“The Democratic Party has become something both JFK and RFK would deplore — the party of war.” – Adam Walinsky
From Wikipedia : Adam Walinsky (born 1937) is a lawyer who served in the United States Department of Justice and as a speechwriter for Robert F. Kennedy. He had also been a nominee for the New York Attorney General by the Democratic Party. He criticized Ira Stoll’s efforts to claim John F. Kennedy as a political conservative saying that Kennedy had moved to the Left near the end of his life. In 2016 he endorsed Donald Trump in large part due to concerns the Democratic Party had become too positive on war.
“I was a Democrat all my life. I came to Washington to serve President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When the president was murdered and his brother struck off on his own, I joined his Senate campaign and staff as his legislative assistant and speechwriter, until his presidential campaign ended with his own assassination. I ran on a (losing) Democratic ticket in the New York state elections of 1970. When I was working to enact my own program of police reform in the 1980s and 1990s, then-Governor Bill Clinton was chairman of my National Committee for the Police Corps.
This year, I will vote to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.
So profound a change, and a decent respect for old friendships, requires me to deliver a public accounting for this decision. …
… Mr. Trump is an imperfect candidate, and he would surely be an imperfect president. He is crude, often vulgar. He has areas of great ignorance. He insults people and inflicts unnecessary harm. He would be twice the candidate he is if he used half the words. He is often intemperate; though it is not Trump but his opponent who is so intemperate as to compare Putin’s moves in Ukraine to what Hitler did — an insult that throughout all the Cold War and to this day, no American president has ever offered to any Soviet or Russian leader, not even the enormous butcher Josef Stalin, with whom in fact we joined to win the Second World War. And it is not Mr. Trump but Michael Morell, a former CIA director now high in the councils of the Democratic candidate, who has publicly suggested, without rebuke from anyone, that we should begin “killing Russians,” a doubly illegal act of war.
Moreover Trump marks himself as a man of singular political courage, willing to defy the hysteria of the Washington war hawks, the establishment and the mainstream media who daily describe him as virtually anti-American for daring to voice ideas and opinions at variance with their one-note devotion to war. …”Clinton Russia Trump war