Scott Brown was finally sworn in as the late Senator Ted Kennedy's replacement this week, prompting the following typical response from his lowlife son, RI Representative Patrick Kennedy, according to an article in The Hill:
Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) election has been shown to be "a joke," the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said Thursday.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) castigated Brown for having pushed to be sworn in ahead of schedule to permanently fill the Senate seat left vacant by the congressman's father's death in August.Gosh, Patrick, ya think? You'd'a never done the same for the Democrats, would you?
"Brown's whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama's appointment to the NLRB," Kennedy said Thursday.
In point of fact, Brown, who was initially prepared to be patient, had targeted February 11 as his swearing-in date. He was persuaded to move it up on the urging of Republican leadership.
Both Massachusetts law and Senate rules dictated, in this case, that Kennedy's temporary replacement in the Senate, Paul Kirk--appointed with dubious legality in the first place by Massachusetts' corrupt governor Deval Patrick--immediately lost his power to vote in the Senate upon Brown's surprise victory. That didn't keep the Democrat Senate leadership from ignoring this fact, however, and allowing Kirk to vote anyway. His votes from that point on were clearly illegal. But details like that never stopped the Democrats from doing anything they wanted to before, so why start now?
At any rate, Repubs had had enough of the stalling (including predictable stalling in certifying the election results by Massachusetts' Secretary of State, a Democrat). So they pushed Senate leadership via another longstanding rule that allowed the swearing-in of a new senator prior to official certification if it were clear that no recount would possibly reverse the outcome of the election. And in this case, it wouldn't have. So, given the national political mood, the Dems had to swear Brown in or lose another bucket of political points.
Which brings us back to the ever-gracious Rep. Kennedy, who thundered:
"Brown's whole candidacy was shown to be a joke today when he was sworn in early in order to cast his first vote as an objection to Obama's appointment to the NLRB," Kennedy said Thursday....
"Seven out of ten of Brown's voters were labor households and he stressed that he was independent and while he was originally scheduled to be sworn in next week, they moved it up to today so he could cast his first vote, the most anti-labor, the most anti-what his constituents thought they were voting for when they voted for him," Kennedy said.We've already stated the truth of the matter. Note Kennedy's condescension toward union members, typical of a machine Democrat. Massachusetts union voters who crossed the aisle knew damn well what they were doing, and today's rank-and-file union brother (or sister) knows that Democrats are totally out of tune with them, even as they cut corrupt deals with union leadership. The average union worker, and plenty of others, have simply had enough--something Kennedy simply doesn't get.
Brown's vote on behalf of his fellow Republicans, while not the main reason for his swearing-in, was simply a bonus here. Kennedy's bitter, asinine remarks, seizing on this feeble pretext, were typical of a defeated Democrat, all of whom, it appears, think they're entitled to remain in office forever. They may also hearken back to ancient history, according to The Bostonist blog:
The ironic thing with a Kennedy calling Brown's campaign "a joke" is that Ted Kennedy's initial bid for Senate in 1962 was derided as a joke by primary opponent Edward J. McCormack, Jr. who famously said "Teddy, if your name was Edward Moore instead of Edward Moore Kennedy, your candidacy would be a joke."
Bostonist wouldn't be surprised if Ted Kennedy's younger son was not aware of this ironic fact.Patrick Kennedy's sense of entitlement is somewhat puzzling, given that he's continued the Kennedy family traditions of booze, women, and drugs, particularly the latter. This doesn't give him much standing to bad mouth anyone, a point not lost on commentators responding to the article in The Hill that we cited above, aside from the usual illiterate lefty plants. Here's a few samples:
Time to start looking for a real job Patrick. Boozing, Blonds, and Blow is right up your alley…And the coup de grace:
Patrick is just angry that the dynasty is finally over. No one reveres the Kennedy clan anymore. Go away Patrick with all of your drugs. Take the rest of the Kennedys with you.
Kennedy Klansman Patrick is drunk or high — again. The Kennedy Klan poured in tens of thousands of dollars so Patrick could unseat a 10-year incumbent Democrat to become a state representative in Rhode Island while he was a junior at Providence College. Talk about a joke.
Hey! Rep. Kennedy! Your whole pathetic life and its "coat-tail success" is the real joke! Now who is [it] that has developed a peculiar habit of driving his Mustang in reverse down city streets or into bridge piers and abutments?… YOU are the last person on earth to call someone else or their REAL sucesses, a joke. The "Kennedy" show is over! The Baby Boomers are the last generation to care about the Kennedy Family Circus Side Show, and they're all entering their "golden years" and will be "shuffling off their mortal coils" - not nearly soon enough. And nobody gives a rat a$$ about you anyway, you pathetic jerk!BTW, as an aging Boomer myself, I take partial exception to the Boomer reference in this comment. But it's understandable. The only Boomers who've ever gotten positive MSM PR since the 1960s are the Marxists and fellow travelers who've spent their lifetimes smashing this country down. Their "leadership," characterized by the likes of Patrick Kennedy, actually have a lot in common with Al Qaeda's leadership: rich, spoiled, entitled brats who, with nothing better to do, spend a lifetime trashing the system that gave them swell lives simply because they're bored, like to hold onto the microphone, and think that pretty much everyone else is trash in need of enlightenment, or, better yet, an early death.
Barack Obama is one of these Boomers--something few seem to actually realize. And believe me, I do hope he's a one-term president. Two terms will finish us off as a nation that matters.
Boomers like me who've opposed these clowns for our entire lives have been dissed and ignored by all but are still trying to at least halt this nation's decline so maybe the Xers can have half a chance of fixing it before it's too late. Believe me, I feel their pain.