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Fresh update on "nixon " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"And accessories like footwear In the grocery aisle brand names losing their allure in favor of generics And as the price of dairy has sword full gallons of milk passed over in favor of half gallons Retailers have felt the pain too target and Walmart reporting big profit drops last quarter and Patrick de Haan with gas buddy dot com says get used to gas prices at much higher levels than a year ago Americans aren't slowing down consumption Demand continues to go up even as prices are at record levels I certainly don't see long-term sizable relief in gas prices I think we'll probably stay with prices that are over $4 CBS News special report I'm Jennifer Kuiper 8 53 a high school student in Prince William county is accused of waiting a gun in a school bathroom the 15 year old accused of having that weapon and showing it to another student under a bathroom stall at Potomac high school That student then told school security The suspect who lives in woodbridge was later found with the gun as well as two knives The 15 year old has been charged with three counts of having a weapon on school property and one count of brandishing What happened to the missing 18 and a half minutes of Nixon's Watergate tapes It's the premise of the new film 18 and a half on this 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in We were only going to use creative techniques that would have been done in 1974 So there's no drone shots There's no steadicam because I was 76 So there's a lot of zooms because that was common in that era Director Dan Murphy follows a White House transcriber who obtains the only copy of the 18 and a half minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tapes as she prepares to leak them to a reporter at a motel in saint Michael's Maryland to thriller but it's also a comedy and the character of Connie just kind of goes through the looking glass and meets all these weird people You'll recognize famous voices playing The White House officials on the tapes John cryer plays HR bob halderman and if Bruce Campbell as the voice of Richard Nixon himself Jason Frey WTF Join the director for a screening and a Q&A session at the E street cinema That's on June.
David Gergen on Running the Nixon Speech Writing Team
"You know, when you came back, when you came back in the speech writing process when I was a young lawyer, it was staffed around. I remember the chief justice of the United States at that time in associate council, arguing with Peggy noonan. That was a murderous row of speechwriters over which we had Bill sapphire and Ray Price and Pat Buchanan. And Nixon. Yeah, and then John McLaughlin came in for a lead in the game with Nixon, but he was around for a while. Ben Stein. It was a terrific group. It was about 50 people. If you look at speechwriting and their sports staff and then the research staff and then we also headed the letters and so correspondent section. So it was about 50 people there. And I ran that for a while.
Fresh update on "nixon " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"23 The conservative Catholic archbishop of San Francisco says he will no longer let House speaker Nancy Pelosi receive communion because of her support of abortion rights Says he sent Pelosi a letter in early April expressing his concerns after she promised to codify the Supreme Court's roe V wade decision into law once Texas approved a law banning most abortions The archbishop says Pelosi never responded Newly discovered emails show that Ginny Thomas wife of Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas was more deeply involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 election than previously known Those emails show that after the election the conservative activist urged GOP lawmakers in Arizona to choose their own slate of electors Thomas also echoed former president Trump's baseless claims of election fraud and she urged Arizona Republicans to choose a clean slate of electors and quote stand strong in the face of political and media pressure The revelations were first published by The Washington Post and The Associated Press subsequently got those emails What happened to the missing 18 and a half minutes of Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes Well that's the premise of the new film 18 and a half on this 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in We were only going to use creative techniques that would have been done in 1974 So there's no drone shots There's no steady cam because I was 76 So there's a lot of zooms because that was common in that era Director Dan Murphy follows a White House transcriber who obtains the only copy of the 18 and a half minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tapes as she prepares to leak them to a reporter at a motel in saint Michael's Maryland to thriller but it's also a comedy and the character of Connie just kind of goes through the looking glass and meets all these weird people You'll recognize famous voices playing The White House officials on the tapes John cryer plays HR bob halderman and of Bruce Campbell as the voice of Richard Nixon himself Jason fraile WTF E news.
