Hands Off Republicans

As we have pondered the sober fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination I’m struck and infuriated by Right Wing pundits trying to claim that Kennedy was a “conservative”.  Yes, he went to the right of Nixon in being anti-Communist as a political move, but the man who could write this:

“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who care about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil right and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicious that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”

….was not a conservative.

One Response to Hands Off Republicans

  • rand says:

    Neither was MLK, but many in the GOP want to claim that he was & that he was a Republican– though documents state while he never endorsed any politician or party he always voted a “straight Democratic ticket”. This pathetic attempt to poach historical figures from the left is the result of not having any reasonable ideas or leaders & desperately trying to remain relevant in a culture that no longer respects the outdated, dishonest, racist, homophobic, misogynist ideology they actually embody.

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