Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama 'Aint No JFK!

People keep making the comparison that Barack Hussein Obama is the John F Kennedy of the 21st Century! Hallelujah, he'll save the day. Sure, they're both Democrats, but on 2 major issues they couldn't be more diametrically opposed. If you look at the following JFK quotes, without knowing the source, you would automatically assume they were from some Republican politician. They're not. These are quotes from various speeches over the years prior to Kennedy's assassination, and they sound nothing like what's coming from Obama's mouth.

On National Defense

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."

"Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom."

"It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war."

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. "

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."

"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."

"There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair."

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. "

On Taxation And The Economy

"It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now ... Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus."

Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government."

"Our present tax system ... exerts too heavy a drag on growth ... It reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking ... The present tax load ... distorts economic judgments and channels an undue amount of energy into efforts to avoid tax liabilities."

"This administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes ... Next year's tax bill should reduce personal as well as corporate income taxes, for those in the lower brackets, who are certain to spend their additional take-home pay, and for those in the middle and upper brackets, who can thereby be encouraged to undertake additional efforts and enabled to invest more capital ... I am confident that the enactment of the right bill next year will in due course increase our gross national product by several times the amount of taxes actually cut."

"A bill will be presented to the Congress for action next year. It will include an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in both corporate and personal income taxes. It will include long-needed tax reform that logic and equity demand ... The billions of dollars this bill will place in the hands of the consumer and our businessmen will have both immediate and permanent benefits to our economy. Every dollar released from taxation that is spent or invested will help create a new job and a new salary. And these new jobs and new salaries can create other jobs and other salaries and more customers and more growth for an expanding American economy."

Obama the next JFK? Uh, I don't think so! And if JFK were alive today, you can bet your sweet bippy he'd be a Republican, and proud of it.

For more quotes go to:
worldnet daily


WomanHonorThyself said...

youre spot on Incog and sheesh what an odious comparision eh!!

All_I_Can_Stands said...

Fantastic post. Your last point raises my "what if" curiosity. Given JFK's positions, I would think if he were alive today he would be closer to the GOP. Otherwise he would have to repudiate much of his presidency. Then I look at Ted. I don't know much about Ted at that time (other than the Mary Joe K. death). Was he as far right as JFK? Or was he always the Prince Harry of the family?

Mustang said...

Looking at the Democratic Party today, Mr. Kennedy, like Zell Miller, would have to conclude, "I didn't leave the party; they left me."

Great post!

DD2 said...

Hi Incog, long time no see.

You certainly got it right on this blog.

Frasypoo said...

shallow as I am the one that gets me is the one that compares his wifes style to Jackie O

Pat Jenkins said...

funny timing for this post in my case incog. i was talking to a student back from her first year of college this past week at our homecomiming parade. i was talking to her about one of her classes. and she said she was doing a paper on obama's acceptence speech versus jfk's. so i asked her, expecting a "stronger" speech from kennedy than the "vacant" obama, if she saw a huge difference between the two, she said no they were similar. so of course i said well that just means obama must of plagarized it (which upon further thought would not be out of the quetion). that didn't get the laugh i had hoped for from her!!... good post!

Conservative News said...

Off subject, but I'd like to talk about Colin Powell for a bit.. Some ask was his endorsement about race?
Ofcourse it's about race. Look, a black comes first even if it's for a socialist. Does Powell care about what the (he, Obama) wants to do is penalize people for being SUCCESSFUL. Yes I am SUCCESSFUL and I became that way from working hard, working lots of hours, going to collage and learning how to be SUCCESSFUL. I am what I consider to be comfortably wealthy and I enjoy the fine things in live and want to do the best that I can for my family.. That is why I worked so hard for. NOT to help out as you call them and I agree “CRACK HEADS” Yes, people that sit on their ass’s looking for hand outs for the likes of a MARXIST CREEP like Obama. As well as ACORN, and whoever else the Obama campaign/DNC paid to register people.
I’m inclined to distrust EVERY claim of Obama And EVERYTHING he says Given Obama’s history (e.g. caucuses, intimidation, fraud conventions and delegate stealing even before the convention, contributions, and more importantly his associations ) it’s almost believable that he is where he is today. And that shows the stupidly of the people... And since the Democrats accept the BS that he has slung around at will, who’s to know what is and isn’t real?
Let them eat cake, and let them eat crack. Let the crack head go screw himself! I’ll donate MY money if and when I please too. I don’t need no stinken Obama to tell me what to do with MY money.. I already pay enough in taxes and I will shut my business, before I give my hard earned money to some LAZY crack head who doesn’t work and doesn’t pay taxes. That’ the kind of narrow-sighted thinking that the left thrives on.
Where ever there are lies, cheaters, deceit, felenonies committed, Obama is attached to the organization. Is this who America wants for President. People that support Obama have no shame or respect for their country.
I truly feel sorry for all of the people in this country that don’t have enough pride, and interest in our country and it’s future to get informed. We will all pay dearly for this ignorance and laziness. Iam not saying that McCain does not have his faults but at least his goal is the same as most of ours- He loves this country and will do whatever he thinks is best to better the country. Shame on all of you that are willing ot risk this country on SOCIALIST like Obama

Incognito said...

WOMAN: An even more odious comparison is Farrakhan's likening him to a Messiah. And, from the way people worship him, it seems most Obama supporters see him as that, as well.

AIS: He would probably be a Blue Dog Democrat, but certainly not as far left as many in that party. As for Ted... i have no idea...Ted is just Ted.

MUSTANG: I think the Democrats of old were less radical than they are today, and that's why so many of the older generation still cling to the party, in spite of its current direction. They are still stuck in the past (sorry Dad, if you are reading this).

DD2: Nice to see you! It has been a while.

FRASYPOO: Heh.. not shallow at all, Poo! And she definitely isn't!

PATJ: :-) That's probably because she is one the many duped into believing Obama will change their lives.

CONSERVATIVE NEWS: I agree. I think Colin Powell voted for Obama because of race and because he has become as duped as the rest of those who are voting for Obama, including many Republicans.

Obama is like a shapeshifter,m he becomes and says whatever he believes people want to hear, simply to get elected. People are going to be in for a terrible surprise if, God forbid, he gets elected.

And you're right, most people are too lazy to do the research, but the msm doesn't make it easy fo them.