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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 11:39 PM Oct 2013

Archae not to attend JFK assassination conference. Do you think JFK still matters? [View all]

Some of JFK's legacy, yes.

But there is a lot left out of the actual history by the JFK crazies.

JFK was not this "great liberal hope" who was half-deity.
He was being groomed by his Father (who had some rather shady finances,) to attain high office, Senator or possibly President.
He was able to make it because people were simply sick of Tricky Dicky and his "Get dem commies!" policies.
People wanted Kennedy and his "Vigah!"

Kennedy himself was a consummate politician.

Kennedy also was a "rounder," as my Mom would say.
A philandering bastard.

Kennedy was also willing to put into play policies left over from Eisenhower and Dulles, and did so.
The Bay Of Pigs was the most notorious.

Kennedy was in Dallas to kiss up to right-wing bigwigs in Texas, old cronies of Johnson's.

A certified wack job who had been in and out of mental hospitals severely wounded Reagan.
A rabid Confederate sympathizer killed Lincoln.
A religious nutjob who kept demanding a cushy job from Garfield killed him.
A crazy anarchist killed McKinley.

And a grandiose far-leftist shot and killed Kennedy, all the available CREDIBLE (as opposed to wild charges, theories and innuendos,) point to Oswald.

The latest grandstander jumping on the JFK conspiracy bandwagon is Jerome Corsi, he would accuse his own Mother of being a communist for money.

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