Registered: Jan 2002
05-30-12 07:02 PM
JFK vs. Barack Obama
by Blaise Ingoglia, Government Gone Wild!
A couple of days ago marked the birthday of John F. Kennedy. Happy belated Birthday Mr. President. Unfortunately, with the current crop of Democratic Party “leaders” not so happy for people of this nation.
As part of a project that I have been working on I needed to go back and look at some old video footage of John F. Kennedy’s speeches in an effort to gauge his political ideology. In order to show contrast, most people on the right love to compare Obama with Reagan. In my opinion, this is the wrong thing to do. We need to compare Obama with JFK to see that the Democratic Party, and this country, has been hijacked by the left.
Check out some of the quotes from JFK and you tell me if you notice any changes in rhetoric:
“I don’t believe in big government”—Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, 1960
“I believe in the balanced budget”—Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, 1960
Would you ever hear those words come out of the mouth of Obama? Pelosi? Biden? Wasserman-Schultz?
The left continually tell us that today’s Republican Party would never elect Ronald Reagan in a primary. But, would today’s Democratic Party elect John F. Kennedy today as their nominee? Judging by what I have seen and heard from the mouth of JFK himself the answer would be “NO”. The Democratic Party of yesteryear hardly resembles the party of today. They were much more mainstream back then.
The RHINO’s (Republican In Name Only) more resembles what the Democratic Party of JFK in 1960 stood for while the Republican conservatives of today more resemble the ideology of Reagan. We have stopped debating the issues from a center right perspective. We are now debating the issues where the current administration wants it…from far left of center.
Think of the struggle between the two ideologys as a tug of war. We are a center-right country so the ribbon on the rope would start at just “right of the center”. The rope has been pulled so far to the left that the ribbon sits almost atop the people pulling on the left (Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz). In order to for this nation to settle back where it belongs it requires an extremely hard pull to the right so the ribbon goes back to it’s original place of right of center. If we don’t pull hard enough it will settle left of center and to the left that will mean progress. Doesn’t that make some sort of sense?
Why is it that the Democratic Party of today wants the Republican Party to “moderate” its stance? Today, Republicans need to call upon disenfranchised Democrats asking them to moderate their stance by electing more “left of center” people instead of the “leftists” they have today. The problem is that today’s party of Obama, Pelosi and Reid control the campaign cash and this is NOT your father’s Democratic Party of JFK.
There are plenty of things that JFK and Obama agree on, most notably their positions on Medicare and Social Security. Both of these programs, as we know, are bankrupting this nation. In my opinion, JFK would have made some major changes to these programs to save them. Obama and the left have no such interest.
This tug of war will continue from now until election day. Keep pulling. If we don’t this nation will end up in the mud.