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Nixon Emerges a Victor in ‘War on History’ Waged in the Wake of Watergate
N.Y. SUN ^ | 6/14/2012 | CONRAD BLACk

Posted on 06/20/2012 5:35:22 PM PDT by djone

"Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein now claim, in a Washington Post piece, that President Nixon was “far worse than we thought,” and accuse him of conducting five “wars”: against the anti-war movement, on the media, against the Democrats... The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated. Neither in financing techniques nor in the gamesmanship with the other side was the Republican campaign of 1972 particularly unusual. And it was puritanical compared with what appears to have been the outright theft of the 1960 election for Kennedy over Nixon by Chicago’s Mayor Daley and Lyndon Johnson."

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; carlbernstein; conradblack; nixon; watergate
The Watergate affair was sleazy and discreditable, but Nixon was an unusually talented and successful president. The war on history has been conducted by his enemies. There have been indications before of Woodward’s desperation to conserve his status as a dragon-slayer, in particular his outright invention of a conversation with a comatose and heavily guarded William Casey on his hospital deathbed, confessing guilt in the spurious Iran-Contra affair. In sum, Bradlee-Woodstein bloodlessly assassinated the president, routinized the criminalization of policy and partisan differences, grievously wounded the institution of the presidency, and enjoyed and profited from doing so.
1 posted on 06/20/2012 5:35:28 PM PDT by djone
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To: djone

Watergate in two words—John Dean.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 5:36:48 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: djone

“The congressional treatment of Nixon was an unmitigated outrage. The president’s counsel, John Dean, a slippery weasel who was up to his eyebrows in unauthorized illegal practices, made a plea-bargain deal and then gave perjured evidence against his own client, which would have been completely inadmissible in a law court. The House Judiciary Committee was a mockery. Its counsel, John Doar, a foaming-at-the-mouth partisan on all fours with Bradlee-Woodstein, produced five counts of impeachment, of which four were farcical on a Kafkaesque scale: Articles 2 to 5 of the impeachment alleged that Nixon “endeavored” to misuse the IRS (not that he had actually done so) and had violated his oath of office and the rights of other citizens. (By this last criterion, historically guilty parties would have been numerous and distinguished, including FDR, the Kennedys, and LBJ.)”


3 posted on 06/20/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by djone ("The First report is not final")
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To: djone

Im a few miles from Yorba Linda this week end going to place some flowers at his grave site
At least he had the courage and loved his our country enough to resign and don’t you love the people that think he was impeached idiots


4 posted on 06/20/2012 5:38:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: djone
Watergate was only about retrieving John Dean's wife's
photo from the Democrat Party HQs file of Democrat Prostitutes

5 posted on 06/20/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: djone

Anyone who has listened to the tapes of Nixon’s instructions to his aides knows that Nixon was a profoundly amoral and criminal man. He was not a good President, he co-opted the Left constantly as he had no conservative or moral scruples.

Pointing to the wickedness of Democrats does not change this. Charles Colson publicly repented of his Nixonian amorality, Nixon himself never did so.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 5:47:53 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: djone

If it is any consolation, by the time the fiftieth anniversary of Watergate comes around, the paper that became famous for breaking the story will probably be out of business


7 posted on 06/20/2012 5:49:27 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: djone
The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated. Neither in financing techniques nor in the gamesmanship with the other side was the Republican campaign of 1972 particularly unusual.

The left's hypocricy was even clear to me as a 13 year old in Jr High. But the stampede was on, facts be damned.

I've hated the democrat party & news media allies with a passion ever since.

This country has already suffered a coup, in 1973, and they have never been held accountable.

8 posted on 06/20/2012 5:49:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djone

In 1969, Nixon authorized the “Philadelphia Plan” one of the first Affirmative Action efforts. Affirmative Action programs have resulted in our present incompetent and criminal administration at the executive level.

In 1970 Nixon established the EPA. The EPA now threatens to close coal fired electrical plants nationwide.

In 1971 Nixon abrogated the Bretton Woods agreement. That led to a decade of economic stagnation combined with historic inflation.

