Oh, Come on....
The rightiest of right-wing politicians who have notoriously thrown their bodies across the tracks of health care reform now have a new line of bullshit:
"If Teddy were still here, we could have negotiated a great health care plan..."
I won't bother to name names, because any Republican Senator either said it, or would have said it had they been bright enough to think it up.
Teddy was a LIBERAL. He made no bones about it, and he never wavered. As a strong but collegial liberal, he may have chatted with and slapped the back of a few right-wing obstructionists, but he would not have caved to their demands. He would have known they were shills for Big Insurance, and he would have smelled the lobby money in their pockets.
The right-wing of this nation knows they'll look like turds if their don't say nice things about the late Senator Kennedy, but for them to try to revise history and imply Kennedy was a centrist is bullshit.
Teddy was a liberal. So much that politicians like these Republican liars often used him as campaign bait--"Vote for me or the Senate will be filled with Teddy Kennedys!"
So GOP Senators, stop the bullshit about Saint Teddy being the only person who kept you from endorsing a health care plan. That's a lie and everyone knows it.
And it's bullshit.