tylerpierce (tylerpierce) wrote,

Call me demon but I'm an angel

One thing I cannot fathom is why people still seem so upset at Richard Nixon. The man's been dead for years, and with him any decent hope for progressivism in the White House for nearly two decades. The RNC's rejection of a moderate foreign policy (compare Detente under Nixon to "Evil Empire" under Reagan) is at the roots of the numerous small foreign wars fought or backed since.

I find it particularly loathsome from the Baby Boomers, who practically trampled themselves to keep Nixon in office in 1972, and now pretend it didn't happen. Unsurprisingly, many of these people now distance themselves similarly from Reagan.
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