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Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation
The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman

Posted on 08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT by MaestroLC

Edited on 08/26/2009 8:39:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.


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To: MaestroLC

The Wall Street Journal concocts “news” out of thin air.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:21 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Hatheos

..prolly was his idea.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:45 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: MaestroLC

Go figure? Democrats are so predictable. Why not name it the Mary Jo Bill? After all, we will be drowning in taxes once this is passed.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT by Commander X (Hey Barry, what are you hiding?)
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To: MaestroLC

“Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.

It will leave us gasping for air, drown us in red tape, and finally kill us.


24 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:10 AM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: MaestroLC
Who didn't see this coming? The man is not even cold yet. Well, if Obama and the Democrats want to name their monstrosity of a health care plan after Ted Kennedy, then they should include Mary Joe's name in it. IE:

The Ted Kennedy Health Care Bill of 2009 in memory of Mary JoKopechne: Since 1969, 50 Years of Monstrosity

Ted Kennedy was a singular figure in American history. Very few if any, over such a long period, have done more to harm America. But Obama is committed to trying.

“Socialism hasn’t worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didn’t have me to run it.” - Ted Kennedy
And despite all his efforts to the contrary, it never worked in America either. Even with him as the Jackal of the Senate trying his best to implement it. May God have mercy on his soul...but we are better as a nation with him permanenetly out of that position of power and influence.

The best epitath for this leftist, socialists, corrupt old man would be for a conservative or at the least a moderate, to be elected to fill his seat by the people of Mass.

Now we have Barrack Hussein Obama and his ilk, who will surely try to use the death of Kennedy to push through the biggest socialization effort in American history - ObamaCare.

We cannot let it happen. Stand firm, speak out, lean into their storm of word and ideologies...and push them back.


THE GRIM REAPING OF AMERICA


AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY


THE STORM UNLEASHED ON AMERICA

A PETITION ON FACEBOOK FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION

A 4TH OF JULY TEA PARTY SPEECH

...and on the lighter side, take your mind off the Obamanation for a few minutes and enjoy some beautiful Western US scenery slideshows.

JEFF HEAD'S WESTERN US SCENERY SLIDE SHOWS

TED KENNEDY'S "OTHER" LEGACY - LEFTIST, SOCIALIST ANTI-AMERICAN TO THE CORE

Kennedy smears President Bush and our troops on the US Senate floor:

He described the Iraq war as a fraud “made up in Texas” as part of political strategy — accused the President of the US of “telling lie, after lie, after lie”, in order to go to war in Iraq.

Kennedy smears Judge Alito...Mrs. Alito in tears:

In suggesting that Samuel Alito had belonged to a racist conservative group, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy relied heavily on an essay published by the organization that sounded like a bigoted rant. The essay, titled ‘In Defense of Elitism.....But the magazine’s editor at the time says the article was pure satire, a send-up of what liberals think conservatives think. He added quote, ‘I think left-wing groups have been feeding Senator Kennedy snippets and he has been mindlessly reciting them,”

Sen. Edward Kennedy Smears the Nation

“On March 19, 2004, President Bush asked: ‘Who would prefer that Saddam’s torture chambers still be open?’ Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management — U.S. management.” - A speech on the Senate floor, May 10, 2004.

Kennedy’s smear of Judge Bork on the US Senator floor:

“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, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy....”

Kennedy betrays his Senate position, President Reagan and America
:

May 14, 1983 document from the KGB archives reveals that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) reached out to the General Secretary of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party, Yuri Andropov, to propose a kind of public relations strategy to counter President Reagan’s defense policy initiatives toward the Soviet Union, policies that Kennedy felt were too aggressive.

Kennedy was either a prime instigator or author of every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

The death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick:

On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts .. At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, and flipped into Poucha Pond.

He escaped te car andswam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car.

The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem overnight.

The inquest into Kopechne’s death took place in Edgartown in January 1970. At the request of Kennedy’s lawyers, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered that it be conducted in secret. The 763-page transcript of the inquest was released four months later. Judge James A. Boyle presided at the inquest. Among Judge Boyle’s conclusions in his inquest report was the following: “There is probable cause to believe that Edward M. Kennedy operated his motor vehicle negligently … and that such operation appears to have contributed to the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.”

Under Massachusetts law Boyle, having found “probable cause” that Kennedy had committed a crime, could have issued a warrant for his arrest, but he did not do so. District Attorney Dinis chose not to pursue Kennedy for manslaughter, despite Judge Boyle’s conclusions.

Kennedy pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a small payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their attorney's bills.

In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed. Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?

While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959.

He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him.

25 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:10 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MaestroLC

*sniff, sniff*

Ahhhhhhhhh. Smell that? It’s called ‘DESPERATION’. The Dims could open up a perfumery and sell the stuff by the buckets.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:26 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: MaestroLC

Tying this bloated albatros to Kennedy would be fitting.

The fact that Byrd thinks it would help sell the bill to the People shows what a bubble they live in.

I strongly suspect most of America despises the fat, corrupt, evil bastard.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:38 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: MaestroLC
I think Byrd added that in the alternative he would settle for two airports named for himself.

Certainly we should name a bridge in Chappaquiddick for the departed.

28 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:44 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: MaestroLC
Let's call it Kopechne Care instead.

Maybe that would bring some sanity to the "debate" that is limited to Democrat voices.

29 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:51 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: MaestroLC

Talk about tacky. This is like John Edwards trying to capitalize on his wife’s cancer.


30 posted on 08/26/2009 8:43:30 AM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: MaestroLC

What a surprise.


31 posted on 08/26/2009 8:43:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MaestroLC

No. We need to USE it as an example AGAINST state-run healthcare!

Kennedy KNEW better than to use ‘public’ health care himself!

THIS should be the rallying point for the conservatives.


32 posted on 08/26/2009 8:43:48 AM PDT by J40000
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To: MaestroLC

Still - - - NO!

They could put Ronald Reagan’s name on it ... still NO!


33 posted on 08/26/2009 8:43:48 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: MaestroLC

Start by getting the fraud out of Medicare. Then fix the medical litigation problem. These two things will cut costs by 40%.


34 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:02 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The wolf in the suit.)
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To: MaestroLC
ObamaCare Socialized Medicine has now become:

Health care for
All (including Aliens)
Regardless of
Deficits

White
House
Inspired
Senator Ted
Kennedy
Insurance
Enrollment
Scheme

35 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: MaestroLC
We need to strip Joe Manchin (democratic governor of West Virgina) of his power to appoint a replacement for Byrd before that old liberal dies too!
36 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:07 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: MaestroLC

Wow! That didn’t take long. Nothing like a FUNeral to promote the liberal agenda.

KenneyCare ... it is dead in the water.


37 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: edcoil
"Dem’s don’t even allow the body to get cold before they want political advantage."

Once again, just imagine the MSM if Republicans attempted such naked exploitation for political gain.

38 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:35 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: skeeter

Bring his rotting corpse to the Rotunda and then let’s vote down this bill. A fitting end.


39 posted on 08/26/2009 8:44:58 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

.well, whisky is a pretty good medicine.


40 posted on 08/26/2009 8:45:08 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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