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  • Obama Insider Raises Concern About His Isolation Behind Jarrett & Michelle; Expect Press to Ignore

    07/14/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the early 1970s, the press obsessed about President Nixon's alleged "isolation," especially as the Watergate scandal, which in an objective lookback has to be seen as relative child's play compared to what we're seeing now, unfolded. Proof that Nixon's "isolation" had been a constant media theme in previous months is found in an NBC Nightly News report on May 10, 1973, when a White House staff reorganization was characterized by reporter Richard Valeriani as "Nixon moving to end President('s) isolation." On Fox News's "The Five" on Friday, Democrat Bob Beckel relayed what he said was an anonymous comment by...
  • Articles of Impeachment

    07/10/2014 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Articles of Impeachment adopted by House Judiciary Committee on July 27-30, 1974 RESOLVED, That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanours, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST RICHARD M. NIXON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANOURS. Article...
  • MO: Democrat Governor Nixon has until Mid July to Veto, Sign or Ignore Gun Law Reforms

    07/06/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On the last day of the legislative session, June 3rd, the Missouri legislature passed SB646, which reforms the State's gun laws.     The bill was passed with a veto proof majority in the house, 111- 28 and a potentially veto proof majority in the Senate, 21-7.   Four senators did not vote.   Two more votes are needed to make the Senate vote veto proof.   Three of the Senators have voted pro-second amendment rights in the past.   From opencarry.org, here is some history:  Mike Parson Rep Voted for nulification bill Bob Dixon Rep Voted previously to overide veto of nullification bill...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Bill Whittle: Losing the Peace in Iraq (video)

    07/02/2014 1:07:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-2-2014 | Bill Whittle
    History is written by the victors. But it doesn't take a lot of digging to reveal that the history of Vietnam -- written by the American Left -- is not the story of America losing the Vietnam War. America WON the Vietnam War. What America lost was the Vietnam PEACE. In his latest hard-hitting Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how that happened and how the exact same thing is happening in Iraq, as the Left once again tries to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. ------------------ TRANSCRIPT: LAST HELICOPTER OUT OF BAGHDAD Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is...
  • Clinton Was Fired for Obstructing Nixon Probe: Book

    06/28/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton might be hoping no one buys “Nixon’s Secrets” — Roger Stone’s new book marking the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal. SNIP “Hillary’s lies and unethical behavior goes back farther — and goes much deeper — than anyone realizes,” Zeifman told Fox News in 2008. When asked why he fired Clinton, Zeifman responded, “Because she is a liar.”
  • Nixon’s IRS commissioner talks about how he defied orders to target enemies [FLASHBACK]

    06/24/2014 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | May 26, 2013 | by Janeen Capizola
    Article Two of the impeachment drawn up against former President Richard Nixon was his attempted misuse of the Internal Revenue Serviceto target his political enemies. Approached by the Nixon administration with an “enemies list of about 200 Democrats” to investigate, then-IRS Commissioner Johnine Mac Walters refused “to do what he considered unthinkable.” And now, with the new IRS scandal brewing in the Obama administration, Walters, 93, spoke exclusively to David Dykes from GreenvilleOnline.com to “resume his personal quest, not for vindication, but to validate his rejection of Nixon’s ordered tactics while Walters was commissioner of Internal Revenue.” Dykes reported Walters account of being handed...
  • 18 1/2 Minutes vs. 2 Years: Which Is Worse? Comparing Nixon's Tapes to Lois Lerner's Lost e-Mails

    06/14/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/14/2014 | Roger Kimball
    Writing yesterday about the IRS’s amazing loss of more than two years of Lois Lerner’s emails (“Where’d they go? They were here just a minute ago!”), I wondered in passing how the Extended White House Public Relations Office, e.g., the New York Times, MSNBC, et al. would handle the news. The Nixon White House, you’ll recall, found quite a lot of the morning’s scrambled on its collective countenance when 18 and 1/2 minutes of audio tape somehow—somehow!—went missing as the Watergate scandal unfolded around the president. What a godsend to the guardians of our “Right to Know” Watergate was! Day...
  • Professor Turley STILL has Nixon to kick around…

