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Nixon hailed as foreign policy genius at centennial of birth
Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 6, 2013 5:52pm EST | Brandon Lowrey

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:26:55 AM PST by Olog-hai

At a ceremony commemorating the late U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s 100th birthday, politicians, a military official and Nixon’s eldest daughter on Sunday remembered him as an underappreciated president and a foreign policy genius.

Nixon, the Cold War-era Republican stalwart who opened U.S. relations with communist China, was the only American president to resign from office, leaving the White House in disgrace over the Watergate scandal.

“He looked at (the world) as a world with 200 countries and 200 leaders, and he studied every one of those leaders, and he knew most of them,” said Bruce Herschensohn, a friend and speech writer for Nixon who delivered the keynote address. “It’s a talent that I have never seen equaled.”

The 37th president died in 1994 at age 81. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: amtrak; chairmanmao; epa; gotochina; nixon; osha; trickydicky
WADR to the late president and to Herschensohn, what would have been genius in terms of foreign policy would have been getting Red China to eschew communism and the one-party totalitarian state instead of their using free market tactics as a means to an end.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 5:27:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

If only Nixon had destroyed all of the tapes.

Obama has had several worse moments that Watergate.
Fast & Furious
Killing an American with a Drone.
Turning our Military into a bath house.

Yet it shows the power of a Communist Media.

2 posted on 01/07/2013 5:40:37 AM PST by Venturer
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The leftist media won't mention Nixon name without mentioning Watergate in the same breath.

When was the last time you heard them mention the impeachment and disbarment of Bill Clinton?

3 posted on 01/07/2013 5:52:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

At the time, I regarded “Watergate” has a TRUMPED-UP scandal, fueled by a corrupted media that hated, loathed, and despised Nixon. A fourth rate bit of political chicanery, incessantly drummed at by the MSM brought down a President and set this country back.
Very sadly, I am now more convinced that ever that I was right then. The “scandals” of the Democratic regimes, ignored and buried by the MSM make Watergate appear to be a high school prank. White Water, FBI file, cattle futures, Vince Foster, Hurricane Sandy, Benghazi, and how many more are obvious exhibits of the depths to which the modern media has sunk.
Today, the question first asked by the media is, “How much to WE like and back (whoever) is involved in *****?”
The answer governs the coverage.

4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:02:25 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been saying for a few years, that when you think about it logically, Nixon wasn’t bad and was actually pretty good. He was an honorable man who sacrificed himself when: 1st) When he won the popular vote against JFK but lost in the electoral college, H bowed to the law. 2nd) When his team did an illegal act, he to responsibility and resigned. I don’t think a single POTUS since him would have done either of those.

5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:04:46 AM PST by Clock King
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Amen. Every single malady effecting this country can be traced to and laid at the feet of the corrupt dominant media.

6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:06:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Clock King

Too early in the morning: H=he, to=took

7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:22:51 AM PST by Clock King
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Nixon wasn’t bad and was actually pretty good.

Yup, sure was. Here are some of his accomplishments;

Affirmative Action
Wage and Price controls.......although where I lived at the time it was only wage control.

8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:29:17 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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and he opened up China...

well, we don’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore...

9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:48:31 AM PST by bigbob
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Nixon didn’t do anything the democrats weren’t already doing and covering up. Watergate wasn’t worth the pain and embarrassment it caused the country. The MSM and Uncle Ho’s useful idiots hated him.

10 posted on 01/07/2013 9:57:25 AM PST by virgil
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A Life
By far the best discussion of Nixon I have seen.
Nixon had his warts, but - compared to what? The Democrats haven’t nominated anyone better than Nixon since . . . I would argue, at least since Truman. And Truman had his own failings - like defending Alger Hiss. And trying to take over the steel industry.

11 posted on 01/07/2013 1:56:51 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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