There goes the senior senator from my home state again. This time Ted Kennedy “remembers” a time when Barry Goldwater was president.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), hosting a morning roundtable with reporters, had nothing nice to say about Alito. “We here in the United States are not going to stand for monarchial tyranny,” he said, protesting Alito’s support for “unfettered, unlimited power of the executive.” He faulted Alito for belonging to a group that was “anti-black and also anti-women.” Kennedy wondered if “the average person is going to be able to get a fair shake” under Alito.
Briefly, Kennedy rewrote the outcome of the 1964 election. “This nominee was influenced by the Goldwater presidency,” he said. “The Goldwater battles of those times were the battles against the civil rights laws.” Only then did Kennedy acknowledge that “Judge Alito at that time was 14 years old.”
So aside from re-writing history (just like he attributed The Communist Manifesto to Chairman Mao), he also slanders Alito until a reporter reminds him that Alito was 14. This is the quality of discourse we get from liberals these days.
Fellow Massachusetts voters: Isn’t it time we stopped sending this senile old guy to Washington, DC?
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