Today marks the 56th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. For those of us who are old enough to have lived through seeing the assassination of a President unfolding on live television, it will forever be seared into our memories. Not until 9/11 was there such a traumatic moment that affected the entire nation.
That’s one of many reasons why some of us find it so shocking and appalling that loose talk of assassinating a President you don’t like has become commonplace. It’s just one of many examples of how woeful the younger generations’ history education has become.
There have been many distorted conspiracy theories about JFK’s death that have supplanted the real history, and in recent years, they’ve taken a new twist as political partisans have tried to rewrite the truth about that dark day to throw shade on their contemporary political rivals. For instance, on the 50th anniversary, liberal media outlets like the Washington Post tried to link the Tea Party with the “right-wing extremism” of the ‘60s to imply they would have killed JFK if they’d been around back then. I wouldn’t be surprised to find similar attacks on Trump supporters, if I felt like digging through the muck to look for them. So let me just give you a quick history lesson:
For years, Dallas was unfairly painted by the left as a “city of hate” because JFK was killed there. In fact, the streets of Dallas were jammed with thousands of cheering well-wishers who turned out to greet the President. That’s why the FBI had so many photos to analyze: because there were so many people who came out to get a picture.
Lee Harvey Oswald was not a Dallasite, or even a Texan, and certainly not a right-winger. He was born in New Orleans and had only recently moved to Dallas. He was also a genuine, card-carrying communist who admired Castro and Cuba and had actually defected and lived in the Soviet Union for three years. He hated JFK for his anti-communist policies.
He was also known to be a rude, arrogant, communist loser who couldn’t hold a job and was always arguing with people and getting into fights. I could make an argument that he sounds more like an Antifa member than a Tea Partier or Trump supporter. But I won’t.
Today should be a time for reflection on a tragic event that affected the world and all Americans. It should also be a time for reflection on what horrors it can lead to when people let radical political passions overrun their sense of basic human decency.
MUST-SEE VIDEO! Why nobody cares about impeachment: because the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) have been crying “wolf” for three straight years. Although in their case, they’ve been crying “Bombshell!/Tipping point!/Beginning of the end!/”Walls are closing in!” etc. etc. over and over about 100,000 times. Here’s a quick video review.
Just as I predicted, Adam Schiff’s expensive, pointless, lawless and transparently political impeachment show has done nothing but turn more Americans, particularly Independent voters, against impeachment. The polls showing a majority of Americans wanting Trump to be impeached were always nothing but slanted push polls based on propaganda, but now that people have seen the weakness of the case with their own eyes, the tide is turning.
In fact, a new Emerson poll found that getting a good close look at how the Democrats operate has managed to lift Trump’s approval rating into positive territory, 48-47%. In a fair world, with his economy and no wars, it should be in the 60s, but this is probably as high as anyone could get with a relentlessly negative media and about half the voters convinced he’s Satan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is far too shrewd politically not to realize what a disaster this is (I suspect she knew that long ago but was forced to go along with it to hold her trantrum-throwing kiddie caucus together.) Trying to put a good face on it, Pelosi said that now that we’ve seen the evidence, the Democrats have no choice but to act.
And she’s right: now that Americans have seen the pitiful pile of partisan grudges, groundless presumptions, hurt feelings and third-hand hearsay that are all they’ve got, the Democrats have no choice but to put on a big, phony act about how they’re protecting the Constitution while they’re actually using it as toilet paper.
If you’re as exhausted by this past week’s onslaught of impeachment nonsense as we are, then here’s a brief blow-by-blow explanation of why it was a giant nothingburger, courtesy of Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.
In Israel, the enemies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been trying to force him out of office for a long time using the same tactic leftists here are using against President Trump: turning the legal system into a partisan political weapon. Just as the Democrats will likely use their House majority to impeach Trump despite being unable to turn up any actual evidence of wrongdoing in three years, prosecutors in Israel saw the weakened hand Netanyahu was dealt in the last election as their opportunity and have now filed three corruption charges against him.
Anyone who knows Netanyahu, and I know him quite well, would find it ridiculous to the point of laughable to suggest that he would ever prioritize his personal comforts or enrichment over the good of his beloved nation. Israel is blessed to have such a fierce and unyielding defender, which is why he is hated by so many who would like to replace him with an appeaser who would let down Israel’s guard in a futile attempt to mollify the nation’s international critics.
Most news outlets have the story of Netanyahu being charged, but here’s the real story that they’re not telling you. It’s from reporter Caroline Glick, who has done an extensive investigation into the genesis of these alleged crimes, the prosecutors behind them and their motives and connections.
And if the incidents of deep state leaks, double standards, weaponized legal proceedings and efforts to move power from the people to the government sound oddly familiar to you, you’re not alone.
Attorney General William Barr said he understands the skepticism about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, but that he has personally reviewed the security tapes from the prison, and nobody else entered his cell during that time. He instead blamed Epstein’s death on a “perfect storm of screw-ups.”
It’s ironic that this falls on the anniversary of the assassination of JFK, since I suspect that this also will not end the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” conspiracy theory movement. I predict that the online narrative will now go in one of four directions:
1. Who altered the tape Barr saw?
2. Who forced Epstein to kill himself?
3. Barr is in on it.
4. All of the above.