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(Washington Post)   Liberals inability to admit a communist plot to kill JFK led to the downfall of liberalism claims George F. Will   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Dealey Plaza, liberals, 2007 in literature, paternalism, Warren, moral superiority, Robert Frost, Manhattan Institute  
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597 clicks; posted to Politics » on 10 Oct 2013 at 2:54 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-10 03:54:49 PM  
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The democrat party became the Party of Oswald, or POO, after he.killed JFK. They adopted all of Oswald's beliefs soon thereafter. I guess it works.
2013-10-10 03:17:02 PM  
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Liberalism's disarray during the late 1960s, combined with Americans' recoil from liberal hectoring, catalyzed the revival of conservatism in the 1970s.

Liberals disarrayed? You mean after MLK was murdered, Bobby Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was murdered?

Listen, George, you left out one thing. The thing most of the people you pal around with don't like talking about.


You weren't up to your knees in the rice paddies of Vietnam NOR were you getting your skull cracked open in one of the countless liberal protest against the war. While you were getting your Ph.D., there were years of protests against the Vietnam War.

Get your head out of your ass, George. If you're going to point out that no one mentioned the assassin of JFK, then please mention what the liberals were busy doing when you were avoiding the draft and setting up yourself for a long career of sucking powerful dick.
2013-10-10 03:14:20 PM  
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No, I'm pretty sure it was the dismantling of the New Deal and the conservative takeover of mass media that led to the downfall of liberalism.
2013-10-10 02:59:08 PM  
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So what I'm getting from this is that George Will thinks the left should be more aggressive on economic and class issues and take, en masse, a formally socialist stance rather than surrendering economic issues to the right-wing wholesale, as they have done since the 70s.

But I don't think he realizes that's what he's saying.
2013-10-10 02:51:50 PM  
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Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the Kennedys' kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day presidency without mentioning the assassin.

So, Will's complaint is that liberals don't pay mind to the background of the assassin enough (true, but misleading, because Oswald also traces to the CIA) And then Will proceeds to write an article about Oswald without mentioning his assassin, Ruby. And the fact that he was mid-level mobster.
2013-10-10 02:06:09 PM  
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There is a Borges story about a group that got together and wrote an encyclopedia of a country that never existed.  I feel like that's what I'm reading sometimes.
2013-10-10 01:08:23 PM  
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George never could measure up to Buckley, and this proves and seals that.
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