The Kennedy family has infected the American body politic for three generations. By and large it is composed of adulterers, fornicators, drunks, liars, socialists, traitors, rapists, parasites, habitués of rehab centers and other assorted riff-raff. They have prospered in only two professions, bootlegging and politics, proving Balzac’s rule that “behind every great fortune lies a great crime.”

This nation would have been better off had the Kennedys never been born. Mary Joe Kopechne certainly would have been. The Kennedys are to a man an embarrassment, a scandal and an outrage. A decent people would have sent them all to the gibbet years ago. As it is an avenging fury has been occupied over the years in knocking them off one by one. Still so many to go, alas!

The latest piece of flotsam to parade the Kennedy imbecility in public is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. She most recently demonstrated her knowledge and wisdom by writing this piece of trash. Here is a catchy line:

Why Barack Obama represents American Catholics better than the pope does.

One hardly knows where to begin to deconstruct such a tissue of illogic and stupidity.

Like all Kennedys, Townsend claims to be Catholic. Like all Kennedys, the Catholicism is just for pretense. Townsend neither practices it nor believes in it nor uses it to guide her life. Her Catholicism is a sham, nothing more than a dog and pony show to garner Catholic votes. She shares this use of Catholicism with John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi and Mario Cuomo. None of these believes what the Church teaches and has taught for 2000 years.

Catholicism is not Protestantism. There is only one Catholic Church. One either takes it all or refuses it all. Nothing else is allowed. Jesus Himself made this so. One cannot be a Catholic and be in favor of abortion, for example. If one claims to be a “Catholic for choice” one is either ignorant or a liar.

The Church cannot change its Dogma concerning Faith or Morals. It does not have the power to do so even if it wanted to. “Catholics” who yammer about contraception and sodomy and divorce and abortion and female priests are demanding things that can never be given. These complainers have really left the church though they pretend they are still in it.

Townsend is the same. There is nothing Catholic about her. She is a liberal, like all of her clan. Like all Kennedys she wants more and more government and less and less of true Catholic practice. Most of Catholic teaching offends her, as it offends all liberals. But Townsend, like all traitors—and her family has produced many of these—works to subvert the institution from within while pretending to be a member herself.

Her last sentences show how much she loves the Catholic Church.

The pope has a lot to learn about Catholic politics in America. Barack Obama can teach him.

Townsend will one day see the face of Christ. I would like to see her make such statements then. I imagine the conversation will be brief.

Update: Here is the head of the clan, old Ted himself. His body shows what decades of concupiscence, gluttony, drunkenness, debauchery and a grotesque life can do.


Have another milkshake, Ted.

He is not long for this world, truth be told. Perhaps Mary Joe will greet him a moment after his death.

Update: Here is a calmer appraisal of the Kennedy essay.