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  • Dirty Tricks, Dirty Liars: What Difference At This Point Does It Make?

    10/25/2016 6:07:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-25-2016 | MOTUS
    Disturbing isn’t it? Soros owned voting machines capable of fraud in 16 states, Soros funded dirty tricks  committing voter fraud, with direct ties to the Clinton campaign. Remember when people used to be outraged over such things? Didn’t “dirty tricks” like that once bring a President down? The Nixon Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), a private non-governmental entity, had used funds from its coffers to pay for, and later coverup, "dirty tricks". – Conservapedia Of course, as people love to remind you, it wasn’t the dirty tricks themselves that brought Nixon down it was the coverup – because lying...
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • If Nixon Had Done Emailgate, He Would Have Died In Prison

    10/13/2016 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/16 | Dave Merrick
    Hillary can continue in her telling silence because America will answer that question for her, depending completely upon which way this election takes us The second presidential debate pushed these two thoughts into the front of my brain: First, why are the moderators always allowed to be so egregiously, unapologetically, shamelessly biased against Mr. Trump? And, secondly, and this is not supposed to be funny - indeed, it is no laughing matter - why didn’t Hillary do her part of the debate dressed in orange and in a concrete and steel cell - pacing back and forth under an observation...
  • Chicago 8 trial opens in Chicago

    09/23/2016 1:31:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen
    --SNIP-- The group was charged with conspiracy to cross state lines with intent to incite a riot. All but Seale were represented by attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass. The trial, presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman, turned into a circus as the defendants and their attorneys used the court as a platform to attack Nixon, the war, racisim, and oppression. Their tactics were so disruptive that at one point, Judge Hoffman ordered Seale gagged and strapped to his chair. When the trial ended in February 1970, Hoffman found the defendants and their attorneys guilty of 175 counts of contempt...
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • YOUTUBE - Hillary's Unethical Conduct in Watergate

    09/07/2016 8:41:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | orig 2008 | dfu
    Click the link. This explains it so even the left can understand what she did. I had the opportunity to speak with Zeifman sometime around 2007. He died a few years ago. He knew the Clintons had destroyed his Democratic Party. Enjoy the personal clips I acquired from my friend Peter Paul.
  • MO: Bloomberg Organization Pushes to Stop Override of Gun Reform Veto

    09/05/2016 6:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of Missouri Governor (D) Jay Nixon’s most visible actions against Second Amendment rights was his veto of the gun reform bill SB 656.  SB 656 contains a number of common sense reforms to restore Second Amendment rights and protections for people who legitimately engage in self defense.  From the NRA-ILA Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Eric Greitens Wins Missouri Governor Primary

    08/02/2016 7:58:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2016 | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens won the Republican primary for Missouri governor Tuesday after a hard-fought race in which he cast himself as a conservative outsider willing to use his military bravado to blow up perceived corruption in government. Greitens prevailed over another self-described outsider, businessman John Brunner, and a pair of more experienced Republican leaders — longtime Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway. He will face Attorney General Chris Koster, who easily won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, in the Nov. 8 general election. The Missouri governor's office will be open...
  • In Missouri, Ferguson Is Still Burning

    07/31/2016 9:56:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | July 31, 2016 | Maggie Severns
    SIKESTON, Missouri — On a Friday evening in late July, Catherine Hanaway stood before 50 attentive citizens of a small town in southeastern Missouri—men in slacks and sneakers, women with nicely done hair. Her 6-foot-tall frame swayed slightly as, with her usual frankness, she made a spirited case to be the next governor. The country is breaking down, the former federal prosecutor told the group gathered in the newly opened headquarters of the local Republican Party—police ambushed and murdered in Dallas, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Ballwin, Missouri—three shootings and eight dead in 10 days. As people nibbled cupcakes topped...
  • Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968

    07/22/2016 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 7 replies
    4President.Org ^ | 07-22-2016 | Richard M. Nixon
    Nixon Agnew 1968 (Click to Return to 1968 Page) Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech Republican National Convention Miami Beach, Florida August 8, 1968 Mr. Chairman, delegates to this convention, my fellow Americans. Sixteen years ago I stood before this Convention to accept your nomination as the running mate of one of the greatest Americans of our time -- or of any time -- Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eight years ago, I had the highest honor of accepting your nomination for President of the United States. Tonight, I again proudly accept that nomination for President of the United States. But...
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz 'is a dumb son of a bitch'

