To briefly summarize, Nixon was guilty of lying, covering up wrongdoing and obstructing justice, and using government agencies against rivals.
How does Nixon compare to Obama?
First off, no one died as a result of Nixon’s misdeeds. With Obama, the dead bodies keep piling up. Obama lies habitually to the American people, pretending to be an innocent by-stander who is never responsible for any bad things done in his name. Even some of Obama’s most ardent supporters are beginning to realize that Obama is more Hugo Chavez than Bobby Kennedy.
Obama’s IRS targeted conservative “social welfare” nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status under section 501c4 of the Internal Revenue Code. Evidence establishes that hundreds of groups affiliated with the Tea Party movement were bullied and intimidated from engaging in constitutionally protected political activism.
Even now Obama, the thuggish Chicago-trained politician who employs the brutal in-your-face techniques of Rules for Radicals author and neo-communist Saul Alinsky, is feigning ignorance about the nasty political harassment dished out on his behalf.
He seems to have just realized his presidency is in jeopardy, so Obama made a dinner-hour appearance on television last night. His speech was replete with tedious damage-control boilerplate and empty promises to do the right thing.
The conduct of the IRS is “inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said, pretending to be angry.
“I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has into all of our lives. And as I said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you’re from — the fact of the matter is, is that the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity. The government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust. That’s especially true for the IRS.”
The president vowed to
“do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards, and going forward, by making sure that the law is applied as it should be — in a fair and impartial way.”
Now House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is being uncharacteristically blunt in commenting on the IRS saga. “Who’s going to jail over this scandal?” he asked reporters.
“There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax exempt status,” he said. “I think we need to know who they are and whether they violated the law. Clearly someone violated the law.”
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