Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Liberal Lion

Today I did something that I am sure a few of you didn't think you would see-I paid tribute to Ted Kennedy:

Some may wonder why a conservative Republican would pay tribute to a man who he frequently made the butt of his political frustration, but those regular readers, especially those of you who are college age or younger, have to understand that there has been a Senator Ted Kennedy as long as I have been following public affairs. Kennedy has been a fixture of public life since his brother was elected President in 1960, and was arguably involved in Democratic machine politics for far longer than that.

At least we can say of Ted Kennedy that he legislated for what he claimed to believe in. This is more than can be said of some so-called conservative leaders.

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At Thursday, August 27, 2009 2:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another day...another dodge...when can we get the word from you on Frank's philandering?

You praise a well-known philanderer (and murderer of girlfriends) like, can you tell us what you think about Niceley's having a love child out of wedlock?

At Friday, August 28, 2009 11:50:00 AM, Blogger Janet Brown said...

With all due respect to Senator Kennedy, I can't believe some of these democrats using his passing as a reason to pass something else -- their healthcare agenda!

The private sector and competitive market forces, not the federal government, are the best means to meeting our country’s rapidly expanding health care needs. One of the things I think we can do to help make that happen is support American businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ( They’re doing things to reach out and show people that they can get involved, too.

At Tuesday, September 01, 2009 3:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What planet are you living on, Janet Brown? Private healthcare has failed us miserably. 5.5% of our GDP is health insurance premiums and 20 to 30% of premium dollars goes to cover administrative costs and profit. Medicare, by comparison, has 2 to 3% administrative costs. The bulk of insurance company profits are generated by denying coverage. When you need healthcare, the last thing you need to do is worry whether your insurance company is going to deny you coverage and put you thousands of dollars in debt. Let's face it, this is one area where private enterprise has failed us miserably - it's time to go to a single-payer, indemnity-type insurance system that actually does what it purports to do - insure its' customers.


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