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Caroline Kennedy: Obama And JFK Are A Lot Alike

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Caroline Kennedy spoke up on behalf of President Obama on Thursday at the DNC, following up on her support of his campaign four years ago by saying he has something her own father admired: courage.

Kennedy made it clear that one of the things she appreciates most about Obama is his stance on women’s rights, not just economically, but health-wise. She thinks he has what it takes to make the tough decisions which might not win him favor in the short-term, but which will ensure a long-term plan to ensure that what was begun when John F. Kennedy was in office will be carried out, not reversed.

“He has the quality my father most admired in public life — courage,” she said. “Despite critics who said it wasn’t good politics, President Obama listened to my Uncle Teddy, and staked his presidency on making healthcare accessible to all Americans. As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today, it is under attack. This year alone, more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women’s access to reproductive healthcare. That’s not the kind of future I want for my daughters or your daughters. Now isn’t the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president.”

For Kennedy, the upcoming election is just as important as the one her father won, and she implored voters to draw those same comparisons.

“Over the past four years, we have had a president who has committed himself and his administration to the values that made America great — economic fairness, equal opportunity, and the belief that if each of us gives back to this country we love, all of us work together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome,” Kennedy said. “Those are the ideals my father and my uncles fought for. Those are the ideals I believe in. And this election is about whether we will advance those ideals or let them be swept away.”

Caroline Kennedy: Obama And JFK Are A Lot Alike
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  • mk

    Caroline – your father just rolled over in his grave! What a HUGE embarrassment you are! Disgusting beyond words!

    • http://www.yahoo.com moshatgo

      Obama is no where NEAR JFK. Obama is no where near MLK either. Caroline must hate her father for making a stupid statement like that. She hated her father’s infidelities.

  • N

    How sad that you would brag about your religion just hours after the Democratic party struck GOD from it’s platform against the loud cries NO from the audience…Did you know? What are you going to do about it? Are you going to sit and keep quiet or witness on the Blessing of Our GOD? The ball is in your court…your foot is in your mouth. Are you an American or an obamian

    • mk

      N – WOW you just knocked it out of the ballpark and laid the FACTS out there, way to go!

  • kat

    She has had to live in the public eye all her life and knows a thing or two about suffering; leave her alone. Her father would be very proud of her. As for the religion issue, God knows who believes and who uses his name to condemn…

  • Mary Doherty

    Caroline Kennedy should stay home and remember the good things her family has done and stay out of politics. She embarrassed herself and her Church. Her Uncle Teddy had plenty of very clandestine and dishonest moments in his carreer. She should honor the memory of her family by keeping her big mouth shut!

  • Gloriar

    Well I guess she’ll say anything to get President Obama elected again. They are loaded so they don’t care how the rest of country is doing.

  • http://Facebook Pamela Bunting Lewis

    Pamela Bunting Lewis and Caroline Kennedy are a lot alike. And we look alike too. Two Irish women about the same age and with the best interests of humanity in mind.

    Next WORLD PEACE DAY is December 21, 2012. The last one I sponsored was May 12th, 2012. We need to light up our world for WORLD PEACE. And we need a winning female ticket in 2016.

    So, I say, Lewis/Kennedy in 2016 or Kennedy/Lewis, either way a team.

    Pamela Bunting Lewis 23 years of Washington, DC area, 2 years New York City area, Connecticut and New Jersey, 6 years of the Boston, Massachusetts area, and a year of Las Vegas, Nevada. Born, raised and educated in Delaware, the First State to Radify the Federal Constitution. Now to get back to it. Here in Delaware. 9/7/12

    ON THE MOVE!

  • http://yahoo rosann yacovone

    I think Caroline Kennedy has lost her mind. She is the only one left in her family, and I think that Jackie is turning over in her grave after hearing her daughter’s speech!!!!!!

    • http://Facebook Pamela Bunting Lewis

      I missed Caroline Kennedy’s speech last night but I did see Obama 2016, the movie, yesterday. Caroline Kennedy is not nuts and neither am I. She is about human rights, equality, social progression and justice. We need world peace and total nuclear disarmmament. Next WORLD PEACE DAY is December 21, 2012 when we light up our world for world peace. Keep our environment clean, clearner and the cleanest it can be. Nothing crazy in that.

