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  •  Nixon was surprisingly good on a number of issues (6+ / 0-)

    He created the EPA for example, with an executive order.

    Then there was the China thing.

    Plus, he was for basically the kind of health care we just finally got.

    There's actually quite a bit more. Nixon was far to the left of many of our Democrats today.

    While today's Republicans are now significantly to the right of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. And Atilla.

    I blame Reagan. That's when the rightward lurch started. It's going to take us decades to recover, even after we get rid of the bastards. Which will happen. We did it in California, but it took years longer than it should have.

    And I blame Reagan for that too.

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    by Fonsia on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 03:06:15 PM PST

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    •  Reagan will count as the most evil president (0+ / 0-)

      in the last 50 years and, ironically, Nixon as one of the most liberal.

      Carter, by contrast, was enamored of the neoliberal economic agenda which Reagan pursued full force. He began the process of deregulation and government pull-back.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 05:44:12 PM PST

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    •  Reagan started many bad things (1+ / 0-)
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      Nancy and her just say no.   Thus the war on drugs.
      Trickle down...boosting Wall Street and union busting
      He wanted tax cuts
      He IMO was homophobic with his not wanting to help with AIDS.
      He was the ultimate hypocrit with the Faith and all yet bringing in astrologers.
      He revved up the DOD wth the star wars program.
      He brought the Bushes into the White House and let the Fed Regan call the shots...
      He had Cheney , Rumsfield, North and Contras, Rummy , the whole lot  of them.  He was an actor.. Not even a good one.
      No it will never happen here.   There is a design to keep us in poverty. This government does not care for it's people and it started really with the stealing and brutality of the american indians.

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      by Vetwife on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 05:49:44 PM PST

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