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JFK's own dirty trick (Did Kennedy really win the 1960 election?)
Wahsington Post ^ | 01/17/2011 | Mark Feldstein

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1960; elections; jfk; nixon

1 posted on 01/17/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM is the head of the Dem/Lib/Commie/Socialist snake.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 9:27:57 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An old story. Then Mayor Daley guaranteed the state of Illinois to Kennedy and delivered. The Kennedys stole that election fair and square.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 9:28:00 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 9:28:07 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 9:31:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I’ve read some recent puff pieces, lamenting that for the first time since 1946, there is no Kennedy in Congress.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 9:31:09 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 9:33:01 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 01/17/2011 9:34:06 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorensen has been the creator and the preserver of the Kennedy Myth.


9 posted on 01/17/2011 9:35:16 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are funny people)
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To: SeekAndFind
The holier-than-thou History Channel should step up to the plate, doing a documentary then put it on their station for all to see... since they're all about accuracy and history and stuff.

No doubt the Kennedy clan will come out and have it axed just like they did the recent series on Jackie and Jack.

10 posted on 01/17/2011 9:36:05 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Surprising that WaPo would print this. They are still Washington HQ for the Kennedy Clan-propoganda department


11 posted on 01/17/2011 9:36:24 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

“Whatever happened to the age of Camelot ?”

Just like every fictional play, it’s had its run. Broadway or Washington, it’s still fiction.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 9:37:27 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Everyone knows that the dead people in Illinois put JFK into the oval office.


13 posted on 01/17/2011 9:38:33 AM PST by Carley (IDIOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shouldn’t Ted Sorenson be on this thread threatening everyone with a lawsuit for besmirching Camelot?


14 posted on 01/17/2011 9:40:03 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Trajan88

>>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.


15 posted on 01/17/2011 9:43:35 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: SeekAndFind

Camelot was a cynical fabrication dreamed up by Jackie. She was part and parcel of the entire Kennedy scum.


16 posted on 01/17/2011 9:45:05 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: SeekAndFind
At first, I see the title and the Washington Post source, and I'm all, 'huh? The Post?'

Well, folks, let me tell you how the article is structured:

Yeah, this artical was totally about Kennedy's dirty tricks. LOL.

17 posted on 01/17/2011 9:50:20 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 01/17/2011 9:50:49 AM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: rbg81

Hello, maybe there wouldn’t have been a Cuban missile crisis with somebody else in charge.


19 posted on 01/17/2011 10:00:57 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Carley

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.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 10:01:17 AM PST by tumblindice (Get to crackin' burfday gurl)
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To: rbg81

I know how the bay of pigs worked out for several Birmingham
boys and a bunch of Cubans, due to Kennedy.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 10:06:15 AM PST by TweetEBird007
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To: GreenAccord
I am shocked, shocked I tell you by your cynicism regarding the activities of the Kennedys. Did you not know that JFK has been canonized by the Wholly Roamin Church of Massachusetts as St. John of Hyannis, Virgin and Martyr?

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!

22 posted on 01/17/2011 10:09:30 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Wanted: 1 Governor, 1 AG, to keep Obama off 1 state ballot in 2012.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cheating to beat the Eeeeeevil Nixon, good. Cheating by Nixon, unconscionable.


23 posted on 01/17/2011 10:10:01 AM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: SeekAndFind

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 Watergate
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.


24 posted on 01/17/2011 10:11:10 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Carley
Everyone knows that the dead people in Illinois put JFK into the oval office.

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!

25 posted on 01/17/2011 10:13:13 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Wanted: 1 Governor, 1 AG, to keep Obama off 1 state ballot in 2012.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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?


26 posted on 01/17/2011 10:14:24 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


27 posted on 01/17/2011 10:15:23 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

save


28 posted on 01/17/2011 10:17:17 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
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.

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.

29 posted on 01/17/2011 10:17:23 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: GreenAccord
I think you had better meet me in Fort Marcy Park. I'll be in a brown Honda. I think you need counseling. Don't tell anyone, K?

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!

30 posted on 01/17/2011 10:22:03 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Wanted: 1 Governor, 1 AG, to keep Obama off 1 state ballot in 2012.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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.


31 posted on 01/17/2011 10:23:32 AM PST by Carley (IDIOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: Carley
Yes, I remember the election count went all night with counting in Illinois, and specifically Cook County, not "finalized" until the next morning.

They found out how many votes they needed to manufacture and created them out of thin air.

32 posted on 01/17/2011 10:24:59 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


33 posted on 01/17/2011 10:25:34 AM PST by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2478/did-john-f-kennedy-really-write-profiles-in-courage

proves your point.


34 posted on 01/17/2011 10:26:09 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: rbg81

If they had the goods on Nixon and it sank him in 1960, how come the information wasn’t used in 1968?


35 posted on 01/17/2011 10:32:40 AM PST by carola
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To: carola

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.


36 posted on 01/17/2011 10:45:26 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why act surprised?)
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To: carola

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.


37 posted on 01/17/2011 10:57:20 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tumblindice

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.


38 posted on 01/17/2011 11:07:23 AM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Yes but I fear they’ve simply retreated back to from under some rock to respawn whence they’ll re-emerge.


39 posted on 01/17/2011 11:13:14 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: SeekAndFind
"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."

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.

40 posted on 01/17/2011 11:38:25 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GreenAccord
"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?"

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.

41 posted on 01/17/2011 11:43:36 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


42 posted on 01/17/2011 11:43:37 AM PST by Mach9
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To: SeekAndFind

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....


43 posted on 01/17/2011 11:52:48 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: RobRoy

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 :-)


44 posted on 01/17/2011 12:11:33 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Dr. Thorne

You’d have to have a seance for that.


45 posted on 01/17/2011 12:29:36 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishment Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


46 posted on 01/17/2011 1:38:07 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whatever happened to the age of Camelot ?

Just think of it!

In a single lifetime, we will have gone from Camelot to Camel lot.

47 posted on 01/17/2011 2:16:52 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: GreenAccord
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?

Perhaps like this?

"I like to grind my cam a lot."

48 posted on 01/17/2011 2:24:55 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: Elwood P. Doud

Probably because Kennedy’s people had dirt on Hoover.


49 posted on 01/17/2011 3:25:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Slump Tester

The shame and humiliation of being exposed for this gave Nixon the hard-on for Humphrey that caused Watergate.


A different point of view on the origins of Watergate is presented in “Silent Coup” — a version with which G. Gordon Liddy agrees (and HE was there).


50 posted on 01/17/2011 4:50:03 PM PST by Mack the knife
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