Watergate in two words—John Dean.
“The congressional treatment of Nixon was an unmitigated outrage. The presidents 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.)”
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
Watergate was only about retrieving John Dean's wife's
photo from the Democrat Party HQs file of Democrat Prostitutes
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?”.
"And that's the way it is, Wednesday June 12, 2012."
Nixon created the EPA.
Nixon closed the Gold Window.
Nixon exposed Wage and Price Controls.
Nixon was Socialist-Commie and deserves no respect.