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Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal
Boston Herald ^ | 5-13-2013 | Joe Battenfield - News/Opinion

Posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 13, 2013

Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal

Joe Battenfield

President Obama’s second-term campaign slogan was “Forward,” but instead we’ve got cover-ups, congressional investigations and the government persecution of political opponents and reporters.

That sounds like “backward” to me. All the way to, say, 1972.

Who would have guessed that just a few months into his second term, President Obama would be compared to Tricky Dick. And by a liberal Massachusetts Democrat — U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.

Republicans could not even have scripted this one. The agency most hated by voters, the Internal Revenue Service, admits to going on a Nixonian witch hunt against Tea Party and conservative groups during the re-election campaign.

This is a story even the most partisan Massachusetts liberal cannot defend. It’s so bad that even Ed Markey is calling for heads to roll.

Now we learn that the Justice Department has secretly obtained the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in what appears to be an investigation of an AP story that disclosed details of a CIA operation that stopped a terrorist attack.

Going after the Tea Party is one thing, but the media? What an outrage. Who knows, the press may get so mad they won’t laugh at Obama’s jokes during the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

This does not bode well for Obama’s second-term agenda. He already had lost a vote over gun control, and the Benghazi hearings didn’t go so well, either.

The focus for the next few months will be on the investigation and likely cover-up of the IRS effort to get dirt on Obama’s political opponents. The initial explanation — that it was the handiwork of just a few rogue IRS workers — sounds about as plausible as blaming the Benghazi attacks on an anti-Muslim video.

Voters should demand to know who was responsible for the IRS witch hunt. If anyone in the White House or Obama campaign was aware of it, then the Richard Nixon and Watergate comparisons will be eerily accurate. It was Nixon, after all, who invented the “enemies list,” and it looks as if someone in the Obama administration’s IRS came up with one.

The disclosures might even trigger a resurgence for the Tea Party movement, which suffered some setbacks in the last election. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), one of the Tea Party candidates who won, could get a boost all the way to the GOP presidential nomination.

So enjoy the next few months, President Obama. It’s not time yet to get Marine One revved up on the White House lawn, but if you start talking to portraits of dead presidents, then it’s time to get worried.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; associatedpress; irs; obamacrimes; obamaghazi
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Bump


2 posted on 05/13/2013 8:42:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: smoothsailing

There are so many scandals I am loosing count.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 8:42:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

nope ,Obama had no idea these things were going on ( puke )


4 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:02 PM PDT by molson209
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To: smoothsailing

Obama, Biden and Holder bugged the offices of AP.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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losing count.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:18 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: NoLibZone

Holder on Voter intimidation... “I will not prosecute my people”


7 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:31 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing

[[Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal]]

Correction- Dear leader is knee deep in Saddam-esque scandal


8 posted on 05/13/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: smoothsailing

Nixon was a two-bit amateur compared to Obama.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 8:47:17 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: smoothsailing

10 posted on 05/13/2013 8:48:38 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: smoothsailing

You’re right - Nixon did the same stuff... right down to using the IRS against his ‘enemies’...

Nixon said “I am not a crook” - he was...

Obama said “I am not a dictator” he is...

First they came for people in the Tea Party,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t in a Tea Party.

Then they came for people who used words like ‘constitution’ and ‘patriot’,
and I didn’t speak out because those words didn’t matter to me.

Then they came for conservative Jews and evangelical Christians
and I didn’t speak out because I was too cool to be a believer...

Then they came for the AP and members of the press,
and there was no one left to speak for us.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 8:49:41 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: smoothsailing

Zero is covered in teflon. An affirmative action ghetto thug mooseSlime democrat? You kidding? He could rob an orphan home and nobody would raise an eyebrow. Not even our republicans.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 8:51:25 PM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: smoothsailing
obama bowl photo: Bowling for Office obama-class-NA09-wide-horizontal.jpg nixon bowl photo: How to Bowl Like Richard Nixon nixon05.jpg

At least Nixon could bowl...

13 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: NoLibZone
Obama, Biden and Holder bugged the offices of AP.

That's as bad as them having sex with their sisters.

14 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Up to hid neck is more like it.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: smoothsailing

“the press may get so mad they won’t laugh at Obama’s jokes during the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner.”

Or how about:

The press may get so mad they may go back and actually cover Fast and Furious.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:52 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: GOPJ

The key to understanding Obamaspeak is to understand that Obama is self-delusional.

Obama truly believes that reality can be created just by him saying so.

I call these statements Obamalies.

Hence, when Obama wants something to be true, all he has to do is say the words and reality will be created around them.

In this manner Obama is capable of protecting himself from REALITY that you and I recognize, but is unrecognizable to Obama.

Today at his presser, Obama shed a rare tear as he momentarily recognized that his reality was not our REALITY.

US President Valerie Jarrett makes sure that Obama always reads from her scripted teleprompter, or sticks to her scripted talking points.

Thus, minimizing Obama’s self-delusional, private outbursts of the warped reality that only Obama knows - - - .


17 posted on 05/13/2013 8:55:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: LouAvul
Zero is covered in teflon.

And it's smelling more like dung every day.

18 posted on 05/13/2013 8:56:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal

I forget; how many people died in the "Nixon-esque scandal"?

19 posted on 05/13/2013 8:56:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: smoothsailing
the Internal Revenue Service, admits to going on a Nixonian witch hunt

I believe that the articles of impeachment states that Nixon endeavored to use the IRS. I recall that the IRS did not comply.

Yes Nixon used other federal agencies.. so did JFK and LBJ.

Nixon was hated by the very same types today who idolize Obama -- "The Rules for Spoiled Brats" crowd.

