The Kennedy family saw more than its fair share of tragedy and the shade of tragedy haunts them still. This time from within their own house. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the tool of the right wing, obtaining financial backing from far-right backers in Georgia and elsewhere and enthusiastic support from Steve Bannon. Their purpose is obvious—help him siphon off votes from President Biden. No one reasonably believes he is anything other than a possible spoiler for Democrats by trading on the Kennedy name. If RFK, Jr. himself believes that he is anything else other than this, then the tragedy has more layers to it than I have dared to suspect.
His views are far closer to the right wing MAGA crowd than to anyone in the
Democratic party. Perhaps his running mate could be Jason Chansley, the QAnon
crazy who wore war paint and horns to the Capital on January 6.
He is an anti-vaxxer who believes in an array of other unsupportable conspiracy
theories which seem to be his platform. He seeks to criminally prosecute Dr. Fauci
for perpetrating a false virus on us. Tell that to the families of hundreds of
thousands of victims who died. He believes that children contract autism from
COVID vaccinations. There is no evidence whatsoever for that. In fact, there is very
little that he says that is factually accurate.
He was banned from Instagram for perpetuating misinformation. His false claims
in articles and video have been removed from Facebook, Instagram and You Tube.
Even the First Amendment cannot protect the rubbish that comes out of his
mouth. Pulitzer Prize winner, Eugene Robinson, wrote in the Washington Post
that if his name were Robert F. Smith, Jr., he would just be another nutjob.
The only credibility RFK Jr. has is his name. Many in his family find him disgusting.
His advocacy of ridiculous conspiracy theories is only surpassed by his delusion
that he is remotely qualified to be the President of the United States.
As revered as JFK and RFK were in American history, this man is not the great man
that they were. In this instance, the gene pool failed. Don’t vote for a name is always a good motto. If the Kennedy name was once magic, the magic has diminished. Cousin Caroline found that out in 2009, when she briefly ran for Hillary Clinton’s senate seat and withdrew after only two months. Now, this particular Kennedy, son of the illustrious and much beloved Bobby, is now tarnishing what’s left.