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1. Camelot. The brief Kennedy years represent for many in the media their own golden moment. JFK was their royalty, their idol, their ideal, their handsome and rich young war hero.  Jackie Kennedy was their queen.

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And then it was all cut short, like a Shakespearean tragedy or fairy tale. The mythic Camelot fell to lust. The American Camelot fell to an assassin. For those of us who grew up after JFK, it’s all so much history. I grew up around Dallas and heard about the assassination any time I visited anywhere else as a child, and later on I visited the Sixth Floor Museum. It’s haunting but it’s history. For many in that generation, which was mostly born after World War II and then ended up losing Vietnam, JFK provides a meaningful anchor point, or at least a point that they have infused with meaning. Don’t bring up his womanizing or how the Kennedy patriarch behaved toward the Nazis. None of that has any place in the myth.

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My father laughed when he first heard this statement. Sgt Phil was a prewar regular trained on the '03 Springfield. He said anybody in his company could have made those shots. Time was not a factor because the first round is already chambered. Later analysis should 8.4 seconds instead of the first estimates of 6.8. That is more than enough time to get off three well aimed shots. The rear seat in the limo was elevated which fully accounts for the action of the so-called magic bullet. There was line of sight obstructiton.

Have you ever fired a bolt action rifle? I will require indisputable visual evidence that you have given that you beieve the shot was impossible.
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About twenty years ago I read an article by historian Robert Remini, a good Democrat and Jackson scholar. He believed that had Kennedy lived there would have been no honor, just disgrace. He said that the Kennedy womanizing, certain political death in the 60s, and his ties to mob boss Sam Giancana would have been exposed leading to either defeat in the 1964 election or resignation in his second term. That is the most honest assessment of the Kennedy legacy that I ever saw.
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My father was a cop on the NYPD for 29 years, 21 of those as a detective. He told me that in his entire law enforcement career he never saw three guys get away with anything. One guy? No problem, he can get away with something. Two guys? It's possible, if their bond is tight enough. But three or more? Someone always talks. Always.

That's why most conspiracy theories, and particularly the JFK, 9/11 and moon landing ones, all fall apart. In order to be true they all require scores if not hundreds of people who are not only supernaturally competent but also maniacally dedicated enough to take their secrets to the grave. Hundreds of people who ALL, every single one, have to resist not only their own consciences but the wealth and fame they could have for spilling their guts.

It's simply not possible.
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my favorite observation

When a Communist shot JFK, liberals lost their hearts. When a Palestinian shot RFK, liberals lost their minds.
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The left's fascination with JFK is simple: he came from connections to organized crime, incl. gun running, prostitution, illegal whiskey peddling, numbers games & more. Joe Kennedy was a criminal who had the right connections (on both sides of the law) to stay above the laws that applied to everyone else. Some believe Joe Kennedy is Bill Clinton's biological father, which would make him JFK's half-brother.
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Ultimately The person who killed Kennedy was Kennedy, when he refused to ride in the Limo with the top on it.
Perhaps this attitude by Kennedy is what got his PT boat cut in half by a IJN Destroyer in the Beckett straits.
Riding about in a Narcissistic daze of adulation is no way to survive when you make as many enemies as Kennedy did.
Hero? He is the reason for our involvement in Vietnam and the deaths of close to 58,000 American's and almost 2 million Vietnamese.

Oswald did the deed and without help.
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I was a pre-teen in 1963. In 50 years, I have yet to see any real physical evidence that pointed to anyone but Oswald. There have been lots of books and theories and photos blown up and enhanced multitudes of times that purport to show Sarah Palin on the grassy knoll with a howitzer, but nothing concrete and certainly nothing that would stand up in court. Nothing. Oswald is it. Deal with it, MSM.
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Another reason for the disparate treatment of Kennedy v. other assassinations was this one was televised.
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And yet the majority of conspiracy writers aren't liberals at all. They are government-skeptic writers of one style or another who believe the assassination was more about inter-government affairs than extra-government- which kind of blows the whole intent of this article. Given the nature of the people who populate high positions in the government, I'm inclined to give some credence to ideas like that.

It should be noted that Kennedy, what with being, in memoriam, a great liberal, was actually more of a liberal of the crony-capitalist type, with a clear understanding of the importance to the great families of reasonably sound economics. There's plenty of grudge-room in that, at high levels.
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Another thing the left seems to forget about JFK is that he loved him some nukes. He ordered a series of above ground nuclear tests. And even restarted controversial high altitude nuclear detonations. Earlier high altitude tests caused wide spread disruption of radio communications and even caused some blackouts in Hawaii and so they discontinued. He restarted the program in the lead up to the Cuban missile crisis and approved testing at even higher altitudes despite the warnings from scientists and the disapproval from the public at large. The first high altitude bomb test that JFK ordered crippled several satellites in orbit including the very first commercial communications satellite, Telstar I. Subsequent tests that were supposed to go to even higher altitudes were cancelled to avoid damaging other satellites.
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Another reason the left keeps the narrative going; Oswalt was at one time, a US Marine. The left hates the USMC.
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Over twenty years ago, when it was still being run by guys like P.J. O'Rourke, the "National Lampoon" put out a full issue that was called "Kennedy - The First 10,000 Days." The conceit was that it was Jackie who was gunned down in the limousine and JFK went on to become President in perpetuity. It was absolutely hilarious and a refreshing change to the maudlin funeral rhetoric that always surrounds the Kennedys. I remember one of the "items" covered in the magazine was the "fact" that, although Kennedy kept us out of Vietnam, he got us involved in a "Land war in Northern Ireland" on behalf of the IRA. There was a fake Time magazine cover with Fr. Daniel Berrigan in military uniform on it entitled "Fightin Father Berrigan with our Boys in Ulster." The whole thing was a perfect send-up of the Kenedy myth and is, as far as I can tell, severely out of print.
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If it's the same one I remember, it had a list of top Kennedy era songs. One of them was something like "Hey Wendy, Urban Renewal Took Away All My Song Writing Material" by Bruce Springsteen.
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Just did a little research and that issue actually was entitled, "Kennedy - The First 6,000 Days" and come out in 1977. Man the years are flying by fast!
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Kennedy and wife were also young and telegenic. The left worships youth (except in its current leader class) and image. Kennedy can be sold as the left's White Knight and the rank and file will eat it up, since they typically know nothing about history or current events beyond echochambered soundbites.

It also helps to keep the assassination front and center in case it happens again, to a Democrat. A Republican gets it and they'd cheer. A democrat gets it and they'd sell all of their rights if it meant getting even.
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The left worships youth and non-whiteness, which is why it needed Barry Obama as its mouthpiece. Who'd listen to nasty old white people like Reid and Pelosi?
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and I think you are spot on, especially with how those that listened to the debates thinking Nixon won, but those watching on TV, mesmerized by his looks and charm, having him win.
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If you think the Bush/Gore dustup over vote counting was tough, Nixon could have contested the outright corruption in Texas and especially Illinois (sound familiar?) that gave the extremely close election to Kennedy.

It was Nixon's concern for the country's unity that gave him the grace to concede the election. Compare Gore's selfishness that did indeed plunge us into our current hyper-partisanship. That item alone puts Nixon ahead of Gore.
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