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Richard Milhous Obama
real clear politics ^ | 5/20/13 | Carl M. Cannon

Posted on 05/20/2013 9:24:23 AM PDT by Nachum

He’s compared himself to Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, evoked nostalgia for John F. Kennedy, sought to emulate Ronald Reagan, (belatedly) praised George W. Bush, and enlisted the assistance of Bill Clinton in his 2012 re-election effort, but as his second term stumbles along, the president with whom Barack Obama finds himself being compared is Richard M. Nixon.

My father, Lou Cannon, covered the White House with distinction for the Washington Post for many years, beginning in the Nixon administration. He employed an easy rule of thumb when fielding phone calls from anonymous tipsters:

If the caller said, “I have a story that will make Watergate look like a picnic,” Dad would hang up on him.

In the past week, Nixon’s name has been invoked often, and not in a way that pleases the current president or his loyalists. Unless it’s a reference to his dramatic 1972 visit to China, Nixon is not the president any of his successors enjoy being likened to -- especially when the suffix “gate” is attached to it.

Barack Obama was only 13 years old when Nixon resigned from office one step ahead of the posse. This is old enough to know that correlations between himself and the 37th president should be contested, which Obama has done.

“I’ll let you guys engage in those comparisons,” he replied when asked at a rainy Rose Garden appearance Thursday how he felt about the Nixon parallel. “You can go ahead and read the history, I think, and draw your own conclusions.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; milhous; obama; obamascandals; richard

1 posted on 05/20/2013 9:24:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This article is offensive.
I liked Nixon. I don’t like for Obama at all.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 05/20/2013 9:28:40 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

Don’t forget his side kick J. Eric Holder.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Nachum

If Nixon had a son ...


5 posted on 05/20/2013 9:31:39 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Nachum

I wish everyone would stop comparing der Fuehrer to Nixon. Nixon had more respect for the Constitution and the Republic than this POS National Socialist Democrat ever could. Nixon had a sense of honor; he declined to press the issue of the rampant cheating in 1960 and the fact that he probably won then because he didn’t want to put the country through a Constitutional crisis. He resigned rather than forcing an impeachment crisis. He was flawed but he was more of an american than any democrat could ever strive to be (if any ever did).

FUBO, FAD, and down with the democrat party.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 9:32:20 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Nachum
Good article -- very telling...

Thanks N...

7 posted on 05/20/2013 9:38:15 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Nachum

Here is my point:

We don’t need a “GATE” to already have enough knowledge of what this administration is doing and fostering- Thuggery.

If they refuse to come out and tell the American people what happened in these scandals then that is all we need to know. If they had explanations then they would have already given them.
They are caught. Liars. Thugs. intimidators. We don’t need a Congressional panel to understand it. It’s already there for all to see.
It is not necessary that everything be traced right to Obama.
It’s his administration. LIARS, Thugs and Intimidators.
Including Hillary Clinton.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 9:40:26 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: Nachum
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9 posted on 05/20/2013 9:44:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("“Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: BuffaloJack

I’m in the same boat. I don’t like it but it is something that liberals understand. We have all the time in the world to repair Nixon’s legacy later.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 9:45:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

If hussein were white, he’d be gone already by impeachment. Come to think of it, he never would have been elected to begin with, due to lack of any kind of experience.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 9:45:59 AM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: RJS1950

I liked Nixon too. He was brilliant and had many talents.

But- Nixon also wanted socialized medicine. He took us off the gold standard, and installed wage and price controls.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Re the beginning of the article, Obama is the ONLY one who is comparing Obama to previous great Presidents. Embarrassing hubris.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Nachum
The comparisons to Nixon are interesting, but perhaps really something of a coincidence.

When one considers what some psychological experts write about Mister Obama, the comparisons to others in history (who displayed the characteristics of the pathological narcissist), are even scarier.

And this is important because (from the above article) the pathological narcissist craves power and adulation, hates criticism, indulges in "magical thinking", and gets even with critics.

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14 posted on 05/20/2013 9:54:46 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: IronJack

Good one.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 9:59:58 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BuffaloJack

Hear, hear (for Nixon).


16 posted on 05/20/2013 10:25:12 AM PDT by kenavi ("Beware of rulers, for they befriend only for their own benefit." Gamliel)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re Welcome, Enjoy! :o)


17 posted on 05/20/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

Nixon also gave us the EPA.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 10:42:50 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“Nixon also gave us the EPA.”

Yep.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for letting me steal it.


20 posted on 05/20/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("“Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My pleasure, spread it around!


21 posted on 05/20/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RJS1950
““I don’t mean just beat them,” Nixon adds. “It’s good to beat them. But I mean smashed. They must be, they must be, disgraced, driven right out of public life.”

President Nixon probably said those things, but the Clintons adopted them with a vengence.

22 posted on 05/20/2013 10:52:17 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: RJS1950
““I don’t mean just beat them,” Nixon adds. “It’s good to beat them. But I mean smashed. They must be, they must be, disgraced, driven right out of public life.”

President Nixon probably said those things, but the Clintons adopted them with a vengence.

23 posted on 05/20/2013 10:53:19 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Nachum

24 posted on 05/20/2013 11:03:22 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: smoothsailing; E. Pluribus Unum

Give credit where it is due. The Great One started using the term “Barak Milhous Obama” soon after the clown car media decided that any referrence to his real middle name was racist.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 12:41:39 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9
It's a pretty obvious thing to do. It was done with Clinton.

Google search for Richard Milhous Clinton

26 posted on 05/20/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("“Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 05/20/2013 12:56:53 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: presidio9; E. Pluribus Unum

Willard Milhous Romney

28 posted on 05/20/2013 2:24:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum; RJS1950; smoothsailing

Nixon never ate a dog.


29 posted on 05/20/2013 2:36:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nixon never ate a dog.

Unless the Chicoms slipped him some when he was over there.

30 posted on 05/20/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Sneaky commies...


31 posted on 05/20/2013 2:48:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
He loved that little dog Checkers, he would have never eaten him. He would have eaten a good Republican cloth coat before he would eat that dog! :o)


32 posted on 05/20/2013 2:55:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I do not doubt that at all.


33 posted on 05/20/2013 3:02:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RJS1950
He was flawed but he was more of an american than any democrat could ever strive to be (if any ever did).

Well said! Richard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy were two of the most maligned men ever to serve the American People. History has not been as kind as it should have been to these men, as a closer scrutiny shows that they were both right more often then they were wrong. The Left will never forgive them which speaks volumes about their moral character, having excoriated two good men, they will never recant.

Regards,
GtG

34 posted on 05/20/2013 3:19:09 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Nachum
He took us off the gold standard.

I thought that was FDR, or maybe his Treasury Sec. FDR certainly confiscated all privately held Gold in the United States on April 5, 1933, under Presidential Executive Order number 6102. Another Democratic Saint (ego-manic) who governed by EO.

Regards,
GtG

35 posted on 05/20/2013 3:30:48 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Hotlanta Mike; Nachum
ALL the Rats do this crap.
36 posted on 05/20/2013 3:49:52 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

It was both. :)

How Roosevelt and Nixon Ended the Gold Standard - Harley

http://www.harley.com/money/the-end-of-the-gold-standard.html


37 posted on 05/20/2013 5:45:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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