    07/20/2016 9:36:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    "By Ted Cruz not supporting the nominee, he's exempted himself from real conservatives," he said. "No voter gives a crap about what Ted Cruz does. The only person this hurts is Ted Cruz..." "Ted Cruz thinks he's Ronald Reagan. The problem is he's not anything near Reagan in terms of being an inspiring, likable figure," Stone said. "He's a dumb son of a bitch who thinks he's smarter than everybody else." "He's a despicable human being," he added
  • Governor Nixon's Missouri Muddle (Effects of BLM)

    07/13/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Before August 9, 2014, Jay Nixon was an unfamiliar name. The Democratic governor of Missouri for five years, before that its attorney general for 16 years, had managed to govern far from the scorching rays of the national media limelight, and in doing so he accrued a not-unimpressive résumé in the Show Me State. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., and Governor Nixon found himself in the national spotlight — to which he has responded with something less than aplomb. Two days after the shooting, Nixon asked the Department of Justice independently to investigate Brown’s death, and...
  • Where Nixon Running as Law and Order Candidate Smoked Democratic Humphrey For the Presidency

    07/12/2016 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/16 | Mitch Wolfe
    It’s 1968 All Over Again: It’s 1968 All Over Again- Where Nixon Running as Law and Order Candidate Smoked Democratic Humphrey For the Presidency Crooked and lying Hillary, the most untrustworthy Democratic candidate in modern times, thought she had the American presidency all locked up about a week ago. She had Obama campaigning for her with his great support in the black and Hispanic communities. Hillary thought that notwithstanding all her terrible political baggage that she and Slick Willy have been carrying for decades, she would easily defeat the political novice, the controversial Donald Trump.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Presidential pardons: Dick and Gerry and Barry and Hill

    07/07/2016 7:38:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It is hard to believe Obama will not, at some point, pardon Clinton for any crimes she may have committed There has been very little discussion about the power of the president of the United States to issue pardons in relation to Hillary Clinton and her use of personal servers. The decision of FBI Director James Comey, quickly affirmed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, that Clinton would not be indicted for any crimes she may have committed regarding classified information, shocked a lot of people but it should not have. All Comey’s statement did was make it official that under...
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of America’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • Writing Our Own Rules Since 2009

    06/02/2016 5:16:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-2-2016 | MOTUS
    What do you do when the facts don’t fit the narrative written by your “failed fiction writer?” That’s simple, do what Facebook and Hilllary do: delete the evidence.Only thing though, try not to get caught. There might have consequences, dependent on your skin color…and/or your hair color.Because if you’re a Black head of state or a blond or redheaded Woman of State, what difference, at this point, does it make?Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Donald Trump meets Republican foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger

    05/18/2016 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Lawler
    Donald Trump met Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and long-time foreign policy guru on Wednesday. Mr Kissinger is the latest in a string of policy experts sought out by Mr Trump as he looks to reassure the Republican establishment that he is not, as Hillary Clinton has described him, a "loose cannon". Mr Trump's "America First" foreign policy aligns in part with Mr Kissinger's realist approach, with both men emphasising US self-interest in dealings with other countries.
  • From Nixon to Clinton

    05/05/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    I’ve been saying for months that Donald Trump is the George McGovern of the GOP, the fractious leader who so alienated the elders of his party that they deserted him in droves, handing the election to his opponent. We’re already seeing the signs. Clinton has begun casting her candidacy in recent days as a cry to unify a divided country. After a series of victories last week, which all but ensured she will capture her party’s nomination, Clinton called on Democrats, independents and what she called “thoughtful Republicans” to back her bid.
  • Donald Trump, a Nixon-Kissinger Realist

