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  • A Farce at Forty: Reexamining Watergate, amid the continuing media outbursts

    09/25/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/25/2014 | Conrad Black
    Over the summer, the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford’s pardon of him passed, not, unfortunately, without the usual clangorous outburst of self-righteous claptrap and exercises in pseudo-historical mind-reading and amateur psychoanalysis. Many years ago, I happened to have dinner with the former president a few days after the New York Times had run another speculation about his psychological make-up and, when I volunteered that he probably didn’t enjoy these pieces, though he must by then have been used to them, he replied that the first such published insight into his psyche was...
  • Nixon and the Tube; Sock it to me?

    08/25/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: this column is an excerpt from"Nixon's Secrets"No American President had a more tortured relationship with television than Richard Nixon. As a Vice Presidential candidate Nixon salvaged his career with the televised Checkers speech to defend himself from charges of corruption. His poor appearance in the first 1960 debate with John Kennedy is credited with losing him that close election.Key to his political comeback in 1968, Nixon found more innovative ways to utilize the medium of television and soften his image. It was twenty-eight-year-old Roger Ailes who transformed this image through the remarkable use of television. Ailes knew television....
  • Hillary Clinton Not Campaigning Much for her Party in 2014, Unlike Richard Nixon in 1966

    08/19/2014 7:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. But almost no one has noticed where Clinton hasn't been seen. That's on the campaign trail or at fundraisers for Democrats running for the Senate. Obama hasn't been on the campaign trail much either, for the very good reason that he has low approval ratings in the seven states carried by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney where Democrats are defending Senate seats. But at least Obama's been busy raising money; up in Martha's Vineyard, seemingly the heartland of...
  • CIA hatched two plots to assassinate Nixon and sabotaged the Watergate break-in claims new book

    08/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th August 2014 | David Martosko
    'The CIA plotted twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon during the years before the Watergate scandal because the agency was angered when 'Tricky Dick' turned dovish and began to withdraw troops from Vietnam, according to an explosive book from a longtime Nixon confidant due for release on Monday. One hit was planned to occur at Nixon's Key Biscayne, Florida vacation house. A second plot to kill him was to culminate during a Miami speech in 1972. When both plots failed, writes best-selling author Roger Stone in 'Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the...
  • The Day Nixon Told the Truth

    08/09/2014 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | David Stokes
    During his farewell remarks in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon told the truth. Nixon remains a controversial and tarnished historical figure. But his impact on America was significant. Only Franklin Roosevelts name appeared on as many national ballots (five). His presidency, though now remembered by many for the way it ended, was actually filled with great achievement and success in many ways. Nixon was a brilliant visionary. But he also had a weakness. It was a failure to tell the truth that became Nixons undoing. The highly publicized tapes of what he...
  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans. The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter and stories about how Publisher Katharine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee had told the newsroom "no gloating" when it became apparent Nixon would resign. But gloat they did...
  • A Remarkable 37th President

    08/07/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President; the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties in 1968, the year Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States. What I recall most of that year was the way the Chicago police, after enduring an onslaught of name-calling and insults from anti-war protesters aggressively drove them away from their effort to disrupt the Democratic Party convention that would nominate Hubert Humphrey. His...
  • Still Kicking Around Nixon

    08/06/2014 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York Magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. Hillary Clinton is preparing to run for president again, and he thinks it will help. Rich delighted in "how inexorably the Clintons will seduce the GOP into another orgy of self-destruction" by focusing on Whitewater or Bill Clinton's sexual harassments, making Hillary look again like "a victim of drive-by character assassination." While every Clinton scandal is automatically "old news," even when it's fresh news, somehow Watergate never fades as a...
  • Nixon -- Before Watergate

    08/05/2014 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    It has been a summer of remembrance. The centennial of the Great War that began with the Guns of August 1914. The 75th anniversary of the Danzig crisis that led to Hitler's invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The 70th anniversary of D-Day. In America, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And this week marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Once again, aging liberals will walk the children through the tale of that triumph of American democracy when they helped to save our republic from the greatest menace...
  • Nixon: Painfully Shy, But Craving Great Purpose

