Trying to Score Points on Kennedy’s Death

by Ryan on August 27, 2009

in Blogs,Economy,Election 2009,Media Bias,Nostalgia,Politics

Ted Kennedy’s body is not even cold yet and some are trying to win political points, shamelessly using his death to advance their political agenda.  The most obvious are those, like Robert Byrd, who want to put Ted Kennedy’s name on the health care bill in an attempt to use the spirit of mourning and nostalgia to advance this dying political initiative.  The MSM advanced this idea within minutes of the news about Kennedy’s death and the party’s been making noises since yesterday — even putting pressure on Deval Patrick to forgo the established process in Massachusetts and appoint Kennedy’s successor “promptly,” despite the legal implications.

Trying to scoring political points off someone’s death with such shameless speed sounds potentially Paul Wellstone Memorial-like if you ask me.  We’re not quite at that stage yet, but I’ve learned to never put anything past this crew in Washington.  This could backfire on them considerably.

Rush Limbaugh had a great point yesterday when he suggested that if those trying to use Kennedy’s death to advance a health care agenda were honest about wanting to honor Kennedy’s passing by putting his name on a bill, then that bill should try to get ALL Americans to have the SAME health care that Ted Kennedy himself had!  I think using that concept is a great way to defuse the Dem’s ploy in the coming months.  In the meantime, the Dems should at least allow Kennedy to be put in the ground before using him as a cheap political tool to advance an unpopular agenda.

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da Patriot August 27, 2009 at 11:18 pm

The Dems do this every time one of their own dies. But, when you consider how much of a partisan politician he was, you can pretty much say, without the slightest fear of successful contradiction, the ol’ Teddy would have wanted them to monopolize on his death in this way. Kennedy himself, knowing that he was not far from death, made an appeal to the Mass. legislature to change the law so that the Democratic Governor of Mass. could name his replacement. Ted Kennedy was an enemy of this republic, in the sense that he was an enemy of the people’s right to govern themselves, right up to the day he died.


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