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Folks, this one brings a flood of cliches' to mind, but if you just think of the one - "... there's nothing new in politics," then the rest will come to you.
This started as a tweet, (or retweet), from pundit Jamie Dupree, headlined;
"From an old newspaper column, echoes of current political arguments"*clickable
"In recent weeks, I’ve been compiling a list of frequent arguments that are being made to me on social media about the troubles of the current administration, thinking I would put together a blog about the daily reaction of President Donald Trump’s supporters, as backers of both parties do battle over the Trump Presidency."
*just click on the image to go to the tweet, then click on the tweet image to get a readable image of Art's column.
Come on - follow the link, it won't be any fun if you don't.
A poignant excerpt from the article, GA
"This old Buchwald column and the ready comparisons to today is not to say that Trump equals Nixon."
Hey here Credence2, I have noticed your sparse participation lately, have the 'Righties' worn you down?
I don't think Pres. Trump compares to Pres. Nixon, in general, but I can see where some comparisons might be offered.
It is nice to be missed, GA, thank you
Family matters required my return to Colorado for a few days, everything is peachy-keen.
But, I am back with a vengeance.
Yes, there are some similarities in the nature of the complaints and comparisons. But, we are in different era than what was the case almost 50 years ago. I remember the 1968 contest between Nixon and Humphrey. While, I preferred Humphrey, Nixon was not a guy totally without a clue in left field. If it weren't for his own demons, he may have well been considered a good President by historians. There were few men who were better prepared for the office at that time. Contrast that with a bumbling political neophyte?
The polarization between the political parties and ideologies behind them are far greater now than it was then. Compared to someone like Donald Trump, I can look back on Nixon with fond nostalgia.
I hope you caught Kathleen's link. I think you will find it an interesting read that you might agree with, (his argument made sense to me).
ps. I stole your Nixon had his "own demons..." thought for a comment to ahorseback - but I did give you author's credit.
It s interesting and funny , I remember Nixon's days , I have to say one thing that does bother me a little is that the media right seems to instantly go on the defense every time a newbie- on -the- job liberal media robot creates another fantasy story line about Trump , My feeling is , to heck with the obstructionist media , all we need is a grass root's movement for us all to turn off all the leftist drivel .
Remember that bumper sticker 'Kill your T.V. " ?
When comparisons arise , we also have to consider the positive sides of Nixon , He got us out of Viet -Nam , began a dialog with China after none was present -forever , brought the brilliance of Henry Kissinger into the world of foreign policy and middle east political strategies , sure Nixon was a white house liar in the end but which one did you say wasn't Bill Clinton ,Jimmy Carter , Barack Obama ...........The left sometimes really loves to conveniently and correctly categorize all the political evil ---with the exception their own .
In the annals of true history the Clinton Dynasty will come to be known as a far , far worse than Nixon's. Richard Nixon's evil cannot hold a candle to political atrocities that this pair of organised criminals conjured up out of a multitude of offences . Here's a real comparison--- Nixon brought down by an act of others in the RNC--------- Clinton -Sanders - brought down by their actual manipulation of the DNC rules , The Clintons and the DNC in fact may be a accomplice's in a murder .
Pick a crime and put the Clinton name on it . In fact ,they brilliantly invented modern political crime
Hello ahorseback, I was pondering how to address your defense of Nixon, (which in detail, I agree with), when credence2's comment gave me the words... "Nixon had his demons."
I would also defend Pres. Nixon's policy leadership, in both foreign and domestic areas, and his legislative leadership actions, but I think any defense must first acknowledge the "demons" of his dark side. The consideration of ethics was not a primary concern for him.
I agree with you , however it is easy to demonize one who actually wasn't in control of THAT part of his downfall .I believe watergate happened without his pre- planning any part of it but I do say, get all the Lawyers out of government . They hold an evil and often separative political ideology . We are a nation of laws and I believe they overuse that in self promotive policies . , ie. the Clintons .
Interesting. This hub came to mind when I read the following article today in Politico:
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ … ans-215175
Unintended consequences are amazing.
Lately when I think back to nixon and watergate , I am freshly reminded of one more of Hilary Clinton's great accomplishments , To be fired by the watergate investigators for lying or for lying once again or for her first political lie , or was it for her first bout of lying and total incompetence ?
I'm so confused .
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