Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

posted at 9:41 pm on September 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

I won’t run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don’t already know them by heart, you’ll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for “hating women” while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I’ve got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a “war on women” while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video tribute to Teddy to start things off. They’re all but admitting that their pretense of moral superiority really is just a pose taken for political effect. If John Edwards had walked out onstage to a standing ovation after this clip ended, it would have been one of the most honest moments in recent convention history. Alas, a missed opportunity.

The clip was introduced, by the way, by Joseph Kennedy III, who’s looking to replace Barney Frank. At the moment America has no Kennedys in Congress and, well, that simply won’t do in a dynastic country that values hereditary aristocracy like ours does, so good luck with your political career, Joe.

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As the DNC shovels it watch the great Ronald Reagan artfully sum up their platform in one joke:

Yephora on September 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Thanx–that was priceless. And on a night when the DNC caused every hypocrite meter in the country to shatter.

stukinIL4now on September 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

This better explains the modern democrat.

john1schn on September 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Old Ted would have liked to have been poked on Facebook.

Pilgrimsarbour on September 5, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Obama just can’t leave anything alone. This wasn’t just a tribute to Fat Teddy. Obama is using dead Kennedy as an endorsement about how Obama is carrying on “the legacy.” Part way through a tribute to Kennedy, they list Obama’s “accomplishments” in a way similar to how they listed Kennedy’s at the beginning of the video.

No matter what it is or who it is, it always comes back to the Narcissist.

Mallard T. Drake on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM

honestly never understood this nations love affair with the Kennedy family. Old man Joe was a criminal bootlegger and used the money he made to make the family respectable. JFK was a womanizer to the maximum. I don’t know about Robert but the best thing that happened to JFK’s legacy was that day in Dallas. Edward was the skankiest of the lot not just for Chappiquidik but the way he lived his whole life. Chris Dodd and him were a paqir of drunks and sexual abusers. The incident with the waitress sandwich is a prime example. As much as I wish I could respect the Kennedy women, I can’t even do that because they knew what their husbands were like and just accepted it as the price to live as American royality.

JKotthoff on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Wretched, gluttonous, mendacious, murderous, defiler of women: Naturally Dems celebrate the filthy life of Teddy Kennedy.

HelenW on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 AM

How amusing that the party completely outraged that Todd Akin would say stupid things about rape invites an actual rapist to make a featured prime time address at its convention. Will Juanita Broadderick be in the gallery?

stuiec on September 5, 2012 at 1:47 AM

JKotthoff on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Those were old Joe’s good points. The cornering the market on coal and driving the price up to the point that the poor could not afford it and children died is why everybody knows that he was a bootlegger.

Slowburn on September 5, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Related news: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy by driving three virgins off a bridge into a lake at Chappaquiddick.

petefrt on September 5, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Anyone catch Tammy Duckworth when she claims to be one of 1st women to fly combat missions in Iraq? (Would love the actual quote)

I looked it up, she was shot down in NOV 2004? We invaded 19 MAR 2003. 101st Airborne Division was there from the beginning. We have tons of female pilots. Even 10 yrs ago we had some, not in the numbers we have now. Heck the first women pilot shot down/killed in Iraq was a Kiowa Pilot from the 82nd Airborne Div (attached to 101st) on 2 Jan 2004. my guess she is using a “modifier” to justify her claim (I said “one of” or “combat missions” means something very specific). I would just think that if you were doing a recon mission during A WAR, and get shot down by hostile fire, you probably were on a “combat mission”.

seems disingenuous at best, outright false at worse.

Either that or her speech was so irritating to me that I had to start shooting holes in it.

BadBrad on September 5, 2012 at 5:50 AM

nothing says Equality for Women like a waitress sandwich…

and polls show even dead women vote overwhelmingly for democrats.

mittens on September 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Ah yes, an ode to the great womanizer and drunk . . . that certainly should sell a lot of people on Obama. These Democrats, or whatever they have morphed into are insane.

rplat on September 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I could only get to Clinton stating, “…one of the most productive….” before I felt the gag reflex and could fight it no longer…. I clicked away….

CynicalOptimist on September 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Can’t watch. Don’t want to watch it. I don’t have any medications in the house to be able to stomach it.

jaliranchr on September 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I hear the DNC had a video tribute to Ted Kennedy, the only politician with a confirmed kill in the War on Women.

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ITguy on September 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Tweet of the day: “Ted Kennedy, the only person with a confirmed kill in the war on women” pretty ruff but true.

doublee on September 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

sorry ITguy had not read comments before making my comment.

doublee on September 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM

For some reason that only Ted Kennedy could explain, Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.

Missilengr on September 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

A summary of the lowlife d-cRAT socialist extremist reprobate ted kennedy: ted kennedy began his illustrious career by being expelled from Harvard for cheating, went on to drown Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick while drunk, and then turned to a life of further drinking and debauchery (to show how much he respects women, ted invented the “waitress sandwich” with his pal chris “countrywide sweetheart loan” dodd) punctuated by brief periods in CONgress to shaft hard-working, taxpaying American citizens to give freebies to slugs, slackers, deadbeats, liars, freeloaders, losers, taxpayer-leeches, cheats, ILLEGALS and potheads.

TeaPartyNation on September 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Teddy, faught for everything except Mary Joe.

StevC on September 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM

What do you expect? A few years ago, the Democrats made a huge deal over the death of Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who is a former member of the KKK and led a filibuster of the civil rights amendment.
And they have the nerve to throw the race card around.

djaymick on September 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Actually, no one in the family was worth a plug nickel. They are the ones that started the party in its current direction, and when the party stalled, Teddy pushed in onward. Isn’t the country really better off without a Kennedy in office anywhere? Maybe not, replacing Barney Frank isn’t such a bad thing is it?

georgeofthedesert on September 6, 2012 at 10:17 AM