    07/28/2014 5:56:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Perfect candor wasn't Richard Nixon's strong suit. But he spoke the gospel truth when he described himself as "an introvert in an extrovert's profession." He was one of the most successful political campaigners of the 20th century: winning election to both houses of Congress, serving two terms as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president, and twice winning the White House in his own right the second time by a 49-state landslide. Nixon spent decades in the public eye, and was indefatigable in pursuit of votes. Yet rarely has a politician seemed less suited for the political life. When he resigned the...
  • Pat Buchanan, Political History, & the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    07/26/2014 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the troubled bastion of mainstream liberal journalistic thought in the great American heartland published a short, but typically piquant editorial piece slamming Patrick J. Buchanan for his soon-to-be released memoir of the 1968 Presidential campaign entitled, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create a New Majority. The Post-Dispatch, anticipating the release of Buchanans work launched what may be charitably labeled a pre-emptive strike on Buchanan, even though his new book does not concern the PD. Tony Messenger, the newspaper editor, picked an unnecessary fight with Pat Buchanan, and, like...
  • The American Flag Daily: Birth Of Gerald Ford

    07/14/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 14, 2014 | JasonZ
    The 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, was born on this date in 1913 in Nebraska, and was the first person to hold the office of President of the United States without receiving any electoral votes - he had been appointed to the Vice Presidency in December, 1973 following the resignation of Spiro Agnew, and assumed the Presidency in August, 1974 following Richard Nixon's resignation. An Eagle Scout and longtime congressman from Michigan, he was also the last surviving member of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. Today, we raise the Michigan state...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Pat Buchanan's Campaign Chronicle of the 1960s

    07/09/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Shortly before Richard Nixon was going to formally announce that he would be running again for president in 1968, Pat Buchanan and Rose Mary Woods, two of his closest aides, presented him with an idea. "Given the multiple crises confronting the nation -- race conflict, soaring crime, inflation, the war in Vietnam, the mounting Soviet missile threat -- and the difficulty of dealing with them all at once," Buchanan writes in his new book "The Greatest Comeback," "we suggested that Nixon in a single declaration destroy the image of him as a consummate politician and tell the nation 'that the...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For the first time since President Richard M. Nixons 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 Bartletts Wrong on Race: The Democratic Partys Buried Past might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • IRS Emails "Lost"- And So Is The Outrage

    07/02/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | John Kass
    <p>Some of us think that just one man alone could radically change a country, if he's powerful enough.</p> <p>It was an idea of years ago, this great man theory, offered by a Scotsman in the mid-1800s, in the time of idiot kings and dying monarchies. The Scot's name was Thomas Carlyle, and he believed that history could be read in the biographies of great men.</p>
  • Who Edited the Tape?

    06/14/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 13, 2014 | Baron Bodissey
    Thats what everyone wanted to know about the notorious 18-minute gap in Richard Nixons Watergate tape, for which Rosemary Woods eventually took the fall. Now it appears that something similar happened with the Vaticans tape of the interfaith prayers-for-peace from last Sunday, giving us even more reason to dub this controversy Imamgate. As we reported in last nights post about the imams prayer at the Vatican, there seems to be nothing controversial in the chanted Arabic in the prayer and that spoken in his subsequent remarks. However, a reader and commenter named ritamalik who is a former Muslim and...
  • Democrat Told President Nixon in 1970:

    05/07/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, well, well, looky here. Koko Jr. at RushLimbaugh.com just sent me a quick note. "Documents released Friday..." This is from July of 2010, folks, so it's from the archives at RushLimbaugh.com. "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. "Advisor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the [Nixon] administration, urged the [Nixon] administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the...
  • 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...
  • Cruz: Holder Should Be Impeached For Defying Congress And The Rule Of Law In IRS Scandal

    04/11/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 04/11/2014 | CBS DC Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Attorney General Eric Holder should be impeached if he doesnt indict former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, who is linked to the agencys targeting of conservative groups. Speaking on Sean Hannitys radio program Thursday, the Texas Republican labeled Holder the most partisan attorney general the country has ever had, and added that Holder should be impeached for defying Congress and the rule of law. Cruz cited the attorney generals refusal to indict anyone in the months since the inspector general found that conservative and Tea Party groups were singled out for tax purposes.
  • Ted Cruz: Congress Should Impeach Eric Holder If He Takes No Action on IRS Targeting Scandal

    04/11/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-10-2014 | Tony Lee
    In a Thursday appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, Cruz said Holder should be impeached for "defying Congress and the rule of law." He said Holder's actions were not in the spirit of the Department of Justice, which Cruz said has "a bipartisan tradition of resisting partisan pressure and upholding the rule of law." Cruz cited examples of Holder's predecessors (Janet Reno and Elliot Richardson, respectively) from Bill Clinton's and Richard Nixon's administrations. Cruz said he was "very pleased" that Lerner was held in contempt by the House Committee but noted that the Justice Department has not indicted one person...
  • Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Nixon?

