Skip to comments.Which Was Worse: Watergate or Operation 'Fast and Furious'?
Posted on 07/07/2011 11:43:20 AM PDT by paul in cape
After The Washington Post broke the news of the Watergate break-ins in 1972, the Nixon administration circled the wagons. And in 1997 a full 25 years after the fact Katherine Graham, who was with The Post in 1972, vividly recalled how Nixon began making threats of economic retaliation against the paper.
According to Graham, Nixon bullied the paper, sought to silence it, and launched a campaign to undermine public confidence in [it].
Judging from what Graham said, it appears that Nixon wanted to be sure people understood that if they continued to pry into Watergate or talk about Watergate or break news about Watergate as it unfolded, there would be harsh ramifications. (Keep in mind Nixon had nothing to do with planning Watergate. Only with covering it up once he learned of it after the fact.)
Honestly folks, Watergate provided the Left with such a singularly sweet opportunity to bring down a Republican president that theyve never gotten over it.
As recently as 2004, MSNBC sent reporters to the streets to be sure up and coming generations had not forgotten what Nixon had done. (I dont want to belabor the point, but Nixon had nothing to do with planning Watergate. Only with covering it up once he learned of it after the fact.)
F&F hasn’t even unraveled yet...more to come
Watergate was political theater.
F&F is a criminal operation...............
(By full knowledge I mean that Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson says knew about it, but was kept in the dark regarding the extent of the operation, and the involvement of other agencies like the FBI and DEA.)
Why is State-run, Lame-Stream Media ignoring this story while they were totally enamored in the “Iran-Contra” Story. Oh, that’s right, this is a RAT administration doing the damage.
Only interest by them is when an “R” is in control of the White House and doing unsavory things.
The POTUS is directly RESPONSIBLE for US Deaths.
Obama’s WATERGATE is much, much worse.
Now we are going through the cover up phase where the pawns lie to protect the King.
Hang/imprison all of them from Holder to Obama.
It’s gonna be a long hot summer.
Just like 1974...................
Anything + Democrat President = Move along... nothing to see.
.50 caliber, semi-automatic, drug cartel supplying, people killing, informant target of operation, federal stimulus funded version of Watergate.............Sure!
fubo lied.....people died...
Watergate was bad, but....... F&F is an act of war.
No federal laws were broken.
Nixon never even knew about it until after-the-fact.
Fast & Furious was a criminal conspiracy to break federal laws orchestrated from the Oval Office for the purpose of manufacturing an excuse to subject the United States to an international gun control treaty.
Obama said he was working on gun control "under the radar." F&F was evidently what he meant.
There is your architect of this crap.
How many foreign nationals were killed as a result of Watergate?
Name one federal law that was broken.
“And in 1997 a full 25 years after the fact Katherine Graham, who was with The Post in 1972, vividly recalled how Nixon began making threats of economic retaliation against the paper.
The talentless Commie may “vividly recall” Richard Nixon’s alleged threats but let’s see her proof.
I “vividly recall” that Communists in the media (like Graham), and elsewhere, have been actively and arrogantly destroying the greatness of America for my entire life.
Would not surprise me to see NY's putzhead and the Lout's prints all over that piece of paper.
Kinda likened to the FAA sending 2,500 Boeing Airliners to the Taliban so they can track their flight plans as they fly them into public stadium events in America............To build a case against them for blowing a hole in the side of the USS Cole.
“Remember: No one died during Watergate, yet Nixon had to resign. Federal Agent Brian Terry is gone due to Fast and Furious its time for someone to lose their job, if not go to jail or face impeachment charges in the House of Representatives.”
Remember, Schumer groomed and mentored Weiner as his aide for a long time.
That dance partner is going to cost Schumer at some point.
“No one died in Watergate!!”
Where can I get the bumper sticker?
I’m thinking Rahm was involved. Then he split the scene.
Lays awake at night plotting more devious ways to grab firearms.
I recall him as a representative during the waco hearings circus. What a piece of work.
Go you one further, how many people died because of Watergate?
IMO, Fast and Furious is now at the point of needing a special prosecutor, and not some lap dog prosecutor either, someone of substance. We also need a presiding judge like Sirica.
From my experience, I nominate Joe Russinello, US Attorney, San Francisco as the prosecutor...he is honest, direct, and knows his stuff. For judge, how about we get someone out of retirment or on senior status like Bork who is a constitutional scholar.
“The POTUS is directly RESPONSIBLE for US Deaths.”
And it would be nice to see him charged as an accessory(at least) to murder. But I guess you can’t be charged when you’re king.
If the perp is a Democrat, the media is an arm of the Defense.
Fast and Furious will destroy any relations with Mexico and will be the Nazi type of attempt to disarm Americans and install a dictatorship.
Napolitano (sp) from Fox News might serve well as the judge.
Yup, they broke into private property.
I think you've forgotten the identity of the target ~ to wit, the DNC, the location ~ DC, the actors ~ White House employees.
Although they tried, the special counsel folks didn't begin to plumb the depths of the federal laws that coulda/woulda/shoulda applied.
There were OTHER aspects to the cluster of screwups covered by the term "Watergate". My old buddy Tom Huston made up plans to bust into every Embassy in DC ~ John Dean ran around with cash payments for the purpose of silencing the original Cuban defendants (at Arlington Towers, Madison Building, 7 AM, etc. 7th and 8th floor where they were billeted) ~ and more, much more and DrugFair began selling breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches.
Well they have working so Fast and Furious that people have died, multiple agencies have committed felonies and probably hundreds of gubmint workers as well.
WaterGate only caught a President, one cook cat and a couple of inept burglars. Did anyone die... /s
Most people don't realize that fact about Watergate. Nixon had nothing to do with putting it together or making it happen.
He just reacted foolishly after some dolts did something foolish. Watergate was such a tragedy. It could have easily gone away if Nixon would have made some simple decisions differently.
I thought of him but he was not in the federal courts before. I would also consider Judge Roy Bean if he were still alive.
All he had to do was cut the dolts loose.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Schumer secretes bile when he spots a microphone and camera.
Fast and Furious has a body count that will likely grow. Charging those involved with negligent homicide is being too kind.
"...Cheatin' at cards, the sentence is --->Boom!<---death...Oh, and ten dollar fine for laying around on the saloon floor..."
Mexico has recorded over 150 deaths traceable to this operation.
We are talking about a truly gruesome death toll, resulting from the President's attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment.
The glove sure fits!
Along with that shiite eating trademark grin.
“Its gonna be a long hot summer. Just like 1974...................”
I was at Scout camp that summer. It was hot as blazes.
“It could have easily gone away if Nixon would have made some simple decisions differently.”
Or, if the Commie media did not have a score to settle with Richard Nixon’s stalwart Commie hunting activities as a member of HUAC.
Or, if the DemocratMeida had looked the other way even a tiny fraction as much as they habitually did during the abjectly seedy JFK and LBJ administrations.
Boy zero is running gun control Under The Radar so it must be ok SARC/OFF
How about Clarence Thomas?
YOu have to know there are more than a few folks in D.C. who are a bit nervous about this one reaching out and touching them.
That was a stupid question to ask me. Go find someone else to play with.
Here, I’ll say it this way, just for you......... Watergate was good.
The offices in question were in the District of Columbia, where everything from murder to littering is a matter of federal law.
However, it would be nice to have a judgement against this bunch reach his desk on appeal!
Nope. Guy is a gun banner believe it or not. Got into a correspondance with him about hi-cap mags, NFA, etc. Said no one should own a semi-auto weapon. (Albiet he had it completely confused with full-auto weapons).