David Gergen, Author, on His New Book, "Hearts Touched With Fire"
"In Hart's touch with fire. You also work for Ford. Now Jerry Ford, Jim Cavanaugh is the chairman of my board at the Nixon library. The chairman of the Ford board. And we've talked a lot about Nixon and Ford and their differences. Jerry Ford could never get elected president from the go. I mean, he could have won reelection. He could have won in 76, had things differently. What'd you do for porg? What did I do before? Well, I stuck around. During the next years, I had become, I was first hired by Ray Price, coming up his assistant ray was running a speech on the show. His speech writing and research. And I was his go to Gopher guy. I was very junior at the time. And anyway, I got promoted up through the ranks and then ray at one point said I'd like to be sort of a senior counselor. And I was asked by bob Paul the man if I would run this speech writing and research shop. So which I did. And for about a year,
David Gergen Shares His Experiences in the Nixon Administration
"David, I want to start because there's some people in the audience. I get new affiliates every month, and we get 400 and right now. I want them to know that you work for RN, you work for Gerald Ford, you work for Ronald Reagan, you work for Clinton. But you have different sort of styles and roles for each of them. Let's start with president Nixon. What'd you do in the Nixon White House? Nixon White House, I came in, I've been in the navy. I went to law school and I went in the navy for three and a half years. My last year, you know, I was assigned to come back to come to Washington to work on draft reform. That was the time when Nixon had launched a random lottery to determine what draft number you got and whether you're going to go to Vietnam or not. And we tried to clean that up, they ran a bogus in some ways, I ran the moderator first year out. I'll tell you, you have time for a little story. We got lots of time. We can go a long time today. Okay, super. Well, so the next one out of The White House orders a random lottery to determine who goes to Vietnam. The Lewis Hershey was then head of the draft. He was sort of the J. Edgar Hoover of the drafts. And so Hershey did something they did back in the Second World War, which was a very popular war. They got a bowl, they got capsules, and they put January 1 in the first capsule, put it in a bowl, and then January 2, all the days of January, then February, all the way up through the days of December the last ones into the boat. Got a spoon started up a little bit. Put it in the closet. And then on the day on the random monitor, they brought it to bowl, reached in for number one, you ought to Vietnam. And it was like November 15th. And then all of the early all of the early numbers and all of the early draws were from late in the year. So the whole thing was tilted.
How Will the Next Oklahoma Senator Confront the McGirt Case?
"Great to have you back. Alex is a member of the Nixon seminar. I've known him for a half dozen years. He was chief of staff at the National Security Council served four years in the Trump White House, as I said, a crowded field in Oklahoma, where I've got to ask you about the abortion decision, but I also want to know about the mcgirt decision and whether how much of that matter in this field, Alex grey. Well, I think the mcgurk case is not only the most important issue facing Oklahoma on day to today level. It's the most important issue. I think in determining the type of senator that oklahomans are going to have. And I say that because it's one of those issues where a lot of special interests who have been pushing candidates in the direction of the status quo. And right now the status quo is devastating for Oklahoma. You've got 18,000 cases. Criminal cases that have been pushed from state to federal court. And that means that the federal system is totally overwhelmed and they're unable to prosecute a huge number of cases in practicality that means that rapists and murderers are actually going unpunished and
President Nixon's Big Golden Mistake
"Okay, so my $64,000 question is why did the Richard Nixon do it? They did it by mistake. They didn't mean to go off of it, but there was a mild recession. Nixon was coming up for reelection. They had this mistaken belief that they devalued the dollar. That would improve our trade balance. That would goose up the economy. And so they went off in August of 1971. They what they called close the gold window. Because of bogus economic thinking. Which dominated sadly, much of the economic profession. They like to think they can do things better than an impersonal force like gold. So they went off of it. They made a half baked attempt to go back on it, but no one was really willing to make the effort to do it. So it just sort of fell apart in the early 1970s. Ronald Reagan wanted to go back on the gold standard, but no one around him, except for the handful of exceptions, most of the economists said no. You can't do it. And he knew that if he didn't have the support of an intellectual support, it wouldn't happen. And it didn't happen.
How Trump Saved Conservatism, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court
"Presidencies can be ultimately evaluated in my view as how did they serve the constitution. And you served the constitution by the people you put on the bench. President Nixon's greatest failure is Harry blackman. Lauren Berger was not very good. Lewis Powell was okay in rehnquist was great. Ike's greatest failure was a warrant and William Brennan. Reagan's greatest failure. Though I admire her character, is justice O'Connor and justice Kennedy. H W's greatest failure is David souter. We don't know yet whether W failed when he picked John Roberts over Mike lytic. I don't think he did. I think they're both, they're both friends of mine. And they both listen to the show and so they both should hear me say, I don't think it makes a lick a difference, which one of them was going to be chief justice in the long run, though they have different temperaments. But it is Trump's triumph compared to all those other conservatives to have put on Gorsuch Kavanaugh and ABC, and when someone replaces Matt continental and writes the right in 40 years, I think they're going to hold up as the most constitutionalist person. Donald Trump and having done the most for the constitution understood is the frame of silver around the apple of gold that is the declaration by virtue of the judges and especially by virtue of those three.
