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Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad
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Posted on 02/12/2007 4:12:38 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Joe Kennedy Fires Back Letter to Florida Rep. Connie Mack Over Chavez Oil TV Ad

Monday , February 12, 2007

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WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Kennedy fired off a letter Monday in response to a Florida congressman's calls for him to stop airing television commercials that heap praise on Venezuela for its providing discounted heating oil to low-income U.S. households.

"If your moral indignation requires that we not accept the discount oil to distribute to our most vulnerable families, then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car because it, too, probably uses gasoline made from Venezuelan oil," Kennedy wrote in a letter sent to Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.

"Maybe the fact that you live in Florida diminishes your concern for those who have to forgo food or medicine to pay for heat or turn to dangerous heating sources to stay warm, risking their lives to brave the cold," Kennedy wrote. "If so, maybe you could advocate that they move to your district to alleviate the need to figure out ways to protect them."

In a letter sent earlier in the day, Mack scolded Kennedy for the television ad that Mack says pays tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, "a sworn enemy of the United States."

In the ad, Kennedy, founder and president of Citizens Energy Corp., a nonprofit energy company, thanks Venezuela and Citgo, a Houston-based oil company owned by the Chavez government, for contributing heating oil to low income senior citizens.

"I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Heating oil at 40 percent off from our friends in Venezuela at Citgo," Kennedy says in the commercial.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adolphhitler; citgo; dictatorship; heatingoil; hugochavez; joekennedy; kennedylegacy; prodictator
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1 posted on 02/12/2007 4:12:43 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Kennedy really that dumb? OUR FRIENDS IN VENEZUELA???? OUR FRIENDS IN VENEZUELA????


2 posted on 02/12/2007 4:14:49 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: Hildy

I saw that ad for the first time within the last several days. Sick, really sick ....


3 posted on 02/12/2007 4:15:51 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: Hildy

Yes, sadly, Kennedy really is that dumb...


4 posted on 02/12/2007 4:15:53 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Hildy

He will be on Cavuto's show tomorrow according to Cavuto this afternoon.


5 posted on 02/12/2007 4:16:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Hildy

Maybe HIS friends in Venezuela,but you and I have no friends there.


6 posted on 02/12/2007 4:17:05 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Sub-Driver

"then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car because it, too, probably uses gasoline made from Venezuelan oil,"

Just one word Joe.

HESS!


7 posted on 02/12/2007 4:17:33 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Sub-Driver

All you ever needed to know about what's left of the Kennedy clan right there. JFK may not have been perfect, but I get the feeling were he alive today he'd be pimp-slapping his little brother and nephew somethin HARD.

Oh, and Joe? I make it a POINT never to go to anyplace that sells CITGO.


8 posted on 02/12/2007 4:17:47 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Sub-Driver

Former Rep. Joe Kennedy is so screwed up that he did not seek reelection in Massachusetts.


9 posted on 02/12/2007 4:17:53 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver
"I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Heating oil at 40 percent off from our friends in Venezuela at Citgo," Kennedy says in the commercial.

ROTFLOL! What an arrogant, out of touch, dunce.

I would love to see that ad.

10 posted on 02/12/2007 4:19:03 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Abby4116

And yet the deluded Ma$$holes are eating it up. Sad, really--they're too gullible and/or stupid to know any better or want to change.


11 posted on 02/12/2007 4:19:12 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Sub-Driver

Little Joey does seem a bit testy, doesn't he?

When they go on the attack like that, it generally means they know they are idiots but think if they go into attack mode, no one will notice.

I see that lot with the Dems.


12 posted on 02/12/2007 4:19:16 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Sub-Driver

""If your moral indignation requires that"

No Kennedy should be allowed to use the words "moral indignation" in a sentence without the use of sarcasm tags.

Joe Kennedy's next commercial will be extolling the grand uses of nuclear energy from our friends, the Iranians.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 4:20:12 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Typical Kennedy kissing up to a Commie dictator. Even Papa Joe kissed up to Hitler. Guess that apple sits at the bottom of the tree.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


14 posted on 02/12/2007 4:20:46 PM PST by bray (Redeploy our Troops to Tehran)
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To: onyx
I would love to see that ad.

I live in NH and get the Boston stations, so I get to suffer through that numerous times per day.

Ol' Goebbels would have been proud.
15 posted on 02/12/2007 4:20:46 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: onyx
I would love to see that ad.

I live in NH and get the Boston stations, so I get to suffer through that numerous times per day.

Ol' Goebbels would have been proud.
16 posted on 02/12/2007 4:21:04 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Sub-Driver

Iran and Venezuela established a non-stop air route recently. They have been getting closer every day. I would not be surprised to see Iammadjihad offer Citizens' discounted oil/gas too. I wonder if Kennedy will take that too?


17 posted on 02/12/2007 4:21:05 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: Sub-Driver

His environment-activist brother Bob is against wind energy in Mass. because it is too unsightly for the Cape Cod types.


18 posted on 02/12/2007 4:21:38 PM PST by what's up
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To: LSUfan

Sure he would. Even now he's learning to pronouce Imadinnerjacket's name correctly.


19 posted on 02/12/2007 4:23:13 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Kennedys have an imperial sense of entitlement.


20 posted on 02/12/2007 4:23:23 PM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: OCCASparky

LOL --- I hear ya, but I would like to see it ONCE!


21 posted on 02/12/2007 4:24:08 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Big kickbacks are possible in an operation like this. Thanks Venezuela and my buddy Hugo!


