Buh Bye, Teddy Boy

Ted Kennedy dead from brain cancer:

Sen. Edward Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts lawmaker whose personal tragedies along with his professional triumphs and losses unfolded in the public eye, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.
http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2009/08/26/remembering-ted-kennedy

I will not be a hypocrite. I didn’t like Ted Kennedy, and I am not sorry he’s dead.
He was a corrupt asshat who took advantage of his name, his wealth, and his connections to avoid being charged with the negligent homicide of Mary Jo Kopechne.

He, along with the rest of his Democrat cohorts eviscerated our country’s economy and national security. They align themselves with America’s enemies, disrespect the military, and use their clout to undermine the war against Islamofascism. There are some people on this planet who do not deserve polite decorum, alive or dead. Ted Kennedy is one of those people. So is Jimmy Carter, Dick Durbin, John Murtha, Pete Stark, or any one of a number of leftwingnuts who have done as much damage as they could.

At one point, Ted Kennedy offered to work with the Soviets to undermine Ronald Reagan’s efforts to protect America and defeat communism.  

Via Power Line:

Ted Kennedy has acknowledged that Ronald Reagan “will be honored as the president who won the Cold War.” But if a letter from the head of the KGB to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov is authentic and accurate, then Kennedy offered to work with the Soviets to undermine the very efforts by Reagan that brought us that victory.

The letter, dated May 14 1983, features in a new book by Paul Kengor called The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism discussed here: (http://www.washtimes.com/news/2006/oct/27/20061027-084248-4386r/)  by the Washington Times. In the letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov describes a message he received from Kennedy through Kennedy pal and former U.S. Senator John Tunney. According to Chebrikov, Kennedy (through Tunney) expressed concern with “Reagan’s belligerence” and the fact that antipathy towards the Soviets will be an important issue in the 1984 presidential campaign. Kennedy stated that the peaceful intentions of the Soviets weren’t being given their due by the president or the media. He therefore proposed a meeting with Soviet officials in which he would “arm” them with arguments “so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” He also suggested that Andropov made himself available for interviews by media in the U.S.

In short, if the KGB man’s account is accurate, Kennedy was working with the Soviets to undermine Reagan’s hard line policies and influence the 1984 election. As Kengor puts it:

If the memo is in fact an accurate account of what transpired, it constitutes a remakable example of the lengths to which some on the political left, including a sitting U.S. senator, were willing to go to stop Ronald Reagan.

Kennedy wasn’t the only one. As we’ve noted before, Soviet archives also indicate that Jimmy Carter and Tip O’Neill offered to collaborate with the Russians to undermine Reagan.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2006/10/015421.php

More from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/27/ted-kennedy-soviet-union-ronald-reagan-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html

The original 1992 article: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19401082/Teddy-the-KGB-and-the-Top-Secret-File-Tim-Sabastian-the-Sunday-Times-Feb-2-1992

This goes way beyond political differences and disagreements. It’s sanctioned treason.

I’m just sorry he was never forced to resign, convicted, and sent to prison.

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