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On JFK 50th, Kennedy family gathers in Washington

There are 17 comments on the WAFF.com story from Jan 20, 2011, titled On JFK 50th, Kennedy family gathers in Washington. In it, WAFF.com reports that:

Fifty years ago Thursday, President John F. Kennedy told the world that "the torch had been passed to a new generation of Americans" whom he challenged to "ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Caroline Kennedy told The Associated Press that she has been thinking over her father's oft-quoted inaugural ...

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#1 Jan 20, 2011
The Dems of today want the Country's Gov to Do Everything For & To you. It's shameful. JFK would be a Tea Party member if alive today.
Dorian

Hanover, MA

#2 Jan 20, 2011
JFK A 'Tea party member' You wish! ROFL
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#3 Jan 20, 2011
Dems sink a little lower in the gutter....

Using a mass murder memorial service for a campaign rally...

now dragging out one dead presidents 50 year old igauguration speech for another pep rally.

shameless......got any more dead people to exploit.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#4 Jan 20, 2011
Dorian wrote:
JFK A 'Tea party member' You wish! ROFL
Seven Ways to Make Voters Forget You’re a Democrat

By Ben Adler
October 18, 2010

Democrats knew this day would come, although perhaps not so soon: after winning a slew of seats in the 2006 and 2008 elections, they have a bevy of vulnerable incumbents facing constituents who don’t think much of the Democratic Party or its national leadership. To hold onto their seats, many of these Democrats—even as they often accept help from their party’s reelection committees—seek to distance themselves from the national party as they try to appeal to the voters back home. Some candidates take the tack of emphasizing their conservative—or “independent”—record while never mentioning their party. If you didn’t know the candidate, you’d sometimes think you were watching an ad for a Republican. Others tackle their party’s image problem head-on by reinforcing it, hoping that doing so will benefit them personally.

They explicitly declare their independence from, and frequent opposition to, President Obama, Democratic congressional leaders, or the entire District of Columbia. While their issues or characters to associate with—or disassociate from—differ, they all make the same point: I’m one of you, not a “Washington liberal,” so don’t treat me like just another Democrat. Here are some typical tactics:

1) Run Against Washington

2) Oppose Obama's Health-Care Reform

3) Oppose Climate-Change Legislation

4) Get Out Your Gun

5) Associate Yourself With President Bush

6) Associate Yourself With Congressional Republicans

7) Criticize Your Party and Its Entire Agenda

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/18/seven-ways...

Since: Apr 10

Tempe, AZ

#5 Jan 20, 2011
The best thing any Kennedy ever did while in office was die.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#6 Jan 20, 2011
"ask not what your country can do for you…
citizen: hey country - I'm out of work, can you take it easy on my taxes.
country: f##k you..
…ask what you can do for your country."
citizen: you want me to pay even MORE taxes?
country: you gotta ASK?
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#7 Jan 21, 2011
Dorian wrote:
JFK A 'Tea party member' You wish! ROFL
You have to be extremely uneducated or just plain stupid which I'll bet on the latter. JFK was more conservative than any of today's conservatives and if he were alive he would denounce the democrats with extreme prejudice. JFK would be leading the TEA PARTY.
Jimbo

Auburn University, AL

#8 Jan 21, 2011
J.W. Boothe > L.H.O :)

“Ignorantia valde pestifera.”

Since: Jan 09

Harding Township, NJ

#9 Jan 21, 2011
AZBowhunter wrote:
The best thing any Kennedy ever did while in office was die.
Please follow his example.

“Obama: Leading us to failure”

Since: Jul 09

The United States of America

#10 Jan 21, 2011
Dorian wrote:
JFK A 'Tea party member' You wish! ROFL
Perhaps you should do some reading on JFK .... also, I hate to break this to you, but Martin Luther King was a Republican.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#11 Jan 21, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
The Dems of today want the Country's Gov to Do Everything For & To you. It's shameful. JFK would be a Tea Party member if alive today.
In his inaugural speech, JFK said:
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."

Those are not the words of a Tea Party member.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#12 Jan 21, 2011
Capt America wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you should do some reading on JFK .... also, I hate to break this to you, but Martin Luther King was a Republican.
That’s because the Republican Party used to welcome diverse views and not just right-wing conservatives. Read the following quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., and ask yourself if any of today’s Republicans would agree:

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth."

“…we must honestly face the fact that the movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. There are forty million poor people here, and one day we must ask the question,‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy."

Since: Sep 07

Avondale, AZ

#13 Jan 21, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
The Dems of today want the Country's Gov to Do Everything For & To you. It's shameful. JFK would be a Tea Party member if alive today.
In today's political climate, JFK would never get the Dem nod for President.

Ronald Reagan would be able to get his party's nod.

Tells you how radical the leftist Dems have become today.

Since: Sep 07

Avondale, AZ

#14 Jan 21, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
That’s because the Republican Party used to welcome diverse views and not just right-wing conservatives. Read the following quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., and ask yourself if any of today’s Republicans would agree:
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth."
“…we must honestly face the fact that the movement must address itself to the question of restructuring the whole of American society. There are forty million poor people here, and one day we must ask the question,‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy."
Really?

Did you see how diverse the field of Reps were in the last election?

Remember, which party has imprisoned American people in camps? Yes, the Dems.

Since: Sep 07

Avondale, AZ

#15 Jan 21, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
In his inaugural speech, JFK said:
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
Those are not the words of a Tea Party member.
Yeah, but JFK wouldn't have forced people to help the many at the tip of a spear!

Get a clue!
Liberal Antidote

Charleroi, PA

#17 Jan 22, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
In his inaugural speech, JFK said:
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
Those are not the words of a Tea Party member.
Then please tell us all what are the 'words' of the TEA PARTY. Make sure you research your answer (lie) carefully.

“Ignorantia valde pestifera.”

Since: Jan 09

Harding Township, NJ

#18 Jan 24, 2011
Devil Dawg wrote:
<quoted text>In today's political climate, JFK would never get the Dem nod for President.
Ronald Reagan would be able to get his party's nod.
Tells you how radical the leftist Dems have become today.
This from the party that approved KKK Grand Wizard David Duke for the nomination for President of the United States in 1988.

Consider the source.

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