Why is Jimmy Carter telling the truth about Ted Kennedy, and how he stopped universal health care from passing back during the Carter Administration? It's a good bomb to drop, and it happens to be true. Don't expect pundits to admit that, though.
“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 tells Lesley Stahl, according to a “60 Minutes’’ press release.
“It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.’’
The reason Teddy had to devote 30 years of his life fighting to getting socialized medicine passed is because he put ego in front of his dream of turning the United States into the Soviet Union.