Today’s the big day. Massachusetts voters are about to decide who will replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate, and Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is obviously another Democrat who either has a dramatic lack of knowledge in the field of political history or a tremendous flair for comedy:

“Why would you hand the keys to the car back to the same guys whose policies drove the economy into the ditch and then walked away from the scene of the accident?” Van Hollen said. “For the Republicans to say vote for us and bring back the guys who got us into this mess in the first place, I don’t think it’s a winner.”

Hopefully I can stop laughing long enough to pay attention to the election results this afternoon. Will Coakley sink or swim? Will Brown be able to bridge the gap? We’ll find out soon.

(h/t Althouse)


4 Responses to “Do Democrats Know Nothing About Ted Kennedy’s Past, Or Are They Just Funny?”

  1. Jay_C on January 19th, 2010 3:02 pm

    Hilarious! They just dont know when to "chap-a-quit-it" do they :) Sorry, I know, bad joke, but I couldn't resist.

  2. Mike_S on January 19th, 2010 4:37 pm

    No, the Dems are a bad joke; yours is fine.

  3. Nanny on January 19th, 2010 5:14 pm

    How they can even mention car and Kennedy in the same breath is beyond me.

  4. Doug Schexnayder on January 21st, 2010 12:29 am

    Kennedy held this seat for so long, that people forgot how he originally got it. Ted Kennedy was appointed to it after the "Boston machine" changed the law to protect the seat originally won by JFK through nefarious means. Later, Teddy's first real elections were won by sympathy votes cast for his name on behalf of his assinated brothers — Then his own plane crash. By now he was a 2 1/2 term Senator, always hard to beat those.

    The corruption of the Boston machine plus his name kept him in power in spite of scandals that would have put other Senators into retirement (or prison for manslaughter or rape). Instead of being condemned for his drunken behavior, he was praised by the national press – 24/7 advertising every day of the year. The Democrats still don't realize that Kennedy didn't represent the real people of Massachusetts. Kennedy was imposed and given a coronation. Now the people are taking THEIR seat back. Kerry is next to go.

    Posted By: Gary | January 19, 2010 at 04:33 PM

    How about "lose one for Mary Jo"? Ted Kennedy was a useless, drunken, cheating (both academically and in his marriage), vicious, philandering boor. Also a pathetic excuse for a "public servant". He was not worthy to hold any of his brother's jock straps, even the two assassinated ones who were not so great themselves. I sincerely hope the people of MA purge themselves of the nasty Kennedy legacy once and for all. We need no "royalty".

    BY BEAVERCLEAVER on 01/19/2010 at 17:16
    Don't worry. Teddy's legacy of drunken arogance lives on through Patrick, the idiot princeling.We can only hope that the pompous windbag Kerry is next to go.

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