You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You’d better go in disguise.
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the teddycares have their picnic.
At 77, Edward Moore Kennedy died from a brain tumor despite having had the very best health care it is possible to have. He lived in the United States and he was certainly rich enough to afford any possible treatment his solid platinum Senatorial health care insurance did not cover.
Because this rabid-partisan, privileged, misogynist power-broker had a hobby of championing socialized health-care the Democrats want to celebrate his passing in a “bi-partisan” orgy of bill passing. They’re saying we should “renew” “our” “commitment” to government-run health care because Ted Kennedy died. The Nation must weep in collective despair and nationalize health care on a voice vote because the old reprobate would have liked that.
I’ll admit Kennedy’s death is the best argument yet for Obamacare. It also gets Obama’s name off the embarrassment this has become, in favor of a dead Senator who can’t be criticized. If you do you are a necro-hibernophobiac.
I have a better idea. Instead of passing Teddycare, but still for purposes of coming together in a socially beneficial way, I would suggest we all donate some money to teach young women how to hold their breath for 5 minutes and swim under very difficult circumstances.
Maybe the Senator was good at these big social program things that force all of us to behave the way he thought best; but when he faced an urgent, personal option requiring compassion for an individual, he failed to behave the way most of us thought best. That cowardice kept him from the Oval Office, as it should, and it is his legacy.
I offer condolences to his family, but I am no more saddened by his passing than he would have been by mine.