Jason Y writes:
He was probably the last “moderate Republican.” At heart, probably a good man, but a “tough love” believer. For instance, civil rights for blacks, yet still negative views about them, among other things.
He wasn’t totally against business (as the far left is), and thought he could work with them to promote pro-worker policies. However, slowly business, ultimately, showed they wanted profit, at the “total” expense of the workers. This was in full show under Reagan.
At heart, probably a good man, but a “tough love” believer.
American culture is a “tough love” culture. Always has been. Goes along with rugged individualism and radical individualism.
He wasn’t that much of a tough love type. Anyway, the whole society has gone tough love now ever since Clinton got rid of AFDC. Even Democrats are tough-lovers.
Nixon was absolutely outraged when Clinton wiped out AFDC. He said he would never have done such a thing. He had nothing but contempt for both parties. “Look at them,” he said. “How pitiful are they? Going after the single Moms!”
All hail Richard Nixon!
For instance, civil rights for blacks, yet still negative views about them, among other things.
Big deal. Most sane people have negative views about Black people because Black people act bad. I mean way too many Black people act way too bad. That’s the cause of 90% of anti-Black racism right there. Black people acting terrible.
Nixon told the truth. Nixon was crucified for telling the truth.
He also told the truth about Jews.
He made some comment about the Jew York Times editorial board saying they all wore yarmulkes. The stupid Jews flipped out like they always do and screamed that Nixon was an “anti-Semite,” the favorite bullshit epithet of the Jews. I do not think Nixon was anti-Semitic in the slightest. And about the Jew York Times, he was correct. At the time he made that statement, the whole editorial board was nothing but a bunch of Jews. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that – I am not philosophically opposed to papers stuffing their editorial boards with Jews though it does smack anti-Gentile discrimination – but Nixon was simply stating an obvious empirical fact. How stating obvious scientific facts is anti-Semitism is news to me.
Show me one Far Left politician in the US who is “totally opposed to business.” Name one Far Left US political party that is. I don’t think even the Communist Party USA can be seen as anti-business anymore.
I keep hearing this from DNC nuts that the DNC was needed because liberal Democrats had turned “anti-business” and the party was unpopular because of this “anti-business” attitude. Show me a case of when the Democratic Party was ever against business, even for one second.