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Letters reveal friendship between Presidents Clinton and Nixon
CBS ^ | February 14, 2013

Posted on 02/14/2013 8:30:18 AM PST by Lonely Bull

(CBS News) Just weeks after the 100th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's birth, a new exhibit at his presidential library is raising eyebrows. It contains newly declassified documents that reveal Nixon's correspondence with President Bill Clinton, and a surprisingly warm relationship between the two.

The correspondence includes a personal, handwritten letter from Nixon congratulating Clinton on surviving a tough primary and general election to win the White House. That letter was the beginning of an unlikely union between the former Republican president and the newly elected Democratic chief executive.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; clinton; friendship; letters; nixon; president; presidents; reveal

1 posted on 02/14/2013 8:30:24 AM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

Any surprise here...”Tricky Dick” was NEVER much of a “Republican”. He was the Original GOP-e/RINOer. At THAT time Politicians could hide mUCH better that they could/can now.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 8:41:09 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Lonely Bull

I guess they were comparing lying techniques. Actually Nixon was probably fascinated how Clinton got away with all the crap he did..”Um Billy, they got me on one gate but you had 10 million of ‘em! How did you do it?”


3 posted on 02/14/2013 8:46:59 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Lonely Bull

Ethically challenged birds of a feather flock together, it appears.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 8:49:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: US Navy Vet
No, indeed...Nixon wasn't the fire-breathing conservative his detractors loved to revile. But there's something else at work here. At the time, Nixon was a member of the world's second most exclusive (2ME) club: living former presidents. Clinton was the only member of the world's most exclusive (ME) club: sitting presidents. Just about every member of the ME club will eventually join the 2ME club eventually, and every person who a member of the 2ME club understands the pressures of being in the ME club. They may see fit to call the ME club member and offer guidance where they can.

Nixon and Clinton were also members of two other very exclusive groups: Presidents who resigned the office in the face of pending impeachment, in the case of Nixon, and presidents who were actually impeached, tried and acquitted. The two of them could swap stories about executive legal intrigue beyond anything the average person could imagine. They had a great deal in common with one another.
5 posted on 02/14/2013 8:55:19 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: US Navy Vet
The only thing that could be called conservative about Nixon was his anti-communism.

Even though he did just about everything else the leftists wanted as president that alone was enough for our domestic communists to hate his guts.

6 posted on 02/14/2013 9:05:11 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Milton Miteybad

Clinton resigned?


7 posted on 02/14/2013 9:05:39 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Lonely Bull

This is about a former president reaching out to the current president. This was done all the time when Presidents were not ego maniacs. I recall a story of Eisenhower quietly admonishing Kennedy on the lawns of the White House over the Bay of Pigs. He never went public and it was done in good faith. What is astonishing to me is that Reagan, Bush and now we hear Nixon was very classy to Clinton; obviously a trait he did not adapt in his life and reciprocate to future presidents.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 9:06:47 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Mr. Bird

You failed in reading the post


9 posted on 02/14/2013 9:09:53 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: skeeter
The only thing that could be called conservative about Nixon was his anti-communism.

That's funn-eee. Anti-communist.

Let's see. Who took it upon himself to ok the Council on Foreign Relations (globalists) plan to open up trade with commmunist China ?

The CFR "think tank" was writing about that YEARS before it happened.

Famous 3 little words keep popping up: new world order.

Wait, I smell some coffee, I have to go have a cup.
10 posted on 02/14/2013 9:18:10 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Nixon earned his chops prosecuting Alger Hiss. Thats what I’m referring to.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 9:26:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Lonely Bull

Clinton: I'm not a crook.

Nixon: And I'm not a pervert.

12 posted on 02/14/2013 9:26:27 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: skeeter

That was based more on political opportunism than ideology.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 9:28:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Maybe, but regardless of his motives he was still anti-communist at the time and that is primarily why the left hated him.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 9:34:58 AM PST by skeeter
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15 posted on 02/14/2013 9:42:39 AM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Lonely Bull

They are both victims of Hillary’s haranguing.
One in marriage. The other in the Watergate debacle.
In both cases she goes right for the balls.
Misery loves company.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 9:47:19 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Lonely Bull

President Nixon, for whom I voted twice, was some what paranoid. That was probably due to the fact that so many people were out to get him, don’t you think?


