35 Burst results for "Nixon"
Charles Thorngren on the Value of the U.S. Dollar
"U.S. dollar have any value? Yes. It's the same value as always had. What you perceived is worth. And that was established when we established a fed. It's interesting you bring up OPEC because we did talk a little bit about bretton Woods in the beginning. And much to nutritious point. At some point, you can't have just a fixed economy. You have to have, when you have a responsible government, it has to have the ability to flex and contract as needed to grow an economy. When you do it responsibly, it's a beautiful thing. When you do it irresponsibly, you have today. But we left the brenton Woods agreement because our currency wasn't doing very well. Our economy wasn't doing very well. And the world decided they wanted the goal that was backed by that dollar because we had the biggest reserve of gold. So we took the dollar off that reserve, so the rest of the world couldn't get our gold. But Nixon did a beautiful, brilliant thing. He said, you can only buy oil with dollars. And that gave us the strength of a country for the past 50 years. So now that we see that oil is being sold in other currencies, we do lose some strength. But not enough to make us not the reserve currency because everyone still has dollars. And they'll spend them out before we have no value. And at some point, things will get fixed here, whether it's ten, 15 years from now, whether it's a massive upset with the way we do things, America will still be America and we will have strength and we'll come back.
Equality Vs Equity
"Senator Cruz, I want to close. You and I have a lot to argue about bob Nixon, but we're not going to do that today because COINTELPRO started in 1956. But we'll come back to that another time. I want to talk to you about CRT. Because you went to Harvard Law School and somehow you avoided getting brainwashed by the crits who were there. I went to Michigan and the crits were not there at the time. I think they're probably there now. I'm jumping out here to page two O 7. You talk about CRT, critical race theory, dying. I mean, critical legal theory dying, but critical race theory was resurrected. Would you first tell people what you think the left means when they say racial equity? I have a theory, but I want to hear what senator Cruz's theory is. Well, look, the word equity and they play lots of games with language, but instead of equality, we all support equality, quality is the right thing that we should treat everyone fairly, not discriminate based on race. The left is replaced the word equality with equity. And by equity, they mean actively and aggressively engaging in racial discrimination, actively and aggressively discriminating against what they view as the oppressor class and the left today wants to discriminate against anyone they disfavored and there's an entire chapter in the book that explains the origins of critical race theory. You may be sitting at home thinking, where did this stuff come from? And the origins it's a Marxist theory. It's based on the teachings of Karl Marx, Karl Marx viewed the world in an economically deterministic way. He defied it, divided the world into the owners of capital and the workers. And the owners of capital he argued are inevitably and unalterably oppressing the workers and the answer is a communist revolution to forcibly redistribute all the well.
How President Obama Gave Us President Biden
"Obama since I already spoke about him earlier. Let me go ahead and work this in. Obama and this is the man knows how to campaign. Like him or not, I can't stand him. I think he was the worst president in American history. The reason why I say that and I realize there are bad presidents out there, Andrew Johnson, in my opinion, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon really screwed us as a Republican with the EPA and going off the gold standard and all these all these kinds of things Woodrow Wilson right, you'll hear you'll hear about him and Biden obviously is horrible and many people contend that Biden is the worst president ever. Obviously other people talk about Jimmy Carter as well. The reason why I think Barack Obama is is because he said a lot of the stuff that we're experiencing today and place. He set the foundation. Were it not for Barack Obama? We wouldn't even have a Joe Biden. He rescued Joe Biden. Joe Biden was nothing more than a corrupt crook, right? That's all he was. That's all he would have ever been. That would have been his legacy. Just a corrupt no good crook that was in Washington, D.C. for his entire life, never amounted to anything. Everyone there understood that the guy was complete and utter moron and a jerk, but Obama is the one that gave him the platform that he has essentially asked today. In my opinion, helped to resurrect him. But Obama said a lot of this stuff in place. This cultural arc system that you see, there were orders issued executive order so on it issued throughout his administration, the way that he would come out and talk about if I had a son, you know, he looked just like Trayvon. I'm like, he looked just like Trayvon. But what are you talking about? You have black half white. You're someone look like Trayvon. For God's sakes. I mean, just a little stuff like that. There's someone to look like Blake Griffin. I used to say, I don't even know where Blake Griffin is. You know, where Blake Griffin is. Now I don't even know where that. He plays for the Celtics. All right, so just nonsense like that.
The Left Will Never Stop Harassing Conservatives
"He was a Nazi. He was Hitler. He was Satan. He was a dictator. He was a racist. He was corrupt. He was a tool of the wealthy. The newspapers hated him. The entire comedy industry devoted itself to the singular task of mocking and discrediting him. His name, Richard Nixon. And Ronald Reagan, and George Bush, and George Bush again, and Donald Trump. And whoever comes after Trump. For almost as long as anyone can remember, leftists have reserved the right to dispense with reason and critiquing their political opponents. Relying instead on biased personal insults. This is always true for whoever carries the banner of leader of the Republican Party. Especially if that leader is also president. Sometimes these attacks work as they did during the administrations of Nixon and both bushes. And sometimes they become epic self owns. As was the case for Reagan and Trump, whose legacies of peace and prosperity seem now like some forgotten golden age of legend. It doesn't matter when this tactic fails. Just like it never matters when leftists fail at anything. In a matter of decades in the 20th century, they can spill more blood in the name of communism than the entire history of religious wars combined. And yet still criticize all religions for being divisive.
How Did Our Economy Get Here? Stephen Moore Explains
"Here's the naive question I ask you, you are The Economist. I just read these books from Hayek, von mises. And I thought this argument was done and dusted. I thought by 89, the keynesian spend interventionist government was seen for what it was, a generator of inflation of debt and the good guys one who said, get the government out of the market, allow the freedom of the individual, the small businesses. How are we 40 years 30 years later? Seemingly back at where we were in 1945 when the serfdom of nations had to be written to educate people after World War II. It's something that keeps me up at night, wondering how we got off of the path of freedom and free enterprise, and we have circled back. You talk about the policies pre 1945. But just go back to the 1970s when you had Nixon Ford and Carter and he had high inflation and high massive government spending, and Reagan comes in. He cuts taxes, he reduced regulation. He gets the government out of the way. By the way, we have our newsletter today, a great clip from Reagan from his farewell speech that he gave when he left. And he said, always remember that government works for us. We don't work for them. And I thought that message is prescient today as it was done. So we've allowed government this idea that government is a stimulus. No, when government, the only way Sebastian, the government can give me a dollar is to take a dollar away from you. Yes. So it's a zero sum game.
