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The End Of An Era: Goodbye, Kennedys (Pop a cork! Patrick is packin' his bags!)
GPB ^ | 11/09/10 | Tovia Smith

Posted on 11/20/2010 4:49:09 PM PST by Libloather

The End Of An Era: Goodbye, Kennedys
By Tovia Smith
Tue., November 9, 2010 5:34pm (EST)

Democrats may still be licking their political wounds this week, but 50 years ago Tuesday, the party was ecstatic over the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as president of the United States.

**SNIP**

In the heart of Kennedy country in Massachusetts, the milestone evoked some sentimentality. But even to voters like Carol and Steve Doppelt of Framingham, the end of the Kennedy dynasty is also a welcome relief.

"The end of the Kennedy era -- it's hard to believe. Very sad ... very sad," Carol Doppelt said. But "I also feel that there's no royalty in this country, and there comes a point when the best of our representatives should step aside and let new people come in and take over."

"We're not England, we're America -- shouldn't be locked in to one family," Steve Doppelt added.

The two of them say they have only great respect for the Kennedys, but given their anti-incumbent bent this year, even if one had been running, they say they would have voted against that Kennedy, too.

(Excerpt) Read more at gpb.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kennedy; legacy; patrick; teddy
The wrecking ball clan will be spending more time with the family.
1 posted on 11/20/2010 4:49:15 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
End of a proud tradition...


2 posted on 11/20/2010 4:52:44 PM PST by Vide
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To: Libloather
the end of the Kennedy dynasty is also a welcome relief. yes it is.
3 posted on 11/20/2010 4:54:33 PM PST by ColdOne (Again Who Knew MSNBC has "standards and policies?")
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To: Libloather

This could not have come soon enough.


4 posted on 11/20/2010 4:55:43 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Libloather

Without the Kennedys, the liquor stores in D.C. will be seeking federal bail-outs!!


5 posted on 11/20/2010 4:56:40 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Libloather
"We're not England, we're America -- shouldn't be locked in to one family," Steve Doppelt added.

Did you hear that, Jeb?

6 posted on 11/20/2010 4:57:00 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vide

LOL.


7 posted on 11/20/2010 4:57:52 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Libloather

Rest in Peace Mary Jo Kopechne..


8 posted on 11/20/2010 5:01:07 PM PST by max americana
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To: Libloather

In my life time I have witnessed three great events: the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Kennedy dynasty, and man walking on the moon. I just pray that I do not live long enough to see the collapse of the United States.


9 posted on 11/20/2010 5:01:29 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: Vide

Yup, a chip off the old neckbrace.


10 posted on 11/20/2010 5:01:58 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Libloather

Good riddance!


11 posted on 11/20/2010 5:05:37 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Which is good, but too bad for Jeb. From what I’ve read, he would actually make a very good POTUS, better than his brother and dad, because he actually listened to the people of his state and responded thoughtfully. Even black democrats liked him (I mean the people, not the elites).


12 posted on 11/20/2010 5:06:40 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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RI Dem becomes 4th openly gay member of Congress

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline (sis-uh-LEE'-nee) has become the fourth openly gay member of Congress, winning the House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy.

The 49-year-old Providence mayor beat Republican state Rep. John Loughlin (LOF'-lin) on Tuesday in the race for the 1st District seat Kennedy had held for eight terms. Kennedy announced his retirement this year a few months after the death of his father, Massachusetts' U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

13 posted on 11/20/2010 5:08:35 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather

I’m having a difficult time posting with all my tears.


14 posted on 11/20/2010 5:09:36 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Libloather
a Kennedy FREE government... i like the sound of that
15 posted on 11/20/2010 5:11:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

FREE AT LAST!!!


16 posted on 11/20/2010 5:20:15 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Clock King

One big albatross against Jeb Bush besides his last name. Terri Schiavo—Jeb caved to the little swamp judge and did not exude the cajones to step in and save her. That was his shining moment in time but he punted instead-—no more Bushies please!


17 posted on 11/20/2010 5:27:31 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Libloather
... and there comes a point when the best of our representatives should step aside and let new people come in and take over."

The BEST???

So at face value, let unqualified rubes in because it is "fair"? How do these people think?

18 posted on 11/20/2010 5:27:56 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Libloather

Is there another family name that had a more significant impact on this country in a political sense ?

I feel that a great weight has been lifted, finally.

Another factor that elitism / cronyism / dynastyism is OVER. Can it be that America is waking up ?

We’ll see.


19 posted on 11/20/2010 5:35:00 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Libloather

“Good bye???”

Good Riddance!!!


20 posted on 11/20/2010 5:36:07 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Libloather
C'mon Patches! Time for one last drugged-out spin around Capitol Hill!
21 posted on 11/20/2010 5:36:46 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

22 posted on 11/20/2010 5:38:27 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar; Doulos1

23 posted on 11/20/2010 5:38:30 PM PST by Vide
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To: Nosterrex

In my life time I have witnessed three great events: the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Kennedy dynasty, and man walking on the moon. I just pray that I do not live long enough to see the collapse of the United States.