Why Is Watergate So Misunderstood? Lord Conrad Black Explains
"Lord black have to discuss. The first things first in the break, you mentioned the reputation of The Washington Post. You've written a work on Nixon, could you just give us your historic understanding of the reporting of Watergate and why so many people misunderstand what they actually wrote and why the conventional wisdom on that reportage is so wrong. Of course, complicated subject, but to be fair, but if the contents at a great deal, there has never been one shred of probative evidence that a serious court in a dispassionate atmosphere would accept as conclusive. That mister Nixon himself committed any crimes. He certainly didn't know anything about the break in of the Watergate. First entry before it happened and was horrified when it didn't happen. And that his people at anything to do with it. And the so called cover up consisted of his admittedly not telling the truth to the public several times. That is true. But the presidents do that to me sometimes. And he wasn't under oath and it wasn't a crime. He squandered a lot of political capital as he himself admitted that it wasn't a crime. And the case against Congress essentially on the theory that money was advanced by the Republican National Committee with his approval, the pay for the legal bills of attendance in the Watergate affair. And he did do that. But he didn't do it. And he did authorize him, but not under any basis of altered testing, not to get them to tell anything other than the truth. He was paying the money to them. So that they would have the legal fees paid, be able to take care of their families while the trials went on. And wouldn't be absolute sitting decks were prosecutors saying, all right, we'll do a plea bargain. We'll let you up lightly, but you denounce the people above you and take it straight up to the Oval Office door, which is the way the prosecutors work, particularly in the District of Columbia, which is, you know, that was a 90% democratic voting electoral
Getting to Know Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States
"Let's dig in. This was a speech that was given by Gerald Ford president of the United States in 1977. It was January. It was his State of the Union, and I think he went ahead and took it to the State of the Union because Gerald Ford has an interesting perspective of being the only person ever to serve as president. And vice president, both, and never be elected to those offices. He was a member of the House of Representatives when Spiro Agnew resigned from the vice president. He was appointed by Richard Nixon to become vice president after Richard Nixon resigned. He taking again through the Twenty-fifth Amendment became president of the United States. So he serves as the only person to have ever served as president of this country without actually being elected. We've had some who have ascended to those roles, but if they actually served, if they serve later, they were actually president, but this was one in which he was actually appointed to the vice president's role, not elected to that vice president's role. So in moving up, it makes it makes an interesting anomaly in history. But it also sort of fits one Gerald Ford. If you look into his background, you look into where he came from. He's a midwesterner, raised in mission, Grand Rapids, went to school at the University of Michigan, played football there was a star football player. In fact, one two national titles there undefeated football teams at the University of Michigan after that went to Yale law school and then served in the United States Navy during World War II came out and began his service in the United States House where he served over 25 years before he was picked to be vice president and president.
How Can We Fix the Defense Budget?
"Last night you were doing the Nixon seminar, I played part of that, but I was at a dinner of naval last night trying to talk about where the navy budget. I talked to your colleague Gallagher about this last hour. The defense budget is a mess. It's not keeping up with inflation and we don't have a prioritization. Is there any way to this is an absolute mess? What is house going to do? And what is appropriation is going to do to get the prioritization right, congressman? Well, I think you'll see something along the lines of what we did last Congress even though the Democrats are in charge. I'm proud of House Republicans and negotiating a $40 billion plus up. To the budget. So increasing the top line and giving every one of the combatant commanders, what was sitting on the run funded list, which basically their wish list that didn't make the budget into the budget.
The Left Went Crazy Over a 7-Hour Gap for Nothing
"It's the water. Oh, you don't believe me? Well, let's listen to a little Montage. The gravy in put together over the supposed 7 hour gap scandal. The ghetto president that they thought Obama would be is officially Donald Trump. This dude is walking like he's voting from the wire with burner phones and erasing phone records. Trump or someone administration appears to have actually tampered with the records. These White House records are not just incomplete. The gap suggests staggering and potentially willful omission. 7 hours makes the 18 minutes of erased Oval Office tape around Watergate look like a game of patty cake. Donald Trump, a man who makes Richard Nixon look like a boy scout, Donald Trump makes Nixon look like a piker. Donald Trump has acted like a mafia boss. He didn't want a record of the calls and what he was saying in those calls is anybody's guess. There appears to be a real cover up of who Trump was talking to while the mob was attacking and ransacking the capitol. What is he talking to people that were in the oath keepers or some of the other rioters that were involved in this? It looks like he made a decision. I'm going to take this offline for the next 7 and a half hours. To me, that's really compelling evidence of his state of mind. What this shows is he's staying out of sight in order not to have any record of what he's talking about. That would actually be in a real trial, something that would trigger a consciousness of guilt instruction. This clearly is a crime if it involves dishonesty in trickery. And of course, that defines the Trump actions on this. This is a very big deal. And it's just more evidence of bad faith by Donald Trump. Donald Trump and his allies wanted to remove calls from the log or they made secret calls on burner phones. Knew what they were doing was wrong and tried to hide it. Simple as that. Well, I know this won't surprise you, it turned out every bit of that was false.
