HE WANTED TO ABORT OBAMA!  2:52 pm June 23, 2009

by Jim Newell

  • NEW INSANE NIXON TAPES: Uh oh, the National Archives has released another 150 hours of tape from the Nixon Administration! THESE ARE ALWAYS INSPIRING. What did he think about abortion hmm? “‘There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,’ he told an aide, before adding: ‘Or a rape.’” Eh, rape is questionable; best to just save it for the mulattoes. [NYT]

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user-of-owls June 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Exactly what administration was in power when Hopey was born??

President Beeblebrox June 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm


- Richard Milhous Nixon

tunamelt June 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

To be fair, I bet that a lot of anti-abortion activists are okay with with Nixon’s believe minus the rape.

Jim Newell June 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

[re=345478]user-of-owls[/re]: Lincoln. Don’t you read the newspapers?

Internally valid June 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

This must be that common ground Obama has been talking about.

magic titty June 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Richard Milhous Nixon: The Original Wingnut

user-of-owls June 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

[re=345485]Jim Newell[/re]: I thought Abe was his dad. Also, you told us we can’t read newspapers anymore, remember?

ManchuCandidate June 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Kennedy. Just missed Noxin by 5 years or so.

Not cool, Dicky. Anyone who wants to abort mulattoes like Halle Berry is one pure evil dude.

NoWireHangers June 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Wow, just when you thought you knew all the things that made Nixon one of our greatest American assholes, you learn something new.

tunamelt June 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Incidentally, you know those like Sesame Street children’s books where you push the button and get to hear a little sound bite of Elmo or a car horn that goes with the story?

I want one of those for American history with mostly clips from the Nixon administration.

Baseproduct June 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

This is all a Lieberal conspiracy to smear the memory and great legacy of R.M. “Dick” Nixon. Without his brave Ping-Ponging, our great nation wouldn’t have the consumer goods or quality of life it has now. Also debt.

problemwithcaring June 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Nixon is often called our most liberal prez. Evidence of his distaste for Dairy Queen milk-based frozen drinks really reinforces that.

AnnieGetYourFun June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Giving birth to a cookie would be more fun and delicious than giving birth to a child.

Carrie_Okie June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

So Dick was more racist but also more librul. Abortion, we do it for the eugenics.

nappyduggs June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

[re=345497]problemwithcaring[/re]: Also the explotation of those DAMNED ubiquitous cookies @ the Starbucks cash register.

Hooray For Anything June 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Whenever you start to think George W was the biggest dick in the White House, something comes out about Tricky Dick to show who the biggest dick was.

shortsshortsshorts June 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Is saddlebacking between a white and black acceptable?

Mr Blifil June 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm


Extemporanus June 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Jeez. How much footage did Oliver Stone shoot for that [EXPLETIVE DELETED] movie, anyway? Can’t the studio just release it all at once as part of a Super [EXPLETIVE DELETED] Duper Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray DVD Director’s [EXPLETIVE DELETED] Cut, or something?

SayItWithWookies June 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Ronald Reagan “heartily approved” of the Saturday Night Massacre. Who knew he was an imperialist, authoritarian, anti-democratic dolt? Oh, wait.

Serolf Divad June 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

OMFG…. just… OMFG!

user-of-owls June 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

[re=345495]Baseproduct[/re]: Damn straight. That’s why they have a secret shrine devoted to Milhous in the corporate headquarters of Walmart.

jetjaguar June 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Nobody cares about Nixon anymore, I want the GW/Cheney tapes.

Extemporanus June 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

[re=345506]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: If your name’s Rick Warren, you can saddleback a Lincoln Towncare and get away with it.

4tehlulz June 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Maybe he was talking about these guys from Star Trek; I have to admit that could be a problem.

user-of-owls June 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

[re=345491]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Oh sure…if you go by the FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE!11!

tunamelt June 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm

[re=345513]jetjaguar[/re]: Those are going to be so good and by good I mean disheartening and sad.

AnnieGetYourFun June 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This is seriously going to ruin my ability to defend Nixon at all in my yearly turn as Devil’s Advocate at the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s fun to watch my mother’s forehead veins begin to pulsate. Alas, it is my one wish that all of the white will be bred out of the human race by the year 2067.

ManchuCandidate June 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm

No you don’t. I’ve heard that’s it’s just 500 hours of Two Dudes, One Cup.

4tehlulz June 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm

[re=345520]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: There’s always the EPA, I guess.

ManchuCandidate June 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I’ve always wondered, if a black/white and white/black bred then would their kid be gray?

keepinitrealyo June 23, 2009 at 3:20 pm

He WASN’T messing with Frost’s head! He really was concerned that he might have done some fornicating the night before!

WadISay June 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

And just to end the suspense, the 18-1/2 minute gap does not include Nixon, Haldeman and Erlichman singing Kum-bay-ya.

