American Political Dynasties Unite Against a Common Foe - WhoWhatWhy

American Political Dynasties Unite Against a Common Foe

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Facebook post with George H.W. Bush (inset) Photo credit: American Council on Education / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) and Facebook post
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Anyone who knows anything about the Kennedy family’s relationship with the Bushes will find the following odd: Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter got together with George H.W. “Poppy” Bush and gleefully announced that “Bush 41” is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton.

The Bush-Clinton alliance, at least, is not so surprising. The elder George Bush became famously chummy with Bill Clinton after the latter defeated him in 1992. They became so close that the former CIA director-turned-president considers him “like family” and his son refers to Clinton as his “brother from another mother.”

Further, the Bushes harbor tremendous resentment for the way Donald Trump ridiculed Poppy’s eldest son Jeb during the 2016 Republican primaries.

But what about the Kennedys? They have often been seen as a rival dynasty by the Bushes.

Going Back to Some Dark Places

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Members of the Kennedy clan have long been mum on whether they believe the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were really just the doings of isolated, aggrieved or disturbed individuals, or if there was more to the story. Privately, however, many Kennedy family members are known to suspect the truth has yet to emerge. And at least one, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has started to go public with his beliefs.

Now, we have RFK Jr.’s sister, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, going viral with a picture on Facebook of her with Bush 41 — and a statement that the 92-year-old supports Democrat Hillary Clinton in her general election battle with Trump.

One reason the scene of a Kennedy and Bush Sr. hanging out and mugging for the camera seems odd is Bush Sr.’s curious behavior around the time that Townsend’s uncle, John F. Kennedy, was murdered.

As readers of my book, Family of Secrets, know, when the elder Bush was asked about his memories of 11/22/1963, he claimed he could not remember where he was when the world learned that the president had been shot. Even more interesting is the backstory: Bush turns out to have been in Dallas in the same time frame as the shooting. He then traveled a short distance to another city, where he called the FBI to report what turned out to be a pointless lead on a possible suspect in the JFK’S death — a suspect who, even more bizarrely, Bush knew personally.

Bush — who 12 years after the assassination would become director of the Central Intelligence Agency — shows up in a contemporaneous 1963 FBI memo relating to the assassination. In that memo he is identified as a liaison for the CIA, being given a briefing.

Bush’s office would later claim that the memo referred to “another George Bush” — but his close friendship and connections with active CIA officers in 1963 and evidence that he himself was an active CIA asset that year must be taken into account. Furthermore that “other” George Bush (a low-level trainee brought into the agency shortly before the assassination and let go not long afterwards) swore in a deposition that he did not receive any communications from any government agency relating to the Kennedy assassination, and could not have been the one mentioned in the memo.

Coming back to the current circumstances: While there is nothing necessarily odd about a Democratic political dynasty socializing with a Republican one, in this instance the image of a Kennedy daughter hanging out with the 11/22 mystery man was jarring for more than a few. Especially because of evidence that her own father. Robert Kennedy, may have been victim of an organized plot — perhaps involving the same constellation of intelligence-connected figures.

One can hope that the backstory will emerge of how a Kennedy, in particular, ended up being the carrier of this potent Bush message.


Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Facebook post)

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8 responses to “American Political Dynasties Unite Against a Common Foe”

  1. Avatar travis690 says:

    I would hope that the true backstory is told while as many of the criminals involved are still alive. And if GHW Bush is really involved in the plot, I would hope that he gets the legacy treatment that he so richly deserves.

  2. Avatar L Garou says:

    Poppy Bush has an adopted son/drug protege’
    It’s the Carny Prince Bill Clinton. Forget Shrub the Dummy and Jeb the Turnip.
    Shrub is so dumb, he still wonders why Poppy and Bill Clinton would always stop laughing when he stumbled into the room..

  3. Avatar Richard Arlen says:

    JFK/RFK/MLK and many more were victims of a cabal involving secret service, CIA, FBI, Chicage, New Orleans, and Tampa mobsters and Cuban Batista Miami criminals – as we JFK Jr.

    He was about to use his magazine to reveal the truth and run for political office.

    • Avatar Barbaracvm says:

      Also RFK Jr was running for the same congressional seat as Hillary Clinton. There is no way she would have beaten RFK.

  4. Avatar VoxFox says:

    The Ruling Class are despicable; they close ranks to save the whole system of privilege.

  5. Avatar David K Winnett Jr says:

    Absolutely. More and more of the “dots” have begun to be connected in the past decade by people with inside knowledge of “who knew what” about the JFK assassination in the years following what I strongly believe was a coup d’état carried out most likely by the CIA with the go-ahead given not only by LBJ, but by others who would later rise to politically powerful positions, including Nixon and Bush Sr.

    There is a cabal of vicious criminals still in power 50-plus years after that awful day. Many of the original stakeholders are now dead, but at the very least, justice, and our national sovereignty demand that the truth eventually be told to the American people so that monuments, buildings, streets and the like will have the names of these criminals ripped down, just as has occurred in foreign countries when long-reigning dictators are finally overthrown.

    We CAN handle the truth. So let’s have it.

    Semper Fi
    David K Winnett, Jr.
    Captain, USMC (Ret.)

    • Avatar Barbaracvm says:

      Many of those involved are still alive. None of them want their reputations damaged. Our grandchildren may get to know the truth. The egos involved are not about to let the truth hurt them. The truth has to be sacrificed.
      What gets me is the Kennedys having anything to do with the people who may well have had something to do with the deaths of JFK and RFK; That I don’t get.

  6. Avatar FiuToYou says:

    Maybe she just wants to wait for a chance to put a little surprise in ‘papy’s’ drink. There’s even photos taken in Dallas of HW in the crowd.

  7. Avatar David S says:

    What EVER changes for the better in American politics? When has switching the parties in power EVER improved things with regards to freedom, liberty, economics, etc.? The two major political parties are in place simply to give the APPEARANCE of choice. Their divergent views AT THE EDGES give pundits things to argue about, but when all is said and done, BOTH parties are virtually the same, controlled by the same globalist players, and serve the same masters. The sooner Americans figure that out, the sooner we can finally move in the right direction.