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Stephen Kruiser

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November 22, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Journalism.

If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during his presidency.

And just like today, Texans were leading what some of them saw as a moral crusade.

To find the very roots of the tea party of 2013, just go back to downtown Dallas in 1963, back to the months and weeks leading to the Kennedy assassination. It was where and when a deeply angry political polarization, driven by a band of zealots, burst wide open in America.

This is a perfectly valid train of thought if you ignore the facts. Oswald was a commie and Texas a Democrat stronghold in the early 1960s.

What’s most irritating, however, is the notion that harsh political rhetoric is a relatively new thing in the United States. Those who believe this to be true might want to read up on the Jackson/Adams election of 1828 or check out some of what detractors used to say about Abraham Lincoln.

And rhetoric doesn’t kill presidents. Leftists who don’t like people with differing opinions do.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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The only conspiracy is the conspiracy itself. Kennedy being killed by some nebulous 'right wing conspiracy' was a "narrative" (i.e. entirely fabricated falsehood) too valuable to the left to ignore. As Rahm Emanuel would have put it, this was a crisis too good to waste.
The irony of course is that the left over the last 50 yrs has moved so many degrees down the scale that had Kennedy's words and actions been promulgated today, he would be viewed as a blue-dog democrat or even a moderate Republican.
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A home-grown American marxist killed JFK, and whether the USSR was involved is irrelevant now. What remains relevant is the continuing perfidy of the American marxists and their adoption of the Kennedy myth to clothe the anti-American left and seduce the media who love simple-minded pretensions of royalty. This is the same way the left has hi-jacked Lincoln in the face of the fact that John Wilkes Booth was a Democratic activist.
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How inconvenient it wasn't one of the Catholic hating Texas "moralists" who killed JFK, it was a card carrying amoral communist. But let's not let that disrupt the WaPo narrative...
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There have been any number of articles from the MSM which, somehow, seek to prove that the Tea Party or their grandfathers or something were "guilty" of the Kennedy's death. It would be out-and-out laughable if it wasn't so freaking weird. How obsessed ARE these people? The meme that somehow Dallas, the "city of hate", was in some inexplicably metaphysically magical manner the cause of Kennedy's murder is bizarrre enough but to claim that the same people who killed Kennedy are somehow in the Tea Party puts us in rubber-room territory. It just proves that JFK's death was, in a sick way, the Left's greatest propaganda coup since they use it as justificaiton for every slander of the conservative right.
47 weeks ago
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"If today’s extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that’s because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at John F. Kennedy during his presidency."

EDIT: "If today's extremist rhetoric sounds familiar, that's because it is eerily, poignantly similar to the vitriol aimed squarely at certain convenient identified political opponents during the early days of the Reich."


"And just like today, Texans were leading what some of them saw as a moral crusade."

EDIT: "And just like today, media propagandists were leading what some of them saw as a crusade for the greater good of the Reich."

"To find the very roots of the tea party of 2013, just go back to downtown Dallas in 1963, back to the months and weeks leading to the Kennedy assassination. It was where and when a deeply angry political polarization, driven by a band of zealots, burst wide open in America."

EDIT: "To find the very roots of the Leftist Media's incitement to pogrom of today, just go back to the streets of Munich in 1933 and read the Volkischer Beobachter in the weeks and months following the election of Hitler to Chancellor. It was where and when a deeply angry political polarization, driven by a cynical cabal of greedy and irresponsible editors and publishers, burst wide open across Germany, and then across Europe...and then across the world."

Two can play at this effin' game.
47 weeks ago
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The fact of the matter is that Kennedy was not all that popular in Texas and other places in 1963.

We have kind of a "Post Hoc" situation where people remember him as tremendously popular before his assassination because he became tremendously popular after he was assassinated.

Nothing enhances a politicians fortune more that being assassinated. A great many people other that John Wilkes Booth considered Lincoln a tyrant; but it's "Captain, My Captain afterwards. McKinley was also became tremendously popular for a while after his death too.

But no one looks at how someone is regarded before they were killed, it's considered ghoulish and ill mannered.

But I think it is about time the Kennedy worship ended. JFK really was the lightweight that Khrushchev regarded him as, RFK was incredibly inexperienced and committed abuses as Attorney General that would have resulted in prison sentences for anyone whose brother wasn't President. He was responsible for many of the abuses which gets hung around JE Hoover's neck. Teddy was a vicious little pr!ck that rode the coattails of his brothers for his entire life. Which is amazing considering how threadbare those coattails were.
47 weeks ago
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Oh, gee, how very original. Yet another left-wing "academic" trying to insinuate that JFK's assassination had something to do with the "far right", while never mentioning--not even once!--the name Lee Harvey Oswald, the fanatical Communist who actually pulled the trigger.

