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  1. Fogbuster

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    [size=+3]Democrats accused of using Edward Kennedy’s death to promote reforms[/size]

    Democrats were accused of exploiting the death of Senator Edward Kennedy yesterday after immediately trying to use his name to revive President Obama’s flagging attempt to overhaul the US healthcare system.

    Within hours of Mr Kennedy’s death on Wednesday leading Democrats were trying to turn it into a rallying point for healthcare reform — something that he had called the “cause of my life” — and suggested that any legislation should carry his name.

    “[It was] the passion of his life,” David Obey, the Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said. “Above all else, he would want us to redouble our efforts to achieve it.”

    Democrats accused of using Edward Kennedy’s death to promote reforms - Times Online


    In related news, many feel the best way to honor Mary Jo Kopechne is to simply lay Teddy to rest and forget about him, once and for all time. Amen.



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    Is their any irony here that Rightie Tighties are exploiting his death for their own gain??? I'm just saying:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I think Mary Jo Kopechne deserves to be buried at Arlington over Ted Kennedy. Am I wrong??



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    Your sophomoric effort has hit epic fail proportions...

    You rail about exploitation by the Dems.. but you exploit this situation to further engrandize yourself:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Not suprising. That's politics. That's what politicians do. Expect a chorus of "Lets pass this one for Teddy" calls.

    In fact, if Teddy were alive, he'd be one of the first that would seek to use it for political gain. This is the guy that less then one week before dying (when he had other sh!t to think about), he was trying to manipulate one last time and get the law back to where his successor could be picked by the gov insteed of the voters (which he himself lobbied for a few years ago).

    I don't even mean that as an insult. That's what politicians do. They seek to gain a political advantage to everything. The republicans would likely do the same exact thing. It's hardwired.

    It will be subtle, but that will be the underlying theme to the health care debate moving forward.
     
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    I would completely agree. If there had been some major push for lower taxes when Reagan died, you know the Republicans would have done the same. Politician is just another for opportunist.
     
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    Revolution is building, the politicians and this arrogant 'full of himself' poster boy president have underestimated the American People, the people will take to the streets and physically fight over this one, the American people DO NOT WANT OBAMA'S SOCIALIST HEALTH CARE and the name Kennedy won't mean sh!t to the America outside of Massachsetts in fact linking Kennedy to this bill may turn some who were for it against it, Kennedy may be a Magic Fairyland Name in Mass but in much of this country the name Ted Kennedy means a drunken politician who cheated in school, cheated on his wives, and walked away from another human being who was dying because of him without lifting a finger to try and help her.
    I say "good" let the democrats use Uncle Teddy it will help to defeat the bill and socialism.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    It would be a huge mistake to do so. TK is revered nowhere else but in New England and the media. The rest of the country would quickly reject this tactic. And it's a bulls#!t tactic, at that. It suggests desperation.
     
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    The GOP have tried to exploit his issues all along, so they're just being hypocrites now.
     
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    What issues do you mean? Explain?
     
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    Huh? That statement makes very little sense.
     
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    Ego, that's all that's left after the conscience has been suffocated, the heart of decency is rationalized away ("... hey, everybody else is doin' it!!...." ), and any sense of humility toward one's own failings have been pickled into oblivion forever in casks of 30-year old Scotch. Teddy, we knew ye' much too well.



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    Any one ever hear "Win one for the Gipper."
     
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    That was different. It was about trickling down scraps of wealth, not healing the sick.

    Christ wanted the former, don't you know?
     
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    Knute Rockne say's hi....... :rolleyes:

    Reagan used it as a rallying cry, but it had nothing to do with exploiting a dead person. Get a fukcing clue.
     
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    Speaking of getting a clue, are you going to sit here and pretend his disciples didn't use the catch phrase, ad nauseum, after Reagan's death?
     
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    Moral relevance much.......... :rolleyes:

    Ronald Reagan died in 2004............. 16 years since he had even been in power and out of the public eye. Anyone that used his name after his death was out of touch and not even taken seriously.

    It has NO relevance to using Kennedy's (a sitting senator) name to jumpstart a CURRENT flagging effort at health care reform. The two ain't remotely comparable.

    Like I said. GET A FUKCING CLUE :rolleyes:
     
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    #24 Jersey

    A politician who does not exploit is not a politician ... that's the way it is.
    Not that I agree with it ... but if you do not exploit you do not get the PAC $$$.
     
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    Reagan died!!!????? :wha:

    When was that????


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