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Obama Email – Senator Ted Kennedy

From an email from our President, via Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee:

The US flag flies at half-mast in honor of late US Senator Ted Kennedy in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard where US President Barack Obama and his family are vacationing.

From: President Barack Obama <info@barackobama.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:38:33 PM
Subject: Senator Ted Kennedy


Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy.

For nearly five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.

His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives – in seniors who know new dignity; in families that know new opportunity; in children who know education’s promise; and in all who can pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just, including me.

In the United States Senate, I can think of no one who engendered greater respect or affection from members of both sides of the aisle. His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth and good cheer. He battled passionately on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear, and yet still maintained warm friendships across party lines. And that’s one reason he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy.

I personally valued his wise counsel in the Senate, where, regardless of the swirl of events, he always had time for a new colleague. I cherished his confidence and momentous support in my race for the Presidency. And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness, I’ve benefited as President from his encouragement and wisdom.

His fight gave us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you and goodbye. The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories to which we’ve all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives.

For America, he was a defender of a dream. For his family, he was a guardian. Our hearts and prayers go out to them today — to his wonderful wife, Vicki, his children Ted Jr., Patrick and Kara, his grandchildren and his extended family.

Today, our country mourns. We say goodbye to a friend and a true leader who challenged us all to live out our noblest values. And we give thanks for his memory, which inspires us still.


President Barack Obama

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Well, the part about Mr. Kennedy stamping on our laws sounds about right. We’re not so sure about how he challenged us to live out our noblest values. Except perhaps as a counter example.

Still, it’s great to see that Mr. Obama is not politicizing the death of the great man.

Just like the Kennedys never have politicized any of the deaths in their family.

Though, to be fair, we should point out,that this is first email from our post partisan President that did not ask for a donation.

(Thanks to Colonel1961 for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Obama Email – Senator Ted Kennedy”

  1. Melly says:

    “And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness…”

    Hmmmm – lucky Teddy was able to avoid Obamacare. Were Obamacare enacted, do you think an ailing, 78 year old with an inoperable brain tumor, a history of heavy drinking and God knows what else would be deemed worthy of being administered all available healthcare measures?

    Lucky Teddy……

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      And how did that “end of life” counseling work out for him?

      Did he get the pain pill?

  2. proreason says:

    These are very dangerous times to be a Kennedy.

    There can be only one godfather at a time in a crime family.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Barry didn’t write this dribble. It is way too concise and pointed with good grammar. Had he have wrote this it would be pock marked with ums, ers, and ahs. With that stupid stutter he does that wee-wees me off!
    Personally I think he is giddy as a girl going on her first date that Teddy croaked! One less powerful white dude to have to deal with!!

    • proreason says:

      Barry has only written 5 things in his life. Two sadly imcompetant poems, an anti-war article when he was at Columbia, an ungrammatical 2-page paper that somehow wasn’t considered when he was appointed czar of the Harvard Law Review, and his Columbia thesis about nuclear disarmament (which has never been published and perhaps was not really written since the boy prince was already on the Affirmative Action Fast Track at that time.).

      His first self-indulgent autobiography was ghosted by Bill Ayers after Barry put an incoherant outline together, and his second self-indulgent autobiography was entirely written by his current 28 year-old speechwriter.

      Writing takes time, and he is so busy now that he has only has had time for about 5 vacations since he has been Fuhrer, so there is no way he wrote this memo. He probably didn’t even review it. That takes time as well.

  4. GetBackJack says:

    Ted Kennedy negotiated with the KGB to fix a presidential election so Ronald Reagan would no longer threaten the Soviet regime.

    If that isn’t treason, then nothing is.

    This answers my question “Where’s the military stand in Obama’s quest to violently take over America?”

    Answer: they don’t care in the slightest. It’s pretty damned obvious our highest ranking officer corps is bought and pwned by the Democrat Fascist machine and we’re effed.

    • VMAN says:

      You’re right Kennedy should have rotted and died in jail. As to where the military’s loyalty lies I wish I knew. Maybe that’s a serious question we should be asking. I guess if we hear that posse comitatus has been suspended we should start worrying. Keep your eyes and ears open.

  5. canary says:

    Yeah, the stories I remember aside running his car off the bridge and waiting hours to tell, and then that poor woman, claiming Teddy was walking around drunk in his underwear while his nephew sexually assualted a her on Teddy’s steps is most I recall. And allowing his grown children to try and take power of attorney over Teddy’s first, and true wife according to Catholic religion, when they had their own substance problems was a winner too.

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