A New Bill to Reintroduce the GOLD Standard
"Gold standard is back in play right now after a congressman introduced it recently. Just this week, in fact, it was representative Mooney who came forward with a plan Bill to put us back on the gold standard. Just like we were pre Nixon, just like we were from the days of World War II on, right? Because if you go back in time, the history being that we won, we won the war, and we had most gold reserves, and we wound up pegging the dollar to gold, and that was sort of the start of the hegemonic power of the United States of America. Where are you going, honey? Fluffy again. He's crying all over my desk. I let him up here and he's taken over. Pretty soon he's going to be writing all over the keyboard. Anyway, the idea was the U.S. would be able to help sort of regulate the world economy. And that is what we did for so long. But once we lost the gold standard, once we broke that gold standard and we no longer pegged gold to the dollar, well, then we had to, by the way, we had to at the time, there was a lot of stuff going on in France, you know, wanted all its gold back, et cetera, et cetera. So we kind of had to do that, but nonetheless, in light of it, we have been able to print just as much money as we could ever possibly want. I mean,
White House gains partners to end US hunger within a decade
"The Biden administration is getting some partners in its bid to end hunger in America within the decade President Biden today will host The White House's first hunger nutrition and health conference since 1969 That one led by president Nixon influenced the nation's food policy agenda for 50 years including a big boost for the food stamps program The White House says several private sector partners have committed more than $8 billion to the goal of ending hunger by 2030 but while the president's touting that support the bigger hurdles likely lie in the increasingly partisan Congress which would have to approve proposed policy changes like expanding free school meal access Sagar Meghani Washington
Biden's strategy to end hunger in US includes more benefits
"The Biden administration is laying out its strategy for meeting an ambitious goal ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030 The plan includes boosting monthly benefits that help low income Americans buy food and highlights the need for access to healthier food and exercise This week President Biden will host The White House's first hunger nutrition and health conference in more than 50 years The last one under president Nixon aimed to end American hunger for all time and led to a greatly expanded food stamps program and helped for babies But cuts to federal programs and other changes have led to declines in access to food The FDA says about 10% of American households suffered food insecurity last
Cards beat Reds 1-0 on Senzel error to earn DH sweep
"The Cardinals complete a double header sweep of the reds winning game two one to nothing in 11 innings when Andrew kisner was struck on the elbow by a throw from Nixon zell who was playing on the third base line as part of a 5 man infield kisner says his play is part of a winning mentality Find a way to win If you're not getting a hit you wanna get or you're not making the pitch it's find a way to win Steven Matt's returns from the IL to record the victory in relief the cards win despite striking out 17 times 11 of those by Cincinnati starting pitcher hunter green Mike Reeves St. Louis
Reds snap six-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 3-2
"Or Cincinnati pictures combined to limit the Cardinals to three hits in a three to two win chase Anderson pitches 5 innings to record the victory That's a really good team over there I mean they're in first place to reason and potential future Hall of Famers in that lineup And there is one with the two of them in the Arctic Pujols and yachty So it's fun to compete against the best They're just kind of tells you where you stand Nixon zell and aristides Aquino hit solo home runs for the reds Paul Goldschmidt and Albert Pujols driving the rydberg runs The cards lead over the second place brewers in the NL central is now 7 and a half games Mike Reeves St. Louis
Who Are the Real Climate Criminals?
"I have to just have you give us some clarity mark on the disparity geographically. So America is lambasted by the likes of Karl Schwab, the World Economic Forum, Greenpeace, you name it, the guy who worshippers. But which countries in the world, I mean, we have an unbelievable record. I know under the Trump administration, after we left the Paris climate accords, we actually improved our CO2 output after we left that outrageous regime. Who are the real big players that pollute the atmosphere and who get away with it and who seemingly don't care Mark yes, well, great question. First of all, the United States, since the first earth day in 1970, we have radically improved air and water quality, while at the same time improving economic growth and big increases in population. Having done all that, the World Health Organization recognizes the U.S. as among the cleanest air and environmental quality in the world. And this is our success story. And yes, you mentioned Donald Trump. Donald Trump pulled out of the UN Paris agreement and the United States drum roll please Sebastian led the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. No other country came close. It was because of our technological innovation of fracking, replacing fracking, replacing coal with fracking, which was a lower emitting, more efficient form of energy and less environmentally disruptive. I mean, you would drill a hole in the ground and then drill horizontally and get the gas out that way. So this was a huge success story. But instead of allowing this to continue, this was all collapsed. And we went from the world for the first time since Harry Truman was president in 1952. We were the world's leading exporter of oil and gas. We had more exports than imports. We had more production than consumption. We were sitting pretty. What every president is Richard Nixon claimed they were going to achieve American energy independence actually happened under Donald Trump. And COVID lockdowns came and pulled the plug on everything. Biden came in and further, you can't say he pulled the plug. He poured the cement upon everything and buried American energy, whereas now their intentionally creating energy shortages. This isn't a side effect. Oh, these energy restrictions. This is a feature of the Green New Deal style, great reset policies upon which they're imposing. And the real villains obviously is China.
The DOJ Has No Case Against Trump
"The redacted affidavit came out Friday, as I suspected, as I said on Brett fair show on Thursday night, here it is. I've got all of it. I've read all of it, the redacted. It doesn't have, there's a good example of a page. If you're watching on the Salem news channel, there's a good example of a page. It's blacked out. By the way, also blacked out today will be coverage of Uncle Tom two, which took off like a rocket. At Salem now dot com, over the weekend. That's been blacked out. But that's the affidavit. Still, I went through it and I gleaned everything they say. Everything they allege. They either know or don't know to be true now because they got the documents. And so they have all of the Trump documents from Mar-a-Lago. The only additional thing to holding classified material in violation of law, which they can either prove or not prove based upon the president and the documents. And they don't want to bring that case because the president's going to say this classified everything and they're going to have an amazing problem lining that up. I can't wait for the discovery on that. Tell me again what the kennedys took. Tell me again with Johnson took, oh, the presidential record acts after Nixon, that changed everything. All right, let's talk about Ford. The let's talk about what Carter took and let's talk about what HW took, then let's talk about what Clinton took, including the furniture, including the tapes and the stock during Ben gave back, then let's talk about W than let's talk about Obama, what did Obama take? What did all the Obama people take? It would be quite the defense put up there. They're not going to bring that case. It's all a sham. The only thing they've got in there is obstruction and we'll see if they come up with any obstruction.
Hi Nixon, That's Not How It Works
"Trump said a letter on May 29th and May 1st that said, I'm still looking through the stuff, but if I haven't responded to you in a timely fashion, just assume I'm exerting privilege over everything and all these boxes. And they wrote him a letter back going hi Nixon. That's not how it works. You don't get to retroactively when you're no longer president, declare privilege on documents you have no right to that may affect our trade relations, our security relations, our national security, that the current president needs to make full decisions. Well, that's why his, what was the statement of the officer of the 45th president about the special master. I'm requesting a that's why that was so it's a legal term, but just cuckoo banana bread. It was first of all, it's like what, two weeks late, and secondly, first of all, he's just trying to slow down or stop the investigation. Every request somewhat like a special master to look, but anyway, he literally said, if I don't respond to your letter, assume that I have asserted and I quote a protective assertion of executive privilege made by counsel for the former president. That's not a thing.
How Does the DOJ Get Around the Presidential Records Act of 1978?
"I want to summarize for you what we discussed the other night How does the Department of Justice get around the presidential records act of 1978 As to true constitutional experts and appellate litigators David rivkin and Casey Lee excuse me Lee Casey wrote in The Wall Street Journal That grants a former president not only access to his administration's documents classified or not I underscore Classified or not but it provides him with special control over the documents We're even Congress or the current president or the current administration are limited to the axis of these documents except in extraordinary situations that are laid out in the statute And it doesn't say a single word about where the president can maintain these documents where they are to be possessed And he can essentially control these documents for several years After he leaves The White House And that requires the national archives to negotiate a date for them to be provided To the national archives but remember originally these documents belong to presidents all the way up to and through Jimmy Carter Richard Nixon sued in 1992 Nixon versus the United States And he demanded compensation for the records because Congress passed a law Basically aimed at him saying he had a return the records and even the court said well you do need to compensate him
John Solomon: Biden Knew About & Instigated the Mar-a-Lago Raid
"But John Solomon has a stunning story up. Now, early on, if you remember, after the raid, the FBI raid, the guns drawn raid at Mar-a-Lago, just after that, President Biden, The White House, was asked about their about their involvement. And The White House emphatically denied that Joe Biden knew anything about it. Which quite frankly was believable because Biden doesn't even know what day of the week it is. But now we have information thanks to the reporting of John Solomon over just the news dot com that not only did Joe Biden know about the investigation, Joe Biden actually instigated the investigation that led to the guns drawn raid on Mar-a-Lago. So what does that mean that means this is a big deal everybody because it means that the Biden administration and specifically the president of the United States has weaponized the FBI to target his political enemies. That's way worse than what led to Richard Nixon and Watergate. Way worse. And Richard Nixon was not allowed to remain in office. So just that he was dot com has really found the smoking gun here. And according to their reporting, The White House facilitated the entire criminal probe against president Trump. This is a big deal, ladies and gentlemen. Now, the mainstream media, they're not going to cover this. I suspect not even Fox News is going to jump into this terribly much. But they should, because ultimately, this is the issue of the day.
