A new star in the Democrat party discarded his “training wheels” and came out swinging for Joe Biden.
His name is John Bouvier Kennedy “Jack” Schlossberg, the only grandson of John F. Kennedy, a graduate of The Collegiate School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side who then went on to Yale and Harvard to study business.
Schlossberg came out in the form of an angry selfie video in which he castigated his uncle, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for his covid “conspiracy” theories and for his refusal to support Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
RFK Jr., of course, is running as a presidential candidate. This fact embarrasses the Kennedy family, especially with headlines like the one that appeared in the New York Times this past June: “Robert Kennedy Jr., With Musk, Pushes Right Wing Ideas and Misinformation.”
It’s only ‘misinformation,’ of course, if you are a leftist ideologue.
“He [Kennedy],” The Times stated, “planned to travel to the Mexican border this week to ‘try to formulate policies that will seal the border permanently,’ called for the federal government to consider the war in Ukraine from the perspective of Russians and said pharmaceutical drugs were responsible for the rise of mass shootings in America,”
Shocking stuff indeed to the training-wheel free Schlossberg prince who at one point closely resembled JFK Jr. but who seems to be developing quite different facial characteristics as he ages. Schlossberg is a mere 30 years old.
Schlossberg is the son of a prominent Democrat, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, heir to Camelot, who attempted to fill Hilary Clinton’s New York vacant Senate seat in 2009 but withdrew from the race because the press declared that she “wasn’t ready for prime time.” (At that time it was reported that she said “You know” 168 times during a one half hour TV interview.)
Schlossberg has always been the darling of the liberal media, most especially female liberal bloggers who can’t seem to write about him without calling attention to his physical characteristics.
Schlossberg, with his shock of hair, is often spotlighted as a possible future president. In countless interviews and vanity pieces publications like Town & Country, he is asked: “Are you considering politics?” His answer, more or less, has always been, “Stay tuned.”
“Stay tuned,” of course, suggests that he’s still prepping with the Kennedy machine, most notably his mentor- mother, Caroline.
But with the public stoning of his uncle, RFK Jr. in a selfie video that distorts Schlossberg’s face into a kind of clenched fist, it is clear that Caroline’s son is ready to take the bull by the horns and become the Kennedy that he was meant to be.
Yet making and posting the anti-RFK Jr. video was far from a “courageous” thing to do, since the Kennedy family had already mounted a huge offensive against the renegade son of Robert F. Kennedy, gunned down by an assassin(s) in Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel on June 6, 1968.
Kerry Kennedy, RFK Jr.’s sister, was also quick to mount an attack, calling her brother’s covid conspiracy comments “Deplorable and regrettable.”
Kerry Kennedy was annoyed that an organization she runs, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, was somehow being confused with her brother’s policy statements.
“I love my brother, Bobby,” Kerry’s statement on the website reads, “but I do not share or endorse his opinions on many issues, including the COVID pandemic, vaccinations, and the role of social media platforms in policing false information…”
This Kennedy at least retained some old Kennedy charm in claiming that she loves her brother.
But there were no such declarations in Schlossberg’s video rant.
Most Kennedy family members were undoubtedly hot under- the- collar when RFK Jr. announced that he was going to run for president.
No doubt the family kept the pressure of that annoyance under wraps while waiting for the opportune moment to strike out at the heterodox Kennedy who dared to buck the mainstream Democrat party.
Schlossberg, who filmed his selfie-video from a car, said:
“Hi, I’m Jack Schlossberg and I have something to say. President John F. Kennedy is my grandfather and his legacy is important. It’s about a lot more than Camelot and conspiracy theories. It’s about public service and courage. It’s about civil rights, the Cuban missile crisis, and landing a man on the moon.”
The above quote might have been lifted from the comments section of a high school yearbook.
Listen closely to Schlossberg in any pod cast or video and you will hear the voice of mother-mentor Caroline.
That ‘voice’ is a bland milquetoast Democrat message that evades specifics like the ugly reality of CRT, gender ideology, the censuring of religious free speech, the irreligious Left, open borders, and the butchering of children’s bodies in the name of trans rights.
The Kennedy family is good at processing the Democrat party’s radical left issues into a kind of Hallmark Card mush where all the “dirty details” get buried in catchall words like ‘freedom,’ ‘civil rights’ and ‘public service.’
As signature (designer) name brand Democrats from a time long ago when ‘Democrat’ meant something good, the Kennedy family is more or less required to keep their product alive.
Not a single Kennedy family member seems to realize, with the exception of the courageous RFJ Jr., that the Democrat party no longer represents what it did in 1960.
Schlossberg has written for Politico, the Washington Post and The New York Times. In 2022, his career was called “a work in progress,” as Town & Country concluded that he “is trying to make his own way in the world.” In a long 2020 profile, ‘Haaretz’ saw him as “The Democrat’s New Hope.”
At age 23, young Jack published a rebuttal in ‘Politico’ to Ted Cruz’s claim that JFK wouldn’t feel at home in today’s Democratic Party.
‘As a senator and president he [JFK} supported immigration reform that would welcome more hopeful men and women to America’s shores,” Schlossberg wrote. “He did not try to close our borders, demonize foreign nationals or separate families by deporting parents with American children.
“Today, my grandfather would be 98 years old. He’d have no idea how to use a cell phone, and he’d be shocked by just how far the Republican Party has lost its way.”
The extraordinary claim that the Republican Party has lost its way flies in the face of logic and reason.
A quick Google search answering the question ‘Has the Democrat Party lost its way,’ reveals:
- The Atlantic. “Democrats’ Long Goodbye to the Working Class.”
- New York Times. “The Deadly Lack of Imagination in the Democratic Party.”
- New York Times. “A Political Scientist Warns the Democratic Party is off Course.”
- The Hill. “The Democratic Party’s deterioration.”
- New York Post: “Some registered Democrats Sick of the Left are Switching Sides.”
- “Democrats Have a Man Problem.”
As a child, Caroline Kennedy was often photographed with her hands in front of her eyes, as if somehow aware that the real favorite of the paparazzi, despite the manufacture of a Caroline doll, was little John-John.
There are no iconic images of Caroline crawling out from under the presidential desk in the Oval Office, but whatever these PR shortcomings; Caroline outlived her brother and stands as a living legacy to the Kennedy myth.
To that extent, she has been somewhat of a disappointment, writing books without a discernable “there there,” and becoming an unquestioning Democrat Party loyalist, never once venturing out to critique the Party’s far-left which has now become the party’s middle.
Why, then, would anyone expect her son, Jack Schlossberg, to be different from the milquetoast status quo?