    06/13/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/13/2014 | Mononymous1
    Professor Jonathan Turley, God bless him, recognizes even with the handicap of being a liberal, that we are now at a constitutional “tipping” point because of the lawlessness of this administration. Credit where it’s due, because it must be very difficult for him to admit this; he probably voted for this and thus enabled it and is probably now quite surprised by it all because in the theoretical world of a liberal academic, one can miss the signs of human depravity. What’s the problem then? The fact that he needs to bring Richard Nixon into his enlightened expositions by saying,...
  • Turley: Obama The President That Richard Nixon Always Wanted To Be

    06/04/2014 9:44:12 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | June 3, 2014 | Hannity
    SEAN HANNITY: We do have co-equal branches of government, separation of powers. You teach this regularly. You agree with the president politically. For you to say we are at a tipping point constitutionally -- now, I agree with you. What does that mean considering our constitution is our rule of law and they are ignoring it? JONATHAN TURLEY: Well, unfortunately our system is changing, and it's changing without a debate. Or even a discussion about what we're going to do in the future when we have a three branch system, a tripartite system but one branch is so dominant. What's...
  • Watergate Conspirator; Renowned Artist of the Macabre

    05/17/2014 5:33:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 5/17/2014
    • Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the office break-in, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a businessman when he began working for the Republican president, later became a minister, serving in California, Ohio and Kentucky. He also served as a church fundraising consultant. He spent seven months in prison for lying about the involvement of Nixon's re-election committee in the 1972 break-in at Washington's Watergate complex, which eventually led to the president's resignation. In a 2008 interview, Magruder said he had long ago come to peace with...
  • One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

    05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    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.
  • Declassified documents show Nixon warned of global warning 30 years ago

    05/07/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 44 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010, 4:00 AM | AP
    Just heard Rush talk about this so I went and looked it up! YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 30 years ago. Adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the administration, urged the administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the public's attention. There is widespread agreement that carbon dioxide content will rise 25 percent by 2000, Moynihan wrote in a...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

    05/02/2014 8:01:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | May 2, 2014 | NRO Staff
    The discovery, over a year after the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, of an e-mail from a White House political operative that shows him suggesting that former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice underscore that the attack was a reaction to an Internet video is, according to Charles Krauthammer, like the discovery of the Nixon tapes that blew open the Watergate scandal in 1973.
  • Why Does Nation Tolerate A Habitual Liar As President?

    04/24/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 68 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/21/2014 | IBD Staff
    Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies "some of the time" or "most of the time" on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It's no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose main domestic initiative was based on a lie. The shock is that the same poll found his disapproval level down to its lowest since last fall. Asked, "How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?" 37% replied...
  • The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns

    04/23/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo News ^ | 4/23/14 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Why? There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns in order to keep the state consistent with the IRS's post-Defense of Marriage Act policies. Second, Republicans argue Nixon took too long to call a special election to replace legislative vacancies. Third, Republicans believe that Nixon didn't punish state officials enough over a controversy involving concealed carry permits.
  • Freep a Poll! (Which U.S. president was the worst thug?)

    04/09/2014 1:46:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 4-8-14 | Head line of the day
    Which U.S. president was the worst thug? Richard Nixon Woodrow Wilson Barack Obama
  • President Richard Nixon, 2nd Article of Impeachment, Abuse of the IRS (sounds very familiar)

    04/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Watergate - Articles of Impeachment ^ | July 27, 1974 | House of Reps - Judiciary Committee
    Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the...
  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • Book Review: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

    03/03/2014 9:08:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2014 | JOHN HEILPERN
    In the spring of 1971, President Nixon was chewing the fat in the Oval Office with John Ehrlichman and Bob Haldeman when the president brought up an episode he'd just seen of CBS's new hit TV show "All in the Family." He was as mortified as Archie Bunker to learn that Archie's old friend, a former NFL linebacker, was gay. "I turned the goddamned thing off. I couldn't listen anymore," President Nixon fumed. "Goddamn it, I don't think you should glorify on public television homosexuality. . . . What do you think that does to eleven- and twelve-year-old boys? ....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Hold the IRS Accountable (Ted Cruz ad comparing Obama to Nixon)

    02/13/2014 2:12:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/13/14 | Ted Cruz
    Video at link
  • After Comparing Christie to Nixon for Nine Days, Chris Matthews

