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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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i think JFK would still be a democrat today, but he would be a conservative democrat.
JFK's economic policies are left of the current Democratic Party.
JFK's social beliefs were to the right of the current Democratic Party.

But I really doubt JFK would still hold those conservative social beliefs. Ted Kennedy was one of the first to come out in favor of gay marriage. and one of the first to flip on abortion.
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM
 
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He'd be no different than his brother Teddy who was a liberal lion in the Senate until the very end.
I do wonder. Ted was a far left radical. It seems the democrats really went extreme left after JFK's assassination.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I think he would.

But, I have to wonder if Reagan would even recognize his party these days.
I don't know about Reagan, but I definitely don't think Eisenhower would recognize it today...he'd probably be a Dem.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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"Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.

Any Democrat who said this today would be politely requested to leave the platform.
Oh really? Many Democrats still believe in the concept of public service towards others.

By contrast, Trump has never been about serving others - he's always been about self-serving and using others for his own benefit. His so-called charities have been found to be self-dealing.
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Old Yesterday, 10:17 PM
 
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I don't know about Reagan, but I definitely don't think Eisenhower would recognize it today...he'd probably be a Dem.
The guy that deported 1 million illegal aliens when there weren't that many more than that here in "operation *******"?

You can't even say the word for the operation anymore.
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 PM
 
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i think JFK would still be a democrat today, but he would be a conservative democrat.
Which keans he'd be targeted by liberals and removed from office.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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JFK's economic policies are left of the current Democratic Party.
JFK's social beliefs were to the right of the current Democratic Party.

But I really doubt JFK would still hold those conservative social beliefs. Ted Kennedy was one of the first to come out in favor of gay marriage. and one of the first to flip on abortion.
JFK was a fiscal conservative.

There was a tax cut during his administration.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 PM
 
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I don't know about Reagan, but I definitely don't think Eisenhower would recognize it today...he'd probably be a Dem.
lol. I can imagine it now. Ike out there marching with a sign pushing for drag queen reading day at the children's library.
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Old Yesterday, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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JFK was a fiscal conservative.

There was a tax cut during his administration.
Tax cuts have nothing to do with liberalism or conservatism.

And to be clear, he cut the highest rate from 90% to 60%

if JFK was alive and only wanted to cut it to 60%(Or actually, that would be raising it today), you would call him a socialist.
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Old Yesterday, 11:56 PM
 
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Tax cuts have nothing to do with liberalism or conservatism.

And to be clear, he cut the highest rate from 90% to 60%

if JFK was alive and only wanted to cut it to 60%(Or actually, that would be raising it today), you would call him a socialist.
To be clear, he wanted across the board tax cuts for both individuals and corporations.

In his own words:

https://youtu.be/aEdXrfIMdiU
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