Politico notes a troubling trend in the Democratic party: an uptick in nepotism. There have always been Kennedys, of course. But now Hillary Clinton is secretary of state; Jesse Jackson Jr. may replace Obama in the Senate; Beau Biden may replace his dad, Joe; Caroline Kennedy may replace Clinton; etc., etc. “The U.S. Senate could end up looking like an American version of the House of Lords,” the paper quips. Cue the Republican overreach: “Democrats seem to lack a common man who can just win a good, old-fashioned election,” says New York Rep. Tom Reynolds. Well, if you ignore Barack Obama, then maybe you’ve got a point.