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May 20, 2013


Obama and Nixon

Carl Cannon: "Richard Milhous Nixon was thin-skinned, felt persecuted by the opposition party, had a penchant for classifying political adversaries -- and journalists -- as 'enemies,' and tried to control his image so fiercely that, ultimately, zealous aides committed illegal acts to further his re-election."

"But even before that had happened -- and before Nixon himself began directing a coverup -- truth had become a casualty of his administration. This is the parallel between Richard Nixon and Barack Obama."

"No evidence has been unearthed connecting Obama, or anyone under his direction, to illicit activities. But the absence of criminality isn't the only test here. Nixon's 'enemies,' at least in his mind, also included vast swaths of the Fourth Estate. That apparently is how the current president operates, too."












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