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  • Freep a Poll! (Which U.S. president was the worst thug?)

    04/09/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 4-8-14 | Head line of the day
    Which U.S. president was the worst thug? Richard Nixon Woodrow Wilson Barack Obama
  • President Richard Nixon, 2nd Article of Impeachment, Abuse of the IRS (sounds very familiar)

    04/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Watergate - Articles of Impeachment ^ | July 27, 1974 | House of Reps - Judiciary Committee
    Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the...
  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • Book Review: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

    03/03/2014 9:08:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2014 | JOHN HEILPERN
    In the spring of 1971, President Nixon was chewing the fat in the Oval Office with John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman when the president brought up an episode he'd just seen of CBS's new hit TV show "All in the Family." He was as mortified as Archie Bunker to learn that Archie's old friend, a former NFL linebacker, was gay. "I turned the goddamned thing off. I couldn't listen anymore," President Nixon fumed. "Goddamn it, I don't think you should glorify on public television homosexuality. . . . What do you think that does to eleven- and twelve-year-old boys? ....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Hold the IRS Accountable (Ted Cruz ad comparing Obama to Nixon)

    02/13/2014 2:12:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/13/14 | Ted Cruz
    Video at link
  • After Comparing Christie to Nixon for Nine Days, Chris Matthews

    01/21/2014 2:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews really doesn’t listen when he speaks.  On every program since Chris Christie’s bridge scandal broke on January 8, the MSNBC anchor has smeared the Republican governor as just like Richard Nixon in Watergate. Matthews has done this for nine straight shows, including the January 20 edition. However, on the same program, with no sense of self awareness, a thought occurred to the anchor.  He announced that if “it is discovered that Governor Christie did not encourage political revenge, did not signal that this is the way he wanted political business conducted, then he will be exonerated before the...
  • IRS Off the Hook: No Criminal Charges Over Tea Party Targeting

    01/14/2014 3:56:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-13-14 | Reuters
    The FBI is not planning to file criminal charges involving the Internal Revenue Service's extra scrutiny of the Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing law enforcement officials. The newspaper quoted officials as saying that investigators probing the IRS actions, which unleashed a political furor in Washington, did not uncover the type of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would constitute a criminal violation. The evidence showed a mismanaged agency enforcing rules it did not understand on applications for tax exemptions, the Journal reported. The case is still under investigation, but criminal charges...
  • More Calls for Impeachment of Obama after NSA Ruling

    01/08/2014 3:10:40 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 19 replies
    LaRouche Irish Brigade ^ | 12/22/2013LaRouche Irish Brigade | LaRouche
    OBAMA'S CRIMES ARE WORST THAN NIXON'S More Calls for Impeachment of Obama after NSA Ruling Posted on December 22, 2013 by LaRouche Irish Brigade Larry Klayman, the attorney who brought the lawsuit that won a restraining order against the National Security Agency, has called Obama’s crimes far worse than Nixon’s, and is calling for the impeachment for Obama. In an interview with World Net Daily, for which Klayman also writes, he said, “In Watergate, Richard Nixon faced impeachment for breaking into the offices of the chairman of the Democratic National Party….Obama has broken into the homes of 300 million Americans.”...
  • From Nixon to Paul Ryan: How right-wing radicals deceive America (Laff riot)

    01/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    By shifting the spectrum of debate, here's how America's rightward march has been normalized throughout history. From Nixon to Reagan to Gingrich to Bush to Paul Ryan and Chris Christie today, leaders who’ve shifted America to the right have been aided by moderating misrepresentations. In the case of Reagan, it was not just the man, but conservatism itself that received the flattering reinterpretation. That was a difference that mattered; it goes to the heart of why Reagan is the American right’s touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

    12/31/2013 9:22:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-30-13 | Ted Thornhill
    As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink 'for the sake of humanity'. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government - but it's been published in a book called Letters Of Note, along with many other remarkable missives. Here we've selected some of the most memorable. Along with Gandhi's letter they include a child's dietary advice for President Nixon, a tongue-in-cheek reply to a fan from Steve Martin and a letter from the...
  • Obama's Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon

    12/17/2013 5:55:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013, 10:02 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday. Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.
  • Roger Stone: ‘Nixon thought LBJ killed Kennedy’

