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Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?

Posted on 01/16/2012 9:54:37 AM PST by pinochet

I am not a supporter of congressman Ron Paul. But one of the accusations that has been made against him, is racism, because of articles he published in his newsletters in the 1980s criticizing Martin Luther King.

But how come nobody called Jackie Kennedy a racist, when she made comments about Martin Luther King that were even more offensive and vitriolic, than Ron Paul? http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/12/earlyshow/main20104707.shtml

How many are aware that John F. Kennedy, failed to invite black entertainer, Sammy Davis Jr. to his inaugural ball, despite the fact that Davis worked extremely hard in the electoral campaign of 1960 to get him elected? How many are aware that Bobby Kennedy authorized J. Edgar Hoover, to spy on Martin Luther King's private life. The fat alcoholic, Ted Kennedy, whom I hope is burning in hell at this moment, supported pro-abortion laws that killed 50 million American babies, many of them black, over the past 40 years. Why are they not called racists?

I am sick and tired over how the liberal media and academia, has fawned over the evil Kennedy Family, which has produced some of the most horrible people in American history, including murderers and rapists.

When Ted Kennedy murdered Mary Jo Kopechne, he was not the first Kennedy to commit murder. There are allegations that his two elder brothers may have murdered more people, including Marilyn Monroe. I have always believed that, as evil as Ted Kennedy was, Jack and Bobby were even worse.

Their father, Joe Kennedy, was a major American organized crime boss, in the same league as Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano, and John Gotti. He made much of his money as a bootlegger during the prohibition era. Joe Kennedy was also a pro-Hitler and Pro-Nazi anti-semite, when he served as US ambassador to Britain. It should not surprise us, that during the JFK administation, the Kennedy brothers did business with an old business partner of their daddy, the Mafia boss, Sam Giancana. The Mafia business partners of Joe Kennedy, enabled him to steal the election in Chicago from Richard Nixon, in 1960. It is no surprise that President Nixon and many other Patriotic Americans, have always hated the Kennedy family.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; kennedy; liberals; racists
I have never understood why many Americans have been so fascinated by the criminal, anti-American, and unpatriotic Kennedy family. JFK accomplished nothing of importance, during his brief term as President. I view them in the same way in which I see Saddam and his sons.
1 posted on 01/16/2012 9:54:44 AM PST by pinochet
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To: pinochet

Every diversity racist organization and activity is stationed and fed by the Democrat party. Before this current structure of race hate for power, the Democrats ran the white racist system of government and culture. The KKK and all.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 9:59:21 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: pinochet

Saddam is taking it a bit far, and that comparison would inevitably detract from the comparer’s credibility. But in general, it the democrat platform that is racist, and any democrat pol, including the Kennedy’s, had a vested interest in keeping black Americans poor and dependent on the feds.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 9:59:36 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: pinochet

All liberals are racist and practice the most common and underreported form of racism in America known as the racism of lower expectations.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 9:59:48 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: pinochet

Joe P Kennedy was an Anglophobe anti-semite, which is why he supported Hitler and the IRA.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 10:00:43 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: pinochet

By the way, John Kerry modelled himself after the Kennedy brothers. Americans have always viewed Kerry as a phony, which explains why they rejected him in the 2004 election. How come they have never noticed that JFK and RFK were just as phony as Kerry?


6 posted on 01/16/2012 10:02:00 AM PST by pinochet
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To: pinochet

While I will disagree with you on JFK actions. Huge tax rate cut spurred a business surge that was very healthy.

But to the question. The Dummies have always been racist. They have the Blacks believing that without the Dummies help they would be nothing. Has resulted in a major segment of black community becoming cynical.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 10:04:35 AM PST by marty60
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To: pinochet

Was?...........


