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1 hour ago, GMac said:

I just can't help myself sometimes and I hate that I share a name with his ass...

Oh don't worry. In the opening scene of Bigly, the true story of America's first CEO and his epic failures, he'll be the one switching his avatar to Mike Pence then Paul Ryan and finally Howdy Doody.

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8 minutes ago, Wales2004 said:

Oh don't worry. In the opening scene of Bigly, the true story of America's first CEO and his epic failures, he'll be the one switching his avatar to Mike Pence then Paul Ryan and finally Howdy Doody.

 

:lol: :lol:

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It's become so obvious that the WH has much to hide.The way they are going about trying to silence people (in addition to the many lies they tell) is an entire whole disgrace!

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8 hours ago, DRW50 said:

The year Nixon fell apart. With the coarseness and open bigotry of so many politicians these days, especially on the right, sometimes I forget how disturbed he was.

 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/john-farrell-nixon-book-excerpt-214954

The Wars of Watergate and Abuse of Power both by Stanley Kutler give one real insight into the scandal and into Nixon. The first book in particular talks about Nixon's own personality and history and how this played into the events as they unfolded.

 

There are tons of books on Nixon and on Watergate but Kutler's work focuses on the legal aspects moreso than any others.

 

I think there are good comparisons to today. Remember much of the world we live in today is very different. In the 70's there were no news channels, newspapers were gospel for the most part, no social media. You read the paper and then watched the network and local news in the evenings. All of this plays into why the current events are so hyper-sensitized. It may seem like they weren't during Nixon's presidency, but that's not true at all. Some of the published work out there can give one a sense of the climate back then. Even the recent news about Sally Yates being allegedly muzzled, the distrust of the news media, the blackening of the press, all these events also happened under Nixon.

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He got into it with April Ryan today, the black reporter Trump 'asked' to get him in touch with the Black Caucus.

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