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(Townhall)   Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans   (townhall.com) divider line 125
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2014-08-07 08:00:11 AM
Much more important to republicans to whine and play the victim than to call a shiatbag a shiatbag, I see.
 
2014-08-07 08:00:49 AM
Catching one crook is better than catching none.
 
2014-08-07 08:03:57 AM
They're defending NIXON now? Good god.
 
2014-08-07 08:09:16 AM
Nixon would be a RINO these days. The Tea Party would want his balls on a jar on their desk.
 
2014-08-07 08:10:05 AM
In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.
 
2014-08-07 08:11:05 AM
Commit treason?
Extend the war in Vietnam for personal gain?
 
2014-08-07 08:11:52 AM
Lincoln was a tool and Nixon was a great merkin

Suck it libulardos
 
2014-08-07 08:13:04 AM

Nabb1: In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.


They want him balls deep in Jar Jar?

www.mindspring.com
 
2014-08-07 08:14:22 AM

Nabb1: In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.


inajar....inajar....inotgonnaworkhereanymoreamirite?
 
2014-08-07 08:16:07 AM

dookdookdook: Much more important to republicans to whine and play the victim than to call a shiatbag a shiatbag, I see.


Done in one.

If the republicans were such victims as they claim, why was Clinton impeached over a blowjob, Reagan got away with Iran Contra and Bush/Cheney are still free men?
 
2014-08-07 08:25:00 AM
Nixon is experiencing a resurgence of popularity among the chronically paranoid and outraged Clownhall set?  Color me shocked.
 
2014-08-07 08:30:56 AM

Mugato: If the republicans were such victims as they claim, why was Clinton impeached over a blowjob, Reagan got away with Iran Contra and Bush/Cheney are still free men?


As subby noted, the rules are different for Republicans; and as Nabb1 noted, Nixon was a RINO. QED.
 
2014-08-07 08:38:36 AM
What do you wanna bet this is merely a set up for a later piece, praising Nixon for "knowing when his time was up" when surrounded by scandal, and Obama should really just resign because BenghazIRSarugulACORNSA
 
2014-08-07 08:39:05 AM
Look, if you really want to go all-in on the claim that Nixon didn't deserve to be forced into resignation, I'm not going to stop you. I just hope you're okay with people accusing you of sleeping with the one person whose picture appears next to the phrase "Most corrupt government dumbass" in every encyclopedia printed since 1974.
 
2014-08-07 08:50:18 AM
Do you think they have more than one projector at Clownhall?  If not, this one must need serious regular servicing.
 
2014-08-07 08:50:23 AM

WI241TH: What do you wanna bet this is merely a set up for a later piece, praising Nixon for "knowing when his time was up" when surrounded by scandal, and Obama should really just resign because BenghazIRSarugulACORNSA


As if they haven't run at least 10 pieces along those same lines
 
2014-08-07 08:52:45 AM
Republicans have to continue to bring up the past in order to inflame hearts and to remind their base of their victimhood.
 
2014-08-07 09:05:12 AM
You got to admit, Republican victimhood is a good magic trick.  I've tried, and I've given up, on figuring out how these people manage to keep nailing themselves up on crosses.  I mean, how do they get the last one in?
 
2014-08-07 09:11:24 AM
Is this the thread where we pretend that the Republican and Democratic parties never switched political ideologies starting during the New Deal, and exploding violently durign the civil rights era?
 
2014-08-07 09:14:04 AM

factoryconnection: Nixon is experiencing a resurgence of popularity among the chronically paranoid and outraged Clownhall set?  Color me shocked.


After the resurgence of McCarthy love from the right, this had to follow. I mean, they love totalitarian dictators and violent fundamentalist terrorists now, too, so Nixon was due.
 
2014-08-07 09:14:42 AM
The rules aren't different for Republicans; they're just all whiny, stupid, cowardly little trailer trash biatches who have turned willful victimhood into an art form.
 
2014-08-07 09:15:05 AM

Karac: You got to admit, Republican victimhood is a good magic trick.  I've tried, and I've given up, on figuring out how these people manage to keep nailing themselves up on crosses.  I mean, how do they get the last one in?


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2014-08-07 09:15:30 AM
Nixon and Spiro T got caught cheating on their taxes.  That was Nixon's most unpardonable sin.  Without that, Watergate might still be just a hotel.
 
2014-08-07 09:16:46 AM

Demetrius: Nabb1: In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.

They want him balls deep in Jar Jar?


Rule 34. You thought of it. There is porn of it.
 
2014-08-07 09:17:07 AM
The rules certainly are different for Republicans. 3000 dead in a terror attack in the heart of our own country = rally behind the President! 4 dead in an attack on our embassy in a foreign country = eternal outrage!
 
