Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit (Invites them into US Election)
Posted on 10/08/2019 8:13:30 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
"On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov."
Kennedy's message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. "The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations," the memorandum stated. "These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign."
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Why the GOP-e isn’t shouting from the top of the Capitol about this is beyond me.
So, Lyin Of the Senate Teddy was the pioneer in getting Russians to influence elections, eh?
This has been known for some time (1992?) and though I have known of it for a long time, I think most people are ignorant of it, and the media has gone out of its way to never even give it a second of air time that I know of.
The Democrats have been eager to do anything to obtain power for a long time. That’s why the seriousness of the charges only goes one way, why collusion with ChiComs or open bragging about voter fraud caught on video all get a pass while a Republican need only have proverbially stepped in dog crap 20 years before.
Old news to most of us here, but it reveals the level to which the media is a captive slave and not a “free press”, because this report is unkonwn to most people today.
I am from Massachusetts, and the murderer’s row of Leftists from this state (Kennedy was literally a charter member of that murderer’s row) make me blanch to consider them:
Ted Kennedy. John Kerry. Elizabeth Warren. Mike Dukakis. Barney Frank. Gerry Studds. Edward Markey. Martha Coakley. Mitt Romney.
The Electoral College ensures we have 50 separate presidential elections every four years, and I want to keep it that way, even though it consigns my individual vote to the dustbin of meaningfulness.
Well, it’s really the Republicans’ fault for not fighting back, isn’t it?
The GOP KNOWS these bastards are criminal and seditious, and they do nothing, even when in complete control of the House, Senate, and WH.
When you don’t punch back, hard and with malice, the other side gets emboldened.
The Kennedys are crud.
So true. The ‘Republicans’ are wholly to blame for being asleep at the switch for DECADES.
Even now, not a whimper from them about the insufferable treatment the President is receiving.
They have not supported him one bit, but gladly partake of the success his presidency if spreading around.
As I’ve often said: for every Democrat eager to advance Arbitrary government and spit on the Constitution there’s nearly a Republican who thinks getting along with them is being statesmanlike and who though they may occasionally resist they never roll back.
Which is why the Left specializes in ship has sailed scenarios where they create things like entitlements not by arguing on principal but by spending first, for they know that once the piggies have their snouts in the gruel they’ll squeal bloody murder if anyone takes it away and the Republicans will be more afraid of people who will never vote for them and of the press (same difference) that they’ll think it important to keep promises to those that elected them.
This is why I can’t stand folks who too easily respond “that ship has sailed” when suggesting the Left be rolled back. They’re being played.
It’s getting old, watching them get rolled every time.
Ted Kennedy should have been jailed for that little stunt.
But it takes balls to do that, and “our” party doesn’t have a a collective pair of those.
“...the Left be rolled back....”
They need to not just be rolled back, they need to be flattened and ground into the dirt.
That's satire, I'm supposing.
Good to hear from you, FRiend...
Yes. I think I realized when I heard of this some years back, that the looking the other way at Kennedy’s drowning of women, making waitress sandwiches out of them, walking in on them in his underwear, his drunkenness, his filthy character flaws, all of that, were eclipsed by going to people who sincerely wished us ill, and attempted to ally with THEM against US.
What a despicable, corruptible stain on this country he was...and still is.
And I think it was that piece, his contacting of Soviet sources and the failure of the media to even breathe a word of it that cemented for me how far the media was from the ideal of disseminating useful truth as information, and how close it was to Leftist advocacy and partisan activity.
A pox on them all.
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