Camelot Fades With History Making Kennedy Loss
Camelot Fades With History Making Kennedy Loss
History was made last night in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For the first time ever, a member of the Kennedy family lost a congressional race in the state. That’s right. The family of king makers has fallen and it only serves to prove yet again the division in the Democratic Party. Camelot mourns the loss and the rest of the nation should pay heed because the winner, incumbant Ed Markey, is a cohort of AOC and not a friend of the Commonwealth or of the nation.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, grandson of Robert Kennedy and grand-nephew of John F. Kennedy (not to mention Ted Kennedy), ran for the House in 2012, hoping to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank. He won and, following family tradition, has served the Commonwealth since then. And, like his grandfather and uncles Jack and Teddy, he decided this year was his year to run for the Senate.
But Joe III soon found himself caught up in the rift that is tearing through the Democratic Party. Despite an early lead in the race, the incumbant, Sen. Ed Markey, overtook him. Kennedy became the moderate in the race–if a Kennedy can ever be called a moderate. While he managed to garner support from the likes of Nancy “I just want to get my hair done” Pelosi and Beto “How did I lose?” O’Rourke, he couldn’t overcome his own inability to articulate a reason for voters to elect him other than his last name.
He had the ambition of his family but not the charisma.
And it cost him the race, leading him to concede last night after trailing by more than 10%.
— Katrina Kincade (@KatrinaKNews) September 2, 2020
Despite his early lead, Kennedy face an uphill battle to dethrone Markey who has served the Commonwealth for close to 50 years. To battle the potential concerns about his age, Markey’s campaign came up with the slogan, “It’s not your age — it’s the age of your ideas that’s important.”
And Markey’s ideas are what should be scaring not only the people of the Commonwealth but everyone in this country.
He secured the “backing of progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).” A progressive through-and-through, he co-authored the Green New Deal with AOC. She wasted no time giving Markey a shout out on Twitter.
She makes no bones about it. Markey is firmly on her side of the Democratic divide, the side that is determined to tear down the very foundations of our nation and strip us all of our most fundamental rights.
While the Camelot of the Kennedy dynasty effectively ended years ago, Joe III was the current generation’s hope to reclaim the family’s past poliltical glory. That dream is now circling the drain. It is doubtful any member of the current generation will be able to step into the shoes first crafted by Joseph Kennedy, partriarch of the Kennedy. He determined his son Joe would be the first Irish Catholic president of the United States. When Joe died in World War II, the crown fell onto the brow of Jack. With his father’s connections–and money–his own image as a hero, his good looks and his gift of the gab, he soon began his climb up the political ladder. His father got his wish, albeit not with the preferred son. Then Jack was struck down before the end of his first term by an assassin’s bullet. He became a martyr and the family’s place in history and in the Commonwealth’s politics was sealed.
Next came Bobby. He was the firebrand, the crusading Attorney General who went after the mob. Like his brother, he was popular and engaging. Also like his brother, he was struck down by an assassin’s bullet, this time before the general election. Some say he would have been a better president than his brother. (Others say that wouldn’t take much.)
Then, showing the problems of so many political dynasties, along came Teddy. What can we say about Ted except he tried his best to follow in his brothers’ footsteps and failed. He never would have survived the #MeToo! movement had he run today.
This desire–or is it a need–to be in politics followed through to the next generation and then the next. Joe III did his best to do his family proud. “He believed there needed to be changed [sic] in the office with a younger politician.” And, Kennedy to the end, he also said,No matter the results tonight, I would do all of this again with you in a heartbeat.” Does that mean we will see another Kennedy campaign for the Senate? Who knows.
However, as long as the DNC refuses to admit Bernie Sanders, Lizzie Warren, AOC and others are not Democrats but Socialists, we will continue to see results like last night’s. Politicians like Markey claim the title of Democrat for the legitimacy of being part of one of the two major parties in the country. But it is more than that. They know the average American will vote against them if they were to announce they were actually Socialist or Communist.
The DNC for its part allows them to latch onto the party becuase they want the votes these “progressives” can bring. Then they don’t understand why the country turns out in force to elect someone like Donald Trump to office. We value our rights. We don’t want to give up the foundations this country was built upon.
If that means tossing a few bucks to Markey’s opponent, so be it. Yes, I know. The chances of the Republican winning a senate seat in the Commonwealth are slim. Until last night, I would have said impossible. But the voters did what many considered impossible until Kennedy’s concession. They did not send a Kennedy to the senate when given the change.
Camelot is fading further from existence after last night’s election results. AOC is rubbing her hands together, gleefully planning her next step to dismantling the Democratic Party and rebuilding it in her socialistic image. The rest of the country should be pushing up their sleeves and preparing for the fight for our political lives if not our actual lives.
Look around. See which party is the most contemptuous of our rights. See which one is willing to sacrifice anyone and everyone for their narrative. Now ask yourselves what you are going to do to prevent it from happening. It starts with speaking out. It continues with advancing candidates who stand for what you believe in, candidates who not only respect our rights and the laws of our nation but who will defend them. It culminates in getting out and voting.
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