Would There be Room for JFK in Todays Democrat Party?
By: Ed Farnan | Published Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 10:45 AM | Updated Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 10:45 AM
Recent polls show there is a strong backlash building against the Occupy Movements springing up around the country. One poll showed 64% of the American public disapprove of the movement and ominously for Democrats, the public is linking the OWS movement to the Democrat Party.
Probably what disturbed many Americans about this movement, besides turning our cities into squalid campsites, was the outward show of support for communism. Militants in the streets demanding "rights" while wearing Che Gueverra T shirts and communist party emblems, openly and brazenly.
The fact that President Obama and Nancy Pelosi have tacitly endorsed this movement at the same time it has been endorsed by the American Nazi Party, the Communist Party and former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, creates a sort of surreal group of strange bedfellows.
I feel like a spectator to a tragic car crash when I watch these protests start to turn militant and violent. I don't want to look, but can't help see how our culture seems to be disintegrating in some of our cities. It looks as if there is a concerted effort to bring mob rule to the forefront, rather than the rule of law. Why would our nations leaders endorse a tactic which is against the grain of working within the system, a system they themselves are a key part of? A system which produced them?
If John Kennedy were around today would he be a member of the Democrat Party? After all his motto was "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country." Even his "Rising tide will lift all boats" showed his laissez faire attitude of unleash the private sector and it will bring forth prosperity to everyone. Of course one of the first moves he made as president was to lower the tax rates to help spur private sector prosperity.
Does any of this strategy and thinking resemble todays entitlement mentality embraced by todays Democrat party? If you look at it from this perspective, John Kennedy probably would have been a founding member of the American Tea Party.
But I can't help but wonder what John Kennedy would think today if he were around. He was probably the worst enemy the Communist Party every had, he hated communism and everything it stood for. He most definitely would be astonished to see them marching in the streets proudly wearing their colors.
Of course President Kennedy risked his life fighting a war which eventually crushed the Nazi's and he most certainly would not have tolerated the site of the Swastika being associated with anything American.
President Kennedy was also a strong champion of civil rights and didn't tolerate for a minute racism, or any type of intolerance against others, so he most certainly would be aghast at seeing mobs knotting up our cities, that were endorsed by a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.
Sure times have changed from the 60's when President Kennedy was here, but the aforementioned groups goals and aims have not and John Kennedy, in his elderly state, would be standing up and speaking out about this.
Makes you wonder if the conservative JFK would be even welcome in today's Democrat Party?
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