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Richard Nixon´s daughter
remembers him as an
unappreciated ´genius of
foreign policy´ as she honors
her father´s 100th birthday

Reuters, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 1/7/2013 7:19:45 AM

At a ceremony commemorating the late U.S. President Richard M. Nixon´s 100th birthday, politicians, a military official and Nixon´s eldest daughter on Sunday remembered him as an underappreciated president and a foreign policy genius. Nixon, the Cold War-era Republican stalwart who opened U.S. relations with communist China, was the only American president to resign from office, leaving the White House in disgrace over the Watergate scandal. ´He looked at (the world) as a world with 200 countries and 200 leaders, and he studied every one of those leaders, and he knew most of them,´ said Bruce Herschensohn,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: dogbreath, 1/7/2013 7:34:07 AM     (No. 9102668)

Considering the hell of democratic policies we presently suffer, consider how "much worse" Nixon was by comparison. I truly miss him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/7/2013 7:38:43 AM     (No. 9102678)

She´s right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/7/2013 7:49:50 AM     (No. 9102699)

I never stopped defending him. The rest of the herd got spooked and stampeded away..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/7/2013 7:54:23 AM     (No. 9102706)

I remember thinking at the time that the Democrat badgering of Nixon to the point of resignation would come back to bite them eventually. But no.......the rules of logic and law and reason only apply to Republicans.

Like GWB, Millhouse was not very conservative and compromised with the left on many issues and STILL got slaughtered by the media leftists.

Sound familiar ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 1/7/2013 8:15:59 AM     (No. 9102741)

It does not matter. His abuses of power made Jimmuh Carter and his subsequent ilk possible. FRor that alone he deserves our contempt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/7/2013 8:30:17 AM     (No. 9102773)

A very misunderstood man. I admire him greatly, Watergate or not, because of the brilliance of his grasp on foreign policy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JudithC, 1/7/2013 8:40:18 AM     (No. 9102790)

I had the privilege of meeting President Nixon and talking to him for nearly 15 minutes. I will never forget the impression he made on me. Not only was he gracious and considerate, he had done his homework. Even though I was a nobody, he clearly knew who I was and called me by name. He not only knew why I was at this event, he addressed several pertinent areas. Then he spoke to our small group for about twenty minutes and did so without note, a prompter, coaching, or a repulsive buff armed amazon behind him.

Later, Mrs. Nixon let us on an "inside" tour of the personal areas of the White House and we had coffee with her. Like her President husband, she was gracious, charming, nice, had a wonderful sense of humor and made us feel entirely welcome.

I would give just about anything to have Richard Nixon in the White House. When I look at the lying criminal the stupid of the nation have re-elected, I shudder with fear.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 1/7/2013 8:45:20 AM     (No. 9102805)

During the last several, impeachable, scandals surrounding obama, I have noticed that even the republicans (a lost cause)cited the watergate scandal as the supreme scandal and shame of the politicians of this country. I am so glad I left that wretched party.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/7/2013 8:51:29 AM     (No. 9102823)

What #1 and #2 said IMO, President Nixon was a great (though not as conservative as we would like) President who was demonized by the so-called "msm" right up to his death and funeral where he was finally given the respect he deserved. BTW, President Nixon´s "misuse of power" PALES in comparison to both the clinton AND the obama "presidencies" and don´t get me started on that reprobate lyndon johnson. As the old adage goes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion about history, but NOT to their own version of that history.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gale, 1/7/2013 8:56:33 AM     (No. 9102829)

Tricia resembles her father a great deal.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/7/2013 9:36:01 AM     (No. 9102903)

Nixon was a good president. Probably not a likable guy but smart. He was one of the last honorable men to hold the office of President. Clinton let the country suffer through all his dramatics - Nixon loved his country enough to resign and save us that. At least BJ was impeached - that does make it all just a bit better.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/7/2013 9:39:01 AM     (No. 9102909)

