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My Uncle Teddy
E-Mail for Obama | January 28, 2012 | Caroline Kennedy

Posted on 01/28/2012 1:58:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Four years ago today, I joined my Uncle Teddy and thousands of excited students at American University to endorse Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

Barack Obama had stirred something in young people and the young at heart. I saw the passion in my own teenage children, and I heard it from a different generation of people who said they felt like they did when my father ran for president.

We felt strongly that we needed to elect a president who urged us to believe in ourselves, who could tie that belief to our highest ideals, and who understood that together we can do great things.

Four years later, as I think about what first inspired me to support Barack Obama, I'm proud we have a president who has fought hard for the values Teddy held dear, and stood up on issues that matter.

Will you join me by saying what first inspired you to stand with Barack Obama?

http://my.barackobama.com/Teddy

Teddy understood that the challenges of health care aren't political -- they are personal. That's why he fought for 40 years to make health care a right and not a privilege for American families.

How proud he would have been to see his candidate sign the Affordable Care Act into law as president, giving all Americans the security of knowing that their health care will be there when they need it most.

In his speech four years ago today, Teddy reminded us all of that bright light of hope and possibility that shines even in the darkest hours. He knew that with Barack Obama as president, America would shine again. I don't think he would be surprised to know that four years later, this president would have ended the war in Iraq, repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and guaranteed women the right to equal pay for equal work.

The 2012 election will be harder than the last. As you think about what role you can play this time, I want you to remember that when Teddy joined this campaign, it wasn't just Barack Obama who drew him in.

It was you.

The possibility of a campaign run by ordinary people determined to change our country for the better and willing to work as hard as necessary inspired him then, and it's what inspires me today.

Thanks for all you do.

I'll see you out there,

Caroline

P.S. -- If you'd like to take some time to watch that speech, it's here.

https://my.barackobama.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/


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: barfalert; chat; obama; obamacare; socializedmedicine; teddykennedy
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1 posted on 01/28/2012 1:59:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No fair!

You didn't tag this with a projectile barf alert!

2 posted on 01/28/2012 2:02:24 PM PST by stormhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 01/28/2012 2:04:31 PM PST by TomServo
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To: stormhill
This thread should hit about 1,000 totally enraged posts quite easily I think.

This self evidnt dull wit thinks that she, being one of the "anointed" will enjoy watching the rest of us goundlings being taken in hand by a benevolent government.

The sooner the "Kennedy gene" disapears the better.

4 posted on 01/28/2012 2:09:49 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: stormhill
This thread should hit about 1,000 totally enraged posts quite easily I think.

This self evident dull wit thinks that she, being one of the "anointed" will enjoy watching the rest of us goundlings being taken in hand by a benevolent government.

The sooner the "Kennedy gene" disapears the better.

5 posted on 01/28/2012 2:10:22 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a woman, I’m so glad we finally got “equal pay for equal work.” It totally sucks to be at a job, surrounded by women and not a man in sight, because everyone knows you only have to pay women 75% of what a man earns. Now maybe the men in this country can get jobs! /s

Mrs. Prince of Space


6 posted on 01/28/2012 2:16:16 PM PST by Prince of Space (Obama cares a lot about the poor. In fact, he wants to make more of them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uncle Teddy is already 6 feet under..


7 posted on 01/28/2012 2:16:49 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>"We felt strongly that we needed to elect a president who urged us to believe in ourselves,"

Instead he took the money and run! who who who

8 posted on 01/28/2012 2:17:40 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we needed to elect a president who urged us to believe in ourselves, who could tie that belief to our highest ideals, and who understood that together we can do great things.

Sucker!

9 posted on 01/28/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: TomServo

LMFAO! Was THAT a real ad? Yeah, Uncle Teddy certainly knew about health problems...had a lobotomized sister, his liver was pickled from booze, and he had a girlfriend whose lungs filled up with fluid, etc.../sarcasm


10 posted on 01/28/2012 2:19:43 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will you join me by saying what first inspired you to stand with Barack Obama?

