Thursday, June 21, 2012
As Obama Tries to Hide Damaging Justice Department "Fast & Furious" Documents Under Hokey Claim of "Executive Privilege," gop-ers Get the Brilliant Idea to Start Comparing Obama to Richard Nixon. How Novel!
...If only I hadn't started making that comparison three years ago and many times since (first set of links below). In short, Obama's the most Nixonian president since ol' Tricky Dick himself. I knew that early on in his presidency, in 2009, when Obama's White House encouraged American citizens to rat out any fellow citizen having something "fishy" to say about the proposed Obamacare monstrosity -- not to mention talk of "enemies" and "enemies lists" and various other statements and activities since then that have been only too reminiscent of the disgraced 37th President of the United States (see links).
If anything, Obama's highly questionable assertion of executive privilege yesterday to protect disgraceful Attorney General Eric Holder (second set of links below) is one of the weaker, more pedestrian comparisons that one might make between Obama and Nixon -- although, it does make for a great comparison between Obama and his equally hapless and destructive predecessor, George W. Bush, who (like Nixon and other presidents) also politically seized upon the privilege to try to hide things from the American people.
So I'm sorry, but a day late and a dollar short with the Nixon comparisons, you deranged right-wing gop-er freaks. And for Sagan's sake, get your own damn material!