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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Nixon resigned for MUCH less
Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign the presidency in 1974 by a rabid media who were outraged at his Watergate transgression: does anyone other than dumb ol' Fredd remember what this God awful, unforgivable CRIME that Richard Nixon committed was?
I remember it like it was yesterday. Richard Nixon's ONLY "crime" was this: lying to the American people regarding his knowledge of the Watergate break in AFTER it occurred.
That's it. That was the unforgivable sin that Richard Nixon committed that worked the press into a rabid frenzy.
Given Obama's weekly and even daily lies about all things major and minor, poor old Richard Nixon's sins seem almost quaint. We now know for a fact that Obama lied about the facts of terrorists overrunning our embassy and embassy annex in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, and not just once. He lied over and over. And his administration sent surrogates out on a daily basis to lie and lie again.
This president has lied about so much now, it is expected of him. He lied about taking public matching campaign funds in 2007. He lied about being the most transparent administration ever. He lied about reducing the deficit by half in four years. He lied about closing Guantanamo Bay. He lied about Fast and Furious. He lied about the IRS scandal (not a smidgen of evidence, he says), and he lied about nearly everything that matters to the American public.
Then he lied about the major selling point on the hated Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare): 'if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period.'
And now the smoking gun has been revealed by the release of a White House email from communications director Ben Rhodes: distract the public from a wider failure of policy by pointing to a video. Lies, lies that are certainly high crimes and misdemeanors.
The stuff of impeachment.
Richard Nixon was forced to resign for a single offense far less offensive than Obama's crimes.
If this smoking gun comes and goes without some sort of serious and major blow back against Obama and the Democrats politically, we are lost as a nation.