Posts tagged "neoconservatives"

Mourning the death of JFK, America's first neoconservative president

JFK is America’s first neoconservative president because he embodied so much of what today’s neoconservatives espouse. There are John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous tax cuts that he said would help energize our economy–and which he did. There was his pledge to go anywhere to support the cause of freedom–kind of what the George H.W. Bush and... Read more »

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my appearance on the Kudlow Report, discussing John F. Kennedy as possibly the first neoconservative president.

Could Barack Obama have beaten John F. Kennedy?

Could John F. Kennedy, an icon of Democratic politics, have defeated Barack Obama for the presidency? No. Not possible. JFK would have been running to the right, possibly far to the right, of Obama. I was around for JFK, and Barack, you are no JFK. Why does it matter? Why did I even bring it... Read more »
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