Skip to comments.40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Resignation - August 9, 1974
Posted on 07/25/2014 10:53:14 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
For decades we have been subjected to a journalistic feeding frenzy every five years to celebrate the anniversary of the resignation of Richard M. Nixon.
We are now two weeks and a day from the fortieth anniversary of President Nixons resignation on August 9, 1974. But, as we know in 2014, compared to what the Democrats will excuse in any Democrat, Richard Nixon was pure as the wind-driven snow.
I suggest that it is time to celebrate Nixons refusal to put the country through a crisis, first by declining to contest JFKs razor-thin victory amid allegations of irregularities in significant states in 1960, and then by declining to fight to the bitter end in 1974.
Which is easier to believe - that Nixons secretary accidentally erased an 18-minute segment of a tape while being distracted by a confusing phone call, or that 19 IRS hard drives (less than twenty, according to the government) all crashed at the same time and were (illegally) recycled while there was (also illegally) no backup anywhere?
Watergate was a teenage prank compared to what is happening in DC today.
Agreed, well said.
It was really a coup, plain and simple.
The big difference between then and now is the question “who’s going to jail?” was answered in spades back then. Now it’s not even asked. I also believe that no mater what they did, even adjusted for inflation, the Nixon administration people didn’t earn squat compared to what the current bunch of creeps bring home in money and benefits now.
Nixon resigning over what seems to be spilled milk today as compared to all the BS the current occupant of the WH pulls on a daily basis, but that’s our communist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial media for you.
JFK’s victory led to the end of the United States, Eisenhower’s veep should have challenged the results.
Without the 60s, and Vietnam, and unionizing government and the 1965 Immigration Act, we would still be America.
The nation owes a huge apology to Richard Nixon AND EVEN BILL CLINTON for what was done to them in contrast to the crimes and treasonous acts committed and by B. Hussein that are ignored today.
This is when the communists Joe McCarthy warned us about started coming into power, and gee whiz, look how good things worked out. Not only do we have a commie as President, but a commie in virtually every other political office in the US. Remember when commies use to be lambasted as much as Nazis? Not anymore. Democrats can’t even run a middle of the road candidate nowadays they are so infected.
I think that’s another one of the reasons Bubba hates Obamas guts, because he gets away with all this crap. What needs to go above all else besides Obama, is Congress as well. They are just as culpable as this treasonous piece of rat slime. They know damn well what he is all about but they refuse to do anything while Rome burns and he plays his fiddle.
Did you know that Bill Clinton was impeached, disbarred and found in contempt of court while president? The press doesn’t ever mention it, so I don’t blame you if you don’t.
I would argue that JFK's death, benefitting LBJ was the end of the United States. In any event, the 60-64 years were the tell-tale years.
Nixon is owed a huge apology.
Twas a coup d’etat.
“Nixon is owed a huge apology.”
An apology is not enough. The Congress should have been pinning medals on Nixon and his entire staff.
They all were trying to keep a known-communist out of the White House.
Clinton and Nixon actually became fairly close in Nixon’s final days.
One thing Nixon doesn’t get enough credit for is for literally saving Israel in 1973, Golda Meir basically admitted that if not for Nixon, Israel may very well had lost that war.
The big difference, too, is that many Republicans did not support Nixon when his involvement was revealed. And a significant number would have voted to impeach and remove him. The Demonrats proved they would not vote to remove a lying Bill Clintion; similarly, they would never vote to remeove the Obamanation no matter how egregious his offenses.
It’s too bad King Barry doesn’t abdicate.
LBJ single handed was responsible for affirmative action, the great society and many, many useless American deaths in VN.
JFK had already prior to his and Jackie's Dallas trip. I was decided that LBJ was to be dumped from JFK's next election campaign.
This was reinforced by his brother Bobby who had told JFK, that he would not serve with LBJ in the next term.
I would not want apologize to WJC for anything.
I think Bonnie and Clod were among the most despicable low lifes ever to occupy the WH.
Look at this, this is protesters in EGYPT! It's a MUSLIM COUNTRY! That's how radical Obama is! This is the kind of President Democraps got us.
The Democrat-Media Complex has dwelled for 40 years on an 18 minute gap out of hundreds of hours of tape that actually got turned over to Congress, but the IRS destroys hard drives, emails, and erases hundreds of entire backup tapes... and that’s no big deal.
August 10, 1974, I walked into the FARMER’S MARKET in Bloomfield NM and there at the checkout counter was the STAR tabloid with this headline in big bold letters...
JEAN DIXON SAYS NIXON WILL NOT RESIGN!
Ten years later, Jean Dixon’s PR people made the claim that she HAD predicted Nixon’s resignation.
What Nixon did was minor compared with what both Clinton and Obama have gotten away with.
I totally agree - Nixon demonstrated more love of his country in both 1960 (compare with AlGore’s determination to put the country through a Constitutional crisis in 2000) and 1974 (compare with Clinton’s lies in 1998- ‘nuff said) than any Democrat president ever has or would.
LBJ helps hide what JFK did to us.
From Vietnam, to the 1965 Immigration Act, to homelessness (permanently emptying the mental hospitals in 1963 legislation) to unionizing government, to stealing the 1960 election and giving us LBJ, JFK was the end of America.
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s.
In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960.
In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin.
After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.