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41. Love Tweety, but his doting on JFK goes way over the top.
Kennedy did not have great domestic accomplishments and likely would not have, had he lived and gotten a second term. A president's greatest legislative accomplishments generally come in the first two years, and Kennedy failed to get Medicare and civil rights through Congress. I doubt he ever would have; that took the master of Congress, Lyndon Johnson. However, Kennedy was elegant, devastatingly handsome, had rock star charisma, and a lot of folks go ga-ga over that. Also, I can appreciate that Catholics of Tweety's generation idolize JFK. It would not be such a big deal to elect a Catholic president nowadays, but back then Protestant anti-Catholic animus had a lot more fervor and social acceptability, so his election was a thrilling achievement.
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  -Who else is sick of Chris Matthews comparing Obama to JFK? Nancy Waterman  Nov-03-11 10:59 AM   #0 
  - Here  Lint Head   Nov-03-11 11:02 AM   #1 
  - Who else is just sick of Chris Matthews?  Sannum   Nov-03-11 11:03 AM   #2 
  - +! bazillion  tularetom   Nov-03-11 11:09 AM   #10 
  - I was gonna say  ashling   Nov-03-11 11:50 AM   #16 
  - Me me me!  graywarrior   Nov-03-11 09:57 PM   #37 
  - +1000  Sherman A1   Nov-04-11 02:45 AM   #43 
  - Plus much of JFK's success came from foreign policy  Nancy Waterman   Nov-03-11 11:03 AM   #3 
  - I Don't Like The Comparisons But JFK Was A Remarkable Person  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-03-11 11:03 AM   #4 
  - I agree JFK was a great man and a great president  Nancy Waterman   Nov-03-11 11:07 AM   #9 
  - I think it is nasty the way he is playing them against each other.  Pirate Smile   Nov-03-11 01:46 PM   #26 
  - I have been amazed at how shamelessly CM has been pushing  Raven   Nov-03-11 11:04 AM   #5 
  - I agree completely  EffieBlack   Nov-03-11 11:10 AM   #11 
  - It's His Second Book On Kennedy  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-03-11 11:12 AM   #12 
  - The 'pushing' was probably part of his contract w publisher,  elleng   Nov-03-11 11:13 AM   #13 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-03-11 11:57 AM   #19 
  - Matthews is a loudmouthed slobbering fool.  AlinPA   Nov-03-11 11:04 AM   #6 
  - I saw that on the Today show yesterday. Barf-o-rama.  TwilightGardener   Nov-03-11 11:04 AM   #7 
  - Tired of hearing about his book, but expect this to go on for some time.  elleng   Nov-03-11 11:06 AM   #8 
  - Is this is D.C.? If it is, I will confront Tweety on this nonsense!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Nov-04-11 02:59 PM   #47 
     - Yes, DC.  elleng   Nov-04-11 08:25 PM   #52 
  - I am  Cigar11   Nov-03-11 11:14 AM   #14 
  - That reminds me of the Quayle/Benson debate. Well I remember  doc03   Nov-03-11 11:26 AM   #15 
  - I'm tired of it--JFK was no saint as Matthews apparently wants to try to make him out to be  WI_DEM   Nov-03-11 11:53 AM   #17 
  - I was gonna start a similar thread. I'm so sick of Chris pimping his book by comparing JFK to Obama  jenmito   Nov-03-11 11:56 AM   #18 
  - I don't watch him.  Dash Riprock   Nov-03-11 12:10 PM   #20 
  - Can't watch him anymore.  progdog   Nov-03-11 12:14 PM   #21 
  - I've been sick of Chris Matthews long enough not to have to hear it. n/t  cui bono   Nov-03-11 12:15 PM   #22 
  - I thought that zombie poster issue was over and done with ...  zbdent   Nov-03-11 12:18 PM   #23 
  - I tweeted this to Matthews  JanetLovesObama   Nov-03-11 01:09 PM   #24 
  - One of the things Matthews has been saying that is particularly obtuse is his going on and on about  Pirate Smile   Nov-03-11 01:43 PM   #25 
  - Matthews is a whore  Thumper79   Nov-03-11 02:39 PM   #27 
  - It's a nonsensical comparison. Sounds like Matthews is just shilling for his book. -nt  CakeGrrl   Nov-03-11 02:42 PM   #28 
  - It's important to note that Ted Kennedy thought very differently, as does Caroline Kennedy.  ClarkUSA   Nov-03-11 02:57 PM   #29 
  - JFK?  GeorgeGist   Nov-03-11 03:23 PM   #30 
  - I am sick of all who compare Obama to other Presidents  treestar   Nov-03-11 06:28 PM   #31 
  - Concur.  madamesilverspurs   Nov-03-11 10:49 PM   #38 
  - I can't understand why anyone would watch him  Autumn   Nov-03-11 06:32 PM   #32 
  - That's not how I remember it  cpwm17   Nov-03-11 07:24 PM   #33 
     - Then you and I watched him on different days  Autumn   Nov-03-11 08:07 PM   #36 
  - Mathews is just plain weird.  chieftain   Nov-03-11 07:24 PM   #34 
  - i agree somewhat, disagree somewhat  DemocratAholic   Nov-03-11 07:47 PM   #35 
  - Turn.Off.The.TV.  bigwillq   Nov-03-11 10:57 PM   #39 
  - I'll have to take your word for it. Can't bear to watch him.  Tarheel_Dem   Nov-03-11 11:02 PM   #40 
  - Love Tweety, but his doting on JFK goes way over the top.  burning rain   Nov-04-11 12:42 AM   #41 
  - If Obama was Catholic Matthews would love him.  Enthusiast   Nov-04-11 01:46 AM   #42 
  - Mission Accom Banner Gusher....He was in love w W when the Lincoln came home and he landed on deck w  opihimoimoi   Nov-04-11 05:53 AM   #44 
  - Can't stand him  Carolina   Nov-04-11 01:01 PM   #45 
  - I am sick of him and every "pundit" who does it. I am sick of the people here at DU who do it.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Nov-04-11 02:57 PM   #46 
  - Right here waves hand wildly. I think it is ridiculous.  demgrrrll   Nov-04-11 03:19 PM   #48 
  - He's even going to be on MTP this Sunday to do the same "stuff" he's been doing all week  jenmito   Nov-04-11 03:22 PM   #49 
  - Count me in.  Ship of Fools   Nov-04-11 03:38 PM   #50 
  - Does anybody here  They_Live   Nov-04-11 03:49 PM   #51 

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