Victor Davis Hanson Discusses Trump Derangement Syndrome
"Drill down on one of the things you mentioned there. So be schloss, who previously before Trump was a presidential historian with many books to his credit, has come out as clearly one of these patients of Trump derangement syndrome who gives interviews about how oh and by the way people are executed for treason and the espionage act. But it's one thing to have a talking head or a man of letters say that professor. But when, as you noted, the former director of central intelligence, a general, a retired general in the air force, retweets that and says, sounds right to me. Have we come to some qualitative change in the substantive nature of the republic? Are we at a place that we have inside? Did they talk about did leading commentators and former government officials talk about executing Nixon in the 70s? No, that was a fringe element among the hard left. The street left, but not the establishment, but what we're seeing with somebody like Michael Hayden is that this is a serial behavior. He would compare Trump's immigration policies to the death camps at Auschwitz, and then not to be not to be embarrassed by that. He was one of the 50 so called officers. Yeah. And he said that hunter lapsed cough was Russian disinformation, which even hunter didn't claim. Hunter didn't deny that it was his. So there's this group of people Liz Cheney, Michael Hayden, Michael Bess laws, a Bill kristol, John Bolton, that they're so acculturated to the waters of Washington, and they swim in those waters that they feel that when they come down from on high and make these statements, it has an effect. And it has no effect. Nobody listens to them. So then rather than correct or be self reflective, they double down and double down. And then they get past the point of caricature.
The True Purpose for the Trump Raid
"I know a lot of people are excited when they hear your accent 'cause you're just so very unique, but your take on these things. I listen to your show just what was yesterday. I listened to your show before I went on and I thought you did a tremendous job you had a guest on and you guys were explaining all the nuances of what's going on with president Trump in this FBI raid that I think is a complete force. But let my audience know Sebastian, what you think about the raid and president Trump's personal home and what does this mean on a political scale from a political perspective? Well, first things first, every president has a legacy clearance, even if you leave The White House, you maintain the top clearance till the day you die, Jimmy Carter who hasn't been president for 50 years. He still has a top secret SCI highest level Q clearance. That applies to president Trump. So there's no question he's authorized to read any classified information. He wishes to read. Secondly, the president's records act the presidential records act has no criminal aspect to it. Many presidents since the act was created after Nixon left office have had lengthy arguments with the government as to what is their personal property and what has to go into an archive. And that is a function of negotiations between U.S. lawyers and the lawyers of the president's estate Nixon, but Nixon it took over 20 years for those negotiations to finally bring fruition. You don't read somebody's private residence with armed federal officers.
Resolved: We Must Disband the FBI With Ted Cruz
"Our theme today is resolved the disgraced FBI must be defunded and disbanded. What do you think? I think it needs a serious reorganization. It is disgraceful what has happened to the FBI and the Department of Justice and I think this really started under Barack Obama. We saw the deep politicization of the Department of Justice and FBI under Obama and it metastasized when Trump was president and all of those Obama hard partisans had burrowed into senior career positions and from those positions from the deep state. They waged war on president Trump and now under Joe Biden. It's gotten even worse. And I think the crowning disgrace for DoJ and the FBI was 40 FBI agents sent in to raid president Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago. It was nakedly partisan and political. And I got to say, you know, you think back to what Richard Nixon tried to do to the Department of Justice and the federal government, Barack Obama and Joe Biden have succeeded in doing, which is turning them into political and partisan weapons to target their enemies.
"nixon" Discussed on Real Dictators
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"nixon" Discussed on Real Dictators
"They're having all these meetings. And Nixon says, you know, I need to find out that you're fighting really tough that you're doing tough things. So liddy and hunt have this ridiculous plans, got operation gemstone they call it. And with some of its absurd they're going to deliver. I think they do do it. They order a thousand pizzas and have them out of them sent to the Democratic National Committee. Exactly. To establish to bankrupt. Liddy also, I mean, literally goes into a meeting and says, I have a plan to I'm going to hire a houseboat of Miami. And have it staffed by the finest prostitutes in Florida. And then I will lure senior Democrats to this house. Or whatever and they will be. Which presumably is playing into the kind of the dark Quaker sense. Maybe. Yeah. When Nixon's not in the meeting. To be fair, next, not in the meeting about the prostitutes. But you're right. I think, well, the amazing thing is that when you hear the Nixon people talking about this as they do, I have them in documentary since they don't just say this was absolutely laughable and we're all wetting ourselves with amusement. They seriously consider some of these ideas. And they allow liddy and hunt to these clowns to keep kind of walking around The White House or whatever. But it's suggesting mad schemes. I mean, it's a bit like all the CIA plans to kill Castro. Exploding cigars. I can't believe that these guys are serious. But there was a seashell. They would plan to see exploding seashell on the seat backs that he would pick up. And there was also they were going to get powder that would make his beard fall out that would humiliate him in the eyes of his Cuban fans. Yeah, I mean, you just don't know, do you, whether people are sitting around in meetings, just completely taking the piss, or whether they genuinely think these are good ideas. Anyway, anyway, so basically they're having all these meetings. And they come up with a scheme. They're going to bug the Democratic National Committee. Now, the amazing thing about this right is that at this point, it's pretty obvious that Nixon is going to win the election. By a massive margin, you know, he's going to coast, he could just stay in bed, so he doesn't need to stay in bed for 6 months, needs to win the election. It's everything is a shambles. They break into the Democrats. Okay, okay, so just before we actually do this. Question from Miguel de miel. What did the president know about the break in and when did he know it?.
"nixon" Discussed on Real Dictators
"And in classic rested history style of an episode and we're yet to mention it. So Dominic, Watergate, what is it? What's going on? So right from the start of Nixon's presidency. His administration had started crossing the line. In terms, as we said before the break, it's an era of intense domestic turbulence, but it's also an era when they're in a war. Okay, just on that. The question is from Guillermo te avalo. We'll never get to water gates on. No, I think this ties in Richard Nixon's personality and anguish has been storied and abused, but how much was his seeming paranoia against his adversaries justified. The U.S. are on the height of radical mobilization by the early 70s. So is that the context? Is Nixon feeling? Yeah, properly paranoid. Yeah, I think it's not the it's not the 1950s. I think that's a reasonable point. I mean, even as Henry Kissinger famously said, even paranoid people do have enemies. And they feel in battles at various points in his first term. The White House is literally surrounded by a student protesters so they can't really go out and Washington is brought to a halt. There is some domestic terrorism by kind of far left groups like the weather men in the late 60s, early 70s. There are the black Panthers. I mean, all these things are kind of exaggerated a little bit within the next my house. Let's John Lennon. Yes, an Elvis offering to help bring him down. So yes, so Nixon, I think Nixon genuinely feels that Nixon Kissinger generally, they feel they're in a war. And they also feel that they can't trust the people around them. So from 1969 onwards, both Nixon and Henry Kissinger are constantly putting pressure on other people to find out who's leaking. They call for FBI wiretaps, Kissinger wants his own staff to be bugged to find out who's leaking to the press. And in 1970, the Nixon administration, there's a some of his aides talk about setting up their own intelligence service within The White House, not the FBI, not the CIA, but answerable only to Nixon and his aides. That will basically survey their enemies do dirty tricks or these kinds of things. And you get the first and how legal would that be. Very completely illegal..
