RFK, Jr...the answer to a question no one asked

Wherein the author poses the eternal question...WTF!

RFK, Jr...the answer to a question no one asked
No, this isn't THAT Oppenheimer, but it does make me want to explode.

I confess I am absolutely astonished that Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr is on anyone's radar this election season, much less commanding 15-20% of potential Democratic voters. You have to wonder if they really think that, firstly, he isn't clearly certifiable, and secondly...well, there is no secondly after that.

Obviously, it's the name. Kennedy, Jack, Bobby, Camelot. Only now, we are talking Spamalot. That's because in the case of Bobby Jr, the apple didn't just fall far from the tree, it fell into the twilight zone.

The ivermectin might explain all this.

And let me be fair here. To lose your father in the way he did, when you're only 14, is traumatic. You can hardly blame a guy for having some confused and wild years. In his case though, he's had 69 of them and left a lot of collateral damage along the way. Drugs and other women, and a lot of both, have been his particular predilections. They led to long stints in rehab, his mother Ethel Kennedy throwing him essentially out of the family, his first wife to dump him, and the second to hang herself in their garage. And now he's married to an actress who works with Larry David, so Cheryl Hines, we wish you well.

But all that aside, and sweeping all that under the rug will leave quite a lump in the middle, there are the string of madcap conspiracy theories to which he subscribes. We can start with the assassination of his uncle, John F. Kennedy. Bobby is convinced the CIA wanted JFK taken out. Why, he doesn't manage to explain other than the head of the CIA, Allen Dulles, was angry that President Kennedy was not all in to expand our involvement in Viet Nam. Were it true, it would be a pretty drastic way to influence US policy.

But it's not, and investigative journalist Gerald Posner, probably the foremost expert on the assassination and the author of the definitive book on the subject, Case Closed, explained when he was interviewed on Frontline on PBS...

"Lee Harvey Oswald did not hate President Kennedy. What he did hate was the system and what Kennedy stood for. He despised America. He despised capitalism. When he eventually had the opportunity to strike against Kennedy, it was that symbol of the system that he was going after.
Let’s get right to the bottom line on this. How many shots were fired, how many hit the motorcade, and is there any evidence of another rifle?
Three shots were fired, all from Oswald’s Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. The first missed. The second hit its target, both Kennedy and Connally. The third hit just Kennedy in a fatal shot. There is no physical evidence at Dealey Plaza of another bullet or another gun ever being used that day. …
All four government investigations came to the same conclusion — that there were only two shots that struck President Kennedy, both from the rear — the Warren Commission in the 1960s; in 1968, the Clark Panel set by Attorney General Ramsey Clark; in the 1970s, the Rockefeller Commission; and finally in the late 1970s, the House Select Committee, with the largest forensics panel re-examining the evidence."

Kennedy also doesn't believe that Sirhan Sirhan killed his dad in 1968, despite the fact that a crowd of people saw it, former Olympian Rafer Johnson tackled him when he ran, and then he confessed. Again, Bobby is convinced it was the CIA.

No! Don't do it, kids!

But we haven't scratched the surface. Bobby believes that chemicals in our drinking water are turning kids gay. Seriously; I'm not making this up. He also says vaccines cause autism, a view shared by noted researchers like the late radio host Don Imus. I don't know if the CIA had Imus bumped off, but I'm just asking the question.

Come on, if you can't trust this guy when it comes to vaccines...

He blames mass shootings on Prozac. Tucker Carlson and Marjorie Taylor Greene agree with him on that. Of all the recent mass shootings, roughly a fourth of them involve people taking antidepressants so there is that correlation, if you call it that. Of course, 100% of them also had guns, so we might want to examine that.

On the subject of guns, RFK claims gun ownership in Switzerland is roughly equivalent to the US. There are just over 27 guns per 100 people in Switzerland and 120 per 100 here.  Apparently not a math major.

A noted anti-vaxxer, Kennedy claims that Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates exaggerated the Covid epidemic to benefit drug manufacturers. The same guy who promoted Ivermectin as a cure,  accused the pair in his 2021 book, The Real Anthony Fauci of launching "...a historic coup d'état against Western democracy" by exercising outsize influence over the media and public health realm. Of course, they were joined in this plot by the 7-million people who have died of it worldwide.