#7, thank you very very much. I am not surprised at the way you were treated. Dr. Monica Crowley wrote a very insightful book about her years working for the former President. Indeed, he is very misunderstood and unappreciated - mostly by Republicans. He was every bit as brilliant as Clinton but never got credit for it. The left never forgave him for Alger Hiss. Needless to say, you yourself must be quite special to have been so warmly welcomed into the private world of the President and Mrs. Nixon. What an honor, J!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/7/2013 9:45:27 AM     (No. 9102934)

I am glad Tricia did this. I too believe Nixon was a great man.
Where was Julie, the younger daughter?
At one time, I believed she and her husband would have been stellar members of the Republican party. Instead there was nothing but dead silence from them both. Perhaps the anger made them shrink from the public, I don´t know.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/7/2013 9:54:10 AM     (No. 9102950)

President Nixon graduated second in his law school class at Duke. He was substantially more intelligent than JFK, but was constantly beat up by the press. He also had to work with a congress that was overly democratic. (At one point, there were just 85 republican congressmen, if my memory serves me.)
Nixon, by any measure, was also pretty liberal on domestic policy.
But he didn´t hate America.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jorgecito, 1/7/2013 10:10:25 AM     (No. 9103001)

#13, the reason you haven´t seen much of daughter Julie, and her husband David Eisenhower, is that they came out for Obama a few years ago!

I would guess that Julie & David are hanging their heads in shame now, and for that reason they´re lying low.

As for President Nixon, I always respected him, though his policies were too liberal for me. It was during the Watergate hearings that I first observed the hideous, irrational, slavering Nixon-hatred of the Left -- and that brought me out in Nixon´s defense.

Thank you, Tricia Nixon Cox, for honoring the memory of your parents by always carrying yourself with modesty, quiet dedication, and grace.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: DARling, 1/7/2013 11:16:53 AM     (No. 9103121)

I´m still waiting to hear why people were allowed to scurry in and out of Vince Foster´s office like rats before the law enforcement officers even started their investigation. There has been so much evil on the part of democrats that has been allowed to be swept under the rug. A few two-bit spies getting caught up in Watergate is nothing compared to other events that have been swept under the rug since that time. Having a "D" next to your name is worth its weight in gold.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/7/2013 11:20:02 AM     (No. 9103126)

Big thumbs up for Rolling Thunder. Not so much for making our currency just paper that can be valued, or devalued, instantly by any corrupt congress.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/7/2013 11:40:41 AM     (No. 9103180)

Let us not forget his landslide victory in 1972!

(from Wikipedia: He received almost 18 million more popular votes than McGovern, the widest margin of any US presidential election.)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/7/2013 12:53:28 PM     (No. 9103323)

Many consider Nixon to have been a conservative because he was a Republican politician, but if you look closely, Nixon was really pretty much a social liberal.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/7/2013 1:50:28 PM     (No. 9103414)

# 16 - agree that anyone who would work for any Clinton would be out of their tiny minds or crave abuse. I always felt Pres. Nixon got a bad rap from the liberal press and then jolly Bob Woodward and his side kick Carl turned in their little bundle of bias and the President´s goose was cooked. I applaud Tricia´s efforts to clear her father´s reputation. What we have had since the Alinsky-ites took over is reprehensible to human beings.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: beth, 1/7/2013 2:03:49 PM     (No. 9103443)

In March of 1973 I received a call from a high school friend. He said his birthday had been drawn and he would be drafted. Shortly after that Nixon stopped the draft and brought our soldiers home. He ended the slaughter of our classmates and friends.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LovsGOP, 1/7/2013 5:24:43 PM     (No. 9103756)

I have always felt the greatest tragedy of the US was the stolen election in 1960. Just think if Nixon had been elected President what a different country we would have today. It boggles the mind to think that the USA would not be a welfare state and there would have not been a Viet Nam.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/8/2013 1:08:16 AM     (No. 9104276)

Shillary would have done well to be as good in foreign countries. As I remember, he was asked for his service after he left office.

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