Skip to comments.Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Nixon?
Posted on 03/13/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them?
Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack Obama.
Nixon tried to use the Internal Revenue Service to go after his political enemies -- although his IRS chiefs at least refused his orders to focus on liberals.
Nixon ignored settled law and picked and chose which statutes he would enforce -- from denying funds for the Clean Water Act to ignoring congressional subpoenas.
Nixon attacked TV networks and got into personal arguments with journalists such as CBS's Dan Rather.
Nixon wanted the Federal Communications Commission to hold up the licensing of some television stations on the basis of their political views.
Nixon went after "enemies." He ordered surveillance to hound his suspected political opponents and was paranoid about leaks.
Now, consider how President Obama has directed government, as opposed to the platitudes he has offered about how it should operate.
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Nixon talked to two Americans on the Moon...
The media would never allow the Blessed Obama to be treated that way.
“Would you buy a Medical Insurance Policy from Obama?”
To borrow a paraphrase of the Nixon era question: “Would you buy a used car from this man?”
Nixon did not have a Federal bureaucracy that is in a symbiotic relationship with leftist political lobbying organizations, and that was dominated by those sharing his leftist ideology, who do not need to be commanded to attack political enemies, but know what to do without being told.
Nixon attacked TV networks and got into personal arguments with journalists such as CBS’s Dan Rather.
And this is a high crime and misdemeanor how?
Did he use the IRS or NSA, against the people?
This is insulting to Nixon. Obama has surpassed anything Nixon did.
Nixon at least had some honor - AND he was an American.
Nixon did not “try to use the Internal Revenue Service to go after his enemies.” He suggested that that might be in order.He was advised that it would not fly and he made no move to actually do it. Nixon was a Statist and an economic disaster but he did not do this.
In short, yes and no. The petty Dear Leader is far more corrupt, criminal and tyrannical than Nixon could have ever dreamed of. Yet he will not be held accountable for his actions by the Congress, whether it be democrats(they are to corrupt and complicit in his criminal activities) or republicans(they are too spineless to do anything but fall to the ground in a stupor and foam at the mouth) controlled and it’s all due to his race.
He is like the black mobs rampaging through the country now. Everyone knows what they are doing, the elected officials, law enforcement, media, citizenry. The mobs know and they know that because of their race nothing will be done about it.
Obama has set race relations back 40 yrs. So much for content of character...
Severus was such a historical figure, none of the Romans wanted to criticize him (and they'd get their heads cut off.)
Either Nixon or Kennedy or Clinton would suit me fine.
Nixon was a amateur against that arrogant pos
Victor Hansen’ here is doing a Nixon beats his wife hack hit piece which will be eagerly cited in MSM cable. Leveling charges but fails to cite specific examples to each charge which is what you would expect from a guy like Schultz but not Hansen. Why is he setting up a Nixon comparison ? Is it a leadup to the Obama impeachment process? Then he should be specific and cite examples demonstrating how one President wasn’t allowed machinations but another is.
Hey “Vic” !Go Back and get it right....
Shelia Jackson Lee talked to two on Mars!
But Nixon didn’t have the get out of jail free race card.
But Nixon loved America.
I will leave it at just that.
And Nixon had Judge Sirica. Calling Judge Sirica.
Where is conservatives red line?
“Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Nixon?”
Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Stalin?
Obama is using the NSA to listen and track both his domestic enemies as his European "friends" leaders, members of NATO. His sub-secretary of State, Nuland, expressed the administration open disdain for US allies by a resounding "F@@k the EU"!
Yes, but instead of walking it with Sam Ervin, Peter Rodino, and the Washington Post, he's walking it with Harry Reid, John Boehner, and Alex Jones.
I say he walks.
The similarities to Nixon, and the trajectory of the fall, show some eerie parallels, with a few important differences.
Nixon was actually an American, and never used any kind of affirmative action to get into position of political power. Worse, the press and other media of the time when Nixon was climbing up to his eventual heights, was almost uniformly AGAINST Nixon, but he rose and rose again in spite of them.
Even at his dip into despair, in 1962, when Nixon was prone to feeling a little beaten up after losing the California gubernatorial race, he quietly went about rebuilding his brand, something that the Current Occupant has never dirtied his hands with, always having been somebody else’s pet project. Doors were opened for The Won that Nixon had to batter his way through.
But the bruising earlier battles really changed Nixon, into a much more driven person than he would have been otherwise. Obsession with being a convincing and important public figure, and having to do it all the while in a hostile environment, caused Nixon to be just a little more demanding, and some would say, rather paranoid in his dealings with those who set themselves up as his “enemies”.
The Imposter never has been as good at Nixon in repelling his “enemies”, but he has had impressive defense set up for him all along the way. Even with all that, the New Imperial Presidency has not been able to resonate with more than a part of the highly vocal prevent defense crowd, and in the end, has shown no proficiency or expertise in the art of governance.
yes I would if Obama was the other salesman.
I’ll take tricky Dick or dickless Obama any day.
At least Nixon was not a red diaper doper baby, committed to the cause Marxist.
Oh right. Ohomo makes Nixon look like a choirboy.
“Nixon talked to two Americans on the Moon...”
Butt, BUTT, - Obama talked to two queers in the Man’s Country Bath House in Chicongo.
Who exposed himself to the greater danger?
Give Obama credit where it is due.