Well, no, not really. But you know you’re going to have the Democrat party and state run media outlets like NBC News and the New York Times demagoging Republicans any time they say the words “Ted Kennedy” without saying the word “saint” before it.
And just wait until Sarah Palin says the word “Kennedy.” Chris Mathews might implode.
This of course ignores the fact the Nancy Pelosi waited a full hour after he past before she used his name to push ObamaCare or fund raise, or HuffPo saying that Mary Jo Kopechne would have been proud of Teddy’s career. Yet if anyone sneezes without saying “Kennedy Bless You,” the media is going to go apeshit.
This is where Mike Huckabee comes in. On his radio show, he said the following…
“We certainly can and should respect his years of advocacy and work for the things that he truly believed in, but easily the worst reason to do it is in the name of someone who gave us the most shining example of why this particular bill is so bad…Proponents deny that the bill would devalue older people’s lives, or encourage them to accept less care to save money. But it was President Obama himself who suggested that seniors who don’t have as long to live might want to just consider taking a pain pill instead of getting an expensive operation to cure them, yet when Senator Kennedy was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at 77, did he give up on life and go home to take pain pills and die, of course not…He freely did what most of us would do. He chose an expensive operation and painful follow up treatments. [Despite his opposition to the Democratic plan, I want to] see improvements in health care too…A better way to honor Ted Kennedy would be if every American has access to the latest private health care as good as what senators receive.“
And this was the headline from Politico.com…
Mike Huckabee: ObamaCare wouldn’t cover Ted Kennedy
As for George Stephanopolis…
Huckabee is showing how determined he is not to be outmaneuvered by Sarah Palin in the early 2012 bidding for the GOP’s conservative base How will Mitt Romney respond?