Who Was a Bigger Fuckup: Nixon or Bush?
Ordinarily, even considering what a sinister rat fuck Nixon was, the kind of Republican that would make actual sinister rats start calling their lawyers to file slander suits, ordinarily this would be, like Bush, a nobrainer. Yet, this is a debate that seems to be raging on my own Buzzflash.net link to my last post. Here's most of the opening comment that started this debate that, you would think, would never have to be held.
Listen people, Nixon was a far worse monster than Bush (who is mostly just an idiot) and Kissinger was and is a far worse monster than Cheney (who is also more an idiot than anything). Yet, despite the carnage those demon-possessed walking horrors caused in Asia, Latin America and the US (constitutional and economic carnage), the Nixon era remains one of the most progressive eras in US history (a fact that is telling in itself). Why? The Congress actually acted like the primary branch of government, as the Constitution intends it to be. Today's Congress is nothing but a pack of sychophants.
Now, let me point out this guy's no rightwinger or Bush apologist. He's a regular reader of mine on Buzzflash. He'd even given me a positive buzz for this article. Still this has left me scratching my head. Others have followed. So here's my response:
That's a curious historical appraisal, of Nixon being worse than Bush.
HST had the last word on this in one of his final articles for ROLLING STONE: He said that Nixon would be branded a liberal if he ran for President in 2004. The reason he'd written this is because he reminded us that Nixon, in his memoirs, said that if you want to end war, simply take the profit out of it.
Even Kerry and Gore never said that. Neither had Obama or Hillary. Yes, Nixon, the guy who fueled Vietnam for another five and a half years, said profits and war were inextricably entwined and could easily be mutually eliminated through mere separation (Yeah, I know, but it's nice to dream).
So I think it's extraordinarily amusing that anyone would think that a guy who'd bugged Dem National HQ is worse than a dry drunk Bozo who'd bugged an entire nation with the complicity of private industry by conspicuous relief.