Skip to comments.Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation
Posted on 08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT by MaestroLCEdited 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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(quote) "In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American," Byrd said.
Dem’s don’t even allow the body to get cold before they want political advantage.
Democrats: Always standing on somebody’s corpse.
Nice try..................Go F yourself D C !!
Pelosi was faster off the mark in calling for this than I expected. She did it while the body was still warm.
Nobody wants deathcare.
I propose we name the Obamanation Health Care Bill for Messr. Kennedy. My offerings:
Bridge to Health Care.
Swimming In Health.
Life Preserver Bill.
Or my FAVORITE:
S.P.L.A.S.H. for short.
That didn’t take long.
Can only hope that the health care bill dies as well.
Nice try..................Go F yourself D C !!
Health care is dead. May it rest in hell with Splash.
Oh what a huge surprise that the libs would use his death to urge passing of this anti-American bill. I’m shocked, just shocked!
Gee, didn’t see this coming. What a bunch of political vultures.
arrgh! I’m stuck at the airport and all the TV’s are on CNN. You can’t believe how many times CNN has talked about how important passing this health bill was to Kennedy. Do airports in red-states play FoxNews, are is it CNN everywhere?
Yeah, I was pretty impressed, too. Of course, we all knew it was coming.
But what makes them think Kennedy was popular with anybody except the brain-dead voters of MA and the DC political circuit? That’s not enough to get them very far.
MSNBC question of the day. Is his departing generating enough wind to get the sunken Public plan health reform sailing again.
Pelosi says ‘YES’. But she is NUTS God bless her (since she will be the end of Obama.)
Not feeling the motivation.
Only if it will bring back Mary Jo. The Orca can stay dead.
Oh here we go..............stop before I wretch.
The Wall Street Journal concocts “news” out of thin air.
..prolly was his idea.
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.
Ted Kennedys 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.
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 hasnt worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didnt have me to run it. - Ted KennedyAnd 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.
...and on the lighter side, take your mind off the Obamanation for a few minutes and enjoy some beautiful Western US scenery slideshows.
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 magazines 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 Saddams torture chambers still be open? Shamefully, we now learn that Saddams torture chambers reopened under new management U.S. management. - A speech on the Senate floor, May 10, 2004.
Kennedys smear of Judge Bork on the US Senator floor:
Robert Borks 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 Unions Communist Party, Yuri Andropov, to propose a kind of public relations strategy to counter President Reagans 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 Kopechnes death took place in Edgartown in January 1970. At the request of Kennedys 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 Boyles 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 Boyles 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.
Ahhhhhhhhh. Smell that? It’s called ‘DESPERATION’. The Dims could open up a perfumery and sell the stuff by the buckets.
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.
Certainly we should name a bridge in Chappaquiddick for the departed.
Maybe that would bring some sanity to the "debate" that is limited to Democrat voices.
Talk about tacky. This is like John Edwards trying to capitalize on his wife’s cancer.
What a surprise.
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.
Still - - - NO!
They could put Ronald Reagan’s name on it ... still NO!
Start by getting the fraud out of Medicare. Then fix the medical litigation problem. These two things will cut costs by 40%.
Health care for
All (including Aliens)
Wow! That didn’t take long. Nothing like a FUNeral to promote the liberal agenda.
KenneyCare ... it is dead in the water.
Once again, just imagine the MSM if Republicans attempted such naked exploitation for political gain.
Bring his rotting corpse to the Rotunda and then let’s vote down this bill. A fitting end.
.well, whisky is a pretty good medicine.
“Pelosis office sent an email to reporters”
Winston Smith, pick up your speak-write and get to work.
As the New Democrat Left and their propagandists in the Pravda Media try to establish Obamacare as Kennedys lasting legacy, recall too that Animal Farm began with the death of Old Major
A prize Middle White boar is the inspiration that fuels the Rebellion in the book. He is 12 years old. According to one interpretation, he could be based upon both Karl Marx, founder of modern Marxism and the base for Communism, (in that he describes the ideal society the animals could create if the humans are overthrown) and Vladimir Lenin (in that his skull is put on revered public display, as was Lenins embalmed corpse). However, according to Christopher Hitchens: the persons of Lenin and Trotsky are combined into one [i.e., Snowball], or, it might even be [...] to say, there is no Lenin at all.
Sure. Right after changing the word "turd" to Ted.
Cause it's as big a crock as he was.
Pelosi and Obortion must be so pleased at the timing of the Lord Kennedy’s death.
“Nice try..................Go F yourself D C !!”
Just shows how out of touch they are. The Kennedy name is definitely NOT as venerated as it was back in the days of JFK!
Camelot was a myth cooked up by Jackie O. when JFK died. The press and historians ran with it.
Camelot was a musical that Jack liked.
A spur to kick them out of congress.