Sunday, May 14, 2017
Has another sitting United States President committed acts so egregious as to prompt a comparison to the 1970's Nixon Watergate scandal?
But it was not President Trump.
For you young people, who have either never heard of Watergate or only heard the Hollywood version, here is a very truncated version of events: five burglars broke into a Watergate hotel room that was the DNC Headquarters. The investigation found a cash connection between the burglars--one of which was a former CIA and FBI agent, and two others had CIA connections--and the Committee for the Re-Election of the President [Nixon]. Nixon also allegedly used the IRS to spy on his political enemies and activist groups.
Sound familiar? It should, it is the same thing Obama did--only Obama went much further. He didn't just use the IRS as a weapon against his political opponents--he used it against everyday Americans like you and I.
Though originally written off as a right-wing conspiracy theory, as early as 2009 stories began to mount suggesting the Obama Administration was targeting car dealerships for closure that had donated to Republicans and were competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty as part of Obama's so-called auto bailout plan. Of course, when Lois Lerner admitted during a conference call with reporters that the IRS WAS targeting groups with "Tea Party" or "patriot" in their title, it became a whole lot harder for the liberal propaganda media to cry conspiracy.
The Administration also used the NSA to spy on political opponents. We learned last month that Obama's National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, was unmasking Trump campaign officials collaterally collected on during the course of their official duties--including the very normal act of reaching out to foreign dignitaries to begin foreign policy discussions and relationships. Susan Rice was in a political policy position--not an investigative position. She had zero reason to request unmasking of anyone. Since she was not involved in any investigations, what possible reason did she have for unmasking names other than political reasons?
Now about those accusations about collusion with the Russians to influence an election. This is 100% absolutely true...it just does not apply to the 2016 election. The Democrats did it in the 1984 election.
According to Soviet documents revealed in the early 1990's, Ted Kennedy in 1984 literally asked the Soviets--the enemy of the United States--to intervene on behalf of the Democratic Party in the 1984 election. Kennedy even offered to help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up on their propaganda.
But back to those Nixon comparisons.
How is firing a FBI Director that both parties and the American people believe was no longer fulfilling his duties like Nixon? Right up until President Trump fired Comey, Democrats were demanding Comey be fired.
30 October 2016: Former Senate Majority Leader D-Harry Reid accused Comey of breaking the Hatch Act by disclosing details about the Clinton investigation 11 days before the Presidential election.
31 October 2016: D-Steve Cohen called for Comey's resignation and reiterated that call in a 3 November opinion column published in The Hill.
2 November 2016: D-Chuck Schumer told Bloomberg Newd that he had lost confidence in Comey for his handling of Clinton's e-mail investigation.
13 January 2017: Democrats blasted Comey after a briefing on the agency's investigation on Russian election interference. D-Hank Johnson said, "My confidence in the FBI director's ability to lead this agency has been shaken." D-Maxine Waters made her view on it perfectly clear when she said, "The FBI director has no credibility."
24 January 2017: D-G.K. Butterfield said, "I think James Comey needs to fade away into oblivion. He embarrassed this nation...he should not hold any position of trust, whatsoever, in our government.
If firing Comey is akin to Nixon's use of the Federal Government to target political opponents, then aren't the Democrats who called for his firing complicit in that as well?
As if we needed any more proof that liberals and Democrats have no actual position on anything--other than to obstruct progress and be against everything Conservatives and Republicans stand for--their hypocrisy on the Comey firing and ridiculous Nixon comparisons, reveals their true selves.
Hollow, shallow, and baseless.