Remember When Ted Kennedy Tried to Get Russia to Help Defeat Reagan


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The loopy liberals are trying to say that the Russians attempted to fix the election in Donald Trump’s favor.  But the truth is, only one party has ever tried to use Russia to win an election and that’s the Democrats who tried to get Russia to help defeat Reagan in 1984.

Ted Kennedy had a close friend, John Tunney, who was Kennedy’s roommate in law school and a former Senator from California.  In 1983, he made a trip to Russia.  While there he met with General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov.

Tunney delivered a message from Ted Kennedy, offering him a quid pro quo deal.  Kennedy would help the Russians deal with Reagan and in return the Russians would help defeat Reagan.

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“The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations.  These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Offers made by Kennedy to Russian officials as documented by Forbes:

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Of course, Kennedy lost that election.

[Ed. note: This wasn’t the first time the Russians intervened to help Democrats, as we noted here.]

More on this story here.


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