Skip to comments.What Killed JFK (barf alert: "right wing" hatred threatens Obama..just as it "ended" JFK's life)
Posted on 11/21/2011 8:38:16 AM PST by Seizethecarp
Immediately after the assassination and ever since, the right has tried to deflect any connection between its fevered Kennedy hatred and Oswalds addled psyche with the fact that the assassin had briefly defected to the Soviet Union.
Americas violent culture wars had started before JFK was shot. They were all on display in Oswalds Dallas. At least in 1963, polling showed that only 5 percent of the countrya fringesubscribed to the radical anti-government views championed by the John Birch Society and other militants of the right. These days, that fringe, whether in the form of birthers or the tea party or the hosts of Fox & Friends, gives marching orders to a major political party.
read Manchester or 11/22/63 or any other account of that time, and the vitriol that was aimed at Kennedy in life seems as immediate as today. Its as startling as that You lie! piercing the solemnity of a presidential address like a gunshotor the actual gunshots fired at the White House last week by another wretched waif. In the end, that political backdrop is what our 44th and 35th presidents may have most in common. The tragedy of the Kennedy cult is that even as it fades, the hothouse brand of American malice that stalked its hero stalks our country still.
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Denouncing Obama with "You lie!"=shooting Kennedy in the head
Some of the most convoluted reasoning you’ll ever see.
It’s the Left-wing hatred he should be more concerned about.
Kennedy was shot by a Marxist and any “conspiracy” probably involved Castro or some other Communist government. Doesn’t reality ever interfere with anything Frank Rich writes?
I'll go on a limb here, and say a bullet to the brain, from a Communist-loving loser...
Kind of funny considering JFKs tax policies compared with todays Dems.
I wonder if they are aware that Kennedy’s shooter was a communist agent from the Soviet Union.
Why does Cain need that Secret Service detail again??
I say it was a mob hit. Was the Cosa Nostra liberal or conservative?
“These days, that fringe, whether in the form of birthers or the tea party or the hosts of Fox & Friends, gives marching orders to a major political party.”
It’s the fringe trying to make mainstream out to be the fringe.
JFK would be considered a good Republican by today’s standards...at least in terms of his policies. Today, for liberals, the message of “Ask not...” is the verbal equivalent of throwing Holy water on a vampire.
I remember those days well. Even as a high school student I could see the obvious idiocy of the media blaming right wing Americans when the murderer was in fact a Castro loving, Russia loving, Communist.
They are still doing it with such things as blaming Palin for the murders committed by that monster in Arizona. Although there was no connection of any kind.
I remember J. Edgar Hoover’s book entitled “Masters of Deceit”, and know exactly what he was talking about.
That may have been a contributing factor, yes...
I always thought Kennedy was shot by SA Hickey from the followup car with the AR-15.
the hothouse brand of American malice that stalked its hero stalks our country still.”
It was a dark and stormy night. Her bodice strained, like his codpiece, as the candle guttered ...
These geriatric leftists really need a new shtick.
I’m sorry, Frank, you were talking about hatred aimed at a president?