"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Untold Truth about JFK and the Democrats

jfkYesterday was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Any one of a certain age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned the news of the President's death.  It was one of those events like December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001 that in their aftermath we come to understand that we have left one era and entered another.
One of the most significant changes that the assassination engendered was the death of the Democratic Party as a national moderate party with regard to National Defense, Tax Cuts, the size and function of government, "American Exceptionalism", historic American values and a consensus on domestic policy with the exception of race.  After 11/22/63 the progressive segment of the liberal wing of the party became dominant in an aggressive fashion to the point that today we have  neo Marxists and proto Fascists in leadership positions both nationally and locally. 
John F. Kennedy was by almost every current definition a conservative who could not be elected as a Democrat today.  He was a "cold warrior" who believed in a strong defense (witness "Ich bin ein Berliner" and the Cuban Missile Crisis) .  He did not believe in a "nanny" state ("Ask not what your country can does for you...ask what you can do for your country").  He began the process of divorcing the Democrats from the southern segregationists which had a political hammerlock on the life of the national party.  Historic revision by progressives later redefined these racists as conservatives thereby continuing the process of distorting who Kennedy and his party really were.  He kick started the American space program into a race to the moon while stating "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...".
Kennedy's "New Frontier" was a pragmatic vision of an America ascendant where the problems of the nation were to be solved and not merely managed.  JFK included tax cuts as a critical part of his policy to make the US as productive and economically strong as possible and history proved him right and his Democratic critics wrong.

After his death, he was repackaged as a modern liberal in part by his family and friends and in part by because Lyn don Banes Johnson needed a martyred "liberal" icon to pass his "Great Society" legislation and move the progressive agenda pass the "New Frontier" to a place in history where it would be seen as a extension of the "New Deal",  LBJ was no JFK but a latter day FDR "wannabe" who needed a different predecessor in order to further his own place in history.
But he misjudged reality as so many politicians are wont to do and embroiled the nation in its first politically correct war in Viet Nan which as such, was destined to end badly.  This war combined with the Civil Rights movement and the birth of the counter culture propelled the Democratic Party into its current progressive social justice trajectory.
The Democratic Party which is the world's oldest political party, has been for generations, a "Pottering Village".  The so called "party of the common man" now sees the common man as a subject and not a constituent.  The party has in addition been on the wrong side of history more often than not.  For example Democrats have been in the past and the present, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, socialism and sedition.
Corruption, incompetence and fraud have also come to mark the party both nationally and locally.
Corruption follows Democrats like coke dealers follow Rob Ford and "paparazzi" follow Alec Baldwin.  The situation is so bad in NYS that the Democratic Governor has appointed a "More land Commission" to in effect, investigate the legislature which is largely comprised of members of his own party.  And of course...there is always Rod Large,  John Edwards, Marion Barry, etc. etc..
After corruption comes incompetence bred by a slavish devotion to an ideology derived out of magical thinking on just about everything.  ObamaCare is and will be forever the lowest point in the history of the American Presidency when it comes to incompetence and fraud. 
ObamaCare also illustrates the arrogance of modern Democrats and the steps they will take to protect their party even at the expense of the American people.  It  was not just the President who promised Americans they could keep their insurance and their Doctors but the Democratic legislators who clearly didn't know what they voted for or never read the bill they passed and who then lied to the American public for three years until they and the President and the lies they both perpetrated were exposed.   
The modern Democratic  Party also is notable for its disdain for any  religion except Islam.  Much of this purportedly comes out of their fanaticism for Abortion on demand and their support for same sex marriage.  In essence they despise the America that John F. Kennedy loved and died in the service of. 
Today's Democrats have as their idol not Barrack Baa but the fictional Frank Underwood of "House of Cards".  Underwood is  the Democratic House whip with a "Lady Macbeth" like wife who will do anything to get what he wants.  He is totally amoral and thus an avatar to many modern Democrats.  In the first episode he turns to the camera with a feral grin and introduces his wife to the viewers by saying "I love her like a shark loves blood".  Get the picture?
Frank Underwood - House of Cards.jpgThe Democratic Party of today is not your fathers Democratic Party, nor is it the party of JFK.  That party died on November 22, 1963.


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