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January 29, 2008

Kennedy Dumps On Clinton's

First a look at Kennedy's LACK OF CHARACTER!

Ted Kennedy making excuses for driving drunk and causing Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his overturned car. The water was only about 6 feet deep with no current based on police reports at the time. Police diver John Farrar's testimony suggested that she survived for as long as two hours in the submerged automobile by breathing a pocket of trapped air. Kennedy spent the nine hours after the accident attempting to cover-up his involvement, while Mary Jo Kopechne was left to die in his submerged automobile.

VIDEO of Kennedy



Ted Kennedy did more than welcome Barack Obama into the warm embrace of his legendary family. He also consigned the Clintons and their brass-knuckle brand of politics to the past.

"With Barack Obama, we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion," the Massachusetts senator said Monday in endorsing Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. "With Barack Obama, we will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, ethnic group against ethnic group, and straight against gay."

In an eloquent speech laced with stinging subtleties, Kennedy called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a friend who "has been in the forefront of issues." But he might as well have called her a "has-been" — a legacy of 1990s-style politics that rewards distortion, cynicism, self-aggrandizement and even failure.

Because that must be what Kennedy believes; there is no other way to interpret the clues tucked between the lines of his address.

Kennedy is ticked at Sen. Clinton and her husband, Bill, for trying to marginalize Obama after his triumph in Iowa's caucuses, according to officials close to the senator. Like many other Democratic leaders, Kennedy worries that playing the race card will divide blacks, whites and Hispanics — and cause irreparable harm to the Democratic coalition.

Kennedy's endorsement helps Obama on a number of fronts: It lends him a measure of the family's political aura; it provides cover to Democratic operatives who were afraid of bucking the Clintons; and it signals to Hispanic voters, who historically are reluctant to support black candidates, that Obama is a rightful heir to the support and adulation earned by the late Robert Kennedy during his 1968 presidential campaign.

But the endorsement also says something about how the Clintons are viewed by many institutional Democrats — some of whom never cottoned to the couple from Arkansas, and only grudgingly accepted their dominance of the party since 1993.

Look at how Kennedy compared Obama to his brother, John F. Kennedy — and, by inference, Bill Clinton to a curmudgeonly Harry Truman.

"There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a New Frontier," Kennedy said. "He faced public criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party. Harry Truman said we needed 'someone with greater experience' — and added: 'May I urge you to be patient." And John Kennedy replied: 'The world is changing. The old ways will not do ... It is time for a new generation of leadership.'"

Kennedy didn't have to remind the crowd that Bill Clinton said that Obama was asking voters to "roll the dice" and back him.

Or that Obama has replied that he has the right experience to respond to "the fierce urgency of now."

Line after line of the speech contained a coded criticism of the Clintons, or a defense of Obama.

He said Obama's campaign is "not just about himself," a dig at Bill Clinton, who talks as much about himself as his wife on the campaign trail.

He said Obama will "break the old gridlock and finally" provide universal health care, a jab at Sen. Clinton, who failed to reform health care when given the opportunity during her husband's first term.

He said Obama had the courage to oppose the war in Iraq from the start. "And let no one deny that truth," he added, knowing full well that the Clintons have questioned Obama's courage.

The irony is that Bill Clinton could have made a credible case that Obama's anti-war stance was not a risky move to take during a Democratic primary in Illinois. Instead, the former president smugly dismissed Obama's assertion as a "fairy tale," and some black leaders thought Clinton was dismissing a black man's chance of being president.

Kennedy pointedly said Obama would not be "trapped in the patterns of the past" and could fight for Democratic causes "without demonizing those who hold a different view." Could he be talking about Sen. Clinton, who falsely accuses Obama of not wanting to give all Americans health insurance?

Or perhaps he was referring to Bill Clinton, who acknowledged Obama's landslide victory in South Carolina by noting that another black man, Jesse Jackson, had won the state in the past — so, big deal.

Or he might have had in mind the fact that that Clinton surrogates raised the issue of Obama's drug use as a youth.

Maybe he had both Clintons in mind. The Democratic Party's most powerful couple twisted Obama's admiration of Ronald Reagan's political success — sentiments they themselves have expressed — into an endorsement of GOP ideas.

Kennedy certainly had the Clintons in mind when he said Obama would be "ready to be president one Day One."

Sen. Clinton likes to say that about herself.

Bill Clinton likes to say that about his wife.

