Skip to comments.Obama Isnít Carter, He Is Nixon
Posted on 11/22/2010 10:26:37 AM PST by Shout Bits
Pres. Obamas detractors in the media compare him to Pres. Carter, whose watch included economic malaise, foreign policy failures, and leftist politics, but Obamas attitudes and policies are closer to Pres. Nixon. From enemy lists in the media, to manipulating the legal system, to attempting to half win / half exit a war, to disastrous monetary policy, Obama is Nixon part II. . .
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Totally insulting to Nixon. Nixon at the very least loved the USA... and he helped save Israel during the 1973 War.
Nixon was not trying to destroy the country. Especially on matters of foreign policy, Obama is much more like Carter.
Don’t trot out Nixon’s thaw with the Red Chinese. At the time he was trying to keep China and the Soviet Union from ganging up on us.
Carter, on the other hand, actively pulled the rug out from under the Shah of Iran, leaving us with the Mullahs and slapped around our allies while “making nice” with our enemies. This is clearly a blueprint followed by Obama.
What a stupid analysis. At least Nixon had the entire MSM aligned against him and his major policies were politically popular. Other than that I guess they were identical ..
Obama is a marxist so that would make him Lenin right?
Agreed. This writer is an idiot. Nixon's eternal war with the press was because he was an anticommunist.
Read up on James Buchanan and then get back to me.
Not quite. The Chinese & Russians had already fallen out. They were fighting significant battles over river islands along their common border in Siberia. The Russian's had even approached the US in a backdoor appeal to get our reaction if they chose to Nuke China. We basically vetoed the idea.
Nixon's approach to China was to re-balance the security arrangements in Asia to give the US breathing space as we exited Vietnam. Russia was Vietnam's major backer by the end of US involvement.
The strategic opening to China was masterful, but it didn't take a genius to know that there was no love lost between Mao & Brezhnev.
You’re right on the money- Carter sowed the seeds for the nighmare muslim radicalism we are seeing right now
If Iran had succeed in becoming an economic success instead of a muslim stronghold then there would be students there shouting for laptops and outsourcing contracts instead of diaper-heads screaming for death to america right now.
When they took over our embassy we sould have bombed the heads of their religious revolution to go collect their virgins.
Notice that about 10 seconds after Ronald Reagan took office, they released the hostages. I firmly believe he made it known that his first act as President would be to leave big smoking holes in the ground where their military bases used to be.
Obama is not Carter or Nixon, he is Hugo Chavez w/ Eva Peron’s hormones.
Nixon was a patriot. He recognized the marxist element within our country long before most. I wonder how this country might look today if Nixon had never existed.
Actually Obama is Obama. A life form only physically matured that claims to be influenced by many in history albeit Carter, and Nixon seem omitted from that personal list. There was the time he claimed to be the new Abraham Lincoln, then John F. Kennedy, another time a hint of Teddy Roosevelt, and overall of course the new F.D.R..
He’s IMO a cobbled together Leftist Commie willing participant in a fraud imposed upon our Nation by behind the scenes demented cobblers that must be exposed, and destroyed for the Free World, for Free Mankind to exist.
Otherwise the World will go dark for ages.
I don’t have clue what you are saying. I was agreeing that the author was insulting Nixon.
Welcome to Free Republic!
Iran WAS an economic success. The Shah was one of America's most loyal allies, then Carter betrayed him for no reason at all.
Nixon was competent, Carter was not. Obama may be as paranoid as Nixon, but he’s got more in common with Carter.
Yep, Nixon’s paranoia with Carter’s incompetence. Not a good combination.
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