Joe Kennedy takes a pass, Democrats t...

Joe Kennedy takes a pass, Democrats take a hit

There are 24 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Feb 19, 2010, titled Joe Kennedy takes a pass, Democrats take a hit. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy's decision to leave Congress makes it clearer than ever that Joe Kennedy made the wrong decision when he decided not to run for the U.S. Senate.

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Roger Anderson

Essex, MA

#1 Feb 20, 2010
But the fact is that whatever one thought of the late Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds.
maggie

Dracut, MA

#3 Feb 20, 2010
His father is not around anymore to get him out of rehab he doesn't have him to fallback on so what else could he do but step down
M Thompson

Austin, TX

#4 Feb 20, 2010
Thank you, Joe Kennedy. Any Kennedy who is not in office and is not running for office is a good Kennedy for the rest of the country.
GotRocks

League City, TX

#5 Feb 20, 2010
Satire at its best. Here and at The Onion....

http://www.theonion.com
GMortensen

Canton, GA

#6 Feb 20, 2010
Mr. Lucas makes it sound as if having no Kennedy in the US government is a bad thing. Silly rabbit!
Kevin

Lowell, MA

#8 Feb 20, 2010
They er ah find one dead mistress in ur cah at the bottom of a riva....and your marked for life.
Joey would have been roadkill in an election. The "peoples seat" would have worked better, and it would be easy to link the cape cod crippler to Chavez. The closing down of opposition press, the beating of protesters, siezing of oil company assets.
Florida Retiree

Tampa, FL

#9 Feb 20, 2010
Roger Anderson wrote:
But the fact is that whatever one thought of the late Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds.
You are correct and not to mention what he has done for the elderly. It's really strange that the people that speak negative of the late Sen. Kennedy fail to see that, makes it clear they are uninformed as to what is going on in their own State.
Olddog

Belmont, MA

#10 Feb 20, 2010
What the heck is so freaking important to you libtards that you need a spoiled brat member of one of the most wealthy, out of touch tribes in the US in public office? What on earth makes anyone think that someone who is worth billions of dollars in his own right, and never had to work a freaking minute in his life for it, would be able to relate to the "working Man"? This Oily Joe is nothing but a front man for a nutjob dictator from south america who is now experiencing the same feelings that many of the democrats in this country are, like "I think they're on to me"! KENNEDY...Stay the frigg HOME! The votewrs are beginning to think for themselves again.
gbnyc

United States

#11 Feb 20, 2010
Citizens energy- in bed with Hugo Chavez; Kennedy is the willing tool of a quintessential moronic tin pot South American dictator and enemy of the United States.

The guy has no shame- he's the the equivalent of The Hero of Chappaquiddick chasing teenage girls around in his boxer shorts.

There ain't no Kennedy Mantle, thank God.. Look forward to a refreshing future with the whole dysfunctional clan out of the picture.
Bill

Peabody, MA

#12 Feb 20, 2010
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct and not to mention what he has done for the elderly. It's really strange that the people that speak negative of the late Sen. Kennedy fail to see that, makes it clear they are uninformed as to what is going on in their own State.
Your comment is pretty worthless coming from a Florida resident.
Whats the matter,is it raining on your shuffel board today?
Florida Retiree