"nixon" Discussed on Real Dictators
"He's the man who coins the phrase the silent majority. He talks again and again when his president about the little guy, the little man, the common man, all these kinds of things. So absolutely he does that. He's absolutely part of that kind of realignment. And he's a big anti communist. Yeah, so it is an interesting thing. Nixon right from the start is regarded as a deplorable himself by the kind of patrician liberal kind of democratic elite. He, I think it's because California politics is pretty rough. He uses anti communism in 1946 and again in 1950 when he runs for the Senate. He always seems to, there's this weird thing which he always seems to fight a little bit dirtier or to be a bit more competitive than everybody else. And it's not just a question of substance. Question of style, actually. So something that you would forgive in a more patrician who would then be able to make a joke about it afterwards. Nixon, there's always this stuff that he is. He starts to be perceived quite early on as kind of dark, jowly, over aggressive. So there's a famous cartoonist of the 50s called her block who was always drawing him kind of climbing in or out of a sewer. And then he really, that's the thing that Thompson picks up on. Yes. And he really disgraces himself in the eyes of the sort of patrician liberals. In the early 1950s, when he exposes a genuine communist spy. A guy called Alger Hiss in the State Department. So I thought that was contested. It used to be contested, but it's not really contested anymore. Sort of declassified Soviet archives show that beyond I would say reasonable doubt. I mean, some people disagree, but beyond reasonable doubt, Hiss was a fellow traveler, probably a communist spy. Nixon exposes him in a very aggressive way. And this is perceived as, you know, it's in for a dig. It's not what you do. Algae his was one of us, very well educated. His fellow, you know, lovely guest at a dinner party. Nixon's this God awful hick from California. So people hold that against him. But that gets in the place as vice president Eisenhower. But then when he gets when he gets that ticket, doesn't he then run into problems again. He does some scandal. So this is a nothing scandal. It's a made up scandal, really. That he has been profiting from a fund Republican donors in California, but he have the essence of Nixon's appeal. Because what Nixon does next is terrified that Eisenhower is going to drop him from the ticket. Eisenhower World War II general. Because he thinks Eisenhower is basically made it clear that he thinks of Nixon as a kind of an ant beneath his shoe. And his Batman. Yeah, he despises Nixon. I mean, he basically signs up to he regards Nixon as an unfortunate necessity. So Nixon makes this unprecedented live TV address. Right, okay, so dominant and Dominic. We've mentioned the Jeremy Thorpe scandal. Yes, which featured a dead dog. Yeah. This features a life. You've got to have a dog in every podcast, right? So this is a live dog. There are two great lines. So one of them. He basically says this is all nonsense. There was a fund, but I haven't profited from it. You know, it's perfectly legal, blah, blah blah. He says people, then one of the most damaging allegations is that people say my wife pat has got a mink coat, and he says she has not got a mink coat..
"nixon" Discussed on Real Dictators
"He can't take it up because he's needed at home to help and also because his brother is ill and his mom needs to look after the care and all this kind of thing. So Nixon goes to his local college Whittier college. And right there, you have the you could almost say Watergate starts right there. He is, and a bit of an outsider kind of a low and middle class kind of poor relatively poor kid, although very bright. He talks later on about the laughs and slights and snubs that he suffers when he's there. He's not allowed, he's not invited to join the top fraternity on campus who are called the franklins. I think we talked about this right at the beginning of the podcast series with Trump and Caesar and all that sort of stuff. So he found his own called the orthodont, the square shooters who were for the kind of outsiders. And right there you have this he's got that sense, I hate to say this Tom, but it's you and your yachting shoes. Nixon Richard Nixon is a man who goes through life permanently in the wrong shoes. There's even a Kennedy, there's even a very famous the right one. That Nixon is told to do a Kennedy star photo op by his aides and he walks onto the beach and he's wearing his shoes are too smart. He's wearing smart kind of off his shoes when he should be wearing kind of deck shoes. You're yachting shoes. So that nags at him, the whole time. He actually does really well. He goes to jute law school. He goes into the navy, he's a lieutenant. Yeah, he's very bright. Everybody says he's hardworking. Interestingly, one of the things people say about him at this stage is he's honest. So he's not unpopular, but he's just he's an outsider. He's that classic. He's quite a good war, doesn't he? Yeah, he's a quartermaster in the navy. So quick is don't fight, either. So he could have and his quakerism, I think, doesn't matter to him kind of theologically as it were. I think it matters culturally. And I think there's always this sense of Nixon that he's a bit somebody's always having more fun than he is, and he's missing out. And it obviously becomes the candidates. And you can absolutely see. I mean, we'll come back to this point, but you can absolutely see. He is that classic, you know, the self made driven kid, very bright who's conscious that he's missing out. That other people have a grace and elegance and ease. He's never going to be James Bond. Okay, okay. So just so he then he kind of gets into Republican. Yeah, because he's a Quaker by the way. He makes and he has to go into Republican Party because he's a Protestant because that's the thing that you do. Okay, so just this idea that the kind of guy who's looking up at the elite. Yeah. I mean, that's I guess kind of something that is a feature of the Republican Party now, but not then you're right. Nixon's one of the people who so it's unusual, isn't it? It's quite unusual. And so in a sense, is he, I mean, he's a kind of portent of this idea that the deplorables are going to sign up to the Republicans a little bit. And let them yes. A little bit. He doesn't really emphasize that as much in the 1940s and 1950s, but certainly later on..
"nixon" Discussed on Hysteria
"This group called the IDC, which were these 8 democratic state senators elected as Democrats who had been turned by the Republican leadership, and also, frankly, by the governor, although he never admits it. And incentivized to caucus with Republicans and give the Republicans control of the state Senate so that all of this stuff was unable to pass. And in some cases unable to even be brought up for a vote. And so 8 people who were all women and or people of color ran against these 8 IDC and 6 of them got in. And so the entire makeup of the New York State Senate changed so that now the Democrats were in the leadership and Andrea Stewart cousins was then the top dog there. And so while this legislation started to pass, and then the governor, either he had to veto it and show his true colors, or he had to sign off on it. And then very shortly after that, we then got a veto proof majority. Right. So I think it was really important our campaign to show all of the things that we could have in this two to one democratic state, if we only tried, but then also the governor didn't have a Republican led Senate to hide behind and it's so interesting too because had you not been challenging him his fire would have been trained on them, right? But you were kind of the one taking all the incoming, so they were actually able to have campaigns that could get traction without the Cuomo folks being too too involved. Yeah, I just also want to say, I feel like an exciting thing that's happening in the progressive movement is we are starting to run as teams in tandem with each other, whether it's the working families party, slaves, or the democratic socialists of America, slate. And, you know, so many progressive people have just been elected to the New York City council when progressives who are really talking about these meat and potatoes issues that move the ball forward, don't just run singly, but say, you like me, I'm like that one. And like that one, like that one, and we're a team and vote for us and support us and donate to us. It is and the lesson here too is that you can have a huge impact even if you don't win. That is so much in a way about what your candidate sees about. You move the needle in New York State, even though you didn't win, and we have so many policies now as someone who lives in upstate New York that I see daily because of your run. And so so grateful to you, Cynthia Nixon. And you know, I was one of your people political people are tough, but I was one of your biggest supporters during the campaign. I couldn't get enough work. I even I even wrote an op-ed for the upstate New York papers. And in it, I was like, I know I could face retribution for this, hoping that then they couldn't do anything. My husband was like, they're going to raise our taxes, 'cause if you're damn op-ed. So I just want to say thank you for running and thank you for being an example to people that even if it's an uphill battle, it doesn't mean that you still can't make change,.