    03/13/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack Obama. Nixon tried to use the Internal Revenue Service to go after his political enemies -- although his IRS chiefs at least refused his orders to focus on liberals. Nixon ignored settled law and picked and chose which statutes he would enforce -- from denying funds for the Clean Water Act to ignoring congressional subpoenas. Nixon attacked TV networks and got...
  • Not All Presidents Deserve to be Celebrated

    02/17/2014 2:01:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Our country has been blessed to be led by great men of intelligence, strategy and ethics. However, our country has also suffered during administrations that were plagued by poor decisions and scandal. Buchanans pre-Civil War inactivity, Hardings Tea Pot Dome scandal, Grants bought-off administration, and Johnsons escalation of the Vietnam War are just a few examples of presidents whose action or inaction in office were harmful for the country they were supposed to be leading. This Presidents Day, is it fair for Americans to celebrate all of our nations presidents the same? Does every president deserve a party or...
  • Is Obama Seeking an Opening to Iran the way Richard Nixon did With China?

    02/11/2014 7:22:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Is Barack Obama trying to shift alliances in the Middle East away from traditional allies and toward Iran? Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst for the Stratford consulting firm, thinks so. In a realclearworld.com article, Kaplan argues that the Obama administration sees the recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "as a potential Deng Xiaoping, someone from within the ideological solidarity system who can, measure-by-stealthy-measure, lead his country away from ideology and toward internal reform." Such a development, he goes on, is "something that could, in turn, result in an understanding with the West." That of course is not what...
  • 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 whove 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 rights touchstone. But the more general process of misrepresenting and reinterpreting increasingly radical ideological figures as if they were normal,...
  • 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.
  • Has The Media Become Irrelevant?

    12/04/2013 11:24:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/4/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    Who can forget the heady days of 1972-1974 when the Watergate scandal dominated the media? Im no fan of Richard Nixon, but compare how he was handled by the Washington Post to how this same paper is giving the kid gloves treatment to Barack Obama. No objective observer can dispute that the crimes of the Nixon administration pale in comparisonin both quantity and severityto those of the current administration. Finally, though, there are some negative pieces in WaPo, including a front page story on December 2nd noting that: The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have...
  • How Richard Nixon and Rodney King Changed my Party Loyalty

    10/19/2013 10:35:41 PM PDT · by lee martell · 53 replies
    October 20 2013 | Lee Martell
    I grew up in a blue collar, Democratic family. We have been Democratic on both sides of the family, at least since the beginning of the 20th century. I never questioned what decisions my party representatives made as a very young man, say 18 years old. I presumed (wrongly) that these elected officials would always do what was right. I also accepted as indisputable fact that , well of course the Republicans were always, always in the wrong. The republicans were greedy and 'keeping us down'. You can imagine my surprise when, as a college freshman in 1975, I heard...
  • Remembering the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

    09/28/2013 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    This fall marks the fortieth anniversary of the Arab oil embargo, a painful episode in American history that had a profound effect on both the economy and psyche of the United States. It began in mid-October 1973, following the US decision to resupply Israel with weaponry after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. In response to President Nixons decision, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, the Arab members of OPEC, declared an embargo and cut off oil supplies to the United States and its allies. In the three...
  • 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...
  • Sir David Frost, broadcaster and writer, dies at 74

    09/01/2013 3:45:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/01/2013
    Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 after a suspected heart attack while on board a cruise ship. A family statement said he had been giving a speech aboard the Queen Elizabeth on Saturday night. Sir David's career spanned journalism, comedy writing and daytime television presenting, including The Frost Report. Internationally, he will be remembered for his revealing interviews with former US President Richard Nixon.
  • United for Missouri Releases Powerful Video Listing Nixons Deceptions and Failures in Leadership

