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  • I Want to Talk About Stopping Impeachment

    10/17/2019 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 73 replies
    self | 10/17/19 | Jim Noble
    I am lately struck by the similarities between the machinations that removed Nixon and what is going on now. We are all so indoctrinated about "Watergate" that we rarely remark on the oddity of a man who won 60% of the popular vote and >500 electoral votes being successfully subverted and eventually forced out by an alliance of the Deep State (CIA, FBI), the media, and especially the Congress. But it IS very odd that it happened, whatever we all may think now, we may all be missing the main story, and since the very same players (CIA, FBI), media,...
  • Why Is the Deep State So Angry about Syria?

    10/16/2019 5:30:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 52 replies
    The Duran ^ | October 16, 2019 | Steve Brown
    Considering that the United States largely created the fiasco in Syria beginning in earnest in 2011, it is difficult to consider the Kurds as a US ally, when the US placed the Kurds in harms way by inciting them versus America’s own NATO ally in 2011. Israel has been at war with Syria since 1948. Period. Full stop. It has been at war over the Golan, West Bank, southern Lebanon, and Shebaa Farms, where no peace agreement or armistice has ever been signed or accomplished between Israel and Syria. During this time, the hegemonic power behind Syria’s war has primarily...
  • Trump’s presidency was rotten from the start. It’s time we cleanse the White House.

    10/12/2019 6:31:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2019 | Donna F. Edwards
    The House is on fire. And with each passing day, Donald Trump defiles the office of the president. If only past defrocked presidents could provide a roadmap for this firestorm. Andrew Johnson fought impeachment vigorously and survived removal, but never won reelection. Richard Nixon got in the way of justice, but eventually bowed to the rule of law, accepting his asterisk in the annals of history and resigning before certain removal. Bill Clinton expressed contrition, went on to complete his presidency with high approval ratings and has remained a popular former president. If you care about democracy, the rule of...
  • Tales of Impeachment: Richard Nixon and Donald Trump

    10/06/2019 9:35:12 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 25 replies
    Self | Oct 6, 2019 | Self
    When Richard Nixon took office in 1969, the Left was somewhat new to the art of attempting to remove a president from office but they had some real advantages: they had all of the media on their side (only three TV networks and all or most of the newspapers) and they had a fully mature organization formed to help our North Vietnamese enemy to win.The Leftists hated Nixon with every ounce of passion in them: Nixon made his mark as a Congressman by taking down the Communist operative in the State Department, Alger Hiss and defeating the Left’s darling, Helen...
  • Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers (Barf)

    10/02/2019 9:16:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2, 2019 | Heidi Schlumpf
    Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers Oct 2, 2019 by Heidi Schlumpf JusticePolitics The autumn of 1969 has been on Robert Ellsberg's mind lately, as the 50th anniversary of a life-changing request from his father approaches. A half century ago, as a 13-year-old, Ellsberg agreed to help his dad photocopy documents from a government report he had worked on. Those documents, which came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, revealed the United States' role in the build-up to the Vietnam War and the lies told to the American public and to Congress about U.S. actions...
  • From the archives: How the Watergate crisis eroded public support for Richard Nixon

    09/27/2019 4:58:45 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 25, 2019 | Andrew Kohut
    Andrew Kohut, the founding director of Pew Research Center and its president from 2004 to 2012, was one of the nation’s leading pollsters. He died in 2015. ... Here is one of those articles, originally published on Aug. 8, 2014. Forty years ago today, Richard Nixon announced his resignation from the nation’s highest office, making that decision in the face of almost certain impeachment by the House and plummeting public support, as a majority of Americans called for his removal from office. But it happened in stages. Nixon had won reelection in 1972 by a landslide and began his second...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Zombie Impeachment Memo That Could Help Fell Trump

    09/16/2019 2:23:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN September 16, 2019
    Congressional report Clinton helped pen during Watergate was later used to justify impeaching her husband. Now it's guiding Democrats angling to oust Trump. Darren Samuelsohn is a senior White House reporter for POLITICO. A document Hillary Clinton helped write nearly a half century ago has returned from the dead to threaten the man she couldn’t vanquish in 2016. The bizarre, only-in-D.C. twist centers on a congressional report penned by a bipartisan team of young attorneys that included Hillary before she was a Clinton and written in the throes of Watergate. Then, unlike now, not a single lawmaker had been alive...
  • America needs a Democratic Richard Nixon

    08/22/2019 10:12:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 08/21/2019 | mitch daniels
    Sorry to be so obvious, but isn’t it clear that what the United States needs is a Democratic Richard M. Nixon? No, not that one. We’ve had plenty of truth-bending, political dirty tricks and abuse of authority from both political parties over recent years. I’m thinking of the “other” Nixon, the one who longed for a place in history and whose shrewd instinct for the political center produced: the Environmental Protection Agency; arms talks with the same Soviet Union he had built a career on denouncing; wage and price controls that violated every canon of his party’s philosophy; and, of...
  • FBN’s Regan: Gun Control Could Be Trump’s ‘Nixon in China Moment’

    08/10/2019 7:06:01 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2019 | IAN HANCHETT
    (Video at Source)On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Trish Regan Primetime,” host Trish Regan argued that gun control “could be this president’s Nixon in China moment.” Regan said, “You don’t want people who are mentally ill having guns or access to guns. The funny thing about all this, not that there’s anything funny about it.........Because who would have thought that a conservative, endorsed by the NRA, would actually be out there looking at so many common sense measures and reforms. I’ll tell you, this could be this president’s Nixon in China moment.”
  • Troubling Watergate Revelations, Too Late to Matter