    01/21/2014 2:49:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews really doesn’t listen when he speaks.  On every program since Chris Christie’s bridge scandal broke on January 8, the MSNBC anchor has smeared the Republican governor as just like Richard Nixon in Watergate. Matthews has done this for nine straight shows, including the January 20 edition. However, on the same program, with no sense of self awareness, a thought occurred to the anchor.  He announced that if “it is discovered that Governor Christie did not encourage political revenge, did not signal that this is the way he wanted political business conducted, then he will be exonerated before the...
  • IRS Off the Hook: No Criminal Charges Over Tea Party Targeting

    01/14/2014 3:56:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-13-14 | Reuters
    The FBI is not planning to file criminal charges involving the Internal Revenue Service's extra scrutiny of the Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing law enforcement officials. The newspaper quoted officials as saying that investigators probing the IRS actions, which unleashed a political furor in Washington, did not uncover the type of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would constitute a criminal violation. The evidence showed a mismanaged agency enforcing rules it did not understand on applications for tax exemptions, the Journal reported. The case is still under investigation, but criminal charges...
  • More Calls for Impeachment of Obama after NSA Ruling

    01/08/2014 3:10:40 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 19 replies
    LaRouche Irish Brigade ^ | 12/22/2013LaRouche Irish Brigade | LaRouche
    OBAMA'S CRIMES ARE WORST THAN NIXON'S More Calls for Impeachment of Obama after NSA Ruling Posted on December 22, 2013 by LaRouche Irish Brigade Larry Klayman, the attorney who brought the lawsuit that won a restraining order against the National Security Agency, has called Obama’s crimes far worse than Nixon’s, and is calling for the impeachment for Obama. In an interview with World Net Daily, for which Klayman also writes, he said, “In Watergate, Richard Nixon faced impeachment for breaking into the offices of the chairman of the Democratic National Party….Obama has broken into the homes of 300 million Americans.”...
  • From Nixon to Paul Ryan: How right-wing radicals deceive America (Laff riot)

    01/06/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | January 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    By shifting the spectrum of debate, here's how America's rightward march has been normalized throughout history. From Nixon to Reagan to Gingrich to Bush to Paul Ryan and Chris Christie today, leaders who’ve shifted America to the right have been aided by moderating misrepresentations. In the case of Reagan, it was not just the man, but conservatism itself that received the flattering reinterpretation. That was a difference that mattered; it goes to the heart of why Reagan is the American right’s touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

    12/31/2013 9:22:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-30-13 | Ted Thornhill
    As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink 'for the sake of humanity'. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government - but it's been published in a book called Letters Of Note, along with many other remarkable missives. Here we've selected some of the most memorable. Along with Gandhi's letter they include a child's dietary advice for President Nixon, a tongue-in-cheek reply to a fan from Steve Martin and a letter from the...
  • Obama's Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon

    12/17/2013 5:55:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2013, 10:02 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday. Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating.
  • Roger Stone: ‘Nixon thought LBJ killed Kennedy’

    11/22/2013 5:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Richard Nixon thought Lyndon Johnson killed John F. Kennedy, according to legendary political operative Roger Stone. “Richard Nixon told me in 1982 that he immediately knew who Jack Ruby was when he saw him shoot Oswald,” Stone told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview. Stone’s new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is currently tearing up the Amazon bestseller list and even earned praise from Ron Paul. Among other revelations, Stone told TheDC that Nixon hired Jack Ruby as a House committee informant at Johnson’s request years prior to the Kennedy assassination, which occurred 50...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • George Will: Let’s face it — besides Nixon’s, this is pretty much the worst second term, ever

    11/11/2013 6:09:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 160 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s been a rough fifth year in office for President Obama, with overwrought sequestration scare tactics, Scandalpalooza, and the Syrian debacle all chipping away at his leadership street cred, among other things — but this disaster of an ObamaCare rollout is really hammering the heightened disapproval home with what’s starting to look like a majority of Americans. During past job-performance dips, O’s job approval rating has been reliably bolstered by his personal favorability ratings and Americans’ sense of trust in him — but the health care law is helping to erode those usual go-to’s, and quickly. Via the WSJ:
  • The drama behind President Kennedy’s 1960 election win: Some people still doubt its outcome

