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    Was Nixon a socialist?

    Since Nixon had proposed a health care plan even more expansive than Obama's, does that mean he was a socialist?

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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    No of course he wasn't a socialist. "Socialist" is code for he's-a-Dem-and-I-don't-like-that-and-WAAH-WAAH-WAAH,-it-doesn't-sound-so-awful-to-point-out-that-he-wants-to-raise-the-tax-rate-3%-or-whatever,-so-let's-just-call-him-a-"socialist"-because-it-will-make-people-think-of-Stalin.
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    By today's standards Nixon was a huge liberal
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Since Nixon had proposed a health care plan even more expansive than Obama's, does that mean he was a socialist?
    Certainly indicative of his general leftism, yes.

    Hate to be the one breaking bad news to you, but Nixon was a leftist in just about everything except national defense. Nixon actually thought (gasp!) the nation should be defended.

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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Ah yes, I thought I remembered all the Republicans protesting him, calling him a socialist, and carrying signs showing him with a Hitler mustache.

    I mean, I must, otherwise surely these people would all be hypocrites, right?
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Ah yes, I thought I remembered all the Republicans protesting him, calling him a socialist, and carrying signs showing him with a Hitler mustache.

    I mean, I must, otherwise surely these people would all be hypocrites, right?
    What? I thought Nixon was a Republican?
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Did Nixon's plan tax people's eyeballs out and make it a crime not to have health insurance?
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did Nixon's plan tax people's eyeballs out and make it a crime not to have health insurance?
    Can you cite the part in which Obama's plan forced people to have health insurance or they would be admonished?

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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did Nixon's plan tax people's eyeballs out and make it a crime not to have health insurance?
    Can you explain which part of taxation is socialist?
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    Re: Was Nixon a socialist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Since Nixon had proposed a health care plan even more expansive than Obama's, does that mean he was a socialist?
    He was a pretty bad guy in my opinion.

    I don't care if he was a socialist or not.
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