Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ted K: whistling through the graveyard

So a pack of sore loser Democrats want to spend the afternoon bashing Condi Rice before they approve her by a 80-something to mid-teens vote. Ok, ok, we get it. You've learned nothing from the election. Everything you have been doing is working. Why change now? Good for them. Keep on talking, stay all week if you want.

Ted Kennedy, of course, was one of the loudest critics, blasting not just Condi Rice, but our troops,

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy called Rice "a key member of the
national security team that developed and justified the rationale for war, and
it's been a catastrophic failure, a continuing quagmire."

Kennedy has been on a tear since dropping some weight recently. Pent up aggression over the diet? Who knows. All I know is that he is so insulated, so removed from reality, so comfortable in his position that he believes he can say anything without consequence. The dream has died Teddy. You will be the last one to recognize it.

Kennedy's BS this month isn't confined to belittling the military.

“It’s not the ‘boomers’ causing the crisis in social security, it’s George Bush
and the Republican party.”

Really? National Review's Byron York reminds us that Ted Kennedy and many other Democrats had a different view during the Clinton administration. Fighting off a proposed tax cut by Republicans in September 1998, Kenendy said,

"Save Social Security first!"

He plays both sides of the issue without any interest in the problem itself. Whichever position can be used to bash his political opponents and scare seniors, that where Teddy K. comes down. Not only that, but he's dead wrong on the facts.

One positive about Teddy tirades, they are sure to provide some great screw ups.

You know what they say about drinking on an empty stomach? Someone stuck a microphone in Ted's face after a "long lunch" and he did provide us with this classic sound bite,


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"Why don't we just ask Osama bin -- Osama Obama -- Obama what -- since he won by such a big amount. Seriously, Senator Obama is really unique and special."