Kennedys Drive Right-wing Commentator Charles Krauthammer Insaneon December 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm
The last two elections have caused many conservatives to go out of their minds, but some like Charles Krauthammer have completely lost it.
In his column this week, Make ‘Princess Caroline’ win seat through election, this lipless little Neocon prick says we cannot be appointing empty seats in the Senate. Especially when it concerns Democrats, Jacksons’, Bidens’ or OH MY GOD the Kennedys’. His point is to not only change the constitution – the 17th Amendment – but to throw special elections into off month off years to ensure vacancies are filled in elections where less than 10% of the voters bother to show up. We know well such elections are easily manipulated by mass mailings from extremists, and you know who they are. It is how all those crazy creationists get on school boards. Not to even mention a call for a special election would cost NY State close to $100 million, a bit much these days when every state is about to go broke. Thank a Republican near you.
Here is the quote that gives this nonsense of his away:
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Caroline Kennedy. She seems a fine person. She certainly has led the life of a worthy socialite helping all the right causes. But when the mayor of New York endorses her candidacy by offering, among other reasons, that “her uncle has been one of the best senators that we have had in an awful long time,” we’ve reached the point of embarrassment.
We found yesterday that the seething hatred of Senator Ted Kennedy by another Neocon – Mamma’s boy and good looking Jonah Goldberg was – because Kennedy has been in the forefront in educating our children and has fought hard against handing them over to the Religious Right through voucher systems. Jonah Goldberg Compares Sarah Palin to Caroline Kennedy, Believe it or not!
Krauthammer is not as clear as to why he hates Kennedy so much, but it sure is the impetus of his silly column. The most obvious guess is that the Senior Senator from Massechucetts wants to give every American affordable health care, which makes Republicans go nuts.
Here is the text of the 17 the Amendment.
The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.