I hear what you are saying & it is logical BUT even tho Nixon was a paranoid SOB, what IF, these were cases examples of compromise & cooperation instead of a 'My way or the highway' insistence & hard headedness? OR knowing what vetoes may have been over ridden and then even backroom 'trades' beyond the media? Such dealing goes on undeniably & secrecy usually serves all parties involved. And politicians & lawyers (many politicians are lawyers) wonder why they are held in such low public esteem!<quoted text>the Conservatives call & consider both Nixon and Bush Liberals which I have to agree because both were promoting big Government agenda and another complaint by the Conservatives was that during Bush's 8 years as president he didnt veto a single Bill. which is true and Medicare Part D should have been vetoed but the Liberals on the Right call it Compassionate Conservatism.
They are wordsmiths that talk without saying much, they ride fences so to speak to often get 51% of the vote, that's all that they need to keep their powerful but cushie jobs, term after term.
They 'work', dine, travel, socialize, get medical care, & even 'vacation' on the taxpayers dime. Sort of like the taxpayer being a John(s) & politicians being hookers, we all get screwed!
Term limits may be a solution. But that's another topic.