    04/09/2016 7:58:42 PM PDT · by astrat7 · 57 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 6, 2016 | Crispin Rovere
    In my previous post (for the Lowy Interpreter) I labeled the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump, a 'Nixon-Kissinger realist'. Since then, Trump has provided a detailed account of his worldview in an interview with David Sanger and Maggie Haberman from the New York Times. It affirms my previous description and here I expand on what I mean. Nixon became president in the shadow of Vietnam; the 'domino theory' had been discredited, the anti-war movement was gathering momentum, and the costs of becoming embroiled in wars that did not affect core American interests was keenly felt. In 1969,...
  • Not Even A Nixon

    04/04/2016 7:34:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2016 | MOTUS
    As the candidates - Democrat and Republican - continue to jostle each other around for political advantage, something larger than any of their egos is developing on the horizon. It's a shame the Republican candidates continue to waste time hectoring each other over the most trivial matters when over the last few days it has become increasingly clear how completely the president of the United States sold out the interests of our country and the West to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- by far (it isn't even close) the biggest state sponsor of terrorism. The candidates are missing an...
  • Top Nixon Aide: ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’

    03/25/2016 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Top adviser to Richard Nixon admitted that ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’ The “War on Drugs” was actually a political tool to crush leftist protesters and black people, a former Nixon White House adviser admitted in a decades-old interview published Tuesday. John Ehrlichman, who served as President Richard Nixon’s domestic policy chief, laid bare the sinister use of his boss’ controversial policy in a 1994 interview with journalist Dan Baum that the writer revisited in a new article for Harper’s magazine. “You want to know what this was really all about,”...
  • Fmr Presidential Adviser (Erlichman) Confesses: Nixon Invented Drug War to Decimate Hippies

    03/22/2016 4:28:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 139 replies ^ | |Mar. 22, 2016 5:15 pm | Robby Soave
    President Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs for one specific reason: to decimate his perceived political enemies—the anti-war left. That's according to an anecdote in a lengthy cover story for Harper's, in which journalist Dan Baum recounts an interview he conducted with John Erlichman, a former Nixon staffer who was jailed for one year due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Unprompted, Erlichman confessed the true purpose of federal drug prohibition: “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal...
  • Cruz Campaign Apologizes to Marco Rubio for Spreading False Bible Story

    02/22/2016 6:02:54 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 503 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rick Tyler, the Senior Communications Advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), issued a public apology after spreading a false story reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) made a nasty comment to a Cruz staffer about the Bible. "I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today," Tyler wrote on Facebook after sharing the false story online. "The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct." The false report indicated that Rubio said that there were "not many answers" in the Bible...
  • Presidential Campaigns and the Lessons of History

    02/18/2016 8:45:00 PM PST · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | February 18, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In any primary, there are a thousand questions to ask, but the first one – yes, the primary one – must be this: What year is it? No, not just “is this a presidential year or a midterm election,” though that’s important too... But what year is it, historically? That is, is it most analogous to a year we’ve seen before, or is it unlike any prior election, so we shouldn’t bother to see if we can learn from parallels? It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, that we’re always fighting the same war, that...
  • Dr. Zhivago vs. Dr. No – Democrat Debate Number Six

    02/12/2016 8:14:24 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Comrade Bernie Sanders took the stage last night in the sixth Democrat debate, pitting him against Hillary Rotten Clinton. Sanders was pumped up like Rocky on a raw egg shake binge after destroying Hillary in New Hampshire. New polls indicate he’s tied with Madame Secretary in Nevada. New polls indicate that she’s losing African-American support. New polls indicate she’s going to be on a Federal chain gang in a year. Hillary looked like the James Bond villain, Dr. No, dressed in her yellow Maoist style pants suit. Maybe Bernie should have worn a Maoist outfit as well, so they would...
  • Don’t Write Off Ted Cruz Because You Don’t Like Him

    01/29/2016 5:00:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 29, 2016 | Georgi Boorman
    Don't choose your candidate based on who you'd prefer to have a beer with, but whom you trust most to remain aligned with your principles. For me, that's Ted Cruz. Earlier in the primary season, when the frontrunners were just beginning to emerge, I expressed concern that Cruz was untrustworthy. It wasn't just my vaguely bitter recollection of Cruz's actions in the government shutdown fiasco, but something about his personality--the inflection of his voice, the way he too often lowered it to a whisper, the way he paced back and forth across the stage like a fired-up Baptist preacher going...
  • 61 - Proclamation 4311 - Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon September 8, 1974