    11/22/2013 5:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Richard Nixon thought Lyndon Johnson killed John F. Kennedy, according to legendary political operative Roger Stone. “Richard Nixon told me in 1982 that he immediately knew who Jack Ruby was when he saw him shoot Oswald,” Stone told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview. Stone’s new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is currently tearing up the Amazon bestseller list and even earned praise from Ron Paul. Among other revelations, Stone told TheDC that Nixon hired Jack Ruby as a House committee informant at Johnson’s request years prior to the Kennedy assassination, which occurred 50...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • George Will: Let’s face it — besides Nixon’s, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever

    11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 160 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things — but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with what’s starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, O’s job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans’ sense of trust in him — but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-to’s, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
  • The drama behind President Kennedy’s 1960 election win: Some people still doubt its outcome

    11/10/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Constitution Center ^ | 11/08/2013 | Scott Bomboy
    On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in a bitter contest against the incumbent Vice President, Richard Nixon. It was one of the closest elections in American history, and some people still doubt its outcome. The New York Times called the election for then-Senator Kennedy just before midnight. NBC News didn’t call the race until 7 a.m. the following morning. All night, the newly empowered national television networks had forecast that Kennedy was leading, but in a race that was too close to call. In 1990, the late John Chancellor recalled the chaos...
  • Remembering the JFK-Nixon election of 1960: One of the closest election results in US history

    11/08/2013 2:47:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    This is one of the most powerful and patriotic tributes to the sacrifice of our military and their familes I have seen in a while. It's only six minutes and you have to watch till the very end to get the full experience but it is more than worth it. The Call to Serve - Short Film
  • Watergate Amendment

    11/05/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by bondsman · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Informer ^ | 11-6-2013 | Bondesman
    I found this book about Watergate and Nixon. It is eye opener right form the beginning. The Watergate scandal rocked the American public, while there was a huge outrage regarding the scandal itself, few have delved into the events surrounding the 25th Amendment, or how unnoticed the 25th Amendment (inspired by Nelson Rockefeller) and was enacted into law. It’s a good read and revealing relationships of Nixon, Agnew, Kissinger, Rockefeller and the events that orchestrated in to the Watergate scandals.
  • Rush Limbaugh Savages Obama: ‘Richard Nixon Resigned Over a Lie Nowhere Near This Big’

    11/01/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/1/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday argued that “Americans are losing [health care] coverage by political design” through Obamacare. He said the White House knew millions of Americans would lose their coverage, adding that “Richard Nixon resigned over a lie nowhere near this big.” “And you know the hell of it is that Obama doesn’t think he lied. I don’t think Obama, in his mind, is capable of lying. Whatever is necessary to say or do to advance the agenda is what is morally correct. Doesn’t matter. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t think he lied,” Limbaugh said. He went...
  • Celebrities Are Doing Another PSA About The Government, But They're CRITICIZING IT.

    10/26/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 10/25/2013 | Mockarena
    I need to check on whether hell has frozen over, and whether pigs are flying, and whether monkeys are flying out of my butt, because celebrities are criticizing the government, UNDER OBAMA's WATCH, and as far as I know, there is not a new world order. They're so EARNEST, aren't they? Even Conyers is earnest. The same way he was about illegal immigrants not being illegal.
  • [Hidden Evils of] Baseline Budgeting: The statists’ thumb on the scale

    10/22/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2013 | Ken Hagerty
    <p>On the afternoon of July 12, 1974, House and Senate Democratic leaders were arriving early at the White House — well before their demoralized Republican counterparts. And were they ever pumped! As they trouped into the President’s office for their photo-op, it became clear they considered this a victory party. They almost literally pranced around the Oval Office giving each other the 1970s equivalent of high-fives and chest bumps.</p>
  • In Obama’s war on leaks, reporters fight back

    10/05/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2013 | Leonard Downie Jr
    Leonard Downie, a former executive editor of The Washington Post, is the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. This article is based on his report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” forthcoming Thursday from the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the Watergate era, the Nixon administration’s telephone wiretaps were the biggest concern for journalists and sources worried about government surveillance. That was one of the reasons why Bob Woodward met with FBI official Mark Felt (a.k.a. “Deep Throat”) in an underground parking garage in Arlington, and why he and Carl...
  • Broadcaster David Frost, famed for Nixon apology, dies

