Originally Posted Nov.22,2013
Today was a weird day. It’s been fifty years since JFK was killed in Dallas. Still blows my mind that such a thing actually happened. Watching some old news clips today, it reminded me of how much has changed in fifty years. Back then all you had for news was a radio station and a few channels on the TV. People found out about The President of the United States being assassinated only if they had a radio or TV nearby. And the news broadcasts were like watching Edward R. Murrow. A bunch of cigarette smoking, gritty men right out of Mad Men central casting all telling you about actual news. Not only that, but they would do this only twice a day, once at 5PM and again at 11PM, or maybe less. Anyone, Beuller? Other things have changed too. For one, no president goes anywhere in public today that hasn’t been swept, cordoned and stripped searched. And if something did happen we would know about it milliseconds later and see it from every angle, including 3-D! Another thing that has changed is the president. Yeah, he’s black, but I was talking about Kennedy. I wasn’t aware of this, but Kennedy, it turns out, was a conservative. That’s right. It’s true! Well…sort of. Well, no, not really. Better yet, I’ll let wingtopia explain it for you:
•Glenn Beck: Kennedy Would Be “A Tea Party Radical.”
•Rush Limbaugh: Kennedy “Was Not In Any Way A Liberal As You Know Liberals Today.”
•Chris Wallace: “There Is A Growing Body Of Thought That In Fact President Kennedy Was Quite Conservative.”
•Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak: “JFK Would Have Rejected The Iran Deal.”
What was that last one? What else would JFK have done? This is so fascinating! Like I said, today was a weird day. Fifty years have gone by since 11/22/63. Anyone born on that day feels pretty weird too, and probably a little depressed.
What I want to know is, am I losing my mind? Has the earth officially flipped on its axis? Well, no. Not really. It’s just right wingers doing what they do best; trying to distract us from the fact that they have really shitty heroes. Just this week George Zimmerman was arrested for assault, James Woods is still James Woods, and George W. Bush is selling his artwork as christmas ornaments. At this rate, I imagine in several years we’ll find out that RFK was actually Ted Nugent’s uncle.
I guess I can’t blame the Right for claiming Kennedy as their own today. They really have no choice. But it confuses me too. Since the Right’s listeners and watchers were probably adults and republican in 1963, you would think they would be confused by this. My guess is that they hated Kennedy in 1963, about as much as they hate Obama now. After all, back then Kennedy might have well been black. In 1963, being catholic was nearly as bad as being black. Furthermore…
You know what? I am starting to sound a little too factual. There is really no place for that in this article. So I’ll stop. Happy Anniversary JFK, you right-winger you.
Author – tmcbpatriot