Monday, January 20, 2020

Another Kennedy emerges and wants to tell us how to behave..... save us

JFK's grandson slams Mike Pence's op-ed on Donald Trump's impeachment

John F Kennedy's only grandson, unemployed Jack Schlossberg and his mother, JFK's daughter Caroline Kennedy.US DEPARTMENT OF STATE 

Jack Schlossberg, the sole grandson of John F Kennedy, took to Twitter to hit out at Mike Pence after the Vice President quoted from the deceased president’s book ‘Profiles in Courage’ to criticize the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Vice President Mike Pence recently penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling on Democratic
Senators to follow the example of a 19th-century politician who broke with the Republican Party to vote against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868, an example cited in president John F. Kennedy’s book.

Republican Senator Edmund G. Ross of Kansas went against his party whip and voted against the impeachment of then-president Johnson who was impeached for his efforts to bring the southern states back into the union in the wake of the Civil War.

Senators are expected to toe the party line in the upcoming impeachment trial, but Pence used his opinion piece to ask Democrats to mimic Ross by breaking ranks and voting against the party whip.

“Then as now, a political faction has forced a partisan impeachment through the House in the heat of an argument over a difference in policy,” Pence wrote in the WSJ. “Then as now, this faction has cheapened the impeachment process, which the Founders believed should be reserved for only the most grave abuses of the public trust.”


Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence alluded to Kennedy’s work, which praised Ross for standing up to mob rule in 1868, and asked which Democratic Senators would take inspiration and stand up against “legislative mob rule” and stand for the rule of law in Donald Trump’s Senate trial.

Schlossberg, however, took to the social media site to voice his discontent and said that Pence’s piece was a “total perversion of JFK’s legacy and the meaning of courage.”

The 27-year-old said that, while Pence was right to laud Ross for voting to pardon former President Johnson, he was out of line to draw comparisons between the two impeachments.

According to Schlossberg, Ross was a courageous public servant who put national interests ahead of his own and risked his political future to save the presidency.

On the other hand, Donald Trump had done the complete inverse, Schlossberg said.

“@realDonaldTrump was impeached because he did the exact opposite -- he put his own interests ahead of our country’s national security and, in the process, broke federal law,” Schlossberg tweeted.

In fact, Schlossberg used the thread to call on Republican Senators to break party lines and agree to hear witnesses and evidence at the upcoming trial.

“I would argue instead that today, as in 1868, political courage might require a Republican Senator to risk his or her own political future by breaking lockstep from the President and agree to hear from witnesses, review the evidence and put the national interest above their own,” he said.

Schlossberg concluded by quoting a famous passage from his grandfather’s book which stated that people could only find courage by looking inwards at their own soul.

“The stories of past courage can define that ingredient—they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.”


  1. Apparently no body has explained to the youngster about the Kennedy mob .

  2. Anonymous1/20/2020

    Jesus, there's no end to these self entitles bastards

  3. Anonymous1/21/2020

    Jack Schlossberg, He's no Jack Kennedy.

  4. Anonymous1/21/2020

    "Look inward at their own soul"? Hmm, makes you wonder how much soul searching went on when Jack and Bobby finished tag teaming Marilyn Monroe and decided she needed to go. More Kennedy bullshit.

  5. I think since Joe Sr. died there has been 2 maybe 3 Kennedy's who've actually went out in the world and made a buck on their own. Un-freaking-believable! And they have the gumption to tell the rest of us how to live and think

  6. Anonymous1/21/2020


  7. Anonymous1/21/2020

    The Kennedys are good, proud Irish Americans.

  8. Anonymous1/21/2020

    The Kennedys are well regarded in the US and Ireland.

    1. Anonymous1/21/2020

      Oh well there you go. And I suppose the 19th Ward Irish are well regarded in Ireland. Well regarded by whom?

    2. Anonymous1/22/2020

      Irish and Irish Americans

  9. Anonymous1/21/2020

    Caroline made breakfast for me once. It was eggs Danny Thomas style.

  10. Anonymous1/21/2020

    Schlossberg don't sound Irish.

  11. Anonymous1/22/2020

    He is Irish, via his mom, Caroline Kennedy. His full name is John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg.

  12. Anonymous1/22/2020

    The Irish FROM Ireland laugh behind your back if you say "I'm Irish" while sitting at the bar on Western. They do not like American Irish much but you can go on believing....oh and many do not like the 19th Ward Democrat, Irish, Catholics (in that order) much either. Keep on dreaming.

    1. Anonymous1/23/2020

      Lets clarify this. The old country Irish have a very intense dislike for the narrow back. It's allway been a little like that but it's pretty intense now. They identify with the EU and hate Trump. Do you think youre welcome at Gaelic Park? Think again. I keep away from any joint catering to the old country Irish and I have stopped taking vacations in Ireland too.

      It's a shame considering my parents were from there.

    2. Anonymous1/23/2020

      Ireland's Irish love Irish Americans.

      Irish Americans love Ireland's Irish.