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Was Nixon a socialist?

Was Nixon a socialist?

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    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • No

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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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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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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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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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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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Did Nixon's plan tax people's eyeballs out and make it a crime not to have health insurance?
 
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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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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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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.
You do know Nixon cut and ran from Vietnam, don't you?
 

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He was a conservative. Today the Democrats are the conservatives, the Greens are the liberals, and the Republicans are the fascists.
Democrats are statist, economic authoritarians
 

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He was a conservative. Today the Democrats are the conservatives, the Greens are the liberals, and the Republicans are the fascists.
Proving once again that many people who bandy about the word "fascists" haven't the slightest clue what the word means.:roll:
 
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We've never had a socialist president ...

Right?
 

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Health insurance didn't get crazy expensive till about 1990. It triple in just a few years.
 

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He was more of a statist, really.
 

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You do realize your arguing with a troll right?
No. In order for there to be an argument the troll would actually have to argue the meaning of the word with me. It would be pointless as there is only one meaning, but that particular word gets thrown about a lot by people as informed as to what it means as Luna Tick, who appears to be aptly named.:lol:
 

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Obamas health care plan is affordable for everybody, not expansive.
 

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

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Did Nixon's plan tax people's eyeballs out and make it a crime not to have health insurance?
The top marginal rate while Nixon was in office was 70%. Yes, thats a 70% income tax rate on any income over 200,000 dollars a year.

It astounds me how ignorant many hardcore conservatives are of history. You guys throw around the terms fascism, socialism, and communism, yet you have no idea what those systems really are and what they really entail. Its just something to paint those you disagree with. Its really a slap in the face to people that did have to live under communism and fascism that you guys throw those terms around like you do.
 
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