Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Liberal Lion, Ted Kennedy Passes

Senator Edward Kennedy passed late last night. Known as the liberal lion of the Senate, Kennedy could always be counted on to champion and fight for progressive causes. For most of his 47 years in the senate, universal health care was Kennedy's most cherished issue.

Democrats should honor Senator Kennedy by passing his health care bill and naming it the Edward M. Kennedy Universal Health Care Act of 2009.

He was the last of the three famously liberal Kennedy brothers. He was the only one who was not assassinated. Ted Kennedy's passing will no doubt be remembered as the mark of the end of an era.

"We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever," the Kennedy family said in a statement. "He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it."

Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family's political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.

And the Dream Shall Never Die