They're a powerful, talented couple and odds are at least 50-50 that Sen. Clinton will win the nomination and extend the Clintons' grip on the Democratic Party. That is, unless the young lion Obama and old lion Kennedy have their way.

"I feel change in the air," Kennedy said.

He has now cast his lot with the promise of a new brand of politics, not knowing whether it will lead to victory — much less any real change.


Wild Thing's comment........

Old time ‘rats are fleeing the good ship Clinton. Ted knows he can pull more strings with Obama than he can with the Clintons.

Paging Al Gore, your endorsement microphone is awaiting!

Rush Limbaugh said that the Swimmer makes sure he has his insurance policy by praising Mrs. Clinton first...just protecting his kneecaps. Rush said that the Dems are longing for another Camelot but the Clintons are not Camelot—they are the evil knights hiding out in the woods.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 29, 2008 03:55 AM


Kennedy is a turncoat.
And he should have been tried for involuntary vehicular homicide. He should be sitting in a jail right now.
Universal health care? Who's going to pay for that?
Just another way of telling us our taxes are going to go up.
Everything the dummys are proposing shows me they are spend and tax. They buy it and then I have to pay for it. I can ill afford to pay any more taxes. I have children, a mortgage and one kid going off to college soon.

Posted by: Lynn at January 29, 2008 05:13 AM

"...we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion,"!!! Hell, he ought to know!!! That's all he's done his whole life.....distort and misrepresent!!!!!!!!

And to compare Obama to JFK is an insult to his brother!!!! Obama couldn't hold a candle to John, even in his wildest dreams!!!!!!! If I were Obama, I would run from an endorsement from a drunken murderer!!!!!!!

God, what a sleezebag!!!!!! Go crawl back in your bottle Ted!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: John at January 29, 2008 06:43 AM

Kennedy talks about old politics? My gosh, I hope he was looking in a mirror because he's exactly what he's talking about. That drunken SOB has been their so long, he's lost touch what even living is.

Posted by: BobF at January 29, 2008 07:34 AM

I don't know whether to applaud this or not, probably not. I saw a picture of Hillary after this endorsement, her face was all screwed up in a contortion of geniune pain it looked as if she was ready to swallow her face.

With the Kennedy endorsement this really puts the Clintons on the outside. If all of this is to be believed.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was a ruse to catapult Hillary to the head of the line. In short I don't trust that whole wing of the democrat party. I would not be surprising, not at all.

Either way, if Juan McCain or Miquel Huckleberry gets the nomination in November, we are going to lose.

Posted by: Mark at January 29, 2008 08:06 AM

John has him pegged the same as I have.
The Toad is a gem alright. He attended Milton Academy and entered Harvard College in 1950. He was twice suspended from Harvard, once for cheating on a test and again in May 1951 after he arranged for another student to take a final examination in a Spanish class in his place. Facing the draft he then entered the U.S. Army for two years; Not surprisingly, he did not bother to read the enlistment papers and signed up for four years instead of two. Ted's father Joe Kennedy, the US Ambassador to England, was horrified at the thought of his youngest son spending four years in the service, with a good chance of being sent into combat in Korea. "Don't you ever look at what you're signing?" he shouted. With one phone call Joe contacted a friend who managed to get hold of Teddy's enlistment papers. Ted's enlistment period was shortened to two years, a maneuver that was nearly impossible for the average enlistee.
Furthermore, Ted would do his service in Europe, not Korea he was assigned to the SHAPE headquarters in Paris for a 2 year stint as a Military Police "Honor" guard.
Teddy never rose above the rank of private, and was discharged in 1952.
Joe's idol, Adolf Hitler, that other National Socialist at least made Corporal, which say's much about that Kennedy's pedigree too.
I'm not sure that Obama realizes what a Ted Kennedy endorsement really means when it comes to being slimed, but neither have any morals or patriotism, they are both covered in each others saliva. Yes Lynn, the Toad is a turncoat.
BTW, my sympathy for Hillary's downfall extends to the point I'd like to see her elevated in stature just like Benito Mussolini.

Posted by: Jack at January 29, 2008 11:13 AM

So the blue state Taxachusetts elites in John Kerry & Ted Kennedy have stabbed the Arkansas 'Hell Bill ies' in the back! all about power and how the ex-Puritan colony calls the shots... and not the Hollyweirdos? We are seeing the Defeatocrats fight for future power right before our very eyes...this is history that CNN can't even ... understand? And the more they fight and stab one another in the back the better for conservatives and righteousness...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 29, 2008 01:48 PM

WHAT??? Never rose above the rank of Private? How can you not rise above the rank of Private in two years, especially being assigned to SHAPE Hqs? He must have been a bumbling idiot.