It was your Uncle Teddy who inspired me to first learn how to swim then how to hold my breath.........

11 posted on 01/28/2012 2:22:34 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: TomServo

I was an avid National Lampoon reader back in the early 70’s and I remember the hell they caught for that ad. I think they even got sued. Hilarious in a dark sort of way, but they definately had that despicable “runt of the litters” number.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 2:24:45 PM PST by VR-21 (God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
i'm not pro-abortion but, i think i coulda turned a blind eye if old Rose would of had at least three...
13 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I ordered my "Dead Kennedys" t-shirt the day I found out he had the C. Wore it to work and stopped at WalMart the morning after he died and got the girl to put "Rot in Hell Teddy" on a cake I took in. Best damned cake I've had in years.

Killing Kennedys one at a time is like killing cockroaches one at a time. You might feel good after one or two but you really haven't accomplished anything.

14 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are you sure Caroline Kennedy wrote this? It seems decidedly lacking in “Y’know”s and “like”s.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 2:37:08 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Frank_2001

Actually, I think it was just a cup’s worth of water. She suffocated in an air pocket, waiting for Uncle Teddy to bring help. Uncle Teddy had a lobotomized sister because her father didn’t want her to get loose during the night (apparently she would do that from time to time) and get pregnant — it would make the family look bad, LOL. I believe Rose Kennedy had no say in the matter, and yes, he probably had a liver the size of a throw pillow.

Despicable people.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 2:41:14 PM PST by goldi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Caroline, y`know..we don`t give two ..y`know..sh*ts..y`know.. about your..y`know... Uncle Teddy, because..y`know.. he`s ... y`know... DEAD!!


17 posted on 01/28/2012 2:42:09 PM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.Oh, let me gues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Your Uncle Teddy- A lush, a college cheat, a womanizer, an accomplice, a liar, a murderer. Your whole family is a genetic slop pool.

Please! All of you. JUST GO AWAY.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: goldi

19 posted on 01/28/2012 2:46:16 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Tamatoa

And finally sober.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 2:47:12 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A vote for Bracko Bama is a vote for Socialism,Communism, and the destruction of America. If Caroline hasn’t figured that out by now her brain is a muddled puddle of Dog poop.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 2:47:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jimmy Valentine

ditto


22 posted on 01/28/2012 2:48:36 PM PST by onona (Dicky Betts is one ramblin man !)
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To: LostInBayport

Maybe Ted Sorenson [if he’s still alive] wrote it for her. After all, he supervised the guys who wrote “Profiles in Courage” for her father.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 2:49:41 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: goldi

Despicable indeed.

TK is one of El Diablo’s handmaidens now, for sure.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 2:51:09 PM PST by onona (Dicky Betts is one ramblin man !)
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To: abb

Can you imagine that? Thinking that he would be right back with help? Gutless bastard.


25 posted on 01/28/2012 2:56:17 PM PST by goldi
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To: PzLdr

Don’t forget her. She’s a cheater too.
She had an affair with Arthur Sulzberger which ended her run for the Senate a while back.
Thanks Art!


26 posted on 01/28/2012 2:57:21 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
STFU Caroline, and get back to your Playstation:

27 posted on 01/28/2012 2:59:24 PM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have an Uncle Teddy. But he is a conservative, and a nuclear engineer, not some political bottom feeding muck sucking parasite on society like your uncle, you bimbo.

Whoa, did I just say that!?


28 posted on 01/28/2012 3:02:59 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For Teddy the Slug I'll make an exception to my nil nisi bonum rule - he was perhaps the single most evil, malign influence on American politics in the century and I haven't a doubt that he'd approve of what 0bama is and intends to do to the country. Teddy was an arrogant, lying, manipulative, elitist creep, a thoroughgoing cheat in his personal and political life, a despicable collectivist tool, stupid, ugly, sneering, semi-literate, and a waste of oxygen with every breath that his wheezing set of fat-smothered lungs managed to take. Other than that I liked him fine.
29 posted on 01/28/2012 3:03:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Teddy never became prez, but caused more harm to this country than most dim presidents.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 3:14:41 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uncle Teddy was a treasonous bastard and murderer.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 3:28:41 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Ted would have loved seeing Zero try to do to America what he did to Mary Jo. Just like his traitor father.