    11/10/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Constitution Center ^ | 11/08/2013 | Scott Bomboy
    On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in a bitter contest against the incumbent Vice President, Richard Nixon. It was one of the closest elections in American history, and some people still doubt its outcome. The New York Times called the election for then-Senator Kennedy just before midnight. NBC News didn’t call the race until 7 a.m. the following morning. All night, the newly empowered national television networks had forecast that Kennedy was leading, but in a race that was too close to call. In 1990, the late John Chancellor recalled the chaos...
  • Remembering the JFK-Nixon election of 1960: One of the closest election results in US history

    11/08/2013 2:47:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    This is one of the most powerful and patriotic tributes to the sacrifice of our military and their familes I have seen in a while. It's only six minutes and you have to watch till the very end to get the full experience but it is more than worth it. The Call to Serve - Short Film
  • Watergate Amendment

    11/05/2013 5:46:15 AM PST · by bondsman · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Informer ^ | 11-6-2013 | Bondesman
    I found this book about Watergate and Nixon. It is eye opener right form the beginning. The Watergate scandal rocked the American public, while there was a huge outrage regarding the scandal itself, few have delved into the events surrounding the 25th Amendment, or how unnoticed the 25th Amendment (inspired by Nelson Rockefeller) and was enacted into law. It’s a good read and revealing relationships of Nixon, Agnew, Kissinger, Rockefeller and the events that orchestrated in to the Watergate scandals.
  • Rush Limbaugh Savages Obama: ‘Richard Nixon Resigned Over a Lie Nowhere Near This Big’

    11/01/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/1/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday argued that “Americans are losing [health care] coverage by political design” through Obamacare. He said the White House knew millions of Americans would lose their coverage, adding that “Richard Nixon resigned over a lie nowhere near this big.” “And you know the hell of it is that Obama doesn’t think he lied. I don’t think Obama, in his mind, is capable of lying. Whatever is necessary to say or do to advance the agenda is what is morally correct. Doesn’t matter. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t think he lied,” Limbaugh said. He went...
  • Celebrities Are Doing Another PSA About The Government, But They're CRITICIZING IT.

    10/26/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 10/25/2013 | Mockarena
    I need to check on whether hell has frozen over, and whether pigs are flying, and whether monkeys are flying out of my butt, because celebrities are criticizing the government, UNDER OBAMA's WATCH, and as far as I know, there is not a new world order. They're so EARNEST, aren't they? Even Conyers is earnest. The same way he was about illegal immigrants not being illegal.
  • [Hidden Evils of] Baseline Budgeting: The statists’ thumb on the scale

    10/22/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2013 | Ken Hagerty
    <p>On the afternoon of July 12, 1974, House and Senate Democratic leaders were arriving early at the White House — well before their demoralized Republican counterparts. And were they ever pumped! As they trouped into the President’s office for their photo-op, it became clear they considered this a victory party. They almost literally pranced around the Oval Office giving each other the 1970s equivalent of high-fives and chest bumps.</p>
  • In Obama’s war on leaks, reporters fight back

    10/05/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2013 | Leonard Downie Jr
    Leonard Downie, a former executive editor of The Washington Post, is the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. This article is based on his report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” forthcoming Thursday from the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the Watergate era, the Nixon administration’s telephone wiretaps were the biggest concern for journalists and sources worried about government surveillance. That was one of the reasons why Bob Woodward met with FBI official Mark Felt (a.k.a. “Deep Throat”) in an underground parking garage in Arlington, and why he and Carl...
  • Broadcaster David Frost, famed for Nixon apology, dies

    09/01/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 1, 2013 3:28pm BST | Costas Pitas
    (Reuters) - British broadcaster David Frost, a master of the television interview, famed for coaxing an apology for Watergate from Richard Nixon, has died suddenly, his family said on Sunday. Aged 74, he had a heart attack late on Saturday aboard a luxury cruise liner where he had a speaking engagement. His sudden death brought tributes from international celebrities and political leaders, many of whom called him a good friend as well as an acute interrogator. "David Frost died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was giving a speech," his family said in a...
  • Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s (George Will)

    08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2013 | George Will
    President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality. Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to...
  • Obama has far exceeded what Nixon was about to be impeached for when he resigned

    Second impeachment article against President Richard Nixon: Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or...
  • A Fall from Grace, and A Missed Opportunity for America

