THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
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THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
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Lord bless Your Servant John F. Kennedy with salvation.
ME AND JFK
Lord, I have lived three score and seven years as black man in America. As a young and sensitive black boy in the south in the 60’s, one white president gave me hope that, though a Negro, I could live a life akin to that of my white neighbors, full of civil rights and protections of The Constitution. I watched President John F. Kennedy on black and white television speak to the nation as a prophet and being to me the incarnation of hope for Negro America that finally the times were changing, even though our struggles would include much suffering and death. There would be beatings, attacks by dogs and billy clubs and much invective. You cannot imagine the shock this young naive boy felt on November 22, 1963, when a voice on my high p.a. system siad that ‘they’ killed Jack Kennedy and silenced the voice of hope. In my whole life no death has affected me more. God bless you John F. Kennedy. God save your soul!
[It is important to note that our hopes were not dashed. God also gave us Martin Luther King, another saint.]
SONG: “Lift Every Voice and Sing“
Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (pronounced /ˌˈdʒækliːn ˈliː ˈbuːvieɪ ˈkɛnɨdi oʊˈnæsɨs/; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994), was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, andFirst Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975. For the final two decades of her life, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a career as a book editor. She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. A fashion icon, her famous pink Chanel suit has become a symbol of her husband’s assassination and one of the lasting images of the 1960s.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!
Have you noticed how in our country, and elsewhere, some men get rich, achieve success and, then, they want power. Power over the “little people.” [Success is Mitt Romney‘s platform. Newt Gingrich thinks he is the rightful arbiter of right and wrong and based on that should win! Santorum, not rich, yearns for power, too.] Why do rich people want to control our lives, make the poor accede to their agenda and let them define for us, right from wrong? Rick Santorum, would impose his personal, religious agenda on us and that of his Roman Catholic Church
Romney is only concerned for those who have achieved success. These candidates are the minions of the elite TOP 1% of the American population. One of the true statements in The Bible is, “Money is the root of all evil.” Mitt Romney, do y’all believe that in the Mormon Church? I recall that you are/were a high official in your religion. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, how about your Roman Catholic Church? Newt Gingrich, as president, would put us in jeopardy of being controlled by the infamous “leader whose name we dare not speak.” Each of us must have a personal relationship with God which keeps us in sync with His plan for us.
Lincoln, Roosevelt and King
Lord, send us another Abraham Lincoln or a Franklin Delano Roosevelt or a Martin Luther King! America has become a dismal place. Those who seek public office don’t fear punishment for lying to us. The make passionate statements one day and “walk them back” the next day. All without blinking their eyes! They admit that meet in “quiet rooms” to discuss and plan our fate.They meet in their convention and spend a lot of time making a platform: A list of all the policies their political party stands for…until the next convention. Sadly, there is no one to police these platforms and make sure they are enacted in governance…if they win the election. What do the political parties do in the non-election years? Just plan for the next election? Why aren’t they actively growing their party down to the grassroot’s level?
Republicans are not happy with their choice of candidates for president. These men have the kind of baggage which says that these men are less than ideal for President of the United States. But, GOP Voters they must “hold their nose(s)” and chose a nominee.
Way before he started the campaign, President Obama promised us he would be our “Warrior for the middle-class.” He would restore us who seen the TOP 1% bring home a paycheck grown by 300% and ours by approximately one-third of that.
After showing the American public just how out of touch and ugly their motivations, values and goals are, we, the public have not connected to their campaigns. Mitt Romney said, “I don’t care about the very poor,” and Rick, there’s no taking that back. Must I “go to the video tape? Newt, has championed and employed the residuum of racial hatred of days gone by in the South. Rick Santorum, unlike our great President, John F. Kennedy, has not said that as a catholic president, he would not be influenced or guided by the Catholic church. Some republican voters wish there were more time for others to throw their hat in the ring. So, what have the GOP decided to do? They now are concerned about the middle-class and the poor. Their words are hollow. There is no passion. They have chosen the wrong path, because, “we have seen them without their clothes off!”
Here I would say God bless them, but…
May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963
I dedicated my senior yearbook to this very special man!
By By John Aloysius Farrell
a) A right-wing ideologue with extreme views whose economic blueprints would further enrich the wealthy; strip the middle class of hard-won medical, education and retirement benefits; expose old folks to rapacious health insurance firms; and return America to dog-eat-dog social Darwinism, redolent of the age of the robber barons,
b) A brave and bold young visionary in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy who, with his intricate knowledge of the federal budget, will combine with Romney to prune extravagant government entitlements; free business from the shackles of federal regulation; relieve upper income Americans from unwise and unfair taxation; and spur the creation of millions of jobs.
So contended Democratic (a) and Republican (b) partisans and campaign operatives, who used Sunday’s talk shows as a forum to hone the lines of attack they have chosen for the coming days and weeks.
President Obama’s senior campaign advisor led the assault, calling Ryan a “right wing ideologue” who was chosen by Romney “to thrill the most strident voices in the Republican Party.”
Advisor David Axelrod said Ryan is the “intellectual energy” behind a right-wing budget plan that would “end Medicare as we know it,” slash federal student loan and research programs and “lavish millions of dollars of tax cuts, most of them on the wealthy.” He said Ryan is “outside the mainstream” on abortion rights, and reminded viewers of the ABC’s This Week that the congressman was the architect of a proposal to privatize Social Security that was “so out there” that even Republicans deserted him.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, Jr., JFK Jr., John Jr. orJohn-John, was an American socialite, magazine publisher, lawyer, and pilot. The elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, Kennedy died in a plane crash along with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, on July 16, 1999.