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Friday, November 21, 2014

Doesn't anyone else see that Obama is Nixon II?

I am more aligned with the President's view on immigration than I am with the Senate's. I think it is closer to a Biblical perspective (which is certainly ironic, with his twisting of what the Bible actually says into his own personal theology).

But I am flabbergasted that Democrats in America consistently heap praise on a president who, time after time, takes actions that echo those of Richard Nixon. The hypocrisy is mind numbing.

Nixon and Obama repeatedly displayed a blatant disregard for the US Constitution and several times exercised executive powers not granted their office.

Heck: they both had Attorney Generals who served their leader's political agendas, rather than carry out the actual duties of their positions. There are numerous similarities, and I don't mean good ones:

Abuse of the IRS to attack enemies, anyone?
Persecution of hostile press? Check.
Claims of executive privilege to shield subordinates from damaging testimony? Yep.

At least Nixon paid the price for his betrayal of his oath of office and was run out of the White House (though with Ford's pardon, he still got off easy, while his loyal underlings went to jail). How can there not be the same accountability for the current president?

Before you start blasting me in comments below, go read a critical book on Nixon's presidency, like Anthony Lukas' 'Nightmare,' Fred Emery's 'Watergate,' Theodore White's 'Breach of Faith' or Stanley Kutler's 'The Abuse of Power.' Then look at the current administration. It's right there.

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