NIXOBAMA: Powerful Video Compares Scandal Responses

It is amazing how commonsplace are the responses of the president over the years to damning accusations of critics to their reprehensible actions or inactions supposidly made to further the protection of the office or shield themselves from justifiable scandal.

Richard Nixon resorted to using these excuses for his lack of knowledge of deeds he was fully aware of.  So did Barack Obama, for conning the American people into believing he would never sign any of bill authorizing some specific action of govenment.  Then, when they were not  expecting a change, signing that very same bill, saying that his was not a alteration in fact but understandable giving the state of world affair.

Steve Watson, in London, has the story.

 A striking video has been posted to the web directly comparing disgraced president Richard Nixon’s comments over the Watergate scandal with president Obama’s reaction to the multiple scandals his administration is currently embroiled in.

On August 9, 1974, president Richard Nixon resigned from office following damning revelations regarding a cover up relating to a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex. Eventually the scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction, and incarceration of dozens of Nixon’s top administration officials.

Prior to his resignation, Nixon’s responses to the scandal were to feign ignorance, point to inaccurate talking points provided by aides, cite national security, and encourage the media to let him do his job. Fascinatingly, Obama has made almost exactly the same comments.

Is history repeating itself? Are the two presidents singing from the same scandal-ridden hymn sheet? Judge for yourself:

Nixon: “I first learned from news reports…”

Obama: “I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.”

Nixon: “The comments I made during this period, the comments made by my press secretary on my behalf were based on the information provided to us at the time we made those comments.”

Obama: “Keep in mind by the way these so-called talking points that were prepared…pretty much matched the assessments that I was receiving at that time.”

Nixon: “And had we not had that kind of security, and that kind of secrecy that allowed for that kind of exchange that is essential…”

Obama: “Leaks related to national security can put people at risk…”

Nixon: “I must now turn my full attention, and I shall do so once again, to the larger duties of this office…”

Obama: “Others may get distracted by chasing every fleeting issue that passes by, but the middle class will always be my number one focus. Period.”

The makers of the video at the Revealing Politics Blog note one statement Nixon made that Obama has yet to make – “In any organization, the man at the top must bear the responsibility. That responsibility, therefore, belongs here in this office. I accept it.”

Watch this video.

The comparisons between Obama and Nixon are now everywhere. Indeed, Mitch McConnell today released a new campaign ad, targeting the Obama administration over the IRS scandal and using Nixon’s infamous quote  “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.”

Damand answers, as shown here.

While the comparisons are legion, constitutional experts actually believe Obama is many times worse than Nixon with regards to the creation of an “imperial presidency” with unilateral powers and privileges.

Steve Watson

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