Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies
Posted on 08/26/2009 6:40:47 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, longtime Democratic senator and the patriarch of the Kennedy political family, has died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
The Kennedy family released a statement early Wednesday morning saying, "Edward M. Kennedy the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it's hard to imagine any of them without him."
In recent weeks, Kennedy had received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, and his younger sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, died. News came last week that the senator had sent a letter to the governor of Massachusetts, asking that he work to change the state's laws of succession to fill his Senate seat quickly through a direct appointment, rather than through a lengthier special election process. Kennedy's letter, as well as his absence from the White House Medal of Freedom ceremony and his sister's funeral, fueled speculation that his health condition was grave.
Mary Jo had no comment.
I cannot say that I am sad......it’s more like an anchor was lifted.
oh, yeah......may he RIP.
Well. The Devil claims his own, after all.
Well, I guess he didn’t get his health care bill passed in time, so at least he was able to escape the rationing and get good care before dying.
He was not a good man and he was not helpful to this country. He was a bloated murderer who drank himself to pieces.
That said, he has either found peace or he has found Hell.
My heartfelt condolences to the poor, starving tumor.
Spare us the twelve hour state funeral, ‘K?
"This Is Bush's Fault!
God held his own death panel. Just a few years too late big guy! An appropriate send off would be to put him behind the wheel of an Olds and drive him off the bridge! Good Riddance!
He finally did the right thing, but 47 years too late.
On the other hand, from NH, in a couple of years I may have the chance to “anoint” him, which would be a joyful thing.,
*Note to self* - Do not turn on television for another month.
I can’t say anything nice, so.....
I was vehemently opposed to any and all things this man did politically, but I sincerely pray he found the salvation of the Lord before his passing.
My principal disagreement with Kennedy is the way he left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown, possibly along with his unborn child. The unfortunate thing for the Kennedy clan and the nation is that the most morally degenerate and least competent Kennedy boy was also the longest-lived. The world would have been better off had this Kennedy never been born. May he rot in hell.
You know what Ted Kennedy did best? You won’t hear this today. You will hear about all the wonderful programs and bills he introduced that were passed. But what did all those wonderful programs do? They spent taxpayer money. YES. That is what Ted Kennedy did best. HE FOUND WAYS TO STEAL THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY’S MONEY AND SPEND IT THE WAY HE SAW FIT! That’s why we are in so much debt! He never held a private sector job that I know of. He lived off of his Daddy’s money and the money he made as a “public servant” which means the taxpayers kept him. I found the man to be disgusting.
Yeh but watch out now for the 'Ted Kennedy National HealthCare Bill' in memory of and do it for Ted crap.
"This reminds me of a little song I wrote once upon a time! Ya wanna hear it?"
Are they going to try to imitate the Gipper’s funeral procession? They might just get a few surprises (for liberals) on their way across the nation.
He certainly has a lot of nerve interrupting the President’s vacation like this.......
My feelings about the passing of Ted Kennedy. He was all of the aforementioned things, a whoremonger, immoral, etc. His daddy, Joseph taught all the Kennedy boys well. Here in the South Ted helped elect a lot of good representatives. All you had to mention was that your opponent was a friend of Ted’s and you got elected in a landslide! I do wish his soul well and hope he made amends with his Creator for supporting the deaths of over 50,000,000 unborn children.
How ironic is it the the death of the man who lived to take over the healthcare industry, has killed their best chance of doing just that.
>> in a couple of years I may have the chance to anoint him
I’ll bet they are prepared for his fans’ “anointing” — watch out for an electrified gravetop. ;-)
You mean like the dims did when they heard President Reagan had died?
Please all..let's not play God and send people to hell. If it wasn't for Jesus Christ paying for all our sins hell would be the destiny for all of us. Disagree with the man yes, but leave the sending to hell to the Almighty!
Oh contrare, tioga. The swimmer under no condition earned nor deserves RIP. RIH teddy. The old Ken Hamblin program “toilet flush” sound is appropriate for this fine occassion!
Nothing like getting up to a beautiful sunny morning and hear the best news in 2009. Looks like ol teddy cheated the dems out of the 60 votes by going to meet his maker before the MA crooks could cook the books on his replacement.
0 comments live ... stumbling without TOTUS.
This just in...”Ted Kennedy still dead.”
In a few months, with the help of ACORN, he’ll be up and voting again.
The one good thing I could say about The Swimmer, is that he torpedoed Jimmy Carter’s reelection bid. So in a way, thanks to Ted, we got 8 years of Reagan.
I really had to reach there to find something.
At the time, my grandparents had only my aunt at home, then 12 years old. Father was serving in the Pacific, his brother was serving in Germany, another brother had died on the battlefield just the year before and my other aunt was a clerk for the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. In other words, everyone in the family who was old enough to serve was doing so. Grandpa and grandma were both in their 50's. Both had enthusiastically worked for FDR's first election in 1932 and both had grown so deeply disillusioned that they had voted Republican for the first time the year before.
This woman grabbed Grandpa's arm and wailed "Oh, Grant, wouldn't you say FDR died for our country just like our boys in uniform did?"
Grandpa looked at her and said "Yeah, but he should have done it 12 years ago!"
Anybody want to take bets on whether the Senator’s debts (medical bills, transportation costs, etc.) will be paid by his estate?
“Well, Old Scratch has got his own at last, hey?”
- Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’
as a Catholic, I must say the former....but I hear ya. I am guessing he’s with michael jackson among others.
His family and children hold the same vile views, and are just as corrupt and behave just as badly, as him. They ought to rename their clan the Augustians. Neither Jack the cold warrior tax cutter, nor Robert, the McCarthyite, would recognize any of them today.
so at least he was able to escape the rationing and get good care before dying.
According to the press he was getting exceptional treatment - radiation, chemo and an operation - much more health treatment than he was trying to give to the masses. If he would have taken the gov’t healthcare approach, he would have been sent home with pain meds - he’s over 65 don’t ya know!
He inspired the Term Limits movement. There. I thought of a second thing.
A 76 year old with an incurable brain tumor? He should have just taken the pain pill, according to Obama.
This is the FBI file on Chappaquiddick. Can anyone imagine had this happened now? Clearly Senator Stennis failed to repremand or hold any hearing of Senator Kennedy.
The file contains the inquest whereby Kennedy testified in his own behalf. It is incredibly perjurous.
No more waitress sandwiches with Sen. Dodd......
I propose a moment of silence.
I won’t post for one minute.
I was thinking the same thing. Look for the next long-winded obama infomercial coming to all TV sets real soon.
As a Christian atheist (someone who doesn't believe in the existence of any deity, but more or less follows the code of Christian ethics), I was only being rhetorical. If I'm wrong about the existence of a deity, and some deity does exist, and that deity is just (Vishnu, Apollo, Jesus or whatever), Kennedy is being spit-roasted over a hot fire for the rest of eternity.
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 President Reagan:
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.
Dodd has a new pal now. Al Franken and he will sandwich a waitress together to mark his passing. Or perhaps he’ll get together with Barney Frank and sandwich a pepper-grinder boy.
Very funny, wish I would have thought of that.