Richard Nixon sometimes spoke like a classic anti-Semite in the White House, yet saved Israel. He made some racist remarks, yet he desegregated the public schools of the South and institutionalized affirmative action. He was a conservative who signed more social welfare legislation than any president except LBJ and FDR.
Well now, voting for Nixon really helped out the "silent majority," didn't it? The amusing thing is when Watergate broke out, the leftists whose policies Nixon promoted attacked him and drove him from office, while the conservative sheeple betrayed by Nixon on a constant basis defended him. Some things never change.