Reading through some quotes from John F. Kennedy, I was struck by how much the Democrats had changed over the years. Take this quote:
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Can anyone imagine Obama saying that? Or consider this statement of clarity that shows a serious understanding of foreign policy:
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
Obama takes foreign policy so lightly as if it’s an international PR event. Consider these other JFK quotes that Obama could never utter with any credibility:
“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. “
“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. “
From JFK to BHO, the story of the decline of a great political party into madness.