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WWJFKD – What would JFK do? December 8, 2005, 1:50 pm

Posted by quintapalus in Democrat Stupidity.

That’s a question that is always being asked on the left as he is their golden-boy; he is to Democrats what Regan is to Republicans. It came up again the other day in a NYT’s op-ed piece as they wondered what Jack Kennedy would do about Iraq if he were president today. The whole attachment to JFK by the Democratic party has always been somewhat of an enigma to me. He is probably their proudest member next to FDR and his administration was referred to as Camelot as if it were the golden age for the Democratic party. But when you actually take a look at who Jack Kennedy was and what he said, he seems to be light years away from the modern Democratic party ideologically and much more like *gasp*, dare I say, a Republican.

Think about it for a second.

In his inaugural address in 1961, Kennedy uttered his famous line “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Now ask yourself, does that even come close to anything that a Dem would say nowadays. In fact, you’d find them uttering the exact opposite, constantly trying to come up with new ways for what the country (i.e., the gov’t) can do for you. It flips Kennedy on his head.

Now consider this: in the same speech, Kennedy said that “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge – and more.” It’s amazing how those words would be called jingoistic war-mongering if Bush were to utter such a statement.

In fact, Bush’s last inauguration speech borrowed heavily from this philosophy, along with Natan Sharansky and that’s exactly the reaction he got from liberal pundits and Democrats.

You take what most would consider JFK’s most important quotes, combine it with his invasion (by proxy) of Cuba (Bay of Pigs, 1961) for purposes of regime change (unfortunately for thousands of Cubans then up till today it failed) as well as his committment to Vietnam to stop the spread of Communism and contrast that to the current Democratic party (your eyes should be crossed by now). It just doesn’t add up. They should be distancing themselves from JFK, not holding him up as the pinnacle of their party. For God’s sake, JFK even pushed through supply side tax cuts!!!

Hopefully this is something you will think about the next time you see the Dem’s holding up ol’ Jackie boy as their lord and savior.



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