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Jonathan Turley: "Barack Obama is the president that Nixon always wanted to be."

Awesome Op-Ed from Jonathan Turley in USA Today (published March 26th, just came across it today and it is every bit as relevant and incisive on matters).

This month, I spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal with some of its survivors at the National Press Club. While much of the discussion looked back at the historic clash with President Nixon, I was struck by a different question: Who actually won? From unilateral military actions to warrantless surveillance that were key parts of the basis for Nixon's impending impeachment, the painful fact is that Barack Obama is the president that Nixon always wanted to be.

Four decades ago, Nixon was halted in his determined effort to create an "imperial presidency" with unilateral powers and privileges. In 2013, Obama wields those very same powers openly and without serious opposition. The success of Obama in acquiring the long-denied powers of Nixon is one of his most remarkable, if ignoble, accomplishments. Consider a few examples...

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Don't believe the official story on Watergate either



Downing Nixon, Part I: The Setup

Who Will Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest?
—ascribed to Henry II

On June 17, 1972, a group of burglars, carrying electronic surveillance
equipment, was arrested inside the Democratic National
Committee offices at 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW, in Washington,
D.C., the Watergate building complex. The men were quickly identified as having ties to the Nixon reelection campaign and to the White House.

Though at the time the incident got little attention, it would snowball into one of the biggest crises in American political history, define Richard Nixon forever, and drive him out of the White House.

Most historical accounts judge Nixon responsible in some way for the
Watergate burglary—or at least for an effort to cover it up. And many people believe Nixon got what he deserved.

But like other epic events, Watergate turns out to be an entirely different story than the one we thought we knew.

[read the rest at the URL]

What a joke

What a joke

Richard Milhous Obama

I've long considered this comparison to be spot on.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Watergate was like a water

Watergate was like a water balloon in comparison.