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Sat May 30, 2020, 10:41 PM

I was too young to remember, did Nixon address protesters or ignore/incite a la Twitler?

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Reply I was too young to remember, did Nixon address protesters or ignore/incite a la Twitler? (Original post)
Roland99 May 2020 OP
Aristus May 2020 #1
MaryMagdaline May 2020 #2
Chipper Chat May 2020 #3
JI7 May 2020 #4
Roland99 May 2020 #5
Stallion May 2020 #6
pecosbob May 2020 #7
lastlib May 2020 #8
Jarqui May 2020 #9
Dan May 2020 #10
captain queeg May 2020 #11
bobbieinok May 2020 #12
Roland99 Jun 2020 #13

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:44 PM

1. He had a rather bizarre encounter with Vietnam War protestors at the Lincoln Memorial once.

He was in his 'drunken, wandering the halls of the White House talking to the paintings' phase of his Presidency.

On a whim he convinced the Secret Service to accompany him to the Lincoln Memorial one night. He encountered a bunch of protestors against the Cambodian incursion and proceeded to have the verbal equivalent of walking on the beach in a suit and wingtips with the young people.

He remained his usual socially tone-deaf self throughout...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:44 PM

2. He called the Kent state kids "bums"

But he also walked out in the middle of the night to speak to anti-war protesters.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:46 PM

3. Noxon was concerned.

Supossedly one night he sneaked out of the White House and went to the Lincoln memorial to talk with the protestors of the Vietnam war. Drove the secret service crazy.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:47 PM

4. Southern STrategy

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:51 PM

5. Thanks everyone

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 10:55 PM

6. To get elected he had a Triumphant Parade through Streets of Chicago

....a few weeks after the Democratic Convention

Law and Order

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:01 PM

7. Not an overt kind of guy...I think he followed the J. Edgar Hoover playbook

His man Haldeman was responsible for the first case of government astroturfing I ever witnessed in the Hard Hat Riots.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:01 PM

8. In 1968, he ran on a "law-and-order" platform.....

which was code for "suppress the blacks, feminists, peaceniks, and anybody else who tried to upset the social pecking order with rich old white men at the top."

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:16 PM

9. Nixon claimed he "had nothing to hide"

A number of the protests, including the one I was in, involved streaking to emphasize we did not believe his claim of "nothing to hide"

So he 'incited' that.

He blew off war protesters as a "vocal minority" vs his "silent majority" who he claimed supported the war.

Another example was by his actions: he escalated the Vietnam war, which was already being protested, by bombing Cambodia and invading Cambodia & Laos. Those actions triggered more protests. He initiated the draft lottery and that got protested.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 11:31 PM

10. Laughter, I hadn't thought about that in a long time but

What Nixon did - to promote Law&Order was to say that he had the Great Silence Majority on his side!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 12:08 AM

11. On the other hand he did a cameo on Rowan and Martin's Laugh In

Which was pretty surprising. I guess he had a little sense of humor. Trump has none

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #11)

Sun May 31, 2020, 12:51 AM

12. One of many celebs, politicians who did the 'sock it to me ' brief appearance---on youtube

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 01:43 AM

13. Saw this tonight...

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