Double Scorpion June 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

[re=345478]user-of-owls[/re]: in 1961 Nnamdi Azikiwe was the president of Nigeria, so I will say the CIA was in power.

shortsshortsshorts June 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm

[re=345526]keepinitrealyo[/re]: Nixon had a constant case of whiskey dick, so that isn’t possible. The man drank like Hemingway and talked like a pro-wrestler.

TGY June 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Not even Checkers would approve of this shit.

dijetlo June 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I thought we didn’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore?

Cicada June 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

[re=345502]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: mmmm..delicious mulatto vagina cookies.

Doglessliberal June 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

[re=345520]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: when I look around this area (DC Metro) I think you might get your wish soon, and it is lovely. There is every shade in the spectrum, every naitionality in the world represented. Metro is like a United Nations meeting. You can go in any direction and get Thai, Ethiopian, Afghan, Burmese food. Then, I go see my S Jersey and SE PA relatives for a big family function, and the white is blinding, and the place is thick with Republicans and racists. Unless there are some unaborted black/white rape babies on the horizon (my rellies not going to touch a brown person with a ten-foot pole), that branch of my family is not going to help you get your wish.

Min June 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm

One word says it all…


FormerDCite June 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Unfortunately there are many people out there who want to retroactively abort Obama. Most of them are unhinged uneducated white folks, ( which describes 99% of the FAUX nooze talking heads and viewers.)

Georgia Burning June 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Nixon now, more than ever!

Slogan still works. Even with Cheney providing guidance, GW couldn’t quite hit the level of the evil master!

Manos: Hands of Fate June 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

[re=345488]magic titty[/re]: More of your standard paranoid, hateful asshole really.

nappyduggs June 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

And by holy decree of the Great Barack Hussein Obama, all Mandingo warriors are encouraged to venture forth with Courvoisier and the pimp game in order to create a superior race of Blites. Wow. That’s a word you get when you smash “black” and “white” together. Oh dear.

forgracie June 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm

[re=345478]user-of-owls[/re]: Kennedy. But wouldn’t Tricky Dick be suprised today!

Capitol Hillbilly June 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

God I miss that man.

orange June 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm

anything about quadroons?

you June 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm

when you have a black and a white OR a rape? you mean nixon actually thought there could be a distinction? wow, i learn something new everyday from teh internets.

totoro June 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm

The title of the NYT article becomes pretty shocking after you read the article. Those raving lefties obviously wanted to let the world know that Nixon was a raging white-supremacist sociopath but that title got pruned down somehow. It somehow sheds new light on his enthusiastic incineration Vietnamese and Cambodian children by B-52 too. Also good to know that Ronnie was right there behind Nixon in supporting the overthrow of our government. I think it’s called treason.

Mr Blifil June 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm

[re=345545]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: True, Nixon was not a wingnut. Wingnut’s emerged after Nixon had been discredited as a lying, scum-sucking racist cunt. Wingnuts were the folks who went about the business of trying to repair the damage. It only took them about six years to get Reagan in place, and that’s when the real doubling-down on crazy began.

WhatTheHeck June 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm

NIxon/Reagan 2012.
Republicans last great white hope.

ph7 June 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm

You know, you gotta love the best anti-semite, paranoid, racist Quaker that ever opened up China.

I may wear socks at the beach this weekend in his honor.

Accordion-o-rama June 23, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I’m probably headed to hell for defending someone as vile as Nixon, but I assumed when I heard the quote was he was talking about the situation white wives who, after a an affair
with a black man, risk being beaten up or killed by the husbands (since it would be clear the baby wasn’t his). Nixon was a racist, but I don’t think he really advocated abortions for all mixed race pregnancies. On the other hand, if someone were to unearth a Nixon quote specifically to that effect, I’d probably believe it.

AxmxZ June 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Tricky Dick’s tricksy-sense was tingling, but alas, 47th trimester was much too late to abort.

Kev-O-Tron June 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Seeing as Pat Buchanan was his speechwriter I”m not the least bit surprised by this.

d4g33z June 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

At another point [Nixon] said, “It may be they have a death wish. You know that’s been the problem with our Jewish friends for centuries.”

Oh, that’s it!

shellyboo98 June 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm

[re=345590]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: So he’s not against ALL interracial babies. Just you know…the illegitimate ones.

Kind of like when he said most Jews were disloyal…it was ok cuz he qualified it?

sezme June 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Prescient, wasn’t he, the old Quaker-cracker!

magic titty June 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

[re=345585]ph7[/re]: this probably shouldn’t have made me laugh as much as it did. or maybe it should have. thank you.

magic titty June 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm

[re=345545]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: But he lit the flame, did he not?

Accordion-o-rama June 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

[re=345657]shellyboo98[/re]: No, pro-choice is not the same as pro-abortion. I think he’s taking a sympathetic stance toward mothers in precarious circumstances, as mentioned above. I read his use of “necessary” as meaning it’s necessary to make the abortion option available (because of potentially dire maternal circumstances), not that it’s necessary the abortion must happen. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think the more ominous, genocidal reading is not justified by the present quotation. That said, I’d be happy to change my mind based on additional information, should someone provide it.

problemwithcaring June 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm

[re=345590]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: Nixon most likely meant what he said. He was a big believer in racial purity. Black nationalism (he supported Black universities, Black banks and affirmative action) is mainly where he and civil right leaders like Whitney Young found common ground.

