Kennedy is an over-rated president

November 20th, 2015 by Ken

This Sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.   The 50th brought out accolades and remembrances of his short term in office.

Kennedy was often named one of this country’s  best presidents and as recently as 20 years ago his assassination was named on the list of the 10 most important events in American history.

That’s all a bunch of nonsense.

Kennedy was a spoiled rich kid, who married a beautiful young woman while dallying around with every woman in a skirt.   His image of a loving husband and father was created by a East Coast media enamored by his charisma and charm.

Kennedy’s accomplishments while president were almost non-existent – – with one exception – – the Cuban Missile Crisis.

A journey to the Kennedy Library in Boston shows the lack of accomplishments.   Almost nothing of substance can be found in the library – except the Cuban Missile Crisis.  His handling of that event avoided war but his agreement not to invade Cuba created the current situation in our neighboring country.

Kennedy was unable to work with Congress although his party held a majority in each house.   It was up to Lyndon Johnson to push through the civil rights legislation and voting rights legislation.

There are now more than 250 million Americans who have no memories of Kennedy except what they see on the History Channel.

The last poll of the most important events in American history had Kennedy’s assassination at number 24.    In another decade it won’t even make the top 100.

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