Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kennedy was NOT a Liberal and Nixon was NOT a Conservative!

As you know Friday marks the 50th. anniversary (if one can call it that, anniversary sounds too pleasant a word) of JFK's assassination by the avowed Marxist-Leninist Lee Harvey Oswald. Rush was talking yesterday about how the Kennedy legacy has been highjacked by liberals since the day he was shot. Progressives just could not reconcile the fact that one of their own shot a Democrat President and they've been doing their damnedest to muddy the waters ever since. But a commie murdering JFK stands to reason because John Kennedy helped start the war on Stalinism that Ronald Reagan (nearly) finished. At the time Oswald's primary motivation was Kennedy's supposed ill treatment of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Communist dictatorship, not that Kennedy was somehow too liberal (as Oliver Stone would have us believe).

"There are many people in the world who really don't understand, or say they don't, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it is true that communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass' sie nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin." JFK, Berlin June 1963. 

Does this sound like a man who wants to just get along with those Soviet pigs?

Ok, so JFK was a cold warrior extraordinaire, so what? He still governed from the left. No so fast my bed wetting friend. From 1944 until 1960 the top marginal rate on income was 91% and the growth rate was a very Obama-like 2.1% (so much for Eisenhower's legacy). Kennedy came to town and almost immediately lowered business taxes and got an across the board personal tax cut through (it came online in Jan. 1964) that produced -CHECK THIS OUT- a 48% expansion in the economy by 1969! Be still my foolish heart...this guy was Reagan before Reagan! So don't let anybody tell you John Kennedy was a lib, it's BS. And besides, anybody who went skinny dipping in the White House pool with a couple of 20 something secretaries (WITH THE OLD LADY UPSTAIRS!) has cajones of steel and deserves our respect.  

That brings us to the great Kennedy rival and bogeyman to all good liberals Richard E. Nixon (shaddap, I know!). Tricky Dick's foreign policy chops should be undisputed. Say what you will about the guy he was a student of power having personally known most of the great post war leaders like Adenauer, de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek etc. He understood power politics as played by the world's most dangerous dictators and he was highly respected (and feared) by his peers! No greater Secretary of State than Nixon if only he had had THAT job.

But on everything else Nixon was your typical establishment Republican; predictably tough on foreign policy but a total wus on the domestic front. Even though the great Milton Friedman (one of Nixon's economic advisors) told him repeatedly to cut taxes and get a handle on the money supply, Nixon repeatedly ignored his advise: "I don't care what Milton Friedman says, he's not running for reelection".

In addition Nixon presided over massive expansion of government. And you may think the Clintons were the first to take a shot at socialized medicine but you would be wrong. It was Dick Nixon! He failed in his national health insurance scheme but succeeded spectacularly with the Environmental Protection Agency. WHAT A DICK! The fact is Nixon was part of, and a member in good standing until the day he died, the Republican liberal establishment along with other luminaries like George Romney, Prescott Bush, John Lindsay, Earl Warren and the Godfather of Progressivism, Teddy Roosevelt.

So if you're one of those people who like to label people, get your labels straight. And don't let liberals tell you different.


Mudge said...

And Lincoln was not a Democrat and George Wallace was not a Republican but upwards of 60 per cent of Dems believe the opposite.

Brigadier Ketchup said...

LOL. So because Kennedy lowered taxes from 90% to 70% he is automatically a conservative?
That's some impressive revisionist ignorant gymnastics you've done.

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