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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:59 PM
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BETTER THAN BUSH: Nixon would have turned 92 tomorrow.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 02:01 PM by ih8thegop
Nixon served in the military, had a foreign policy, could speak English coherently, and knew when it was time to go.
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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:02 PM
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1. Amazing how he'd be considered a liberal now
Compared to the current GOP anyway.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:02 PM
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2. self delete
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 02:02 PM by jonnyblitz
misread your post. sorry :hi:
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:14 PM
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3. Strange how he has been redeemed in my eyes...
It took Bush to wash away the disgust and distain I held for Nixon. And to think how Nixon worked to rehabilitate his image---Dubya achieved the image rehabilitation for Nixon better than he could ever do for himself. I almost feel bad for the way I felt about Mr. Nixon.
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:17 PM
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4. Nixon was one of the great destroyers of history
Google and take a gander at the scorched children of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Not one of Nixon's endeavors, not his moderate domestic vision, nor his foreign policy triumphs with China and the Soviet Union, will ever shroud those death masks, those +3 million lives that he and LBJ extinguished.

The Nixon nostalgia threads on the DU are legion. Alas, I myself do not pine for the man who cut a bloody swathe through Indochina, and introduced Mssr. Pinochet to the good people of Chile. Just because we currently have a sociopathic Gomer Pyle as CIC doesn't mean we should look upon past, more articulate murderers with any semblance of fondness.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:18 PM
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5. The good die young
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:27 PM
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8. So why is Nixon dead?
He should be waxing nostalgia with Kissinger over the war crimes they committed together.
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:19 PM
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6. Isn't it amazing how low our standards have sunk
when almost any politician who has ever served looks better than bush?
Hell I'd even take George Wallace at this point.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:21 PM
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7. Grandma would have turned 112 tomorrow...
and she despised the fact that they shared birthdays. Grandma's hatred towards Nixon goes back to the Checker speech. It didn't wash with her then, and she never trusted him. Grandma, bless her soul, was pretty vocal about it, too!
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