Friday, August 28, 2009

Compare and Contrast

Ted Kennedy will be laid to rest tomorrow, near the graves of his brothers Jack and Bobby. While I don't believe in an afterlife, I do believe that all three of Joe's boys, each with foibles of his own, did perform heroic service in their duties to their country and deserve to be laid in the hallowed ground of Arlington. Senator Kennedy's life, warts and all, has been thoroughly examined, for at least the last 41 years, so I won't be doing that. What I will say is this. Ted Kennedy has been criticized as a drunkard, a murderer, a serial philanderer, a "limousine liberal" dilettante, a fellow traveller, a terrorist appeaser and a traitor (and that's not an exhaustive list, by any means) by the reichwing idiots who are rejoicing at the news of his death. It is ironic, imo, that so many people who hate the late senator (and, yes, "hate" is the correct tense) are alive because of his tireless advocacy for those who needed help and whose voices could not be heard. So many social welfare programs, which many of his critics benefit from, were championed by Ted. If there IS an afterlife, Ted must be chuckling to himself as he listens to their insults and whining. I look at the role models for the fundies and reichwingers: Frist, Reagan, Falwell, Nixon, Gingrich, North, Dobson, Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, Palin and the "Plumber"--a melange of self-absorbed, paranoic, manipulative and delusional opportunists--and all I can think is "give me a boozy womanizer who actually gives a fuck about somebody else, any day." Rest in peace, Ted.

11 comments:

Dave von Ebers said...

Demo,

You say “self-absorbed, paranoic, manipulative and delusional opportunists” like it’s a bad thing.

Aaron Kinney said...
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democommie said...

Fuck you, Aaron. You know your stupid fucking comments will be scrubbed anytime I see them here.

You're just a lame fuck who's looking to push his idiotic meme by splashing it on other people's blogs. Good luck with that, it won't work out for you here though.

the Rev Jerry Gloryhole said...

Busy few days here in Boston, alright.
Leaned out a window to the sight of the black helocopter carrying POTUS into town. Loud fucker, that one. Two, actually.

If my three brothers had all died violently I might find a love for the booze and broads to be theraputic.
Might anyways. Eh.

democommie said...

the Rev Jerry Gloryhole:

For some things I am quite glad not to have a teevee. I prefer to remember Ted, warts and all, as a very effective legislator who never let his multiple and obvious character flaws keep him from fighting the good fight.

He was being pilloried,after all, by the fucking GOP.

I will be in the Bah-stun arear next week. Gimme a hollah, if you want to get together for plotting something.

No Blood for Hubris said...

I'm trying to email you, demo.

No Blood for Hubris said...

The email link here isn't working for me, so far. I will try again.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Keeps bouncing.

Do you have another addy?

democommie said...

Hi, NBFH:

I just sent you an e-mail.

No Blood for Hubris said...

It did not come through. Checked spam, too. Maybe it's my gmail.

No Blood for Hubris said...

trying again. ; )