    09/01/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 1, 2013 3:28pm BST | Costas Pitas
    (Reuters) - British broadcaster David Frost, a master of the television interview, famed for coaxing an apology for Watergate from Richard Nixon, has died suddenly, his family said on Sunday. Aged 74, he had a heart attack late on Saturday aboard a luxury cruise liner where he had a speaking engagement. His sudden death brought tributes from international celebrities and political leaders, many of whom called him a good friend as well as an acute interrogator. "David Frost died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was giving a speech," his family said in a...
  • Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s (George Will)

    08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2013 | George Will
    President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality. Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to...
  • Obama has far exceeded what Nixon was about to be impeached for when he resigned

    Second impeachment article against President Richard Nixon: Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or...
  • A Fall from Grace, and A Missed Opportunity for America

    08/08/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 8, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On August 8, 1974, Richard M. Nixon, fearing certain conviction by the United States Senate in an impeachment trial, resigned the office of the Presidency, the only person ever to do so. There were good reasons to impeach him. He had committed the economic sin of signing and managing a leviathanate Democrat hodgepodge of wage and price controls. He had negotiated and signed an Anti-Ballistic Missile reduction treaty that basically advertised that we could not now, and never would, defend ourselves against ICBMs. He oversaw the creation of nanny-state agencies such as the EPA and OSHA. He created the well-intentioned...
  • Missouri governor vetoes bill that nullified federal gun laws

    07/05/2013 4:27:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-5-2013 | AP
    <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a Missouri crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in the state and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners.</p>
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 25 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on “the great silent majority” to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon’s approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his “Reagan Democrats,” would win 44- and...
  • Michelle Obama 'Snubs' China's First Lady

    06/05/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jun 2013 | Tom Phillips
    China's hopes that their first lady would dazzle the American public during this week’s summit between her husband, Xi Jinping, and Barack Obama have been dashed after it was announced that Michelle Obama would not attend.Communist Party bosses had seen the June 7-8 Sunnylands summit as a golden opportunity to deploy Peng Liyuan’s much-vaunted charms on the world stage in a bid to spin a more favourable image of China’s leaders. But on Tuesday Mrs Obama’s office told the New York Times the first lady would remain in Washington with her daughters who are coming to the end of their...
  • Is Obama ready to throw Hillary under the bus? … The tea leaves say yes

    06/02/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 33 replies
    Island Turtle Blog ^ | June 3, 2013 | Corky Boyd
    On Friday a caller to the Rush Limbaugh show said she saw the most unusual and unexpected tabloid headline while in the checkout line of Wal-Mart. It stated: OBAMA WORSE THAN NIXON And she went on to say the subheads said even more: Ordered IRS to target political enemies Spied on US citizens Lied about terror attack Now that’s the way to reach low information voters! But how could Republicans get so lucky? Well, it’s probably not luck. It’s most likely a sign there is bad blood boiling up between the Clintons and President Obama again. Possibly Hillary is being...
  • Every Picture Tells A Story - Nixon-Obama: Twin Sons of Different Mothers???

    06/01/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-1-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s not as if I didn’t warn you about Big Guy’s similarities to Dick Nixon a long time ago (Obama’s Brother From Another Mother).     It’s just that, suddenly, everybody seems to have spontaneously discovered that Tricky Dick has been reincarnated as Cocky Baracky. Despite coming from different political parties (and mothers), BO is a Xerox copy of Dick - only in negative.   Viewing them in negative removes race from the picture - leaving just the malevolence Butt let’s run through a few of the specifics involving their duplicative selves, shall we? Milhous opened the door to Communist...
  • Obama and Nixon: Singing from the same sheet of music (Video)

    05/30/2013 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://revealingpolitics.com/blog/ ^ | 5/28/13 | Revealing Politics
    An ever-increasing number of analysts and journalists have drawn parallels between the Obama White House’s handling of scandals plaguing the administration and Former President Nixon’s management of Watergate. It took just a few minutes to see if that comparison had any “there there”. There were many similarities and one striking difference:
  • Richard Milhous Obama

