Beto O’Rourke – you are no John F. Kennedy

Of the entire gang of Democrat misfits running for president, not a one has the gravitas to shine John F. Kennedy’s shoes.

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 21:13

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From out of Texas, Beto O’Rourke has been selling himself for 2020 as the final coming of the Kennedy mystique. The glamour. The youthfulness. The vigor.

Only what comes to mind is not John, but Ted…Ted Kennedy of Chappaquiddick fame. Beto did not drown a woman, but was likewise charged and let go for drunk driving…Sept. 22, 1998.

Too bad and so we turn to Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in “On the Waterfront” –

“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody.  Instead of a bum, which is what I am”

Aren’t they all – the entire gang of Democrat misfits running for president, Not a one has the gravitas to shine John F. Kennedy’s shoes.

Much of JFK’s abbreviated term was taken up with defeating communism – which today’s motley crew intends to introduce. Go figure.


To support any friend, yes, and JFK assured Golda Meir and other Israeli leaders that our two nations share “a special relationship.”
For JFK, it was Democracy or bust: “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” He meant it, too. Several times the world stood still for the success of liberty against Soviet encroachment.   

To support any friend, yes, and JFK assured Golda Meir and other Israeli leaders that our two nations share “a special relationship.”

Back then, there were also Blame Israel types (yes, Ilhan Omar is nothing new under the sun), and so he said this – “The basic rivalries within the Arab world, the quarrels over boundaries, the tensions involved in lifting their economies from stagnation, the cross pressures of nationalism — all of these factors would still be there, even if there were no Israel.”
 

So he added, “Israel will endure. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave.” Still waiting for an “amen to that” from today’s headliners.

Whatever happened to that generation of Democrats? Gone like Joe DiMaggio.

They turned into this generation’s no class bums aka Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and now Beto…and they all want to Be Somebody.

The ticket to that is Israel…but not as a friend, but as a foe. How the Party has fallen!

So Beto…who coulda had class had he left the room while all that anti-Semitic stench was stinking up the joint, instead is seen waving, Hey, me too. I’m in.

He didn’t want to be left out. Seemingly everybody else from within the Democrats gets to take a shot at the Jewish State, why should he remain silent?

The Party needs to know if he’s a Democrat in good standing, and so he took a moment to accuse Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, “of siding with racists.” After that is done and out of the way, a Democrat candidate can go on to other business…like bashing Trump and campaigning for open borders and giving every illegal immigrant the right to vote (Democrat).

Somewhere between then and now the lights went out and from love, hope and charity the Party turned to bitterness. A generation of scolds is upon us.

Once upon a time it was different, and from these pages that bring the 1960s back to life, warts and all, in “The Days of the Bitter End,” the following –

“This was morning in America. America was a nation on the move, happy to heed this new President’s call for sacrifice and greatness. Not since Washington and Jefferson had America felt such a surge of renewal as embodied in this President and his even more glamorous First Lady, Jackie.

“Together they gave us style, romance, adventure, a vision of glittering greatness without end.”

There is no such contender on the scene. Nothing close. Not today.  

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” His latest is the newsroom drama “News Anchor Sweetheart.”  His Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com







 

  
 



 




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