      Caroline Kennedy is of Irish luck and French style and poise. I too, carry the Irish luck and have that 1 part of British formality. Either way, that which is in the best interests of the common good of the American people is what she and I are all about. Peace! Hope! Joy! And Love! Kennedy/Lewis or Lewis/Kennedy for 2016. A winning ticket! Pamela Bunting Lewis 9/7/12

  • cybil

    Irish Catholic her Father must have turned over in his grave on this one.Now isn’t John Kerry catholic also they need to run for the hills this is not the Democratic party,

  • Janet

    I am really disappointed with Caroline KENNEDY, SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

  • Drew

    Another Kennedy glorification by none other than a Kennedy? Re-run of same old same old tired verbage! America just needs to let go and stop worshipping them. And her opinion means about as much as a grain of sand. They are beyond yesterday’s news. Why not get Teddy Roosevelt’s great great great grandkids to speak? Ha! MOVE ON!
    I’ve only voted as a Republican once in my life…probably going to be a second time soon!

    • http://yahoo Delores McKinniss

      I second that!!!

    • patricia

      MISS KENNEDY I AM ON YOUR SIDE.MR OBAMA IS JUST LIKE THE MEN IN YOUR FAMILY.

  • jackie bucy

    It amazes me how this Catholic woman, along with the other Catholic politicians can mention God and abortion in the same speech—do they really think God thinks “women’s rights” on that topic is o.k.? Condoning it makes you as guilty as having an abortion.

  • Tim Wilson

    Wow had not heard that President Obama was a womanizer.

    • Tammie

      Wow it didn’t take me long to realize you’re a fool.

  • Mona

    It is a DISGRACE – THAT CAROLINE KENNEDY GOT UP THERE AND COMPARED THIS INTERLOPER TO HER FATHER – for all of JFK personal flaws – he did know that they best way to grow the economy was to LOWER TAXES ON ALL – get government out of the way – OBAMA IS DESPERATE – HE KNOWS HE WILL NOT BE REELECTED – I COULDN’T LISTEN TO HIS LIES – SIMPSON BOWLES – COME ON – HE DIDNT EVEN PAY ONE MINUTE WORTH OF ATTENTION TO IT – NNOOOOOOWWWWWWW HE WANTS TO LOOK AT IT ??

    • stephanie

      Oh please as if lying ass Romeny can do better. He just wants to be Pres, so he can say he beat Barack. Caroline Kennedy is a smart and savvy women of this decade. Ryan/Romney n’t have a clue of how to balance a budget of foregin policy or a womens right to choose. Neither one has a vajayjay, so who are they to tell me what i can or cannot do with my body. Huh, tell me that!!!!!!!

    • karen

      good for you. I agree 100 percent. We can’t afford to loose America to Obama. We need to go in a new direction. As for Caroline Kennedy, I thought she said she “couldn’t stand to hear his voice because of all of his lies”. Shame on you Caroline for even speaking for Obama.

    • Nancy L

      If you want to hear lies — try listening to Romney —- maybe you haven’t heard the joke.

      Romney was driving by a house when he noticed a little girl on the porch with a basket — he stopped and asked what was in the basket — Repubican kittens, she answered.

      Romney was quite impressed with that answer, so the next day he took his entourage to the same house – again he asked the little girl what was in the basket — Democrat kittens, she responded.

      Romney said – but you told me yesterday they were Republican kittens but today you are saying Democrat kittens.

      That’s right the little girl said —- “yesterday their eyes were closed but today their eyes are open!”

  • http://Facebook Pamela Bunting Lewis

    Kennedy/Lewis 2016 or Lewis/Kennedy 2016. Pamela Bunting Lewis USA. September 7th, 2012.

  • Richard Monono

    John F Kennedy was a great President. He seriously addressed the problems of blacks in America and of the civil rights movement. Obama is very courageous indeed. He is the first Head of State in the world to endorse gay marriage. This is a position which may not endear him to many people since the world and America is made up mostly of heterosexuals but it needed to be said and he said it. Gays after all were created by God like everybody else.

  • Kraig

    Way to go Caroline. Nice to hear someone with sense talking. You are so proud of your family, they helped the middle and lower class Americans more then any other family. Way to speak from your heart and convictions. THANK YOU!! I WILL VOTE FOR OBAMA IN 2012.

  • Nanda

    I did not hear Caroline speech; however, I like her to know that
    her father JFK and Obama are like nite and day. If she did compare
    the two in any way she should go back and remember all he did for
    this Country unlike Obama.