2014-08-07 09:18:41 AM
As reported in TownWhore.
 
2014-08-07 09:20:03 AM

Diogenes: Do you think they have more than one projector at Clownhall?  If not, this one must need serious regular servicing.


www.k2imaging.com

"When will Obama stop being so divisive?"
 
2014-08-07 09:20:15 AM

somedude210: WI241TH: What do you wanna bet this is merely a set up for a later piece, praising Nixon for "knowing when his time was up" when surrounded by scandal, and Obama should really just resign because BenghazIRSarugulACORNSA

As if they haven't run at least 10 pieces along those same lines


Yeah but those didn't come during the 40th anniversary of Nixon resigning, and we all know how much the Right (and the media) loves their anniversaries
 
2014-08-07 09:20:19 AM

Nabb1: In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.


I'll never understand why people get so worked up over simple, totally understandable typos on the internet.

I mean, it's not like it's a resume or whatever.
 
2014-08-07 09:22:41 AM
Nice setup piece, it is setting up their reasoning for their continuing push for impeachment of every Democratic president, they did it to Clinton and have been doing all they can to bring it for Obama.  They will probably do it on the next Democratic President after Obama (Hillary?)
 
2014-08-07 09:23:17 AM

cameroncrazy1984: They're defending NIXON now? Good god.


They were trying to rehabilitate the memory of Joseph McCarthy not too long ago, so that shouldn't surprise anyone.
 
2014-08-07 09:24:34 AM

undflickertail: Nice setup piece, it is setting up their reasoning for their continuing push for impeachment of every Democratic president, they did it to Clinton and have been doing all they can to bring it for Obama.  They will probably do it on the next Democratic President after Obama (Hillary?)


And yet another libtardo bringing up impeachment even though no one is proposing it.  I can practically hear the "cha-ching!" as I read your post.
 
2014-08-07 09:25:13 AM

WI241TH: What do you wanna bet this is merely a set up for a later piece, praising Nixon for "knowing when his time was up" when surrounded by scandal, and Obama should really just resign because BenghazIRSarugulACORNSA


No way does any TownHall writer or editor have the capacity for that kind of long-term thinking.  You're talking about 2, TWO! whole moves in advance here.
 
2014-08-07 09:32:44 AM

HMS_Blinkin: cameroncrazy1984: They're defending NIXON now? Good god.

They were trying to rehabilitate the memory of Joseph McCarthy not too long ago, so that shouldn't surprise anyone.


I know I'm gonna regret asking this but....

How do you rehabilitate the memory of McCarthyism? Is it the fact that St. Ronnie played a role in it that it got the whitewash treatment?
 
2014-08-07 09:33:52 AM
No, but Nixon did think his bigoted rambling deserved to be immortalized, so he taped everything he said. Protip: install an on/off switch on the system, save you a lot of grief.
 
2014-08-07 09:36:41 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Nixon and Spiro T got caught cheating on their taxes.  That was Nixon's most unpardonable sin.  Without that, Watergate might still be just a hotel.


guprogressive.com
"Precisely! You just don't get caught, and everything's fine!"
 
2014-08-07 09:37:13 AM
...way to go with the party of responsibility...

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*Yes, it's sad that I made this damn thing and that it gets Sofa King much use here...
 
2014-08-07 09:37:34 AM

somedude210: HMS_Blinkin: cameroncrazy1984: They're defending NIXON now? Good god.

They were trying to rehabilitate the memory of Joseph McCarthy not too long ago, so that shouldn't surprise anyone.

I know I'm gonna regret asking this but....

How do you rehabilitate the memory of McCarthyism? Is it the fact that St. Ronnie played a role in it that it got the whitewash treatment?


I dunno, IIRC, it was mostly Ann Coulter.  I think it was just more "Democrats = communists" tripe.  Maybe they wanted to make Issa's various witch hunts look more precedented?  Maybe they're just mad that there are Republicans who are remembered as villains in American history?  It made no sense to me.

And as for "how" you do it---that's easy.  Just have your various "opinion leaders" say nice things about him, and that solves everything.  Just are great at forgetting inconvenient facts---just look at all their screeching about Obama and the situation in Iraq.
 
2014-08-07 09:38:43 AM

mr intrepid: No, but Nixon did think his bigoted rambling deserved to be immortalized, so he taped everything he said. Protip: install an on/off switch on the system, save you a lot of grief.


That's what never made any sense.

And I remember the day Nixon resigned quite clearly.
 
2014-08-07 09:39:28 AM
www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2014-08-07 09:40:06 AM

Nabb1: Nixon would be a RINO these days. The Tea Party would want his balls on a jar on their desk.


Know how I know you read TFA?
 
