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JFK’s Bay of Pigs fiasco makes Top 20 Most Embarrassing Moments for Democrat Party

In Townhall, blogger John Hawkins lists the top 20 most embarrassing moments for the Democrat party. Coming in at #11 and joining such unforgettably dubious moments in Democrat party history such as FDR's Japanese interment camps, Alger Hiss, and the racist segregationist George Wallace, we have John F. Kennedy's cowardly last minute decision to abandon the forces he sent to fight, which led to the disastrous Bay of Pigs fiasco.

11) The Bay of Pigs (1961): After training a Cuban militia to overthrow Castro, Kennedy got cold feet and didn't give the men all the air support they were promised. As a result, they were easily defeated by Castro's men and today, Cuba is still ruled by a hostile, anti-American dictatorship.

Read the rest of the embarrassing moments HERE.

2 comments to JFK’s Bay of Pigs fiasco makes Top 20 Most Embarrassing Moments for Democrat Party

  • asombra

    Yeah, but he was photogenic, his wife was chic, and he talked a good game. That was good enough then, and it’s even more so now. Americans have become so incredibly shallow and mindless it’s both pitiful and frightening. As for Dems being embarrassed, that’s giving them too much credit. To be truly embarrassed one has to have more character. Clinton, for instance, was never embarrassed by the Lewinsky mess, just pissed he got caught in a bind, and since he got a pass, he’s been totally shameless ever since. Same goes for all of them, in principle, certainly for the Kennedys and the “Camelot” camp followers. Those who were fine with selling Cuba down the river never really felt remorse over the consequences, just like those who actively worked to send Elián González back to be turned into a Castroite robot. It’s like, no biggie, just move on to something else and forget about it.

  • asombra

    I knew John Kerry's highly manicured hair reminded of someone else. Voilà!