Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ezra Klein:: "What Teddy Kennedy Would Tell The Democrats"

Reliable Lefty tool Ezra Klein was telling us yesterday that Brown winning wouldn't matter much at all.

Today, he's channeling Teddy Kennedy!

For now, it's worth observing that a Democratic Party that would abandon their central initiative this quickly isn't a Democratic Party that deserves to hold power. If they don't believe in the importance of their policies, why should anyone who's skeptical change their mind? If they're not interested in actually passing their agenda, why should voters who agree with Democrats on the issues work to elect them? A commitment provisional on Ted Kennedy not dying and Martha Coakley not running a terrible campaign is not much of a commitment at all.

Speaking of Kennedy, he anticipated this reaction back in 1980. On the eve of his defeat to Jimmy Carter, and Carter's defeat to Ronald Reagan, he warned his supporters against letting electoral setbacks dampen their commitment to their cause. "If the Democrats run for cover, if we become pale carbon copies of the opposition, we will lose -- and deserve to lose," he said. "The last thing this country needs is two Republican parties."

Leave it to Klein to use someone like Ted Kennedy as a model legislator.

I find it hilarious that even a Leftard like Klein would fail to grasp that what ObamaCare was about was destroying the very health care system that prolonged Ted Kennedy's life.Or maybe it wouldn't have, at least not for Kennedy..since the Democrats in Congress made sure that ObamaCare wouldn't apply to them.

Maybe what Ted Kennedy might really have said at this point is that 'Er ah... ObamaCare is just a bridge too far.'

Come to think of it, I have my doubts Teddy would have used exactly those words.

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