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JFK at Gridiron club

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. mrskeet410

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    Sen. John F. Kennedy — At the 1958 dinner, Mr. Kennedy, preparing for his run for the White House, read a fake telegram from his wealthy father: “Dear Jack. Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’m damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.”
     
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    The historical significance of JFK is that he was the first man to become a great president after he was dead. While he was alive he was a disaster. In his three years in office (elected Nov 60, dead Nov 63) he brought the country to the brink of nuclear war twice (Cuban Missile crisis, Bay of Pigs invasion), mishandled a steel strike that helped throw the country into an economic recession, and so mishandled the civil rights protests that it tore the country apart and his southern vice president told him they couldn't carry Texas in the 1964 election. That is why he was in Dallas in Nov 63, it was the start of the campaign and he had been to a fund raiser that morning and was on his way to another when he was shot.

    Poor devil gets disinterred every four years by the Democrats, who with the popular press have raised him to sainthood. Unfortunately, most people under 40 get most of their information about his assassination from the Oliver Stone movie, which historians say only got three things right: (1) the date (2) the victim and (3) the crime.

    Barry Obama, a man with no loyalty to the United States and its constitutional form of government under law disgraces himself every time he conjures up this guy's ghost to justify some new American fascist initiative.
     
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    I remember my dad not supporting him because of the "Crook" JFK's dad was!!

    He always said, "like father, like son"

    The worst of it though, was the 68 Gun Control act, that came about from his death and we also got that creepie Dan Rather! His actions after the killing was no better that Ruby shooting Oswall.
     
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    shootinghero , You can blame JFK for the Bay of Pigs, but it wasn't his idea. That was Eisenhower's plan, already in place when Kennedy came to office. Kennedy is quilty of allowing it to proceed though he considered cancelling.
     
  6. John Galt

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    It would have come out differently if Ike had been in charge. Kennedy refused to provide the necessary air support which doomed the invasion to failure, something Ike would have never done.

    Edit: I should have said "promised" air support instead of "necessary" since JFK got cold feet and went back on his word to provide this air support knowing full well that the invasion would fail without it. Just proves that one should never trust a Kennedy.
     
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    John Galt,
    "Kennedy refused to provide the necessary air support which doomed the invasion to failure, something Ike would have never done."

    Really? You are talking overt US military invasion of Cuba. Why bother with the charade, just send in the Marines and start WW3.
     
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    By today's standards, JFK was a conservative.
     
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