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Old Nov 7th 2016, 09:58 AM
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I968 Richard Nixon elected President, sworn in on Quaker family Bible turned to page containing beating swords into plowshares.

1972 Nixon visited Moscow and negotiated an Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia., and was the first sitting President to visit China, establishing relations there.

Nixon took the US off what remained of the gold/silver standard with silver coins being changed to silver-colored copper coins, and said "We are all Keynesians now," opening the door to unlimited spending and the eventual "quantitative easing" and $20 trillion debt.

The Nixon administration declared a "war on drugs" and initiated the No-Knock Laws, co-sponsored in the Senate by Democrat Ted Kennedy, which led to the militarization of US police.

In 1973 Nixon ended conscription and withdrew US troops from Vietnam.

1976 Jimmy Carter was elected President. On his second day in office he pardoned Vietnam War draft-dodgers.

1978 The Carter administration expanded the US bureaucracy with the creation of the Departments of Energy and Education.

In 1978 the Chinese Communist Party picked free market advocate Deng Xiaoping to lead them out of their economic nightmare. It worked, and for the last four decades central command economists like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich have been chanting a mantra that the Chinese economy is overheated and about to crash.
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... and for the last four decades central command economists like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich ...
That could be considered libel.

You can say or criticize lots of things about either fellow, but calling either of them "central command economists" just doesn't describe them.
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That could be considered libel.

You can say or criticize lots of things about either fellow, but calling either of them "central command economists" just doesn't describe them.
How about "delusional statist groupies" like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich?
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China-London freight train:
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US tax dollars at work:
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If you're implying that Trump is our generation's Nixon, then it might almost be worth it if we get our generation's Carter at the end.

But I think Clinton and Nixon were more similar in most aspects.
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If you're implying that Trump is our generation's Nixon, then it might almost be worth it if we get our generation's Carter at the end.

But I think Clinton and Nixon were more similar in most aspects.
No, I wasn't trying to imply anything about Trump.

If he keeps his promises about "rebuilding our military," spending trillions on government infrastructure projects, and starting trade wars with China and others, he will be keeping the US on its steady course toward bankruptcy.

Imho the only positive things about him are he doesn't seem to want a hot or cold war with Russia, and maybe he's not the big fan of Saudi Arabia like Bush and Hillary were:
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But I think Clinton and Nixon were more similar in most aspects.
What respects?

Nixon is the originator of the Republican [racist] "southern strategy" which is to turn every issue into a racial issue. Bill Clinton was, before Obama came along, considered to be America's first 'black President' because he was such a great friend to the African-American community.

That's a huge/massive/important difference between Nixon and Clinton.
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What respects?

Nixon is the originator of the Republican [racist] "southern strategy" which is to turn every issue into a racial issue. Bill Clinton was, before Obama came along, considered to be America's first 'black President' because he was such a great friend to the African-American community.

That's a huge/massive/important difference between Nixon and Clinton.
I was referring to Hillary, though reports of Clinton's favorable policies toward black Americans is greatly oversold.
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I was referring to Hillary, though reports of Clinton's favorable policies toward black Americans is greatly oversold.
Bill Clinton's favorable policies toward black Americas only looks lame from present [post-Obama] perspective. Prior to 1992, I suspect the treatment of black Americans by the White House was routinely so bad that 'somewhat less bad' would be a major improvement. Bill Clinton changed that dynamic around. And they actually did call him the 'first black President' back in the 1990's because of his position with respect to the black community.
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