September 29, 2009

Last Surviving Kennedy in Office Likens Obamacare Opponents to George Wallace

Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) displays all the class and sobriety of his late father, slyly attempting to tie opposition to Obamacare to a noted segregationist:

"It's very, very dangerous," Kennedy said in the interview. "We put a lot of people in jail around the world for threatening our country's security. But this atmosphere of attack that doesn't attack the issue, but attacks the people, is very disruptive to the institution of democracy, which relies on a respect for the opposition."

He continued: "George Wallace didn't need a gun to pull a trigger. We just need to be mindful of the wisdom of people ... who have been through these ugly periods in American history. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

I guess he forgot that segregationist Wallace was a Democrat to his dying day.

As for what he will do about the worst example of politically-motivated hate this far, there is no word on when Kennedy will push for MSNBC personality Ed Schultz to be fired for claiming that Republicans "want to see you dead. They'd rather make money off your dead corpse. They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don't have anything for her."

Oh wait a minute... I forgot that those rules only apply to the opposition of liberals, not the liberal themselves who have initiated every act of violence that can directly be tied to protests over the health-care debate, from SEIU union thugs assaulting a man handing out flags, to MoveOn.Org agitators biting the finger of of a retiree in Calfornia.

It should also be noted that Kennedy made the comments in front of a hand-picked audience of just 75, afraid to meet with his own constituents openly.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 29, 2009 04:24 PM

"George Wallace didn't need a gun to pull a trigger...."

How insensitive. Kennedy probably forgot that Wallace, as bad as he was, was a leading presidential candidate in 1972 until an assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed from the waist down.

Posted by: SouthernRoots at September 29, 2009 07:35 PM

Is this the Kennedy who, in the old family tradition, was driving drunk and somehow avoided the consequences that usually go with that offense?

Posted by: Zelsdorf Ragshaft III at September 29, 2009 10:25 PM

I can remember when Teddy Kennedy went down to Alabama to present George Wallace with an award praising his courage.

Posted by: Don, the Rebel without a Blog at September 30, 2009 02:51 AM