I don't remember Nixon for being racist. Just for being a crook and for Watergate and being involved in the murder of JFK (which is WHY the Watergate thing happened!) The only good thing he did was finally stop that insane war in Viet Nam (or, sat least get us the fuck out of it!!).
*There have been 46 US presidents. Poor estimation on my part, it wasn’t over 100
That's okay, according to Barry, we have 58 states and, according to Brandon, he's been in politics for 147 years.
@FunkyMonkee AA doesn’t benefit me directly but it does have backlash benefits I think. While it’s harder and far more stressful to find a job because it takes longer ceteris paribus, it is “easier” to work harder (more motivated) and rise in ranks quicker than other females and minorities who didn’t have to try as hard once you do land a position (and there probably is some favoritism going on there with upper management if they’re White males because they know what it’s like, as in they have perspective). But another tradeoff is it’s harder for me to leave a company if the culture is garbage if it’s overrun by a bunch of spoiled brat women, minorities, or even “bros”. I’m starting to think every controversial thing has these backlash effects. Brief history on AA and Nixon’s involvement:www.aaaed.org/.../...ory_of_Affirmative_Action.aspAnd it’s harder to find this stuff on Wikipedia in regards to Nixon. So, your experience very much makes sense. The media, including Wikipedia in a sense although it’s a little more controlled, probably tends to focus on most convenient, controversial issues that will sell, so timing and luck is a part of it. So when I say he’ll be remembered for that, it’s really me, and almost impossible for me to accurately speak for anyone else. The first thing I heard about Nixon was Watergate stuff to cover up some stuff. Then dug deeper into it over the years and uncovered these gems.
@FunkyMonkee I’m not a war expert. But the recurring patterns I’ve seen in past wars have been defender’s advantage and pyrrhic victories, Viet Nam looked the same. The US seems to have taken great pains in the past few decades to wage war in the Middle East that minimizes both of these in being extremely surgical with their strikes to minimize collateral damage so it’s in fact remains profitable to intervene for a just cause. Like trying to keep oil infrastructure intact so oil prices don’t fluctuate, maintaining a presence in Israel as an economic hub and testing ground, or probably a more smoke and mirror objective in squashing sects of Islamic religions that focus on male empowerment.
All I'm saying is that, I lived through his entire reign and the only things I know him for is Watergate (a cover-up to keep us from knowing who was involved with the JFK murder), lying his ass off, cheating, quitting half way through his second term and, the only good thing he did, getting us the hell out of Vietnam! There were a few other things he would mostly be remembered for but, I didn't want to make a shopping list out of this. But, Watergate will always be his albatross!!
Obama left his presidency with a strong economy. That’s what Trump inherited. He pulled us out of a recession. Just for your info. Trump did not create that progress, Obama did.
Older and wiser, thanks for the helpful graph. That picture shows the following: When Obama was sworn in 2008, the total deft increased at first, then fell sharply down in 2015 to below 500 billion. When Trump took office in 2016, -it shot up to right below 1500 billion, making the country's deficit very high. And the Total Budget decifit went steadily down since Obama took office, and then climbed in 2016 to over 500 billion. Not good!
@Amy10223 If that is all that you can glean from that graph, then there is no point in continuing this discussion because you are ignoring obvious facts.
So does the fact that he even HAS Trump ON the list!! I wonder if they'll EVER come up with a vaccination for TDS? SO MANY loony lefties need one... or several!!
@Amy10223 Dream on, snowflake!!
Her own father even says you should never argue with an idiot. So, you shouldn't start any arguments with her! She's an idiot!
Trump will go down as one of the worst presidents this country has ever had. A celebrity who on a date or joke became president, and who nearly cost us our democracy in Jan 6th. The rightists don’t understand that at all.
Leftists rioted not rightists, Leftist wanted to OVERTHROW an election, Leftists don't beleiuev in Democracy only a Leftist would deny the facts
@Waldoe I think you’ve got the parties mixed up. The Rightests stormed the Capitol. Do you even watch what’s going on in the news? Sheesh.
I do not support or condone the riot at the Capitol on January 6, but can you please explain how that "nearly cost us our democracy?" How did that one riot almost accomplish something that no riot in the past has ever accomplished?