    05/26/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 5-26-2013 | Rick Jensen
    May 26, 2013 Richard Milhous Obama by Rick Jensen The cover-up is worse than the crime. The crime is so heinous it requires a cover-up. Now, heads are rolling as President Obama throws more supporters under a bus convoy. The first was a fake, as Obama grandly displayed the “forced resignation” of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Since he was already going to retire, the timing worked well, unless any reporters found out. They did. Within hours, the nation learned that Mr. Miller had already planned his June resignation well in advance of any public controversy. Two low level employees...
  • The Truth About the Nixonian Presidency of Obama

    05/23/2013 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    BoingBoing.net ^ | 22 May 2013 | Ruben Bolling
    Just thought you'd like to see what a left-wing cartoonist is thinking about His O'ness this week. Yes, he gets in a shot at the GOP in the last couple of panels, but all in all I'm having fun reading this and the comments on the liberal site where it was published.
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • He’s No Nixon

    05/21/2013 11:59:46 AM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 21, 2013 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Mr. Kristol protests matching Obama to Nixon and asks "Will no one stand up for Richard Nixon?" via Drudge
  • Nixon 2nd Watergate Speech a Prelude for Obama?

    05/21/2013 8:34:20 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 6 replies
    Watergate.com ^ | Aug 15, 1973 | Richard Nixon
    No political campaign ever justifies obstructing justice, or harassing individuals, or compromising those great agencies of Government that should and must he above politics. To the extent that these things were done in the 1972 campaign, they were serious abuses, and I deplore them. As we look at Watergate in a longer perspective, we can see that its abuses resulted from the assumption by those involved that their cause placed them beyond the reach of those rules that apply to other persons and that hold a free society. It became fashionable as individuals and groups increasingly asserted the tight to...
  • Same old, same old: Obama, Nixon discuss Watergate, Obamagate scandals (IRS, Benghazi, wiretap etc.)

    05/20/2013 1:23:37 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/20/2013
    When analyzing the statements issued by the late President, Richard Nixon, and current U.S. President, Barack Obama, on the Watergate and Obamagate scandals - including the IRS, Benghazi, AP-wiretap scandals, and a multitude of other Obama administration scandals - one can't help but notice an uncanny similarity between their respective statements. There are also a few salient disparities in their statements, all of which can be seen in the Video.
  • The False Nixon Equivalence

    05/19/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | 05/19/2013 | Steve Chapman
    <p>"The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know," said Harry Truman, who made it his task to absorb a lot of it. Many people who have not followed his example are not averse to using what little they do know, with the inadvertent effect of exposing how much they have to learn.</p>
  • Just a Crook? Pentagon Papers Lawyer Thinks Obama Is Worse Than Nixon

    05/18/2013 3:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 14, 2013 | Michael H. Miller
    James C. Goodale, the so-called “father of reporters’ privilege” and the author of a new book called Fighting for the Press (CUNY Journalism Press, 255 pp., $20), was in his office at the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm, where he’s a partner, comparing Barack Obama to Richard M. Nixon. “Nixon and Agnew were like listening to a Fox News program all day long, every day,” he said. “In their eyes, the Eastern establishment press were against them and they were against it and they were going to destroy it as best they can.” But, he said, “Obama has all these...
  • Obama is Putin or Chavez, Not Nixon

    05/16/2013 2:50:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com/ ^ | May 16 2013 | Rush
    RUSH: This Obama comparison to Nixon, you hear it now and then. In fact, it was asked about at the press conference this afternoon with the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said, "How do you feel about comparisons by some of your critics of this week's scandals to those that happened under the Nixon administration?" OBAMA: I'll let you guys engage in those comparisons, and you can go ahead and read the history, I think, and -- and draw your own conclusions. My concern is making sure that if there's a problem in...
  • Check your history: Nixon was a better, more popular president than Obama

    05/15/2013 7:49:50 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 13 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 15, 2013 | James S. Robbins
    Richard Nixon is back in the news. Commentators, pundits, and bloggers are comparing the scandal-plagued Obama administration’s record to Tricky Dick’s. Faced with a rising tide of Nixon-themed questions, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded, “people who make those kind of comparisons need to check their history.” A quick history check shows one thing: Richard Nixon was a much better president than Barack Obama.
  • White House: No Comparison Between Obama and Nixon

