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  •  PS not because Ted was a liberal (0+ / 0-)

    but because he was a practical guy who made adjustments and worked the legislative process to make things function.

    Scott Brown was no Ted kennedy.

    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

    by Greg Dworkin on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 03:53:20 AM PST

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    •  Kennedy also had a passionate belief in the (1+ / 0-)
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      importance of education (and the availability of health care) that transcended "wings" and parties.

      Left to his own devices, his solutions would be liberal ones.  That's what you get from liberals.

      But -- and this was key -- he worked with Bush on NCLB because good solutions, or even possibly good solutions, beat a bad status quo if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and keep working.  It's the old bromide : Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  Success is great, but there's never such a thing as failure in the company of people who learn.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 07:19:37 AM PST

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