Skip to comments.President Nixon In The Rear-View Mirror
Posted on 06/27/2010 10:42:25 AM PDT by Panorama
President Nixon had his flaws from ethics to some of his policies. However if one takes a closer look at his accomplishments while in office, they might see a version of President Nixon that is much different than that often portrayed in the media and I suspect President Nixons stock will continue to rise slightly over the next couple decades.
"As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally. Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman's supervision created the 'White House Plumbers,' which would later lead to the Watergate burglaries."
So what is Daniel Ellsberg up to these days? Well, for one thing, he is an endorser of the Revolutionary Communist Party's "World Can't Wait" movement...
Click on the 'World Can't Wait' link just below and see: "Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include" You may recognize a few other names as well, including the democrat chair of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers Jr. Conyers' name appears right after Ward Churchill's.
Endorsers of the [World Can't Wait] Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:
James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Rocky Anderson, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Paulette Cole, US Rep John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Diaz Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Jane Fonda, Martin Garbus, Senator Mike Gravel, Andre Gregory, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Janis Karpinski, Jonathan Kozol, Rabbi Michael Lerner, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Robin Meyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, Viggo Mortensen, John Nichols, US Rep. Major Owens, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Michelle Phillips, Harold Pinter, Michael Ratner, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, Richard Serra, Jeff Sharlet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn, and thousands more who have already joined us.
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)
*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration
*Organizes college and high-school students
*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party
The RCP calls for the armed overthrow of the U.S. government...
From the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party (revcom.us or rwor.org) :
"Create Public Opinion, Seize Power: We are preparing minds and organizing forces for the time when there is a major crack in the system, whenever it comes and wherever it comes from: an opening that makes it possible to bring the future Revolutionary Army of the Proletariat (R.A.P.) into the field and wage a revolutionary armed struggle that actually has a chance of winning.
And we have said that building our party itself is the most important part of organizing forces for revolution. This is true now, and it is true looking forward to the creation of that future R.A.P. and the waging of that armed struggle.":
The progressives were considered nothing but fringe kooks before Vietnam, but suddenly found the cage door left open afterwards.
As Nixon himself said, he gave them the means and they used it to their full advantage.
“On August 1971, Krogh and Young met with G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt in a basement office in the Old Executive Office Building. Hunt and Liddy recommended a “covert operation” to get a “mother lode” of information about Ellsberg’s mental state to discredit him. Krogh and Young sent a memo to Ehrlichman seeking his approval for a “covert operation [to] be undertaken to examine all of the medical files still held by Ellsbergs psychiatrist.” Ehrlichman approved under the condition that it be “done under your assurance that it is not traceable.””
Nixons accomplishments are often way underestimated.
You mean the "progressive" left was totally void, correct?
Best Foreign policy of the last 100 years....IMHO
...and he ended that damn vietnam war
...and he ended that damn vietnam war
ended the draft, Carter reinstated it.
Carter is a national embarassment, too many people are ignorant to that fact.
now we have Carter II in office, destruction by design
Did Nixon do the U.S. a favor, or did he open a Pandora’s Box by reaching out to the mainland Chinese?
Food for thought.
Nixon’s resignation demonstrated that the media was in control. Whomever, has the media doing his bidding has almost total control. The journalists are the junior officers executing the commands of those in charge-(not necessarily elected officials!)
The Commie Chinese will be capable of doing the things the Soviets never could.
Created the EPA, and threw Raymond Shafer under the bus over the Shafer Commission report.
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing and serving President Nixon. He was anything but the monster portrayed by his many enemies.
The following link will lead to an article that tells one about his leadership. He did not need committees to tell him what to do.
When he resigned in 1974, he was widely regarded as a failure, one of the worst presidents.
But today, most observers who aren't wholly partisan would rate him higher than that.
Nixon did have some skills -- especially in dealing with foreign policy -- he didn't ruin the country and he wasn't a complete failure.
So instead of a failure, Nixon rates poor or below average or at best average, because you have to take that resigned in disgrace and left his party in ruins (for at least a few years) thing.
That was his rise in public esteem. To think his reputation will rise still higher is wishful thinking.
Even if you admire the man's talents and accomplishments, there's enough in his record to prevent him being a great national hero.
Somebody please tell me, what would happen to a conservative party that espoused “armed revolution” openly like that?
There are so many easily accessible things like this out there that don’t get reported. If you only listen to people like Sean Hannity you would not even know that Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground were communists. He only referred to them as “domestic terrorists”. Only once did I hear him even use the word “Revolution” (not Communist) when discussing them. And that was when he was reading a quote of Bill Ayers who said it himself. Of course, Ayers is still a revolutionary communist today, but dopes like Hannity continue not mentioning it. It’s bad enough that the liberal-left media doesn’t properly inform people, but when Conservative commentators don’t either, it is no wonder that few have any idea of what’s going on today.
To your knowledge, was the plan to appoint Rockefeller when Agnew was forced out, and did Nixon intend to stick it to Rockefeller by appointing Ford instead?
Don't suppose you all at the White House happened to see us out there Marching for Victory in Vietnam back in 1970 and 1971 did you?
March for Victory in Vietnam, October 3, 1970
March for Victory May 8, 1971
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