Linda McMahon and the JFK Legacy

An ad by the Linda McMahon campaign for the Connecticut Senate seat, featuring John F. Kennedy promoting tax cuts, has raised the ire of the Kennedy Clan. Ted Kennedy, Jr., nephew of JFK and son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, wrote a letter to Ms. McMahon, requesting she and her campaign pull the ad, which has been put out on YouTube. In the letter, Kennedy writes that the video “distorts the legacy of President Kennedy in order to mislead voters into thinking that President Kennedy would support your position on tax policy.” He goes on to state, “President Kennedy advocated for tax cuts primarily in order to help the middle-class. However, your policies are about enhancing the wealth of the richest 2% of Americans.” But, JFK’s rationale for tax cuts in a recession was precisely to leave money in the hands of those in the top tiers…you know, the job creators! Although it is tempting to invoke President Kennedy’s “a rising tide...(Read Full Post)