Skip to comments.My Uncle Teddy
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?
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 I don't think he would be surprised to know that four years later, this president would have ended the war in Iraq, repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and guaranteed women the right to equal pay for equal work.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,
P.S. -- If you'd like to take some time to watch that speech, it's here.
You didn't tag this with a projectile barf alert!
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.
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.
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
Uncle Teddy is already 6 feet under..
Instead he took the money and run! who who who
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
It was your Uncle Teddy who inspired me to first learn how to swim then how to hold my breath.........
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.
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.
Are you sure Caroline Kennedy wrote this? It seems decidedly lacking in “Y’know”s and “like”s.
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.
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!!
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.
And finally sober.
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.
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.
TK is one of El Diablo’s handmaidens now, for sure.
Can you imagine that? Thinking that he would be right back with help? Gutless bastard.
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.
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!?
Teddy never became prez, but caused more harm to this country than most dim presidents.
Uncle Teddy was a treasonous bastard and murderer.
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.
Couldn’t agree more.
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."
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.
Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.
So, how long has Uncle Teddy been sober?
...was a fat Marxist drunk.
Do you mean “Uncle Teddy” the murderer, drunk, liar and cheat?
When Barry sends this out, the reply should be this.
Oh. My Uncle TEDDY. I misread: I thought it said My Uncle’s Teddy. Thought it was about Teddy Kennedy’s cross dressing.
FU...probably shouldn’t finish that LOL.
why does teddy have a grave stone?
To have an aiming point when one pisses on his grave
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.
OK, those are his POSITIVES.
Now list his bad qualities!