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Kennedy warns of potential violence
Providence Journal ^ | 09/27/2009 | Steve Peoples

Posted on 09/27/2009 11:41:15 AM PDT by got_moab?

Drawing on his family’s violent past, the Democratic congressman told roughly 75 people gathered at a private health-care forum Saturday morning that opponents of Democrat-backed health-care legislation had gone too far. He cited, as an example, 10,000 signs distributed at a recent Washington protest that read, “Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy.”

Patrick Kennedy is the last member of his storied family to hold federal office. His father, U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, died one month ago after battling a brain tumor. His uncles, former President John F. Kennedy and former presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, were assassinated.

“My family’s seen it up close too much with assassinations and violence in political life. It’s a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally,” Kennedy told the nurses, union officials and AARP members finishing their breakfasts at the invitation-only event in the Providence Marriott hotel. “It’s fine for people to debate the issue and attack the issue, but when they go and stoop to the level of the vitriolic rhetoric that we’ve seen this debate turn up, it’s very, I think, dangerous to the fabric of our country.”

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KEYWORDS: kennedy; obamacare
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Sometimes I think that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the biggest putz amongst the RI congressional delegation... but then a piece like this hits the paper and I'm reminded again just how bat $hit crazy Patches Kennedy is.
1 posted on 09/27/2009 11:41:16 AM PDT by got_moab?
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To: got_moab?

Well, protesters are telling you——no obamacare. get it, dude?


2 posted on 09/27/2009 11:42:34 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: got_moab?

The Kennedy family was the original Jersey Girls. They’ve been exploiting JFK’s death in order to advance their liberalism since 1963.


3 posted on 09/27/2009 11:43:14 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: got_moab?

Someday, there won’t be anymore Kennedys in American politics. I sure wish I could be around to see it. It will be a great day.


4 posted on 09/27/2009 11:43:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: Achilles Heel

Maybe this Kennedy can go bug Hugo Chavez to buy health insurance for all the bums who want it.


5 posted on 09/27/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: got_moab?

Looks like “Patches” got his weekend pass from rehab.


6 posted on 09/27/2009 11:45:34 AM PDT by AU72
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To: got_moab?
“My family’s seen it up close too much with assassinations and violence in political life. It’s a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people...

We must remember that these are the rantings of (yet another) drunken,drug addled Kennedy.

7 posted on 09/27/2009 11:45:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: got_moab?

I don’t think that the debate over healthcare reform will trigger violence, but I would not be surprised if healthcare reform itself causes violence. That may be a few years off, though. Even the Dems are scared to implement healthcare reform immediately.


8 posted on 09/27/2009 11:46:15 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Achilles Heel

” My family has skied into trees while drunk killing themselves; we have driven cars off bridges into the sea killing others; we have crashed planes at night into the sea when we were not certified while killing wives and sisters; we have run around our Florida compound raping girls; we’ve had sex with Marilyn Monroe and then had her executed,...so to say that we don’t know violence is silly!”


9 posted on 09/27/2009 11:46:39 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: got_moab?

10,000 posters saying “ Bury Obamacare with kennedy”?

Did he link a source for that?


10 posted on 09/27/2009 11:47:10 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: got_moab?
He cited, as an example, 10,000 signs distributed at a recent Washington protest that read, “Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy.”

By their guesstimations of 60-70,ooo peeps there, that would be one in every 6 epople carried that sign. THEY LIE!!!!

11 posted on 09/27/2009 11:47:26 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: got_moab?
Drawing on his family’s violent past

Poor choice of words, or freudian slip?

The only violence will occur if Patches gets behind the wheel again while in an Ambien fog.
12 posted on 09/27/2009 11:47:38 AM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: got_moab?

The potential “violence” is to grandma when they deny her hip surgey or make her suffer and wait for surgery.

I was at the March on Washington the VAST najority of signs were homemeade. I only spotted one of the Kennedy sgns and I was photographing signs all day.

The sign is rough but so is screwing up a great nation’s healthcare.


13 posted on 09/27/2009 11:47:57 AM PDT by Williams
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To: got_moab?
Patrick seems to be unaware that Uncle Ted is Dead.

Concerning the sign, it no longer seems to be for sale, but it'd be easy to make with almost any standard stencil kit.

Oh, yeah, one more thing, Patrick seems unconcerned that his uncle killed a young woman ~ either out of drunkeness, incompetence, calousness or inattention. Wouldn't trust him to go across the street to get a beer if he was paying!

14 posted on 09/27/2009 11:50:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Achilles Heel

Compare the participant behavior of the 9/12 rally to the G20. Glaring example of how two different groups communicate their message.


15 posted on 09/27/2009 11:50:28 AM PDT by steve7
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To: got_moab?
"when they go and stoop to the level of the vitriolic rhetoric that we’ve seen this debate turn up, it’s very, I think, dangerous to the fabric of our country.”

Just a TAD hyperbolic.....

16 posted on 09/27/2009 11:50:45 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: got_moab?
What do the Libs always do to discredit Rush? Call him a pill-popper right?

Sorry "Patches" but I just can't hear your pill-popping, drunken bullsh1t...

17 posted on 09/27/2009 11:50:55 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: got_moab?
It’s a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally,”

Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids...
Ted Kennedy June 23, 1987

Hey Patrick, SHUT THE F*CK UP!

18 posted on 09/27/2009 11:51:09 AM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: got_moab?
Patrick Kennedy is the last member of his storied family to hold federal office.

I sure hope so!

19 posted on 09/27/2009 11:52:01 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) likes Muammar Gadaffi so much?)
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To: got_moab?

Somebody should fix Patches Kennedy up with Amy Winehouse - it’d be a match made in detox.