    05/15/2013 9:58:55 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/14/13 | Fred Lucas
    Although the Obama administration has been hit by three scandals in a matter of days – new revelations about Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, and the Justice Department seizing Associated Press phone records – the White House scoffed at comparing President Barack Obama with President Richard Nixon. At Tuesday’s White House press briefing a reporter asked, “President Obama has been compared to President Nixon. How does he feel about that?” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he did not have a reaction from the president to relay on that matter, but also dismissed the premise of...
  • Scandal, Power And the President {Article Author-Jay Carney}

    05/14/2013 11:43:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies
    Time ^ | March 27, 2007 | Jay Carney
    .....Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have spent six years expanding presidential powers at the expense of Congress and the judiciary, from authorizing domestic wiretapping to limiting habeas corpus and changing bills through signing statements. Democrats, in control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 12 years, are determined to reclaim what they can. And the U.S. Attorneys case gives them powerful new ammunition.SNIP Hearings will be held, subpoenas issued, new investigations launched.
  • White House: Barack Obama Is No Richard Nixon (reaction to Time Magazine/Joe Klein comparison)

    05/14/2013 11:05:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2013 | 1:24 pm
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied that President Obama’s administration bears any comparison to that of Richard Nixon, who resigned in the face of impeachment. “The people who make those kinds of comparisons need to check their history,” Carney told reporters when asked about Nixon comparisons. “It is a reflection of the sort of rapid politicization of everything that you have that kind of commentary.” Time’s Joe Klein wrote that the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups for inappropriate scrutiny put Obama “on the same page as Richard Nixon” — perhaps because the Nixon articles of impeachment included the charge...
  • Nostradamus Prediction Proves Prophetic in Foretelling Visionary Obama/Nixon Morphing Gif

    This recent passage plus the morphing gif was discovered in a recently found book claimed to be written by Nostradamus. Leaders of different eras of a future global empire More Dissimilar yet the same, More Similar Than Different. One speaks, stands from the left, black as the evening sky. His counterpart speaks from the right, The color of snow, cold as ice, brilliant, bright, white. Both speak with a the tongue of the serpent, Who could hardly speak any differently,yet strangely their actions, motives make them perfect dopplegangers in their entwined fates.
  • The New Nixon: This time, the press cheered as the IRS investigated the president's opponents

    05/11/2013 2:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2013 | James Taranto
    In September 1989 the New York Times magazine published an excerpt of "The IRS: A Law Unto Itself," a book by former Times reporter David Burnham. Burnham detailed how the Internal Revenue Service had misused its power in an attempt to stifle political dissent: During the Johnson and Nixon Administrations, the focus of the I.R.S.'s effort at political control was individuals and organizations demonstrating for civil rights and against the American presence in Vietnam. . . . On June 16, 1969, Randolph W. Thrower, I.R.S. Commissioner during the Nixon Administration, wrote a memorandum for the record about a meeting he...
  • Benghazi buzz: Obama predicted to leave office

    05/07/2013 8:59:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 107 replies
    WND ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    More serious than Watergate 'because 4 Americans did in fact die' To this day, it is not known what role President Richard Nixon played in the break-in at the Watergate Hotel, but the tape recordings from the White House confirm he and Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to slow down the FBI investigation. It was the cover-up, as history records, that eventually brought about Nixon’s resignation in disgrace. Now, Congress is investigating an alleged cover-up of the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2012, on the U.S. foreign service facility in Benghazi, Libya, amid predictions from prominent voices...
  • EPA Settlement: Company Must Spend $76,952 to Replace Light Bulbs

    04/04/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/2013 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - As part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Collins Inc. of Clinton, Iowa has agreed to a “re-lamping” of its facility with low-mercury fixtures at a projected cost of $76,952. The re-lamping will be a greater expense than the civil penalty to be paid. “A re-lamping project involving the replacement of high-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs with low-mercury fluorescent fixtures and bulbs at its facility with a projected eligible cost of $76,952.00,” The EPA settlement says. The “re-lamping” will cost more than the $31,379 administrative civil penalty paid by Collins Inc., a manufacturer of metal...
  • Nixon has won Watergate - Barack Obama's imperial presidency is just what his controversial...

    03/26/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    USA TODAY | March 26, 2013 | Jonathan Turley
    Here's the link.