Comments on: D.C. scandals: They had Nixon ‘to kick around’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/07/02/d-c-scandals-they-had-nixon-to-kick-around/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/07/02/d-c-scandals-they-had-nixon-to-kick-around/#comment-73730 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:04:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=22014#comment-73730 Wow, this article is written by a guy convicted of fruad. And he is defending Nixon, also guilty of fraud. Crooks have each others back!

Conrad Black, you apparently werent in prison long enough. What was your pet name in prison, Connie!!!!

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/07/02/d-c-scandals-they-had-nixon-to-kick-around/#comment-73718 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=22014#comment-73718 First, Nixon did break laws, or at least order the actions that broke the laws. Secondly, the GOP has been at these smear campains long enough to have educated the public to their techniques. For example, Issa calls for a behind the curtain interview with people from the IRS (why would he not make it public?) and then walks out after the meeting saying he still has questions. Well, we ask, why does he still have questions? The implication is that the individuals were evasive suggesting wrong doing. However, we find out all questions were answered honestly, Issa just failed to ask all questions so he could make that implication. So when Issa says he still has questions, or John McCain says he hase concerns, we now hear that what they are attempting is a smear campaign using only implication and no evidence. So what is the real scandal? The real scandal is that the press is so much in bed with business and the politicians that they allow the politicians to run these implication scams without calling out the facts. So, are we citizens supposed to fall for every fake scandal out there? How stupid do you think we are? Or, is it only important to manipulate the people who do fall for this junk?

usagadfly, I agree, the NSA activities intiated under Bush were hideous. The patriot act was criminal and is used to perpitrate suppression of US citizens who are innocent of anything. Too bad everyone let Bush do whatever he wanted after 9/11. Of course, it’s only a scandal now because it’s not a republican using it, isn’t it? But hey, don’t worry, your GOP base will still buy whatever you say. On the other hand, your GOP base is so disgusting a set of human beings that they drive any adult with a heart right out of the party. Good thing the democrats are actually implementing old school republican policies.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/07/02/d-c-scandals-they-had-nixon-to-kick-around/#comment-73712 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:58:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=22014#comment-73712 Political crimes can be defined as “non-criminal” by those who agree with the politics of the actor. Indeed, they almost always have been in every single regime of the past century, worldwide, that has been generally deemed “criminal”, “despotic” or “tyrannical” to the point that their political leaders were tried for “crimes against humanity” or “war crimes”. They all had many apologists, which helped them do what they wanted to do.

Richard M. Nixon was no exception. As bad as the man was, as both a President and a human being, he did no “skulduggery” to compare with the NSA blanket wiretap of the American people. Until recently, we had no surveillance State to compare with the STASI. Of course, if you agree with the powerful, you have nothing to worry about, as is always the case. And is the case today.

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