    01/22/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies ^ | September 8, 1974 | Gerald Ford
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and was reelected in 1972 for a second term by the electors of forty-nine of the fifty states. His term in office continued until his resignation on August 9, 1974. Pursuant to resolutions of the House of Representatives, its Committee on the Judiciary conducted an inquiry and investigation on the impeachment of the President extending over more than eight months. The hearings of the Committee and its deliberations, which received wide national publicity over television,...
  • Levin Trashes ‘Nixonian’ Trump: Running ‘Campaign of Personal Attacks’

    01/20/2016 6:02:57 PM PST · by TBBT · 177 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/20/16 | Josh Feldman
    Mark Levin is growing steadily angrier at Trump, saying tonight he's acting very "Nixonian," running an "Alinskyite" campaign, and straight-up lying about Ted Cruz. Levin has been criticizing Trump a lot recently, but tonight he took it to a whole new level, declaring, "If he becomes the nominee, a lot of people who otherwise would unite under that tent may not, because when you run a campaign of personal attacks, an Alinskyite campaign, wittingly or unwittingly, you turn people off." He's really tired of Trump's attacks on Cruz over his bank loans, Canadian birth, supposed unlikeability, etc. Levin is no...
  • Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles

    11/27/2015 4:08:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012 | startreknewvoyages
    Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles startreknewvoyages
  • Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth

    10/30/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2015 | Conrad Black
    <p>Richard Nixon came into office in 1969 with 550,000 conscripts in Vietnam, 200 to 400 coming home dead every week, no exit strategy, and anti-war and race riots constantly erupting all over the country. There were no relations with China and no substantive discussions in progress with the Soviet Union or the principal Arab states. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated in 1968, and the routine skyjacking of civil airliners had begun. By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history with the USSR, ended school segregation while avoiding the lunacy of court-ordered busing of millions of schoolchildren around the metropolitan areas of the country for “racial balance” (i.e., chaos), started a peace process in the Middle East, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, and abolished the draft. There were no more riots, skyjackings, or high-level assassinations.</p>
  • Maybe We should Stop Using A Platitude And Really Remember The History We should Not Forget

    10/29/2015 7:40:37 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    history ^ | October 29, 2015 | knarf
    Everything we discuss now ... minimum wage, teacher's salary, government growth, 55 years ago
  • Richard Nixon Wrote Donald Trump a Letter in 1987 Encouraging him to Run for Office

    09/08/2015 7:46:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 09/08/2015 | John S. Roberts
    Donald Trump once received a letter encouraging him to run for president from the only man to have resigned from office: Richard Nixon.I guess Tricky Dick and wife Pat saw something in Trump back in the 80s that many Americans are seeing for themselves today.What’s kind of weird though, is that Nixon was a Republican, and when he sent this letter to “the Donald,” Trump was most certainly still a Democrat.From IJ Review via NY Times: On Dec. 21 of that year, Mr. Nixon, the former president, dashed off an admiring letter to the real estate developer, according to a new biography of Mr. Trump,...
  • G. Gordon Liddy testifies he was in the dark about Watergate break-in

    07/02/2002 6:01:12 AM PDT · by Valin · 60 replies · 715+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune / AP ^ | 7/2/02 | Gretchen Parker
    <p>BALTIMORE -- Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy on Monday testified that he was kept in the dark about the 1972 break-in he helped organize - even as he lay in wait that night with radio transmitters at the Watergate hotel.</p>
  • FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats

    02/21/2010 10:30:21 AM PST · by Marty62 · 34 replies · 850+ views
    WaPo ^ | Tuesday, October 10, 1972 | Woodward/Bernstein
    FBI Finds Nixon Aides Sabotaged Democrats By Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Washington Post Writers Tuesday, October 10, 1972; Page A01 FBI agents have established that the Watergate bugging incident stemmed from a massive campaign of political spying and sabotage conducted on behalf of President Nixon's re-election and directed by officials of the White House and the Committee for the Re-election of the President. The activities, according to information in FBI and Department of Justice files, were aimed at all the major Democratic presidential contenders and -- since 1971 -- represented a basic strategy of the Nixon re-election effort. During...
  • New Watergate book says John Dean ordered break-in