8 posted on 01/16/2012 10:05:05 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: pinochet

The “Kennedy horse” is deader than it’s ever been, so there’s no use beating it.It had its run, it’s seen its days of Camelot, and the common but unspoken perception of the entire clan is that they’re jinxed, and have somehow brought their personal jinx onto America. I’m cynical about them too, but it serves even less purpose to bring up the apparent racism of the Kennedys as a way of somehow exonerating Ron Paul for whatever beliefs may have found their way into his newsletter.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 10:08:00 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: pinochet

They were. People often forget it was Robert Kennedy who had MLK wiretapped, attempted to set him up with hookers, and had him jailed. The Kennedy’s used the full power of the government to try to destroy him and only sided with him when they saw how powerful his following was and used him for political gain. I can’t remember if it was his daughter or niece who had said that Kennedy basically traded releasing MLK from jail for his endorsement.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 10:10:36 AM PST by mnehring
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To: pinochet

Kennedy’s = mostly published myth! Just another example of how the MSM controls what you are to believe. It continues today.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 10:11:14 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO YOU ELECT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT!)
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To: Flightdeck

>>>Saddam is taking it a bit far, and that comparison would inevitably detract from the comparer’s credibility

Your reaction to my comment, shows how most Americans have been brainwashed by the liberal media, over the true record of the Kennedy family.

Are you aware of how evil their daddy, Joe P. Kennedy, was? He was an organized crime boss, for crying out loud! If I compared the late Mafia boss, John Gotti, to Saddam, would that be an unfair comparison? Joe P. Kennedy was worse than John Gotti. You need to read a good biography of Joe Kennedy, that is free of liberal bias, to know how evil he was. Did you know he supported Hitler, and was opposed to war against the Nazis? This caused FDR to fire him as ambassador to Britian. Ted Kennedy’s treatment of women, including the woman he murdered in 1969, would make my comparison to Saddam’s sons appropriate.


12 posted on 01/16/2012 10:17:01 AM PST by pinochet
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To: supremedoctrine
and have somehow brought their personal jinx onto America

Oh hell, they destroyed America. The 1965 Immigration Act was Teddy's only achievement - his legacy is a balkanized "America" that is no longer a nation, but a squatter camp for Third Worlders. If the 9/11 hijackers had tried to enter the U.S. in 1960, they would have been under instant and routine suspicion: who are these guys and what are they doing here?

But not after Teddy got finished with us. Our enemies walk among us now, and we are forced to pretend they aren't our enemies - that they are "the real Americans".

Personal Jinx? Willful destruction.

13 posted on 01/16/2012 10:22:49 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: pinochet
I know a Marine who was involved in the Cuban missile crisis. He is a life-long conservative and praises JFK for what he did. He says that we don't know how close we were to nuclear war. Other than that, yeah, they are all scum. In one of my grad classes (social studies education) I made my professor laugh (she's a conservative) because I told the class that old Joe made his money bootlegging.
14 posted on 01/16/2012 10:23:17 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: pinochet
Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?

I believe you could call them many worse things than that, with accuracy.

15 posted on 01/16/2012 10:25:42 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: pinochet
How come they have never noticed that JFK and RFK were just as phony as Kerry?

Black and white TV - daily national news that lasted 30 minutes (with ads) and a press corps that was biased beyond anything we experience today.

16 posted on 01/16/2012 10:35:22 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: pinochet

Revisionist history is a wonderful thing for the Kennedys.
Ron alterPaul is still a racist.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 10:35:30 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: pinochet

Simple. At the time the South really was racist - and solid democrat. But that was ok and we all had to “understand”. Likewise anti Cathoic hatred was a thing to be overcome. Because ....duh.


18 posted on 01/16/2012 10:47:33 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: pinochet

he was assasinated, so he will live in infamy. he accomplished not much, but got the space program going. obama ended it.


19 posted on 01/16/2012 10:49:20 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: pinochet

Sorry for the minor correction, but “Was” should be “Is” and the answer is “Absolutely!”


20 posted on 01/16/2012 10:51:49 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: goodwithagun

I was a Kennedy worshipper at the time. I will just note Nixon claimed we let the Russians off easy on Cuba. We had the Russians outgunned (Kennedy had lied about the “missile gap” to get elected) and we had every just reason to invade Cuba. Instead we may have agreed never to invade.