    • Nancy L

      was that a racist remark? black and white….. compare the men not their color!

  • JoeThePimpernel

    Sounds like Caroline is fishing for an excommunication.

    • Nancy L

      you are a sicko —— if you believed in God you wouldn’t belittle JFK’s memory and President Obama —– try reading Profiles in Courage —– it might straighten out your warp mind.

  • Ilovemy2

    Caroline – Whaaaaaaaaat?!?!?!?

    • Ilovemy2

      Did I hear that right? Do my ears deceive me? Are you saying your Dad was a liar, too? That he did nothing, also? Messed up Health Insurance? Hunh! Or is it because you stand over us while the working people wallow in the mud?

      btw: took my daughter to a Dr for bronchitis – $175 for less than 7 minutes of Dr time. Oh, wait til you hear the cost of antibiotics! I could go on but it falls on deaf ears.

  • Kathy

    Obama has nothing in common with JFK or RFK. Teddy was a disgrace. I remember what this country lost when Caroline’s father & uncle Bobby were taken from us along with MLK. My 1968 graduation was 2 days before Bobby was killed. 3 great men gunned down. Her speech last night made me SICK.

  • sharon

    Ms. Kennedy,

    Your Dad was a great American hero.

    He had real courage.

    He stood up to the Federal Reserve power structure.

    I personally know from insider information, that he stood up against the joint chiefs of staff power structure by not following their “recommendation” that we nuke Cuba over the missle crisis, and, in doing so, found a diplomatic solution, which kept us out of a nuclear winter.

    He had courage.

    How can you compare him with one who gave trillions of our money in bank/corporate welfare to folks, simply because they mismanaged and illegally managed their business.
    (They did things I know Bobby would have had the courage to prosecute)

    I am a Democrat.

    This is, once again a question of , which candidates are the lessor of two evils.

    As in the past, we have a Tweedle Dee- Tweedle Dum two party system.

  • robj

    Sure, it is like Caroline Kennedy knows what is she doing. She had packed up her senate race for the seat in NY even before she started.
    Caroline Kennedy is good at counting her money until she falls asleep is what she is good for and that is all in her whole life.

  • Lisa

    Both are pretty despicable men. But at least JFK actually did something for the good of the country. Obama could care less.

    • http://retrte.com LISA IS STUPID!

      WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT HE COULDN’T CARELESS!!!
      Your crazy!!!!
      You want someone who will fuck you over who makes more than 250 and year and doesn’t know what it’s like to be low income. Obama is the AMERICAN DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Molly Pitcher

        Lisa is 100% right, too bad you are such a zombie from a dictatorship nation. “Hail obama, Hail obama, Hail obama” Hail dear!! leader just like those citizens of North Korea. Throwing them selves at his feet, kissing the ground he walks on, tearing at their clothes, weeping, weeping !
        Hail Obama, hail Obama, hail dear leader.
        Fools, pitiful fools

  • Mutt the Hoople

    That can’t be true. Obama has no interest in women.

    • Molly Pitcher

      JFK s daughter is a vile person, she has some nerve saying
      “AS a Catholic woman blah, blah, blah….woman’s heath”
      since when is ABORTION womans health????
      (pap smears, mammograms, safe births are woman s health)
      Yet Caroline tries to deliberately muddy the waters for Catholic woman voters by supporting this individual Obama.
      Just remember Obama voted 3 times in the illinois senate to require the attending doctor “to do nothing for a child born alive after a botched abortion. The doctor is required to just place that baby over on a stainless steel table & die !!!
      This person with this attitude occupies the highest office in our land, shameful & she is shameful as well for her support.

  • http://yahoo Bruce Barbaro

    dear caroline, HOW DARE YOU PUT THIS CLOWN, THIS PIECE OF CRAP, THIS USELESS, COMMIE IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS YOUR DAD. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. YOUR DAD WAS A GREAT AMERICAN. HE BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY THROUGH SOME VERY TOUGH TIMES. U.S. Steel crisis, bay of pigs, nuclear test ban treaty, not to mention that minor problem in CUBA!!!!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU EVEN THINK THAT OBAMA IS IN THE SAME CLASS AS J.F.K. THIS INSULTS ME. and i think it would insult most other Americans.

    • Nancy L

      How dare you call President Obama a piece of crap!

