Tuesday, September 1, 2009

WHOM DID HE REPRESENT?

The people of Massachusetts?

America has observed the death of Ted Kennedy in two ways: one side has lionized him; the other side has vilified him.

Personally, and this is my own opinion, with which you may disagree but you cannot change, I think he was one of the most obnoxious, hate-filled, monstrous, self-centered, self-aggrandizing people ever to serve in the Senate.

My questions today are specifically directed to those of you from Massachusetts.

Did Ted Kennedy really represent what you believe about life and politics?

Do people from Massachusetts really believe that showing up for work so drunk that you cannot put together a coherent sentence is appropriate?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do people from Massachusetts really believe that it is excusable to turn your back on a drowning woman, return later with friends and then make up a story about the circumstances?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do people from Massachusetts really believe that it is necessary for the country to go to "renewable energy" sources such as wind turbines as long as they are not within eyesight of your own back yard?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do people from Massachusetts really believe that conspiring with the Soviet KGB during the Cold War in an attempt to undermine President Reagan for his one's own political gain is good politics?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do the people of Massachusetts really believe that a person should be elevated to a position of power because his family has money and his father sympathized with Nazis (not supposition, historical fact)?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do the people of Massachusetts really believe that a health care system that a very large percentage of them do not want should be forced upon them...especially given your current experience with government sponsored health care?

Ted Kennedy did.

Do the people of Massachusetts really believe that a representative whose life revolved around those behaviors and philosophies should really be considered "The Lion of the Senate?"

I lived in Massachusetts when I was a young adult.

While I was there, I never met a single person who was so indecent that they would have supported those behaviors.

Has Massachusetts changed so much that they now embrace them?

Have the people of Massachusetts, whose antecedents helped bring this country into being, fallen so far as to now want to take action to bring about its demise?

6 comments:

Joe said...

The following comment appeared on this post after I initially mistakingly posted it before it was ready to be posted:

I have asked that question for years - and have been interchanging it lately with "John Kerry" - and now that I really think about it, I am sensing a pattern there...

Red said...

The people of mass voted blindly.

shoprat said...

That's why we need term limits.

ablur said...

The royal family of the USA has lost one of its own. How can this nation go forward without the royalty properly placed at the seat of power? Who among the royal family should be chosen to fill his place?
Perhaps a test --
Who can drink as much?
Who can lie as well?
Who can rant and rave for an hour, say nothing, and then be honored for a fabulous speech?

The requirements are too difficult already. No one will be able to match up.

Z said...

I'm with Shoprat...term limits YESTERDAY!

Joe...imagine people voting for a guy they even had a doubt in their MIND had killed a young woman?
Then, he's lionized for days on TV......go figure.

Dan said...

Do the people of Massachusetts believe that their senator's job was to send home the bacon, hate religion, (except for buddhism, Islam, inuitism, New Ageism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism, Jainism, Taoism, Sikhism, Bahá'i-ism, Aboriginalism, Hinduism, Nationalism, Secular Humanism, Navahoism, Environmentalism, Educationalism, Governmentism, Atheisim... and many many more) and send checks to the poor from someone else's checking account? Evidently, Massachusetts did.