was able to square himself with his God.

As a person with a heart and soul, I will say may he rest in peace.

As a political spectator, I will tell you that I checked Huffington Post, and the commenters and bloggers they are already setting up twitter accounts to rally for a bill in his name, and rallying about how the 'evil republicans' had better not get in the way of his 'legacy.'

Nothing like some good leftist humanity in a time of mourning.

@eloh said...

Justice delayed...RIP Mary Jo and baby.

I'll have to keep an eye out on South Park. Satan is bound to have something to say about this.

Yeah, I know it's childish...but I have so few pleasures.

I can't wait for more of the next generation of boot-legger Kennedys to get into office. Might be time for the rapist to make his move.

Sue said...

Ted Kennedy will go down in history as the best Senator this country was blessed to have. Health reform would have passed with flying colors, but sadly it will pass without the vote from our dear Teddy! What a wonderful man, what a sad day for the good people of this country!

Meadow said...

From former Governor Palin's Facebook:

On the Passing of Senator Ted Kennedy:
Yesterday at 10:47pm
I would like to extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family as we hear word about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. He believed in our country and fought passionately for his convictions.

-Sarah Palin and family
==========================

I wonder if the leftists would be so kind if (knock on wood) (please God, don't let it happen) something similar were to happen in the Palin/Heath family?

Kennedy certainly was not either of his two brothers. He was more like his father. nuff said!

SSG_E said...

Am I a bad person for not being at all sad that he is dead?

The Conservative Lady said...

"Never mind the fact that Old Teddy would never have been caught dead on the Public Option."

He would never had lasted this long on the "public option".

Stogie said...

Without taking glee in his death, I will say that I am happy that the man no longer has a seat in the Senate.

He was a evil man, IMHO.

Les Carpenter III said...

I, like many, found Ted Kennedy's politics badly lacking and wrongheaded. I to found his behavior in 1969 reprehensible and lacking any ethical considerations. I also believe much of his legacy as a Senator will be seen in a different light when history passes it's final judgement. As a conservative I had issues with many of his positions.

Having said this, now is not the time to "grind the political ax. Aside from being a public figure he was also a man with a family, those who loved him no doubt as our families love us. As members of the Human Race we should all step back and show the proper respect for his family.

The proper day will come to call his politics in question. To point to the negative affects some of his regulations had on our nation, and yes maybe even to vilify some of his philosophies and actions. HOWEVER TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY.

With that said, My heartfelt condolences go out the the Kennedy family and those who loved him.

Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
http://rationalnationusa.blogspot.com

Boy Named Sous said...

I wonder if the leftists would be so kind if (knock on wood) (please God, don't let it happen) something similar were to happen in the Palin/Heath family?

Meadow,

Go read on DU or Kos what the left said about Tony Snow after his death, and you'll have your answer.

Clifton B said...

Solomon:

As a political spectator, I will tell you that I checked Huffington Post, and the commenters and bloggers they are already setting up twitter accounts to rally for a bill in his name, and rallying about how the 'evil republicans' had better not get in the way of his 'legacy.'

Well that certainly did not take long. Politics is all they do, it is all about the power 24/7

Clifton B said...

@eloh:

Don't forget Caroline! Someone has to hand her a seat!

Clifton B said...

Sue:

Kennedy will go down in history like all polarizing figures. Some will sing his praises and others will curse his name.

ObamaCare or KennedyCare's passage is still in doubt. Without Kennedy in the senate, reconciliation will be the Dems only option to pass the bill as is.

Clifton B said...

Meadow:

I would not bet a penny on the left being so gracious to Palin or her family.

Clifton B said...

SSG_E:

Join the club, I held off ripping him, but I had to remind myself that there is a little bit of Jesus in Teddy...somewhere.

Clifton B said...

TCL:

He would never had lasted this long on the "public option".

Ding, ding, ding, give the gal a silver dollar!

Clifton B said...

Stogie:

Evil is right, especially when you consider his Bork speech.

Clifton B said...

Les Carpenter:

Agreed, see my comment to SSG_E

Clifton B said...

BNS:

You can also see comments about Reagan too.

ed said...

The Lion…Err Dog of the Senate.
“Teddy Kennedy was the weak kitten in the litter, never able to measure up to his brothers.
The accident at Chappaquiddick displayed his chronic immaturity. One problem Teddy has always had was keeping it in his pants – even when other people are around.”
- Cleo O’Donnell – wife of former Kennedy campaign aide.
Check out my take, and stick around for more good content.
http://libertarianhumor.com/2009/08/26/the-lion-err-dog-of-the-senate/

Soloman said...

Meadow... in the same vein as what Boy Named Sous said, I can tell you that Huffington Post had to scrub the comments from their articles about Tony Snow. It was absolutely abhorrent, and Snow was never guilty of behavior like Kennedy's.

JohnLloydScharf said...

Article I,. Section 10, in the first clause, the US Constitution says:
"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."

How can Massachuchetts pass a law after the fact of the the vacancy of Senator Kennedy without it being an ex post facto law????

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