In 1972 Nixon opened up China. China now is on a path to replace US as the largest world economy.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 5:49:48 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

And Spock Loved Him


10 posted on 06/20/2012 5:52:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: djone

IMO, RMN was a choirboy compared to others who came after; others who would leave a trail of slime in the White House and lower the bar of public trust.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 5:54:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: al baby

Nixon also was a star in the Hiss/Chambers case. The Communists hated him for it. That alone deserves our respect.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

Yep! Mo Biner her own self. The fact that the G-MAN has not whacked, (or had whacked), that limp dick piece of scum Dean still amazes me. Then again, maybe G-MAN gets off on letting Dean twist in the wind....not knowing when/where/if the hit is coming. Yeah, that has gotta be it!!


13 posted on 06/20/2012 5:59:43 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: izzatzo

“Watergate in two words—John Dean.”

I never thought I would ever say this but with Fast and Furious we need John Dean now


14 posted on 06/20/2012 6:02:38 PM PDT by hans56
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To: research99

“In 1972 Nixon...”

Had the will (in spades) to bomb Hanoi to the extent that it led to the release of POW’s of that war shortly thereafter.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT by equaviator (Where there's soot there was smoke.)
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To: djone

I wasn’t born yet when Watergate occurred. However, I do remember being taught about it in History class in middle school. My immediate reaction to being told the details of what occurred was “And? So? He had to resign because of that?”.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 6:17:34 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: al baby
Im a few miles from Yorba Linda this week end going to place some flowers at his grave site

You should have been there last weekend, during the celebration of the centennial of his birthplace. His sister-in-law Clara Jane Nixon was in attendance.

The library is also celebrating the Pat Nixon centennial--she was born in Ely, Nev. in March, 1912.

17 posted on 06/20/2012 6:29:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: djone
In sum, Bradlee-Woodstein bloodlessly assassinated the president, routinized the criminalization of policy and partisan differences, grievously wounded the institution of the presidency, and enjoyed and profited from doing so.

"And that's the way it is, Wednesday June 12, 2012."


18 posted on 06/20/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: djone

Nixon created the EPA.

Nixon closed the Gold Window.

Nixon exposed Wage and Price Controls.

Nixon was Socialist-Commie and deserves no respect.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 6:40:46 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: iowamark
Nixon was a highly intelligent man with fatal flaws. He was a robust Cold Warrior when we desperately needed them, and that is why the Left hated him from the start.

To single him out as "profoundly amoral and criminal" is grotesque and totally misunderstands the reality of the political stage--Nixon never did anything that his predecessors hadn't done numerous times before--but got away with. Be honest--hang one, hang them all.

Compared to Kennedy, who is now openly acknowledged to have rigged the 1960 election; Carter, who attempted to enlist the aid of the Soviet Union KGB in tampering with the 1980 election; Clinton, who pretty clearly had political enemies killed; and Obama, who has committed treason by any reasonable definition, Nixon was a peach.

20 posted on 06/20/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
My mother, a lifelong Washingtonian, upon first seeing ‘Mo’ Dean's photo exclaimed “She looks like a hotel call girl.” Apparently she was part of the DC demimondaine of moonlighting secretaries and semi-clericals who subsidized their lifestyle on their backs. John Dean was and is a characterless smuck. His is the poster boy for the kind of clueless amoral little weasels that frequently ‘date’ these woman in DC and marry them as all they want is a showy piece of T & A and the girls are no better knowing these turds are their meal tickets to upper middle class respectability. This is just another feculent little piece of the inside-the-Beltway culture that doesn't make it into the popular perception of glamorous high power DC.
21 posted on 06/20/2012 6:55:13 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: savagesusie

Obama has an interesting connection to Alger Hiss..through the mysterious girlfriend -her family is related to Philip C. Jessup


22 posted on 06/20/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: robowombat

Maureen Dean

23 posted on 06/20/2012 7:30:07 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: izzatzo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dean


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:33:45 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
In 1962 Nixon ran for governor of California--in the primary he was opposed by a real conservative named Shell. My parents were California voters and supported Shell. I remember my father once calling Nixon a Communist.

Nixon made a show of trying to pick conservatives for the Supreme Court, but two of his four turned out to be liberals. (Two other nominees got rejected in the nomination process.)

25 posted on 06/20/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

If Obama imposed Wage and Price Controls, people would riot and he would be impeached.

And today conservatives glorify Nixon who imposed Wage and Price Controls.


26 posted on 06/20/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: djone

Bump.....


27 posted on 06/20/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: djone
Richard hasn't stopped laughing since 2008.


28 posted on 06/21/2012 12:02:01 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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