Obama has called Ted Kennedy our “greatest Senator” which is crazy, and it’s also like saying that someone is the smartest person at a Kid Rock concert… it’s not much of a compliment.
Ted Kennedy was a SUPER rich socialist who kept his tremendous wealth in offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes. He was more of a “do as I say, not as I do” guy when it came to taxes, welfare, and environmental issues. Remember a few years ago when he canned an offshore wind energy farm because it was going to mess up his view from his mansion?
But probably most important to remember was that Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne by getting drunk and driving her into the Chappaquiddick to drown, and then didn’t report the accident till the next day AFTER he consulted his lawyers.
If you or I drove drunk and killed someone, then didn’t report it right away, we’d be doing time. Not old Ted. He was a very rich, very well connected guy.
Kennedy championed all sorts of cockamamie socialist crap during his 900 years in the Senate.
He was also a champion of killing babies:
Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
Yes, Kennedy has a cool last name, he was inexplicably a Senator for 900 years after killing someone, and he had good hair… but other than that, Ted Kennedy was a disastrous Senator and did harm to this country that cannot be quantified.