    08/09/2019 7:50:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Spectator ^ | 08/09/2019 | Geoff Shepard
    August 9 is the 45th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon, the only president in American history to resign or be removed from office. We know what triggered his resignation. He was already on the ropes after two and a half years of Watergate revelations, but what ended any and all defense was the release of the “smoking gun” transcript on August 5. It showed that Nixon had concurred with his staff’s suggestion that they get the CIA to tell the FBI not to interview two Watergate witnesses. As astonishing as it may be to Americans, who have been...
  • Nixon Fan Detained in Russia for Installing Plaque to U.S. President

    07/15/2019 10:17:40 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jul 2019
    A senior citizen has been detained in Russia for attempting to install a plaque commemorating Richard Nixon’s visit to a small mining town dating back 70 years. Vice President Richard Nixon traveled to Degtyarsk in 1959 as part of his visit to the Soviet Union, which culminated in his so-called “Kitchen Debate” with Nikita Khrushchev. Local lore claims that Nixon had spent his teens in the small town, where his parents had allegedly worked, in the mid-to-late 1920s. Pyotr Kikilyk, 75, wanted to commemorate Nixon’s 1959 visit to Degtyarsk with a granite plaque over the weekend at the building of...
  • Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents...

    07/07/2019 9:54:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 July 2019 | Geoff Shepard
    FULL TITLE: Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents would like A lot of people like making comparisons these days between President Trump and Richard Nixon – most of them in connection to the Watergate scandal and Nixon leaving office before his second term was up. And indeed, there are several similarities between the two presidents. They are, however, not the ones those making such wishful-thinking claims would like to see. As someone who served on Nixon’s White House staff for five years – mostly doing policy work with...
  • KT McFarland says Trump meeting Kim is like Nixon-Mao statecraft, dismisses critics

    07/03/2019 1:13:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    President Trump's ongoing diplomatic efforts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are reminiscent of former President Richard Nixon opening a channel with China, according to K.T. McFarland. The president's handshake with Kim is similar to Nixon's iconic photograph with China's Communist then-leader Mao Zedong, McFarland claimed Monday on "Fox News @Night." "In 1972, there was a picture of Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong, who was president of China, and the two of them by shaking that hand, it gave the signal to all the Chinese people that things have changed -- we now have a good relationship with America...
  • No, Nixon was never officially impeached. He resigned first

    06/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    politifact ^ | 06/13/2019 | Bill McCarthy
    Former President Richard Nixon is making a comeback, this time as congressional Democrats mull impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Just this week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, a key witness in the Watergate scandal. What’s often forgotten about Nixon is that, while he’s the only U.S. president to resign from office, he was never actually impeached. The latest public figure to bobble this fact was Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel’s comment came during the June 6 episode...
  • Biden Promises to Cure Cancer [semi-satire]

    06/17/2019 11:58:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to out-promise his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden has pledged to cure cancer if he is elected. As it so often happens when Biden gloms onto an idea it turns out not to be an original thought. It was in 1971 that the much reviled President Richard Nixon declared “war on cancer.” He even persuaded Congress to pass the National Cancer Act (P.L. 92–218). The government’s war on cancer is now nearing its 50th year. A recent development was the Obama Administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative that Biden himself announced in early...
  • Trump denies ordering Mueller be fired, cites Nixon’s mistakes

    06/16/2019 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/16/17 | Mark Moore
    President Trump said he did not order the White House counsel to fire special counsel Robert Mueller because that “didn’t work out too well” for former President Nixon during Watergate. “I wasn’t going to fire [Mueller],” Trump told ABC News’ “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “You know why? Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn’t work out too well.” He pointed to Article II of the Constitution, which lays out the powers of the president, claiming it allowed him to fire the special counsel who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016...
  • Russiagate Is No Watergate

    06/14/2019 12:15:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump. But what strikes this veteran of Nixon's White House is not the similarities but the stark differences. Watergate began with an actual crime, a midnight break-in at the offices of the DNC in June 1972 to wiretap phones and filch files, followed by a cover-up that spread into the inner circles of the White House. Three years after FBI Director James Comey began the investigation of Trump, however, the...
  • Obama’s Spying on Trump is Looking Worse Than Anything Nixon Could Have Dreamed Up

    06/02/2019 10:15:21 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 39 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 6/2/19 | Shane Trejo
    Obama officials are already turning on each other as they anticipate disclosures implicating them in potential criminality.  Former President Barack Hussein Obama’s illegal surveillance scandal of President Donald Trump is set to put Watergate to shame, as Obama allegedly used spying powers that put Nixon’s Watergate fiasco to shame. Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017  After Trump made that tweet shortly after becoming President, he was lambasted by the fake news and liberal establishment. Time has proven him...
  • This is not the '60s and Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon

    05/08/2019 12:36:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    stltoday ^ | 05/04/2019 | Zachary B Wolf
    The last time the unemployment rate was this low, the Beatles were still together. Woodstock was right around the corner. There was a new President named Richard Nixon and Donald Trump was just a recent college grad. That's how long it's been. The unemployment rate was at or under 4%, as it is now, from December of 1965 until January of 1970, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was a pivotal time in US history -- but now it is not remembered for the unemployment rate. They were not quiet years. Those were the years...
  • Judge Damon Keith, civil rights legend and scourge of Nixon, dies aged 96

    04/29/2019 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-29-2019 | Associated Press
    Damon Keith, a grandson of slaves and figure in the US civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, has died. He was 96. Keith died on Sunday in Detroit, the city where the prominent lawyer was appointed in 1967 to the US district court, according to the Swanson Funeral Home. Civil rights legend George Lakey on how progressives can win Read more He served more than 50 years in the federal courts, and before his death still heard cases about four times a year at the 6th US...