    05/19/2008 8:05:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 55 replies · 2,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2008 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new book on the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon alleges that White House counsel John Dean ordered the infamous Watergate break-in in 1972, a charge Dean strongly rejected. James Rosen, a Fox News Channel correspondent in Washington, made the charge based on interviews and an exhaustive review of documents for "The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate." Dean called Rosen's assertion "pathetic." Rosen quoted from a 1990 interview from another central Watergate figure, Jeb Magruder, that "the first plan that we got had been initiated by Dean." To help build his...
  • The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down

    08/30/2015 10:06:31 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | Sunday, Aug 30 | Geoff Shepard.
    Book Discussion on The Real Watergate Scandal Geoff Shepard, former associate director in the Nixon administration, presents research he contends shows misconduct by the judges and prosecutors involved in the Watergate trials. An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger...
  • Up from Trumpism ("Trump’s appeal is a cartoon version of Richard Nixon’s")

    08/28/2015 9:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 7, 2015 Issue | William Kristol
    ‘The Muse of History must not be fastidious.” Thus Churchill the historian. But as Churchill the politician knew, the Muse of Politics must not be fastidious either. Which brings us to Donald Trump. Trump is, to say the least, not in favor among the fastidious. He’s not even in much favor among those of us who are nonfastidious in our politics. We at The Weekly Standard enjoy the rough-and-readiness of the American political scene—but we also understand the distinction between a reality show and reality, between performing and governing. We love American democracy and are impressed by Trump’s mastery of...
  • [FILM REVIEW] Buckley vs. Vidal: The Real Story

    08/25/2015 12:11:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Lind
    What does ‘The Best of Enemies’ get wrong? Just about everything, but especially the battle between left and right. I'm disappointed to report that “The Best of Enemies,” the new film about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, is the worst of documentaries. I should know—I was acquainted with both men, and neither the individuals nor their philosophies are accurately portrayed. Worst of all, the movie badly misrepresents the very issue it purports to illuminate: the titanic battle between liberalism and conservatism in the middle of the 20th century. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, as a second-generation neoconservative Democrat,...
  • Do Hillary and Nixon Look Like Soulmates?

    08/21/2015 5:39:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | John Fund
    When Bob Woodward, one of two Washington Post reporters who were instrumental in cracking open Watergate, went on MSNBC and compared Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal to Richard Nixon’s tapes, eyebrows went up all over Washington. Then it was reported that FBI analysts may be able to recover some of the e-mails that were “wiped” off of Hillary’s private server as well as learn who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to hack it. Comparisons to Nixon and his tapes are becoming more concrete. The comparison drew howling scorn from Clinton defenders. On Wednesday, veteran Clinton consigliere James Carville...
  • Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s ...

    07/30/2015 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Cruz Compares Actual Abuse by IRS in Targeting Obama’s Political Opposition to Nixon’s Attempted Abuse of IRS At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the IRS scandal today, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), in his capacity as chairman of the relevant subcommittee, gave a hard-hitting opening statement, comparing the revenue agency’s actual abuses of political opponents during the Obama presidency to Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful attempt to use the agency to target political adversaries. The video is here; the transcript follows: We are here today convening this hearing for two unfortunate reasons. The main reason we are here is because we...
  • Ted Cruz beats up on IRS, Obama White House, comparing it to Watergate

    07/30/2015 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colby Itkowitz
    Running for president while simultaneously serving in the Senate has its shortfalls. You have to go on the record taking tough votes. You have a day job, which pulls you away from the campaign trail. But there’s also the perks not afforded to the other candidates. Namely, you can lob red meat at your base in the name of your official job. Exhibit A: Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing Wednesday afternoon. He sat in the chairman’s seat, gavel in hand, to proceed over the Congress’ umpteenth hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status....
  • Sen. Cruz Presses IRS Commissioner on Illegal Targeting of Conservatives