21 posted on 01/16/2012 10:52:17 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: pinochet
Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?

Yes, of the worst kind, and that trait was among the most positive aspects of their characters.

22 posted on 01/16/2012 10:54:53 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: GOPJ

Don’t forget the Fairness Doctrine


23 posted on 01/16/2012 10:58:47 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: pinochet
I have never understood why many Americans have been so fascinated by the criminal, anti-American, and unpatriotic Kennedy family.

It's the same reason they love Bill Clinton; they favor style over substance.

John Kerry tried to play the same game; but he didn't have the charisma.

24 posted on 01/16/2012 10:59:16 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: pinochet
Why, don't you know that the Kennedys are the closest thing to gods that we have in this country? </sarcasm>
25 posted on 01/16/2012 11:00:57 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: pinochet

Can you offer a good biography of Joe? I’d be interested.


26 posted on 01/16/2012 11:11:18 AM PST by tillacum
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To: pinochet

The Kennedys: can’t fly, can’t drive, can’t ski, can’t pilot a boat, but yet they know what’s best for us.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 11:30:28 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Regulator; Impy; Clintonfatigued
God Bless You!!!

Add in JFK's EO allowing Federal employees the right to unionize and “PRESTO” they did destroy America.

Like I said a few weeks ago, most of that klan should have been Einsatzgruppened of the face of the Earth.

Think how much better off the country (and the world) would have been without the Kennedy Crime Family ever wielding power.

28 posted on 01/16/2012 11:41:07 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: pinochet

JFK voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Enough said.


29 posted on 01/16/2012 12:02:05 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: tillacum

>>>Can you offer a good biography of Joe? I’d be interested.

There are two good biographies:

1. The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded. Grand Central Publishing. 1996. by Ronald Kessler

2. The Kennedy Men: Three Generations of Sex, Scandal, and Secrets”. 1996. by Nellie Bly

There is a website that mentions those two biographies, which are never quoted by the liberal media. The Kennedy myth represents the greatest organized propaganda campaign in American history. Here is the website: http://redroom.com/member/steven-robert-travers/blog/joe-kennedy-worst-person-in-us-history

Joe Kennedy’s own father, Patrick Kennedy (JFK’s Grandpa), was a corrupt politician who used public office to enrich himself. His son, Joe Kennedy, made a lot of money on Wall Street using insider trading, before effective laws against the practice had been put in place. During prohibition, he was a friend and business partner to many Mafia bosses, including Sam Giancana and Frank Costello. Note the following quotations on the website I have mentioned:

“Joe Kennedy is one of the biggest crooks who ever lived.”
- Sam Giancana

“I helped Joe Kennedy get rich.”
- Frank Costello

When a big Mafia boss like Giancana calls you a “big crook”, it is the equivalent of Fidel Castro calling you a “dedicated communist”. Joe Kennedy was every bit a Mafia boss, like the better known Italian mob bosses, only that he was much smarter at covering his tracks, and much richer. He built a fortune of $400 million by the early 1950s, which made him one of the ten richest men in America.

He then started promoting the political career of his son, John Kennedy, by bribing journalists to give his son favorable publicity. This involved exaggerating JFK’s World War Two record, when there were other American war heros whose records were more impressive, but they never got any publicity. He paid a bribe of $75,000 to put JFK on the cover of Time magazine in 1957.

With regard to Nazi Germany, Ronald Kessler notes:

“As Ambassador to England, Joe would later make clear that he thought the Jews had `brought on themselves’ whatever Hitler did to them. During a 1938 meeting at the German Embassy in London, Kennedy assured the German ambassador that America only wanted friendly relations with Hitler. Joe said that Hitler’s government had done `great things’ for the country, and that the Germans were `satisfied’ and enjoyed `good living conditions.’ Joe told the ambassador that a recent report which said the limited food in Germany was being reserved for the army could not be true. After all, Joe said, the professor who had made the report `was a Jew.’

