A couple of days ago they released the last tapes on Nixon and Watergate. Those were very troubled days for me. In 1968 I campaigned for Richard Nixon door to door. I felt he was the intelligent and strong person our country needed for the times. One thing his critics never took away from him was his intelligence. He was paranoid with the news media considering they hated his guts. They hated him ever since he exposed Alger Hiss to the world as being a spy in the Roosevelt Administration. He inherited the Vietnam war which he brought to a respectable truce with both South and North Vietnam going back to their respectful borders. He accomplished this by mining the port of Hanoi, and bombing Hanoi for two straight weeks over our Christmas Holidays. He started the war on cancer which is still being funded since then from that bill. He did start the environmental agency but never in his mind did he think it would get so out of hand. He wrote in one of his last books, “yes I started the environmental agency but it was not meant to ruin a whole industry to save the owl.” He opened the doors to China because he said you cannot ignore 800 million people which was what their population was at that time, and also for trade purposes which helps us no doubt, but he also wanted to expose China to the capitalistic system. Who would have known then that the stupidity of our diplomats would have allowed China to loan us so much money that we have lost any bargaining chips with them that we should have had. Just before Watergate he was working on a National Health plan that would have been a free market system, but once Watergate started in full earnest it took away from the attention this health bill would have needed.
Everyone knows that the media hated Nixon. If it wasn’t for this hatred I feel there would never have been a Watergate. When Watergate broke Nixon would have gone to the American people and advised us as to what had happened and that would have been the end of it. Maybe that’s what he should have done anyhow, who knows. The 1972 Presidential election was coming up and Nixon was worried that the media would take this news and destroy him. Now we come to the same parallel of Nixon and Obama. Nixon went on to win with a landslide, winning 49 states. On this last Nixon tape he speaks of the fact that Watergate will just blow over. Obama’s parallel is Benghazi in relation to the Presidential election. Just let it blow over by lying as to what really happened, to win the election. As we saw Romney had Obama on the ropes after the first debate but did not follow up in the last two which he could have if he used Benghazi.
The difference is that Nixon was not involved in Watergate, but he chose to cover it up. Obama is deeply involved in Benghazi and four other scandals and hopes to brain wash the public that they are all phony. The main parallel is that both Nixon and Obama just wished it to go away and time would have done it, the problem to that is facts just don’t go away. They are there, just waiting to be uncovered.
Nixon had a hostile news media. Actor John Wayne whom Nixon and Wayne were friends once told Nixon, Mr. President I can’t understand why you just don’t take the tapes to the front lawn of the White House and just burn them. I assume they would have gotten Nixon for destroying Government property, I don’t know, what else.
Now in Obama’s case the big difference is that the media loves him and he knows it. Will that prevent justice from being served? I hope not. We shall see. They should still put the pieces together and hope for the better judgment of the American people to put the pressure on. As I have said many times, if the Republicans get full control of Congress in 2014, impeachment is a guarantee