Eric Boehlert, Media Matters , to needs lay off the Jim Jones Kool-Aid:
A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this
That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course.
I’ve been thinking a lot of Kennedy and Dallas as I’ve watched the increasingly violent rhetorical attacks on Obama be unfurled. As Americans yank their kids of class in order to save them from being exposed to the President of the United States who only wanted to urge them to excel in the classroom. And as unvarnished hate and name-calling passed for health care ‘debate’ this summer
Carol, Carol’s Close t, had me at bloviating:
I am fifty-eight. While I was alive during the Kennedy administration, I can’t testify to the political rhetoric of the time. I still in shock to the Yankees losing the World Series to the Pirates. Boehlert offers no first hand recollection of the Kennedy administration either, and offers no metric for his claimed hatred.
Further, Boehlert offers no connection between his cited right-wing rhetoric and the actions of avow communist and Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. As a theory does, Boehlert does not offer much.
By the way, the last president to get shot was Ronald Reagan. The bullet missed his heart by an inch. John Hinkly, decked lacked any face cards, but his philosophy was all liberal, to wit self-esteem.