Saturday, August 29, 2009

Still afraid of Kennedy

I finally figured out why the Republicans are being so weird about Democrats invoking Senator Kennedy’s name in the healthcare debate in the US. See, Teddy’s long history with and commitment to comprehensive healthcare reform is well-known, as was his assertion that healthcare is a right for all, not a privilege for the rich.

Everybody knows all that, so invoking Senator Kennedy’s name is entirely appropriate—and it scares the crap out of Republicans. They’re terrified that members of Congress will remember Senator Kennedy and do the right thing by him, and vote for real, comprehensive healthcare reform, and not allow the Republican scare campaign to succeed. So, I hope the Republicans are right, and comprehensive healthcare reform will now move through Congress and become law, nit just for Teddy, but for all Americans.

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