While Nixon was a flawed man, haunted by notions of people out to “get him” I don’t think he was anything more nefarious than most politicians. He had two big hurdles that he couldn’t get over though. First, he got caught in a coverup and secondly, and more damning is that he was a Republican.
The liberal media loves to crucify Republicans when they do something that politicians on both sides of the isles do.
Case in point, Nixon’s downfall came because he spied on his competition and then covered it up.
Obama spies on EVERYONE, has the IRS attack and attempt to destroy his critics, his cover-ups extend beyond that to include trying to whitewash debacles like Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the deaths of American border agents under the table.
If Nixon had done any of these things the liberal press would have called for him to be SHOT for TREASON. Yet Obama continues to get a pass by his complicit press corp of liberal flunkies.
But even with all the cover and misdirection that the “mainstream” media has given Obama’s disastrous administration for the past five years, American’s are finally waking up to realize the nightmare of what an Obamanation this country has become.
And like always, when the sleeping giant is stirred from his slumber, dramatic action will be called for.
I see this action taking the shape of a shift to the right in congress during this upcoming election if the Republican’s don’t screw it up and try to kick the libertarians to the curb.
You can also see that not only has the nation begun to turn on Obama but also his own party is beginning to distance themselves from him as best they can.
Around this time, 40 years ago, after being hypocritically crucified by the media (not saying undeservedly, just that he’d have gotten a pass if he was a democrat) Nixon, for the second time in his political career took the high road at a great personal cost and resigned.
In case you were curious, the first time was when he didn’t contest the 1960 Presidential election when the dead rose in Chicago in order to give Kennedy a win in Illinois by a mere 9000 votes. Instead of dragging the election process through the mud by shining a light on Kennedy’s mob ties and voter fraud rampant in LBJ’s homestate of Texas, Nixon let it go for the good of the country.
Fourteen years later Nixon would once again put the nation before himself in one of the most eloquent speeches and selfless acts of his life. He stepped down with grace and humility, not with fiery rhetoric of how it was someone elses fault, blaming everyone for his problems but his own failings.
I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as President, I must put the interests of America first. America needs a full-time President and a full-time Congress, particularly at this time with problems we face at home and abroad.
To continue to fight through the months ahead for my personal vindication would almost totally absorb the time and attention of both the President and the Congress in a period when our entire focus should be on the great issues of peace abroad and prosperity without inflation at home.
Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.
Nixon would say that, “The interests of the Nation, must always come before any personal considerations.”
Can anyone reading this for a moment imagine President Obama putting anything before his own personal gains or ambitions? The way in which he has so passionately tried to drive our country away from it’s founding principles, be they about self reliance, the right to bear arms, the rule of law, strength abroad and the like, it is clear that our current President only cares about himself and his own goals and in his mind the country can be damned so long as he gets what he wants.
So yeah America…it’s getting pretty bad when wishing our current President handled himself more like Nixon sounds like a good idea.
Of course, a wish is all that it will remain for there is no scandal drastic enough that the liberal press will not try to cover up for Obama, and Obama’s arrogance knows no bounds so the notion of putting the country ahead of his own personal interests is as foreign a concept to him as speaking without a teleprompter.
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