@OlderAndWiser Are those crickets I hear?
It's not that he was a pushover, he KNEW what he was doing! He ALLOWED the Japs to attack Pearl Harbour and didn't say SHIT about it to ANYONE before the event!
Who do YOU think was President during that time? Hoover was in from 1932 `til the day he died in 1945!! WWII lasted from, `39 `til `45!! Hoover was President THE ENTIRE TIME!! Who did YOU think it was, LBJ? Lincoln? We were fighting the krauts AND the Japs AT THE SAME TIME! And, if you're gonna call ME an idiot, you fucking better damn well learn some fucking English, you fucking DOLT!! It's NOT, "could OF", fuck head, it's "could HAVE"!! 26 years old and you STILL don't know that? I learned that shit in 2nd grade!!
@FunkyMonkee Actually, Hoover was the president from March, 1929 – March, 1933. That is when FDR took office and he remained there until he died at Warm Springs on April 12, 1945. Then Truman assumed the office.
@OlderAndWiser You're absolutely right! I dood a boo-boo! I was almost half asleep when I was writing that and I KNEW it was FDR, I even looked it up to be sure and saw his picture but, for some reason,. I said Hoover. At least I got the double O's and the V right.
@FunkyMonkee I am at home wth covid at the moment so I am not too sharp today, either!
@OlderAndWiser My neighbor's entire family had it 2 years ago and all they took to get rid of it was Robitussin CF and Tylenol!
@FunkyMonkee I'm taking ibuprofen for my fever and my girlfriend is using Nyquil PM for her cough.
@OlderAndWiser As long as it works.
@schittywok Like I said, they both have a OO and a V in their name, they were both President at roughly the same time and I'd been up for about 30 hours when I wrote it! Besides, it was Putin's fault!!
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Lol Imagine still citing CNN as a legit news source. Gtfoh.
„LOL“, imagine still not being able to refute any of the facts CNN reported, while your head is still stuck in the Qanon rabbit hole.
So you think just because I think and know CNN is fake news that automatically means I get info from things like qanon? Christ you're unbelievably retarded
Since I am actually smart I am doing quite well, but thanks for your "concern".I honestly don't give a damn from which sewer you receive your "information" (cough), it doesn't matter anyway. You're still uninformed and uneducated and still can't point out any false content from what I posted. Just like aaall the other fools I challenged to provide me with their superior knowledge. Boring.
Yeah keep talking, that's all you Germans are good for seeing as you can't fight worth spit.
You are living through history--the history books will show how Trump almost blew up America with his attempt to overturn the election with his illegal acts. There are worst presidents in the 1800s but Trump will easily make it to #1 worst and be recorded for all future generations to read. Sad times in America.
Trump almost blew up America with his attempt to overturn the election with his illegal acts. What illegal acts were those?
What history books are those?
"the history books will show how Trump almost blew up America" This is some over-the-top hyperbole!
Do you have your white cane and dog ready? Kamel Hairs will be an even bigger disaster than Joey and Hitlary would've completely DESTROYED the country 4 years ago!! Joey's doing that right now, it's just taking him longer to do it.
@FunkyMonkee When I say "men" I mean Human. Gender is not an issue here. Limits of human foresight, insight, Simple sight.. Jesus said Blind leading the blind. They have no sight at all.
So, you want us to elect a duck?
@FunkyMonkee Would it make it worse if you did?
Right now, no!! A duck would be several steps up from what we have now!!
No, W and Barry would only be a VERY close 2nd to the shit show we have, now!!
You realize US involvement in the Vietnam war started with Eisenhower and escalated much more thanks to Kennedy and Johnson right? And Nixon was the one who withdrew the troops, so what point are you trying to make?
@Tiffany_VG LBJ was most at fault in getting the USA involved.Most people don't really know their history.It was Nixon that started the "Vietnamization" process, that withdrew the USA from the war. USA manpower went from 500,000 in 1968 (the end of the LBJ presidency)to less than 20,000 in 1973 (End of Nixons first term, and the end of USA involvement).
@SlightlyEccentric You can't really put that on Kennedy. He actually DID stop the war... momentarily... until LBJ started it right back up again!
Trump was a GOD compared to most of the others!!