Providence in the fall of the sparrow-like Coakley?

Jack writes:

Edward Moloch Kennedy has been overthrown.

God is not mocked.

LA replies:

But look at it this way. God used Kennedy for his own purposes. Who would have imagined that of all the ways Kennedy’s bill—on the verge of passage after 40 years—might be stopped, it was Kennedy’s own death that did it? If the death of Kennedy right in the middle of the health care debate leading to the wholly unexpected election of a Republican to Kennedy’s seat leading to the defeat of Kennedy’s bill when it seemed to be within days of passage doesn’t at least suggest to skeptical human minds the workings of Providence, then nothing can.

And here’s another marvelous meaning of Scott Brown’s election, on top of the ones I discussed Tuesday night.

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy led to the passage of several major liberal bills of his that had been stalled in Congress at the time of his death, most notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Immigration Reform Act of 1965.

By contrast, the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy led, not to the passage of the nationalization of health care bill that Kennedy had fought for all his life, but to its shattering DEFEAT.

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Rick U. writes:

Lest we forget, the Democrats originally postulated the health care “reform” as a tribute to Teddy’s legacy—an affirmation of his life long struggle to make health care a “right”. You just can’t make this stuff up!

Kidist Paulos Asrat writes:

This extraordinary event keeps bringing up more providential examples.

It was the Boston Tea Party in Massachusetts, the grass-roots movement of Americans tired of British impositions, that started the road to the independence of America.

This summer’s Tea Parties around the country, and the newly elected Senator Brown of Massachusetts, surely mean something in this scheme of things?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 21, 2010 01:34 PM | Send

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