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The Fall of the Kennedy Dynasty
Took More Than Just One Night

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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/3/2020 1:35:14 PM

Coverage of Joseph Kennedy III’s failed primary challenge to Senator Ed Markey has sometimes focused on its ideological implications, particularly Markey’s successful effort to position himself as a progressive champion fighting the ultimate beneficiary of name-brand privilege. But to a far greater extent, young Joe’s loss has been described as signaling the end of the family dynasty he often seemed uncomfortable representing. That feels unfair, since the Kennedy clan’s reputation for political invincibility began to slowly unravel many years ago. It’s true that Joe III’s campaign broke a long Kennedy winning streak in Massachusetts, as the Boston Globe noted:

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jasonB 9/3/2020 1:49:37 PM (No. 530413)
Oh you serfs stop worrying. As soon as Markey retires (when he's carried out feet first, clawing the marble floors of the Capital) they will promptly Kennedy the XXVLL right in to his spot.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PostAway 9/3/2020 2:05:19 PM (No. 530430)
This article is written as though the Kennedy family still matters. I’d wager that over 80% of today’s high school students couldn’t tell you in which decade JFK was shot or who RFK was. Probably about the same percentage of college graduates couldn’t either. They almost certainly don’t know who Joseph Kennedy Sr. Or his luckless son were let alone the red-headed grandson of Teddy. “Camelot” was a myth in British literature and, since November 22,1963, also in the Democrat dominated American media. It is way, way past time to give the whole maudlin syrupy Kennedy obsession a rest. Some of us have been waiting for it to end since about July 19, 1969.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maggie2u 9/3/2020 2:29:37 PM (No. 530449)
Sure hope Caroline's son Jack doesn't decide to run for the senate at the same time as Chelsea Clinton.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart 9/3/2020 2:34:23 PM (No. 530457)
Could Diogenes with his legendary lamp even find one of the members of this iconic family that was not embroiled in serious decline? Camelot only lasted a generation.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 9/3/2020 2:57:34 PM (No. 530501)
When it comes to Democratic administrations, if JFK was "Camelot," Clinton was "Comealot," Obama was "Scamalot" and if Biden gets in, "Dumbalot."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: red1066 9/3/2020 5:21:28 PM (No. 530604)
The Kennedy mystic faded decades ago. Even the Kennedy that ran for governor in Maryland twenty years ago didn't win. So a Kennedy losing to an established politician isn't all that strange.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jfodoch 9/3/2020 7:26:15 PM (No. 530696)
I believe that each of the post-Camelot Kennedy's, through no fault of their own, had the expectations of others to continue the dynasty and to be Royalty. Almost without exception, their efforts to make it happen seemed half-hearted -- they didn't want the job, and were probably relieved at the outcomes, screaming "why don't people just leave me the hell alone!!" They were victims of the successes of their forebears. I could be mistaken in what Iv'e said, but I'm not -- and does it matter anyway?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/3/2020 7:40:47 PM (No. 530703)
Let's correct the record. When Lady Lucifer was appointed Secretary of State, barack Obola told Governor Paterson of NY to appoint Caroline to the vacant senate seat. Paterson refused, and instead appointed the hideous little garden gnome, kirsten Gillibrand. Barack Obola and the DNC then froze Paterson out as governor of NY, by freezing campaign dollars from Paterson.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/3/2020 8:04:32 PM (No. 530727)
Jackie WAS Camelot. Not JFK, not Jackie's sister, not Caroline, John-John or Robert. Ted was a nobody. In fact he was the nobody nobody wanted to be around but had to endure him because of his last name.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/3/2020 8:07:41 PM (No. 530730)
Well at least we have the Clinton Arkanside still alive and well when Chelsea virtue signals herself into position for the candidate for POTUS next election!
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