It's time to acknowledge the Clintons, Obama, and all others of the 1960s Marxist/Alinsky campus psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue as a putrid class all their own.

20 posted on 05/13/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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21 posted on 05/13/2013 8:57:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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22 posted on 05/13/2013 8:58:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: smoothsailing

Nixon-esque? With Chris Matthews playing the role of Woodward and Keith Olberman playing the role of Bernstein? Yup,that’ll work.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 9:01:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: smoothsailing
From the cover page: Drain the IRS Swamp.. hell

Void the bowels of Washington, D.C.

24 posted on 05/13/2013 9:05:29 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: mylife

It’s almost worth having him win re-election just to watch him go down in the most public way. He simply can’t get through all this if the press turns on him. His arrogance has caught up with him. I love it.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 9:05:32 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: smoothsailing

Never have so many dogs wagged at the same time to try and take the spotlight off something absolutely horrible.

I wonder how many additional bright, new shiny objects will be unveiled this week? Next week?

Remember the circus/vaudeville act where the guy spins more and more plates on top of thin poles? Here we go. How many plates are there?


26 posted on 05/13/2013 9:06:05 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: smoothsailing

Knee Deep?

It’s about a foot and a half further North.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 9:06:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: South40

Exactly. Watergate was a bungled burglary followed by an inept coverup. No one died. John Dean sold his soul, so he might as well be dead, but that’s his own doing, no one made him.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Of course Nixon resigned because of his scandal; he had to, the leftist media turned public sentiment against him.

The leftist media loves Barry so he's going nowhere.

29 posted on 05/13/2013 9:11:13 PM PDT by South40
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To: smoothsailing

Any pretense libs had as being anti-dictatorial has been totally shattered by this story. I’ve been reading liberal blogs about this and ALL OF THEM support what the IRS did and say they did nothing wrong. DU’ers are saying the IRS SHOULD investigate and punish (not just groups seeking tax-exempt status)but ANYONE (GOP/conservative) who disagrees with obama about anything as an enemy of the state.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 9:13:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dandiegirl

Let the liberal media lead the charge, but if we impeach him he will become a political martyr.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing
At the rate things are going, if we find out that the Obama Administration helped commit large-scale voter fraud so he's re-elected, it will totally not surprise me at all.
32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:18 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: smoothsailing

Compared to Obama, Nixon looks like a choir boy.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:15:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: mylife

“Loosing”.

Unbelievable...


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:16:08 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: upchuck

Never have so many dogs wagged at the same time to try and take the spotlight off something absolutely horrible.


Yeah, yeah, yeah,,,we all already know that the IRS targeting and punishing people for their political views is ok.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:17:32 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: mylife

Forgive me, I see you made the correction.

One of my major Pet Peeves...


36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:17:42 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Graewoulf

[[Obama truly believes that reality can be created just by him saying so.]]

The sick thing is, You’re right- He truly is delusional and beleives the world revolves aroudn him and that there isn’t anythign he can’t buy his way out of or bribe his way out of or blackmail his way out of-

He gets truly shocked when the press question him even semi seriously- You can see it it his reactiosn and angry outbursts and contorted twisted facial expressions- He truly beleives that because he is black that the press will not truly investigate anythign- and he certainyl knows that hwen it gets real ‘touhg’ for him all he has to do is throw soemone under the bus, and the mainstream media will eat that up and declare hte issue resolved and hte masses will bleeive it because the MSM said it was resolved-

And sadly he’s right- That’s all he has to do thanks to a press that doesn’t give a damn abotu Americans, truth, morality, justice-


37 posted on 05/13/2013 9:19:59 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Snickering Hound

Give him a break! He broke a NAIL!!!!


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:21:33 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Husker8877

Believe it.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:22:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: Husker8877
I never claimed to be an English Perfessor, or a typist. ☺
40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:14 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: smoothsailing
"Who would have guessed that just a few months into his second term, President Obama would be compared to Tricky Dick."

There's little comparison as Nixon would probably be the much smaller ethical-liberal fraction of comrade obama.
41 posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:36 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: smoothsailing

Bammy’s been in over his head since his first immaculation.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:27:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
OBAMA-GATE READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!

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43 posted on 05/13/2013 9:28:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: NoLibZone

ObamaGHAZI indeed! My man!


44 posted on 05/13/2013 9:28:09 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: mylife

“... if we impeach him he will become a political martyr.”

If conservatives look at him/her cross-eyed, he’s a political martyr.

I don’t think we can impeach him/her...I think we should ramp up investigations into Valerie Jarrett-—take Bath-House Barry out of the spotlight and he’ll cry. He’s a pathological narcissist—I wanna see him/her throw a tantrum at the loss of the limelight for a time...and it won’t take long.


45 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:25 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: NoLibZone

Good One!


46 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: GOPJ
Then they came for the AP and members of the press, and there was no one left to speak for us.

What is that, sarcasm? Irony? When did the MSM ever speak for us?

47 posted on 05/13/2013 9:30:02 PM PDT by giotto
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To: GOPJ
Nixon said “I am not a crook” - he was...

Upon what facts do you base this assertion?

I do not recall any fact based charges of Nixon being a crook.
The charges leveled against him had to do with the Watergate cover up and various abuses of power but nothing about him being a crook.

It was an unfounded aspersion tossed around by his enemies, much like the canard about Sarah Palin saying she can see Russia from her house.

You can read the articles of impeachment here:

Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon adopted by House Judiciary Committee on July 27, 1974.


48 posted on 05/13/2013 9:30:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Husker8877

It is difficult to believe that at one time, I was a technical writer.

Internet forums are always laced with typos.


49 posted on 05/13/2013 9:30:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: Mortrey

I like the way you think.


50 posted on 05/13/2013 9:31:18 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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