What Would Ted Kennedy Have Done?
Below, I post about Third Wayers Ezra Klein and Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post and their attempt to use Ted Kennedy to prop up their attempts to promote Democratic capitulation on health care reform. Brian Beutler write a nice post on what Ted Kennedy would have done:
Both of those ideas--that the Senate will not pass a public option, and that Ted Kennedy would support giving up on it--are pretty deeply seeded in the media at this point. But compare that to Lawrence O'Donnell--chief of staff of the Senate Finance Committee during the Clinton Care years--who says that's all wrong.Senator Kennedy...is not an easy compromiser on health care reform. In 1994, I was in the room when he told the president that he believed the strategy should be a Democrats-only strategy and that we should not be trying to reach out and get Republican votes.
The attempts of the Third Wayers like Klein and Pearlstein to claim Ted Kennedy as one of their own is absurd and anti-historical. It is also offensive. Let's let Kennedy's own proposals speak for themselves - Medicare For All.
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