I woke up this morning about 5 am CST and heard about Sen. Kennedy. And unlike my reaction to Micheal Jackson or some other notables, I cried..........
Cried like a baby, still crying.
But that is neither here or there.
There is a phrase that a loved one of mine uses that sometimes the realest thing some people do in life is die.
I think we as a nation should be thankful that that sentiment was not the case in regard to Edward Kennedy. I know that he was an integral part of Mr. Obama's recent political success and a crucial factor in the health care debate.
However, I hope that the media does not use these facts to discount, 47 YEARS OF POLITICAL LEGACY IN THE SENATE AND THE MANY MORE YEARS THIS MAN HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE, LITERALLY AT TIMES TO PUBLIC SERVICE.
I HOPE THAT MR. OBAMA, B/C I KNOW HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP HIMSELF AWAY FROM MICS AND CAMERAS, REALIZES THAT ALTHOUGH HE WAS A KEY POLITICAL ALLY TO HIM, MR. KENNEDY IS AN AMERICAN ICON...........
HE BELONGS TO ALL OF US.
EVER since I was born, this man and his family have impacted my life and those of countless others.
I hope that we are all allowed to mourn and celebrate this man's legacy without the taint of partisan politics..............
Do you understand what I am asking of you Rahm? This ain't the time to start talking about we need to pass a bill to fulfill his legacy.......
That man's legacy was paved way before any of us in recent history even thought to run for anything.
Please let this man have his moment to himself, Mr. Obama. Not with you and your last stories....... It ain't your fault, but you are so polarizing right now, anything you really say or do besides some mere comments taints....... your intentions, whatever they may be.
I remember when he came out of taking care of himself to fight for health care, typical Senator Kennedy, what can one do?
But I hope and pray this morning as Mr. Obama takes a vacation that he remembers a truth that is true for everyone, ain't none of us going to be here for ever, and no day for anyone is promised..........
WORK WITH YOUR CONGRESS, MR. OBAMA, WITH THE TIME YOU HAVE LEFT. THIS IS WHY DESPITE ALL OF THESE NUMBERS ABOUT A SUPER MAJORITY AND PASSING THINGS WITHOUT ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER NEVER WORKS, b/c life intervenes, and St. Peter ain't on your clock.
If Sen. Kennedy was in pain, I hope and pray he ain't no more. I hope and pray that he was surrounded by his children, his wife, and all of those who didn't love Sen. Kennedy, but those that love Ted.
I hope that we all can be respectful of the fact someone's dad, someone's uncle, someone's son, someone's cousin, went to the other side last night or this morning.
Sometimes, just sometimes, things seem to fall apart right before our eyes, but I hope that this man's passing does not render health care reform in that respect. I hope that we can all learn politically from someone that spent 47 years on the aisle. That we have to work together, that we have to make sacrifices, that sometimes we have to eat our words, including guarantees.
B/c as we see this morning, there is only one guarantee in life, Mr. Obama, we are all going to die.
It doesn't get any plainer than that.
To those who loved him and knew him personally, my condolences and to all that crossed over to the other side last night. B/c someone else did whether we know their name or not, Sen. Kennedy ain't standing alone waiting to talk to St. Peter this morning.
Well, that's all about that.
And although I had to put this section in this blog today, I have to.
Please tell Sen. McCain, that if you want to defend Obama that's fine. But please be aware people are not booing you on his behalf out of hate. People are booing you for defending a half-truth. You cannot believe in the Constitution if you do not follow it's rules. And Mr. Obama for whatever, did not follow the rules in regard to his Presidency.
Every time, people on the right like myself, fuss a little too hard about what you, Bush and others pulled for what you thought would have been the best thing for the country, Mr. Obama calls you up and you sprint off to defend him.
My friend, Sen. McCain, b/c I always got love for you, this morning, we all going to reminisce over what Senator Kennedy meant to us.
What are you going to do when they reminisce over you, if you taint your legacy defending a while good-intended bone headed decision to acquiesce the Presidency over to Mr. Obama for the supposed sake of racial equality.........
What are they going to say when they reminisce over you and your legacy of fighting for this country when you have spent the last year defending someone who simply didn't follow the rules, for whatever reason.........
Sometimes, we make bad decisions and we don't have time to rectify them......
Sometimes, we do.
As Senator Kennedy teaches us this morning from up on high, sometimes, we don't get to finish all that we started.
Senator McCain, although you meant well and so did W. and others, Mr. Obama chose to go down this road. Nobody put a gun to his head. He grown. He is a big boy.
You can't fight his fight for him. And this is his fight. And if you don't want anything to do with this fight, then step down and stay out of it.
Senator Kennedy fought his fight to the last day and apparently he was okay with all of his decisions, at least publicly.
But Senator McCain, you are in a different position, you made a choice to give this man this Presidency with no question, I guess to solve the racial ills of a people, you truly have no clue about........ Don't mean your heart was in the wrong place, but you gave someone a pass that didn't deserve it, for reasons that were so inexplicably racist, it makes all of those who DIED so that black Americans could part of this system, have to shed a tear this morning.
They died so that all of us could be treated equal, for good or for bad. Senator Kennedy in his legacy worked hard so that women, blacks, green, whomever, had the right to be treated as well or as bad as the next man........
Sometimes, we do things we can't make right. Others have to do it for us, and this Senator McCain is one of them.
You made a decision, you and obama and others had an arrangement, but it will take others like me to rectify it and there is nothing that can stop that. The system must go on.
Just like this morning, bills and business will still go on despite the fact that this country LOST this morning a great legacy, a great advocate.
That's all I have to say this morning, and I know it's personal to an extent, and it seems that it doesn't have to do with politics, but it really does.
Sometimes, you have to let what's coming to someone come, b/c we all grown, there are no children in this arena.
And one thing we can all be sure of, one day, one hour, one moment, they will reminisce over me and you and everyone else, b/c the surety that keeps this world turning is that none of us is promised immortality.
Remember that Senator McCain this morning, Remember that America.
I don't stay on Obama b/c I need my ego stroked, I stay on him b/c his presence is a threat to our system, and when they reminisce of my little ole' life, I can't ask to be remembered as a saint, or a good person all the time, or a person that didn't make some royal mistakes, but I can say that I tried to fight the fight I thought was right and Sen. Kennedy is one of those persons who influenced in that right.
What are they going to say over you, Senator McCain.......
What are they going to say....... And you know why this is pointed at you, not worried about if America, knows.