      President Kennedy stood for courage when everyone thought he was wrong with his decisions — President Obama faces the same results when he makes decisions people don’t like.

      Why don’t you run for President next time —- the Republicans need another ass**** — Romney will be history by then!

      You don’t the man JFK was — Caroline does —– and how dare you insult JFK’s daughter – you Republican jerk!

      • Molly Pitcher

        Caroline is a vile person……(see my post below after Mutt’s gay obama comment)
        Nobody is insulting kennedys daughter, we are just pointing out her hippocracy since you are too blind to see it.
        She shares in Obamas sin.
        You re so worried about Romney with dog on the roof & a hunter but apparently a tiny wimpering HUMAN baby struggling to live, your hero obama is perfectly OK with that !

  • Molly Pitcher

    There are lots of stories out there about how Obama has dissed the Kennedys & how infuriated they are about this treatment ! So instead of being honest the Kennedy hippocrites are ready to *inflict* Obama,
    (the big Liar in chief) on our country again. How shameful that a mom of 3 & a Catholic (for heavens sake) would have anything to do with this man who is so pro gay marriage & pro abortion, one day she will stand before God & be called to account these transgressions.
    As for her Uncle Teddy the man was an excessive drinker & a mega coward who left a young woman to die in a car he crashed,revolting !

  • peggy lee bradfield

    these idiots should put on there big kids pants and vote for President Obama. They and the republicans will be the first to cry when they get the medicare vouchers and no social security. Or when all the jobs go out of the U.S. Why is it that no money to help the kids is given from the rich? all of them are greedy. They should not accept all the perks and pay raises. All of our big problems with the weather is GOD is mad!

  • http://yahoo Bruce Barbaro

    J.F.K. only screwed different woman, Obama is doing it all at once, he is screwing the whole country…………

    • Nancy L

      and what is Romney doing —- lying through his teeth – carrying a dog on his roof —- and running with someone who is a hunter … nice examples for the younger generation to live by.

      What JFK did was his personal business — not yours —- people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!

      • Molly Pitcher

        No Romney just stayed by his wife who is a breast cancer survivor. Is that guy crazy or something he actually loves & cherishes his wife & the mother of his children !!!
        My lord get the men in the white coats something is seriously wrong with Romney, this guy belongs in a museum !
        He loves his wife, can that be true? he loves his wife,
        amazing!

      • John L.

        JFK was a horrible president and even worse person who caused thousands of innocent deaths at the Bay of Pigs. These people who defend him also defend his murderous brother who killed an innocent Mary Jo Kopechne and got away with it.His father was a gun and rum runner who ran with the mob. Yet, the incredibly stupid democrats praise these people like they are our saviors. No wonder they vote for people like Obama and the witch from California , whose name I wouldn’t even dare to mention{Pelosi}. What a sad country we have become.

        • Molly Pitcher

          Good man John covering some of the details of this “crime family” all the way back to Pappa Joe Kennedy !
          The patriarch Joe was a notorious womanizer & an intense
          *admirer of Hitler* for heaven’s sake. For being in the tank for Hitler Joe & his clan were much disliked by the Brits & FDR tweaked off the UK by making Kennedy the ambassador.
          I guess we shouldn t be surprised that Caroline is so enthralled with Obama, after all he is very *Hitleresque* in giving a speech & enthralling his legion of zombies. “Hail Obama Hail Obama Hail Obama”
          All that was missing was that chant, bunch of looneys behaving like a 3rd world dictator worship place. Just like No Korea & kim jong il, or Sadam or Ahmadinajad in Iran.
          Disgraceful, we are a free people with a Bill Of Rights not a country that supports a cult leader, did nt these zombies study history in school?

    • Molly Pitcher

      Oh & one more thing the *true* War On Women was begun & continues to be conducted by those self same Kennedys. A woman drowned (Mary Jo) a woman was used (Marilyn Monroe & JFK) the next generation 1 had an affair with the family babysitter, 1 drove a jeep through the sand dunes at Cape Cod a girl was thrown from the vehicle & has been parapalegic,1 tried to take his newborn son outdoors (against rules) at a hospital & when nurses stopped him he assaulted them & recently we have a Kennedy wife (Mary) who hung herself because her kids never came on Mothers Day, thanks to their dad who was with his girlfriend & couldn t bother to bring the kids over. There is a War on Women all right right in front of our faces.