Sen. Ron Johnson: Left Media Is Doing Bare Minimum to Cover Biden
"Senator you've been fighting this battle for years You and grassley and a handful of others you really haven't gotten the support you need I would argue from leadership among others And now what you've been saying is coming to fruition you're even quoted you and grassley in this Washington Post this long piece and yet they still of course immunized Joe Biden There's no evidence that Joe Biden's involved And senator I've read what you produced even read their article There seems to me you listen to bob olinsky there's a lot of evidence that Joe Biden had to know more than Joe Biden pretends No Yeah Mark I've been saying that The Washington Post really learned from their coverage as the Nixon Watergate saga because what that article was was a modified limited hangout That's all that was There's really nothing new in there They're just finally coming to the realization or they're finally admitting that you know I guess this looks like there's some authentic things in here but they're not even really covering the main issues here They're talking about keys made in a sign being changed It's the bare minimum Admission of guilt for them covering up for Joe Biden for a couple of years That's what you see in The New York Times that's seeing how The Washington Post is grossly dishonest and disingenuous
Phelim McAleer Describes the Contents of Hunter Biden's Laptop
"But what is some of the stuff on this laptop? So we get an idea of the kind of people we're dealing with. Yeah, so I suppose I should have expanded out of the start. I mean, hunter, for those who don't know a hundred byte, I mean, he's a self confessed drug addict crack cocaine methamphetamines. Alcoholic, he had numerous affairs with prostitutes, strippers, he, but he also then, in the middle of this, was getting $83,000 a month from a Ukrainian energy company, he was part of a $1.2 billion private Chinese private private equity fund pretty much controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. He received a gift of a diamond ring from a Chinese businessman. He received a credit card with a $100,000 for him and his uncle from a Chinese businessman. He was on the board of this Ukrainian oil and gas company and he said, every 20 minutes I had to leave a board meeting to go and take a hit of crack cocaine. So this topic, is it not? Maybe one of your listeners or viewers could tell us, you know, I'm sure a lot of you are listeners of years have been on the boards of listed companies that are public companies. And I'm sure that it's common corporate governance to leave every 20 minutes. And they're like crazy to do a line of this or that. I think it helps. I think it helps it helps with the corporate government. I mean, if you think about it though, this is the sort of thing that Hollywood, we talked a moment ago about the abdication of the world of journalism to do their job. It's like the story of the century, similar with Hollywood. This, apart from you and Anne, making this film, I mean, this is the sort of thing people dream about. There wasn't 100th of the kind of nefarious shenanigans in the Nixon administration. I mean, if you go behind the scenes, the Nixon administration, you're not going to find this level of corruption. And it's just comedy almost. And they didn't touch it.
How KT McFarland Became the Person She Is Today
"KT McFarland's with me today. I can't been waiting for this one for a while. Got to run into her cpac with the crazy part about it is through all of our travels. We have been on TV together multiple times on interviews, but never in the same place. It seems like at the same time, especially with the last few years going. And so it was so good to be in the same room, not on the same convention center, but there with you in Orlando. It is great to have you on the podcast today. Well, I agree. I mean, I feel like I really know you well because I've been on television with you. We've talked to each other, but we've never actually met in person. And so here we are yet again, not in person, but it's good to be with you. It is. But it works out, great. Well, you know, one of the things is and especially the way life goes these days is we all have our backgrounds and where we come from. And people see us and make judgments, basically, you know, we're on TV or we're on the interviews, one podcast that was kind of like, one of the things I love to do with this podcast has been great to be able to do is sort of people see how we became, you know, you or how you became me and it gives people that background so that when they see you, they say, hey, I know where she came from. I know what was going on. So tell us a little bit about how you became you in a lot of sense. Gosh, that's so nice. Well, I started out as a freshman in college in 1969. I was from Madison, Wisconsin from a working class family, but I got a scholarship to go to George Washington University. But I needed a job. So I was a really fast typist. And through a series of accidents, got a job as the nighttime secretary in The White House situation, freshman in college. And I was working for Henry Kissinger in the Nixon administration. So I went to college during the day, majored in Chinese Chinese studies, wrote my bicycle, went to The White House situation room every afternoon, and then typed the first draft from what was then called the president's daily brief and is still called the president's daily brief. And that was the classified items briefing items that would be on the president of the United States is desk in the Oval Office every morning at 7 a.m.. So I typed the rough draft at night, somebody finished it off in the morning. And I did that all through college, through part of graduate school. And all of a sudden I got promoted after chain. And I was Henry Kissinger's research assistant. At a very young age, and so saw firsthand to some of the most extraordinary periods of American foreign policy. It was the opening to China, the end of the Vietnam War, the Paris peace accords. The detente with the Soviet Union, Middle East peace negotiations. So as a very young person in my late teens, early 20s, was exposed to people and events.
