The Real Ted Kennedy

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    The Real Ted Kennedy | Quazen

    While a legislative giant, and the last substantial link to America’s political Camelot, Ted Kennedy was a deeply flawed, personally dark figure, upon whose version of privileged liberalism much of America’s current problems are rooted in...

    Certainly his forty-plus years as a United States Senator are noteworthy, as are the hundreds of legislative bills he helped to gain passage of, but longevity and resulting accumulative quantity are not themselves worthy of particular note or praise. For unlike his brothers, who through the tragedy of their deaths and the seeming brilliance of their political careers, Teddy grew old before America’s eyes, with all the accompanying indignities contained therein. And not only did Teddy grow old, but he os often did it with such crass inconsideration and outright debauchery, the scope of his life was irreversibly damaged - and his death at age 77 of brain cancer will in no way fully remedy that fact...


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    Bad grammar.

    "Are Rooted." would have been correct.

    Fail.

    Read no Further.
     
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    The word "would" should be capitalized at the start of a sentence.

    Anal retentive grammar is a dangerous bung hole to dive into.

    Unless one is Elton John.
     
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    Well, you missed the opportunity to read the words "radical" and "liberal" thrown around a lot. Though I admit that's only until the middle of the posting, since at that point I lost interest.

    I'm surprised I didn't see the phrase "out of touch" before I stopped reading.
     
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    Teddy Kennedy should be the poster child for Term Limits.
     
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    More like the poster lounge lizard for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.
     
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    He was a great man in the senate, he really gave others the spotlight while he worked behind the scenes gathering support for each and every bill whether it was his constituency or his colleagues. He really knew how congress worked and he worked it tirelessly.

    On a personal level, he was broken. I was thinking about him earlier today, it is really surprising that he lived to be 77 with all of the health issues he undoubtedly had. He was a drinker, addicted to drugs, obese, he was in the sun all the time... So many issues that could have struck him down long before this didn't.

    I don't know who in the Kennedy family can take up the baton now. Camelot seems to have faded into the abyss.
     
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    That's right...nothing says Democracy in Action like taking away the right of the People to keep Representatives they like.
     
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    thought i recognized that avatar. how ya doin' mad man ?????
     

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