Camelot Fades With History Making Kennedy Loss

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%.

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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  • Taylor says:

    Choosing between Joe Kennedy and Ed Markey is like picking between Stalin and Trotsky. Ed Markey is a lousy Senator and Joe III is a nebulous figure who thinks the Kennedy name is magical with young people who know little or care anything at all about the Kennedys who seem to be as ancient as the Adams’ or the Roosevelts.

    • Amanda Green says:

      Actually, I’m going to disagree with you. Joe III is the lesser of the two evils. Yes, he is a danger because we know the history of his family when it comes to politics (not to mention other things). But Markey has thrown his lot in with AOC. He makes no bones about wanting to tear down the foundations of our country. Fortunately, the Green New Deal failed. But that only seems to have made him–not to mention AOC–more determined. As much as I feel the people of the Commonwealth probably deserve him, the nation as a whole doesn’t.

  • Joe R. says:

    MA can still SUH ket. People should read about FDR’s direct communications with Winston Churchill (prior to the [full blown] WWII) when Winston was merely the English’s Secretary of the Navy. And why??? because then U.S. Ambassador to England, Joe Kennedy, Sr., was openly betting on, and pushing for, England’s surrender to Hitler, and FDR wanted a better more stable contact there.

    Kennedy was recalled, but he was an anti-Semite / socialist champion until his death.

    JPK’s loss, like all other (D) losses in November, and Trump’s crushing the 2020 elections with a win big enough to cement his position on Mt. Rushmore, won’t make up for a scintilla of the evil satanic-communist (D)s constant cacksachery, or assuage the rest of us. This ain’t football people, there’s no “better luck next year”.

    Gird your loins.

    • Amanda Green says:

      I loathe Joe Sr. Not only because of his stance during the war but because of what this country has suffered as a result of his desire to build a political dynasty. How much damage falls at his feet in incaclculable.

      That said, we have to look at the here and now and the future. The Kennedys are no longer the political powerhouse they once were. We’ve been seeing the cracks in the dynastic wall for some time: other Kennedy kin not breaking out the way Jack, Bobby and Teddy did. There are numerous examples.

      As much as that thrills me, I worry about who is replacing them. Markey is firmly in AOC’s camp. He’s much more of a danger than Joe III. We have to keep the focus there instead of on what the Kennedys did in the past. Still, I can’t help but do a little jig–and apologize to my dad who idolized Jack and Bobby–that the dynasty is failing in the political arena finally.

  • American Human says:

    Wow, so many nice things to say about the Kennedy family. You didn’t mention the Kennedy patriarch who was an avid Nazi supporter or that Teddy conspired with the Russian KGB to bring down Reagan. Also how JFK was so drugged up every day and how many girls he deflowered while in the White House. RFK was the same as his older brother and was one of the last people to see Marilyn Monroe alive. To state that Ed Markey is more radical than the Kennedys is to sink to the very bottom of the lowest slime pit imaginable. Starting with JFK through Bobby and Teddy and whoever else is related to them, good riddance to bad rubbish. I can think of no redeeming thing to say about the Kennedys.

    • Amanda Green says:

      I’m not sure I actually said anything nice about them except in saying RFK was the firebrand. I just didn’t trash them. They aren’t here and, as your comment shows, folks already have made their minds up about them. This is something I learned in my home growing up. My dad thought the Kennedys, especially Jack and Bobby, were wonderful. He hated Teddy because he saw him nothing but a pale shadow of his brothers, trying to capitalize on the family name. Frankly, I’m more worried about making sure we know the foibles of the current crop, not that there seems to be much to worry about where they’re concerned.

      As for Markey, we need to be focusing on him instead of on some men who are long dead. He and his cohorts like AOC are currently doing all they can to destroy our country. Doesn’t that make them more of a threat than Jack, Bobby and Teddy?

  • Brian Brandt says:

    Not to worry – there’s another Kennedy (by marriage) running in New Jersey. It’s like playing wack-a-mole with them.

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