LTR to Perez, Chair, DNC

Mr. Tom Perez, Chair
Democratic National Committee
430 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Chairman Mr. Perez:

As a result of my total frustration with today’s national political climate, it has taken considerable time to compose this letter. It is saddening, angering and disgusting how the Democratic Party has become so weak and outrageously impotent.

There is zero strength of leadership at the national level, including in the DNC. Pelosi and Schumer are retreads from the past, ineffectual and self-preserving. Although I am an Independent, I have supported the Democratic Party since the days of Bill Clinton. I contributed generously to the Dean and then, Kerry campaign. I supported and contributed to the Obama campaign.

Yet, over time the Democratic Party has become weak, rudderless absent specific goals for the future. Given the listless non-direction of the Party, it is easy to anticipate Democrats will continue to fall behind. That will lend more to the Donald Trumps of the political spectrum. Trump along with McConnell, Ryan, Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy and Ron Johnson represent the underbelly of America; the robber barons of America’s future.

Our Republic is under siege and all the while the Democrats sit back, stunned and silent. Absent a game plan or plan of attack (yes, attack), the Democrats have no clear message, no clear sense of direction and no visible signs of strength. While I agree with some pols and pundits that Donald Trump should not be the centerpiece of 2018 and 2020, the plight of our nation should be in full focus. Politics is pugilism at its core. Former Secretary of State Albright once remarked about those who lacked cojones. Democrats have no cojones; spineless. One hears from time to time how bringing Democrats to consensus is like trying to herd cats. Well, Chairman Perez, it is time to change that failed formula. Otherwise, the Party will continue to fail and fail miserably.

Frankly, I do not care about either political party. I care about our nation, which I proudly served slightly more than fifty years ago as a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant, earning my Honorable Discharge and three commendations. Through lack of focus and mission, the Democratic Party has become com-plicit in the demonic tyranny being waged by Republicans against the United States of America. Shame! Shame on you!


Joseph P. Kennedy, 24 OCT 2018

24 October 2018

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, Congressman
United States House of Representatives
434 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congressman Kennedy:

Below is my recent Email sent to my congressional representatives: Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman John Sarbanes.

The Trump Tyranny:
How much longer will Democrats sit silently along the curbside of history and ignore the tyranny and treachery being inflicted on the United States of America? Where is your anger? Where is your outrage? Silence = complicity.

The Democratic Party is showing no real, tangible courage. What is your message for the upcoming election? There is no message. There is no sense of direction.

Schumer and Pelosi are not the future for the Party. They are old and tired retreads. When will you come to terms with the fact the United States is fighting for her very soul because of Donald Trump, his administration and his followers?

Just last week Trump put a target on the backs of journalists. Democrats’ response: Si-lence. One must conclude the Democratic Party is either in sync with Trump & Co.; or, you are afraid of Trump & Co. Grow a spine.

I am taking the liberty of including my letter to DNC Chair Perez, mailed to him last summer. I never received a reply or response. Given the context of my letter, I am not surprised.

I will not apologize for the hardness of my thinking. Today, Donald J. Trump announced he is a “nationalist”. I am a Patriot. I never would be a nationalist or claim to be one. Trump’s coded message: I am a fascist. Donald J. Trump is evil to his core, a nefarious blight on America.

In the meantime: WHAT is the Democratic Party’s message for this election? Barring none, they should shutter the blinds, turn out the lights and return to their hamlets of self-created security and serenity.