- NO TED KENNEDY HEALTHCARE MEMORIAL: There is perhaps no better measurement of Ted Kennedy’s legacy than the lack of a government healthcare takeover. James Pethokoukis suggests: 
The pleas for politicos and pundits to refrain from politicizing the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy are actually quite charming in their naivete. The so-called Last Lion of the U.S. Senate was not even dead half of a day when the politicking began. Proponents of Democratic efforts to reform overhaul America’s troubled healthcare system quickly began urging passage as a tribute to Kennedy’s lifelong efforts on the issue.
The thing is, A look at the political landscape just now, including the problems just now with installing a government takeover of healthcare… shows clearly the lack of popularity of the policies espoused and promoted by Ted Kennedy. The rapidly rising opposition to the ever increasing role of government promoted by Kennedy and by Obama and the remainder of the Democrats is , I think, the best measurement of what the American people actually think of Mr. Kennedy and his left-leaning politics. Say what you will about his popularity in his home state of Massachusetts. I view that as an indictment of the people of Massachusetts. That the voters there were stupid enough to send a socialist back to office eight times strikes me is the height of stupidity, particularly given the results. We are fortunate that the remainder of the country has as a rule not acted so regrettably.
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