Skip to comments.Caught on Tape: What the Nixon tapes tell us about the Republican Party
Posted on 06/30/2009 9:04:38 AM PDT by presidio9
I wonder sometimes whether the Nixon tapes really will just continue to be the gift that never stops giving. I was in college when Richard Milhous Nixon was first elected president, and I can still remember the profound sense of loathing and disgust that I experienced at the mere sight, let alone the sound, of him and of his most especially repellent sidekick Henry Kissinger. Wiser and older people tell you that the passions of your youth will dry up and that a more sere and autumnal condition will overtake you as maturity advances, but the thought of the Nixon gang in the White House still infuses me with a pure and undiluted hatred and makes me consider throwing up things that I don't even remember having eaten.
Just take a look at the most recent harvest from the tapes that the Nixon Presidential Library has released from the early months of 1973. The impressive thing is that even in the smallest details, the obsessive nastiness and criminality of the bigger picture is further delineated. The foulness of Nixon's mind was not "compartmentalized" between one issue and another. For example, like most "family values" Republicans, he was distressed by the Supreme Court's finding in Roe v. Wade. But, like almost anybody, he could imagine an exception where abortion might be excusable or even desirable. "There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white. Or a rape." The association of ideas between the first mental picture and the second one is so clear as to beif it were not so hideouspathetically laughable in an individual, and really quite alarming in a president of the United States.
As so often, his remarks about black Americans are crude and often sexual,
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
What does this obsession with the ultra liberal Nixon say about ultra liberals?
Lib-think on it’s idiotic display. Whatever Nixon believed is the belief of the entire Republican Party.
I wonder why we never discuss what Kennedy, Carter or Clintoon tell us about the Democrap party.... hmmm.
rantings of a lower-than-whale-sh*t-liberal “author”
When do liberals think abortion is “necessary”?
Hitchens ....nothing to see here .....move along.
Brought to you by the same idiots who think that our founders were not religious...
The source (Slate) and the author (Christopher Hitchens) make that redundant.
I heard that portion of the tape; I found it a bit disturbing.
And what would Hillary’s “f-ing jew bastard” comment say about the entire Democratic party if THAT was caught on tape?
Uh huh, fine. So whatever Roberty Byrd believed is the belief of the entire Democratic party (since liberals so much love moral equivalents).
[I can still remember the profound sense of loathing and disgust that I experienced at the mere sight, let alone the sound, of him]
Funny, that’s how I feel about Obama.
Hitchin’s hatred of Nixon only elevates Nixon in my opinon. The article is full of accusations and name calling, but the evidence he gives in support of his dogma is inconclusive in many cases.
All Democrats refer to women as “Sweetie”. I know this is true because I saw Obama do it once.
Bump to my tagline.
Response: Do thoughts of "The Divine One" result in you experiencing pleasurable anal twitches?
Hey Hitch, bambi makes Nixon look like little lord Fauntleroy.
On the other hand, many Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, et. al were all pro-life, and since Democrats were supposed to "stand up for the little guy", it was thought they would be the pro-life party.
You can thank the Feminazis and Ronald Reagan for the switch.