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What a Difference 50 Years Makes

Milt37 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 2:16 PM
JFK may have been a Democrat, but he was nowhere near what the Democrats are today. In fact, if he had lived, I think Teddy would have either been a different politician, or JFK would have had him thrown out of politics altogether. He was not the hero that the left (and Jackie) tried to make him out to be, but he was probably the last of the Democrats that still loved America, and saw communism as the threat it was.

President Obama opened his State of the Union address with a quote from President John F. Kennedy: “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.” But Obama’s speech that followed and the agenda it advocated indicate he failed to study JFK’s famous 1963 State of the Union and its ambitious program of tax cuts and tax reform that successfully shifted the U.S. economy into high gear.

“The mere absence of recession is not growth,” Kennedy said. Words that ring even more true now, with the U.S. economy mired in the weakest recovery of the post-war era. Obama’s...