Tweet When I was in junior high school, high school, and college, my American history classes always preached the same message: Franklin Roosevelt saved America by “priming the pump.” That is, he took money away from the rich, filtered it through the government, and then used the brain-power built into government to decide upon the [...]
Tag Archive 'John F. Kennedy'
Tweet As long as our ideas live on, in some way so do we. Here’s is one of John F. Kennedy’s most famous statements: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Obama won the 2012 election by turning that idea upside down. Rather than appealing [...]
Tweet Good ad: Massachusetts has drowned itself in the Kool-Aid since 1972, but maybe a strong Republican candidate, a strong message, and an insane Democratic party can make the difference. UPDATE: If you’d like to contribute to Brown’s campaign, here’s his website. As Kate said in the comments when she provided the link, the Dems [...]
Tweet Thanks to Sadie for putting me on to the latest Obama/media stunt, this time the conscious decision to mimic a famous series of en famille JFK pictures in the oval office. I guess when your numbers are tanking, imitating a dead president is one way to try to shore yourself up.
Tweet I was not a rebellious youngster. I accepted my parents’ values and their rules, and pretty much toed the line. My one area of rebellion was, looking back, a rather bizarre one: I refused to buy into the Kennedy mythology. Perhaps because I was a child of the Watergate era, I simply refused to [...]
Tweet I carpooled to a soccer game today. The driver, who is someone I don’t know very well, is a very charming man who is quite obviously a potential Obama voter. He wasn’t quite sure about me and, since he was a very civil individual, he never came out and either insulted McCain or lauded [...]
Tweet Obama has been doing his darndest to tie himself to the Kennedy’s, right down to hiring Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg for his Vice President investigation committee. Hillary, inartfully, also made the Kennedy-Obama link with her references to June assassinations. (What was the woman thinking? She was historically accurate, but she must have known how it [...]
Tweet I was speaking with a liberal this weekend who opined that McCain will win, something he found inconceivable in a match between Obama and McCain. “Why,” I asked? “Because McCain’s never done anything,” he replied. Rather than defend McCain’s record, I asked a different question: “What’s Obama done?” A millisecond went by, and then [...]
Tweet William Katz has his own, very interesting, blog at Urgent Agenda. However, he saves his long posts for Power Line and this time he has a doozy about the many ways in which Obama is not JFK. Since Katz lived a life that was front and center at many historical events in the second [...]