Politics and sausage are two things you do not want to see being made. To retain respect for sausage, what I'm about to explain isn't going to be a pretty sight for Democrats or their party.

If you're familiar with the phrase "Shot heard round the world," Ralph Waldo Emerson's opening stanza of "Concord Hymn" doesn't ring out as loudly as the endorsement of Nancy Pelosi's nod to Joe Kennedy.

What does it say about the state of their party? It looks like Pelosi is making the future easier for Joe Biden, if he's elected, by shooting the Green New Deal full of holes. Without having to bargain with Markey, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the progressives – who are enraged over this – Biden can press ahead afar from that controversial hot potato. Pelosi won't acknowledge this, but that's what's going on behind the scenes on the sausage assembly line.

Instead, she'll say she endorsed JKIII because of her loyal connections to the Kennedy family that go back to 1960, when her father helped JFK get elected president, and they do. Or she'll tell the media when Democrats were working to take back control of the House from Republicans during the 2018 elections, Kennedy stumped for candidates across the country, and he did. But crushing this primary challenge with Markey and the progressives is her purpose with this jarring endorsement, and it's sending out sonic booms.

In his last-minute campaign blitzes, Markey has collected endorsements from the editorial boards of the Dorchester Reporter and the Greenfield Recorder, hardly having the influence and weightiness of Pelosi's sausage plant.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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