(RNC Chairman Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL), Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Teddy Kennedy (D-Mass) gloating at the May 17, 2007 press conference announcing the Kennedy-Bush Amnesty/ Immigration Surge Bill).It was originally from a May 18, 2007 Boston Globe article by Susan Milligan saying Adversaries praise a relentless Kennedy | As clock ticked, senator pressed sides for a pact.
Of course, they weren’t really adversaries—it’s the old bipartisan conspiracy against the American people.
But the Republican praise for the evil Senator Kennedy (now dead) was nauseating. Lindsey Graham said “I can't tell you how impressed I am with Senator Kennedy..." (see Patrick Cleburne here)and the photograph above got bad reactions in the right-wing internet: see Ted Kennedy — Republican Hero? by John Hawkins, Right-Wing News, May 18, 2007.
Just as there is no longer a Soviet Union for Communist sympathizers to betray America to, there is no longer a Ted Kennedy for treacherous Republicans to betray their party (and America) to. They’re making do with Obama and the current Democratic caucus.
In Comprehensive U.S. Immigration Plan Coming This Week -McCain, Newsmax January 27, 2013, we read that McCain recently said
“the plan was much like a 2007 immigration proposal that died during the presidency of George W. Bush.”And came close to ending his political career, among others. In a recent blog post about political courage, I said that McCain’s survival instincts had caused him to back off this kind of destructive amnesty appeal, but I also said that “ex-fighter pilot and POW McCain does have courage. So does a weasel.” Here we go again!