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    Nixon was the first successful Southern Strategy user.  He exploited the worst of populist politics.  He did all kinds of bad stuff overseas.  He signed some good bipartisan acts of Congress, like the EPA, but he was pretty conservative.

    -5.38, -5.90 Deus mihi iustitiam dabit.

    by cjallen on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 11:45:58 AM PST

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    •  And he was a cold warrior (3+ / 0-)

      (as was JFK and virtually every other successful politician of that era) but he was a conservative of the type that came before the current Raygunism. I suspect that Nixon, as did Goldwater, would disdain today's wingnuts. Nixon tried wage/price controls, for example. Can you imagine Limbaugh advocating that?

      Nixon, however, was a crook. Goldwater wasn't.

      May your entire existence be one sensuous, frolic-filled experience lived in defiance of care!

      by Fonsia on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 01:06:20 PM PST

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