Today Rush Limbaugh yet again crossed the line saying: by the time the debate on President Obama's health care plan is over, "it'll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Health Care bill.” It is outrageous to demonize a patriotic Senator who has spent his life fighting so that every person has the opportunity to live the American dream.Now, from Senator Robert Byrd (quote from Ben Smith at the Politico):
Tell Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele to denounce Rush Limbaugh once and for all.
I had hoped and prayed that this day would never come. My heart and soul weeps at the lost of my best friend in the Senate, my beloved friend, Ted Kennedy.Shame on Senator Byrd! How dare he "demonize a patriotic Senator"!
...In his honor and as a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American.
Tell Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean to denounce Senator Robert Byrd once and for all.