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  •  So today I learned that Nixon was the head of (0+ / 0-)

    the Ohio National Guard.

    That is like blaming Obama for the police tossing progressives from the hotel where Cantor held a meeting.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 10:50:44 AM PDT

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    •  It was Nixon's White House (1+ / 0-)
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      that created the atmosphere which led to those killings.  And remember, it wasn't just Kent State that had killings, it was also Jackson State shortly after that.  Nixon's very public disdain and hatred of antiwar protesters, but even more pointedly, his announcement of the Cambodian incursion only days before, helped to create the combustable atmosphere in the country.  After the shootings, his Presidential Commission blamed the protesters and the Guard equally.

      Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

      by SottoVoce on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 11:44:32 AM PDT

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      •  And he pulled the trigger? (0+ / 0-)

        I agree that a president can create an atmosphere, sometimes to the bad side.  When a president invigorated entire groups of folks who never voted before, who thought that DC was too far away and insular, who wanted, no, demanded change, and they found instead a conservative person who refuses to fight for any principle, then I think we can explain why the poll numbers for Obama  are so appropriately low.

        He earned them the hard way, by caving in.

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Sat Sep 03, 2011 at 02:58:03 PM PDT

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