Skip to comments.It's time to take a second look at JFK
Posted on 11/25/2017 10:56:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
We remember the 54th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination this week.
There is something about President Kennedy's legacy, as Alan Brinkley wrote a few years ago:
President Kennedy spent less than three years in the White House. His first year was a disaster, as he himself acknowledged. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Communist Cuba was only the first in a series of failed efforts to undo Fidel Castro’s regime. His 1961 summit meeting in Vienna with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a humiliating experience. Most of his legislative proposals died on Capitol Hill.
Yet he was also responsible for some extraordinary accomplishments. The most important, and most famous, was his adept management of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, widely considered the most perilous moment since World War II. Most of his military advisers – and they were not alone – believed the United States should bomb the missile pads that the Soviet Union was stationing in Cuba. Kennedy, aware of the danger of escalating the crisis, instead ordered a blockade of Soviet ships. In the end, a peaceful agreement was reached. Afterward, both Kennedy and Khrushchev began to soften the relationship between Washington and Moscow.
He is extremely popular overseas, but the reasons are vague. No one can give you a specific reason or accomplishment.
They love him in Latin America, perhaps for the Peace Corps.
His impact in U.S. politics is huge, and I would recommend Dr. Sabato's book, The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy. Every modern Democrat embraces Kennedy.
For the record, Cuban-Americans are not among JFK fans, primarily because of the Bay of Pigs.
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Same with Obama.
He sure tricked those Japanese into running over his boat.
A second look???
No matter what/any faults anyone might bring up....at the very least, THE VERRRRRY LEAST!!!!!!!!!!!! ~ at least he came out shortly b4 his death and DIRECTLY informed WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE wtf was going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were lucky to have him for that short time, as we do POTUS.45 TRUMP now...IF We Can keep Him!!!!!!!!!!!!
He was a mixed bag from what I could tell but he seemed like he loved his country, wasnt a big fan of socialism or high taxes.
Ike also tried...although he was pressured into deleting the word “congressional” from his farewell speech!
Re industrial, CONGRESSIONAL, military complex!!!!!
If they could have brought him back for any of the elections since Clinton, I’d much rather have voted for him than the Republican candidates we were given.
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Have the Japanese ever apologized for that?
He approved HUGE sums of US aid to countries all over Europe, South / Central America and Asia. Anyone think that was a factor?
The Bay of Pigs failed largely due to President Kennedy breaking his promise to provide air cover.
His speech to the Economic Club of New York in 1962 makes the case for tax cuts brilliantly. It should be must viewing as we move through yet another debate on taxes.
I think Obama apologized for the marring of the paint on the IJN destroyer.
Shouldnt that be, It’s time for the millionth second look?
Huh? Most modern Democrats have gone so far left that JFK looks like he was to the right of Barry Goldwater.
Kennedy and Camelot... so beautiful and glamorous on the surface. But dig just a little bit and it gets very ugly very fast.
By Dan K Thommason
Excerpted. Go the link below to see how this ties in with Democrats and their mediots from JFK to their current perverts in DC and Follywood!
I thought they were going to review his term of affairs ...
Unfortunately, not all the backgrounds of all potuses (”so-called”) are open to scrutiny...