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Pat Buchanan: Nixon -- Before Watergate
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:26:44 PM »
Pat Buchanan
Townhall
August 5, 2014

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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 to the Constitution in all of history.

Missing from the retelling will be the astonishing achievements of that most maligned of statesmen in the 20th century. And as this writer was at Nixon's side for more than eight years before that August day in 1974, let me recount a few.

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Re: Pat Buchanan: Nixon -- Before Watergate
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 01:36:32 PM »
Missing also will be any mention of the fact that the current sitting president has engaged in many of the overreaching for which Nixon was forced to resign, such as using the IRS to target political opponents.
Trump does not represent the will of the people.  If we really wanted to respect the decision of "the people," then Clinton would be the president-elect, not Trump, for the simple reason that she won the popular vote.

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Re: Pat Buchanan: Nixon -- Before Watergate
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 02:04:16 PM »
Missing also will be any mention of the fact that the current sitting president has engaged in many of the overreaching for which Nixon was forced to resign, such as using the IRS to target political opponents.
No kidding. Obama's is the ultimate "Imperial Presidency" and he is "Teflon," too.

The Republicans survived, in spite of the media.

Obama survives because of the media, in part. And his affirmative action status.
 
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