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Thursday, July 13, 2017

In times of unexpected strife, the aggrieved seek comfort anywhere they can find it, like trees trying to grow on the side of cliffs. Since Donald Trump's election, dejected liberals have sought catharsis in tears, in marches, in late-night comedy, in essays about reasons that marches occurred. But none of those things have changed the fact that Trump is the president.
We're now entering a new phase in liberal self-soothing: the calming Nixon-expert-with-a-crystal-ball phase.

This week's New York magazine cover story, written by Frank Rich, lays hard into the Trump-Nixon tie, offering history as balm. "The resistance" needn't worry just yet. Just wait, Rich urges. "Watergate auto-da-fé wasn't built in a day."

Rich isn't alone in his Trump-Watergate fantasy.

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If Trump somehow lurches through four or eight years, history will view the left's starry-eyed Watergate dreams as in the same genre of smug as Clinton acolytes' cockiness going into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign. Litanies of Trump-Nixon comparisons amount to little more than fantasy, wastes of precious time that could have been better used on reality.

Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon, and 1973 is not 2017.

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A refreshing breath of fresh air and reason by the fine folks at The Daily Beast.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-07-13 11:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's just as much of a fantasy to declare he won't be impeached.

The fact is we don't know, just like we didn't know Nixon would be removed from office until it happened.

Six months into Trump's presidency and you're trying to reassure yourself he won't be impeached.

He's a dismal failure as president already! It takes talent to be so bad so quickly.

#2 | Posted by rcade at 2017-07-13 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

you're trying to reassure yourself he won't be impeached.

Well, I am quite sure of it.
Personally, this article adds perspective diversity to contrast against threads by "Nixon-experts-with-crystal-balls," forecasting that there will be arrests "any day now [LOL]."

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-07-13 11:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

For the record I believe there probably is credible evidence that trump and his cronies have committed crimes. But I don't care whether he is impeached or not. All the Democrats have to do is put the idea that trump and his cronies have possibly committed impeachable offenses and it hurts his administration and the GOP in general. They need to keep it up for 4 years straight.

It is a page straight out of the republican playbook. I am so ready for the democrats to fight as dirty as the gop did. After they spent 8 years demonizing Obama, and Clinton but they never brought a single charge. The damage it did to the last administration got Donny into office. My hope is that the current dummy in the Oval never gets any breathing room from possible scandals.

#4 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-07-13 11:16 AM | Reply

It's just as much of a fantasy to declare he won't be impeached.

#2 | Posted by rcade

What is the impeachable offense?

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-07-13 11:17 AM | Reply


Nixon Sees 'Witch Hunt,' insiders Say...
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#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-07-13 11:19 AM | Reply

This from an article Jeff posted earlier today:

My colleague Jonah Goldberg has given perhaps the best one-sentence advice for conservatives in these troubling times: "Trust nothing, defend nothing." We don't know the truth. We don't know the extent of the Trump team's misdeeds. We do, however, know enough to reject the administration's spin. Donald Jr.'s meeting was, in fact, a "big deal," and Americans who aren't troubled are Americans who need to check whether their tribalism has trumped their good sense.

Read more at: www.nationalreview.com

Mike Allen said today on Morning Joe that there is no love lost between Trump and the GOP in Congress and that they have no loyalty to him; they want Pence. My feeling is that once there is enough dirt about Team Trump and Russia in the public sphere and once the GOP get their healthcare and tax cuts bills passed (or realize they can't), they will throw Trump under the bus--through impeachment proceedings--and install Pence.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 11:28 AM | Reply

This liberal is happy as a hog rolling in its own **** watching a crippled eunuch with no teeth pretending to be an alpha dog.

His retarded supporters who don't see him for what he is are funny as well.

He may sign a bill that names a stretch of highway between Cleveland and Toledo, OH, after Ronald Reagan, but that's a stretch at this point.

LOL

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-07-13 11:40 AM | Reply

I'm just enjoying the show. I said in October that regardless whether Hillary won or Trump won, there was going to be an attempt to impeach the winner within a year. Both parties have become the hysteric screaming coed in slasher movies that you're hoping dies early just so she'll shut up.

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-07-13 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

There's no need to push impeachment at this point. As the digging continues I'm sure we'll find more toxic waste mixed with the dirt and, eventually, the GOP will jettison the millstone they put on themselves and that is preventing them from getting anything done.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2017-07-13 11:51 AM | Reply

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we didn't know Nixon would be removed from office until it happened. - #2 | Posted by rcade at 2017-07-13 11:09 AM
He wasn't removed. He
resigned.

#11 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-07-13 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sure he did. As soon as he got Ford's promise of a pardon.

#12 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-13 12:22 PM | Reply

There may or may not be impeachment of Donald Trump. But you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be indictments of people who are or were in his inner circle. How Flynn or Manafort will be able to avoid indictment is beyond me.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-13 12:43 PM | Reply

"It is a page straight out of the republican playbook. I am so ready for the democrats to fight as dirty as the gop did. After they spent 8 years demonizing Obama, and Clinton but they never brought a single charge"

THAT is the problem right there.

