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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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!
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.
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.
#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.
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.
# 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.
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.
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.
MORVEN, Ga. — Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used. In the tiny farming community of Morven, Ga., the police chief has grabbed three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The town´s deepest body of water: an ankle-deep creek. An Associated Press investigation of the Defense Department program, originally aimed at helping local law enforcement
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan- Secretary of State John Kerry met Thursday with the Pakistan´s new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, whose election marked the first peaceful transfer of power from one civilian government to another. The Obama administration is seeking to rebalance the tumultuous relationship with the nuclear-armed Pakistan in an effort to work together on counterterrorism, to start peace talks with the Taliban as the U.S. winds down its involvement in neighboring Afghanistan, and to coordinate on other issues of strategic interest. "The common interests far exceed and far outweigh any differences," Kerry said during a joint press conference
WASHINGTON- President Obama will meet with congressional members to discuss Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act programs Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicated Obama also will: -- Meet Vice President Joe Biden for lunch in the Private Dining Room.-- Meet with a group of bipartisan members of Congress to discuss key FISA programs. -- Hold a bilateral meeting with Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to discuss matters of mutual interest.-- Host a reception for the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status soon will be allowed to pay in-state tuition rates at all Ohio public colleges as long as they meet other residency requirements. Until now, most of the state’s public two- and four-year schools have charged those students out-of-state or international rates that can be as much as three times what Ohio students pay. Today, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey sent a letter notifying the state’s college presidents about the change, after state Attorney General Mike DeWine determined that immigrant students now may qualify for in-state tuition.
On Tuesday, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media get as much pleasure defeating conservatives as they do when they help liberals. "And I think they get as big a thrill, just as all Democrats do, of defeating conservatives as they do helping Obama," Limbaugh said. "The media has aligned with Obama to defeat Republicans, to defeat conservatives. And Obama is all about that. That makes them his best friend, and vice versa." Appearing on Fox News´ On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Limbaugh said President Barack Obama can say whatever and "do pretty much
RESTON, Va.— Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background. What he´s driving looks like a cross between a bicycle and a car, the closest thing yet to Fred Flintstone´s footmobile, only with solar panels and a futuristic shape. It´s a "green" option for today´s commuters. Stewart, a 65-year-old family therapist and school psychologist from Cambridge, Mass., took the summer off in order to drive his new ELF
The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches -- even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation. Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama´s repeated claim -- which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday -- that Washington is getting distracted by phony scandals. Asked what the president was referring to, Carney listed the scandals
Fans of the TLC network reality show “19 Kids And Counting” will have to wait until next season to see what happens when the eldest son, his wife and their three children leave the Arkansas family nest on a cross-country trek to the nation’s capitol. But 25-year-old Josh Duggar said he’ll feel right at home as the executive director of FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council. Faith and politics, he said, are the vehicles for promoting family values.Duggar, who ran his own business for six years before joining FRC,
President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to piece together a living, in some cases as freelancers and without
They say D.C. is Hollywood for ugly people, but K Street can be D.C. for beautiful people -- or people whose navigation of ethics rules is a sight to behold. Candidate Obama said lobbyists wouldn’t work in his White House. President Obama said “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs.” But some lobbyists were too beautiful to exclude. Here are our favorite 50 of the more than 100 former lobbyists who hold or have held senior policymaking jobs in the Obama administration.
TALLAHASSEE- A day after civil-rights advocate Jesse Jackson suggested Florida´s laws were racist and compared its governor to segregationist George Wallace, Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement calling on him to apologize. Here´s the release: Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement in response to remarks from Jesse Jackson who yesterday called Florida “the Selma of our time.” Jackson has also referred to Florida as the “Apartheid State.” Governor Rick Scott said, “Jesse Jackson owes every Floridian an apology for his reckless and divisive comments. It is unfortunate that he
One World Trade Center has set its sights on being not just America´s tallest building, but the most photographed as well. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is holding a photography contest for the monumental 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper that will give three lucky winners an exclusive trip to the top. Photographers behind the three most ´liked´ photos posted to the WTC Progress Facebook page from now until Aug. 25 will be given a sneak peak tour of the "jewel of New York´s skyline" as early as a year and a half before it opens to the public.
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it--creating America´s first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arctic region of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the rest of the U.S, causing ice to retreat, sea levels to rise and coastal erosion to increase. It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. The 400 indigenous Inuit inhabitants of Kivalina, who live
Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic
President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender
No matter how much you may hope for it, it seems unlikely that you´ll be using the phrase "Senator Sarah Palin" with any great regularity in 2015. A new poll indicates that the former Alaska governor is about as popular in the state as Barack Obama — which is to say, not very popular at all. But even more surprising, while the former vice presidential candidate has made Alaska a central part of her public image, the state´s residents split on the question of whether Palin is all that Alaskan. Conducted by Public Policy Polling,
In her first speech since taking over the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy came out swinging Tuesday and promised to ramp up the aggressive climate change agenda laid out by President Obama.(snip)“Can we stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs? Please, at least for today,” she said during remarks at Harvard Law School. “We need to cut carbon pollution to grow jobs. We need to cut carbon pollution to strengthen the economy. Let’s talk about it positively. Let’s approach this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There are too many lifetimes at stake.”