1965 Democrat Flu

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A pity that the recent anniversary of the unpleasantness in Dallas didn't bring a re-issue of the notorious Kennedy half-dollar.

The original coin was introduced in 1964 and the celebrity of the thing peaked in 1965.

Also in 1965 there was a major influenza epidemic that predominantly struck liberal Democrats. Very few Republicans, particularly very, very few conservative Republicans, even caught the sniffles.

The reason?

Kennedy half-dollars!

Republicans tended to rush to wash their hands after being handed a Kennedy half-dollar in change. Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, tended to turn them face down and lick their back side.

Everybody knows that currency is a powerful disease vector but, alas, libs tended to think of those coins not as currency, rather as objects of devotion.

Who says there is no justice?
 

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Link?

Perhaps this explains the virus which caused racist Southern conservative voters to shift from being Democrats into Republicans over subsequent years!

Justice indeed.
 
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Opportunity lost department:

Back when stamps weren't sticky-backed Republicans missed an opportunity to dominate politics for a century.

All that would have been necessary was to poison the glue on the back of those Kennedy stamps. No Republican even wanted to handle them but liberal Democrats loved the flavour of their back sides, sometimes using them instead of duct tape for many purposes.
 

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I smell a bogus urban legend here.
 

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