Last Kennedy out of congress – don’t let the door hit you in the ass
The 2010 elections will see the last member of the Kennedy family out of congress and finally end the era of “Camelot.” The scandals of this powerful family are legendary (more here, here, here, and here) beginning with the father of JFK, RFK, and Ted – Joseph Kennedy.
Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), a carpetbagger and no stranger to scandal himself, has decided not to run for re-election this year and a republican is within striking distance of the hand-picked democrat for “Kennedy’s seat.” (story here) Kennedy is the son of the late senator Ted Kennedy, whose seat was scarfed up by republican Scott Brown in a sensational special election last spring.
Two years ago, it would have been unthinkable that both seats held by Kennedy family members could be won by Republicans.But Scott Brown’s January election to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s former Massachusetts seat paved the way, and now the GOP is hoping Rhode Island state Rep. John J. Loughlin II will give an encore performance in the race for the U.S. House seat held by Patrick J. Kennedy, the late senator’s son, in Tuesday’s election.
“What we are finding in Rhode Island is exactly what we found in Massachusetts during Scott Brown’s election, and that is extreme voter unrest about the liberal, big-government, agenda that is bankrupting our nation,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, the architect of Mr. Brown’s win and now a strategist with the Loughlin campaign.
“People are just now beginning to wake up to the fact that our country is on the brink of financial ruin and Rhode Island is not immune to the voter backlash that we are witnessing in other parts of the country.”
In other words the public is tired of liberal/progressive socialism and the Kennedy name doesn’t hold the same “magic” it used to. Jeez, ya think??
Whatever the outcome of the race, the election will mark the end of an era in American politics that dates back to 1946 when John F. Kennedy won a House seat in Massachusetts. Each year since then, at least one member of the Kennedy family has been in the White House, the U.S. House, or the U.S. Senate.
“It really is the end of the line for the Kennedys politically because when Patrick Kennedy leaves office I think the only Kennedy left is someone on the Santa Monica City Council,” said Darrell M. West, a former Brown University professor who now works at the left-leaning Brookings Institution. “When you think about the fact that at one point they had a president and two senators and now they are down to a city council seat, that pretty much tells the story.”
This is a good time to point out that a seat in congress does not belong to an individual or a family. It belongs to the people who hopefully will have the good sense to remind these pricks that they work for us, not the other way around.
While I hesitate to speak ill of the dead, Ted Kennedy should never be thought of as an icon. The fact that he was able to get away with nefarious behavior that would have put the average citizen behind bars speaks volumes to the corrupt nature of our political system. Power, money and political influence have ruled the day for a long time – too long. It’s high time to put a stop to it and this upcoming election is a good place to start.