It is tradition not to speak ill of the dead. I will honor this tradition.
A moment of silence please…
Now that that’s out of the way, I predict the shameful use of Kennedy’s death by opportunistic liberal vultures to reanimate the rapidly dying carcass of the bloated health scare legislation. Indeed it’s already happening:
Jake Sherman reports on Congress.
The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.
Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, also issued a statement this morning calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Let us continue his cause,” Stern said. “Let us take action this year to pass health care reform. And let us continue to build Kennedy’s vision of America.”
South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, the House majority whip, said: “As we move forward with health reform legislation, his absence will be palpable. But let us use his inspirational words as our guide, to rise to our best ideals and finally provide decent quality health care to all Americans as a fundamental right, not a privilege.”
Kennedy, who spent the past year battling brain cancer, had frequently called health-care overhaul the “cause of my life.”
So we see again that in life and in death, politics is all that matters to the liberal left. The country has been hit over the head with the so-called Camelot legacy and the story of the historic but tragic Kennedy family for the last 40 years. We’ve had to endure to near coronation of HRH Princess Caroline, as well as indulging the endless comparisons of Obama to Jack Kennedy, who compared to Obama would be a right wing extremist of the first order. One wonders if that whole Revolutionary War thing where we cast off the monarchy ever happened at all, and if it did when the restoration took place.
I cannot but wish his family well and offer my hopes during their time of grief. Beyond that though, I hope that Sen. Kennedy’s burial will put to final death the spectre of socialized health care.