The liberals love the Kennedys. But let’s take a bit of a look at the record:
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
One of the richest men in America. True.
Staunch supporter of America. False.
Joe thought that democracy was dead and admired totalitarian government. He was an avowed admirer of Adolph Hitler and tried to get the US to align with Germany. He tried to get positive propaganda for Hitler in the US press.
Anti-Semitic, virulent. True.
Joe hated Jews and thought that they deserved anything that Hitler did to them.
McCarthy supporter. True.
Joe was a big time McCarthy supporter and thought that anyone vaguely communist should be persecuted.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Totally agreed with most of his father’s positions. Wrote many positive letters from prewar Germany praising the work of Hitler to the skies. Agreed that anything done to Jews was only what they deserved.
John F. Kennedy
President of the US. True.
Did not reject Joseph McCarthy, which cost him the 1956 vice president running position.
Big on civil rights movement. False.
Quite reluctant to support civil rights. Approved J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI targeting and persecution of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy
Did not reject Joseph McCarthy. Represented the Kennedy clan McCarthy’s funeral.
Edward Moore Kennedy
Cheated in school. True.
Murdered Mary Jo Kopechne
Never proved that it was deliberate. However, if his account is to be believed he was drunk out of his mind and certainly had no business driving. That’s still murder by negligence and impairment. Alternately, he freaked out and did nothing while the woman struggled and drowned horribly. Choose any of the three scenarios and he deserves to be treated like the scum that he is.
Supports environmental causes. False.
Like so many, Senator Kennedy wants all the rest of us peons to have to live up to stringent environmental laws which he does not apply to himself. He opposed the building of a windmill farm near his area of the world because that’s where he sails his boat. There are photographs of oil being dumped off his boat into the bay, yet he would force the rest of us to live up to the highest standards.
Owns large shares of oil company stock. True.
Feels for the poor and less fortunate. False.
As with many liberals donates a very small fraction of income to charity.
Conservatives donate a considerably higher percent of income than do liberals. Liberals don’t seem to approve of voluntary charity, they want the government to do forced re-distribution of income, not voluntary private charity.