…please pass the 1000+ page healthcare bill that no one in Congress has read.

The man is not yet cold in his grave, and the left are already touting the use of Kennedy’s name, as suggested by Sen Byrd, to further their agenda.

Liberal political action committee, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC has created a website to petition such a change, by saying the following:

“Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy’s health committee ‘The Kennedy Bill’ — then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate.”

Moveon.org hasn’t wasted any time:

let’s re-commit ourselves to achieving the thing that mattered most to him: Quality, affordable health care for every single American

Former Vice President Al Gore:

“Ted would want nothing more than for his colleagues to continue his life’s work and to make real his dream of quality health care for all Americans.”

An article from the Washington Times states:

there is no more fitting way to honor the legacy of this prolific public servant than by fulfilling what he called the “cause of my life.”

Even a grandson at this morning’s funeral offered an intercession including

……(Kennedy wanted) In every part of this land that every American will have decent quality healthcare as a fundamental right and not a privilege.

Ralph G. Neas, the CEO of the liberal National Coalition on Health Care, urged that Congress “win one for Teddy” by passing the bill.


Why waste a “crisis”, right? As if shoving this ginormous bill down our throats with a sense of urgency wasn’t painful enough, we now witness a pathetic effort to use Kennedy’s death to further the left’s political fortunes. A mere opportunistic ploy in desperation to advance an agenda. A simple name change doesn’t alter the horrific nature of this bill. Whether we call it H.R. 3200 or Kennedycare it’s still an attempt for government takeover of our healthcare……that will cause disaster already seen in our neighbor to the north and European friends across the Atlantic.

It’s actually somewhat humorous that they would choose to rename a doomed bill after the “lion” of the Congress, the “soul of the Democratic Party”….as Obama calls him. Naming it after one of the most liberal politicians in Washington will only procure its demise.

Kennedy’s “valiant struggle with a mortal illness,” to quote Mr. Obama, would have been sped up under the Democrats’ prescription for the rest of us. Had he been subject to Obamacare, he might have been given a blue pill “for the pain” and sent home. He would have been deemed unworthy of the costly treatments because the money would have been seen as more properly spent on someone half his age.

Count on the Dems to take advantage of the passing of one of their own as one last fatal attempt to ratify a controversial bill; a bill that is causing great uproar across the nation. Let’s not have the Wellstone effect of abusing the death of this senator as a rallying cry for “change”.