Skip to comments.JFK's assassination seems like yesterday
Posted on 11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST by luke1825
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JFK’s death brought LBJ to power which was the start of the era of genuflecting to minorities in return for voting democrat.
Maybe that’s why JFK was assassinated to begin with.
LBJ with his Great Society and War On Poverty created a culture that has taken more American lives and damaged America and the US Constitution more than WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all the Gulf wars combined.
It sounds as if he is longing to hear about a presidential assassination again, and so puts the story out now... of all times.
Yes, some of us are. He was about to expose something that STILL needs to be exposed.
AUDIT THE FED.
Why is this being talked about?
JFK is ancient history and about as memorable as stories of Teddy Roosevelt. The only people who still remember it are old retirees in their late 60+ years. JFK and “Camelot” is irrelevant.
The plane crashes into the WTC on 9/11/01? I was at my computer reading Free Republic.
My family lived in the DC area and we had gone to the JFK inauguration. First political event for me so the assination was of great interest to me.
I remember when JFK was elected — Mom cried her eyes out for hours.
I remember when JFK was shot. We were in high school study hall and the announcement came over the intercom calling it a “tragedy”. The guy next to me said, “The only tragedy is that he isn’t dead.” (Turns out, he was.)
I remember that Thanksgiving weekend at Grandpa’s farm where the family gathered for holidays. We watched the JFK-related stuff on TV, complete with funny, but not-too-delicate, commentary from Grandpa.
“Venereal disease infested reprobate.” Yes; he was a disgusting human being. One of the Kennedy maids attended my uncle’s church so we knew stuff about the family that wasn’t “out there”. (Jackie was no saint, either.)
For myself, I cried when Andrew Breitbart, Ronald Reagan, and Karen Carpenter died.
I was a high school freshman when the assassination happened. Our principal came on the intercom and said JFK had been shot, then switched in the local radio station which was an ABC affiliate. Their broadcast ran until the president’s death was more or less confirmed.
At 3:30, I got on the bus for the ride home and noticed our bus driver had tears in his eyes.
“”Would have loved to have lived the 1960s as an adult. So much happened that decade and I missed almost all of it””
I guess you’re not watching the news. There were riots after the assassinations in those years except for JFK’s and protests in every major city/college campus over the Vietnam war. Those pukes ended up running the government(s). Check out Jane Fonda and her ever lovin’ commie husband if you want to get the real picture of what the sixties were like.
It’s playing out in the streets again and believe me, it’s not pleasant to see now nor was it then. We haven’t seen women burning their bras yet but I’m sure whatever “they” have cooked up will be a lot more horrendous than that. We won’t see the end of this rabble in the streets as long as Trump is in office. It’s well planned and well financed. And they’ll continue to be encouraged by the creep leaving the WH in January.
I miss those three also.
It seems like yesterday, because the Liberal media drag this event through the sewer every damn November and don’t forget this happened “in the hostile south”!
If I hear that B.S. line again, I am going to PUKE!! JFK won Texas by 46K votes! He was not hated in Texas.
He was hated by Communists and by the Mob and by Cuba...you get the picture, right?!? But, when discussing and dragging this up every year, Communism is rarely mentioned, and if it is, it is pretty much just in passing about Oswald’s time in Russia.
Let the man RIP!!
I was living in Lowell at the time. We were let out of school early. I went to the church to pray.
I don’t think the author cares about JFK. It is more likely that his motive was to keep the word “assassination” in the public mind. Leftists are evil, and I assume his motive was in keeping with the values of disappointed but still violent far left Hillary supporters.
I was in the 3rd grade in Mississippi......................
Not to suggest many on here have become so Trump-centric they can’t see the forest for the trees, but, what have the thousands of journalists/authors been up to the previous 52 years similar retrospectives have ran on this date?
Our government should make it against the law to die. Look at all the pain and suffering it causes.
Several takeaways -
Historical events affect us.
But they also, in hindsight, bring perspective.
I knew people that first voted ever, against JFK, to keep a catholic out of the Whitehouse. However, they voted every general election thereafter.
Hindsight revealed the Kennedys for what they were -
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