Skip to comments.JFK's own dirty trick (Did Kennedy really win the 1960 election?)
Posted on 01/17/2011 9:25:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us."
Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election.
It began in the fall of 1960, when the Kennedy campaign spread word that Vice President Nixon had secretly pocketed money from billionaire Howard Hughes, whose far-flung business empire was heavily dependent on government contracts and connections. Reporters for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Time magazine corroborated the allegations, but their editors feared publishing such explosive information in the last days of the tightly fought campaign.
So the Kennedys turned to two crusading liberal columnists, Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson, who had been attacking Nixon for the past decade. It was "a journalistic atrocity" to conspire with "the Kennedy hawkshaws to help us get the goods on their opponent," Anderson admitted, but scoring a scoop to destroy Nixon was simply too tempting to pass up.
Anderson dropped by the Washington office of Kennedy lawyer James McInerney. With "a pride that only the diligent investigator can know," Anderson recalled, the Kennedy operative pulled out "a neatly arranged packet which I devoured unceremoniously."
The confidential documents revealed how Hughes had funneled to the Nixon family $205,000 (worth about $1.6 million today) using various intermediaries, including one of Nixon's brothers, to disguise the transaction.
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The MSM is the head of the Dem/Lib/Commie/Socialist snake.
An old story. Then Mayor Daley guaranteed the state of Illinois to Kennedy and delivered. The Kennedys stole that election fair and square.
This is the more likely explanation as to why Nixon chose to not contest the Illinois ballot stuffing. The Kenndeys have been scum from day one. I’m thankful that there are no more of them in Washington.
RE: The Kenndeys have been scum from day one
Whatever happened to the age of Camelot ?
BTW, some people claim that Kennedy’s Pulitzer winning best seller — PROFILES IN COURAGE was ghostwritten. The real writer was Theodore Sorensen.
I’ve read some recent puff pieces, lamenting that for the first time since 1946, there is no Kennedy in Congress.
Between the votes of the “dead” in Chicago and elsewhere and the smears that occurred, it wouldn’t surprise me if JFK stole the 1960 election. Joe Kennedy made his fortune on skirting the law with bootlegging so this follows the storyline. Joe would have had his fingers and those of his mobster buddies in a lot of vote counts and smear stories about Nixon. I’m glad there are no Kennedy’s in Congress now.
So the Post sullies the Democrats? Why? Well to alledge with conviction that Nixon was crooked. The Kennedys were just Robin Hoods uncovering the dirty tricks of Nixon. So a Democrat takes a $100,000 bribe and we are to believe him.
Sorensen has been the creator and the preserver of the Kennedy Myth.
No doubt the Kennedy clan will come out and have it axed just like they did the recent series on Jackie and Jack.
Surprising that WaPo would print this. They are still Washington HQ for the Kennedy Clan-propoganda department
“Whatever happened to the age of Camelot ?”
Just like every fictional play, it’s had its run. Broadway or Washington, it’s still fiction.
Everyone knows that the dead people in Illinois put JFK into the oval office.
Shouldn’t Ted Sorenson be on this thread threatening everyone with a lawsuit for besmirching Camelot?
>>The holier-than-thou History Channel <<
I don’t have TV, but I was visiting my son in Chicago a few months ago and was watching a History Channel program about strange stuff, and the Bermuda triangle came up.
They proceeded to pull out the same tired BS stories that had everyone a twitter back in the late 1970’s, but have been completely exposed since then. It was like watching those old “Chariots of the Gods” specials from back in the day.
I lost a LOT of respect for the History Channel that day. They were literally teaching ignorance.
Camelot was a cynical fabrication dreamed up by Jackie. She was part and parcel of the entire Kennedy scum.
Well, folks, let me tell you how the article is structured:
Yeah, this artical was totally about Kennedy's dirty tricks. LOL.
I’m confused. Did Nixon do this or not? Story doesn’t say if the allegation was ever proven or disproven.
Maybe things worked out for the best. Its hard to know how the Cuban Missile Crisis would have ended if someone else were in charge.
Hello, maybe there wouldn’t have been a Cuban missile crisis with somebody else in charge.
Yeah, I thought this was common knowledge. Votes were stolen in Chicago (hard to believe, I know) and in Precinct 13, Texas hill country, LBJ’s stompin’ grounds.
The election was very close. Nixon could have pulled an algore, but took the high road and conceded.
I know how the bay of pigs worked out for several Birmingham
boys and a bunch of Cubans, due to Kennedy.
Whatever this blessed clan did for us, they did out of love for us, the little people? Why can't you see that?
Ted, rising every morning to run quality control on imported beverages, testing organic pharmaceuticals from Colombia, counseling wayward female youth 'til all hours of the morning, and still able to wake up and bring the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 to the floor, bringing much needed Latino diversity to our fair land, inviting in a hundred million people whom theretofore were only known to Americans in the pages of National Geographic." Jack, our POTUS, was counseling many of those same wayward female youths right in the White House. Devoting as many as two hours per day to our nation's business, despite pressing personal demands.
It is right-wing revisionists such as yourself who are besmirching a sacred legacy, not the Kennedys, of holy memory.
You, sir, are an ungrateful wretch!
Cheating to beat the Eeeeeevil Nixon, good. Cheating by Nixon, unconscionable.
