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Ted Kennedy and Other Liberal Heroes

Posted on | September 21, 2010 | 17 Comments

The Ted Kennedy Memorial Punchline was fairly popular on Twitter, earning re-Tweets and praise from Leather Penguin, among others. I explained:

@LeatherPenguin Liberals insist Teddy be treated with awestruck reverence. He needs to be mocked, and often, and by someone who knows how.

And elaborated:

@LeatherPenguin Generally speaking, anyone or anything liberals especially idolize deserves the same treatment.

Liberalism may be defined as the philosophy of error.

Liberals are liberals because they believe things that are not true. The intensity of any particular liberal belief is directly proportional to its wrongness. Therefore, the biggest lies are the ones they consider the most important truths.

Ted Kennedy never met a bad policy he wouldn’t support or a good policy he would not oppose. To cite just one glaring example: While Ronald Reagan was trying to win the Cold War, Teddy was secretly trying to help the Soviets win.

Teddy’s life was one long lesson in How to Deserve the Contempt of All Decent, Honest and Intelligent People.

That Ted Kennedy was always 100% wrong about everything explains why he remains a heroic symbol before whom liberals require us to genuflect in worshipful awe. And until you’re ready to piss on Teddy’s grave and call him what he was — a drunken, lecherous, immoral monstrosity — you are an accomplice in his wrongness.

The same holds true for Jimmy Carter who — until Jan. 20, 2009 — held the unquestioned distinction of being The Worst President in American History. He has recently claimed to be the Best Ex-President Ever. Dan Collins says we should all be grateful about the “ex” part of that formulation.

Carter has not yet, however, become the only kind of good Democrat. You know — like Ted Kennedy.

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17 Responses to “Ted Kennedy and Other Liberal Heroes”

  1. JeffS
    September 21st, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    Ted Kennedy’s life was also one long temper tantrum thrown because he would never be President after getting Mary Joe Kopechne killed.

  2. Enoch_Root
    September 21st, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    Ted Kennedy was a pile o chit. We Americans of Irish descent would call him “bicycle irish” – as in, he was a pain in the ass.

  3. ECM
    September 21st, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    I think that, to a large percentage of the population, someone that can stick to their guns is more important than whether they are actually correct about anything, i.e. people are attracted to strength, even if that strength is put to the service of absolute evil.

  4. richard mcenroe
    September 21st, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    Okay, sure, Teddy killed a woman, but hey, it’s not like he campaigned to exterminate the black race in America. That was Woodrow Wilson’s job…

  5. Estragon
    September 21st, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life” – unless of course you have a trust fund fortune which came from criminal enterprises to fall back upon.

    Take away the money and he would have been either a career petty criminal or a sterno bum in the streets. Or, both.

  6. Stogie
    September 21st, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    There are only two people whose grave I have vowed to piss on before I die: William Tecumseh Sherman and Lee Harvey Oswald. Ted Kennedy, not so much. He isn’t worth my urine and I wouldn’t want to spoil the big worm feast.

    But yes, Ted Kennedy’s life was a dedication to dishonor if not treason. May he rest in peace. Not.

  7. wormme
    September 22nd, 2010 @ 12:30 am

    For the record, I do challenge the claim that Carter was the worst President. He was too ineffectual to do lasting damage.

    And by that standard, F’n D. Roosevelt was the worst.

  8. Ellie Light
    September 22nd, 2010 @ 1:56 am

    At leaqst Teddy said he had to ask his mommie for permission to run for president. Wise woman that she was, she realized her idiot son would embarass the Kennedy name and said no.

    After all Carter said he’d whip his ass, and he did too.

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