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"Nixon: 'The Press is the Enemy...'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2008 @ 4:13 pm PT...
He should have said "The citizens are the enemy."
That would properly include those smaller sets that he specified.
So much for the President serving at the pleasure of the citizens.
Rove has announced that he's writing a book and naming names of those that impeded the president.
I hope he does. We will then have a list of people that deserve medals for being true patriots.
Thanks again Brad.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2008 @ 4:18 pm PT...
And nixon was elevated to an "elder statesman" before he passed away.
The criminal cabal he danced for are the same interests behind dur chimpfurher.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/7/2008 @ 8:26 pm PT...
Is it my imagination, or does Nixon say, talking over Kissinger at the end of the clip, "Freedom is the enemy."
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/8/2008 @ 4:06 am PT...
With the release of the latest round of Richard Nixon's White house tapes, no doubt any longer exists that he operated in almost all political situations in the most cynical, underhanded and often illegal manner necessary for accomplishing his goals, which were not just to defeat, but to destroy his political enemies.
Throughout Nixon's career, in fact, he used the same standard: His own victory, and his victim's destruction, by any means necessary or possible.
Thus the anticommunist Congressman Jerry Voorhis became “soft on communism,” Helen Gahagan Douglas became “The Pink Lady,” and Alger Hiss went to jail because of Nixon, as we now know, “pleading” the Grand Jury, of the FBI deliberately and unlawfully withholding exculpatory evidence, of Whittaker Chambers switching dates in sworn testimony, of HUAC technicians remanufacturing a typewriter to produce to a jury's satisfaction documents that appeared to duplicate exactly the typing on Hiss' Woodstock machine.
As a matter of historical reality, Alger Hiss' perjury conviction had Richard Nixon's political dirty tricks fingerprints all over it, including a judge's refusal on appeal to hear new evidence in the case, evidence about the remanufactured typewriter, about Chambers lying, about withheld evidence. It is time for Alger Hiss to be posthumously exonerated.
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