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Why would you frame the RFK candidacy as controversial? I had to read it twice to make sure it was coming from Matt Taibbi? How about 'refreshing' ... 'honest' ... etc., I can think of many more apt ways to frame it.
RFK Jr. is a breath of fresh air. I have never agreed with any candidate on all issues and he is no exception; however, he's the first one to inspire me to finally get US citizenship so I can vote. If he can't win, I want him to at least put a good scare into the DNC.
He's only controversial because the Overton window has been pushed so far out of whack. Everything, EVERYTHING he says sounds perfectly reasonable to me. But then I have had to accept that the world is a far nastier place right now than most people realize.
My 80 year old mother, a die-hard Democrat, believes he is a kook and conspiracy theorist despite never having listened to him. That is the message she is getting from mainstream news and her democrat youtube channels. She also reads and listens to every anti-Trump source. She completely believes he is stupid, illiterate and a racist.....this what we are up against.
I'm so excited for his candidacy. Got a bumper sticker. Everything appears to be that he's the real deal. If it turns out he's not, which is possible, at minimum, he's going to shake up the orthodoxy -- if the MSM ever recognizes him -- and that's a good thing.
Thrilled to hear RFK Jr. interviewed you, and I'm looking forward to the other-way-around installation!
RFK is the most exciting, revolutionary and authentic thing to happen in US politics in my 44 years of life. Please cover him more.
We need to have a conversation about what is considered “controversial” by mainstream media/politicos, and why. When I was a teenager, my favorite topics were UFOs, psychedelics, spirituality/metaphysics, and conspiracies. Fast forward 30 years and these long-derided topics are all being hauled out of the shame basement and reconsidered. My message from this is: be careful what you label “kooky” -- it might come back to ontologically slap you in the face one day.
RFK is a humble truth teller in a miasmic cesspool of psychopathic liars and gaslighters. His candidacy is a paradigm shift not just for US politics but for “establishment” dogmatism writ large. A growing multitude of people know we have been systematically deceived and exploited by elites for three generations at least. He is the honest and authentic foil to Trump’s narcissistic opportunism, but they are channeling resonant energies in the public consciousness.
The only real controversy left worth denouncing is the pervasive psyop of a global elite establishment class who relentlessly lie, conspire, divide, and destroy.
We are not afraid of differing opinions here at the Racket! 😁 looking forward to Real News!
I didn't think it was possible to be excited about a politician anymore (seems to always come down to choosing the least-bad option). Listening to RFK, Jr speak to Musk et al on Twitter spaces last week was riveting. His historical and political domain knowledge is vast, and he wields this knowledge with intelligence and mastery. His perspicacity, honesty, and fearlessness are so refreshing. Anyone who really gives him a fair hearing will know his opinions are well supported by evidence, and when more data is needed, he acknowledges that and calls for studies (e.g. his proposal to run a proper study evaluating the potential relationship between psychiatric drugs and violence, as suicidal and homicidal ideation are known side effects of these drugs [read the inserts]). He is fully committed to the Constitution and protecting civil liberties, which is what this jaded ex-Democrat needs to hear. This doesn't mean I agree on everything, but that's a good thing. I would never expect to, with any politician (or friend or spouse, for that matter!) But I agree with his principles, broadly speaking.
The thing is, though, he is just too threatening to establishment power and establishment interests (on so many levels!). This is why they need to paint him as so beyond the pale (kook/conspiracy theorist) that no one will bother to even listen to him speak. If his candidacy really gains steam, I fear for his safety. I don't want him following in his father's and uncle's footsteps.
Biden is the controversial candidate. RFK, while not my guy, is a solid pick for the Dems. Hopefully he isn't beat down by the machine like Bernie the last couple cycles. I'd love to see the rise of third party candidates and not the uniparty supported stiffs.
I say this on every substack I read, so pardon me if it’s repetitive. But as a parent of special needs kids (as in, pharma injured), I and innumerable others know that if you care about kids and want to save the next generation (assuming there is one), we need RFK. He knows that the kids aren’t ok, and not just from a social perspective - from a biological and physiological perspective. I’ve never voted democrat before, but I would this time. Without hesitation.
Kennedy has courage and intelligence—already puts him ahead of the pack.
Fear and loathing on the campaign trail 2024, looking forward!
Looking forward to your return to the campaign trail, which is shaping up to be a truly weird one!
(I should also state that I appreciate when you share your media appearances with the subscribers here.)
Looking forward to your interview with RFK later on the trail. And to Greenwald's interview with him on his show tonight. Glenn looks like he has some genuinely hardball questions in store.
The Dems look like they're getting kind of desperate.
There was NYT's higher profile piece on RFK's wife, which was just so lazy, but not as lazy and embarassing as this earlier piece, which disappeared pretty quickly, with no comments.
Robert Kennedy Jr., With Musk, Pushes Right-Wing Ideas and Misinformation
Then this piece on Cornel West from Politico - (I'm assuming / hoping West is a Friend of Racket as he was a Friend of Show on UI, looking forward to that interview too.)
Why some Dems fear Cornel West presents a unique challenge for Joe Biden
Jeebus, Politico. Jeebus, Ro. I used to like Ro Khanna, but he's officially been absorbed into the blob now.
But at least i have people to vote for now. RFK in the primaries, West as 3rd party (or write in if they manage to keep him off the ballot) in November.