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  1. Andy_brown

    Nixon is synonymous with worthless scumbag lying son of a bitch anti semitic bastard.

    If it wasn't for Ronnie Reagan, Nixon would be WPE hands down.

    Nixon's mistakes in Vietnam caused the deaths of 15,000 American soldiers.

    So, Herb, ever been to a military cemetery and looked at the graves from the 60's. One in three of those crosses is a death caused by Nixon's malfeasance.

    We are paying the price of Nixon's stupidity and greed right now, in the form of large deficits that will not go away. Sure, Reaganomics took a bad situation and made it awful. But if Reagan ran the car into a ditch, it was Nixon who had disabled the brakes. The main structural elements of the deficit were put in place under Nixon: indeed, the deficit crisis had already begun to emerge during the Ford years and has crippled every president since.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 05:15 PM #
  2. HD

    Wrong again, Andy_Brown.

    Vietnam was a Democrat war.

    Mr. Nixon got us out.

    Nice try.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 06:18 PM #
  3. HD

    '...fundamentally dishonest, ruthless, unbalanced, paranoid individual, at least while he was President.'

    Andrew, you just described the Clown-in-Chief to a 'T.'

    Only you left out arrogant and ignorant.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 06:18 PM #
  4. missing_kskd

    Arrogant = Highlights the Stupid in The Stupid Party

    Ignorant = Fails to see the Stupid so highlighted.

    Herb, do you see faces in the walls, or hear voices in the static?

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 06:28 PM #
  5. Vitalogy

    Hitler probably did some good things too while in power. It was all the other stuff he'll be judged for. Same for Nixon.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 06:55 PM #
  6. Andy_brown

    "Vietnam was a Democrat war.

    Mr. Nixon got us out."

    Not quite. Nixon invaded Cambodia. How you can construe that as "got us out" is beyond fundamental logic. As usual, Herb, your delusion is inaccurate. Nixon prolonged the war until his support for it eroded. Upon his election in November 1968 Nixon planned to continue the war in Vietnam and said as much in early 1969. In his first months in office, Nixon directed the U.S. military to increase its pressure on the battlefield, while ordering the secret B–52 bombings of North Vietnamese base camps in Cambodia—the “Menu bombings”—as a signal of his willingness to further escalate the war. The following spring, Nixon ordered a theater-wide offensive, seeking to seize the initiative in the war.

    One third of all deaths in Vietnam can be attributed to Nixon, Herb.

    So don't dish out that crap that he "got us out." He lost the war. He didn't get us out.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 09:04 PM #
  7. Andrew

    Keep talking Herb - you are making yourself sound ridiculous. Tell us some more about how Obama is worse than Nixon.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 09:32 PM #
  8. stevethedj

    I just finished watching Dick Cavett on PBS. Very good special on how bad Nixon was. All we need now is a John Dean to spill the beans. To prove what we already know, about Obama. 8)

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 10:04 PM #
  9. Andy_brown

    If that were true, it would have happened in summer 2012 before the election. Most of the crap the GOP is throwing against Obama is stuff they are making up. This includes but is not limited to:

    Obama Doubled The Deficit

    Man-made Climate Change Is A Hoax.

    Cold Weather Disproves Climate Change

    Tax Cuts Do More To Stimulate The Economy Than Food Stamps And Unemployment Benefits.

    Cars Kill A Lot Of People And No One Wants To Ban Them Like Guns!

    The Affordable Care Act Covers Abortion-Inducing Emergency Contraception.


    It’s Safer To Have A Gun In The House, Or A Concealed Weapon On Your Person.

    Exhaling Releases “Dangerous” CO2.

    Voter Fraud Is A Serious Issue That Requires Strict New Voter ID Laws

    All debunked at

    Congress is exempt from Obamacare

    Obamacare is causing part-time jobs

    Premiums and healthcare costs are skyrocketing

    All debunked at

    In case you missed it in 2013, here some of the most outrageous debunked GOP claims about Obamacare:

    -”Obamacare will question your sex life.” – Betsy McCaughey. False.

    -”No U.S.-trained doctors will accept Obamacare.” -Ann Coulter. False.

    -”The IRS will keep a database of health secrets.” – Michele Bachmann. False.

    -”Obamacare means forced home inspections.” – Conservative Anon. bloggers. False.

    -”Muslims are exempt from Obamacare.” – Chain email. False.

    -”The Affordable Care Act alters the “sensible doctor-patient-relationship-centered health care program … we see today.” – Sarah Palin. False.

    -”Small businesses — 60 percent — will lose their health care, 45 percent of big business and a large percentage of individual health.” – Sean Hannity. False.

    -”The insurance industry is actually run by mostly Democrats.” – Dana Perino. False.

    -”Hidden language in means users waive any reasonable right to privacy of your personal information.” – Joe Barton. False.

    -”In 45 out of 50 states, on average men are seeing their premiums double, going up 99 percent. Women up 62 percent.” – Sean Hannity. False.

    -”Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info.” – Evan Feinberg. False.

    -”President has given 1,100 special waivers to his friends” for Obamacare.” – Mick Mulvaney. False.

    -”Virtually every person across this country has seen premiums going up and up and up” due to Obamacare.” – Ted Cruz. False.

    -The health care marketplaces have “no privacy protections.” – Tom Cotton. False.

    -”UPS left 15,000 employees’ spouses “without health insurance” and told them to, “go on an exchange with no employer subsidy.” – Ted Cruz. False.

    -”Under Obamacare, people who “have a doctor they’ve been seeing for the last 15 or 20 years, they won’t be able to keep going to that doctor.” – Marco Rubio. False.

    -”75 percent of small businesses now say they are going to be forced to either fire workers or cut their hours.” – Marco Rubio. False.

    -”A hidden provision in Obamacare taxes sporting goods as medical devices.” -conservative chain email. False.

    -”The IRS will have the ability potentially” to deny or delay health care.” -Michele Bachmann. False.

    -”Expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas.” – Ted Cruz. False.

    -Said the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs. – Ted Cruz. False.

    How about the GOP lies running up to his re-election, some of them were whoppers:

    President Obama is soft on terrorism/won't protect the country/is a Muslim sympathizer

    President Obama wants to raise your taxes

    President Obama wasn't born in the United States

    President Obama is a socialist trying to nationalize industries, as evidenced by the automobile bailout

    All debunked at

    So tell us, Steve, what is it that "we already know about Obama?"

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 10:18 PM #
  10. Andrew

    stevethedj: I just finished watching Dick Cavett on PBS. Very good special on how bad Nixon was. All we need now is a John Dean to spill the beans. To prove what we already know, about Obama

    Riiiight. You can prove that with the same accurate info right-wingers in denial used to predict the Romney landslide of 2012. Remember, all of those liberal polls are wrong; what you feel must be right, facts be damned.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 - 10:23 PM #