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October 20, 2006

Red Ted's Treachery

Although it's incomprehensible that Democrats would effectively side with an enemy devoted to destroying us, as they have done whenever they thought they could get away with it during the War on Terror, it is not unprecedented. As political science professor Paul Kengor points out in his new book The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, a willingness to side with our country's enemies to inflict damage on a Republican president was also on display during the Reagan Era.

The same Ted Kennedy who rants and rails against W's attempts to defend us from terrorists arguably crossed the line from useful idiocy into outright treason when he offered to assist Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov in developing a public relations strategy to counter Reagan's foreign policy — the foreign policy that was to defeat the Soviet menace without a shot being fired.

Senator John Tunney (D-CA) traveled to Moscow on Kennedy's behalf to negotiate a secret partnership with Andropov, Kengor reveals. Tunney has acknowledged that he had played intermediary for Kennedy, and that he made 15 separate trips to Moscow. Chappaquiddick Ted told Tunney to reach out to "confidential contacts" to get the word to Andropov, who had enough nuclear missiles pointed at us to blow up the planet, that he wanted to work with him against the President.

Kennedy proposed that the dictator appeal directly to the American people in a series of television interviews, evidently intended to undermine support for Reagan's strong stand against communism. As Kengor notes of Kennedy:

He hoped to counter Reagan's polices, and by extension hurt his re-election prospects.

Fortunately, Andropov died before Kennedy's attempt to form a partnership got off the ground. But maybe the rise of Islamic terrorism is affording Ted chances to make new friends.

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Red Ted.

Hat tip: Knowledge Is Power, on a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 20, 2006 8:15 AM

Comments

It's a disgrace to Mass. and to our country that this murderer, drunk and fat slob is allowed to even breathe much less hold office.
What a retched waste of protoplasm.

Posted by: jael at October 20, 2006 1:58 PM

Why any surprise over Ted's treachery? He betrayed his wife. He betrayed Mary Joe Kopechne. His life is one of shame and scandal and betrayal. One day this monster will stand in front of a Judge who cannot be bribed.

Posted by: Mike Austin at October 20, 2006 3:19 PM

John, Robert, Teddy

Two out of three ain't bad.....

Posted by: C. S. P. Schofield at October 21, 2006 6:31 AM

Once a traitor always a traitor.

Posted by: Bruce at October 21, 2006 10:50 AM

Unfortunately, this will never make a difference to Massa-fucking-chusetts voters. The man never has to spend a dime each time he campaigns. He knows he never has any worries about re-election in this state, simply because of his last name.
Hell, he's even murdered, and the morons of this state vote him back in, every six years, without question!

Posted by: Todd at October 21, 2006 6:52 PM