JFK Wouldn’t Fit with Today’s Democrats
Who from the past would fit in with today’s democrats?
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There’s a new book out by a guy named Ira Stoll, S-t-o-l-l called “JFK, Conservative,” and here’s the Amazon description of the book: “As Ira Stoll convincingly argues, by the standards of both his time and our own, John F. Kennedy was a conservative. His two great causes were anticommunism and economic growth.” That does not fit with the Democrats of today, folks. It just doesn’t.
“His tax cuts, which spurred one of the greatest economic booms in our history, were fiercely opposed by his more liberal advisors” within his administration. “He fought against unions. He pushed for free trade and a strong dollar. And above all, he pushed for a military buildup and an aggressive anticommunism around the world.” In fact, do you know where Kennedy was going to speak in Dallas? The Trade Mart. That’s where he was going.
After the motorcade finished, he was heading to the Dallas Trade Mart to make a speech. He was huge on free trade. “He fought against unions. He pushed for free trade and a strong dollar. And above all, he pushed for a military buildup and an aggressive anticommunism around the world.” Hello, Vietnam. This guy, Ira Stoll, says, “Indeed, JFK had more in common with Ronald Reagan than with LBJ.”
Back in 2010, the Kennedy family demanded that Linda McMahon (then running for the Senate in Connecticut) pull her campaign ads that included clips of JFK talking about the benefits of tax cuts. We, I think, were the first to dig those up and play them way back in the ’90s on this program. They are in the archives, the Grooveyard of Forgotten Sound Bites, from the Economic Club of New York in 1962.