Jimmy Carter Blames Lack of Health Care on Ted Kennedy
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
It’s not polite to speak ill of the dead, but Jimmy Carter is still harboring a grudge from his health care showdown with Ted Kennedy. Asked about his use of the words “irresponsible and abusive” to describe the Senate lion, the former president said Kennedy opposed his health care proposal out of spite.
AP via Yahoo:
“The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy’s deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed,” Carter said in the interview. “It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.”
Carter cast his Democratic rival as spiteful. “He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of life,” Carter said.
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