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(11,464 posts)
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:50 AM Oct 2012

Teddy Bobby and Jack are smiling in heaven tonight! The Dream lives on!



There is a new wave of change all around us, and if we set our compass true, we will reach our destination — not merely victory for our Party, but renewal for our nation.
And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on
-Teddy 2008 convention

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Teddy Bobby and Jack are smiling in heaven tonight! The Dream lives on! (Original Post) graham4anything Oct 2012 OP
A stab at my heart- I lived through all of this. What a thing to say NBachers Oct 2012 #1
Zappa: ""Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex." nt Bonobo Oct 2012 #3
I made myself cry with this one. graham4anything Oct 2012 #5
By What a thing to say I meant "What a thing for me to say, that I've lived to see all this history" NBachers Oct 2012 #6
Aw, that made me smile condoleeza Oct 2012 #2
I miss Teddy very much. He got me into politics. Akoto Oct 2012 #4


(11,464 posts)
5. I made myself cry with this one.
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:09 AM
Oct 2012

I hope you know I meant this as a positive. I loved the Kennedy's.

I was referencing the great performance last night by our President, and how I do wish Teddy were here.

I am convinced the loss of Teddy affected the last 4 years in a way we don't know.
I fully believe his voice would have broken through the a-holes on the other side, but we got so much anyhow, but we might have gotten more.

Teddy loved that health care forward movement was attained.

Teddy knew 10% of something started the ball rolling and was better than 100% of nothing.

Teddy was there for us for 40 plus years and we miss him, his voice, his views, and his going the extra mile for what he wanted.

The dream is alive with the reelection of Barack Obama and the best is yet to come after election day reelection IMHO.

The next part of the dream is total immigration reform, hopefully amnesty and citizenship

and the revitalization nationwide of unions, unions, unions (as the wonderful workers on strike at WalMart are showing.

The dream does go on.


(814 posts)
2. Aw, that made me smile
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:00 AM
Oct 2012

Hadn't thought about that actually, that all 3 are now gone and hopefully together again. Got to meet Bobby & Teddy 10 days before Bobby died, was wearing a McCarthy button, Bobby wasn't happy.


(4,261 posts)
4. I miss Teddy very much. He got me into politics.
Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:12 AM
Oct 2012

I'm only 27 now, and I was younger still when I began watching his speeches. He always seemed an honest advocate for people who had no voice among the powerful, and that appealed to me, more so now that I'm disabled. When Teddy got passionate about a speech, his voice boomed and drew you in. He commanded the Senate when he stood up to speak.

It makes me sad that he is gone, but at the same time, I'm glad to see many of the causes he stood for thriving even after his passing.

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