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?
How does the author reconcile Oswald’s attempt on MG Edwin Walker?!?!?
Looks like they might be setting up a “See, what did I tell you moment”. I wouldn’t put it past them.
D*mn, all this time I thought that slimy communists were “left wing”.
I’m sooooo glad I’ve got the NYT intellectuals to set me straight.
I call that an abuse of the power of suggestion.
Frank’s just got his panties in a wad because it looks like his messiah is toast.
Colonel Mustard, with a lead pipe
I was watching a documentary on the Kennedy assassination last night. It was a series of “as it happened” news clips from the time of the assassination to the presidents funeral. I was struck by how the television continually made reference to Oswald as a “Marxist”, an “avowed communist”, a “communist sympathizer”, as well as his connections to his Fair Play for Cuba Committee and his time in the Soviet Union. I was struck by it because that part of Oswald seems to be cleansed from the narrative when discussed these days.
This magazine should go out of business.
Not just Oswald, but most of the whackjob assassins of the past century or so have been leftists, communists, progressives, anarchists, etc. Definitely not right wing conservatives.
JFK? I think of RFK and the first moslem terrorist attack and his murder. While JFK’s assinsation was a sick crime the killing of his brother should have been a much bigger warning. One that told us NEVER do business in the middle east. Sirhan Sirhan’s was a much bigger warning than Oswald’s.
The real rub for Rich is that it’s Foxnews leading the country! Communist zealots, like Rich, will continue their mind numbing rhetoric until something bad happens!
I guess Frank “Total Moron” Rich missed the fact that it was a Progressive/Marxist that shot Kennedy
Most conservatives are really anti-waste, not anti-government. We're against the senseless destruction of wealth taken from those that created it. Fat government just happens to be the biggest destroyer of that wealth.
Oswald handing out “Fair Play For Cuba” flyers...yeah, dead giveaway. He was a Goldwater boy!
I was going to type something about the removal of the top half of his head, but I thought that might be insensitive.
Are they insane? He was a wild eyed communist.
"We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States. Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation."
Ronald Reagan October 27, 1964
“I say it was a mob hit.”
Ding, ding, ding - correct sir!
Although many of the well known players were used as foils.
And it really had nothing to do with JFK or his policies - it was all about promises and deals old Joe made that weren’t kept.
JFK would not be nominated in today's Marxist Democratic Party.
A truly sick malevolence infests the heart and mind of Frank Rich. He is blinded by hate. He projects his own detestable sickness of the soul upon those he castigates. He is truly a pitiable creature, awash in his own wretchedness. May God have mercy upon him as his embittered being is consumed by the evil that spews from his lips and pen.
Change history. It´s what liberals do.
A little history. At the time the South was solid conservative democrat. They disliked Kennedy there hence the reason for his visit to Texas as he approached reelection.
Thus the media was very eager to let everyone know it was a marxist shooter NOT a right wing democrat.
That election was bought and paid for, and for thanks the mob got Bobby and his investigative zeal. They were not amused. Plus, Jack was fooling with somebody’s girlfriend.
I watched that program and I was struck by the frequent reference to Oswald as a Marxist, also.
Don’t you remember all the “Fair Play for Cuba” signs at all the big Tea Party Events.
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