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Nixon: Thompson ‘Dumb as Hell’

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Posted on Oct 10, 2007
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President Richard Nixon’s White House tapes have truly become the political gift that keeps on giving, even after all these years.  Take this latest timely treat, for example, that ABC News’ indefatigable research team rooted out like keen-nosed truffle pigs:  In this clip, we’ll hear Nixon’s colorful take on “that kid” Fred Thompson, who clearly didn’t strike Tricky Dick as the sharpest tool in the shed.

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By rage, October 22, 2007 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment
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“Let’s evaluate some of Mr. Nixon’s other character assessments as far as his associates go:  Bebe Rebozo-a felon I understand; Gordon Liddy, a guy who ate a rat on purpose; Henry Kissinger, whom he called a “jewboy”; Nancy Reagan, his wife who consulted astrologers to set his schedule.  I’m not so sure that a negative evaluation from Mister Nixon is something anyone should be concerned about.”  #107158 by henje on 10/15 at 5:09 am

Ronny Ray Gun was married to that overbearing shrike Nancy the super shrill shrew, who consulted the charlatan Jeanne Dixon of Enquirer infamy to plan the Presidential week.

Tricky Dick Nixon was married to Patricia Nixon, who happened to be a lovely woman, and much better than he deserved. Her worst habit was smoking cigarettes. Pat Nixon was actually a sweetheart. Considering that she was married to a knucklehead as corrupt as that dick Nixon, the poor lady should have been permitted to toke weed openly in the White House Rose Garden.

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By henje, October 15, 2007 at 6:09 am Link to this comment
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Let’s evaluate some of Mr. Nixon’s other character assessments as far as his associates go:  Bebe Rebozo-a felon I understand; Gordon Liddy, a guy who ate a rat on purpose; Henry Kissinger, whom he called a “jewboy”; Nancy Reagan, his wife who consulted astrologers to set his schedule.  I’m not so sure that a negative evaluation from Mister Nixon is something anyone should be concerned about.

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By 'fredo, October 14, 2007 at 11:10 am Link to this comment
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P.T. suggests (and seems to know) that he was a high school athlete once so why couldn’t he have been halfway intelligent too? - maybe before his Republican Alzheimers?
Anything’s possible - and it’s easier than believing Tricky Dick ever spoke the truth!

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By mark, October 13, 2007 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment
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Yes Fred is dumber than s…, but still a step up.

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By DennisD, October 11, 2007 at 7:25 pm Link to this comment
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I’ll trust Nixon’s opinion on Thompson. Dick may have been a lot of things but stupid wasn’t one of them.

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By rage, October 11, 2007 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment
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“Obviously Nixon had never met little “W” who makes ‘ole Fred look like a Rhoades Scholar!  But who cares if Fred’s dumb as dirt or not, as he is a non-issue.” by Sharon Ash on 10/11 at 9:26 am

Rhodes’ Scholar, no. Road lizard, Ding! Ding! Ding! Computer says YES! At this time, I apologize to road lizards everywhere. This is not the Party that brought us the erudite debates of Lincoln and Douglas. These idiot Repug analogies give poor little road lizards a reputation worse than the one newts suffer because Gingrich won’t go by Newton in public.

Chimperor Cokehead McFlightsuit was busy going AWOL once drug testing of all military personnel became mandetory during the Nixon reign of terror. Junior went right from being cravenly AWOL disasterously into being the unchallenged king dry-hole-drilling, gaining himself the infamy of being the greatest business failure in the history of the state of Texas, all with a gazillion bucks worth of Poppy’s encouragement. So, Nixon, sad to say, never endured the agony of crossing professional paths with Junior. Alas, Nixon had his hands full keeping away from Poppy and the CIA with that Plumbers issue over at the Watergate. Meanwhile, as if Tricky Dickey didn’t have enough to do to stay ahead of Congressional investigators out to skin him alive, along lumbers this self-serving jerk from Tennessee, presuming to help out the endangered Presidency in what has become his trademark lazy stupid suspicious way of making folks hate him and irritating people.

America might have brought down two scandalous vultures with one well-catapulted stone had we allowed Nixon to kill Freddy, and consequently put Nixon away for the murder. Instead, the never incarcerated Nixon died of old age, forcing us to resist the urge to euthanize a demented cataleptic irritant who presumes himself to be enough of a character actor to play the role of President in 2008.

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By Sharon Ash, October 11, 2007 at 10:26 am Link to this comment
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Obviously Nixon had never met little “W” who makes ‘ole Fred look like a Rhoades Scholar!  But who cares if Fred’s dumb as dirt or not, as he is a non-issue.

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By thomas billis, October 11, 2007 at 8:59 am Link to this comment
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We have a religious test. We have had a gender test. Why not an intelligence test?Nothing too difficult maybe trying to put round blocks into round holes.It probably would have eliminated the current occuppant of the White House and we would all be the better for it.

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By P. T., October 10, 2007 at 11:25 pm Link to this comment

I saw the ABC News report the other day, but I am not sure that they were first.  I had seen the story elsewhere; it may have been an Associated Press report.  The first report that I saw also talked about how Thompson, star of his high school football team, feigned injury during a game to get the school’s rooters in a state of concern about him.

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By boggs, October 10, 2007 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment

All you had to do to confirm that Nixon was right was watch the debate last nite.
That guy doesn’t have a clue!
Surely the american people wouldn’t do that again, would they? Elect another idiot?
Oh God, we could be in for another four years of pure hell.

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By don knutsen, October 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment

what ! You mean to say that intellegence is a requirement for the presidency? Please say it ain’t so. Just when we were all getting comfortable with a president on par with the intellect of KoKo the gorilla. If the presidency is nothing more then the ultimate lobby extension for big buisness, then why would we need anyone who can think for themselves ? wouldn’t that just get in the way ?

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By rage, October 10, 2007 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment
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The good news is Ugly Freddy managed to remain awake and reasonably alert without drooling for his first debate. Mitt Griswold even scored bonus points at his expense, proving he offered up info sure to provide comics and pundits with useful ammunition with which to blast the elephant herd for a week. Ugly Freddy served a niche purpose well that, until this debate, had been exclusively served that well by the current President. Thus, Ugly Freddy proved himself to be at least as Presidential as Chimperor McFlightsuit.

The bad news is that we’re forced to agree with Richard Milhouse Nixon. Ugly Freddy really is as dumb as a brick. All his responses frighteningly reminded right wing conservatives that this mindless codger’s odd strain of Alzheimers is only going to worsen with the passage of time. He is definitely not the sage uniting savior about whom the America right can feel confident making those important red-button war decisions. Alas, Ugly Freddy proved himself to be as Presidential as Chimperor McFlightsuit.

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