Robert Wilkie: 'Donald Trump Forced Putin Into a Box'
"Donald Trump forced Putin into a box because Putin couldn't figure out what the next move was. And then when he saw the administration in action, 200 of his hand picked, special knots, thugs, evaporated. And let's just talk about that for a second. So this is the moment in The White House. When president Trump saw the destabilization of Syria at the hands of hundreds of Russian quote unquote contractors who of course were special operators. And we killed them. President Trump gave the order to the death and they were vaporized. And sectors orders were very simple two words annihilate. Right. And they were annihilated and told us about the significance that Putin did nothing in retaliation. He did absolutely nothing in retaliation because he realized he was up against someone who would strike back. And he didn't know where he would strike back. And that is the key. I mean, you look at most of our great leaders have been incredible chess players in intellectually. Truman Eisenhower, Nixon, really. They not only could see a chess board, but they were three or four steps ahead. And they were constantly keeping the other side off balance. President Trump did that. And rhetoric rhetoric is an awfully important tool in statecraft. And often forgotten. Often forgotten because you could, you can fool the opposition. You can cower the opposition. You can create a fog of war so the other guy has no idea what's coming. And Trump did that as well as anyone, but let's contrast this. You talked about the British interlocutor you had. Donald Trump was not censured by the parliament of the United
Robert Wilkie on Donald Trump's 'Real American Leadership'
"Secretary Robert wilkie, welcome back to America professor. Thank you. You love you clearly have a passion for history, not just national security. As we were prepping for this show, you talked about this funny story about general Montgomery that you can share with us later. But let's go straight to the heart of the matter. It's been four weeks of war in Europe right now. I was on a British TV show at the weekend. And a conservative outlet. But one of the guests used this trope about president Trump that he was so crazy and unpredictable. My retort was, there was nothing crazy and there was nothing unpredictable. He said America first secure the border treat our allies friends and our enemies as enemies, which is what he did. So talk to us about the importance and I know you've been responding to the rally on news. Talk to us about the importance of personality in real politics. So let me just say why president Trump was in the mainstream of real American leadership. President Trump told the Europeans you have a GDP that's equal to the United States, your population is a little larger. You have lived under the good graces of the American people for 75 years. You have to pull your own weight. John Kennedy admonished de Gaulle and Aden hour. Back in 1961, he said you are living off the fat of the land. American land. So this is the president and the German Chancellor. Richard Nixon said we did not. We did not win World War II, to provide Europeans with two annual vacations. Donald Trump was in the mainstream of that thought. And this is why your point is so well taken. This is a serious business. It requires steel spine and that sounds trite. But aggressors know when they are facing someone who, yes, unpredictability in the mind of your enemy. Because of what you're doing, is essential.
Charlie Chats With Dr. Paula Price, Founder of Price University
"Hey everybody, Charlie Kirk here. We are at the national radio broadcast association here in Nashville, Tennessee and you meet all sorts of wonderful people at these types of conventions and they come on your show and you learn from them. So with us right now is a new friend. Doctor Paula price, founder of price university. Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you for having me. I'm looking forward to it. Great. Nothing but sparkling things about you. So we're going to have a blast. You've been talking to my relatives. Well, I'm not actually that's not true. Not all of my relatives would say that about me. So doctor price introduce yourself to our audience. Well, I am doctor Paula price. I have a church administrator called well actually called the embassy on the pastor and founder of congregation of the mighty where God's lands and I am the founder of price university author of the prophet's dictionary prophets handbook. I have a talk show called taking it on with Paula price. I train leaders and ministers around the world. So you're an underachiever, basically. You have a school, you have a church, you have the whole thing. So your outspoken Christian, you know, you believe in the natural law. I'm also the state committee appointment for Republican Party district one in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma. Oklahoma. Well, that's awesome. So let me just kind of ask you, we can kind of go from there, kind of go from this sort of topic, which is traditionally in the last couple of decades, the black community is not conservative, not Republican. What is your theory as to why that is the case? Well, I actually have a historical fact on that black Americans were Republican until Nixon. Nixon refused an audience with Martin Luther King, and because he did Martin Luther King, went to Kennedy, and Kennedy gave them the platform. So he took and brought black America under the Nixon was vice president. Yeah, well, part of that. Nixon was president after Kennedy was. I know, but when he wanted to have a meeting for him to back them, according to a book I read, I could be wrong. No, I know it would make sense because it would be in the 50s when Nixon was Eisenhower's vice president. Right. And the reason that I say that is because everybody talks about how we only voted Republican. Yes, that's right. Because of Martin Luther King, he shifted us to vote democratic. Got it. So would you think that mainly in the black community, their values are conservative in nature? Yeah, we are very conservative, but the issue is we don't, and I talk to on us because Republicans since I was 18. I've never been anything else. I mean, I did not like the way the Democrats were running and my neighborhood and my community. So I didn't. But I do know that we feel like we're ignored or we're misunderstood or we are pretty much not
'The President's Man' Author Dwight Chapin on How Nixon Evolved
"Folks, welcome back, the book is the president's man Dwight Chapin. So you were with him from when you were a very young man to the very end of his life. Did Nixon change in your eyes? Was he a different man shortly before his death than he had been in the presidency in any way? Yes. I believe he changed. I met him when he was first after he had just been vice president and like with anyone. With doctor Kissinger, any of these men, I mean, they are getting older. They are getting that thing called wisdom, wiser, and they are working at a different pace. There's more space in discussions and thinking about things. So president Nixon to me was always the same man, but there was just this shifting and more of a relaxed thing about him. In the days when he's running for office and dealing with the political issues, that calls for basically a different kind of psychic than when you've moved to being an author and you're looking back and reflecting Bill Clinton had an interesting comment. He talked about Nixon's trip to Russia right before Nixon died he went to Russia, and he came back and he wrote this very long memorandum to president Clinton analyzing everything that was going on in Russia. So it was kind of a perspective mentality. So Nixon died and what was 2002 or something like that? And you're saying he went so after the Soviet Union had fallen, he Nixon went back. I didn't remember this. And one of the things he always did was to talk to all of the leaders on the way up that were not necessarily in power. So he never just relied on talking to whoever was running a country. He wanted to talk to the opposition and to the others involved.
