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Old 06-26-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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Why do/did people hate President Nixon?

I'm Australian, and was just interested to know. Everyone seems to hate him, or not so much hate him but always bag him. The idea came from Good Morning Vietnam, I just watched it. Great film.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:29 AM   #2
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Well for one he put my Dad on his enemies list just for marching peacefully against the war which denied him a Fulbright scholarship

My Dad ended up getting the scholarship after Watergate and everything broke though

He was a very smart man...but his ego and paranoia took over which ended up being his downfall.
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"And I'll go into people's houses at night and wreck up the place!"

Richard Nixon's head makes me cry true tears of laughter.
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because of Watergate and the fact that his election in 1968 essentially killed the peace movement dead. think 2004 and how devastated people were when Bush won. it was about the same for Nixon in both '68 and '72.

though, these days, in comparison to Bush, Nixon looks like Lincoln
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well... he did created President Logan on 24


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Put 'All The Presidents Men' on your "to watch" list too
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well... he did created President Logan on 24


I was wondering how long this thread could last without a mention of the legenary Charles Logan
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Nixon was a mixed bag. I didn't like him because he was too conservative, prolongued the Vietnam war, and there was Watergate. By the same token, he opened up China and did some other good things.
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Nixon was really no worse than anybody else, except that he got busted. I'm sure they've all done just as bad or worse.
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I'm sure they've all done just as bad or worse.
But once again, no evidence, just your own personal hatreds of government?
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You're far too trusting. That's why politicians are able to fool you. You buy their product, it's worse than being scammed into a pyramid scheme.

I don't 'hate' government for no reason. It's a distrust, disillusionment, and disbelief in the usefulness or honesty of a bunch of prepackaged actors selling you a line of snake oil that will never come true just to get your vote. The joke is on YOU.
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You're far too trusting. That's why politicians are able to fool you. You buy their product, it's worse than being scammed into a pyramid scheme.
For a second I thought this was BVS lecturing shart, then I realized you're talking to him.
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You're far too trusting. That's why politicians are able to fool you. You buy their product, it's worse than being scammed into a pyramid scheme.

I don't 'hate' government for no reason. It's a distrust, disillusionment, and disbelief in the usefulness or honesty of a bunch of prepackaged actors selling you a line of snake oil that will never come true just to get your vote. The joke is on YOU.
You have no clue who I do or don't trust. You have no clue my voting record. So don't be fooled into thinking you know shit about me.

You are one generalization after another. Every politician is the same to you, and doesn't even matter if you've done any research on them or not, you paint all politicians with the same brush. Therefore you'd rather sit back and allow the system to remain how it is. That just makes you lazy and apathetic, and a contributor to the problem. Not voting and painting all politicians the same will get you NOWHERE.
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I put Nixon on the list of Terrible Presidents for the reasons mentioned.

Good 'Ol Dubya, Andrew Johnson, and Andrew Jackson are on that list, too.
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I put Nixon on the list of Terrible Presidents for the reasons mentioned.

Good 'Ol Dubya, Andrew Johnson, and Andrew Jackson are on that list, too.
Nixon is on my hit list of terrible presidents, too. He got us stepped in Vietnam. Dubya needs to watch what happens to presidents who pardon criminals. True, he can't run for re-election, but it happens to the party. Look what happened to Gerald Ford when he pardoned Nixon. It probably cost him the 1976 election.
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