The Death of Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick — Right-Wingers Sink To New Low

by Ben Hoffman

Anybody who follows some of the political blogs has seen the despicable insults directed at the recently deceased Ted Kennedy. Sure, Kennedy screwed up in 1969. He was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of his friend, and waited too long to report it. He did attempt to rescue Mary Jo Kopechne and failed. He should have called for help immediately and has had to live with that for 40 years.

Ted Kennedy was responsible for a lot of important legislation while in the Senate. He worked with Republicans and despite their radically different agendas, was well liked by all once Congress was out of session. These days, it seems like partisan politics is the norm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Most of the Kennedy insults seem like they’re coming from the religious right. I thought Jesus died for our sins? Or is that just for right-wingers?

3 Comments to “The Death of Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick — Right-Wingers Sink To New Low”

  1. I don’t see an article decrying the hateful statements said about Tony Snow battling cancer. I guess it must have been okay for the left to spew that crap.

    • Tony Snow was complicit in helping the Bush administration destroy America. Kennedy served our country honorably. Sure, he was a flawed character, but he did what he thought was right for the country — not just for the wealthy.

  2. Thank you, Ben, for this post. I believe Ted Kennedy spent the majority of his life trying to repent for what he did in 1969. There but for the grace of God ….

    His work in the Senate for 47 years changed the lives of many people.

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