The Obama eulogy of Senator Ted Kennedy was just one of many moments from today’s memorial service for the late Senator from Massachusetts. Obama’s eulogy video is below, as well as several quotes from his remarks.
President Obama today called Senator Kennedy the “greatest legislator of our time”, I can’t agree with that, but you could certainly say that Kennedy was a legislator who had a tremendous impact on the American landscape. From the Obama eulogy:
Ted Kennedy’s life work was not to champion the causes of those with wealth or power or special connections. It was to give a voice to those who were not heard. To add a rung to the ladder of opportunity. To make real the dream of our founder.”
Ted Kennedy was a liberal, and liberal causes were what he championed. I don’t know about the wealth or special connection part, the Kennedy’s are the epitome of wealth and special connections. How else can you explain Chappaquiddick? From the Obama eulogy:
While his causes became deeply personal, his disagreements never did.”
I suppose you’d need to ask Robert Bork or Clarence Thomas about that, perhaps even President Bush. Kennedy could be as mean and nasty as the next guy. His liberal causes were deeply personal to him, and so were his disagreements.
As conservatives, Ted Kennedy was our nemesis. While I’m sorry for his family and for their loss, I feel the country and the Constitution are just a bit safer with the “Lion of the Senate” no longer in the Senate.
Watch the Obama eulogy video at the Kennedy memorial below.