Obama is the closest thing to Nixon we’ve seen in 40 years

Patrick Caddell

It is not without a bit of irony that, in the 40 years since the explosion of the Watergate story, Bob Woodward would again be under attack from the White House for trying to tell the truth. But this time the attack is coming from a Democrat.

While Barack Obama may not share the Nixon pedigree, he and his White House are the closest thing to the Nixon regime of any that we have seen since then — both in the extent of their paranoia and their willingness to suppress the truth and push the boundaries of law.

In my lifetime, in over 40 years in national politics, Mr. Obama is the only president who comes close to rivaling Richard Nixon for fundamental disingenuousness.

However, some things never change, just as Woodward and Bernstein were attacked then by the establishment mainstream media for daring to question a president — or do a story that they wouldn’t touch — they are once again attacking Woodward the way they did when he and Carl Bernstein pursed Watergate.

As the youngest person on Nixon’s enemies list in 1972, I am particularly sensitive to a White House where they have utter disregard for trampling on dissent and on the rights of individuals…

The article continues at FoxNews.com

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…as economic advisor Gene Sperling demonstrated by haranguing Woodward, it’s not just Jarrett. This administration is obsessed with image management. Sometimes the focus on the president being portrayed a certain way results in cuddly stuff–Barack Obama slow-jamming the news, Michelle Obama doing the Dougie–and sometimes it results in the White House acting petulant, bizarre, and gross…


The Ulsterman reported on November 1, 2012 the “White House Insider” quoting Valerie Jarrett:

…“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”…

Read the updated article at the link.

Ann Althouse: “Strains credulity to think that ICE releases thousands of illegals…”

“… and no one there ran it up the food chain. Not even a ‘heads up?’ Hmmm.”

The old buzzword “deniability” popped into my head.

ME (out loud): “Deniability. Who do you associate with that word.”

MEADE: “Nixon.”…


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