Treasonous Ted: Mansion Trash

Ted Kennedy is dead, so the press, even Fox news, is awash with stories about what a great man he was.

I disagree. He was trash.

Ted Kennedy was a legendary drunk, a philanderer, a man-slaughterer, a liar and a traitor. Yes, he committed treason. The KGB has it in their records.

Once Reagan was President, he found himself at odds with the latest Sen. Kennedy. Reagan ideas such as deploying intermediate-range nuclear forces (INFs) in Western Europe and the Strategic Defense Initiative infuriated Ted Kennedy, who, according to a highly sensitive KGB document discovered by reporter Tim Sebastian of the London Times (which ran an article on the document Feb. 2, 1992), was motivated to do something quite unusual:

On May 14, 1983, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov sent a message of “Special Importance” with the highest classification to General Secretary Yuri Andropov. The subject head to the letter read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to Chebrikov, Sen. Kennedy was “very troubled” by the state of U.S.-Soviet relations. Kennedy believed that the main reason for the dangerous situation was “Reagan’s belligerence” and particularly his INF plan. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.”

The fourth and fifth paragraphs of Chebrikov’s memo held out hope that Reagan’s 1984 re-election bid could be thwarted. But where was the President vulnerable? Chebrikov stated that Kennedy had provided a possible answer. “The only real threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” wrote Chebrikov. “These issues, according to the senator [Kennedy], will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.” According to Chebrikov, Kennedy lamented that Reagan was good at “propaganda,” whereas statements from Soviet officials were quoted “out of context” or “whimsically discounted.”

It goes on to say how Kennedy tried to hamper Reagan’s cold war efforts.

He is responsible for some of the worst legislation in US history. Just about every extreme statist law has his name or stamp on it. He was an unwavering ideologue and was very vicious when he wanted to be. His efforts to kill Robert Bork’s supreme court nomination are a classic example. Here is the speech he gave. Disgraceful.

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.

The senate is better off without him. It’s too bad he couldn’t have just retired, but he was one of those fanatics who refused to go until he was called away.

We need a lot less ideologues in government.

Now they want to use his name to revive the Obamacare bills.
People should know what a low life he was. So the bills can die again.

UPDATE: I should point out one of the good things he did, he’s responsible for some good legislation. One of which is the Freedom of Information Act and later adding the Sunshine Clause that says documents should be declassified after a certain time unless the government can prove they should not be. Those are things worth thanking him for. However, as Henry Rollins points out, he got away with murder.

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  1. It’s kind of amusing. While a lot of the conservative bloggers and pundits are tip-toeing around, try not to be “offensive” as described by the liberals–that being anything short of a full-on hagiography–some of the liberals themselves are kicking his wrinkled old ass. The most liberal blogger I know had the following statement to make about Ted, presented here in its entirety:
    “Bye, Ted. I hope Mary Jo pays you a visit in Hell and kicks your murdering ass.”

  2. While I’m not a big fan of the Kennedy clan — especially Teddy who I’ve found odious over the years –, I’m really not given to pissing on graves.

    The man does have family, as whacked-out and screwed-up as it may be at times.

    They just get more face time being shown putting their feet up their collective mouths. Our press unfortunately gives “Camelot” far more consideration and passes than the average person. That’s what feeds a lot of hatred of both the Kennedys and the media.

    They are in mourning right now and I’ll leave it at that.

    The guy I’m sorry to see go (even though I knew he was sick) is Dominick Dunne.

    I’ve read a few of his books and have seen some of his TV series on TruTV (the rebranded ex-Court TV).

    He was a champion of crime victim’s rights and a decent author in his own right. The murder of his own daughter and subsequent release of her killer/boyfriend after a slap on the wrist by a lenient judge propelled him to spend the rest of his life covering the crimes and trials of the rich and famous whom he was intimately familiar with.

    I just hope people don’t forget some of the problems with the judicial system and mistreatment of crime victims (by attorneys) that he tried to highlight.

    It’s not new news but it definitely should be a wake-up call for people who don’t believe there aren’t serious problems with the criminal system as it exists…

    The same class of elitists are ruining the court system just as they are ruining the other branches of government — lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officials who think they’re above the laws they’re supposed to enforce and forget that they serve the will of the people and NOT the other way around!

  3. I agree in Dominick Dunne. As for Ted, let’s not forget his rapeo nephew. There was a story in Vanity Fair years ago, could have been written by Dunne, how a girl who spent the weekend at a Kennedy family mansion reported that Ted would walk into a room she was in with no pants (including underwear) with a drink in his hand, expecting something to happen.

    Classy people.

    Eunice was decent by all accounts, but Teddy and Bobby Jr are what I call mansion trash.

  4. Amen.

    The Paris Hiltons, some Kennedys, and many of the royal families in Europe prove that trash isn’t limited to some hillbillies and people that happen to live in trailer parks…

    Some of the worst human garbage on the planet live in deluxe skyscraper condos and mansions in the most exclusive sections of towns and cities.

  5. The liberal press is already chattering happily about which Kennedy will be next in the Eternal Dynasty.
    Here I thought part of the idea behind the founding of the USA was to get out from under birthright royalty. Silly me.

  6. Ted was the Fredo of the Kennedy Clan. But he ended up “doing the most” because he lived the longest.

    The Bushies will probably the last Dynasty for awhile. Don’t see Obama’s girls going far after their dad flames out, or Chelsea Clinton.

  7. “Fredo?” LOL

    The Kennedys are dead in the water unless something develops with the Shrivers… There are too many dead corpses in the Family Compound and too many stories of nephews sleeping with their kids’ babysitters!

    RFK’s namesake alone reminds us of the fruitloops that exist amongst people with too much money to burn.

    The good thing about news coverage of these “dynasties” — if you want to call weak genne pools that — is that they remind people of all the despicable acts committed by people with a bit more power and a bit more money than you and me.

    Otherwise, the intellectually deaf among us keep voting for these people just because they’re a Kennedy, Bush, Taft, or Spector.

    It’s like that all over the world, btw. Don’t think the US is the only country where people vote on name recognition. India had the Gandhis and they were no relation to that country’s great emanicipator…

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