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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-17-13 07:35 PM
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Kudos, Enthusiast
Edited on Sun Nov-17-13 07:55 PM by No Elephants
Yesterday, Meet the Press did a special session at noon showing JFK on the show when he was campaigning for the Presidency.

He mentioned that the election of 1932 saved the private enterprise system.

Coming from the son of Joe Kennedy, who very much participated in engineering the New Deal, I think that is pretty definitive that you were correct about the motives for the New Deal.

Again, I have to thank you for opening my eyes on that. As it sank in, everything made so much more sense.

Meanwhile, as the New Deal was saving Wall Street, banks and robber barons by placating the hoi polloi, Democrats got entrenched as the greatest things since sliced bread for ordinary Americans.

He also said something about the possibility that African Americans might rise up, which may explain the Great Society.

Wish I had recorded the show, but there may be a podcast or a transcript online.

BTW, I think they were wrong about 1932. I don't think Americans would have risen up then. They may have been correct about the civil rights movement, if it had gotten nowhere. Supposedly, the number and eagerness of the participants in March on Washington shocked even the organizers of the March. Or so I heard during the broadcasts surrounding the 50th anniversary of the March.

And now, we are being surveilled to the gills and government is armed to the gills. In face, everyone is armed to the gills except the no guns left.

I think Obama's denials about the surveillance that have been proven false and, even more so, his denials about promising unequivocally that people could keep their health insurance that have been proven false have made more people get that they can't trust government, even when "their" party is in control.

LOL, no wonder both parties classify everything but the paper their sandwiches came wrapped in.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-18-13 05:32 AM
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1. I missed the Meet the Press special.
Because the Sunday political programs have become so biased it is insulting to anyone that has a clue. Sounds like I missed a good one.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-18-13 06:26 AM
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2. It may be online in the form of a podcast.
Edited on Mon Nov-18-13 06:28 AM by No Elephants
It may be here somewhere, if you feel like poking around.

Also, MSNBC may play the same show at some point.

In addition to showing how JFK campaigned and how quickly he thought, as opposed to simply being glib, it showed how much better the show used to be.

NBC planned JFK specials this month

Guide to all (supposedly) TV specials planned this month /

(wish I had thought to search sooner.)
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-18-13 09:21 AM
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3. Thanks
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