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September 30, 2009

More Kennedy LIES ~ Patrick Kennedy Warns Health-care Debate Could Turn Violent

U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy talks about the need for health-care reform at the AARP and the Rhode Island State Nurses Association’s "Perspectives on Health Care Reform" forum at the Providence Marriott Saturday.

Kennedy warns health-care debate could turn violent

Rhode Island news


U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy fears that supercharged passions fueling the national health-care debate may lead to violence.

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.”

“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.”

In a subsequent interview, Kennedy went further in warning that angry opposition could create physical danger for elected leaders.

“I will note that there were a number of prominent security people in this country who spoke very openly this past week that … that there are consequences in terms of trying to protect public officials. There are consequences to violent rhetoric,” he said. “Some people can see through TV ratings and right-wing talk show hosts that just try to create some theater, but unfortunately, there are some that can’t see through it. And that’s the danger in it. There is definitely freedom of speech, but freedom of speech does not allow yelling ‘fire’ in the middle of a crowded movie theater.”

Kennedy referenced an article published Friday on the news Web site Politico that cited interviews with former Secret Service, FBI and CIA officials also concerned that the intensity of today’s debate could produce violence. The article notes that this summer’s health-care protests included an episode where freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr., D-Md., was hanged in effigy. Anti-energy bill protesters tarred and feathered an effigy of Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Fla.

“It’s very, very dangerous,” Kennedy said in the interview. “We put a lot of people in jail around the world for threatening our country’s security. But this atmosphere of attack that doesn’t attack the issue, but attacks the people, is very disruptive to the institution of democracy, which relies on a respect for the opposition.”
He continued: “George Wallace didn’t need a gun to pull a trigger. We just need to be mindful of the wisdom of people … who have been through these ugly periods in American history. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Kennedy is the only member of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation not to have hosted a public forum devoted to health-care legislation moving through Congress. Saturday’s event, hosted by the AARP, was open to the media, but attendance was limited to a select group that largely supports a health-care overhaul.

Seizing on Kennedy’s reluctance to host a public forum, his likely Republican opponent in next year’s election, state Rep. John J. Loughlin II, has scheduled a health-care town hall of his own in Tiverton this Wednesday. Loughlin has promised to send a DVD recording of the event to Kennedy, who Loughlin says is out of touch with his constituents.

Kennedy on Saturday dismissed the move as a political stunt, and said he would not host a town hall, largely because they fail to produce real discussion.
“Unfortunately, these town hall meetings have been hijacked by these Tea Party folks and extremists who really take away from the honest dialogue on the facts of the debate and end up seeing this issue devolve into fear mongering and the peddling of misconceptions,” he said, referring again to the sign that referenced his father’s death.
“They had mass-produced signs, ‘Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy,’ ” he said after the AARP event. “It wasn’t just an individual who was over the edge in their ideology and vitriol. This stuff was mass-produced and mass-distributed and mass-funded. When you put that together with folks around the country calling in very destructive ways for other things about Obama, and connotations of my family name, it’s not a real stretch as to what the message is here.”

The signs in question were created and distributed by the American Life League, a Virginia-based Catholic antiabortion organization, according to President Judie Brown, who was reached by phone Saturday. She dismissed Kennedy’s assertion that such opposition may incite violence.

“There’s absolutely nothing violent about the sign,” Brown said, noting that her group distributed 10,000 at a rally earlier this month on the national Mall; she could not immediately say how much they cost.
“I believe it was extremely insensitive for his father to have advocated the death of millions of babies,” Brown said, referring to the elder Kennedy’s support for abortion programs. “I don’t think what we did was insensitive.”


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

Another Kennedy FULL OF CRAP AND LIES! If only he really was the last of that demented brood.

These JERKS won't debate the facts, because the facts won’t work for them, but they know our MSM will parrot the smears and try to derail criticism.

“Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy.”

This is violent? Nobody better shout BOO near him!

We have suffered for 9 months and the evils are becoming less “sufferable” with each passing day. And we DO NOT want to CHANGE our form of government. We want back the original one those 56 men paid a huge price to leave us. It is Obama who is attempting to TRANSFORM (his word) America.

We all understand how much trouble we’re in. It’s already gone so far that even PRAVDA has published editorials declaring that, at “breath taking speed,” America has given itself up to socialism without a whimper of SERIOUS protest (so far).

Even Vladimir Putin told Obama NOT to go down the road Russia took in the 1920s because the thing simply doesn’t work. Yet Obama persists. He has become the poster boy for the definition of “insanity:”

I pray there will not be violence or a gun fired, but the violence so far has all been from Obama's thugs showing up at the Townhall meetings which LIAR Kennedy of course does not mention. Dang I can't stand the Kennedy family.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at September 30, 2009 05:50 AM


Beck read this yesterday, and made the point of the hypocracy. It's just comical.

Like we need Kennedys to tell us what's up from their Planet Privleged.

Posted by: Eden at September 30, 2009 06:56 AM

Patrick Kennedy is a drunken woman abusing jerk just like his daddy. This idiot accused the 9/12 protesters in Washington of behavior that could lead to assassinations of public officials.

This masterpiece of depravity also charted a yacht with his girlfriend. He got so abusive to her, she called for the Coast Guard to rescue her and take her to shore. Kennedy then proceeded to trash the yacht.,9171,1191862,00.html

Over one million Americans gathered in Washington on 9/12 to protest. There were no arrests or any reports of violence or trouble. This jerk has the nerve to claim what they did was very very dangerous. But, Pattie boy doesn't mention a word about his friends protesting the G-20 in Pittsburgh and the rock throwing violence they did.

Posted by: BobF at September 30, 2009 09:45 AM

Is he sober. congress (D, DUI). Seems to run in their DNA, alcoholism, loose women and lying. Or as Teddy use to say, " A blonde in every pond."

Posted by: Mark at September 30, 2009 12:18 PM

Another liberal, privileged, drunk, doped up Kennedy. I hope he gets defeated in 2010. One problem is that the Kennedy's are prolific breeders and there are always more of them coming along.

Posted by: TomR at September 30, 2009 12:51 PM

Thank you everyone so much. This guy really
ticks me off. I hate all these lies from
the left so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 1, 2009 12:23 AM