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Let’s pray that we both live long enough to see the quick monumental-humiliating downfall of non-American Obama and his ideology so there will be no collapse of our country.


24 posted on 11/20/2010 5:40:45 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Libloather

The Kennedy’s might be gone from DC but the stench of liberalism they created is left behind.


25 posted on 11/20/2010 5:43:42 PM PST by Undocumented_capitalist (`)
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To: Libloather

good riddance


26 posted on 11/20/2010 5:44:18 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Libloather

Did Patrick get another DWI?


27 posted on 11/20/2010 5:48:47 PM PST by vigilante2 (Reelect Nobody)
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To: Libloather

It’s like saying Goodbye to a case of the clap.


28 posted on 11/20/2010 5:50:57 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: onona

The Adam’s family had a significant influence in the early years of our country. John Adams was one of the founders, and was George Washington’s Vice President. He was elected the 2nd President of the US, but was defeated by Thomas Jefferson for re-election. His son John Quincy Adams became the 6th President of the US.

The next closest thing , particularly in modern times, is the Bush family. Father and 1 one son were both Presidents. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jeb Bush run in 2012.

What’s Jesse Jsckson gonna say then, g””et out the Bushes again (for the 3rd time)?


29 posted on 11/20/2010 5:57:31 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Vide

News From The Future: November 2012—
Victoria Reggie Kennedy romped to victory in capturing the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts, again putting a Kennedy
in the upper chamber. Kennedy beat incumbent Scott Brown (R)
by a huge margin. “I am proud to win back my late husband’s seat,” she said. “Our family has been out of politics for
two years. That’s too long.”


30 posted on 11/20/2010 6:03:10 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: onona
Is there another family name that had a more significant impact on this country in a political sense ?

Roosevelt perhaps?.

31 posted on 11/20/2010 6:06:01 PM PST by Taylor42
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

Very sadly, yes.


32 posted on 11/20/2010 6:09:26 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Libloather

“Umm... Errr.. Dohnt leht the doohr, Uhh, hit you in the Ahhss..”


33 posted on 11/20/2010 6:10:20 PM PST by mylife (Opinions $1 Half baked 50c)
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To: Libloather

many of them doin’ time in the Salt Mines of Hell.


34 posted on 11/20/2010 6:10:53 PM PST by freedumb2003 (In case you don't know, everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON!)
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To: Libloather

Okay, for the Eighties music fans on FR, now I’m hearing Alison Moyet singing “Goodbye, Kennedys!” instead of “Goodbye, Seventies!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnJ8q4zrxU8


35 posted on 11/20/2010 6:15:45 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: freedumb2003

After what Barbara Bush said today about Sarah Palin, I have no use for the Bushes. I think she showed the world her true colors. May I remind her that Sarah Palin has never said an unkind word about her.


36 posted on 11/20/2010 6:18:40 PM PST by mommyq
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To: Libloather
Sad my ass, I aways dreamed of living long enough to piss on ted grave. Might drive up there and do it one of these days.
37 posted on 11/20/2010 6:30:41 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
"I aways dreamed of living long enough to piss on ted grave."

Jimmah is always numer0 un0 in my book.

38 posted on 11/20/2010 6:51:15 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: org.whodat

Ted Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


39 posted on 11/20/2010 6:59:06 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: onona
Can it be that America is waking up ?

With the corrupt former HUDdite Cuomo, and the former now Governor Moonbeam again, dream on.

Or should that be "Nightmare on"?

40 posted on 11/20/2010 7:00:20 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: LibFreeOrDie

So is my uncle a real man!!!


41 posted on 11/20/2010 7:23:19 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Redbob
Without the Kennedys, the liquor stores in D.C.
will be seeking federal bail-outs!!

*snicker*
I suspect, they'll find more "DNC customers" soon.


42 posted on 11/20/2010 8:15:55 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise. :^)
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To: Nosterrex

“I just pray that I do not live long enough to see the collapse of the United States.”
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In that case I recommend that you start smoking, heavy drinking, cocaine use, crystal meth, barroom fighting, hang gliding, sky diving, bungee jumping, buy a fast car and take up racing on the public highways, play hopscotch in heavy traffic, Russian roulette, stuff like that.


43 posted on 11/20/2010 8:29:05 PM PST by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Ted Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

So, good news/bad news?

44 posted on 11/20/2010 8:43:15 PM PST by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Ann Archy; Libloather

Even speech writer Ted Sorensen recently passed away!!!


45 posted on 11/20/2010 9:21:15 PM PST by danamco (")
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To: Libloather

I think this is the first time in my whole life that there hasn’t been a Kennedy in government? I was born in 1960.


46 posted on 11/20/2010 10:42:21 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: LibFreeOrDie

For the life of my I do not understand how that traitor Ted Kennedy is buried Arlington.

It is beyond revolting. The next president should issue an executive order having Ted Kennedy exhumed, and moved to a garbage dump.


47 posted on 11/21/2010 6:22:54 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ouderkirk

Exhume him and re-bury him in an Oldsmobile.


48 posted on 11/21/2010 6:58:19 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Taylor42

Adams


49 posted on 11/21/2010 9:23:16 AM PST by reg45
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