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    I see... So because 16 years have passed, your side is free and able to rally the cause for the man you all have framed pictures of on your desk...

    Anyone invoking the virtues of EMK, however, is exploiting his death for political purposes. That's quite a contrast, counselor.

    Curse on.
     
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    Pray tell, What cause did we "rally round the gipper" for back in 2004? Hmmmmm. I don't recall that all all. A lot of pontificating and such about how great a guy he was (which happens when anyone dies), but I don't recall many rally round the gipper cries.

    Keep in mind, I alreadyt acknowledge that all politicians do that kind of crap, not just dems.
     
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    Just a few more days and all this Kennedy Crap will be over.

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    If the Dems didn't play politics with this, they'd be fools, and that's why Rush Limbaugh et al. are already playing politics with it, trying to reinforce the collective hatred that the right-wing has towards Kennedy.

    Kennedy's death as two points of value in terms of health care. If the legisation is named the Ted Kennedy Health Care Reform Act, it may woo a handful of moderate Republicans to at least negotiate in good faith. It may also help ensure that the most progressive Democrats vote for the bill, even if it doesn't include a public option. Beyond that, I don't think it will do much.
     
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    The more I read this crap the more I think Ted's death was enhanced.
    The news media went from Ted not doing so well - Obama may visit him -
    to Ted's dead. Did Ted take an overdose of morphine for the team?:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Fogbuster

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    Uh, uh, uh-h. The body may be in the ground but the spirit lives on.


    Taxation without representation is tyranny. Fought a war over that once, will do it again.


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    If they put Kennedy's name on this, it will polarize it even more than ever throughout the heartland. Living on the coasts -- and especially in the former lair of the beast -- makes him look a lot nicer than he ever was in real life. Either way, the Obama revolution is facing serious opposition and Teddy's death is not going to change that.


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    I see all the politicians avoided exploiting the dead guy at his funeral to make a push for Health Care. Instead they exploited the dead guy's GRANDKID and had him do it for them.

    AWESOME :singing:


    I know Patters, I know...... you were moved to tears right?

    Excuse me, I think I'm gonna be sick.
     
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    Ted Kennedy would want his death exploited. The Kennedys and the Democrats have exploited the deaths of three brothers.The Kennedy's have minimized the deaths of Mary Jo Kopechne and Martha Moxley. The Kennedy brand has always been the ultimate factor in all decisions - just as Joe would have wanted it. Pander to the common citizen and and pimp their Catholicism to weild behind the scenes power.

    Don't worry ... Patches kennedy is still around to carry the torch. :rolleyes:
     
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    Liberals engage in the psychological projection. Psychological projection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That's why they were all over the muted criticisms that 9/11 had its roots in Clinton's lackadaisical approach to Muslim attacks in the previous decade. The WTC was bombed in '93, right?

    If the roles had been reversed, I'm confident the left would have gone whole hog in the blame game.

    Republicans are stupid, esp. the country clubbers. I like how the Democrats play at politics: they are more cut-throat, disciplined, and take-no-prisoners in their approach. It just is that they are dangerous.
     
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    Thats why the democrats hate the "Town Halls" those town hall people are acting just like "Democrat Protesters"
     
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    Had to click on this thread as it relates to the Dem's exploiting Ted Kennedy's death and authored by Fog.
    Regardless of what you think about the health bill, it was TK's life long pursuit. If the Dem's pass a version which would have been acceptable to TK, then it compares in some ways to the Civil Rights Bill passed after JFK's death. Did the Dem's exploit JFK's death?
    If your going to argue that the Dem's are exploiting TK's death, you don't conclude your position with Mary-Jo. That's a different agenda.
     
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    Health Care in America should be repaired, a bill should be drawn up by both sides then it should be studied and the findings should be reported to the American People, then if both Republican and Democrat lawmakers support it then it should go before the People, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE LAST WORD PUT THE FINAL BILL ON THE BALLOT AND LET THE PEOPLE VOTE ON IT.

    The American People do not want Comrade Obama shoving his Socialist Version of Government Controlled Health Care down their throats.

    A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE

    THE PEOPLE
     
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    They've been trying that in California and that state's about to disintegrate into vapors any day now. The more direct control the people have the worse it gets.

    The solution to all our problems is to hide the polling places and only give the locations to people who can pass a test on fractions.

    Edit: if you think 1/4 + 1/4 = 2/8 you don't get to vote.

    A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE SMART PEOPLE.
     
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    My buddy always makes the point that there should be a minimum intelligence test given, when you first register to vote. He thinks along the lines you just posted, that dumb people (no offense meant here to anyone) shouldn't be voting. While I totally see why some people would feel that way, and partly agree with the intention, I'm not sure I'd want to see it happen. Mind you, I think the general public is getting more moronic with each passing day. That growing level of stupidity is compounded by the idioticy that is the "vote or die" type movement. We can survive stupidty within reason, but we can't survive stupidity squared.
     
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    I hate to break it to you, but if that were the case none of the candidates you support would ever get elected.
     

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