17 posted on 02/14/2013 9:56:46 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Mr. Bird

No. Clinton was impeached, tried and acquitted by the Senate. But resignation and impeachment are two things that don’t happen to most presidents, but one or the other did happen to Nixon and Clinton. In the time after Clinton’s acquittal and before Nixon’s death, those two were in a club all by themselves. They could no doubt identify with each other in a big way.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 9:58:44 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad
No. Clinton was impeached, tried and acquitted by the Senate. But resignation and impeachment are two things that don’t happen to most presidents, but one or the other did happen to Nixon and Clinton. In the time after Clinton’s acquittal and before Nixon’s death, those two were in a club all by themselves. They could no doubt identify with each other in a big way.

Um...Richard Nixon died in 1994. Clinton was impeached and acquitted in 1999.
19 posted on 02/14/2013 10:29:06 AM PST by railroader
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To: US Navy Vet

We can thank Richard Milhouse Nixon for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....don’t know what that is?

Next time you’re in Walmart at the checkout lane, look around for a Jackson-Hewitt Tax booth....they advertise FREE 1040 submissions! What they are doing is downloading W-2’s for these EBT heiffers and lazy assed reprobates who already collect a government check or electronic payment so they can file their ‘taxes’ and get their ‘refund’.

In actuality, it’s an EITC return. JH does it because most of these leeches can’t with for the multi-thousand dollar checks from the government and opt for JH’s refund anticipation loans (RALs). They sign a few more forms and JH cuts them a frigging check on the spot.

I get so effing pissed every time I see this. Goddam leeches and goddam companies taking a cut of my money.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 10:35:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Milton Miteybad

Perhaps you’ll go back and look at a few calendars. Check out specifically the date of Nixon’s death and the date of Clinton’s impeachment.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 10:46:09 AM PST by dmz
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To: skeeter; dfwgator

A year before Nixon’s investigations of Hiss as a member of the HUAC, he was the only Western-US member of the so-called Herter Committee. Christian Herter had married into Standard Oil money and was in the meeting in 1919 that resulted in the Council on Foreign Relations, the new world order’s mechanism for controlling US foreign policy. Nixon, therefore, was a close associate of this key NWO operater, Herter, prior to HUAC investigations. Thus Nixon’s political career, after coming under the “mentorship” of NWO, took off.

Herter Committee members, including Nixon, successfully pressed for passage of the NWO’s Marshall Plan. A key part of getting public support for the plan was arousing anti-Communist Christian America, which helped to foster the illusion that the NWO “eastern establishment” was “conservative”. Nixon’s efforts during this time helped to build his credibility as a conservative.

Of course, once elected President, Nixon dutifully appointed CFR / NWO men who had been around for decades for mostly all his key advisory posts and allowed them to continue to use the State Dept and CIA as virtual extensions of their NWO organizations.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 10:54:55 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Gaffer
We can thank Richard Milhouse Nixon for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....don’t know what that is?

Yes, I know what it is, and even how it came about.

It was an idea originally proposed by the great Dr. Milton Freeman which he called The Negative Income Tax

Freeman called for the Negative Income Tax to replace all other welfare systems. That's not what Nixon and congress eventually did.

Go to the link above to see Dr. Freeman debating it with Wm. F. Buckley back in 1968.

23 posted on 02/14/2013 11:14:04 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Mr. Bird

“Gee, Bill, if only I had thought to dig in my heels and unleash a barrage of merciless attacks on my accusers like you did.”


24 posted on 02/14/2013 11:30:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lonely Bull; All

You have all been “educated” by the liberal media. They hated Nixon and destroyed his Presidency because he went after Communists.

How can you doubt it?

That said. Nixon was a liberal. Back in those days, each party had both liberal and conservative members.

What you think you know about Nixon is not true - consider the source.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 11:50:21 AM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: al baby

Indeed I did.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 12:58:23 PM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Gaffer
I get so effing pissed every time I see this. Goddam leeches and goddam companies taking a cut of my money.

Understood, but you (a most likely conservative) know how how the freemarket works... there is no substitute for free-market capitalism, and if these low information voting "I gats MAH money" breeder sows and slack-jawed yokels want to ignorantly opt to mash the "I need cash now" button, so they can go get some bath salts and a Pittsburgh Steelers logo tattoo on their tit... SO BE IT! <---(Fool) (Money)---> What infuriates me is that these people are allowed to vote (poorly).... and breed (poorly).

27 posted on 02/14/2013 1:01:52 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: railroader

My mistake. Didn’t realize Nixon had been gone that long. ;-)


28 posted on 02/14/2013 1:23:59 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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