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Caroline Kennedy Supports Obama

Posted by Ryan on January 27, 2008

This analogy is getting tiresome. 

Back in 1960, JFK is said to have inspired an entire youth generation to get involved in public service and made them believe that everyone mattered and had the power to change the world.  Sounds a lot like what Jesus Christ does to people, but to Libs JFK is close enough.

So, after Barry’s big win yesterday JFK’s only surviving child, Caroline has endorsed O’Bama because, in short, like her father he preaches hope and inspires the youth (so does the Pope, by the way, but no Lib’s going to endorse Benedict for anything).  No President she remembers has inspired Caroline the way that O’Bama would, so turning O’Bama into the new JFK, Caroline lends him her support.

I hope the War on Terror ends.  I hope we’ll end our dependence on foreign oil.  I hope the economy will get better. I hope my taxes won’t go up.  I hope SWMNBN won’t win.  I hope Social Security will be there for us in a better, more solvent form.  I hope for world peace and hover cars that run on good-will and pixie sticks.

Yet how far can “hope” alone get you? 

Caroline speaks about the youth generation as needing someone to give them hope.  I’m a member of Gen X.  It’s not that simple to us.  Good feelings and intentions only get you so far.  We’re a cynical group because our politicians and leaders consistently let us down (most of whom are part of Caroline’s own Boom Generation by the way).  My generation requires action, not words.  We require substance, not fluff.  We require a candidate who is not just going to give us “hope” but produce actual results.  We are sick of the sweet-talkers and the word-bumblers.  To quote Nike’s ad department “Just Do It,” enough talk. 

O’Bama will get ripped to shreds against any Republican who can articulate specifics on achieving goals in a Republican way.  Suddenly, O’Bama’s smooth-talk and hope-speech turns into defensive, vague, Great Society/Big Government liberalism.  Plus, though socially liberal and not very popular until two months before he died, JFK cut taxes and was strong on defense.  Sorry Barry, you’re no JFK.

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3 Responses to “Caroline Kennedy Supports Obama”

  1. Just Like Her Daddy and Worse

    The Princess Royal of the Kennedy clan, who has herself accomplished nothing in life except being born to wealth and privilege, has draped her father’s moth-eaten cloak on Barack Obama, who, in her father’s White House, would have been a footman or cook. Say what you will about Obama, he got there himself without the benefit of a rich daddy or corrupt political machine. He may be more unprepared to be president and more disastrous for this country than was JFK, but we hope, at least, that he will be impervious to “love notes” from middle-aged political camp followers who are still trying to be influential without ever being relevant.

  2. Ed Sacks said

    So now it’s the Kennedys, Kerry, Leahy and Nelson all for Obama.

    vs Rendell , Menendez and Carville for the Clintons.

    hopefully the keep spending dnc money so they run out of it by the fall!!

  3. Chris said


    It seems that this is the theme of the majority of the campaigns of Democrat candidates for President in 2008, kind of a repeat of 1992. Frankly, this Gen X-er is offended by the audacity of the Democrats to say that if they are elected president, they will “give” us hope. This is just another example of how liberals believe that government is the answer for everything. Hope cannot be given to people by the government, but instead, they can bring about hope themselves. Everything I have done in my life and everything positive that I have achieved whether it be academic, social or occupational had nothing to do with the government, but with my dedication and the taking steps to achieve a goal. Furthermore, hope alone cannot solve the problems of the world, but actual solutions and visible steps that are taken toward them. Just another Democrat attempt to use vapid language to fool America into supporting them.

    Hope is another see-through word of the Democrats and Liberals, in the same way that “neo-con,” “Culture of Corruption” and “progressive” are. I “hope” that America sees right through this and whoever the Republican candidate may be, they offer us more than “hope.”

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