32 posted on 01/28/2012 3:38:06 PM PST by stratman1969 (Anyone but Obama, Romney or Paul in 2012)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Couldn’t agree more.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 3:45:56 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted’s dead.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 3:46:49 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Frank_2001
Was THAT a real ad?

No. From the Wikipedia:

The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor, 1973, edited by Michael O'Donoghue

This publication featured the fake Volkswagen ad seen above, which was written by Anne Beatts. The spoof was listed in the contents page as "Doyle Dane Bernbach," the name of the advertising agency that had produced the iconic 1960s ad campaign for Volkswagen. According to Mark Simonson's "Very Large National Lampoon Site":

"If you buy a copy of this issue, you may find the ad is missing. As a result of a lawsuit by VW over the ad for unauthorized use of their trademark, NatLamp was forced to remove the page (with razor blades!) from any copies they still had in inventory (which, from what I gather, was about half the first printing of 250,000 copies) and all subsequent reprints. For what it's worth, Ted Kennedy didn't sue."

35 posted on 01/28/2012 3:58:00 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Billthedrill

In a just world, you’d have given the eulogy at the bastard’s funeral. If you ever plan to visit his grave and say a few words, let me know. I’ll bring the Chivas.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 4:05:44 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 4:09:48 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, how long has Uncle Teddy been sober?


38 posted on 01/28/2012 4:22:56 PM PST by SERKIT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Uncle Teddy...

...was a fat Marxist drunk.

39 posted on 01/28/2012 4:28:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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Expose The Clowns In DC


Click Obamas Cabinet

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40 posted on 01/28/2012 4:35:03 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Do you mean “Uncle Teddy” the murderer, drunk, liar and cheat?


41 posted on 01/28/2012 4:40:53 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Uncle Teddy

"Uncle Teddy"?!


42 posted on 01/28/2012 4:47:20 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Barry sends this out, the reply should be this.
http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/01/28/outstanding-ad-highlights-generational-theft-of-obamas-leftist-agenda-we-were-the-obama-generation-we-are-the-debt-generation-video/


43 posted on 01/28/2012 5:06:37 PM PST by tunedin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh. My Uncle TEDDY. I misread: I thought it said My Uncle’s Teddy. Thought it was about Teddy Kennedy’s cross dressing.


44 posted on 01/28/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FU...probably shouldn’t finish that LOL.


45 posted on 01/28/2012 5:35:53 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why does teddy have a grave stone?

To have an aiming point when one pisses on his grave


46 posted on 01/28/2012 5:38:36 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Billthedrill
“For Teddy the Slug I'll make an exception to my nil nisi bonum rule - he was perhaps the single most evil, malign influence on American politics in the century and I haven't a doubt that he'd approve of what 0bama is and intends to do to the country. Teddy was an arrogant, lying, manipulative, elitist creep, a thoroughgoing cheat in his personal and political life, a despicable collectivist tool, stupid, ugly, sneering, semi-literate, and a waste of oxygen with every breath that his wheezing set of fat-smothered lungs managed to take. Other than that I liked him fine.”

Roger all of that! The world could have saved a lot of pain if someone had neutered old Joe when he was ambassador to the UK in the 1930’s and thereby prevented those pieces of hypocritical filth from being born.

47 posted on 01/28/2012 5:54:46 PM PST by mongo141
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To: SueRae
"Uncle Teddy was a treasonous bastard and murderer."

OK, those are his POSITIVES.

Now list his bad qualities!

48 posted on 01/28/2012 11:49:39 PM PST by FW190 (ISLAM SPREAD! MMMMMUM! Good with a sprinkling of 308 cal, on a claymore cracker!)
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