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One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dennis McLellan

Posted on 05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79.

Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Sunday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a stroke. Jeffrey H. Hull of the Hull Funeral Home in Danbury confirmed his death.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: death; magruder; nixon; watergate

1 posted on 05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
seven months in prison

Watergate was nothing.

The entire Obama administration deserves years in the big house for their treason and crimes against humanity.

2 posted on 05/16/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Democrats across the nation are popping a bottle of champagne.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Traitors are hanged.

Just sayin’...


4 posted on 05/16/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I remember those days very very well. Watergate was the media’s dream come true and they played it for all it was worth and more.

Everyone ignores the reason they tried to burglarize the offices. They were sure the Democrats were committing treason and wanted proof.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Watergate remains the left’s golden grail, yet when their heroes and fellow travelers do the real things Nixon was accused of, the media parties on.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 6:44:48 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

The one thing I never understood about the media’s hatred of Nixon was that he was not even that conservative.

He was anti-Cummunist but that is about it. He did try to appoint some conservatives to the supreme court but the left blocked him for the most part.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 6:51:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
The one thing I never understood about the media’s hatred of Nixon was that he was not even that conservative.

He defeated a left-wing congresswoman in 1948 to claim a seat in the House. They hated him for that, and never forgave him.

Once in the House, he went after communists in the government without reservation or apology.

They hated him for that too.

8 posted on 05/16/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: yarddog
He was anti-Communist

In fact, that was the reason!

9 posted on 05/16/2014 6:59:36 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These people were”ChoirBoys”in comparison with Obongo and his Merry Band Of Criminals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:29 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: yarddog
He was anti-Cummunist (sic)

That was more than enough to unleash the media dogs off on him.

11 posted on 05/16/2014 7:00:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation; Brandonmark

Yeah being against Communism probably was enough.

I remember someone saying, “scratch a liberal, and underneath you will find pure red”.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:09 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Watergate pales compared to what is going on today.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 7:03:11 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: bandleader

This business with Carl Levin and the IRS is worse than anything I know of during the Nixon administration, because as far as I’m concerned, it may go higher than Carl Levin.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m only mildly sad he was caught. More like annoyed.

LBJ did the same thing using Hoover.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 7:13:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Did Magruder later turn “Democrat”?


16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:15:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: crazycatlady

People in MI will always believe whatever Carl Levin says, but they don’t know why.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:16:15 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: Luke21

Watergate was a John Dean operation to retrieve the DNC’s black book of hookers. It included the name of his then girlfriend who he later married.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 7:18:56 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: yarddog
Everyone ignores the reason they tried to burglarize the offices. They were sure the Democrats were committing treason and wanted proof.

I saw a TV show with Bill Curtis doing an investigation on Watergate. His conclusion was that the Watergate Burglars were after a little black book in one of the offices of the Democrat headquarters, that had the names of some 'escorts' in it. One of those names supposedly was "Mo", then girlfriend, later wife, of John Dean, who supposedly sent the burglars on their mission, so she wouldn't be embarrassed by being exposed.

19 posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nixon used the IRS out of Dothan, Alabama to get George Wallace. They got him too. Actually Wallace had not accepted any bribes but his friends and relatives did.

Then all of a sudden they were ordered to drop the case.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:17 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Parley Baer
Watergate pales compared to what is going on today.

It does, but the liberal media apparently isn't interested in doing investigative journalism, except against conservatives.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: yarddog
“Everyone ignores the reason they tried to burglarize the offices. They were sure the Democrats were committing treason and wanted proof.”

The book “Silent Coup” makes the argument that the burglary was in order to get the Democrats “black book” so as to keep from embarrassing John Dean's future wife who was a prostitute.

G. Gordon Liddy spoke highly of the book and I figured he was in a position to recommend the most truthful account.

22 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: Clay Moore

I have heard that story too but I am standing by my story of the democrat treason.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I would love to know the definitive truth. The whole affair has always fascinated me how close we actually came to a coup by the leftists.

Either way, democrat treason is as safe a bet as you will ever find.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 8:59:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Time magazine prepared a very interesting perspective on Watergate.

It well supports G. Gordon Liddy’s account.

The whole thing was John Dean’s idea and it had nothing to do with the election.

It was to recover a little black book that would have proven his wife’s “occupation”, working out of the Watergate hotel.

Larry O’brien’s office was on the wrong side of the suit of offices targeted.
If the motive were political intel, they would have gone after his office and they did not.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Everybody

Click on magruder above comment #1 for articles in the FR archive about Mr. Magruder.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 9:16:35 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: G Larry

Liddy wins, Dean Loses:

>http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/liddy-wins-john-dean-loses/<


28 posted on 05/16/2014 9:22:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: crazycatlady
IIRC, Nixon just considered doing some of the stuff Obama is doing and has done (such as using the IRS to attack the opposition).
29 posted on 05/16/2014 9:23:00 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: yarddog
The one thing I never understood about the media’s hatred of Nixon was that he was not even that conservative.

Two words: Alger Hiss. Democrats, the Left, and other fellow travelers never forgave Nixon for going after Alger Hiss.

30 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: crazycatlady

Oh,You Can RELY On That!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 05/17/2014 10:19:18 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: yarddog
The one thing I never understood about the media’s hatred of Nixon was that he was not even that conservative.

It had a lot to do with the Kennedy team. In 1960, there was much discussion of which candidate was more liberal or more conservative and whether there was really any difference. The Kennedy people played up the "class" angle. Kennedy was the noble young prince, and Nixon the crude churl. Somehow that meme stuck and liberals and the media didn't really ask themselves how and why they became supporters of the aristocratic principle in politics.

Of course, Hiss and McCarthy were also factors. The left couldn't forgive Nixon for Hiss and associated Nixon with McCarthy. The cartoonist Herblock was a link between the left and more orthodox Democrats. He had it in for Nixon for years and did what he could to make a Nixon-McCarthy association stick. Herblock portrayed Nixon as a vicious partisan mudslinger in part perhaps because he was that way himself, and the repeated sting of his cartoons did a lot to make Nixon into just that kind of politician.

Nixon not that conservative? Liberals were riding high in the 1960s. They assumed that anybody who didn't go along 100% was standing in the way of progress and had to be defeated. Later on, conservatives got more confidence and liberals more timid, so conservatives could find Nixon wanting and liberals could accept the once despised Eisenhower (if not quite Nixon) as almost one of their own.

32 posted on 05/17/2014 11:10:50 AM PDT by x
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