Barking Moonbat Libs Take Pandering To A New Low
Whether you loved Senator Ted Kennedy or not, we all must admit he had a profound effect on American politics and his passing is a big event. We recognized that and we have responded with respect to the news of his passing. However, the left-wing barking moonbat brigade just don’t get it.
Showing all the class of a Bill Maher/Jeanene Garbagefelo discussion about tea party protesters, Senator Kennedy’s death had barely been announced when suddenly ObamaCare became TeddyCare or something like it. With no thought whatsoever for the reverence of the Senator’s passing, they quickly jockeyed into position to wrap their health plan with the Senator’s corpse in hopes it would somehow bring life back to Obamacare. Suddenly we were urged to pass this healthcare program immediately as a tribute to Kennedy.
Sorry, folks, but in my opinion this takes pandering to a new low and at an extraordinarily inapporpriate moment.
Believe it or not, it gets worse: When I got the news that Ted Kennedy had succumbed to brain cancer earlier this week, thousands of thoughts about his life and the way he lived it swirled through my head. But out of respect for the Kennedy family, my posting of his death was brief and respectful, as it should be. I knew enough that at times like this you take the high road.
But Melissa Lafsky, writing at the Huffington Post, isn’t worried too much about the altitude of the road. In her remembrance of Senator Kennedy, she poses the question, “What Would Mary Jo Kopechne Have Thought Of Ted’s Career?”
No, you didn’t misread this.
The gist of what Ms. Lafsky, a former lawyer, was getting at was that somehow she feels it was the death of Mary Jo that was “a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history.”
Is her logic such that she assumes Kennedy would have automatically ascended to the White House had he not left Mary Jo to drown in the back of his Oldsmobile? Darn the luck!
The irony here is that of all the people whose opinions you could seek, Ms. Lafsky, you choose the one person who can’t make herself available because of what happened on Chappaquiddick Island, July 18th, 1969. Bummer, huh?
This is not unlike when Sirhan Sirhan came up for parole for the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. He told the parole board he believed that if Robert Kennedy were alive today, he would want them to free him. Say… was that you representing Mr. Sirhan?
Ms. Lafsky actually had the chutzpah to end her article with these words about how Mary Jo Kopechne might see her death and the role it played in Senator Kennedy’s Senate career:
“Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”
Wow, Ms. Lafsky. Just wow…
As for your timing, well let me put it like this: Grand Rants (and just about anyone with a sense of decency and a modicum of class) chose the high road upon Senator Kennedy’s death. Your road choice was about as bad as Senator Kennedy’s on that night 40 years ago.
Now can we all please just postpone any further ridiculous speculations and let those who mourn Senator Kennedy’s passing have their moment?