America’s last president

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  1. Mike12

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    Listening to this speech helps me appreciate what potential he had and how drastically different he was from today’s leaders. He would be an outcast in today’s left and rejected by the right, truly remarkable how our leaders and political parties have descended into tribalism, identity politics, radicalism. None of today’s leaders are even half the leader this man was.
     
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    Yes let's support the guy that voted against the civil rights bill lol.
     
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    Which is why he'd be rejected by the right.
     
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    ~ I do believe that John Kennedy was dead at the time. Many say the Civil Rights Act was passed as a way to honor President Kennedy.
     
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    JFK died 1963
    Civil Right Act passed 1964
     
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    Listening to the aspirational eloquence with which he spoke and the power of his message makes me yearn all the more for the days to come when no matter their stripe, future prez's will not be small, ignorant, and close minded like the pretender we have now. Using disingenuous platitudes and fear to appeal to the worst instincts of those of like mind. Every day he remains in office is a national embarrassment.
     
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    What country did you live in in 1963, I was in the USA.
     
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    Yearn for your inevitable parole during the 2024 election, and console yourself when the Democrats get stomped once again running The Bartender.
     
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    Good thing you only have 1560 days to go.
     
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    Low morals as well. Hindsight says that's a Democrat for you.
     
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    I think you are referring to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which created prohibitions against intimidating, coercing or otherwise interfering with the rights of persons to vote for the President and Members of Congress.
    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/85-1957/s75

    How ironic though, that today it's Republicans who are interfering with the people's right to vote.
     
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    Kennedy actually was the first one to propose the Civil Rights Act of 1964
     
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    Yes. My post, though, was to point out that Kennedy wasn't alive when it passed. Not to mention he would have been the president at the time of Civil Rights Act passing which means he wouldn't have even had a vote. Spooky just got it wrong on so many levels.
     
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    JFK was far from perfect. He was probably the greatest philanderer ever... he wasn’t the most experienced but he made up for it in many ways.

    Btw, those mentioning how he was against civil right, do your research. Many famous speeches he made in support of civil rights.


    Why would he be rejected by the left?

    1. he was an NRA member
    2. Believed in low taxes
    3. Supported israel
    4. Not a fan of federal reserve
    5. Supported law enforcement
    6. Supported immigration (wrote book nation of immigrants) but a believer of strong borders
    7. Slept with women right and center, including interns and foreign spies (metoo would eviscetate him)
    8. Was a catholic
    9. Was very rich


    He would have no shot in today’s radical, cancel culture, #metoo gone too far, socialist, white hating, rich hating, gun grabbing, lawless party.


    He took on the mob, CIA, fed reserve, communist russia... he made many enemies.

    i admire the courage and oh, he was even wounded in battle and was a WW2 vet. He makes obama, trump, bush, reagan, carter and all others who followed him, mediocre.
     
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    Kennedy was no longer in the Senate when the Civil Right bill came up in fact he was dead.
     
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    dead martyrs are always more appealing than the reality of current leaders.
     
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    He was not against civil rights and those who claim that stupidity are off!,
     
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    More sick BS .......
     
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    Don’t pretend you are a JFk fan.. he was an NRA member, he was rich, he supported law enforcement, he supported immigration but legal immigration, he was a catholic, he wasn’t a fan of high taxes.. he was tough of foreignh adversaries..

    this sounds more like stuff trump supports, not your radical left you tend to support. This party would make jfk sick to his stomach
     
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    trump isn’t exactly high on morals, neither was nixon

    Morals in politics is rare
     
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    Trump and his supporters only support ONE thing: Trump. The rest is ancillary and can change from one second to the next.
     
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    It's the Camelot fantasy.
     
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    Never could understand the fascination with the son of a KKK member who Putin helped elect.

     
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    There’s a Twilight Zone episode of what theoretically would have been the alternative future timeline if aliens had prevented JFK getting killed.

    There is my thesis which I will discuss one of these days, of result of Stonewall Jackson not killed at Chancellorsville and how that results in a timeline were the entire world is taken over by Communism by 1960
     

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