    07/30/2015 11:08:21 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | July 30, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While chairing a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and delivered a powerful statement on the IRS’ illegal targeting of conservative groups. Fox News: Cruz on Lost IRS Emails: ‘Nixon’s Ghost Must Have Been Smiling’…Ted Cruz grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and assailed the agency he leads at a heated hearing Wednesday where he likened claims that emails from controversial ex-official Lois Lerner were lost to a Richard Nixon cover-up. View video coverage of the hearing here.  Washington Post: Ted Cruz Beats Up on IRS, Obama White House, Comparing It to...
  • Citing IRS targeting, Cruz compares Obama to Nixon

    07/30/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the IRS on Wednesday of purposefully targeting conservative groups for political reasons, and failing years later to have cleaned up the problem. But Cruz, who’s running for president in 2016, made sure that a comparison of two White House occupants — President Obama and Richard Nixon — were part of his case as well. Cruz, who’s made abolishing the IRS a part of his presidential pitch, noted that Nixon had tried to use the agency to target his political opponents some four decades ago. The difference during Obama’s tenure, Cruz suggested, is that the IRS...
  • Donald Trump Is Channeling Richard Nixon - Coincidence that a top Trump adviser has a Nixon tattoo?

    07/24/2015 10:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Corn, Washington bureau chief
    Donald Trump is certainly unlike most Republican presidential candidates of recent years. But as he has come to dominate the GOP's 2016 contest, there's been a touch of Richard Nixon in the tirade-friendly tycoon. At least, Nixonian rhetoric. In the past few weeks, Trump has deployed some of Tricky Dick's most memorable flourishes. Is this a mere coincidence? One of Trump's top political strategists is Roger Stone, a veteran political operative and unapologetic dirty trickster who is an ardent fan of the scandal-ridden but politically savvy Nixon. (On his website Stone, who has a tattoo of Nixon on his back,...
  • Emails: Lois Lerner Is Longtime Friends With Regulator Who Targeted Scott Walker

    07/11/2015 1:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | July 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Lois Lerner, the former IRS official accused of targeting conservative non-profit groups, is longtime friends with a Wisconsin state regulator who helped local prosecutors investigate aides and conservative allies of Gov. Scott Walker. The Wall Street Journal reports in an editorial ["Wisconsin's Friends at the IRS"] that Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, the director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), were in routine contact via email between 2011 and 2013. Emails viewed by The Journal show that the two regulators discussed issues ranging from the personal to political. They shared news articles about campaign finance and also discussed dinner plans....
  • Richard Nixon Biographer: Hillary Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'

    07/03/2015 9:10:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rick Klein
    It’s become almost cliché in American politics to call a politician Nixonian or “like Nixon” -- and it’s rarely a positive to compare an officeholder or candidate to the only U.S. president to resign from office. Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing Hillary Clinton to Nixon works -- to an extent. “Mrs. Clinton does have some Nixonian attributes. She can be guarded and defensive, a little bit too tough on her enemies,” Thomas said in ABC News' “Power Players” series. “I saw this firsthand. She needs to...
  • When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roger Stone
    President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine. Weiner’s book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise. It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces...
  • America's Worst President Ever

    06/02/2015 8:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 31, 2015 | Robert W. Merry
    Woodrow Wilson. Here's Why. If you wanted to identify, with confidence, the very worst president in American history, how would you go about it? One approach would be to consult the various academic polls on presidential rankings that have been conducted from time to time since Harvard’s Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. pioneered this particular survey scholarship in 1948. Bad idea. Most of those surveys identify Warren G. Harding of Ohio as the worst ever. This is ridiculous. Harding presided over very robust economic times. Not only that, but he inherited a devastating economic recession when he was elected in 1920...
  • Frankenhillary: Bad at almost everything and still winning

    05/01/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5-1-15 | Daniel Halper
    As Clinton scandals continue to mount and her credibility plummets, gleeful Republicans are quietly discussing what once seemed impossible: Hillary Clinton might not survive primary season, let alone make it all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue. That may well turn out to be the case. But it’s not because of the allegations about “Clinton cash” or deleted emails. Those are major political scandals, to be sure, but of a kind that a shameless Bill Clinton skated through easily during his own administration. The deeper problem is personal. As the veteran Democratic strategist Bob Shrum put it to me, rather forlornly,...