Special Assignment: JFK Visits Tamaqua

Special Assignment: JFK Visits Tamaqua

There are 9 comments on the WNEP-TV Moosic story from Nov 21, 2013, titled Special Assignment: JFK Visits Tamaqua. In it, WNEP-TV Moosic reports that:

All week, we've been taking you back in time to the 1960s, when then Senator John F. Kennedy campaigned in Pennsylvania just before he was elected president.

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Marylin Monroe

Hazleton, PA

#1 Nov 22, 2013
I got cream pied by Jack and Bobby in Tamaqua.
Lionel Richie

Selinsgrove, PA

#2 Nov 22, 2013
Marylin Monroe wrote:
I got cream pied by Jack and Bobby in Tamaqua.
Hello! Is it me you're looking for?
Teatard

Meadville, PA

#3 Nov 23, 2013
The village idiots in Skook voted for Nixon in 1960 because their daddies and granddaddies always voted for Repugnants.
Grassy Noll

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Nov 25, 2013
Teatard wrote:
The village idiots in Skook voted for Nixon in 1960 because their daddies and granddaddies always voted for Repugnants.
That's because In 1960 Republicans were actually the more Liberal of the 2 parties and Democrats were more Conservative. Once LBJ passed his so-called "Great Society" reforms the parties more or less reversed themselves philosophically.
Rurbanite

Bronx, NY

#5 Jan 5, 2016
Grassy Noll wrote:
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That's because In 1960 Republicans were actually the more Liberal of the 2 parties and Democrats were more Conservative. Once LBJ passed his so-called "Great Society" reforms the parties more or less reversed themselves philosophically.
It's much more complex than that. Northeastern and Midwestern Republicans were then more "liberal" on social issues, but most Republicans we're still "conservative" on economic and foreign-policy issues. By contrast, Southern and rural Democrats were more "conservative" on social issues, while most Democrats were more "liberal" on economic and foreign-policy issues. Urban Republicans and Democrats were generally more "liberal" but for different reasons. Republican leaders were more sophisticated and educated, especially in Ivy League colleges, which gave them a more tolerant and generous worldview. Democrats in the Northeast and Midwest represented struggling ethnic and racial minorities, causing them to support "Great Society" type legislation. Also in 1960, electoral power was weighted in favor of the Northeast and Midwest. States like New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan controlled more electoral votes than those in the South, unlike the situation today. LBJ was an enigma: a president who allowed his grassroots populism to trump the "conservative" social and economic values of his deeply conservative region, steeped in Jim Crow and anti-Union politics.
John Rambo

United States

#6 Jan 5, 2016
Well, just vote Da Kernal if you want problems solved.
Joe Dimaggio

United States

#7 Jan 5, 2016
Marylin Monroe wrote:
I got cream pied by Jack and Bobby in Tamaqua.
Is that what killed you?
Marylin Monroe

Hazleton, PA

#8 Jan 6, 2016
Joe Dimaggio wrote:
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Is that what killed you?
No. It was the booze and pills. I could take multiple Tijuana donkey loads and not bat an eye.
Jack Ruby

United States

#9 Jan 6, 2016
I shot Lee Harvey because he had squinty eyes.,

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