By Bob Barney
Before Trump, there was Richard Nixon. There are very few names that draw the ire of liberals more than Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. The absolutely hate their guts. The question I have is why? What is it about Richard Nixon or Donald Trump that they hate so much? I am going to devote a very few short paragraphs on what could be the reasons they are hated so much by liberals.
Wage and Price Freeze:
Inflation was beginning to raise its ugly head in 1972. The Vietnam war was winding down, and the economy was in trouble. Nixon, a man most conservatives of the day hated, implemented a wage and price freeze in a vain effort to stop the inflationary spiral. It was pure Keynesian economics, something liberals to this day believe in and a view that conservatives hate. It has proven to be a dismal failure, which I believe Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy both proved. When faced with the economic woe of inflation, Nixon did not go the Kennedy route of slower taxes and supply side economics, he followed the liberal line started by the British economist John Maynard Keynes during the Great Depression in his 1936 book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Keynesian economists often argue that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes which require active policy responses by the public sector, in particular, monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government, in order to stabilize output over the business cycle. Keynesian economics advocates a mixed economy – predominantly private sector, but with a role for government intervention during recessions. Keynesian economics served as the standard economic model in the developed nations during the later part of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war economic expansion (1945–1973), though it lost some influence following the oil shock and resulting stagflation of the 1970s. The advent of the financial crisis of 2007–08 caused a resurgence in Keynesian thought, which continues as new Keynesian economics.
Nixon was quite liberal in his view of economy. The hated "conservative" Nixon behaved more like Barack Obama, than Ronald Reagan.... Obviously, Nixon's economic policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....
Probably no war in the history of America was more hated by the public than the Viet Nam war. Liberals especially hated it and marched on the streets against it. The nation was in turmoil and the war was adding to the turbidity of the times. Nixon, like Barack Obama, ran on ending the war. Unlike Obama, who has not yet ended the wars in the middle east after 8 years, Nixon kept his promise and virtually ended the war in his first 4 years. Obviously, Nixon's Viet Nam policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....
Liberals have forever warned that capitalist America was going to ruin the environment and destroy the world. In the 1970's, the worry was actually GLOBAL COOLING! Liberals wanted the government to get involved. Conservatives did not want this, as they knew that the government can do almost anything right. Nixon again sided with the liberals and formed the notorious EPA, which has wrecked havoc on American Industry... Obviously, Nixon's environmental policies cannot be the reasons liberals hate him....
Up until Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, I would say that most liberals claimed that they hated Richard Nixon because of his criminal acts in Watergate. Early in the morning of June 17, 1972, several burglars were arrested inside the office of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), located in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. They were looking into to ties between the communist (in Cuba) and the Democratic party. It's amazing how even then, the democrats were filled with communist and communist money! Most historians admit they are not sure whether Nixon knew about the Watergate espionage operation before it happened, he took steps to cover it up afterwards, raising “hush money” for the burglars, trying to stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from investigating the crime, destroying evidence and firing uncooperative staff members. In August 1974, after his role in the Watergate conspiracy had finally come to light, the president resigned.
Nixon, as it turned out did nothing to coverup his problem compared to Obama and Hillary Clinton. In the greatest irony of the entire affair, Hillary As a 27 years old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman for unethical behavior. When asked why Hillary Rodham was fired, Zeifman said in an interview, “Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer, she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the Committee, and the rules of confidentiality.” I realized that the main stream media has reported this.
Carl Bernstein—half of the reporting duo that helped exposethe Watergate scandal in 1972—went on CNN to volunteer an observation about Hillary Clinton's failure to release the transcripts of her paid speaking gigs at Wall Street firms. "Now, you've got a situation with these transcripts," he said, "a little like Richard Nixon and his tapes that he stonewalled and wouldn't release."
"Whoa, whoa," interrupted CNN anchor Poppy Harlow. "I mean, your investigation brought down a presidency. You know scandal."
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