Remember those awful, hate filled signs carried at the Tea Baggers rally in Washington? They said to bury ObamaCare with Teddy? Americans overwhelmingly found them tasteless, offensive and crude. Of course these were Tea Baggers so we expect them to be tasteless, offensive and crude. One major difference with these signs was that they were grammatically correct because they had been printed. We now know the American Life League paid for the signs and distributed them at the event. A hat tip goes to reader Kim Kline for foraging this information from the American Life league:
From: Michael Hichborn
Subject: re: general inquiries
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:09 PM
Yes, American Life League printed and distributed those signs along with another which read, “Liberty and Life.” The sign was a reference to Ted Kennedy, but not as a means of “dancing on his grave,” as has been so frequently portrayed.. It was a recognition that Ted Kennedy was the primary promoter of the current health care reform undertaken by President Barack Obama. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Let his ideas die with him?” Ted Kennedy was a staunch supporter of abortion, even the abominable partial-birth abortion. The current health care plans being debated all include provisions for abortion, euthanasia, and birth control … all of which were supported by Ted Kennedy. So, the idea of the sign was to recognize that as Ted Kennedy had recently passed away, so should his brand of pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-birth-control health care reform.
And, just to be clear, the idea for the sign only came as a reaction to the Democrat calls to rally Health Care Reform around Sen. Kennedy’s death, even going so far as to consider calling it “Teddy Care.”
American Life league (ALL) represents itself as a protector of life yet these mock the death of one of the country’s most famous and accomplished Senators shortly after his death. They want to help kill the 45,000 Americans who die each year due to a lack of health care. So much for being “pro life.” The problem with these “pro life” people is that they only care about this issue until birth. Then they are “pro death.” They don’t care at all about women and mothers who die in child birth needlessly. They don’t care about the women who die needlessly if safe, legal abortion isn’t available. They don’t care about the orphans left behind.
The signs they distributed in DC were horrendously callous. To promote the passing of another Kennedy brother who dedicated himself to public service directly after his death did more harm than good to their cause.