    08/07/2013 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 6 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 8/7/13 | Duane Lester
    United for Missouri released a video this morning that the St. Louis Beacon descrbes as"the first time that the groups seeking an override of the governors veto have directly attacked Nixon." Carl Bearden writes at United for Missouri: The Governors track record of claiming to know what is going on in his administration is pretty dismal. His willingness to take responsibility, having the buck stop at his desk, is non-existent. His ability to be trusted The Governors track record of knowing what is going on in his administration is pretty dismal. His willingness to take responsibility having the buck...
  • Bob Dole Has Some Nerve

    05/27/2013 2:15:28 PM PDT · by paltz · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/27/13 | Kerry Picket
    Former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP Presidential nominee Bob Dole excoriated the Republican Party on Fox News Sunday, saying the Party lacked new ideas and engaged in too much obstructionist activity in the upper chamber. "They ought to put a sign on the National Committee doors that says 'Closed for repairs,' until New Year's Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas," he said. Additionally, Dole remarked that not only was he doubtful he could "make it" in today's Republican Party, but he believes Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon could not make it either...
  • Walt Disneys Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Al Hunt On Rosen Outrage: Obama 'No Better Than Nixon'; Holder Should Take Hike

    05/22/2013 6:30:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's break out the old standard: if Barack Obama has lost Al Hunt, he's lost Americaor at least the liberal-media part. On today's Morning Joe, discussing the James Rosen outrage, Hunt called President Obama "no better than Richard Nixon" when it comes to the press. He then strongly suggested that Attorney General Eric Holder should go. View the video here.
  • Obama is Becoming a Living Definition of a "Cover Up"

    05/20/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I can't say I came up with this totally on my own, it was largely inspired by this piece from iOwnTheWorld.
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.
  • Nixon at 100: A model for GOP?

    01/09/2013 8:07:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Wednesday is the 100th anniversary of Richard Nixon's birth. He remains a controversial figure, and not just on the political left. Last year, I was covering the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington when I came across a stall selling old political pins. Unable to resist, I bought one with a picture of Tricky Dick giving his best crocodile smile beneath the classic slogan "Nixon's The One!"
  • Barack the Unmerciful: Obama's Amazingly Stingy Clemency Record

    01/09/2013 7:08:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    Will Barack Obama go down in history as our least merciful president? With less than two weeks to go in his first term, this reputedly progressive and enlightened man has a strong shot at winning that dubious distinction. December, a traditional season for presidential clemency, has come and gone, and still Obama has granted just one commutation (which shortens a prisoner's sentence) and 22 pardons (which clear people's records, typically after they've completed their sentences). Barring a last-minute flurry of clemency actions, his first-term record looks weaker than those of all but a few previous presidents. Which of Obama's predecessors...
  • McGovern & Goldwater: Losers or Winners?

    10/26/2012 5:52:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Early in Ronald Reagan's second term, Bill Rusher, the publisher of National Review, was interviewing the president in the Oval Office for a documentary on the conservative movement. Rusher asked how he would describe Barry Goldwater's role. Reagan thought a moment and replied: I guess you would have to call him the John the Baptist of our movement. I resisted the impulse to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater was John the Baptist, who would that make you?" The death of George McGovern brought back thoughts of these two men who suffered two of the greatest defeats in...
  • Quips, Slips and Gaffes in Presidential Debates

    10/04/2012 4:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates. It is generally held that television viewers felt Kennedy won the first debate, while those listening on radio, unaware of Nixon's improvised makeup, felt Nixon won. That's probably overstated. Contemporary accounts suggest most viewers felt both candidates did well, while the single poll of radio listeners had a small sample possibly tilted toward pro-Nixon rural areas lacking TV reception....
  • Happy National Hunting and Fishing Day and Pass the Bambi Nachos

    09/29/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    September 22 marked National Hunting and Fishing Day, which dates from 1972 when President Nixon signed it into law. "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations," wrote President Nixon at the time. Alas, nothing was heard from our current President regarding National Hunting and Fishing Day. But then people who cling to guns are not particularly popular with this administration. And speaking of President Nixons recommendation, long ago my family found that among the very wisest uses...
  • What if the moon landings had failed? The moving speech that President Nixon would have delivered

