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  •  Well, at least Ben Stein is an actual attorney (5+ / 0-)

    with serious political and economic experience who worked with his father in the Nixon and Ford administrations. I may not agree with his politics and economics but he has at least some legitimacy.

    Frankly, I think his second career as a character actor is where he should stay.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 11:49:10 AM PST

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    •  Ben Stein is smart enough to know he's wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not sure if he's lying to us or to himself.

      Purity is for primaries; in the general, our worst are better than their best.

      by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:00:49 PM PST

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      •  I very much doubt that he agrees with the (2+ / 0-)
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        Tea Party on much of anything. He seems to me to be an old-school Nixon Republican with a healthy dose of supply-side economics.

        Of course, I still disagree with him but he seems a lot less disagreeable than lots of these other folks.

        Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

        by commonmass on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:03:30 PM PST

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      •  Considering he's a Jew who worked for Nixon (3+ / 0-)
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        an anti semite, I'd say Ben Stein has some serious self loathing issues to deal with.  I'd be more than willing he's lied to himself all these years, including the lie that he was in any way a good actor.  

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        by DisNoir36 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:05:17 PM PST

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        •  I suspect that to get in front of a camera (1+ / 0-)
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          EVERYONE has to give themselves a pep talk.

          Purity is for primaries; in the general, our worst are better than their best.

          by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:06:47 PM PST

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        •  I was not aware that he was an anti-semite. (0+ / 0-)

          Do you have an example of that?

          Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

          by commonmass on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:08:43 PM PST

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          •  Wow Commnomass are you serious? (5+ / 0-)

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

            Beset by the leak of a top-secret history of the Vietnam War and rising unemployment statistics that were hurting his standing in the polls in summer of 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lashed out repeatedly at "the Jews" he saw at the root of his problems.

            "The Jews are all over the government," Nixon complained to his chief of staff, H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, in an Oval Office meeting recorded on one of a set of White House tapes released yesterday at the National Archives. Nixon said the Jews needed to be brought under control by putting someone "in charge who is not Jewish" in key agencies.

            http://www.jta.org/...
            When asked about appointees, Nixon tells presidential counselor Anne Armstrong there should be “No Jews. We are adamant when I say no Jews. … But Mexicans are important. Italians, Eastern Europeans. That sort of thing.”
            Richard Nixon was a racist anti semite piece of shit.  I can't believe you don't know.

            This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

            by DisNoir36 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:41:31 PM PST

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            •  More (5+ / 0-)
              The Nixon Presidential Library has released the last set of Nixon tapes, and boy are they doozies. The former president is caught making anti-Semitic comments and stating that black people are incapable of running a country. On a phone call with Henry Kissinger, Nixon was concerned that the Jews would sabotage an upcoming U.S.-Soviet summit—and if they did, he said, “it’s gonna be the worst thing that happened to Jews in American history.” On another call, Nixon says he wants to fire his then-aide and lawyer, Leonard Garment, yelling “God damn his Jewish soul!” And in an Oval Office meeting, Nixon said that black people couldn’t run Jamaica. “Blacks can’t run it. Nowhere, and they won’t be able to for a hundred years, and maybe not for a thousand ... Do you know, maybe one black country that’s well run?” What sort of appointees would Nixon prefer, you ask? “No Jews. We are adamant when I say no Jews.” The tapes were recorded between April 9 and July 12, 1973.
              He didn't reserve his bigotry just towards the Jews.  Seems he was an all around, hateful piece of shit who thought black people were incapable of running a country.  It's too bad he didn't live long enough to see Obama do a better job than he did, just so the old racist fuck could choke on his own words.  

              This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

              by DisNoir36 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:45:22 PM PST

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            •  Eastern Europeans are okay (1+ / 0-)
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              Because we all know, there are no Jews in Eastern Europe.

              /eyeroll

              What an ignorant @$$hole.

              God used to be my co-pilot, but then we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him.

              by Eagles92 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 01:29:02 PM PST

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            •  Aha, I thought you were calling Ben Stein a (1+ / 0-)
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              an anti-semite. The thread was confusing. Nixon, for sure. But I sincerely thought you were talking about Ben Stein and then I went looking, and well, there IS a case to be made that he might be, too.

              Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

              by commonmass on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 02:54:12 PM PST

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        •  Are you referring to his assertion that (0+ / 0-)

          the theory of evolution was responsible for the Holocaust? Which is a pretty whacked out view but it says more about his view of science than it does about Jews.

          Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

          by commonmass on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:11:28 PM PST

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    •  Stein is an original (1+ / 0-)
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      not many character actors can make an act of having no character.

      Nicht durch Zorn, sondern durch Lachen tödtet man. ~Nietzsche

      by somewierdguy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:01:41 PM PST

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