January 12, 2005


Kennedy rips Bush for 'politics of fear' (MSNBC, Jan. 12, 2005)

Sen. Edward Kennedy accused President Bush Wednesday of hyping concerns about the nation’s retirement program just as he did on Iraq and urged Democrats to stand up to the “politics of fear.”

Can't be the same Senator Kennedy who reacted to the nomination of Robert Bork as follows:
Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is -- and is often the only -- protector of the individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2005 10:30 PM

What the heck is going on in their minds??? The Dems accuse Repubs of stuffing ballot boxes and preventing opposition voters from voting, accuse Repubs of trying to running "fear" campaigns, etc.

Don't they realize that everybody knows that it's been the Dems that have been doing this--successfully, I might add-- for the last several decades????? After that whinefest in Congress last week (challenging the electoral votes), I was just waiting for some Repub to stand up and introduce a "Real Votes from Real Voters Act", which would require producing a picture ID to vote, and voting to be done on paper with indelible ink. Don't they realize that if this ever comes to pass that the Dems will lose elections by 10-20 points?

Posted by: ray at January 12, 2005 10:39 PM


Ohhhh, you beat me to it.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at January 12, 2005 11:26 PM

After Teddy's outrage about simulated drowning during last week's Gonzales confirmation hearings, no one should be surprised he'd make a statement like this, and really, for his own political standing, it doesn't matter what he says. No one from the big media outlets are going to call him on the hypocracy, and his hometown foe, the Boston Herald, doesn't have enough clout with enough voters to make a difference in the 2006 senatorial election.

Posted by: John at January 13, 2005 12:12 AM

As long as Teddy keeps flooding Massachusetts with Federal money and the student proletariat gets to vote there, he will get re-elected.

Posted by: Bart at January 13, 2005 8:07 AM