2014-08-07 09:40:28 AM
"Nixon and Spiro T got caught cheating on their taxes. That was Nixon's most unpardonable sin. Without that, Watergate might still be just a hotel."Now the GOP simply nominates a man who moves his wealth offshore. We saw how that went.
 
2014-08-07 09:41:37 AM

Demetrius: Nabb1: In a jar. In a jar. Jesus. fark this shiat until I get some coffee. fark.

They want him balls deep in Jar Jar?


No, they saw a lion standing alone with a tadpole in a jar.
 
2014-08-07 09:43:58 AM

EyeballKid: Marcus Aurelius: Nixon and Spiro T got caught cheating on their taxes.  That was Nixon's most unpardonable sin.  Without that, Watergate might still be just a hotel.

[guprogressive.com image 560x375]
"Precisely! You just don't get caught, and everything's fine!"


That's pretty much it. He got caught. It's almost as if actions have consequences.

Seriously. The concept of karma should be taught regularly. Action. Actions have consequences, and you must be aware of the possible repercussions of those actions, and accept them. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of sketchy Buddhist teachings out there, and a lot of folks who essentially like to play the part, and play dress up on occasion, and bind themselves in the trappings in order to make themselves feel better for the bullsh*t that they're going to do, same as any other faith, but the concept of causality cannot be understated. Causality and responsibility. Responsibility is stepping up and accepting an action, while blame is based upon an outside source assigning fault. Responsibility and blame are two entirely different things, and that is a concept that needs to follow karma as causality--which it is, and not some mystical Balancing Wheel--in being taught to every schoolchild in this country.
 
2014-08-07 09:44:03 AM

SomeoneDumb: Nabb1: Nixon would be a RINO these days. The Tea Party would want his balls on a jar on their desk.

Know how I know you read TFA?


There's no blood gushing from his ears and his eyes remain ungouged out?
 
2014-08-07 09:44:54 AM

Wyalt Derp: The rules certainly are different for Republicans. 3000 dead in a terror attack in the heart of our own country = rally behind the President! 4 dead in an attack on our embassy in a foreign country = eternal outrage!


THIS THIS SO MUCH THIS

Do you think the Republicans would have rallied behind Al Gore if he were president on 9/11?  He'd probably have ended up impeached.
 
2014-08-07 09:49:03 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Nixon and Spiro T got caught cheating on their taxes.  That was Nixon's most unpardonable sin.  Without that, Watergate might still be just a hotel.


Watergate was more about the fact that Nixon sabotaged the Vietnam talks just before the election because he knew he wouldn't get elected if peace was brought about. He offered a better deal if they just waited out the elections and went back-door around the country's official negotiations.  He was petrified that Johnson knew what he had done and panicked. Doing what he did extended the war for years and cost us countless lives because he wanted to be President.  Taxes were chicken-shiat compared to this.
 
2014-08-07 09:50:00 AM

HMS_Blinkin: somedude210: HMS_Blinkin: cameroncrazy1984: They're defending NIXON now? Good god.

They were trying to rehabilitate the memory of Joseph McCarthy not too long ago, so that shouldn't surprise anyone.

I know I'm gonna regret asking this but....

How do you rehabilitate the memory of McCarthyism? Is it the fact that St. Ronnie played a role in it that it got the whitewash treatment?

I dunno, IIRC, it was mostly Ann Coulter.  I think it was just more "Democrats = communists" tripe.  Maybe they wanted to make Issa's various witch hunts look more precedented?  Maybe they're just mad that there are Republicans who are remembered as villains in American history?  It made no sense to me.

And as for "how" you do it---that's easy.  Just have your various "opinion leaders" say nice things about him, and that solves everything.  Just are great at forgetting inconvenient facts---just look at all their screeching about Obama and the situation in Iraq.


I also think one or two of the people he went after actually were communists (law of averages you know), which totally justifies such measures to right wingers.
 
2014-08-07 09:50:47 AM

SomeoneDumb: Nabb1: Nixon would be a RINO these days. The Tea Party would want his balls on a jar on their desk.

Know how I know you read TFA?


I hadn't, but morbid curiosity got the better of me so I checked after reading what you said. I hope you all are sitting down, but the headline may be a less than accurate representation of the contents of the article.

I did not, however, read the comments section. Fools boldly go where angels fear to tread.
 
2014-08-07 09:54:46 AM
Nixon was the last liberal president when it came to domestic policy. Every president since has cut social spending.

As far as Nixon's spying and underhanded tactics go, most of those same policies have become enshrined into law since 9/11 and both parties have supported them all the way.

Watergate might still be a scandal in modern times, but it wasn't anything new. LBJ had the FBI spying on Nixon during his 68 campaign. And considering how Reagan skated on Iran-Contra, it is obvious that at that point there was no recourse in the law anymore to hold the Executive branch accountable for their actions.
 
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