Like Ismael, ship sunk by the white whale, Obama hopes now to survive by clinging to the floating casket of Ted Kennedy. It is not the first time.
The Obama nomination was gift-wrapped in Massachusetts [The real story of the Obama nomination gift is yet to be told. The Godfather fans will remember Godfather telling Tom Hagen
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It was Ted Kennedy all along. It was Kennedy who sought to preserve the memory of a false Camelot at the expense of a real America.
It was Kennedy, the Fredo of the Kennedy clan, with all his brackish history of death and sex, who sought redemption for himself and the family by keeping alive the flickering light of history as it turned to others such as the Clintons.
Like the hapless Fredo of Godfather fame, Teddy was the dimmest of three brothers:
Three days after that funeral, the Kennedys gathered at Hyannis Port for what was expected to be a somber Thanksgiving. Over that weekend, Teddy stayed up with friends one night, drinking and swapping bawdy tales about the party times with Jack. The next morning, his children’s governess quit, confiding to Rita Dallas, Joe Kennedy’s nurse, that she was appalled by Teddy’s behavior. Dallas tried unsuccessfully to convince her that it was all part of a traditional Irish wake and that she should stay.
Of course, it was more than just grieving for Jack. The ninth of nine children, Teddy’s role in the family had been that of the court jester, the jokester who entertained friends and acquaintances with stories and jokes. The man who had spent much of his life getting laughs for his role as the baby brother must have known intrinsically that Jack’s death permanently changed his standing and role in the family.
For all the good he did, Ted Kennedy’s role increasingly degenerated to preservation of the family and its legends and myths.
To those ends, the mummification of what was once flesh and blood, Ted Kennedy was the force behind Obama all along. With the Axelrod dress rehearsal during the Deval Patrick gubernatorial campaign the Obama campaign was indeed hatched and gift-wrapped in the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.
It was Kennedy all along. John Kerry (and Christopher Dodd), would not make a move without explicit orders from Ted Kennedy. And for all the obfuscation, John Kerry privately endorsed Barack Obama well before the Iowa caucuses.
That’s right. John Kerry, with Ted Kennedy’s approval, endorsed Barack Obama before the Iowa caucuses. The public announcement however was withheld until after the New Hampshire primary because that is when the death blow was supposed to be dealt to Hillary Clinton. The Obama campaign knew it would win Iowa. Kerry, would endorse after another Obama victory in New Hampshire – and he would do it in crucial South Carolina. Big Media would know Kerry was moving on orders from Ted. This, it was presumed, would destroy Hillary.
The endorsement was weeks in the making. In the final days before the Iowa caucuses, Mr. Kerry was on the verge of announcing his support for Mr. Obama, aides said, but a final decision wasn’t made because it was not clear how it would affect the campaign. So Mr. Kerry decided to hold off on the endorsement until after New Hampshire primary.
But Hillary won New Hampshire. Hillary could not so easily be killed. So Kennedy played the race card for Barack Obama. Richardson, Dodd, Biden, all dropped out by then too on orders from Ted, but they kept lying to Bill Clinton.
Ted Kennedy pretended he was offended by Bill Clinton statements in South Carolina. Ted Kennedy pretended Hillary had insulted the Kennedy’s by saying it took Lyndon Johnson, not JFK, to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But it was all pretend. Kennedy was on board with Obama well before John Kerry was on board – before the Iowa caucuses – well before.
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By Thursday, August 28, 2008, the Democratic Party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Kennedy was gutted – to be replaced with fake Grecian columns and a death coalition in Denver.
Ted Kennedy, the master misogynist as recalled by Joan and Mary Jo, dealt the sexism, misogyny and race cards to the major players in what once was a glorious party.
Now, Obama Dimocrats along with Obama hope to slap health care reform legislation labels to the Kennedy casket as if it is to be in competition in NASCAR.
The Kennedy NASCAR casket holds a decomposing body so it is appropriate that the decomposing corpse Obama calls health insurance reform share the Ted Kennedy name.
Now we hear that 46 years experience in the Senate is valuable. Only now, from the Kennedy die nasty clan and friends do we hear odes to experience.