As a result, RFK says the pharmaceutical industry is throwing money at Democrats. Forbes Magazine, that liberal rag, found that ...23 of the country’s biggest drug companies and 2 pharmaceutical trade organizations have favored Republicans in 14 of the past 16 elections from 1990-2020, the most recent year studied.

Kennedy buys into the stolen election cult, but he's still ranting about 2004. RFK claims John Kerry was robbed due to fraud, but the results, while close, showed W with 286 electoral votes to Kerry's 251, and the popular vote showed a 3-million vote majority for Bush.

Oh, good lord, let it go. I have. 

But the latest is pretty over the top, even for Bobby. he stated at a dinner last week...

“COVID-19. There is an argument that it is ethnically targeted. COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionately. COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.”

Now, let me take a moment, while we all catch our breath, to explain that, no it isn't. Really, there is an argument? I can sit in the garage and make the argument that I'm a Buick, but the odds are good that I'm wrong there..

But like all conspiracy theories, sooner or later we get around to the Jews. Ironically, studies showed that American Jews were actually more likely to catch Covid than the average. I'd like to be a fly on the wall when his wife explains this to Larry David.

That's why I didn't get it? 

So what we have here is a walking, sort-of-talking argument against Ivy league legacy admissions.  Outside of the Q-Anon  crowd, I'm hard pressed to see where his base of support actually is, but his campaign reported this week that he raised another $6-million. However, Politico found the donors to be an interesting lot...

The top contributors to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential campaign included donors who typically give to Republicans, according to campaign finance filings — underscoring the extent to which Kennedy, running as a Democrat, is resonating with the other party.
Kennedy’s campaign committee reported raising $6.3 million since his April launch, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday. He spent $1.8 million and had $4.5 million cash on hand as of June 30.
Some of that money came from donors who have more recently supported Republicans. Kennedy’s campaign raked in at least $100,000 from donors who previously gave to committees associated with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or former President Donald Trump, according to a POLITICO analysis of federal and state campaign finance filings. The analysis is based solely on Kennedy’s itemized donations, although he also raised more than $2 million from small-dollar donors, whose names the campaign does not have to disclose.
Such crossover giving is unusual, but Kennedy is running on a platform that includes opposition to efforts to vaccinate against Covid-19, which is increasingly resonating with the Republican base. Though there has been an uptick in vaccine skepticism in recent years, the biggest increases tend to be among voters who identify as Republican.

So, in a world where everything is labeled a "false flag" operation by the Alex Joneses among us, the calls from Republicans for President Biden to debate RFK are understandable. I suspect they are delighted this blight on the Kennedy name is running as a Democrat and would like to goad Biden into debating. Oh, hell, let's throw in Marianne Williamson while we're at it. We can find out what type of crystals should be shipped to Ukraine.

Apparently, 1% of Marianne's supporters simply went wandering off into the woods.

Republicans have called Kennedy Jr. to testify before a special subcommittee on the "weaponization" of the federal government and his idiotic anti-semitic remarks have not changed that invitation. So two things are obvious. Republicans would like to hang this blockhead around the neck of the Democratic Party, and secondly, Kennedy is enjoying his moment in the sun.

And assuming he doesn't win the nomination, an assumption I'll back up with an offer to eat this laptop if he does, look for a real push for him to run third party. This is a strategy that my good friend and partner in crime, Jim Moore, author of "Bush's Brain" about that political ferret, Karl Rove; knows well. Meddling in your opponent's campaign strategy was termed "rat-f**king" by Watergate cast member Donald Segretti. And this new glorification of an embarrassment to a legendary political name is a prime example.

Roger Gray has toiled at the journalism trade since 1970 and his first radio news job at KTRH in Houston. Over those woefully misspent years, he has worked in radio, TV and written for magazines. He was twice elected President of the Texas Automobile Writers Association and was elected to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He covered the first Persian Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, Oslo Accords in Israel and peace talks in Ireland. He interviewed writers, actors, politicians and every President from Ford to George W, and none of them remember him.
Now, he is part of the Texas Outlaw Writers, and if this doesn't pan out, the outlaw part will still work as he will indeed resort to robbing banks.