“Kennedy urged his friend William Randolph Hearst to help Hitler improve his image in the United States. Hearst agreed, and under his own byline he told his readers that Hitler had `restored character and courage. Hitler gave hope and confidence. He established order and unity of purpose.’

“Based on what his father had told him, Morton Downey, Jr. said, `I think if Joe had his way, Hitler would have succeeded in his annihilation of the Jews...He always found great favor in Hitler. He would have loved to see him succeed.’

“Joe Kennedy often professed admiration for the works of Brooks Adams, whose views on racial purity paralleled Hitler’s. Joe accepted Adams as his intellectual guru, ratifying, as he did, the prejudices that Joe already had.

“An historian, Adams articulated a `survival of the fittest’ theory much like Hitler’s. Eventually, he wrote, the `energy’ of a `race’ is exhausted, and it must be replaced by the infusion of `barbarian blood.

Here is the website again, for more of the stuff that the liberal media hides from the American people: http://redroom.com/member/steven-robert-travers/blog/joe-kennedy-worst-person-in-us-history

By the way, Harry Truman opposed JFK being nominated as Democratic candidate for President, because he was the son of a crime boss. A great quote from Truman, who tried to deflect accusations of anti-Catholicism: “I am not against the Pope, I am against the Pop”.


30 posted on 01/16/2012 1:45:53 PM PST by pinochet
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To: pinochet

Thank you, very much. I’ve been interested in the kenney’s, as I was military when JFK determined military Generals did not have the where-with-all to write appropriate speaches, until his “dept of Peace” McNaMARA had a chance to read to determine if the article fit JFK’s agenda. He was not one of my faves.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 6:19:30 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Regulator

I agree with all you said about the Kennedys.
The “jinx” I was talking about is kind of an almost subconscious sense that their prominence in our political
life as a 70 year “dynasty” has left even apolitical Americans with a certain degree of queasiness about them,with the unspoken idea being “when will be free of
these people??”
Of course we always knew what Teddy was made of, and his insane rants against Bork during the Supreme Court hearing set the tone for Democrat demagoguing for decades to come. He was far and away the worst of the bunch.
The fact is, the Kennedys are a dynasty whose time has passed.
Even Chris Matthews’s embarrassing love song in his new book JFK won’t help.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 8:31:01 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: pinochet
Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?
Yes.
Next question.
33 posted on 01/17/2012 4:37:42 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: pinochet
Was the Kennedy Family a Bunch of Racists?

What does that mean exactly and more important than that...who cares whether they were or not and as defined by whom? The NAACP? The Black Caucus, Al Sharpton?

Has the GOP now become Marxist lite. Are they seeking white 'racist' under every rock? While they run around in circles whining about white racists and trying to prove they are not 'racist' the Black & Hispanic Caucuses not to mention hundreds/thousands of other race based groups are smiling. It is no wonder the GOP is asunder.

34 posted on 01/17/2012 4:47:21 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: pinochet
btw, technically Sam Giancana was not a 'Mafia Boss'. As the Chicago Mob, aka: The Outfit, aka: The Syndicate, was a multi-ethnic crime organization consisting of Italians, Jews, Irish, Germans and even Japanese mobsters ('Alleged mobsters'). And there were really a lot of Jewish members, prolly next to Italians in number.

Granted to be 'The Outfit Boss' one did have to be Italian and a 'made member', but Street Crews and Hitmen did not, especially the Hitmen. So it can't be compared to the NY 'Mafia' Families or Sicilian 'Mafia' in a true sense.

This goes back to the Capone era, or earlier, when all the old Mafia, 'Blackhand' Mustache Pete's were whacked, or 'eased out', who ran the Italian neighborhoods in Chi.

So Al was really ahead of his time. He believed that 'Diversity Is Our Strength' :-)

35 posted on 01/17/2012 5:02:25 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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