"nixon" Discussed on Hysteria
"You know, the thing that really pushed me into the race was education funding. Because I've been an activist most of my life, but that when my activism really kicked into high gear was the gear that my oldest child entered kindergarten in 2001 and there were these massive budget cuts and I got involved in fighting for education funding on a city level, but very quickly I saw that the state really controlled the money. And that we had actually $4 billion that was owed us because of a lawsuit. I won't go into all the details. But the thing that was preventing that money actually from being distributed was Andrew Cuomo. And people had actually been because of CFE because the campaign for fiscal equity, which would fully fund New York State schools. And redo the funding formula so that our most starved under resourced schools would get their fair share. They had been trying to get me to run since 2010 and I had always been like, you've got to be crazy. And then staffer teach out run in 2014 when I also passed. And she did such an amazing job. I couldn't believe what I was watching in terms of her shining a light on him and the kind of person he was and the incredible corruption. And also, I think most importantly, all the legislation that we could have passed, progressive legislation that would have greatly improved the lives of New Yorkers. And he wouldn't, you know, he's a Democrat because he's Mario Cuomo's son and because he is in New York State, but he is really a Republican at heart, and he really doesn't want to fund things. He just wants to not tax people and control his own power. So when I saw what set for did and nobody would pay any attention to her, they wouldn't put her on television. They would interview or they wouldn't take her seriously. He would debate her. They'd dragged her into court. They terrorized her, and they wouldn't take her seriously. And she got, I believe 35% of the vote. Right. And I was like, if Zach for teachout who no one will put on TV can do that,.
"nixon" Discussed on Hysteria
"But you also had a handful of moderates who, you know, I'll just call them citrus with no real ideology. They just didn't want to pass the bill. They always had a reason why they couldn't pass the bill. And so progressive said, we're not going to pass this bipartisan bill unless we know this other bill is going to pass. And, you know, for whatever reason that we will have faith in their decision on Friday, they decided that they'd no longer needed to hold onto the bipartisan package and pass the bill. Some people think it's because of the results that are in Virginia that they felt like we just need to get something done. But representative diehl who leads the progressive caucus has said that she trusts Joe Biden to get this over the finish line. I am going to put my trust in her. Because I can not put it in Kirsten cinema and Joe Manchin. But if everything goes well, this bill will be passed at some point soon, moderates or centrists in the House said that they, you know, they still want to see a CBO score, which could take some time, but they said next week that they'll vote on the bill as long as everything winds up. So hopefully they pass that and then it goes over to the Senate. And then we just have to put our faith in those folks over there to see what they come up with and they'll probably make some changes to it, send it back to the house and then fingers crossed. It gets passed. Or they could say we're not doing this anymore. But that's just me being a pessimist and I should not be watching. Shaniqua what are some of the big ticket items that are in this bill that we can all look forward to? Yes. So if you drive a pothole or feel a little uneasy on bridges, there's a $110 billion in the bill for roads and bridges, which is just really important for us to get around. It's important for how goods move around the country. And, you know, potholes mess up cars. I don't drive that much, but whenever I go to New York, I drive my father's car. He's always like, there's a pothole there, and so people care about getting those things. There's $65 billion for expanding broadband access. That's really important. You know, I grew up in a really rural part of North Carolina and yeah, we didn't have Internet. I had to go to school to use Internet. And during COVID, there were a lot of students who couldn't get their work done because they didn't have access to broadband. So this will be really important so more Americans can access Internet $65 billion to upgrade our electric grid. That's important all over the country. You know, we saw what happened in Texas when the weather got really cold. And even in some states where, you know, like California where the Penn Texas where the weather gets really hot, you know, that can impact the electric grid..
"nixon" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Nixon? I do You have Rajveer coming on. Yes, I do. I'm very jealous Rod is a is a brilliant guy about your your your search engine. Dennis. If people go to it and and put in Mary Poppins, will they get the clip of you playing a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins when you're in junior high? Ladies and gentlemen, I bring out things in Hugh Hewitt that no one on earth disclosure. That's all. I want you to know that Hugh Hewitt announced once that I had given up cigars and had taken up Uh, what was the candy bar? There was a certain candy bar. You said I took up your kit Kat guy, and I'm happy KitKat So as a gigantic box of kit cats awaiting me to speech in Philadelphia. Which is still not been eaten, but Uh, anyway, Richard Nixon. So here's my Here's. Here's my issue with regard to Richard Nixon that I'd love you to respond to. Outside of anti communism, which I do believe he really was an anti communist to his credit. Would you characterize him as Liberal conservative or a mixed bag. Machiavellian. I can. He's a strategist to political strategist who only wanted to be in the office in order to rearrange the world so that it would increase the chances of the United States enduring And I believe had a 1960. I believe that 1968 he ran without Much of a domestic agenda except array around himself. Really smart people like Daniel Patrick Moraine, Ohio and George Schultz to bring a Kissinger in who worked for Rockefeller. To staff the smartest people everywhere and let them do their stuff, but mostly To get us out of Vietnam, three establish a relationship with China in order to play the China card against Russia. To support as he did Israel, the young people or wars and everything that can fly saved Israel and when he signed a domestic law like title nine, we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of title nine. We will next year 50 anniversary next year. To all of his environmental legislation, which is the most accomplished environmental president to segregating the schools for Supreme Court justices. All that stuff was secondary to he had a strategic vision for the world. And I would hope it would be the strategic vision for every Republican or Democrat, which is to be A Machiavellian about the world and making America survive it, so it's kind of the way Israeli prime ministers have got to be that they're surrounded by enemy. The United States has enemies everywhere in the world, and you've got to really keep your eye on the ball. He's sort of the opposite of Biden. The genius who got everything right in international affairs. As opposed to a bubble or who gets everything wrong. And surround himself with brilliant people, as opposed to third Raiders. There is so much about Nixon. Most people don't know That's why I love the Prager University video. You made me do it in five minutes, and May I make a pitch tenants for Dennis Berry. I get done as a hard time, but he has a legacy no other radio host will ever have or journalists. Which is Prager University will last for 100. Years and people will continue to contribute to it. And people ought to write you a check right now. Tax deductible. He did not ask me to say this. I say it whenever I can. Send him $500,000 a million dollars. They have built an engine of excellence for young Americans, so they are not brainwashed by the collapsing school system. We find all around us. And it will endure 100 years. How's that, Dennis? Now do I get to see the Mary Poppins video? I must say I'm very moved. To be honest. This came out of this came out of nowhere as it were. Uh, thank you for it. And Uh, I hope you're right. And I think you're right. And I thank you for for this Well, the library. I run a Nixon library. Will people come in and they have to drive to it and they learn stuff that they don't know about Nixon. We have done more with two Prager university videos. To educate people about Nixon and I have done in 30 years with the library Mornin to preserve video. Millions of views that I've done in 30 years. How is that possible? You did it. I don't know. I think Alan did it. Yes, Susan did it is what? I'm going to put it down. Not going to couple that you too much, but I'm going to say it's an amazing thing. Well, it means a great deal. I have. I have a challenging question for you. You wrote a book, and I've always have you on when you write a book, even when you don't write a book, but, uh, you wrote a book. If it isn't close, they can cheat. Right? Do you still hold that view? Yep, It's not close. They can't cheat. I do. I'm afraid of new technologies arising that are incipient. I'm not yet deployed but are coming. Where? Because I talked to experts about this. Some of them live in California were offshore entities will be able to manipulate our systems. And so we have to continually refine our systems and break them down and decide to get them. So that's why did why did we stop having paper ballots that you marked? Uh, why is that not the safest system? It is the safest system. We were confused by the idea that it would be easier and more fun to, uh, count ballots quickly and never works. That way. We have paper ballots and we send them out. We have got to go to the Israeli system done this and you probably know this..