This isn't about Obama or Clinton......it HAS to be about Trump. I'm all for due process being applied here and if Trump is guilty of a crime then hang him.....but if you want the GOP to buy into this you have to leave the drama about "well...look at what they did to Obama" ---- aside and move on.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2017-07-13 12:44 PM | Reply

#14 - As I said at the beginning of my post, I believe there truly have been crimes committed by the current administration. With that said, I don't expect we could ever get the GOP to buy into this, or anything else that will paint them in an even more negative light.

Since the Democrats don't hold any power right now they won't be held AS responsible for all the baloney in washington. The Democrats only have to convince independents that the white house are up to sum nefarious activities, and the election cycles will take care of the rest. Like I said, a page right out of the republican play book.

#15 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-07-13 01:17 PM | Reply

some, not sum

#16 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-07-13 01:22 PM | Reply

The Democrats only have to convince independents that the white house are up to sum nefarious activities, and the election cycles will take care of the rest.

Until the smart Independents ask "Well, what have the Democrats accomplished, besides block Trump at every corner and ranting and raving like little children?", and the only answer is the chirping of crickets.

#17 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-07-13 01:37 PM | Reply

lol. The notion of Cookfish accusing the Dems of blocking the POTUS at every corner after the previous 8 years is absolutely laughable. Have you no shame?

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-13 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"ranting and raving like little children"

That's not language true Independents would use. That's the right wing's language for their political opponents.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 01:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Have you no shame?

Yes, but then again, I'm not a lawyer.

#20 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-07-13 01:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#16 - Well the "Smart" independents didn't figure it out when the republicans did it for 8 years so I would say the Democrats have a pretty good chance of pulling it off. It is amazing to here conservatives whine like babies now that the table is turned, and their politicians actually have to govern. Like I said, a page out of the republican play book.

#21 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-07-13 01:57 PM | Reply

Well the "Smart" independents didn't figure it out when the republicans did it for 8 years so I would say the Democrats have a pretty good chance of pulling it off.

There is that.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-07-13 02:07 PM | Reply

Have you no shame?

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07

Probably not. Has he taken the line Russian collusion was justified because Hillary? He will.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2017-07-13 02:40 PM | Reply

He wasn't removed. He resigned.

C'mon, dude. You know that he resigned because he was going to be removed if he didn't.

#24 | Posted by rcade at 2017-07-13 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- block Trump at every corner

Jocularity! Jocularity!

Trump is self-blocking, much like Trumpyfish is self-retorting.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-13 06:11 PM | Reply

Fantasies?

#26 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-07-14 05:39 PM | Reply

Until the smart Independents ask "Well, what have the Democrats accomplished, besides block Trump at every corner and ranting and raving like little children?", and the only answer is the chirping of crickets.

#17 | POSTED BY COOKFISH AT 2017-07-13 01:37 PM | REPLY

holy crap this is an amazing statement that also made me laugh.

cookfish have you ever heard of the gentleman from kentuck, mitch? look up his words after obama was first elected.

or just keep being an idiot. babbs, wis and sniper will be along soon to try and defend you idiotic statement.

#27 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-07-15 06:16 PM | Reply

Oh noes, this must be part of the impeachment culture.

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-07-15 07:07 PM | Reply

Republicans in congress have been winning primarily because of gerrymandering, not because they're dicks. Acting like dicks when you have no power is not a winning strategy. Most voters do not like seeing the country torn apart by the impeachment process, in fact many probably voted third party or didn't vote at all because they saw that's probably what would've happened if Clinton the sequel were elected. Democrats need to give people a reason to vote for them again, and a reason to trust them, instead of obsessing over a turd which will probably flush itself down the toilet if left to its own devices.

#29 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-07-15 08:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

^^^BS. Your man is toast. Your only hope is to retain the house in 2018. If the house flips, he's outta here.

Dems should "work" with GOP to pass that "health" care bill and a few more of their more unpopular policies.

#30 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-07-15 08:31 PM | Reply

^^^^Thanks for proving my point and illustrating the mentality which led to Trump being elected. You and other partisan hacks can't listen to anybody and have to insult even those who didn't vote for him (or any other Republican in the past 15 years.)

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-07-16 01:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Dems don't need to "work" with the GOP, they just need to keep their damn mouths shut when they feel compelled to say or imply things like "we'll be dicks too if you vote for us" or "it's so obvious you should vote us that if you don't than your an idiot"

#32 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-07-16 02:07 AM | Reply

#32

The flaw in your reasoning is how many Republicans have already adopted Trump's thievery, lies, and incompetence as the new Good.

Almost like they never really believed in anything at all, isn't it?

I'm not sure what's served by being polite to the man or the people who have decided what's best in life is skinning your cats alive.

#33 | Posted by Zed at 2017-07-16 10:01 AM | Reply

#23

Being polite to or about Repubs is like being polite or rude to the mentally ill panhandler down the street. He doesn't care either way. Or, if he cares, he'll forget in five seconds.

#34 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-07-16 10:42 AM | Reply

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