Trump says Kennedy loss in Senate primary sign of 'Radical Left' control of Democrats and Biden


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The race is the first time in nearly 80 years a Kennedy lost an election in Massachusetts

President Trump on Wednesday morning weighed in on Sen. Ed Markey's win in the Democratic primary for his Massachusetts seat, noting that the loser in that election, Rep. Joe Kennedy, was supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"See, even a Kennedy isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party,' Trump said. "Taxes up big, no 2A. Biden has completely lost control. Pelosi strongly backed the loser!"

Marky and Kennedy are both progressives. But the veteran senator Markey was backed by much of the farther left wing of the Democratic Party, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., while Kennedy, currently a Democratic House member, was supported by Pelosi, D-Calif.

The race is the latest in which highly-progressive candidates have flexed their electoral muscle in Democratic primaries. Justice Democrats, a group dedicated to helping progressives win primary challenges that backed Ocasio-Cortez in her 2018 race against former Rep. Joe Crowley, endorsed Cori Bush against Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay and Jamaal Bowman of New York against longtime Rep. Eliot Engel this year. Both Engel and Clay were endorsed by Pelosi. Both lost.

Pelosi, who has regularly fought against primary challenges against members of her own caucus, drew backlash for the endorsement, specifically from Ocasio-Cortez, who cast Markey as a champion of the progressive movement.

"No one gets to complain about primary challenges again," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "It seems like less a policy and more a cherry-picking activity."

Pelosi defended her decision to back Kennedy, saying that she supports members of her caucus no matter what. And Markey wasn't just backed by anti-establishment figures like Ocasio-Cortez -- he was supported by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., too.

Regardless, Kennedy, as he conceded Tuesday night, appeared intent on healing any divisions within the party that may have been caused by the tense primary race.

"A few moments ago I called Sen. Markey to congratulate him and to pledge my support to him and his campaign in the months ahead.," Kennedy told supporters. "The senator is a good man. You have never heard me say otherwise."

Notably, Kennedy's loss ended a nearly 80-year undefeated streak for his family's political dynasty when running for office in Massachusetts. Kennedy, who was a rising star in the Democratic Party, is the grandson of the late senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and great-nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy.

But Markey kept a different streak alive -- he's never lost a race in nearly 50 years in elective politics.

Trump's Wednesday tweet continues to highlight one of the major points he's made in his campaign -- that establishment Democrats like Pelosi and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are allegedly hostages of the more progressive elements of their party.

"The Radical Left Democrats, who totally control Biden, will destroy our Country as we know it," Trump said back in mid-July. The Biden campaign has shot back against those allegations, and Biden addressed them in a speech Monday.

"Ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?" he quipped. "Really? I want a safe America."


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My deep seated belief is that all of these leftist primary candidates are up to no good and whomever becomes the final candidate on the true election day will be very bad for our country. They basically have yet to prove me wrong other than the fact that there still are a very small remnant of moderate and/or old-school Dem candidates that are not rabid leftist, socialist, marxist, globalist, elitist gun grabbing anti-constitution in ideology and daily governing.


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I'm so angry living in MA because of this. It just feels like mine and my husband's votes don't matter. We could see the list of people in our area and all had D's next to them. The person looked shocked when we asked for the Republican ballot.


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I'm so angry living in MA because of this. It just feels like mine and my husband's votes don't matter. We could see the list of people in our area and all had D's next to them. The person looked shocked when we asked for the Republican ballot.

My husband said seeing Hispanics vote Republican probably stunned them in our suburb. Too bad we're not the majority. We'll have to see how things go because I know my husband wants to move out if the new police bill banning qualified immunity gets passed in December.


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I think President John Kennedy would now days be considered a moderate Republican and the Communist Democrats would completely disavow him. However, I would think the younger Kennedys would fall more in line with old Uncle Ted's liberal ideologies and beliefs and be welcomed with open arms by the Communist Democrats. The only Kennedy I ever had any respect for was John Jr. ~ after he died in the plane crash, it was revealed that he had a charity that helped disabled children and their families, something close to my own heart. The thing is, he didn't want it well-known that he was the organization's benefactor, which scores points with me too. Most Communist Democrats crave the spotlight for anything they do, but not John Jr. I have a hard time believing that he would have been a Democrat supporter of today's Communist radicals.