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"He kinda lost it the thing that was surprising to me. Even though it's silly was. I couldn't believe in watts said when he was going to resign that he got up and took a swing at kissinger for myself. I didn't think men had that kind of passionate that wider. Well william watts. He was the kind of administrator of the national security council so he was an important guy major. The trains ran on time in the national security council which nixon kissinger had made more powerful than it ever been concentrating all the national security foreign policy decision making policy making in the white house. Watts was the guy that kissinger had personally hired and finally got too much for them as it did for other liberal ivy league elitist that kisner at hired any quinton. Yeah took a swing. Adamant and haig el-hage told him right after that. And you can't quit. Your commander of chief is giving your order said well i did general haig and as he says and that was the end of my career in government. I mean. i'm of the belief that we've never recovered from the vietnam war. Did that take hold of you while you're doing this work about just to kind of suffocating. Tragedy that was vietnam. Absolutely and how combined under richard nixon with watergate and all of the the undermining of the rule of law decency and everything else into one horrible explosive thing that began all the things that we haven't recovered from in the way nixon used vietnam and used the counter cultural moment at the time and used all these things at the time. Politically to make this. This fisher that had broken up between the hard hats and the hippies and all that he turned into this unhittable wound and is fisher became the chasm that donald trump in his way has been still explaining is still exploiting between the regular folks and the working class guys and these liberals and these professors in these newspaper people and turn it into this permanent wound that we have never recovered for. Also the war powers act comes in one thousand nine hundred seventy three during nixon's second term which has been flouted by democrats and republicans since we've learned nothing about that which is if we're going to invest all this power into a commander in chief and executive or that any of the advising instead of the congress. It was among other things the time when we still believe we hadn't had this happened yet. Right presidents wage war here was a president the third president to wage this particular war. We didn't know how to stop that or control that that this was a whole new kind of war. So i don't want to excuse congress's ineffectual. Exercise of power in the instance. But they didn't tell it on on the job. Look in iraq. I mean fell down the job again. The kind of expansive authorization of war. That happened in two thousand one but Evil geniuses fantasy land. Your last couple of books many books prior to that and again. I'm always a shellacking. You in lateral you. All the time. But but effortlessly quote nixon in his resignation speech to the staff when he turned over to says. This is not the most elegant house. But it's the best house was it has a heart. He says that's great speech. And then he said we don't say goodbye. The french have worn for or says or voire to you. Kern andersen our voire to you as.
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
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Our goal was not to get into cambodia. I we were going to get out of vietnam. I know that they did not respond. I hope their hatred of the war. Jiji well understand would not turn into a bitter hatred of our whole system our country and everything it stood for. I said. I know you probably most of you think i'm sob. To know that. I understand just how you feel kurt. Anderson says nixon's frustration. Was that his plan to draw down. S troops about training. The south vietnamese. Just wasn't working. Nixon did start vietnamese ising or pretty rapidly. Insignificantly which means for our listeners means walk which means saying hey. This is not our war to win the south vietnamese the non-communist southern half of this country that was divided after the french occupation failed in the nineteen fifties between the north who became communists in the south. Who in the bureau of the communist became the puppet of the united states so nixon is is elected in the war and he begins reducing the draft. First year withdrawing not very many troops but then more and more nineteen hundred million over there we had five hundred and fifty thousand when he was elected in as many as five hundred dying a week in six thousand boys. My brother's age and even my age almost being drafted every week. And he brought all that dan because he understood that was not politically tenable and it was for better or worse all about politics for him. If i can end the draft and reduce the number of americans killed. He knew it would not country doubts. It would not be a problem for him anymore and so his approval ratings for how he was handling vietnam stayed high for almost the whole time and they went up and down and he responded by giving speeches and announcing further reductions in the draft. And everything else so vietnamese asian was saying hey south vietnam it's on you. We're we're getting outta here. We're not getting down here immediately. But we're getting out of here and therefore you will be fighting your own war against your north vietnamese brothers during the time that you did this and you mentioned getting into the weeds quote unquote in the research. What was something that surprised you that you found out. Well i mean not so much facts. Although this initial story. I had heard of her may be but i knew nothing about that. And it was interesting because he had covered it up and then and then the nixon nights to this day the nixon library is still sort of. No no no. That's not. don't even pay attention to that. Dole looking those filo pay attention to that woman in the chanel dress in the cornwell exactly so that was a kind of surprised me but these moments on the tape. The listening to the tapes gave me a sense of their humanity our humanity. I just didn't have before that. I just reading you. Just don't i didn't get as much as hearing them talking. Admitting where screwed or low laughing about massacres all those things were just in the sense. That i now feel as though i was there with these guys as they were running their horror show so not so much facts. Although i had heard because it's well known about this visit of nixon's at five. Am to hang the protesters at the lincoln memorial which is an amazing scene. And i think we do pretty good justice to but i never knew the thing that he didn't did at dawn and went to the empty capital alone and sat in his old chair where representative nixon sat. And then as they're leaving going through the statuary hall in the middle of the capitol there's this black mopping the floor six. Am in the morning and he goes over to her and says you know my mother was a saint. You remind me and my mother. Ubs saint too. I mean this crazy scene so so the details throughout of of how they sound how they interact his his craziness. When daniel ellsberg appears and is arrested in is admits. Yeah i'm the pentagon papers leaker. Then he couldn't get alger hiss out of his mind what happened. He was a guide worked in the state department as a young man in the in the nineteen thirties and into the forties and then ran a nonprofit was a big liberal guy had been a communist as so many people had in the nineteen thirties and it was alleged and perhaps maybe probably true had given papers not atomic secrets or anything but had dealt with the the soviets and then that was put it in a pumpkin was part of the pumpkin thing. And that was that became thing in nineteen forty eight nineteen forty nine hundred fifty when richard. Nixon was fresh to the house. And richard nixon road that to prominence really the persecution prosecution. Call it what you will elder. His dream was along with jagger hoover's help was how nixon became famous mr anti-communist who wasn't a nut like joe mccarthy and that was his beginning was queer so twenty years later when there's leak of the pentagon papers wholly different thing it's not about a cold war it's about this actual war we're fighting and it's all so different but he sees it as just the same as another pinko guy and he's jewish to boot doing this bad thing. All the newspapers are not only supporting them. They're printing it so he to him. It was just odds. It's alger has all over again. It's communists against me all over again. It's the liberal elite all over again and.
