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Qtec
03-17-2010, 03:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Nixon: What’s your evaluation or Reagan after meeting him several times now.

Kissinger: Well, I think he’s a—actually I think he’s a pretty decent guy.

President Nixon: Oh, decent, no question, but his brains?

Kissinger: Well, his brains, are negligible. I—

President Nixon: He’s really pretty shallow, Henry.

Kissinger: He’s shallow. He’s got no . . . he’s an actor. He—When he gets a line he does it very well. He said, “Hell, people are remembered not for what they do, but for what they say. Can’t you find a few good lines?” [Chuckles.] That’s really an actor’s approach to foreign policy—to substantive—

President Nixon: I’ve said a lot of good things, too, you know damn well.

Kissinger: Well, that too </div></div>

Q

pooltchr
03-17-2010, 07:47 AM
Interesting comments, most likely taken out of context, but when did Nixon become an expert in your eyes?

Steve

wolfdancer
03-17-2010, 08:47 AM
Googling that conversation...I came across several sites that substantiated it.
Even found this quote:
"When you meet the President you ask yourself, 'How did it ever occur to anybody that he should be governor, much less President?'"
--Henry Kissinger, addressing a small group of scholars at the Library of Congress (unaware of the presence of a reporter), April

llotter
03-17-2010, 11:04 AM
Kissinger gave us OPEC and Nixon resigned in disgrace so this jealous ankle biting come from a couple losers. It is more interesting why anyone would dredge up such worthless comments about nothing particularly relevant.

pooltchr
03-17-2010, 11:40 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Kissinger gave us OPEC and Nixon resigned in disgrace so this jealous ankle biting come from a couple losers. It is more interesting why anyone would dredge up such worthless comments about nothing particularly relevant. </div></div>

Probably to distract from actual important issues of the devious activities being practiced by the current group of Washington scum.

Steve

eg8r
03-17-2010, 12:57 PM
We shouldn't have to google it. Gayle's rules for anyone other than qtip is that a link should be added to the post.

eg8r

wolfdancer
03-17-2010, 12:58 PM
If you are referring to Q's post, who began the thread....direct your disapproval to him. I'm sure he'll give it careful consideration, and then give you an appropriate answer
If it was directed towards me....after Q posted it, the resident expert, steve, doubted it's veracity, so I checked it out (without first seeking your sage counsel, my bad) but my answer is.. go pee up a rainpipe, in a rainstorm.
As to it's worth...one's man's trash is another man's treasure.
I thought the conversation interesting....another revealing bit about Nixon, who I thought was a pos, but who inspired another worthless f**k, GWB to "greatness" if one can call his 8 year blight...great. George must have thought ...if that a'hole, loser, can get elected, why not me
Why it was dragged up....maybe for the same ******* reasons that well into GWB's second term, and years after he fiddled while Rome burned....your side of the aisle was still talking about Clinton getting some lip service......also relatively irrelevant, unless you are a Falwell faithful fanatic.

When you take over the board, then you can decide which posts you will allow, or which you reject....until then people will post what they want, and you have the option not to read them.
And until then, direct your posts at someone that gives a f**k about your own ankle biting...like the one that just drooled over this post of yours.

LWW
03-17-2010, 01:07 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Kissinger gave us OPEC and Nixon resigned in disgrace so this jealous ankle biting come from a couple losers. It is more interesting why anyone would dredge up such worthless comments about nothing particularly relevant. </div></div>

Doublethink in action my friend.

Nixon is absolutely useless as a source for anything ... until he makes a comment which furthers the far left agenda, unsourced and unverifiable no less. Then he is a paragon of credibility ... until the next moment when he is again a man who must never be believed.

Nixon was also an ardent arch enemy of Marxism/communism/socialism ... yet oddly we don't hear the left quote him on that topic?

LWW

wolfdancer
03-17-2010, 01:12 PM
you don't have to Google it....just trust me, I'm a doctor

eg8r
03-17-2010, 02:10 PM
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eg8r

Qtec
03-17-2010, 11:43 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Interesting comments, most likely taken out of context, but when did Nixon become an expert in your eyes?

Steve </div></div>


link (http://www.whitehousetapes.net/transcript/nixon/620-008)

Its just their opinion.

Q

Qtec
03-17-2010, 11:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> It is more interesting why anyone would dredge up such worthless comments about nothing particularly relevant. </div></div>

Actually I was reading this. LINK (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2010/03/out-crazying-nixon)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Out-crazying Nixon
[ 5 ] March 16, 2010 | davenoon

Kathy Olmsted has a fine list of standout moments in the clinical history of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Though we could toss a dart at the White House transcripts or select random audio excerpts and strike paydirt, it occurred to me that a few of Nixon’s recorded conversations take place with people who are considerably more insane than he is and who, against all possible odds, make Nixon appear grounded by comparison </div></div>

At the bottom of the page is this,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Three weeks later, Nixon described Reagan as “shallow” in a long and hilarious conversation with Kissinger. </div></div> with a link to the quote I posted.

Nobody is dredging up anything.


Q

wolfdancer
03-18-2010, 12:51 AM
some 20 years after the fact they were still wailing about Jimmy Carter...our last honest President, until 2008.
And how long did they focus on Monica as:
"Ate... (I always remember them saying Monica...ate, or Bill...ate)
She was the Goddess of Evil and Misfortune and also the personification of Infatuation - "the rash foolishness of blind impulse, usually caused by guilt and leading to retribution. She was, (surprise surprise) the daughter of Eris (see below) and Zeus. She was a temptress, and lead humans toward evil. She actually trapped Zeus once, but he would have none of that, and threw her (literally) off Olympus. She has sisters, the Litai (or Prayers), who follow her around and clean up her messes."

Qtec
03-18-2010, 11:24 AM
The simple fact is that Nixon and Kissinger just confirmed what everyone, who who is not a RW apologist, already knows....Reagan was an intellectual lightweight.

Q

hondo
03-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.

Priceless! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

hondo
03-18-2010, 05:39 PM
He was a tool for the Tri-Lateral Commish to destroy the middle class and trash the unions.

The beginning of the end.

Why middle class Republicans revere him is beyond me.

LWW
03-19-2010, 10:33 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why middle class Republicans revere him is beyond me. </div></div>

Because he led the way out of the darkness of the rubble left by the last Marxist-pacifist POTUS.

LWW

eg8r
03-19-2010, 11:53 AM
Well, maybe all of this true. However Obama is definitely not an intellectual lightweight and he has led this economy to almost 10% unemployment and he will be driving us up to $9trillion in debt all while telling us he will not create new debt.

eg8r