    08/27/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2012 | JAMES NYE
    Amid the triumphant success of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's successful moon-walk in July 1969, NASA and President Richard Nixon's White House breathed a heavy sigh of relief that he didn't have to deliver a speech to the nation entitled 'In Event of Moon Disaster'. The speech and a memo were prepared in the event that the two Apollo 11 astronauts did not manage to reconnect with their command module piloted by Michael Collins and could not return safely home to Earth. The memo laid out a list of instructions for President Nixon, among which was the tragic task of...
  • Watergate Book: Richard Nixon Took Mafia Bribes In Plots To Assassinate Fidel Castro

    06/28/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/28/12 | Friends of Ours
    Historian Lamar Waldron is out with his new book Watergate: The Hidden History which exposes Nixon's role as the liaison between the CIA and the Mafia in their failed plots to assassinate Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and it was files on this subject which the Watergate burglars were seeking as reported by Thom Hartmann for the Huffington Post: As one of the Watergate burglars admitted, and Senate Watergate Committee investigators indicated in their secret questioning of Mafia don Johnny Rosselli, Nixon was worried about a Cuban Dossier of CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. Those attempts began in earnest in...
  • The unraveling myth of Watergate

    05/25/2012 4:01:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5-25-12 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was, they said, the crime of the century. An attempted coup d'etat by Richard Nixon, stopped by two intrepid young reporters from The Washington Post and their dashing and heroic editor. The 1976 movie, "All the President's Men," retold the story with Robert Redford as Bob Woodward, Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein and Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Ben Bradlee. What did Bradlee really think of Watergate? In a taped interview in 1990, revealed now in "Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee," Bradlee himself dynamites the myth: "Watergate ... (has) achieved a place in...
  • Ben Stein To OReilly: Obama Not A Smart Man, Not In Same League Of Presidential Genius As Nixon

    05/16/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Bill OReilly spoke to economist Ben Stein about a potential Mitt Romney presidency, as well as what Stein thinks of President Barack Obama. Going beyond wanting Romney to win, Stein said Obama isnt particularly smart. Smarter than the average bear, but not of the likes of President Richard Nixon. Stein began by speaking about he riots in Greece, warning those who think it cant happen in America. Young people without jobs who are angry, and have nothing better to do, may riot, he said. Its fun for them. They can be provoked into doing it at a drop of a...
  • WATERGATE: Nixon Warned Grand Jury on Pentagon Spy Ring

    11/10/2011 9:20:39 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | James Rosen
    Newly unsealed grand jury testimony by ex-President Richard Nixon shows he warned prosecutors and grand jurors not to probe an episode from 1971, when he discovered that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been spying on him and national security adviser Henry Kissinger. Dont open that can of worms, Nixon told his interrogators in June 1975, when he spent roughly eleven hours over two days time fielding and sometimes deflecting questions put to him by lawyers for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and two grand jurors flown in from Washington. *** And he confided what his predecessor in...
  • Herman Cain, Meet Samuel Yette

    11/10/2011 6:40:56 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 30 replies
    American Life League ^ | 6 Nov 2011 | Mark Crutcher
    In January of this year, an African-American man living out his life in a Maryland nursing home succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Because he was not a sports hero or a member of America's brain-dead entertainment industry, the nation barely noted either his life or his passing. His name was Samuel Frederick Yette. Born into the segregated South in 1929, Mr. Yette earned a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's from Indiana University. Then, following his U.S. Air Force service in the Korean War, he became an award-winning journalist who worked for several newspapers and magazines. In 1964,...
  • Watching Obama Morph Into Nixon

    10/19/2011 3:59:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10.13.2011 | Peter Wehner
    A few months ago, I had dinner with a journalist who knows President Obama somewhat well and admires him in several respects. He told me something that didnt particularly surprise me but which was useful to have confirmed. This person said Obama is enormously thin-skinned, he remembers and keeps track of negative things said and written about him, and he is a person filled with many more grievances and resentments than one might imagine. He feels sorry for himself and he is inclined to lash out, in his own emotionally contained way, at even slight criticisms. I was...
  • ANOTHER LIBERAL LIE EXPOSED: The Myth of the Southern Strategy

    10/03/2011 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 1 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 10/3/2011 | Carl Reed
    Recently, Herman Cain made the comment that, Many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. For this statement he was vilified, especially by the black liberal establishment. It may have been imprudent for him to say, especially if he wishes to garner a significant portion of the black vote, but it is the truth. Blacks have been brainwashed by the myth of the Southern Strategy. There was a point in our history in which the black community voted overwhelmingly Republican. After all, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves....