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What Killed JFK (barf alert: "right wing" hatred threatens Obama..just as it "ended" JFK's life)
New York Magazine ^ | November 20, 2011 | Frank Rich

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 Oswald’s addled psyche with the fact that the assassin had briefly defected to the Soviet Union.

America’s violent culture wars had started before JFK was shot. They were all on display in Oswald’s Dallas. At least in 1963, polling showed that only 5 percent of the country—a fringe—subscribed 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. It’s as startling as that “You lie!” piercing the solemnity of a presidential address like a gunshot—or 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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aqueersfairytail; conspiracytheory; dallas; jfkassassination; jfkhit; kennedy; obama; oswald; queersfairytail
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This is an Orwellian tour-de-force!

Obama=Kennedy

Tea Party=Oswald

Denouncing Obama with "You lie!"=shooting Kennedy in the head

1 posted on 11/21/2011 8:38:20 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Some of the most convoluted reasoning you’ll ever see.


2 posted on 11/21/2011 8:39:48 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Seizethecarp

It’s the Left-wing hatred he should be more concerned about.


3 posted on 11/21/2011 8:40:12 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Seizethecarp

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?


4 posted on 11/21/2011 8:40:51 AM PST by livius
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To: Seizethecarp
What Killed JFK

I'll go on a limb here, and say a bullet to the brain, from a Communist-loving loser...

5 posted on 11/21/2011 8:41:53 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Seizethecarp

Kind of funny considering JFKs tax policies compared with todays Dems.


6 posted on 11/21/2011 8:42:12 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Seizethecarp
I didn't know LBJ was a "right-winger?"
7 posted on 11/21/2011 8:42:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Seizethecarp

I wonder if they are aware that Kennedy’s shooter was a communist agent from the Soviet Union.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 8:42:23 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Why does Cain need that Secret Service detail again??


9 posted on 11/21/2011 8:42:28 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: livius

I say it was a mob hit. Was the Cosa Nostra liberal or conservative?


10 posted on 11/21/2011 8:42:33 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Seizethecarp

“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.


11 posted on 11/21/2011 8:43:07 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


12 posted on 11/21/2011 8:43:10 AM PST by yarddog
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To: Seizethecarp
A Bullet, what is the prize for the correct answer.
13 posted on 11/21/2011 8:43:59 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: JRios1968
I'll go on a limb here, and say a bullet to the brain, from a Communist-loving loser...

That may have been a contributing factor, yes...

14 posted on 11/21/2011 8:44:12 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Seizethecarp

I always thought Kennedy was shot by SA Hickey from the followup car with the AR-15.


15 posted on 11/21/2011 8:44:17 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Seizethecarp

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 ...


16 posted on 11/21/2011 8:44:20 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Seizethecarp

What bs.


17 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:01 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Seizethecarp
The left is trotting out the Kennedy anniversary early for the 2012 election, Camelot redux.

These geriatric leftists really need a new shtick.

18 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:01 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853096/

I’m sorry, Frank, you were talking about hatred aimed at a president?


19 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:10 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Seizethecarp
And all along I thought a Lone Wolf Communist killed JFK.
20 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:20 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Seizethecarp

How does the author reconcile Oswald’s attempt on MG Edwin Walker?!?!?


21 posted on 11/21/2011 8:45:53 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Seizethecarp

Looks like they might be setting up a “See, what did I tell you moment”. I wouldn’t put it past them.


22 posted on 11/21/2011 8:47:21 AM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Seizethecarp

D*mn, all this time I thought that slimy communists were “left wing”.

Silly me.

I’m sooooo glad I’ve got the NYT intellectuals to set me straight.

/s


23 posted on 11/21/2011 8:47:29 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Seizethecarp

I call that an abuse of the power of suggestion.


24 posted on 11/21/2011 8:47:34 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Seizethecarp

Frank’s just got his panties in a wad because it looks like his messiah is toast.


25 posted on 11/21/2011 8:47:54 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Seizethecarp
HELLO- OSWALD WAS A RABID LEFT-WING COMMUNIST, THAT MEANS OWS NOT TEA PARTY......
26 posted on 11/21/2011 8:49:33 AM PST by stockpirate (Real hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags.)
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Chris Matthews is attempting to pawn his screed about JFK. Larry Elder on his radio show, kicked Chris Matthews @$$ for the omissions that Matthews left out of his new JFK book.
27 posted on 11/21/2011 8:49:33 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Seizethecarp
What Killed JFK

Colonel Mustard, with a lead pipe

28 posted on 11/21/2011 8:49:51 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


29 posted on 11/21/2011 8:49:52 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Seizethecarp

This magazine should go out of business.


30 posted on 11/21/2011 8:51:57 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


31 posted on 11/21/2011 8:52:02 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


32 posted on 11/21/2011 8:52:09 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Seizethecarp

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!


33 posted on 11/21/2011 8:52:13 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Seizethecarp

I guess Frank “Total Moron” Rich missed the fact that it was a Progressive/Marxist that shot Kennedy


34 posted on 11/21/2011 8:53:21 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Seizethecarp
anti-government views championed by the John Birch Society and other militants of the right

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.

35 posted on 11/21/2011 8:53:57 AM PST by Reeses (Have you mocked a Democrat today?)
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To: Seizethecarp
'I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe'
36 posted on 11/21/2011 8:54:08 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Seizethecarp

Oswald handing out “Fair Play For Cuba” flyers...yeah, dead giveaway. He was a Goldwater boy!


37 posted on 11/21/2011 8:54:21 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: JRios1968

I was going to type something about the removal of the top half of his head, but I thought that might be insensitive.


38 posted on 11/21/2011 8:54:58 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Are they insane? He was a wild eyed communist.


39 posted on 11/21/2011 8:55:52 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Seizethecarp
What killed Kennedy was his shooting his mouth off about shutting down the Federal Reserve. He was seen as a loose cannon and had to be disposed of by the Progressives.

"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

40 posted on 11/21/2011 8:56:17 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Genoa

“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.


41 posted on 11/21/2011 8:57:29 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Seizethecarp
What killed JFK? My dad always said 'A jealous husband'.

JFK would not be nominated in today's Marxist Democratic Party.

42 posted on 11/21/2011 8:57:56 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Seizethecarp
Liberal have real dissonance issues with the JFK assassination. This book explains it all, neatly and clearly:


43 posted on 11/21/2011 9:00:32 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: yarddog
Everything you say is so true. I remember it well myself. All this obfuscation about some sort of grand conspiracy is just crazy. It reminds me of TWA 800. We that saw it happen that night were pretty sure that a missile hit it, but the government obfuscated for days and eventually told us that fuel tanks just occasionally explode on planes and that is what happened.
44 posted on 11/21/2011 9:01:08 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


45 posted on 11/21/2011 9:01:43 AM PST by Gee Wally
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To: Seizethecarp

Change history. It´s what liberals do.


46 posted on 11/21/2011 9:03:39 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: fhayek

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.


47 posted on 11/21/2011 9:04:36 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: I cannot think of a name

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.


48 posted on 11/21/2011 9:08:51 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: fhayek

I watched that program and I was struck by the frequent reference to Oswald as a Marxist, also.


49 posted on 11/21/2011 9:10:07 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Seizethecarp

Don’t you remember all the “Fair Play for Cuba” signs at all the big Tea Party Events.


50 posted on 11/21/2011 9:12:09 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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