Just think if Nixon had actually gotten elected in 1960:
There would be no Viet Nam
There would be no welfare state
Health care would be affordable without government inference
No crackpot immigration bill
No Government unions
The theft of the election in 1960 truly was the beginning of the demise of this great country into a sociality welfare state.
Another damnable Republican Lie! JFK did carry the dead vote, but what put him over the top was live people who voted early, and often. Get the story straight, Fascist racist!
BTW, the Republican candidate, an anti-communist hate monger named Nixon, totally ignored the dead. He just didn't care!
Is it possible that the term often associated with that most-sacred political family, “Camelot”, was intended to be pronounced as a three-word phrase, instead of the one word title?
One of then Mayor Daley’s (Sr.) greatest achievements. His family is still drawing down on that account created when he pushed JFK over the top.
Not so fast here, it was old Teddy that anointed the present president as coming in the 'spirit' of JFK. So while as far as we can know there is no biological connection, Hissy Matthews, told US that BamBamKennedy is likened to the youngest brother Kennedy.
Scatological remarks about America's Holy Family are inappropriate on a family site. As it is about 2 'o' clock EST, some of the younger Kennedys may be stirring, may possibly have your remarks read to them by a family retainer, and become very upset. On you, if their rehab schedules get fouled up!
Evil Nixon knew that he could challenge the election results and be justified in doing so. He chose to put the country first and not initiate a challenge.
They found out how many votes they needed to manufacture and created them out of thin air.
What amazes me is the press knew full well how sleazy the Kennedys were, yet they treated them with such a hands off approach. I had been under the impression in those days the press was more civil, or had more respect. It appears the MSM has been in bed with the Dems a lot longer than we imagine.
proves your point.
If they had the goods on Nixon and it sank him in 1960, how come the information wasn’t used in 1968?
What I don’t understand is why J. Edgar Hoover, who must have had enough dirt on Kennedy to raise orchids, never used any of it.
In 1968, Nixon was too far ahead of the democrats for the democrat cheating to have worked.
You can - at best - only “cheat” 1-2% of the votes in an election.
And election cheating works best when just a few precincts in only one county in one or two states are needed, as in 1960 when Kennedy cheated in just two counties: LBJ’s hill country Texas and Illinois’ (Daley’s) Chicago’s Cook County; and in 2000 when Gore tries to cheat his way into office using two democratic counties in Florida. Gore failed when the Miami-Dade County democrat politicians lost their nerve after retreating from the courthouse steps and fled to an inner room.
With Miami’s hundreds of thousands of fake ballots in his grasp, Gore could have used on-going the Palm Beach voter fraud/vote manufacturing efforts to easily slide by the 300 hundred he needed to get national pressure on his side to have Bush “resign” the victory.
Nixon screwed America by not pushing an investigation into voter fraud at the time.....of course after having the recount prove him the winner. This country lives on precedent, not that it was designed to do so but it does. Now it is nearly impossible to have an honest accounting of votes. At that time, judges and the MSM would have at least tried to toe a legal and moral line. Now, no one cares about the law, just the result.
Yes but I fear they’ve simply retreated back to from under some rock to respawn whence they’ll re-emerge.
The shame and humiliation of being exposed for this gave Nixon the hard-on for Humphrey that caused Watergate. Humphrey had his hand in Howard Hugh's pocket, and Nixon wanted documents to prove it.
Of course Howard Hughes was rich enough he just paid BOTH candidates off. (Either way he owned the winner.)
Anyone else remember the Hughes warehouse burglary? The stuff stolen was so damaging to the Rats AND the Republicans, that everything was swept under the rug. The crime went away, and we never heard anything else about it.
Words' meanings, like the Constitution, are living things, and are intended to evolve as such.
Therefore, in the era of B. Hussein Obamaumau, the word has evolved into a two word description of the WH & environs.
Seems true enough up until we get to Nixon’s reason for failing to contest the ‘60 election. Even if Nixon were afraid of the Hughes disclosure, he had enough on JFK to flatten out the playing field.
According to Victor Lasky, JFK’s dirtiest trick—executed by brother Bobby—was the production and dissemination of vilely anti-Catholic literature in late October.
No, in fact, Kennedy didn’t win the 1960 election — Nixon did. But for MASSIVE voter fraud in (you guessed it!) Chicago/Cook County, IL, Nixon would have carried that state and very probably the election. Fraud was also evident in other States — but Nixon, for the sake of the nation (unlike Algore), refused to pursue legal remedies to the Supreme Court for concern of the deep division it could bring to the Republic....
Noah’s Arc found... Big Foot... Legend of Boggy Creek (I think that beast calls Arkansas home)... the History Channel has standards... they need to show these things over and over... we have a need/right to know :-)
You’d have to have a seance for that.
Yes Joe, they will re-emerge. But, thankfully, as they continue to breed, the family fortune dwindles and their inherent avarice and lust for political power gewts watered down. Soon enough, the entire clan will be rendered a footnote of aforementioned booger eating and mouthbreathing morons who vote.
Just think of it!
In a single lifetime, we will have gone from Camelot to Camel lot.
Perhaps like this?
"I like to grind my cam a lot."
Probably because Kennedy’s people had dirt on Hoover.
The shame and humiliation of being exposed for this gave Nixon the hard-on for Humphrey that caused Watergate.