Ted Kennedy is one of the poorest excuses for a human being that's ever inhabited the planet. Any man who leaves a young woman to die is scum.

Posted by: BobF at January 29, 2008 06:38 PM

The NY Post has a great political cartoon by Sean Delonas in today's paper. It shows Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy standing on the Chappaquiddick bridge proclaiming, "Sorry Hillary, but I'm going with Obama", as he watches Hillary in a sinking car.

I'm sure that if someone brings up Mary Jo Kopechne to Ted Kennedy or Barack Obama that they will be accused of Oldsmobile "car"ing the senator. Enjoy the cartoon.

Delonas for Tuesday January 29, 2008

Posted by: Les at January 29, 2008 07:27 PM

Let's see...

Old line Massachusetts Irish pol, who spent childhood in St James Place in Britain while his father, the Ambassador was convinced that Hitler could not be defied, and recommended a separate peace on the part of America.

...Lives indecently well off earnings from bootlegging and liquor import licenses granted to his old man, but unavailable to others....

Siblings and generations on both sides standard New Deal lefties acting out their indolent worthlessness in politics and "charitable" activities...

Is trailed by a seamless skein of personal disasters, evasions, avoidances, character flaws and legions of legal protectors...

endorsed John Kerry.

Yup, Obama is one lucky guy.

Posted by: Rhod at January 29, 2008 08:12 PM

BoBF the swimmer never got above the rank of private, there was and still are three grades of private in the United States Army, the highest being Private First Class or E3, the others being E1 and E2. No distinction was mentioned of which level private Teddy achieved but E1 is fresh out of boot camp, not to mention that a few of us made it out of boot camp as E2's. Nobody claims he was a PFC, considered the first rung of success. He should have made E3 within a year or E4 in two years, maybe E5. I think the term Dud in any service branch would apply and we wouldn't have today's problem with him if he'd been on the scene working for LBJ 15 years later, he'd have been shot by his own men. SHAPE Hq. was baby sitting the insolent bastard for Joe.

Posted by: Jack at January 29, 2008 08:56 PM

Fleas of a feather sleep together I say. The fact that Obama is black is of no interest to me....what is, is his background. That guy was raised as a muslim and I find his conversion to Christianty politically convenient.

Obama is hurriedly shifting ground. Now he was a Muslim; but never a “practising Muslim”. Like, yeah right!

Posted by: Lyne in Australia at January 29, 2008 10:08 PM

SALT WATER is what Hillary, JFK, Ted Kennedy and John-John Kennedy all have in common! (Hitlery will melt when salt water is thrown on her, JFK & PT 109, Ted and Chappaquidick and John-John trying to land his airplane enroute to Chappaquidick! SALT WATER!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 30, 2008 01:16 AM

Lynn, I agree so much. The left wants to constantly tax us to death. Heck even after death. Even some in our own party.

Kennedy is total slime.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:01 AM

John, exactly!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:04 AM

Bob....LOL "he's lost touch what even living is:....he sure has. He looks like death warmed over.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:06 AM

Mark, LMAO that is so funny about Hillary. I was trying to see her when the camera showed her face but I missed that.

I agree I don't trust any of them either. The dems are always up to something that is sly and in dark shadows kind of thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:08 AM

Jack thanks for the information and the link. Alll these various endorsements and probably more to come too, they all have to have pay back later on. Like being owned in politics, but if it is a bad guy how awful to have to be indebted like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:12 AM

Darth, yes I hope it will be good for our side. Hope and pray it will.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:13 AM

Bob, hahaha yes he must have been.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:14 AM

Les that is such a good one. Thanks for the link to the cartoon.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:15 AM

Rhod, yes and with all of that I think I would leave the family. hahaha Obama doesn't pick his associations well at all, but then I think they may have more in common then he let's on. The same goals kind of thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:17 AM

Lyne in Australia, thanks for the link. The influence of Islam on Obama is there I agree even if he says it isn't.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:19 AM

Darth, oh my gosh, yes, salt water.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 30, 2008 04:21 AM

This alkie drank a lot of sea water thinking it was Tequila!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 30, 2008 06:30 AM