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What's your opinion about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy?

Rob Lorei about almost 5 years ago

Here's one of Ted Kennedy's best speeches- his eulogy for RFK in 1968.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiCLi9ddqlM

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I am sad, sad, sad

I am so, so sad about Teddy Kennedy's death. I feel like it's really the end of what I know as liberalism, addressing the wrongs, making them right. I have been thinking all morning about the many moments that Ted Kennedy surfaced at a time when it was so necessary for him to be there and comment. It also makes me feel a little confused, because I think who now will speak for all the disenfranchised, the poor, those in need, those who are victims of injustice. And not just speak but support legislation that can help. I am reminded of the Martin Luther King Day a few years ago when George Bush came out against affirmative action, and Teddy Kennedy was speaking at a Remembering the Civil Rights Movement conference that included Southern Poverty Law Center people talking about the struggle, speaking eloquently and inspiringly...I suddently feel old, old, old. And out of touch with this strange America that confronts me now. I have great hope for our President, and find him, too, to be eloquent and thinking along the same lines , but he seems so beleagured. My question is really, feeling the way I do, How can I sing in a strange land.....?



The torch has been passed, to Obama, as our President, and to each of us, individually. Now is the time to stand out, speak up and keep the momentum of Kennedy's work toward having health insurance, which gives each American access to health care, alive and growing. Teddy's physical death must not be the death of his vision and commitment to civil rights, education and health. My life and heart has been personally touched and made better directly as the result of Teddy Kennedy. I will not let the dream die. We will carry on and flourish. I feel and know that as my obligation. The action of my gratitude is to carry on and carry out the work needed to bring that dream alive.



It's about time. Kicked out of Harvard for cheating on tests. Killed a woman because of drunk driving. then sponging off the American payroll for way too long.

Not sad sad sad

" Killed a woman because of drunk driving " you're being to kind. He let her suffocate as he attempted to cover his ass. It's unconscionable his constituents (sheep) kept voting him in. What an egregious miscarriage of justice. Seems politicians (Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative progressive, whatever) are above the law.



He had no scruples about working with the Soviets to advance his own career and work against a popularly elected American President: http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html



He had no scruples about working with the Soviets to advance his own career and work against a popularly elected American President: http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html



He had no scruples about working with the Soviets to advance his own career and work against a popularly elected American President: http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html

So bad, bad, bad

Wow. What have you been reading? Or watching? and what is the point of putting in your comments three times?

What a shame...

I had the utmost respect for Kennedy. Any man who can swim like that after a day of heavy drinking... in a back brace mind you... is an extraordinary individual