Jesse Ventura on The DisinfoView: They Killed Our President

Jesse Ventura joins disinformation’s Gary Baddeley once again to discuss his new book, They Killed Our President: 63 Facts That Prove a Conspiracy to Kill JFK. In addition to agreeing that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one person who almost certainly didn’t assassinate JFK, they discuss the Government shutdown, Jesse’s plans to run for president in 2016 with Howard Stern, and his new show for Ora.tv.

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  • Simiantongue

    Enjoy your interview style Mr Baddeley. Good questions. Good idea to have notes to keep the interview on track, Jesse can digress at times.

    One thing about he “63″ question. This is very trivial but It struck a cord. Mr Ventura says it’s named that because that’s the year Kennedy was assassinated. But I recall in your last interview posted here, his last book was “63″ Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read. Which makes me think the number 63 has some sort of significance for him. Or perhaps it could be as simple as an attempt to link the books together for marketing.

    Mr Ventura is right about the shutdown. Not much to do with Democrats. The negotiations over the Affordable Care Act were over in 2010. It was okayed in 2012 by a mostly conservative supreme court. Mr Ventura took part in some Tea-party rallies, mostly those of Ron Paul. It was interesting that he blamed the Republican party in general, when in fact it is Tea-party caucus that is largely responsible for the gov’t shutdown.

    Even though Mr Ventura rallied for Tea-party causes he clearly doesn’t see eye to eye with them on health care. What this says to me is that Mr Ventura thinks along principled lines and not party lines. So his claim of being “independent” at least holds in his off the cuff conversations.

    Even if some would scoff at Ventura running for another political office. I’d say why not, at least he’s principled. If you’ve ever had the experience of speaking to a politician of any sort you’re fully aware that what they say to you is obviously rehearsed, as the answer doesn’t always make complete contextual sense in reference to the question.

    I once asked Mitt Romney about Banks in Massachusetts violating foreclosure rules. His eyes wandered for a second or two as if mentally bringing up some kind of rote answer. And sure enough his answer had little to do with the question. But rhetorically it was a neutral answer. Nothing that would piss you off, or better yet his real constituency the banks.

    With Ventura you might or might not like his answers but you can tell they’re based on some set of principles he believes in. It’s not something he’s saying simply to get your vote. I think that’s perhaps the difference between a statesman and a politician.

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