Tampa, FL

#13 Feb 20, 2010
Bill wrote:
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Your comment is pretty worthless coming from a Florida resident.
Whats the matter,is it raining on your shuffel board today?
Little Billie, your comment is even more worthless as you don't know what your taliking about; I am a MA resident in Florida for the winter, no shuffel for me, just came back from playing 18, has it warmed up there yet?
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#14 Feb 20, 2010
GotRocks wrote:
Satire at its best. Here and at The Onion....
http://www.theonion.com
Yes, the onion is very funny. I liked the one called Openly Gay Racehorse to race Sunday, also several political ones. Especially appropriate is a text article (the videos are great too) called Nation Welcomes Return of Good Old-Fashioned Partisan Bickering. I also have found their big advocacy issue. The one on Shawn Johnson relly upset Iowans, but it is a brilliant defense of trying to save racehorses that cannot race anymore. I even like the ones that make fun of my side - Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dionner, can be taken as being a defense of him against silly slanders too. He is better without it, when one can see him thinking and choosing his words, and saying uhm as he edits in advance.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#15 Feb 20, 2010
On topic - a Kennedy has the same right to live his own life and not live out the overbearing ambitions of patriarch Joe Sr. I am neither a lover nor hater of Kennedys, other than a hater of Joe Sr., for forcing his ambitions on three sons. I was so proud of Maria for talking about how each member of the family had to find his or her own way, or voice - she phrased it tactfully, but she meant she was free from the expectations of grandpa Joe Sr, and every other Kennedy should be, also. The Kennedy loving members of the public - whether in Mass or nationally - should really care for them by letting them escape from political expectations, if they don't want to do that life.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#16 Feb 20, 2010
too many people are too extreme in their views about the Kennedys - both pro and con. The media does not help matters, with semi-royal funerals. I watch cspan and saw the very tasteful memorial services for Mac Mathias, and Claiborne Pell. The Cronkite one was more appropriate - the media praising their own, instead of annointing a political family. I am not hostile to the family, but I do not like the bigger than life coverage.
The Sandman

Salem, MA

#17 Feb 20, 2010
progressive wrote:
too many people are too extreme in their views about the Kennedys - both pro and con. The media does not help matters, with semi-royal funerals. I watch cspan and saw the very tasteful memorial services for Mac Mathias, and Claiborne Pell. The Cronkite one was more appropriate - the media praising their own, instead of annointing a political family. I am not hostile to the family, but I do not like the bigger than life coverage.
I agree with the bigger than life coverage. I guess we all were looking for another JFK inside the Kennedy family.
listen

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2010
The kennedy regime is over.

the media now supports whomever cheney supports, cheney is likely to be the most worthless republician religionist who can acquire to most money, which most of that money goes to the media.

There is not any reason for a free person to allow or expect anyone to dominate them in any manner.

The free society of america is going down the tubes.

cheney's perception of a free society is an autocracy, controlled by a theocracy.

cheney does not have any connection with reality.
debby

United States

#19 Feb 20, 2010
maggie wrote:
His father is not around anymore to get him out of rehab he doesn't have him to fallback on so what else could he do but step down
i don't know much about this fellow o/t tv but you people must be miserable souls to keep attacking people you don't even know.
The Sandman

Salem, MA

#20 Feb 21, 2010
GotRocks wrote:
Satire at its best. Here and at The Onion....
http://www.theonion.com
Satire at its best. After 40+ years as a Senator you would think he was able to bring home some bacon. It wasn't like he did something like save somebody's life by jumping into the water. But that is water under the bridge now.

Just satire so don't freak out.
Define Dysfunction

Lowell, MA

#21 Feb 21, 2010
Florida Retiree wrote:
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Little Billie, your comment is even more worthless as you don't know what your taliking about; I am a MA resident in Florida for the winter, no shuffel for me, just came back from playing 18, has it warmed up there yet?
Isn't miniature golf fun.

Watch out for the 13th hole, you know the one where you've got to putt across a no guardrail bridge that's surronded by water hazards in order to get to the White House. Teddy and Mary Jo never made it.

The temps are not that bad here. Have the icicles melted off the Florida citrus crop yet?
Define Dysfunction

Lowell, MA

#22 Feb 21, 2010
Roger Anderson wrote:
But the fact is that whatever one thought of the late Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, he had an amazing ability to consistently bring home to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds.
Kennedy DID have an amazing ability to TAKE CREDIT for bringing to Massachusetts billions of dollars in federal funds.

The real money winner was Tip O'Neil.

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