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Right-Wingers Trash Ted Kennedy While His Body is Still Warm

225px-Ted_Kennedy%2C_official_photo_portrait_crop.jpgThey just can’t help themselves. You’d think they could’ve waited, oh I don’t know, 24 hours before they started picking at the corpse like vultures. Nope.

Roger Kimball:

“Edward M. Kennedy,”…“Liar, cheat, drunk, philanderer, and — let’s not forget — inadvertent murderer.” The tsunami of sentimental pap about Kennedy is already churning, gushing, rushing to inundate the public with a nauseating and untruthful fairy tale about the “Lion of the Senate.” The Lyin’ in the Senate is more like it.


He’s responsible for things that are deeply offensive to my conscience and diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Catholic faith, and he probably led some people astray by his example.

Erick Erickson:

I can’t say that I’ll miss him…Ted Kennedy supported the expansion of the welfare state and a culture of dependency on government, made all the more tragic given how ensnared his life was to dependency. He should have known better given his own life and that of his family.

Right Wing Nuthouse:

No doubt Kennedy the man was a despicable cad, a notorious roue, and, until late in life, a certified drunk.


We live in Edward Kennedy’s America not only in the consequential legislation that he sponsored and saw through the Senate, but also in the afterlife of the vulgar political sham on which Senator Kennedy relied to defeat the nomination of Judge Bork.


It is traditional, upon the passing of an important and famous person – however controversial – to find some good words to say. This is not an easy task in the case of Ted Kennedy, a man whose personal life ranged from alcoholism to debauchery to sexual harrassment to (sadly, uncharged) second-degree murder, and whose public career entailed the embrace of nearly every foolish, ruinous and cruel political idea of the past five decades and whose most enduring legacy is installing the bitterly polarized modern Supreme Court confirmation process.

The Anchoress:

It’s entirely possible that what Kennedy’s death will really do is bring into stark relief the fact that under Obamacare, this overweight 77 year-old man with liking for the drink would probably have faced treatment rationing and an offer for “physician aid-in-dying”.

Dan Riehl:

Given word of his passing, the Senate, as predicted by Rush Limbaugh, is considering re-naming the health care bill in Ted "The Liberal Liar Lion of the Senate" Kennedy’s honor, while also amending it to include mandatory long distance swimming lessons, as well as CPR and breath control classes for all Americans.

Roger L. Simon:

Kennedy left the scene of a fatal accident for which he was at least partly responsible. Then he used his extraordinary power to get off, spending the rest of his career in pseudo-remorse, playing the most liberal of Senators. It was always an act to me, even when I agreed with him politically. This was not a life well lived.

Way to keep it classy, wingnuts.

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