Author Dwight Chapin Reflects on How the US Presidency Has Changed
"We're talking to Dwight Chapin. Who's the author of the president's man, the memoirs of Nixon's trusted aid. And do I just reprise things, you're an extremely young man in your 20s when you serve Nixon in The White House and this book, you go into all of those details and the stories, but I was just asking you about current events and you were reflecting on how the presidency has changed and how Nixon obviously of an older school was willing to be less a friend of the people and to kind of it's an interesting thing. I think this has to do with the advent of the media and social media. It's very difficult for someone like a Trump, for example, to maintain that distance, that Twitter gave him immediate access. And that has an upside and a downside. Yes. Nixon's focused and thought about how do you lead? I mean, this was something he studied and let's take Vietnam for an example. With the Vietnam War, I forget the exact number, but he went on national television like 7 times, had maps had arrows. He took the public along with him. That's why when, I mean, he was elected into office in 1968. And he won an overwhelming majority. He won everything except Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Which is hilarious 1972. You have to be clear. Mcgovern was from Massachusetts. So the idea that liberal Massachusetts with its representative, running against Nixon, was the only place besides TC. I mean, you talk about a
"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 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 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
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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
"And when nixon had to Sacrifice haldeman in order to survive himself has his very tearful compensation with haldeman and he starts calling him haldeman who is belly unit his kept it distance up until then even though they're close collaborators he starts calling him my brother And he says i love you and then there's a pause and he says like my brother and i think that's a reference to one of nixon's brothers who died of toback uses When nixon was young man and this act of getting rid of holdman. Who's been with him. All these years is as painful nixon as losing his brothers from tuberculosis while he was young man. So you could use the same way that if you If you go to a shakespeare play you can see the hero suffering immensely on stage. You can also appreciate nixon suffering In this very in this period that's traumatic for the country but is also traumatic for him personally right now. How did nixon's relationship with his family. Play out in all of this. And i've heard that despite nixon's paranoia 's and vindictiveness. He was very much a family. Man what did you learn about that. Yeah i definitely think he was a family man and did the family was close to him. I mean his wife pat pat. Nixon was often portrayed in the press. Plastic pat I think that's a little unfair characterization The family stood by nixon during this period and particularly his younger daughter julie Who their tapes of conversations to nixon julie at the height of watergate and You know. Nixon is yelling at haldeman. Someone else and then suddenly julie gets on the phone trying to cheer her father up trying to pass on you know What she calls nuggets of cheery news and nixon's voice changes automatically from being irrevocable to being loving and caring. Because he's talking to julie so you know that is another side of nixon The relationship with his family which is often not captured in books about watergate. Autobiographies of nixon So in what ways are we still living in the shadow 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 a 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. Sarah palin described themselves as americans real america and That dates back. That idea of real america as a political construct dates back to the nixon era. So i see this as a 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 they're definitely Is definitely a connection. There i think however in a trump nixon a two very different people. Nixon had a much greater sense of american history and was 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 applicable to nixon and trump in some ways. So you have written the trilogy on the cold war The the big turning points and then now you've written on the turning point of watergate and the role that had an american history..
