07-29-2004, 07:59 AM #1
very interesting facts !!!! Ted Kennedy
Subject: Mary Jo Kopechne
Hello My name is Mary Jo Kopechne. I would have been 65 years of age this year. Read about me and my killer below.
When Sen. Ted Kennedy was merely just another Democrat bloating on Capitol Hill on behalf of liberal causes, it was perhaps excusable to ignore his deplorable past. But now that he's become Sen. John Kerry's leading campaign attack dog, positioning himself as Washington's leading arbiter of truth and integrity, the days for such indulgence are now over. It's time for the GOP to stand up and remind America why Sen. Kerry's chief spokesman had to abandon his own presidential bid in 1980 - time to say the words Mary Jo Kopechne out loud.
As is often the case, Republicans have deluded themselves into thinking that most Americans already know the story of how this "Conscience of the Democratic Party" left Miss Kopechne behind to die in the waters underneath the Edgartown Bridge on July 19, 1969, after a night of drinking and partying with the young blonde campaign worker. But most Americans under 40 have never heard that story, or details of how Kennedy swam to safety, then tried to get his cousin Joe Garghan to say he was behind the wheel. Those young voters don't know how miss Kopechne, trapped inside Kennedy's Oldsmobile, gasped for air for an estimated two hours until she finally died, while the Democrats' leading Iraq war critic rushed back to his compound to formulate the best alibi he could think of.
Neither does Generation X know how Kennedy was thrown out of Harvard on his ear 15 years earlier -- for paying a fellow student to take his Spanish final. Or why the US Army denied him a commission because he cheated on tests. As they listen to the Democrats' "Liberal Lion" accuse President Bush of "telling lie after lie after lie" to get America to go to war in Iraq, young voters don't know about that notorious 1991 Easter weekend in Palm Beach, when Uncle Teddy rounded up his nephews for a night on the town, an evening that ended with one of them on trial for rape. It's time for Republicans to state unabashedly that they will no longer "go along with the gag" when it comes to Uncle Ted's rants about deception and moral turpitude inside the Bush White House.
And if the Republicans don't, let's do it ourselves by passing this forgotten disgrace around the Internet to wake up memories of what a fraud and fake Teddy really is. The Democratic Party, not to mention Sen. John Kerry, should be ashamed to have the national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman. And the GOP needs to say so out loud. I remember all of this and I'm sure most of you over the age of 39 do, too.
07-29-2004, 08:13 AM #2
Well said, let's wait to see how they defend this one.
07-29-2004, 08:36 AM #3Originally Posted by 1victor
My 2 cents.
07-29-2004, 08:37 AM #4
Simply put and to the point, I like it.
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07-29-2004, 09:42 PM #6
Fine . . . but, um, who's running for president? I don't think it's Ted Kennedy . . .
There's two basic issues in your "re-post."
1) Ted Kennedy screwed up and got Mary Jo Kopechne killed.
2) Ted Kennedy's politics sucks.
3) Ted Kennedy sucks.
These are seperate issues . . . his politics are his politics, his fatal accident is his fatal accident. His personal character is his personal character. Not too long ago a prominent politician in Nebraska ran a stop sign and killed a motorcyclist. The fact that his politics were conservative were of no consequense in his fatal accident, and the fact that Kennedy's politics are liberal had nothing to do with his.
A person's political views and his driving habits have nothing to do with each other.
Yes, I agree he'd make a lousy taxi driver. However, I agree many Liberal views. I agree that blacks should be able to drink out of the same water fountain as white people, and should be free to live in whatever neighborhood they wish, and have schools that are every bit as good and every bit as well financed as white schools. These were liberal notions, championed by liberals, energetically resisted by conservatives (remember the conservative governors of Alabama and Arkansas fighting school integration?) . . .
I agree with liberals that gay people should serve in the military along with straight people, but conservatives predict the planet will spin off its axis on the day this happens.
I agree with liberals that old people should have some sort of "social security" funded by the government, but conservatives resisted its creation, and now want to whittle it away to nothing.
I agree with liberals that before the United States launches a war against a nation like Iraq, that other major nations co-operation and involvement should be enlisted. Conservatives, particularly the Bush administration, beleive the US should wage war unilaterally, then plead for help when more troops are needed (and then tell the other nations that while the US wants their troops, the governments can have no say in what their troops do).
Ya, liberals sometimes goof up. Sometimes conservatives goof up. But on the whole, each political tribe has about the same percentage of hits and misses. But to judge a particular political philosophy based on any individual politician's character is silly. It is just as absurd to fault the pros and cons of liberalism because Ted Kennedy champions it as it is to fault conservatism because a Nebraska biker-killing Senator favors those views.
I notice in your "re-post" (so named because it's been posted and re-posted jillions of times around the web) that it criticizes no particular liberal policy, only the individual who champions it. Something tells me that this "re-post" would not be circulated by republicans if George W. Bush had been in Ted Kennedy's place.
Really and truly, I wish political discussion could focus on a rational analysis of the issues at hand. But people being what they are, I suppose that glorious day will never come.
07-30-2004, 06:10 AM #7Originally Posted by Tock
nice!! i am a registered republican, hell my whole family is republican and still i agree with ya 100% on this one.. the only thing i might would have a problem in is gays in the military only b/c it could cause resentment and untrust and perhaps even criminal activity.ex gay bashing, i mean bashing as in beating the piss out of them.
07-30-2004, 01:37 PM #8
bravo tock. a voice of reason in the ocean of political party hypocrisy.
07-30-2004, 02:22 PM #9
We all have our own version of the points of hand that agree with our lifestyles, family backround, education etc... A truly uncompromised discussion of politics is almost an impossibilty.
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