Mark Dickson, a Californian who amassed a fortune treating aluminum for the aerospace industry, has donated more than $450,000 to federal candidates since 2015. The total includes $400,000 to Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee that allows individuals to contribute large amounts to support Donald Trump. That money was then distributed to Trump's presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee, state Republican parties, and others working on behalf of Trump.
Hoping that Larry David has publicly denounced and fully distanced himself from RFK, Jr. , the husband of his good friend and acting colleague Cheryl Hines. Kennedy is a useful idiot for the Republican Party -- especially the conspiracy wing that controls it. He is a sad and sorry excuse for a Kennedy.
The man is a silver spooner and a lawyer and has NO expertise in vaccine work. One of the conspiracies RFKJr pushes is the conspiracy that vaccines cause autism: you know, the bad science and lies of Andrew Wakefield, who by the way, had his work retracted because it was so badly done, and eventually lost his medical license.
His harassment of Dr. Peter Hotez, who is a vaccine expert, is disgusting. Hotez maintains that his work does not indicate that vaccines cause autism. He should know: he has an autistic child.
The only reason Kennedy can do this is because he is wealthy.. The dysfunction and abnormalities in thought seem to go along with the wealth, I would guess because when you get that wealthy, you can choose to stop caring about the glue that holds us together as a species: the truth and facts.
Here’s what will happen: he’ll lose in the primaries and then switch to become an independent. That will cause the vote to be diluted just enough in swing states for Trump to cobble together a win. This is the likely nightmare and the MSM will act surprised when it happens. Mark my words and get out and campaign for Biden.
RFK Jr. was already someone for whom I had no esteem as a candidate because of his anti-vaxx rhetoric. Now knowing what I know about his donor demographics, I am hoping he gets buried in the primaries.
Like there was any doubt that RFK, Jr., was a Republican tool to weaken President Biden.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: RFK, Sr., would be completely ashamed of what his son has become.
RFK Jr is a national embarrassment to America & his family. he's clearly mentally ill & is being used by The GQP Cult to divide democrats, as they cannot fairly win any election based on their platform of hate, racism, theofascism, & bigotry. They have no positive plans to improve things in America, only to destroy. Vote Blue 2024 !
As a freshman in college, I went with my friends to hear Bobby Kennedy. Coming from a Republican family, I carried a hand made Rockefeller sign. I walked out a lifetime democrat and am unable to vote for republican policies. I went onto the field after Bobby spoke and was able to shake his hand. His namesake is a terrible mess. I vote but I will never vote for him.
So, the GOP machine has creatively pursued funding an alternative to Biden to dilute votes? OMG, they are exploring all avenues to defeat Biden, aren’t they? No matter the personal cost. To confuse voters? Who remember Camelot with nostalgia and will not separate the heritage from the current contender/ individual beliefs opposed to Democratic platform ideals? Are they feeling desperate, afraid Trump is running his mouth or tweeting himself non-stop to incarceration? Or hanging on to the illusion that he will be elected and pardon himself and all conspirators/ traitors?
A new low for the party of Lincoln, don’t you think?
Anyone that has half a brain knows there’s only one reason for Kennedy to run, and that is to get on the ballot as a third-party candidate to steal votes from Joe Biden.
Kennedy as a third party candidate may leach a few votes from the Republican side--but 90% (my estimate) will be from the Democratic side.
It’s their back door plan to install Trump as America’s first dictator and to make America into the fascist Christian theocracy the so-called “moral majority” (who are neither moral or a [real] majority) have been pursuing since the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.
In America there are about 250 million eligible voters and yet approximately 100 million of them just don’t take the time to vote. If we are to keep our country moving forward we need to convince a solid number of these non-voting Americans to vote--because I believe the majority of these people would be voting for Democrats.
But, that is a personal and ambiguous (open to having several possible meanings or interpretations) statement, so if there is anyone who has some verifiable numbers on this I would like to see them.
The big question is what can we do about it? What is the Biden campaign and the DNC doing to call out this? We all need to be putting this message out so people hear it.
He is just awful, the product of steroids, entitlement, and jealousy.
Many years ago I appreciated RFK Jr’s support of environmental issues and I will confess the Kennedy sparkle in his eyes appealed to me. The sparkle is gone. I suppose that can happen naturally with age, but because the eyes are how a person meets the world, I’ve always believed they tell a unique story. I can’t tell if his are sad, tired, unhappy or something else.
The old saw - the enemy of my enemy is my friend comes to mind after reading this revealing article. In the unlikelihood Mr. Kennedy becomes the Democratic nominee for POTUS, the GOP donor spigot will run dry and Trump will say Kennedy is a f-ing moron. Should he decide to run as a third party candidate the spigot will likely become a firehouse.
If RFK Jr. were running as a Republican he would probably be in front of Desantis in the polls. The current iteration of the GOP doesn't care about actual Democrat/Republican policies as much as they care about crazy conspiracy theories and the authoritarians who espouse them. RFK and Trump supporters are the living, breathing embodiment of the horseshoe theory -- as you move toward the left/right fringes they get closer together and begin to converge. Anti-vaxx used to be the purview of Berkeley lefties and has now been adopted by the right. Populism is a scourge irrespective of what side it comes from.
Do not be surprised if Trump courts RFK Jr as Vice President. First, he would bring a sizeable chunk of Democrats with him which would help him close the gap with moderate voters. Second, they would raise tons of money. Finally -- and this cannot be discounted -- there is *nothing* that would give Trump a tiny little mushroom chubby than having his name on a ticket with top billing over a Kennedy. It would be the "unity ticket" to unite the left and right fringes and should terrify reasonable people.
We really need to revoke “Citizens United,” a euphemism for just the opposite of what it is. RFK, Jr is mentally ill. I think I remember his father better than he does. BEHOLD! The long-term effects of trauma and drugs.
In light of the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025, which I strongly urge you to investigate, it is possible that Kennedy is aligned with the Conservative movement’s agenda to “take back our government.”
“It is not enough for conservatives to win elections. If we are going to rescue the country from the grip of the radical Left, we need both a governing agenda and the right people in place, ready to carry this agenda out on day one of the next conservative administration.
This is the goal of the 2025 Presidential Transition Project. The project will build on four pillars that will, collectively, pave the way for an effective conservative administration: a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook.
The project is the effort of a broad coalition of conservative organizations that have come together to ensure a successful administration begins in January 2025. With the right conservative policy recommendations and properly vetted and trained personnel to implement them, we will take back our government.”