OPINION | Barry Richard: Young Joe Kennedy No Match for Trump
Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) seems to have awakened after a year-long siesta believing that Barrack Obama is still president. Hasn't "Joe For Oil," Jr. read a newspaper recently?
Somehow the Democrat brain trust thought the best way to respond to the man they say is a rich, privileged, out of touch white guy was to present Young Joe Kennedy, a rich, privileged, out of touch white guy to deliver the response to President Trump's State of the Union Address.
Kennedy looked frightened and angry. But of course, rage is all the rage these days on the left. He also appeared to be drooling. It seemed as though he'd lost a battle with an out of control tube of lip gloss. It was painful to watch Kennedy because it was tough to stop staring at his lower lip as he spoke.
Kennedy's message was dark and gloomy, a stark contrast to Trump's upbeat assessment that America is moving again. The economy is booming. Unemployment for blacks and Hispanics is the lowest it has ever been. Unemployment claims for everyone are at a 45-year low. The markets are soaring, jobs are coming back, illegal border crossings are down, and ISIS is skedaddling. Things are looking up, no?
But, Kennedy's speech reflected none of that;
"Many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid. We all feel the fault lines of a fractured country. We hear the voices of Americans who feel forgotten and forsaken."
"We see an economy that makes stocks soar, investor portfolios bulge and corporate profits climb but fails to give workers their fair share of the reward."
Hey Joe, head over to Home Depot or Walmart while you are in Fall River and ask the employees who are getting pay raises, reduced taxes, and huge company bonuses if they are feeling "forgotten and forsaken."
In Joe Kennedy III we have seen the future...the future of the Democrat party and let me tell you, it is every bit as scary and out of touch as the current Democrat party.
Keep talking guys. You're making a Trump re-election in 2020 more certain every day.
Editor's Note: Barry Richard is the afternoon host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from Noon-3pm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.