20 posted on 09/27/2009 11:52:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: got_moab?

Ya mean THIS sign?? HEH HEH!!

21 posted on 09/27/2009 11:52:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah, that guy looks pretty scary!


22 posted on 09/27/2009 11:55:01 AM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: got_moab?

It’s too bad the 9/12 march couldn’t have been peaceful like the march in Pittsburgh this past week huh Patrick.


23 posted on 09/27/2009 11:56:37 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: got_moab?
I continue my previous offer to pay for private pilot lessons for any Kennedy, just until they get their license.
24 posted on 09/27/2009 11:57:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: got_moab?

Proof that stupid is genetic.


25 posted on 09/27/2009 11:57:26 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: RWGinger
Since the protest march the left has insisted that those signs said “Bury Obama with Kennedy.” Carter referenced that when he said all opposition to Obama was based on racism.
26 posted on 09/27/2009 11:58:23 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: got_moab?
“My family’s seen it up close too much with assassinations and violence in political life...."

The Kennedy family has suffered assassination at the hands of a communist and a Palestinian nationalist. Patrick seems to have drawn all the wrong conclusions.

But then, he was never the sharpest knife in the drawer.

27 posted on 09/27/2009 11:58:28 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: got_moab?

Violence? Hey, Patches! How many women have the Kennedy men maimed, murdered, and molested?


28 posted on 09/27/2009 12:01:20 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: got_moab?

Funny how a conservative uprising “might lead to political violence,” but actual leftist-driven political violence is termed “dissent,” which is of course “patriotic.”


29 posted on 09/27/2009 12:02:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: got_moab?

The Kennedys have had their fifteen minutes.....and some.


30 posted on 09/27/2009 12:02:17 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: got_moab?
Patrick Kennedy is the last member of his storied family to hold federal office.

We should be so fortunate.

31 posted on 09/27/2009 12:03:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: got_moab?
Where was there concern over the massively over the top hate filled vitriol against Bush?

Not even a whisper. Hypocrites.

32 posted on 09/27/2009 12:04:33 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: got_moab?

Check out the 20 comments @ the Providence Journal, nobody likes this Kennedy creep and nobady likes the Dimocraps HC billZ!


33 posted on 09/27/2009 12:05:06 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: got_moab?

Kind of like the guy who got his finger bit off by a liberal?

Or acorn giving ideas on child prostitution or smuggling minors in the country?


34 posted on 09/27/2009 12:05:46 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: AU72

I’d bet the farm this putz will be back in some rehab in the future.
He’ll blame the grief of losing uncle teddy the drunk.


35 posted on 09/27/2009 12:06:54 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: got_moab?
So wanting to bury Obama’s health care bill with Teddy is the same as wanting to bury Obama with Kennedy?

Strange sense of logic there Pat.

36 posted on 09/27/2009 12:12:13 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: got_moab?

Patrick Kennedy is an unmitigated GOOBER! We, at the 9/12 Rally weren’t inciting violence. I thought that sign was one of the best ones there!!


37 posted on 09/27/2009 12:15:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: got_moab?
"It’s a terrible thing when people think that in order to get their point across they have to go to the edge of violent rhetoric and attack people personally,” Kennedy
If its terrible for people to verbally and physically attack people in order to get their point across, then its also terrible for government to verbally and physically attack people who seek to take their property away.
38 posted on 09/27/2009 12:15:26 PM PDT by Frohickey
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“Proof that stupid is genetic.”

Well, it certainly is true when applied to the Kennedy clan.


39 posted on 09/27/2009 12:22:05 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: got_moab?

They need to be taxed more. 96% of their entire wealth....it’s only fair.


40 posted on 09/27/2009 12:24:25 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: got_moab?
Was Patches upset when the relentless heat was on Bush from the left?

Funny, I don't remember one Kennedy, not even Teddy, speaking out against the movie about Bush being assassinated.

41 posted on 09/27/2009 12:24:35 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Man50D

Funny how when the Right has a march, we dont burn cars and break windows, but we get called terrorists, but when the left marches, they do and they are called protesters.
No media bais here, folks.


42 posted on 09/27/2009 12:28:10 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: USNBandit

Yes Carter lied as usual and as usual no media called him on his lie since it made for a much better story,.
“ Mean hateful rightwing calls for obama death” is a much
better attention grabbing story than “ Rightwing is opposed to Obsmacare”


43 posted on 09/27/2009 12:29:03 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: got_moab?

“...dangerous to the fabric of our country.” This from a KENNEDY! Given that Teddy spent 40 years as a danger to the US and to the rights of the American people, this statement has to be as ludicrous as it gets.


44 posted on 09/27/2009 12:34:07 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: got_moab?

My husband knew docs that took care of the Kennedys.....they do not pay their bills.....these people have no room to tell lecture us on health care.....


45 posted on 09/27/2009 12:42:24 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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....assassinations and violence in political life....

weren't they killed by, hmmmm, Communist and an Islamist.

46 posted on 09/27/2009 12:50:32 PM PDT by the_daug
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they do not pay their bills.

True, not to restaurants nor waiters/waitresses. Nor do they tip at bars. I wonder if they stiffed the hotels.


47 posted on 09/27/2009 12:52:11 PM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: sphinx

yep I see that too.


48 posted on 09/27/2009 12:52:40 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: RWGinger

Carter wasn’t the only one. Virtually every talking head the left put on TV in the weeks following the march said exactly the same thing.


49 posted on 09/27/2009 12:54:42 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: got_moab?

Hey, Patches, take 3 ambien and a fifth of Johnny Walker and call me in the morning.


50 posted on 09/27/2009 12:55:26 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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