  • http://yahoo anita

    I distinctly remember about a year ago, Caroline had completely different views of Obama. She had said she was SORRY she had endorsed Obama, had said he was a great disappointment to the Democratic Party and that the comparison of Obama to her father in the beginning had completely changed and that her father would have never endorsed a man like Obama. Too bad Caroline Kennedy cannot stand and tell the truth at the convention. Is it that she is afraid to go against the Democratic Party, or afraid of going against her family or is it Obama and his czars she is afraid of? Caroline is not her mother, Jackie would have spoken her mind, she would not have endorsed a man she did not believe in or trust.

  • billy bob

    yep they are a lot alike
    NO BRAINS

  • billy bob

    In all fairness Obama should be given the credit he deserves.
    He has done more than any other President before him.
    He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple “global apology” tours and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states ( Mexico vs Arizona ).

    How is this hope and change working out for you?

  • Patricia Mariani

    First of all…Billy Bob’s comment was awesome. He really nailed it! Now let’s get down to Ms Caroline Kennedy…please someone tell me when has any Kennedy volunteered to get up off of their millions and pay higher taxes and give their money to the less fortunate. I’m not talking a one time “donation” that can be written off as a contribution come tax time. I’m talking implementing Obama plan of taking from the wealthy and creating basically a communistic form of government. Easy to talk the talk let’s see them actually do it. Another item that really needs to be addressed…how about leveling the actual playing field and revoking the ability of the Congressional Fat Cat’s ability to vote in their own pay increases. Teddy never did it, Jack never did it and Grandpa Joe certainly never did. They continued getting more and more from the people. Women’s health care..okay Toots,that issue was never a concern of any Kennedy when exploiting their multiple female conquests. Get real Caroline..Democrats are all pretty much panderers. They will say anything for a vote or to get a women into bed! Only healthcare issue is don’t get caught or get her pregnant. That is always another bridge to cross right Teddy?

    • Molly Pitcher

      The kennedys “will give anybody the shirt off YOUR back”

  • D.

    What a way for her to insult her father.

    • Lee Harvey Mozart

      Yep!

  • D.

    What a whiner. Women can stand on their own two feet and pay for their own healthcare, reproductive or otherwise! Why should I, a hard working taxpayer, be forced to pay for some idot who spews forth 16 snot-nosed brats when she can’t even afford to support herself?! Caroline Kennedy needs to put in a 10-hour work day and then come with me and my disabled friend to the Emergency Room and sit there for TWENTY HOURS – all the while the illegals are tying up time, doctors, and resources with their broods of kids for nothing more urgent than a cold! They go there because they are given FREE medical care at every ER and hospital, thanks to the stinking Democrats.

    Did you know that immigrants from Mexico and other non-European countries can come to this country and get preferences in health treatment, jobs, education, and government contracts? It’s called affirmative action or RACIAL PRIVILEGE. The Emperor of Japan or the President of Mexico could migrate here and immediately be eligible for special rights unavailable for Americans of European descent. When a vote was taken in the U.S. Congress to end this practice it was defeated. Every single Democratic senator except Ernest Hollings voted to MAINTAIN SPECIAL PRIVILEGES for HISPANIC, ASIANS and AFRICANS. Not equal care, but PREFERENTIAL care for which WE PAY on top of our own bills!!!

    • Molly Pitcher

      D you are an exceptional person to wait in the ER with your disabled friend, not many people are that giving.
      My husband & I went for his eye injury and were there for the entire second shift 3PM until he was seen at 11:30 PM that was bad enough,but you did 20 hours. How many days will we put in once we get obama care, you ll go to the ER & they will tell you they cant see you until tomorrow! LOL
      We ll never see Caroline ever waiting in an ER, she probably never even changed her kids diapers!

  • Lee Harvey Mozart

    Good… maybe he’ll meet the same demise.

  • Paul Noel

    why yes she is right: they are both crooks!

  • Rachel

    I have just read what you people had to say, and I really must say that I have never seen such narrow minded ignorance in one place to stay consistant with so many people! Lee, have you ever heard the phrase what goes around, comes around? Be careful a wish like that could be very dangerous for you, but like the rest of them, your probably to ignorant to understand. I do have a question for all of you though, were you all born this ignorant, or is it something that you have had to cultivate your whole life to get to the stage that you are at now?

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