"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 This American President
"We can get inside the room which it was impossible for reporters to do at the time of course at least directly right so having done this cold war series you've become basically one of the big cold war historians. What led you since With all the literature out there in watergate. What led you to this story in particular. But i'm interested in turning points in history and all my code will look at specific turning point seven the collapse of communism the cuban missile crisis which was perhaps the ultimate turning point in history because the world could have been destroyed obviously and six months in nineteen forty-five which looked at the genesis of the cold war and how To allies turned into cold war enemies. So you watergate. And the full of richard nixon. The forced resignation of richard. Nixon is another big turning point in modern american history that i wanted to examine but as also attracted by you know the incredible archival material that is now available. I didn't think that it's ever gain to become possible. Be possible again to get such an intimate close up. Look at an american president particularly in american president facing a very grave crisis an exist essential crisis in nixon's case Then we have with nixon In the period that. I'm looking at him. And this is because of his tapes and a whole lot of other material including audio. Diaries tip tapes made by the people. Various investigations memoirs. I mean whenever gain to get this with another american president so that allows one to write the book. In the way novelist might or array. Playwright might Which was in a very exciting for me. Yeah so there's this image that people have of nixon as this lonely. Socially awkward person What did you find out about him. that may have differed or reinforced. What that images. And and how did someone like him. Rise to the highest level of american politics right well. Nixon was very contradictory. Sort of person. I mean he was alona and while the oakwood He was born to pull struggling. Quake parents out in california and his as he wrote himself actually in his own name wa. His parents were the two most opposite. People you can imagine. His father was arrestable angry. Punish the boys Harshly his mother was a very pious cuenca and she subjected them to the silent treatment so within nixon's Own personality you can see the personality of both his parents. I mean he says anga and his resentments certainly reflect his father's personality but is introvert nature and his ambition reflects his mother's personality and his mother's expectations for him. I think what about his background born to a poor quaker family from california. What about that stood out to you. Well he you know was a self made man and He had everything that he achieved in life. basically was the result of his own hard work and strivings and Know he also writes about this. He talks about the some of the resentment he felt growing up. And this being a you know. A focus for his energy Even at college shouldn't he That was elite debate social Social group in at whittier college. And he founded a group of jocks Based on the football team of which he was a member the was. You know trying to an alternative to this Rather stuck up College fraternity So he always identified. Right from other years with the have nots in america and Which he later called the silent majority. So i see a direct link from His early experiences growing up to his Behaviors politician and if you want to draw the connection further on i can see that linked to the kind of people whose support donald trump. So you're saying that it was personal with nixon all the way from the start..
"nixon " Discussed on This American President
"On november seventh nineteen seventy-two richard. Mille house nixon was reelected as the thirty seventh president of the united states. Although he has never been considered one of america's most charismatic presidents he won one of the greatest landslides in american history. He defeated democrat. George mcgovern in forty nine out of fifty states and had a wider margin of victory in the popular vote percentage than anything enjoyed by theodore roosevelt. Dwight eisenhower john f. Kennedy ronald reagan and barack obama nixon had reached the pinnacle of his career and yet this record breaking campaign had also planted the seeds of a spectacular downfall that june a group of operatives were arrested after a burglary into the democratic national headquarters at the watergate hotel in time it was revealed that these operatives were connected to nixon's reelection campaign and that nixon had personally conspired to cover up the entire affair. The watergate scandal would go on to consume nixon's second term in the end. Nixon would resign in disgrace on august. Ninth nineteen seventy four. Despite his numerous accomplishments fairly or unfairly the scandal would define nixon's place in american history. Richard nixon and watergate continue to fascinate the american people in today's episode. We are pleased to have. Michael dobbs author of the new book king. Richard nixon and watergate an american tragedy to discuss this fascinating.
"nixon " Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"On. Their date is June 6th, and your son is playing you in the new HBO Showtime series series he's playing me. You know I saw a little dog. And it is difficult to watch anything bad about me. Going to get all this. They're going to have to dig going to take the artistic license and I told me, I just don't have us look into stupid, man. We were interesting. It'd be interesting. Team is for some reason. People think they can come. Replicate the basketball. We played. I say you can't even get a protein to rep here, it's not possible. You guys need to do, you know, set up one or two little plays and pretend you were doing some Showtime, you can't get out of play. Like we did Big, Ang an attorney to represent me man, I might be with you. Let's watch it together. We'll see what our next steps to do, whatever you're suppose, I gave you the secrets, you got a guy the inside here to hell, I don't want to know last two questions for Norm Nixon. Nix the Lakers bana dilemma. Okay, they lost defeated. The Clippers are in a dilemma they just, but they try. Let's series up. What are your thoughts about both of those things? Well, I think the Clippers have a better opportunity to get out of it because I thought I was shocked at how bad they were getting beat when they first started. Did it seem like they're, they found their legs. They started to play a little better now. I think Luke is a little hurt up and you know these guys they don't put wood on unless you put a little wood on Lucas. The name start feeling like he's in the NBA instead of running around in the European League where you can't touch anybody. So I think they started doing that and maybe these guys take out their Rhythm cuz they're not suffering from any injuries with the Lakers. I think the injuries were devastating that they followed the time, like they say is touching LeBron a little bit. He can't carry it. Then with with Anthony, even a key comes back, you know, he was dealing with some Achilles problems, then he really hyper extended that leg and when I watched that game, I said he's not showing now but the next day he's going to be solved. And here it is. Growing wage. All those things happen because, you know, how it is Coupe you compensate. Yeah, you can compensate. So with the growing pool and you can't bounce back in just play off that thing. So, the Lakers in, in a, in a much worse part in the Clippers. Wow. My boy Norm Nixon. Nick last thing. What you got going on on the pump anything up? We just talk about, you know, we building a new 24,000 square-foot off the cademy that should become that we want to turn into a you know cultural educational is worth of Performing Arts hot club of the West Coast where the biggest Academy I think an entire West Coast and completing that should be finished in November so I invite all you guys out to a grand open it. Hope You Dance Force net. Huh well it's a little bit once you in Spain the movie. Hey man, I was in Fame. The television show. Are you going to dance? God is saying I might get at their desk, who knows with it. However, I feel that day. I might just do it. You know how we do? I might feeling one day, I see y'all number. I just started getting like we did. You haven't the effervescent young Norm Nixon but hold on the inside. But young one outside or wait. Hold on the outside. Young on the side. Thank you so much, sir. I appreciate you coming on man eighteen. I sent my boy Norm. All right, thank you guys. Thanks Norman. Okay, more careful. Home..
