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Old 02-05-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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He was a mainstream right-wing conservative Republican. You guys don't get to make changes to his legacy now just because he's dead and effed up the country. Nuh uh...he was a conservative then, and he's a conservative now.
He definitely was not a believer in the free market or he would not have instituted wage and price controls.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oh yea Im a John Bircher and I have enjoyed Glen Beck
I wouldn't brag about being a Glen Beck fan.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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So do I, and Im a conservative I heard Calvin Coolidge was good....
Coolidge? Geezus Christ...you gotta go back that far?

Why won't you guys nominate a real conservative then? I mean, right wingers LOVE to belittle African Americans because supposedly, our interests aren't being served by the party we vote for (as if wing nuts care about blacks to begin with), and yet, what have conservatives gotten from these so called conservatives that they vote in for president?

Who are they to belittle others in this case? Coolidge? LMAO...really?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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He definitely was not a believer in the free market or he would not have instituted wage and price controls.
Whatever ....conservative then and conservative now.

Republicans reelected him by a landslide the second time, even as Watergate was hanging over his head.

They thought he was a good enough conservative back then. So he's good enough to remain one now. Sorry.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Coolidge? Geezus Christ...you gotta go back that far?

Why won't you guys nominate a real conservative then? I mean, right wingers LOVE to belittle African Americans because supposedly, our interests aren't being served by the party we vote for (as if wing nuts care about blacks to begin with), and yet, what have conservatives gotten from these so called conservatives that they vote in for president?

Who are they to belittle others in this case? Coolidge? LMAO...really?
Hey I voted for Gary Johnson as a protest vote but I do like my state reps and Senator Thune...

I believe the whole Left-Right deal is broken and neither serves us well at all these days....
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Hey I voted for Gary Johnson as a protest vote but I do like my state reps and Senator Thune...

I believe the whole Left-Right deal is broken and neither serves us well at all these days....
Fair enough. I appreciate the honesty.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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While Nixon may have philosophically opposed intervention in the economy, philosophy took a rear seat to politics. He had lost very narrowly to John Kennedy in 1960 -- 49.7 to 49.5 percent of the popular vote. He sometimes blamed the state of Illinois, whose electoral votes had made all the difference and where the Chicago Democratic machine was known for its effectiveness in getting out all possible voters, dead as well as living Kennedy won Illinois by just 8,858 votes. But Nixon certainly believed that mismanagement of the economy had also cost him the election. "He attributed his defeat in the 1960 election largely to the recession of that year," wrote economist and Nixon advisor Herbert Stein, "and he attributed the recession, or at least its depth and duration, to economic officials, 'financial types,' who put curbing inflation ahead of cutting unemployment." Looking toward his 1972 reelection campaign, Nixon was not going to let that happen again. And he had to pay attention to economics. Despite the optimism about government's ability to manage the economy, economic conditions had begun to deteriorate. The inflation rate, which had been 1.5 percent at the beginning of the 1960s, had risen to 5 percent. Unemployment was also up from the 3.5 percent level of the late 1960s to 5 percent.
Commanding Heights : Nixon Tries Price Controls | on PBS
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So basically a Conservative Republican that had the backing of the Republican party tried to do price control, yet this is somehow a Liberal fault....not sure I follow you with this.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Why is the American Left ashamed to stand by their international Leftist counterparts?
Why is the American Right ashamed to stand by their international Rightist counterparts?
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