22 posted on 02/12/2007 4:24:34 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (ĦEl proletariado del mundo, une! - Xuygo Chavez)
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To: onyx
YouTube is becomming our second best friend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNE0os3f3VY

23 posted on 02/12/2007 4:24:58 PM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Jet - what time is Cavuto's show? I got MobiTV for my handheld and would like to finally find a use for it.


24 posted on 02/12/2007 4:26:04 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Hildy

They are his friends. He has never met a socialists, communists, or murderer that he did not love.

Again, he was speaking from his point of view, not decent people's.


25 posted on 02/12/2007 4:28:04 PM PST by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

So, at a time that Democrats are criticizing Mitt Romney for kicking off his Presidential campaign at the Henry Ford museum because Ford was an anti-Semite, the Democrats are arguing that we should accept oil from socialist dictators. Don't you just love Liberal logic?


26 posted on 02/12/2007 4:28:15 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Yo-Yo
Oh gawd --- typical Kennedy exploitation of the "poor and needy" who the nice commies will save.

Thank you.
27 posted on 02/12/2007 4:29:00 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

He comes on at 1600 (4 P.M) Eastern.


28 posted on 02/12/2007 4:29:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: what's up

And yet the windmills wouldn't even be visible from shore....

Peter Schweizer stated in his book "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" that the windmills would actually be about six miles off the coast and not visible, but that Kennedy opposed them on the grounds that it would be in one of their favorite sailing and yachting areas.

WTF? Don't those yachts contribute to global warming and pollute the oceans?


29 posted on 02/12/2007 4:32:02 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Most excellent - right at lunchtime here on the West Coast.


30 posted on 02/12/2007 4:32:44 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: onyx
The Kennedys love the poor.

It's just that every once in a while, they require the poor to supply them with a sacrificial virgin. Certainly, this is not to much too ask of the poor in return for the love the Kennedys shower upon them.

31 posted on 02/12/2007 4:40:32 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Biden, Biden, he's my man, if anyone says it, he soon can!)
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To: Kenny Bunk


*sigh* I despise them and would love to see them poor.


32 posted on 02/12/2007 4:44:26 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, in another couple years with the rampant global warming maybe Joe Kennedy can get Hugo to sell people discount air conditioners.


33 posted on 02/12/2007 4:53:57 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Hildy
"If your moral indignation requires that we not accept the discount oil to distribute to our most vulnerable families, then that same high moral standard should require that you not drive your car because it, too, probably uses gasoline made from Venezuelan oil," Kennedy wrote in a letter sent to Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.

YES. Kennedy is that dumb. How can that be a surprise?

34 posted on 02/12/2007 4:54:18 PM PST by olezip
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To: Sub-Driver
Seems to me we have laws against "dumping." Surely Venezuela is selling Kennedy oil below the cost of production. It's time to enforce the law.
35 posted on 02/12/2007 4:54:57 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: Sub-Driver
These days, the Name Kennedy in politics is synonymous with idiot.
36 posted on 02/12/2007 4:57:32 PM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: Hildy
Is Kennedy really that dumb?

While we here in Massachusetts have long known that he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer,his problem isn't stupidity...it's amorality.

37 posted on 02/12/2007 5:00:20 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Sub-Driver

Papa Joe was a closet Nazi, and Little Joe is obviously a friend to Commies like Hugo and Fidel.

The rotten apple never falls very far from the dead tree.


38 posted on 02/12/2007 5:08:43 PM PST by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: Hildy

Is Kennedy really that dumb? OUR FRIENDS IN VENEZUELA????

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When he says "our", he is referring to himself and his friends, all America-haters.


39 posted on 02/12/2007 5:12:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: OCCASparky

I make it a POINT never to go to anyplace that sells CITGO.

**
Same here.


40 posted on 02/12/2007 5:13:41 PM PST by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: onyx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNE0os3f3VY

Through the magic of the internets, your wish is granted. Drag your iron cot closer to the monitor and see.


41 posted on 02/12/2007 5:13:49 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

LOL ---- thank you!


42 posted on 02/12/2007 5:15:10 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

"I am Joe Kennedy. Help is on the way. Heating oil at 40 percent off from our friends in Venezuela at Citgo," Kennedy says in the commercial.


It ought to say "I am Joe Kennedy . Help is on the way. I plan to get together with my Uncle Ted and offer free oil with all the money from our trust funds. Since we Kennedy's have screwed up so much its the least we can do."


43 posted on 02/12/2007 5:24:22 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody cares what Kennedy says.


44 posted on 02/12/2007 5:25:02 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How would Kennedy feel if Chavez said the things about his uncle that he spewed out about our President? What in the world is going to happen to our country? I worry! It seems half this country hates this country. Why in the he*% don't they live somewhere else?


45 posted on 02/12/2007 5:25:24 PM PST by jaycee (Just looking for a tagline)
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To: pandoraou812

That'll be the day when pigs truly do fly.


46 posted on 02/12/2007 5:28:28 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

Yes it sure would be....


47 posted on 02/12/2007 5:31:01 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Farmer Dean

Like his uncle teddy, he is a typical kennedy, a communist.


48 posted on 02/12/2007 5:35:01 PM PST by stumpy
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To: OCCASparky

Not if they are owned by a Democrat.


49 posted on 02/12/2007 5:38:54 PM PST by sport
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To: OCCASparky

Not all of us who are stuck here in Mass. are in love with this socialist douche.

It does seem that way some time, though...


50 posted on 02/12/2007 5:44:39 PM PST by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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