"nixon " Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"Oh, cool. You know, we were like rock stars. I mean, it was the same things like being being, you know, I didn't experience that too. I started hanging around with, you know, like musicians or big movie stars to see how may I got older. I was, I laugh about this. I used to represent Jalen Rose and I remember walking into the club with Jaylin and Chris Weber, and it was me and Earl Cureton. And I was representing, Jayla wage. And we were walking in the door, man. These girls almost knocked us down. And get to those guys. And I laughed I would say, at least, say, excuse me, we would laugh because that used to be asked Nick, what a nice living wage really nice. Looking always see a loss and see the most beautiful women in the world, man, I'm a beautiful woman in the world but but then too, like, I say, you know, during the season, you know, we we had a purpose, if I remember correctly, they were first trying to take the wise. We was like, oh no, don't bring nobody here. We trying to win championship, guys need to get their rest, you know, because if you had your wife or something on a trip, she want to go shopping in the middle of this. Day she want to do something and it was like, know these guys need to focus on playing, whatever their routine. And rhythm is, we don't need anybody to change. That are not as the main one going. No, no let's just be by themselves. So, whatever they do to relax, let us do it. Cuz we got the wind. You listen to the showtime with cupodcast and fight for BS by my liquid teammates. And this was the day is Norm Nixon Norm, we're not lightning round. Okay, I'm asking five days and you give me as much of a response as you want through these names. I'm going to ask you. Okay wage right. Donald Richardson. Richardson demanded taught me how to play. That was my high school coach fundamental work tested death. And that's where it all started for.
"nixon " Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"They received a phone call from the president of the united states. Richard nixon for purposes. That will soon become obvious. I'd like to play the entire clip free now and don't worry it's not very long. Neyland buzz i talked to you from the oval room at the line house and it certainly has to be historic telephone. Call ever made from the white house. I just can't tell you how proud we all are what you have done for every american. This has to be the proudest day of our lives and for people all over the world. I am sure that they to join with americans and recognizing what an immense feet. This is because of what you have done. The heavens have become a part of man's world and as you talk to us from the c. a. tranquillity. It inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth for one priceless moment and the whole history of man. All the people on this earth are truly one one in their pride in what you've done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth. The call caused some controversy. People objected to using the moment to put the emphasis on a political leader. Democrats are upset because nixon had only been president a few months and most of the apollo program had been developed under the kennedy and johnson administrations nonetheless. The controversy was rather minor ends soon. Forgotten the speech however wasn't the only speech that was prepared in the lead up to apollo eleven the nixon administration was thinking about what they should say in their phone call to the astronauts. Nixon speechwriter. william safire was contacted by an astronaut and was warned about something that they should be prepared for in a new york times article in one thousand nine hundred nine where sapphire was a columnist for years. He wrote quote frank. Our liaison with the astronauts brought the image making up. You wanna be thinking of some alternative posture for the president. In the event of mishaps the blank looks at this techno jargon he added like what to do for the widows suddenly we were faced with the dark side of the moon. Planning death if it came would not come terrible of glory. The greatest danger was that the two astronauts once on the moon would not be able to return to the command module in that event with no rescue possible the men would have to bid the world farewell and closed down communication preparatory to suicide or starvation. It would hardly advance the cause of space exploration to force a half a billion viewers and listeners to participate in the agony of their demise. I prepared inappropriate statement about men who came in peace and stayed to rest in peace holding it in my desk drawer in case of tragedy unquote fire wrote the speech but never submitted after nixon left office. The speech was sent with other documents to the national archive years later. Safire wrote about his role in the apollo eleven landing in how he wrote the plaque which the astronauts left on the moon. The speech he wrote in the event of a disaster was found and widely circulated fast forward to the year twenty twenty a team of researchers at mit working on artificial intelligence and the ability to create deepfakes deepfakes videos..
"nixon " Discussed on Wash FM 97.1
"With Nixon it's a Dutch trend it's really catching on here in America Nicks and is basically the practice of well doing nothing people are using it as a way to combat are increasingly busy and stressful lives and doesn't matter what nothing is just as long as it is nothing is not productive in any way so carve out sometime today to hone your Nixon and you can start right you finished listening to us dealing K. weekend so she.