    08/08/2013 5:55:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 8, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On August 8, 1974, Richard M. Nixon, fearing certain conviction by the United States Senate in an impeachment trial, resigned the office of the Presidency, the only person ever to do so. There were good reasons to impeach him. He had committed the economic sin of signing and managing a leviathanate Democrat hodgepodge of wage and price controls. He had negotiated and signed an Anti-Ballistic Missile reduction treaty that basically advertised that we could not now, and never would, defend ourselves against ICBMs. He oversaw the creation of nanny-state agencies such as the EPA and OSHA. He created the well-intentioned...
  • Missouri governor vetoes bill that nullified federal gun laws

    07/05/2013 4:27:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-5-2013 | AP
    <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a Missouri crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in the state and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners.</p>
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 25 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on “the great silent majority” to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon’s approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his “Reagan Democrats,” would win 44- and...
  • Michelle Obama 'Snubs' China's First Lady

    06/05/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jun 2013 | Tom Phillips
    China's hopes that their first lady would dazzle the American public during this week’s summit between her husband, Xi Jinping, and Barack Obama have been dashed after it was announced that Michelle Obama would not attend.Communist Party bosses had seen the June 7-8 Sunnylands summit as a golden opportunity to deploy Peng Liyuan’s much-vaunted charms on the world stage in a bid to spin a more favourable image of China’s leaders. But on Tuesday Mrs Obama’s office told the New York Times the first lady would remain in Washington with her daughters who are coming to the end of their...
  • Is Obama ready to throw Hillary under the bus? … The tea leaves say yes

    06/02/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 33 replies
    Island Turtle Blog ^ | June 3, 2013 | Corky Boyd
    On Friday a caller to the Rush Limbaugh show said she saw the most unusual and unexpected tabloid headline while in the checkout line of Wal-Mart. It stated: OBAMA WORSE THAN NIXON And she went on to say the subheads said even more: Ordered IRS to target political enemies Spied on US citizens Lied about terror attack Now that’s the way to reach low information voters! But how could Republicans get so lucky? Well, it’s probably not luck. It’s most likely a sign there is bad blood boiling up between the Clintons and President Obama again. Possibly Hillary is being...
  • Every Picture Tells A Story - Nixon-Obama: Twin Sons of Different Mothers???

    06/01/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-1-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s not as if I didn’t warn you about Big Guy’s similarities to Dick Nixon a long time ago (Obama’s Brother From Another Mother).     It’s just that, suddenly, everybody seems to have spontaneously discovered that Tricky Dick has been reincarnated as Cocky Baracky. Despite coming from different political parties (and mothers), BO is a Xerox copy of Dick - only in negative.   Viewing them in negative removes race from the picture - leaving just the malevolence Butt let’s run through a few of the specifics involving their duplicative selves, shall we? Milhous opened the door to Communist...
  • Obama and Nixon: Singing from the same sheet of music (Video)

    05/30/2013 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    http://revealingpolitics.com/blog/ ^ | 5/28/13 | Revealing Politics
    An ever-increasing number of analysts and journalists have drawn parallels between the Obama White House’s handling of scandals plaguing the administration and Former President Nixon’s management of Watergate. It took just a few minutes to see if that comparison had any “there there”. There were many similarities and one striking difference:
  • Richard Milhous Obama

    05/26/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 5-26-2013 | Rick Jensen
    May 26, 2013 Richard Milhous Obama by Rick Jensen The cover-up is worse than the crime. The crime is so heinous it requires a cover-up. Now, heads are rolling as President Obama throws more supporters under a bus convoy. The first was a fake, as Obama grandly displayed the “forced resignation” of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Since he was already going to retire, the timing worked well, unless any reporters found out. They did. Within hours, the nation learned that Mr. Miller had already planned his June resignation well in advance of any public controversy. Two low level employees...
  • The Truth About the Nixonian Presidency of Obama

    05/23/2013 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 14 replies
    BoingBoing.net ^ | 22 May 2013 | Ruben Bolling
    Just thought you'd like to see what a left-wing cartoonist is thinking about His O'ness this week. Yes, he gets in a shot at the GOP in the last couple of panels, but all in all I'm having fun reading this and the comments on the liberal site where it was published.