Skip to comments.Joyce Carol Oates: How does one woman’s life compare to decades of awesome Senate service?
Posted on 08/28/2009 7:09:48 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
Somehow, the fact that she recognizes Chappaquiddick as unconscionable, despicable, unmanly and inexplicable only makes it worse. Its come to this: Yet, ironically, following this nadir in his life/ career, Ted Kennedy seemed to have genuinely refashioned himself as a serious, idealistic, tirelessly energetic liberal Democrat in the mold of 1960s/1970s American liberalism, arguably the greatest Democratic senator of the 20th century. His tireless advocacy of civil rights, rights for disabled Americans, health care, voting reform, his courageous vote against the Iraq war (when numerous Democrats including Hillary Clinton voted for it) suggest that there are not only second acts in American lives, but that the Renaissance concept of the fortunate fall may be relevant here: one falls as Adam and Eve fell; one sins and repents and is forgiven, provided that one remakes ones life
Yet if one weighs the life of a single young woman against the accomplishments of the man President Obama has called the greatest Democratic senator in history, what is one to think?
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More proof that liberalism is a mental disease.
The two don’t compare well if the woman is a horrible excuse of a writer like you, Oates, and if the Senator actually defends the Constitution.
If the writer is a weak poser such as you, Oates, and a drunken murder like Kennedy, I suppose the two leave pretty much the same behind.
Nothing worth while but damage to the roles they were supposed to serve.
That’s some serious mental illness right there.
... that Mary Jo was the better person, by far!
murder = murderer
I guess in this libatard’s ‘mental delusions’....that Mary Jo shouldn’t have been even BORN.
These people are TRULY SICK BEYOND WORDS. I hope they rot. Seriously.
Somebody she drive this woman off a bridge in an Oldsmobile.
Using this same line of reasoning, had Hitler succeeded in creating a “Master Race”, would that have justified the Holocaust?
No, a plague! “Rats carry the black plague..
Joyce Carol Oates
Maybe Oates can lecture us now on how Mike Tyson is so “misunderstood”.
This bimbo wrote the book, We Were the Mullvaneys.
Worst book I ever read.
I am not surprised that this b*tch would write this drivel.
My wife’s a writer, but she is actually an intellectual.
JCO is a bimbo, and a slut.
Proof that O has his head is his ass......
Edward M. Kennedy was not only a poor excuse of a man but he was also a stepping stone to socialism in the United States of America.
As Mark Twain said, 'I didn't attend the funeral but I approved of it'.......
The Left is a death cult, and no pile of bullsh*t social welfare fig leaves can hide that fact.
The piece on Huffington Post, concluding with...
...was a window into the liberal mind.
The replies that followed it were even more revealing view of the pathology of the left.
They are possessed of one highly developed mental skill: rationalization.
Translation...These cretins are actually willing to grant absolution for homicide to advance their policy agenda. And they say Glenn Becks crazy.
“Ted Kennedy seemed to have genuinely refashioned himself...”
Yeah; he “refashioned himself” all right. He became as degenerate as a man can possibly get. He did nothing with any redeeming value.
What does Mary Jo’s family have to say on the matter? How do they feel that Kennedy’s friend, Klein, said that Teddy’s favorite jokes were Chappaquiddick jokes? The man makes me want to puke.
Are they trying to say she was some kind of martyr?
Aren’t martyrs usually killed by their enemies?
Who is this woman anyway?
From her bio:
Oates won a scholarship to attend Syracuse University, where she joined Phi Mu
Isn’t that the one they call “Phi Moo”?
“What does Mary Jos family have to say on the matter? How do they feel that Kennedys friend, Klein, said that Teddys favorite jokes were Chappaquiddick jokes? The man makes me want to puke.”
“Ed Klein, said that Teddys favorite jokes were Chappaquiddick jokes”.
I can’t for the life of me think of anything more sick than the thought of Ted the “swimmer” laughing at anything concerning the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick.
That one woman’s life was cut short.
It’s too bad we didn’t have that one woman alive to make this comparison.
These folks are seriously deranged.
Seeing the author’s picture explains everything.
So perhaps all Senators should be allowed a murder or two.
Good God these people make me sick.
He was a drunk. He was a commie. He was the worst of America.
She looks like she’s spent too much time in the water herself.
Oh my goodness. That poor woman has Ed Zachary disease.
Although Oates considers herself a feminist, “Her tragic and violent plots abound with incidents of rape, incest, murder, mutilation, child abuse, and suicide, and her protagonists often suffer as a result of the conditions of their social milieu or their emotional weaknesses. This is especially true of her female characters, who are portrayed as dysfunctional, passive, and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse in a male-dominated society. For this reason feminist critics consider Oates a controversial figure, because she has created few strong, independent female role models in her numerous works.” http://www.enotes.com/feminism-literature/oates-joyce-carol
So much for feminist writers and their thought processes...
Or the lives of millions of unborn babies, for that matter..?
“Yet if one weighs the life of a single young woman against the accomplishments of the man President Obama has called the greatest Democratic senator in history, what is one to think?”
Right, spot on La:
Well one is to think that its not about the one women, whom was abandoned in the flooded, pitch black, car. To struggle waiting for rescue, while this monster changed clothes and arranged his damage control.
He has gone to judgment, Mary and others will cast for his lot. I hope he has something better than damage control, greed, corruption. Life is surely fleeting for us all. Hell is for ever.
Her mom may have loved her. I kinda respect her purity. ug, surface to the bone. This thing typifies the drift all that apologists adore.
Line her up for the Neville Chamberlain, honorable mention sticker.
The above theory holds only for the depraved or a writer long past her prime.
The good Kennedy did did not cost him anything. If it did cost, if it involved sacrifice be sure Teddy would punt.
"If I should hear of his funeral I would postpone all other recreations to attend."
I honestly thought of a Tim Burton animated character.
Well... he gave us HMO's.
And stole a bunch of our money to buy votes.
Oh and.... this.
He caused this.
That pretty much covers it.
“Seeing the authors picture explains everything.”
How in the world can that be a “slut”???
She needs 6 names, not 3.
Read some Shirley Jackson, sis : (