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McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'
The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-08-26 | Foon Rhee

Posted on 08/26/2009 9:53:44 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee last year, today praised Senator Edward M. Kennedy's willingness to work with Republicans on issues facing the country.

"Ted Kennedy had this unique way of doing hand-to-hand combat on the floor of the Senate," McCain said on CNN. "And as soon as we stopped our speechmaking, he'd come over and put his arm around you and make everybody appreciate that we had our differences, politically, but personally we could be friends and work together as colleagues and friends for the good of the country."

"Probably the most overrated aspect of the United States Senate is that people keep their word," added McCain, who worked with Kennedy on immigration overhaul, education, and other issues. "Ted Kennedy always kept his word. He would keep his word to the point where he would vote against his positions in order to preserve a carefully crafted compromise."

McCain said that Kennedy's negotiating skill has been sorely missing on a health care overhaul, which has become a deeply divisive partisan issue.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 08/26/2009 9:53:44 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 08/26/2009 9:55:20 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'

"I'll be right back, Mary Jo. I'm going for help!"

3 posted on 08/26/2009 9:55:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: rabscuttle385

ask MaryJo


4 posted on 08/26/2009 9:55:30 AM PDT by Doogle
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To: rabscuttle385

My arse


5 posted on 08/26/2009 9:55:43 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'

... just so long as that word was a boozily bellowed: "BOURBON!!!"

6 posted on 08/26/2009 9:56:28 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

I really think John is trying to get a spot guest hosting on The View himself. I mean it’s clear the testicles are completely gone now.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 9:56:58 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385
My mind reels...
My stomach isn’t doing that well either.
8 posted on 08/26/2009 9:57:10 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Don't blame me,I voted for the American)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“Waitress Sandwich”


9 posted on 08/26/2009 9:57:26 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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 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 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.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 9:58:24 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just go away, John.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 9:59:17 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / Declaration of Independence - 5th sentence)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
This fool was our presidential nominee? Sometimes I think it's a good thing that Mr. Obama was "elected" last year. That way we can see Marxism for what it really is, instead of watered down a bit, as McCain would've done it!

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ObamaCare Socialized Medicine has now become:

Health care for
All (including Aliens)
Regardless of
Deficits

White
House
Inspired
Senator Ted
Kennedy Memorial
Insurance
Enrollment
Scheme

12 posted on 08/26/2009 10:02:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: rabscuttle385

how about all of the times he said.”there will be no more amnesties.” i supposed that i keeping his word. At least he kept his word to McCain.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 10:07:37 AM PDT by bilhosty (Tax payers for change)
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To: rabscuttle385
I will never forget when Kennedy and the RATS suckered BUSH 1 into signing ADA. It was a horrible bill that lead to a decade of reckless lawsuits as predicted at the time by common sense people. But GHW Bush “reached out” in the spirit of biparitanship and signed ADA. He even invited a slew or rats to a Rose Garden ceremony included Ted Kennedy. In the spirit of bipartisanship, the fink Kennedy held a mini press conference on the White House lawn trashing President Bush for not supporting people with disabilities. What an a$$.
14 posted on 08/26/2009 10:10:14 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (Proud Member of the DHS radical list since Jan 20, 2009)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Sarah Palin issued a statement along the same lines this morning.


15 posted on 08/26/2009 10:12:30 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rabscuttle385

16 posted on 08/26/2009 10:14:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: rabscuttle385

There is no sphinctor too tight that McCain cannot crawl into.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 10:14:52 AM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: BunnySlippers

I heard Lindsey Graham made a video blog entry this morning where he was sitting with a bunch of candles and weeping uncontrollably. I think “Candle in the Wind” was playing in the background.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 10:16:03 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“MaryJo I will take care of you all your life.”


19 posted on 08/26/2009 10:17:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Socialism is not a bad word. It is a bad concept.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Drinks are on me!!!!!!!


20 posted on 08/26/2009 10:20:57 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - Anonymous)
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To: DesertConservative

McCain lost....why do we have to keep hearing his stupid comments - back to ***kissing the Democrats. Doesn’t he realize he is just a useful idiot?


21 posted on 08/26/2009 10:22:45 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: rabscuttle385

Kennedy was a vile, untrustworthy pig who routinely violated his oath of office and who probably did more to destroy America than any other single person in the last 100 years.

And his pal John McCain is a hapless buffoon who has squandered his political career playing the fool for liberals.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 10:26:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: rabscuttle385

Kennedy was a vile, untrustworthy pig who routinely violated his oath of office and who probably did more to destroy America than any other single person in the last 100 years.

And his pal John McCain is a hapless buffoon who has squandered his political career playing the fool for liberals.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 10:26:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: Iron Munro

Bush was just as bad as McCain when it came to worshipping Kennedys. I have to think Ted would go back to his Scotch & waitress & just laugh at Republicans. They made it too easy.


24 posted on 08/26/2009 10:29:47 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: roses of sharon
I'll also remember that the day after Dubya handed Teddy his education bill on a silver platter, Teddy called a press conference and smeared Bush big time. Was that "keeping his word"?

Did Ted make a backroom deal with Dubya such as "I'll sign off on this bill, as long as you don't mind me calling a press conference and stabbing you in the back tomorrow, okay?" Not likely.

Senate Oath of Office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

So, Teddy was a Socialist who sheltered his own money from taxation, and was in continuous violation of his oath. It meant nothing to him.

Even if you're a flaming lib, do you really think it's wise to trust someone when you know their word is worthless?

25 posted on 08/26/2009 10:48:41 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: rabscuttle385

Baaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfffffffffffff !


26 posted on 08/26/2009 10:49:50 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ Who needs scare tactics at a HORROR SHOW ??? }:-)
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To: FlyVet

Thank you for posting. Teddy’s word was worthless.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 10:58:22 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'

"So, ah, Mary Jo. I you just go for a little ride in my cah, and we, ah. drive off a bridge, ah, I, ah, promise not to rescue you. Ha, ha, ha. But don't, ah, worry about that. I drive betta when I am, ah, totally drunk."

28 posted on 08/26/2009 11:02:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama - fooling fewer people every day.)
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