Skip to comments.Nixon has won Watergate - Barack Obama's imperial presidency is just what his controversial...
Posted on 03/26/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT by neverdem
Here's the link.
“How Nixon Won Watergate”
For a while I thought the search didn’t work. USA TODAY changed the title.
Jonathan Turley is racist. (Might as well get that out of the way)
he talks of any ‘serious’ opposition, the only reason that’s true is because whenever we’d question the ‘Imperial One’ we’d be ridiculed.
This country HAS been ‘Changed’.
Did Nixon in fact order the burglary of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office, or did the Plumbers decide to do that on their own?
I thought John Dean did.
I thought it was Hunt & Liddy’s idea.
I think it was Liddy behind the break-in at Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office. Nixon told them to “go after him”, but probably didn't know any details. I know they tried to discredit him in the papers. And another indication of Nixon's patriotism: The Pentagon Papers was a summary that Johnson's administration had put together, and show failures in the Vietnam War. Obama would take something like that and make it even MORE public and show how it was all “Bush’ Fault”.
Another patriotic note. I think it was on the tapes near the missing minutes, but Nixon talking about Watergate said something about “it might bring up the whole Cuban thing”. The Plumbers used some Cubans that had been involved in the Bay of Pigs (Kennedy), and perhaps other, unknown, operations at that time. I think Nixon was trying to prevent those old secrets from coming to light.
I don't think it was ever conclusively shown whether Nixon knew about the June 17th break-in in advance. It's possible that Mitchell told him ahead of time in a conversation that wasn't recorded, or was on a tape that wasn't requested by the investigators since they mostly focused on the post-break-in cover-up. I don't know if researchers have been able to listen to all of the tapes even yet.
The central fact is that the mainstream media and elites could never forgive Nixon for his role in the Hiss case and for being an outsider. Democratic Presidents before and after Nixon have done worse things but were shielded from exposure or defended when their misdeeds came to light. Clinton's perjury was worse than anything Nixon ever did but he survived with the aid of the media.
You’re correct of course.
And in the current era of Journ-0-Lists
The media has transitioned from cheering section to integral part of the regime.
John Dean ordered the break in at the DNC office to find out about his wife and her Call girl days.
I was just barely old enough to hear about Watergate on the news. I have always been interested in Nixon though. (Wrote him in 4th Grade and got a canned response (I’m sure) even!)
I read a good book called “Silent Coup” that was pretty well documented. Pretty amazing stuff about the in-fighting between the WH, State and the Pentagon. That was the real story of Watergate I think. With Watergate being used as the wdge to drive Nixon out.
I forget the details with the two different break-ins, but the one was IIRC so Dean could get the call girl records out so he could prevent his girlfriend from being found out.
But yeah - “Tricky Dicky’s” tricks were just tricks compared to what others have done in the past and now.
You are exactly right. New information comes out from time to time about those old causes and cases, but your bottom line is correct. The Democrat Media hated -- hated -- Richard Nixon with a flaming, consuming hate because his anticommunist politics threatened so much of the Red-compromised, Commie-coddling Democratic agenda of group rights (sometimes called "civil" rights), socialized medicine and retirements (Dems take retirees into "receivership"), and many other power-building "projects" that they could not let the dolt from Whittier (who did not go to Yale Law [</sneer, snile>]) upset.
Nixon and McCarthy had to be driven from public life, to preserve their carefully-staged "triumphal procession" to Socialist Utopia.
Theodore White, in his book about the 1964 campaign (Making of the President 1964) revealed, eight years before Watergate, that LBJ used the FBI to wiretap everything that came out of Barry Goldwater's mouth, and the FBI take was fed to LBJ's "Five O'Clock Group" of political dirty-tricks and negative-advance experts. (LBJ pioneered "negative advance".)
Everywhere Barry Goldwater went, he was met by howling crowds calling for his head, or rejecting him and his message (for the cameras), thanks to the intel brought to the "Five O'Clock Group".
But that was never a subject of media complaint, until someone accused Donald Segretti of being on Dick Nixon's payroll. Then, all hell broke loose.
Hypocrites, absolute hypocrites. And liars, and mountebanks.