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Joe Kennedy takes a pass, Democrats take a hit
The Lowell Sun ^ | 2/19/2010 | Peter Lucas

Posted on 02/20/2010 5:27:30 AM PST by pietraynor

U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy's decision to leave Congress makes it clearer than ever that Joe Kennedy made the wrong decision when he decided not to run for the U.S. Senate.

With the Rhode Island Kennedy's announcement that he will not seek re-election, there will be no Kennedy in Congress for the first time since 1946, when the late John F. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kennedy family critics -- and Republicans -- may rejoice at the idea that there will now be a Kennedy-free Congress. But the fact is that whatever one thought of the late Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds

(Excerpt) Read more at lowellsun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; kennedyfamily; nothanks
Joe Kennedy, just following in the foot steps of his bootlegging grandfather Joseph P. Kennedy. Negotiating with Hugo Chavez and profiteering on the elderly.
1 posted on 02/20/2010 5:27:31 AM PST by pietraynor
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To: pietraynor
whatever one thought of the late Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds

The genuine test of liberal success. The ability to steal from your fellow citizen to take for yourself.

2 posted on 02/20/2010 5:29:44 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: pietraynor

They make it sound as if having no Kennedy in government is a bad thing. Silly rabbits.


3 posted on 02/20/2010 5:34:17 AM PST by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: pietraynor

No Kennedly = higher average IQ, morality in politics.

Women are safer, too.

The Kennedy name is properly associated with the Obama name and the name for excrement. Smells the same, too.


4 posted on 02/20/2010 5:35:29 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: pietraynor

THANK GOD!!


5 posted on 02/20/2010 5:35:31 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pietraynor

“U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s decision to leave Congress makes it clearer than ever that Joe Kennedy made the wrong decision when he decided not to run for the U.S. Senate. “

What, we HAVE to have a Kennedy in congress? For what?


6 posted on 02/20/2010 5:37:05 AM PST by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: pietraynor

I constantly wonder at stories regarding the lack of a Kennedy in Congress. How is it that people from Massachusetts are so uninformed as to think that only a Kennedy can serve them in Congress.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 5:37:24 AM PST by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: mort56

Exactly... I’d say pop the corks, it’s time to celebrate.


8 posted on 02/20/2010 5:37:26 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: pietraynor

Did anything GOOD ever come from a Kennedy, other then the gold digging for MA?


9 posted on 02/20/2010 5:38:07 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: AlexW

I forgot to mention SCOTCH.


10 posted on 02/20/2010 5:39:10 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: pietraynor

Joe Kennedy is paid $500,000 per year as an Officer of Citizens Energy a company that distributes low cost heating oil to people.

Want to know where they get the heating oil from? Yup, Hugo Chavez.

So how would Joe Kennedy win a race when for years he has been drawing a fat salary for doing NOTHING while his employer that pays him $500,000 per year gets free oil from Hugo Chavez and turns around and sells it to low income people?


11 posted on 02/20/2010 5:41:09 AM PST by HD1200
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To: pietraynor

The Lowell Sun,any the city it “serves”,are (deservedly) circling the bowl at this very movement.


12 posted on 02/20/2010 5:42:07 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: pietraynor

There IS a God!


13 posted on 02/20/2010 5:50:43 AM PST by matginzac
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... there will be no Kennedy in Congress for the first time since 1946 ...

Thank the Lord, God Almighty. And let's pray it stays this way.

Nothing good EVER came out from the Kennedy family. Their being gone from Congress is truly a blessing.

14 posted on 02/20/2010 5:52:56 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Sun use to be a somewhat conservative paper back in the day, no?


15 posted on 02/20/2010 5:54:35 AM PST by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: HD1200

Anyone in the USA who takes oil from Hugo Chavez ought to at least be cut off from any other forms of welfare, at the very least.


16 posted on 02/20/2010 5:55:06 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Ann Archy

My thoughts exactly! THANK GOD, indeed!


17 posted on 02/20/2010 5:56:52 AM PST by nfldgirl (Tim Tebow=our real life (Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love...) Michael!)
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To: HD1200
So how would Joe Kennedy win a race when for years he has been drawing a fat salary for doing NOTHING...

Missed his chance...he could have run for POTUS with that kind of résumé.

A couple of years ago, that is.

18 posted on 02/20/2010 6:04:31 AM PST by thulldud
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To: Gay State Conservative

Is this a translation? I would of thought the Sun would be a spanish language paper by now.


19 posted on 02/20/2010 6:08:14 AM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

For what it is worth, the Lowell Sun did endorse Scott Brown.


20 posted on 02/20/2010 6:22:50 AM PST by ArmedConservative (Visualize No Liberals!)
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To: AlexW

Did anything GOOD ever come from a Kennedy, other then the gold digging for MA?
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I think George Kennedy has made some pretty good movies, some people seem to think I look like him, I plead guilty to being about the same size. Actually Arthur Kennedy used to do pretty well in the old westerns. Other than that I don’t know.


21 posted on 02/20/2010 6:27:31 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds

Sadly, that is the mark of a successful "public servant".

22 posted on 02/20/2010 7:17:16 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: Leisler
Is this a translation? I would of thought the Sun would be a spanish language paper by now.

These days it's more likely to be Cambodian.

23 posted on 02/20/2010 7:23:36 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: ArmedConservative
For what it is worth, the Lowell Sun did endorse Scott Brown.

Then why in God's name are they all in a twist because there won't be a Kennedy in Congress??? Geeze!

24 posted on 02/20/2010 7:27:57 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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