This Minutaglio clown actually devotes two paragraphs to former Major General Edwin Walker, as if he bore some responsibility for JFK's killing, without noting that Walker himself was previously the target of an assassination attempt by the same Communist terrorist who killed Kennedy!

Just when you think that the cognitive dissonance and rank dishonesty of the Left couldn't get any more outrageous, they go and totally outdo themselves. These people really are beyond parody. Utterly pathetic.
48 weeks ago
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These stupid Yankees are still blaming Dallas. So convenient. Still waiting for their insightful analysis of JFK's phony "missile gap" campaign.
48 weeks ago
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After 50 years of reading and watching "who killed Kennedy" articles and tv shows I've finally concluded that all I know about this case is what killed him - a couple of bullets. I think there is ample room for conspiracy theorists to theorize on who delivered those bullets. FWIW I don't buy into the "Ozwald acted alone" theory. Anyone that has ever shot a 6.5 mm Carcano Model 91 knows that shooting at anything under about 5 seconds between rounds is cumbersome at best.

I've yet to read convincing evidence as to whom may have aided Oswald however. The USSR/KGB? The Mob? Castro? I chalk it up to one of those things we probably never will know. Kind of like whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa - where's he buried?

As for Oswald shooting Kennedy alone consider the outdated rifle he was shooting - the fact that he apparently got off 3 shots in just under 5 seconds - hitting twice in three attempts at a range of 150-180 feet. I could do that with a semi-auto but not a bolt action. Apparently neither could 'expert' marksmen. The 6.5 mm Carcano Model 91 is not knows as an easy rifle to fire quickly.

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From a wikipedia article:

The results of the CBS test were as follows: 7 of 11 shooters were able to fire three rounds under 5.6 seconds (64%). Of those 7 shooters, 6 hit the orange target once (86%), and 5 hit the orange target twice (71%). Out of 60 rounds fired, 25 hit the orange (42%), 21 hit the blue portion of the target (35%), and there were 14 misses on the target (23%).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_assassination_rifle#FBI_tests
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(Frame 225) Shot 1: Hit Kennedy and Connally
(Frame 288) Shot 2: Missed
(Frame 312) Shot 3: Hit Kennedy in the head

The Zapuder Films runs 18 frames per second. And it takes 2.3 seconds to use the bolt on Oswald's rifle.

According to these figures it took Oswald just 4.8 seconds (do the math matching the frames of the film) for Oswald to get off the initial shot - jack another round in the rifle - take aim once again - miss! - jack one more round in and hit his mark. All in just under 5 seconds according to the Zapruder film which has documented this time frame perfectly.

Was Oswald really that good with an outdated rifle? Or just lucky? Or did he have help?


48 weeks ago
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The only conspiracy is the conspiracy itself. Kennedy being killed by some nebulous 'right wing conspiracy' was a "narrative" (i.e. entirely fabricated falsehood) too valuable to the left to ignore. As Rahm Emanuel would have put it, this was a crisis too good to waste.
The irony of course is that the left over the last 50 yrs has moved so many degrees down the scale that had Kennedy's words and actions been promulgated today, he would be viewed as a blue-dog democrat or even a moderate Republican.
48 weeks ago
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JFK was a dangerous man. He tried to pull the curtains back to let us see the light of a transparent government and lost his life fighting for the freedoms of every last American. I paid homage to the greatest President to ever grace the Oval Office today on the Anniversary of his death at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/11/in-dark-50-years-after-jfks.html
48 weeks ago
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A home-grown American marxist killed JFK, and whether the USSR was involved is irrelevant now. What remains relevant is the continuing perfidy of the American marxists and their adoption of the Kennedy myth to clothe the anti-American left and seduce the media who love simple-minded pretensions of royalty. This is the same way the left has hi-jacked Lincoln in the face of the fact that John Wilkes Booth was a Democratic activist.
48 weeks ago
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I'm too lazy to look this up, but does anybody know the political affiliations of the four presidential assassins in US history? (not to mention the 15 or so unsuccessful assassins). 10 to 1, they were all leftists or anarchists. And if so, why has no-one ever make this point??
48 weeks ago
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Problem is, they control most of the medial. They are a self selecting group. Just as I am a conservative/libertarian, and I elected to work in my state's court system, because I believe in right and wrong and traditional government institutions, they work at their little jobs because they believe in amplifying their voices, which they have done.
And unfortunately, the so called conservative papers, like the WSJ, are really not conservative, they're just no the NY Times. Big deal.
48 weeks ago
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Bill Minutaglio is a typical Lefty journalist who loves smearing people who don't agree with him. If he had anything significant to say, he shoulkd do it without revising history.
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