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Quote of the Day || May 21, 2013

“Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I’m nothing like Nixon.”

– Barack Obama

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

15 Responses to Quote of the Day || May 21, 2013

  1. By today’s standards, Nixon would not be considered a “crook”!

    We weep for America!

    Not a Dem; Not a Republican

  2. Nixon didn’t need a teleprompter. Zero will need one with the words “I AM NOT A CROOK” written out for him to read.

  3. MrNixon wasn’t a complete failure. He stopped the VietNam war the only way to get us out of a war we couldn’t win, and opened trade relations with China.

    Of course, arguments could be made that if we didn’t have relations with China, our government wouldn’t have had anyone to borrow money from that allowed us to go so deep in debt.

    • I always say that Nixon, if there hadn’t have been Watergate, would have been a very good President, even a great one. He is a tragic figure because of the flaws of his personality, maybe even clinical paranoia. I’ll bet that losing the 1960 election to dead people voting in Chicago contributed to Watergate.

    • Sure, he ended the war, told the American people we got all the POW’s out of Vietnam but failed to mention all the men we left behind in Laos and Cambodia. Took us off the gold standard and tied our dollar to the Saudis and oil.

      Up till now, Nixon edged out LBJ as the worst prez in my life, but Obama is resetting the bar so low Nixon is starting to look good.

  4. RMN:”Spiro! What is that on my shoe?”
    SA:”Dick, it looks like something from Chicago!”

    Not really a quote!
    Just for the record, I was in the early years of my miserable broadcast career in 1970 and 1971 and had occasion to interview both RMN(twice) and SA(once) in Kansas City. Both situations were clusters. Mr. Nixon was friendly, warm and gracious both times, Mr. Agnew was not.
    It was either the occasion of Mr. Agnew’s visit that Pres. Truman was hospitalized at Brookside Medical Research Center where he was always taken for any medical attention. The newsies always staffed BMRC as much as possible on such occasions, but none of us ever actually saw HST. We did have pretty good relationships with medical staff and could get a tip or two. The story that circulated was that Mr. Agnew paid a courtesy visit, but when HST was told the V-P was there, he reportedly said:”I don’t want to see the son-of-a-b****!” Not sure, but it was in character for HST.

  5. Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I’m *nothing* and that’s why I am called the ‘zero’.

    A note from our attorneys: They’re not real either, they’re from the DOJ.

    • p.s. Follow up to Obama’s bilateral meeting with the president of Myanmar.

      “I also shared with President Sein our deep concern about communal violence that has been directed at Muslim communities inside Myanmar. The displacement of people, the violence directed towards them needs to stop,” Obama said.

    • Are you living in my head AZ. Just yesterday I told my neighbors, “I never thought I’d live long enough to call Nixon Saint Richard.”

  6. Of course Obama is nothing like Nixon…he’s trickier, more devious and doesn’t leave his fingerprints on anything. Nixon blew it with his tapes. Obama’s ‘tapes,’ otherwise known as V. Jarrett, will never be played or entered into evidence.

    • You bring up an excellent point–with all these scandals going on, every time I hear about them, the first person I think of is VJ–her grubby paws are all over each and everyone of these atrocities!

  7. Of course he isn’t. Nixon had enough sense to know to resign when his mis-steps were made public. Good, bad or ugly, at least Nixon knew when enough was enough. Scandal after scandal and Obama hides behind a shield of ignorance.