Monday, January 28, 2008

Teddy Sobers Up?

Some of the Kennedy clan got together and endorsed Sen. Obama (D-IL) in his quest for the Democratic Presidential nomination. This time Teddy didn't blow his lines. You kind of have to feel for Caroline, up there with Uncle "killed-a-chick-while-dui-back-in-the-day" Teddy and Cousin "drove-thru-a-capital-hill-police-barricade-dui" Patrick. Camelot it ain't.

Flying Debris previously discussed the idea of comparing Barack Obama to John F. Kennedy in Obama on Mid-East: Let Them Eat Falafels! Here is the relevant paragraph:

The Senator has announced his committee during the week of the anniversary of the inauguration of another charismatic Democratic politician, President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy’s inaugural address was one of the great speeches of the twentieth century and one in which Kennedy threw down a moral gauntlet while stating “that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” The past forty-six years have seen the Democratic Party completely abandon that strong moral stand; whether it manifested itself in the refutation of the legacy of the late Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-Wa.) or making Congressman Zell Miller (D-Ga.) into some sort of apostate the Democratic Party will no longer stand up for the freedoms of others. This immoral stand flies in the face of centuries in which mankind has gained personal liberty in the face of tyranny, the refusal to help others is quite simply a disgrace. In his wonderful inaugural speech President Kennedy reminded us that “each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.” The President was discussing the need for Americans to help others gain liberty because we have been given liberty by the actions of others. Senator Obama, like nearly all of the members of his party will not pay any price, bear any burden nor meet any hardship in order to help others gain freedom; unless the dispossessed are coming to the United States to cut their lawns.

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