Rush talked aabout it yesterday:
RUSH: Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat, West Virginia, the only Senator to have served longer than the late Senator Kennedy mourned his friend today, saying his heart and soul weeps. Senator Byrd said that he hoped health care reform legislation in the Senate would be renamed in memoriam of Kennedy. "I had hoped and prayed that this day would never come," Byrd said in a statement. "My heart and soul weeps at the loss of my best friend in the Senate, my beloved friend, Ted Kennedy. In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American." Nancy Pelosi has pretty much said the same thing: "Kennedy health reform dream will be real this year."
The main stream news media and the left are tripping over each other trying to encourage the passing of the healthcare reform bill as a way to honor Kennedy.
Schultz, Huffington: Obama Should Use Kennedy Death to Promote Left-Wing Politics
NBC Exploits Kennedy to Push ObamaCare: 'National Sorrow Has Created Political Momentum Before'
Brian Williams: In Lieu of Flowers for Ted, Pass Health Care Reform
Just yesterday I recieved this email from Democrats.com: Honor Ted Kennedy by Passing Real Health Reform:
At the 2008 Democratic Convention, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Sen. Ted Kennedy said:
This is the cause of my life - new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American - north, south, east, west, young, old - will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege.
Kennedy chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). On July 15, Kennedy's committee passed the Affordable Health Choices Act, which "will reduce health costs, protect individuals' choice in doctors and plans, and assure quality and affordable heath care for Americans."
It also includes a "strong public option that responds to the wishes of the American people to have a clear alternative to for-profit insurance companies."
Tell your Representatives to honor Sen. Kennedy by passing real health reform:
Senator Kennedy was too ill to vote for this bill, but he praised its passage:
Americans are an extraordinary people. We have created a nation of liberty and justice. We have defeated forces of oppression, and we have spread prosperity and progress across the globe. When the American people are on the march, there is no barrier that can resist them, no obstacle that can block their path.
The American people are on the march once more , and they will not stop until quality, affordable health care is the birthright of every American. And we are with them every step of the way.
We, the American people, are "on the march." As my Representative, I urge you to act quickly to honor Senator Ted Kennedy by passing real health reform - including a strong public option that offers "a clear alternative to for - profit insurance companies."
Sign the petition:
Thanks for all you do!
So the push is on to try and use the "National Sorrow" or whatever other sappy tactic these liberals think will work to pass healthcare reform because they know that before Kennedy's death, the bill was a dead stick.
Don't fall for the trick folks, the bill as written is still a bad bill no matter who died, especially Senator Ted Kennedy.
(Yes folks, it's true, I subscribe to Democrats.com emails, I utilize the same strategy uses by many Generals, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I keep up with whats going on in the Democrats arena by subscribing.)