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
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Our goal is to be carbon-neutral by twenty forty. We call it priority earth. Fedex were now meets next. I'm alec baldwin. And you're listening to. Here's the thing. Kurt anderson says richard. Nixon had a number of close advisers but only listened to a few henry kissinger definitely had his ear and his trust even though they mistrusted each other because they were both manipulating guys. They were scorpions in the oval office. Together but bob haldeman and staffy he thought was smart political guy and a tough guy and all that but like in terms of. Oh should i get out of vietnam sooner rather than later kissinger if he was of a mind to do that i think could have done that. Could have you know. Could've talked him out. Conceivably of all kinds of things did he have is trust though because when he gives that speech and you're talking about like episode five or six. He gives that speech and kissinger. There's a long clip of going. I've never heard of speech delivered like this. The greatest speech that lewd. No an actor never could have read that written at speech and he said i think I was as good as any actor in hollywood. he says. And what's the speech. There was the famous silent majority speech back in followed sixty nine but this was afterwards kissinger actually says the one non ass kissing thing in these hours of tapes with nixon. He says he's a wasn't as well delivered as this one. Mr president. yes you're right. We run that so long. Those calls kissing her called him. I think five times that night just to keep trying to keep giving him the. The drug was praised. The only thing that cemented since trust for kissinger that all knows had to do no that was part of the anti he. That was the entry in michigan. He had to do that just constantly. Obviously because nixon was so needy for but no they had actual substantive conversations about politics geopolitics and russian vietnam and all the rest but they were both amoral people and just full of just amazing to me listening to these ariza tape kind of grotesque a morality about killing killing on a massive scale. Whether it's meal the eli massacre or tens of thousands and then eventually millions in cambodia. Now much has made not by you you you mentioned glancing the nixon was a profound anti-semites. Apparently that never entered kissing. Just mind because singer was unaware of all he was fully aware of it he just had to shut up and suck it up. Yeah not be one of the good jews as nixon more than once talked about Ainhoa william safire. Who later became a new york times. Columnist was jewish and his and agnew's most You know. Nixon and agnew speechwriter before he went off to become a pulitzer prize winning columnist. So he was of two minds. I mean he. Wasn't you know. Ku klux klan committed in devoted to his antisemitism but he was an against. They're all over the tate's especially when he was with bob haldeman alone and they could just expose and share their antisemitic feelings but no i mean he understood that because there was a really smart guy who was as ruthless and amoral as he was and it was a match made in hell. The you and i worked on a book together. Are trump parenting book. But i would say to people that. I found that just absolutely i was dumbstruck. By how trump was able to draw together so many bad people. I thought were the really this many bad people who wanted to come to washington and to pervert the course of this government for to these purpose. I couldn't even imagine there were that many of them can the same be said of nixon was nixon. Not as bad. It's a complicated question. I was talking about the other day comparing trump to nixon. Now i mean on the one hand. Nixon had actual noble ambitions of being world accomplishing things and china soviet union. Those were good. Things and kissinger helped him stipulating though nea epa. Oh my god on domestic politics. He was the most liberal president between you know. Lbj in joe biden. I mean literally. I mean but what he did with an in southeast asia is unforgivable because it was to him a sideshow to the big game with china and the soviet union it was. Just let's not let saigon the commies before november seventy two. That was it. i mean. After his first year we realized we're not gonna win this. They're not gonna stand up. This is gonna fall. I just gotta make sure it doesn't fall before november seventy two. It was inexcusable. And it was awful now. He had bad people saying well. Hey when you hear the coach when interject here we don't hear the quote when hake says where within an eyelash victory he says and this is in nineteen seventy seventy one. This is like no. We aren't general haig. And no hey. Was his military right. Hand guy throughout this. And what's extraordinary about that line from haig at that point is kissinger and nixon knew. That wasn't true. They knew that this was a lost game. But that we couldn't speed up the withdrawal because then saigon would fall and he would have lost vietnam. There's no comparison between donald trump. Richard nixon iq. And i even in morality. Although i mean experience yeah so but i don't want to say and therefore nixon's good. I mean in the argument between who is the worst president. It's kind of tie between an apple and an orange. You know. I mean intelligent. Nixon actually has some things he wanted to do. Nixon was not bad as domestic president. He henry kissinger really smart guy on and on and on but what they did in vietnam and what they did in watergate what he did in watergate undermine american confidence in this possibly fatal way along with extending vietnam. Is this one two punch. i mean. that's that's just inexcusable. I mean if i mean we'll see right or maybe we'll see if we live long enough. What happens to this country. But richard nixon more responsible for its downfall. We come to a downfall or donald trump both together and in a certain way which i didn't really realize before working on this piece marinating in nixon for a year. During the last year the trump administration. I still have the connections between them. Even though was a moron. One was more mentally ill than the other one was a bigger liar than nixon. But you saw how. Richard nixon began the rot in the party. And in just this cynicism nihilism that became so big in in american beginning at the beginning of the republican mantra of. He's a.
"nixon" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Last chance. This is his last chance to get back at the kennedy ivy league elites who has eaten in nineteen sixty. He'd moved to the heart of it. Right to the upper east side of manhattan after he got beaten for governor of california and and just right there in the middle of it where everyone hated emerging. He hated them but by god he was going to do it. And so this was this real. Vengeance filled comeback attempt. That's where he is as as a figure. I often think that someone is chosen is vice president. Who can come in handy to do things the president won't do. Eisenhower was probably the last president of the united states. Chosen by acclamation did not want to be. The president was pressured into doing that. Not a details guy. At that point in his life wanted to go play golf and take it easy so he brings nixon for by my lights to do the dirty work who better the nixon's doodoo dirty work. I mean eisenhower needed somebody. Who was a political hitman enforcer and several because he wasn't going to micromanage that way eisenhower and nixon cuts his teeth on alger hiss. And all this kind of the pumpkin papers and all this other stuff isn't anti-communist tool if you will during a time when anti-communism seemed to many people in the country the right thing to be doing my favorite scene about the american nineteen fifties is in manchurian candidate when angela lansbury there with her husband and he says there are one hundred and five communists and the government. I said one hundred and forty five. How many other one hundred eighty nine. He just takes the number right in the same paragraph talking which is not unlike certain moments in john. Mccarthy's real life where he was saying you know he. He changed the number all the time. No i mean you know. The soviet union having been our buddies in world war two suddenly were not our buddies and suddenly had the atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb. Anti-communism got out of control and created mccarthyism. But it wasn't. It wasn't nuts to be frightened of the soviet union even though it went crazy too far and yeah richard nixon saw. This is how he could make his career and did and making a enemy of the people. Out of alger hiss. Along geogra- hoover in the around nineteen fifty was the way he did it. And it worked and squishy soft dwight eisenhower. Who by the way in one world war two for the allies. I'll pick this anti-communist as you say tool hitman to Show that he was good as an communist Even though that didn't stop the john birch society later in the fifties and the sixties of claiming. Dwight eisenhower was a conscious stooge of the soviet union. It's funny when i think when you say eisenhower. Opsec one world war two. Yes but i always think eisenhower's even though you think that there's an inextricable link between the military and the government that point wasn't necessarily one and the man that one world war two of course exited the office in his farewell speech warning about the creating the phrase military industrial complex popova. But what. I was thinking. I see eisenhower to me as president was like as if ted williams was president. It's like he's a guy they won all these games. He was a hero but he wasn't necessarily what we quit. Now with the president's as an executive no and fear head is unfair to but he was he was a hero and then beat twice the same liberal lead. Egghead emily stevenson. Who's running against him. Do you mentioned in passing the in the piece about your own background into your own family and for your republican household would you say when nixon is elected in sixty eight. Where're you well. When nixon's elected in sixty eight. I just turned fourteen. Fourteen and your parents were pro. Nixon oh definitely. I was pro nixon when i was thirteen i was. I was a little teenage. republican winter. Teenage republican camp had a had a poster of nixon on my wall. I wish i had photographs of that whole you get a poster of nixon on your wall. I did indeed in terms of decorating your room. You're like the roger stone if your generation i hate to say that a little bit but then again you know summer of sixty eight km. My older brother and sisters took me in hand. And by the fall. I was a hippie now comparatively speaking. Yes now you have. How many siblings. It's you plus three. It is plus three and the other ones were more liberally inclined. They were owner. So i was the youngest and they'd gone through the counter. Cultural transformation ahead of me. It was the one window where your siblings were more politically volved than you were. Didn't last long. And then they definitely definitely were politically culturally all that they were. You know fifteen eighteen twenty one so they were into the late sixties and and what happened when you refer to. I don't know i smoked pot. I started reading other books. And other things than william f. buckley junior and I self radicalized like Kinda but no i. Your parents did republicans absolutely. Although interestingly i described the kinds of nebraska republicans might parents were which is to say atheists big public radio enthusiasts. When when public radio began dig environmentalists and pro-choice and so on and so on and my mother who outlived my father finally left the republican party at the end of the nineteen nineties because it was no longer her party gasp. Did she vote for bill. She probably didn't vote for bill but she started. bob carey. who is our. Senator was a sort of her entryway drug to becoming a drug. He was now sixty eight. I'm ten years old. Big turning point for me politically through the eyes of my father and through the lens of his progressive he was a democratic committeeman in our town so forth through the his is And this is after kennedy is killed for so everybody's just you know just to see them with emotion. Bobby bobby kennedy at sixty eight say so. We're watching the convention. And are you rooting for the chicago. Police or you're rooting for the demonstrators. Who you written for might was ready for the protesters. He wasn't anti police. He was very very middle of the road democrat but he was rooting for the protesters. And i'm wondering. What was that like for you or your parents rooting for the chicago. Cops they weren't they were the extinct species of decent liberal republicans although they consider themselves conservative were kind of barry goldwater fans back then but as the party moved right and they didn't. They felt they didn't have a party so no they weren't in favor with the issues. More important to them. Military strong military was somewhat important but conservation actually was a huge thing for them and actual liberty not to be run by religious nuts because they were anti religious really and they wanted to live a free life with as do you know and regulations as possible really and my father also his his profession. He was a lawyer and he. His specialty was labor law representing corporations in management. So he was not viciously anti union and in fact subsequently schoolteachers against whom he negotiated contracts have said to me since he died. Like your. you know your dad was always a decent guy and he always was fair and somebody had to represent management's well exactly so i was the opposite of a red diaper baby. Your boss baby so something like that. You're a suit and tie baby. Well i wasn't. I didn't go that whole alex. Keaton thing ever. Although in retrospect i guess you could. You could see that. I mean as as a twelve thirteen. I must have been an insufferable little dick with my little republican talking points but as you mentioned from conveniently using you and your family to frame what republicanism was back then you say goldwater republican on in the heartland but i as new yorker was rockefeller baccarat where the whole thing like. We don't give a shit about abortion we don't give a shit about you want to order. A gay wedding.