Also, fears that integration would lead to wide-spread, society-crumbling miscegenation were pretty much as main-stream then as irrational fears about dangerous Gitmo detainee wreaking havoc on US soil are now.

J-Man June 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

[re=345478]user-of-owls[/re]: I’m going with Jomo Kenyatta. Or Sukarno.
[re=345548]nappyduggs[/re]: Would you prefer Whacks?

Accordion-o-rama June 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm

[re=345686]problemwithcaring[/re]: “Meant what he said” ignores that language is ambiguous and context sensitive. We both think we “meant what he said”.

I appreciate your info regarding Black nationalism, but the genocidal interpretation of the quote strikes me as being in entirely another league, racism-wise. Wikipedia’s article on him notes “Nixon sought a middle way between the segregationist George C. Wallace and liberal Democrats, whose support of integration was alienating some Southern white Democrats”. This may just be power politics at work, but it does not strike me as consistent with the extreme genocidal world view you’re attributing to him. Are you aware of any public statements he made supporting a genocidal world view? I’ve looked up some quote pages and they strike me as run-of-the-mill, Archie Bunker sort of bigot, no more.

Chet Kincaid June 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm

[re=345599]AxmxZ[/re]: Kudos for the display of math skills. “But Mr. Nixon, what if the fetus is a POTUS?” The irony is scrumptious!

IslandGirlFL June 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm

[re=345528]Double Scorpion[/re]: um. KENYA, dude. Also.

IslandGirlFL June 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm

[re=345575]Mr Blifil[/re]: “doubling down on crazy since 1980″ the new Republican slogan!!!

Lascauxcaveman June 23, 2009 at 6:56 pm

[re=345542]Min[/re]: Ol’ Tricky Dicky sorta invented the whole Republican-as-hateful-monster thing didn’t he?

You go back through history and you find:

Eisenhower -> decent, beloved guy, warned us about the Military Industrial Complex
Hoover -> Mildly corrupt, sorta incompetent but not a terrible person
Harding -> Ditto.
Coolidge -> Softspoken, shy, maybe a bit lazy
Taft -> fun loving, obese
Teddy Roosevelt -> Loved camping, hunting, busting the big business ‘trusts’

…and so all the way back to Lincoln who was actually pretty awesome.

Most of our really awful presidents before Nixon were Dems and Whigs or somesuch, weren’t they?

Lascauxcaveman June 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

[re=345548]nappyduggs[/re]: a superior race of Blites. Wow. That’s a word you get when you smash “black” and “white” together.

If I was a mixed breed person, I’d ask my peeps to call me a “Wigger.” That’d be so dope.

problemwithcaring June 23, 2009 at 7:29 pm

[re=345730]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: Are you aware of any public statements he made supporting a genocidal world view?

Oh gosh, – well, fuck me, Accordion. Neither of us can read this dead man’s mind, so I am not challenging you. I just wrote that irrational “fears…of miscegenation” were pretty common in Nixon’s day. I am not saying he – or other racists like him – thought this racists paranoia all the way to through to its ultimate genocidal conclusions.

You were defending his comment as some sort of concern for white ladies at “risk being beaten up or killed by the husbands,” right? I am not familiar with his wiki page, so I can’t speak to the accuracy of that. But there is plenty of evidence that the anti-integrationist ethos that informed 99% of all Nixon’s civil rights policy was largely informed by a belief that all the problems between the races stemmed from race-mixing. And therefore it is highly likely that – he meant what the fuck he said. (For quotes – well, you got me. I ain’t a Paultard, so I don’t carry around my bibliography, but try Ehrlichman, “Witness to Power” and Kotlowski’s “Nixon and His Civil Rights.” Those sound like books that would have shit like that in them.)

And now that I am forever banned for being hideously unfunny, I hope you feel better about aiding Nixon in marginalizing yet another minority.

octupletsmom June 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

That’s why Hopey can’t come up with his birth certificate. He had to be secretly born, and hidden away from the Nixonites.

Pizzuti June 23, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Just remember that Karl Rove’s first work was trying to elect Richard Nixon.

Also, Dianne Sawyer worked for Nixon!

lumpenprole June 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm

The great thing about the multigenerational, epic vomit of Nixon tapes is that it makes me think that there is a God. Not a God who loves us, but one that is still kinda fond of us. So, every once in a while, Nixon ruins himself all over again.

CthuNHu June 24, 2009 at 2:26 am

[re=345493]tunamelt[/re]: OMG WANT THIS!!

Even more, I want the “Tickle Me Dick” doll that plays random, but mainly obscene, clips from the White House tapes when you caress it just so. Better yet: the same thing, but trapped in the body of a Hello Kitty doll. Ooh, or Hannah Montana.

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