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Chappaquiddick Movie Causes Reflection of Ted Kennedy’s Life and Political Record
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April 01, 2018, 05:09 PM
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The much publicized Chappaquiddick movie is set to open in a couple weeks, and from all accounts, it will add a big punch to the years-long deflation of the Kennedy dynasty myth.

Here’s a trailer:

The upshot is this: in 1969, a young Ted Kennedy drove a car off a narrow wooden bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, just off of Martha’s Vineyard, landing upside down in a pond leaving campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne trapped inside to die. Kennedy escaped, but did not report the accident to police until 10 hours later. The Kennedy family fought back with a cacophony of lies to fool the idiot press and save the cowardly Kennedy.

If the liberal media had not been so credulous and fawning about the Kennedys, it’s possible Teddy would not have later become the “lion of the Senate” — although the scandal did fortunately scuttle his presidential ambitions. But Senator Kennedy did go on to accumulate a mountain of liberal legislation, the worst of which was certainly his massive immigration bill that changed America forever.

If Kennedy had not been allowed to skate on allowing Mary Jo to die, history might have taken a different turn. There’s no way to know.

But we can remember the lies he spouted to pass the anti-American Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, as briefly listed in the 2015 Breitbart article Ted Kennedy’s Real Legacy: 50 Years of Ruinous Immigration Law:

SENATOR TED KENNEDY: “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…

Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…

In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

Below, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Immigration Act as Ted and Robert Kennedy looked on.

Back to the movie, Fox News’ Shannon Bream had a good explainer segment a few days ago: