I don’t know. I guess I just have a hard time having any emotions at all over the nontragic deaths of people who I didn’t know personally.
Sen. Kennedy had a long, full life and he died a natural death that everyone knew was coming. I’m not sure that I think that is something to be overly sad about.
I didn’t like him, I didn’t think he was a good person, I thought he was an obnoxious liberal Senator who fought for things I completely disagree with. That doesn’t mean I’m happy he’s dead, either. But it would be accurate to say that I’m glad he’s not going to be in the Senate any more, same as I’d feel if he had just retired, less happy than I’d be if he were defeated.
I wouldn’t call this “celebrating,” though I know some who I guess would. The phrase “good riddance,” though it was published elsewhere by others wrt Kennedy’s death, kind of sums it up for me, too. He’s dead, I’m not sad. I can’t imagine that whoever takes his place will be as bad as he was, so it’s a positive for the American people, from my viewpoint.
I’m chuckling over “he reached across the asile to pass No Child Left Behind” being repeated over and over as an example f how wonderful he was by the same liberal press who has said that NCLB is among the worst pieces of legislation, ever.
And, yeah, if you’re sitting there reading this all high and mightly and full of righteous indignation about how when Reublicans die, you’d be sad, yadda yadda. Well, hrm, then I guess you’re just a better person than me.
Though I think it might be more helpful to sing the praises of political leaders you disagree with while they’re alive, instead of waiting to do so after they die, just something to think about.