"nixon" Discussed on Fresh Air
"First hour is free because it wise and we take learning personally. This is fresh air. I'm dave davies. In for terry gross. We're speaking with journalist and historian michael dobbs. He's written several books about past american presidents in times of crisis. His new book draws extensively on secret recordings of president. Richard nixon's white house for a look at a critical six month. Period in the watergate scandal. The book is king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy. John dean was nixon's white house counsel. Then and he's probably one of the most remembered figures in watergate and is remembered as the nixon insider who came before the senate select committee investigating this and calmly told all he knew about the white house secrets. It was devastating testimony for the white house. And he's you know sense in recent years been voice of conscience on cable. Tv commenting on the trump presidency. But it's your book reminds me that for a long time. He was a loyal nixon soldier and did plenty in his service. Didn't they where he was key to the cover up. In fact i think he describes himself as the desk officer of the cover up so he was the juggler who was managing all these people who were wandering off the reservation and trying to keep them back on the reservation And at a certain point i mean. He's probably savvy era and quicker to understand the risks that he was exposing himself to than other nixon aides he realizes that he's getting in too deep and he's ex lawyer himself and he understands the legal consequences of perjury and obstruction of justice. So at some point he found himself caught between his loyalty to the president and simple desire to save himself and blow the whistle. So you with him. As with many whistleblowers. I guess as a mixture of personal motives patriotic motives in the end people at least in this book in my experience a shades of gray rather than black and white heroes and villains. It's interesting that nixon and his top. Aides john ehrlichman and bob haldeman loved john dean. This guys great. Well yes i mean. They relied on dean to implement the cover up on their behalf and they thought that dean was doing a great job and in fact long after dean started along the road of betrayal that he started talking to the prosecutors. Nixon and haldeman. Still have confidence in dean. It's fascinating because there's this period where john dean is talking to prosecutors his own guilt and accumulating information that will be helpful to them in targeting others in the white house all the time he is working in the west wing in the white house and is trusted by nixon and his top aides to be managing the cover. And there's a point where they decide. They need to kind of show the public. They're on top of this and given explanation for whatever white house involvement. There may have been in. So they send john dean off to camp david wright. What was he supposed to do. Well as you say. Dean was leading a double life. He was talking to the prosecutors at night and during his white house job by day nixon wanted him to write a report that would essentially exonerate the white house. It would say as nixon later said. Just go down the list and say this one didn't do this. That one didn't do that. Everybody in the white house is in the clear. And this would have the imprimatur of the white house counsel. That was john. Dean's position but john..
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"So you know that is another side of nixon The relationship with his family which is often not captured in books about watergate or biographies of nixon So in what ways are we still living in the shadow of of watergate. By thank you can draw a direct line from woodgate to the various scandals of the nixon presidency. I think this obviously vietnam was very divisive. Time in american history and it really divided the country into you know the antiwar movement and The people who now describe themselves or sarah palin describe themselves as real americans real america and You know that dates back. That idea of real america as a political construct dates back to the nixon era. So i see this as a You know there's a direct link there. I mean many of the abuses that took place in the watergate. Era were repeated during the trump period The interference with the justice department for example is is is one example and nixon was appealing to the same kind of portion of the electorate that trump later appeal to So there definitely There's definitely a connection though. I think however in a trump nixon two very different people. Nixon had a much greater sense of american history. And was you know much more serious thinker than trump particularly on foreign policy. So in some ways you know Karl marx wrote once that history repeats itself. The first time has tragedy. The second time is false and I think you know that might be a political nixon and trump in some ways. So you have written the trilogy on the cold war The big turning points. And then now you've written on the turning point of watergate and the role that had an american history. Is there any future projects that you're eyeing turning points that might end up being a new book or a trilogy. Well it's hard to get as close up to a major decision maker as we can get to nixon ident- in it's hard to repeat that So certainly. I'm more interested in historical subjects than Topical ones. Because i think it takes forty or fifty years for all the materials to come out into right. You know what of cool to second draft of history. So i'm You know not interested in writing another book about donald trump that lots of books about being written about donald trump and They're all going to depend on second hand accounts rather than on firsthand accounts because no other president including donald trump is going to tape himself way. Nixon says that rules out. You know topical Current day topics as a subject for book I can see myself writing a book about you know. Some other historical book preps about the entire cold war Rather than just an episode in the code will great. Well michael dobbs. The book is called cancer. Nixon and watergate an american tragedy. It came out in may of this year. So it's still relatively hot off the presses. But mr dobbs thank you so much for being on our show and sharing your insights about this very important moment in american history. Well thank you so much enjoyed your show and It's been a great conversation. Thanks.
"nixon" Discussed on This American President
"Richard is as much as anything a portrait of a court of the ruler and his coaches. Who of course include henry kissinger chuck colson john dean Spiral near the vice president You know the whole gang of them and they're all different people in they interact with nixon in different ways. How would you characterize his relationship with henry kissinger and what would what was the impact of that relationship on watergate. Well it's interesting because kissing was nixon's national security adviser and they you know were a team but they also rivals because nixon suspected Largely correctly of kissinger playing a double game. of leaking to the press leaking to nixon's enemies and with the goal of making kissing jessica himself. Look more look smarter And being the architect of some of these Some of the big foreign policy initiatives including the opening to china A nixon didn't want kissinger to get all the credit. And when john lewis gave him the credit for some of these foreign policy initiatives. Nixon was furious so that was actually one of nixon's main motivations in installing this tape-recording system that he would be able to show when he came to write his memoirs that He had been the driver of from policy. Initiatives not henry kissinger kissinger for his part was very adept. flat era and psychic fant. He would play on nixon's vanity and tell nixon that he was the greatest president ever and that he this watergate thing would be forgotten in history and nixon would go down in history as a great foreign policy. President nixon liked that he liked to be flooded but at the same time he was in a pretty much aware of the game that kissinger was playing and The some would. I find hilarious moments on the tapes when nixon is running down kissinger and even one moment when the talking about going off to camp david for the weekend and dixon says we'll take kissinger along with us and then a couple of minutes later says no no. Henry's too much of a pain in the us. We won't take it so kissinger was disinvited. But you know that reflects this raw strange relationship between the two of them. That's probably one of the milder things that that's documented as far as nixon talking about somebody. Yeah he was certainly an equal opportunity. insult of people And he you know uses a lot of swear words and He typically refers to the media for example a sons of bitches bitches bastards son of a bitches you know just a typical right expression for nixon right now. You alluded to vice president. Spiro agnew People remember him as the first vice president to resign. What was their relationship like. And there was talk of agnew becoming president potentially with the watergate scandal so that play out for nixon well. Nixon often talked about agnew his best insurance policy against assassination and later against resignation because he calculated that wants people figured out that if they got rid of nixon they would get agnew That would Restrain them and so you know they sometimes He sometimes talks about his resignation. And then he his own resignation and then he says to one of his aides. You won't act you and the aide says of course we don't want to agnew and so that is always the reason for nixon himself to stay on. Now agnew himself was facing his own troubles during this period..
"nixon" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
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