Perhaps worse of all, JFK was the person most responsible for today's out of control open borders policies that turned parts of America into third world-like slums. JFK wrote the outline for what became the 1965 Immigration "Reform" Act, and his plan to open the floodgates was carried on by his brother Ted who put the finshing touches on the bill:
John F. Kennedy initially proposed an overhaul of American immigration policy that later was to become the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, sponsored by Kennedy's brother Senator Edward Kennedy. It dramatically shifted the source of immigration from Northern and Western European countries towards immigration from Latin America and Asia and shifted the emphasis of selection of immigrants towards facilitating family reunification. John F. Kennedy wanted to dismantle the selection of immigrants based on country of origin and saw this as an extension of his civil rights policies.
You think that's "more conservative than any Republican alive today?" Funny. Most of us Republicans around today see it is left-wing lunacy.
Ronald Reagan agrees that the RAT party "changed", (I don't, I think the majority of them have been socialist anti-american scum for at least the last century) but JFK was too liberal for Reagan EVEN when Reagan was still in the RAT party. Reagan was a "Democrat for Nixon" back in '60. Funny that Reagan didn't seem to fond of JFK's "conservative" platform. I watched the Kennedy-Nixon debates and it was clear to me that Kennedy was the more liberal candidate in that race, considerably to the left of Nixon. (which makes him pretty liberal given that Nixon was hardly a great shining example of conservativism)
If Massachuttes Democrat JFK is your idea of a great conservative icon, I'd hate to see your idea of "liberal".
Compared to Richard Nixon, who even Noam Chomsky thinks was the last liberal president?
I was actually young in those days, but barely remember now. :)
I disagree with Reagan’s claim that the rat party left him and not the other way around, perhaps it was just a good line on his part. The anti-Americanism started with commie love in the 40’s but took predominance I think around Vietnam time, after he left that party. The socialism started in like the 1880’s cemented with the nomination of WJ Bryan in 1896. Since then there’s been 2-4 rats candidates that weren’t socialists. Judge Alton Parker in 1904 and John W. Davis in 1924 and possibly the vaunted Al Smith in 1928 who opposed the new deal. (and James Cox in 1920 was a Wilsonite on foreign policy but I don’t know if he was a socialist, probably was)
In 1948 Reagen was pimping Truman and Hubert Humphrey for Senate in Minnesota against http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJDhS4oUm0M
He changed his views, the rat party stayed the same.