May 8, 2013

What difference does it make?

At the height of Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign, individuals broke in the Democratic Party headquarters located in the Watergate complex in Washington DC and planted listening devices. They copied documents. The burglars got away with the break-in for weeks. It was only after they made a mistake while retrieving the bugs that they were caught.

Over time, the caper was discovered and the ensuing cover-up resulted in the resignation of the President of the United States. Several of Nixon's top aides, including the Attorney General, head of the Committee to re-elect the President, The President's Chief of Staff, the President's Counsel, and a whole gaggle of assistants, advisers, and aides were convicted of crimes.

Nixon won the 1972 election handily. There is no evidence the information gleaned from the break-in contributed to the election results. By the time the cover-up and scandal hit the press, the event was long past.

Hillary Clinton was an aide in the subsequent Congressional investigation of Richard Nixon and the Watergate affair. Do you think at any time Hillary Clinton or the Democratic Party would have accepted a terse "It is over, what difference does it make?" from Mitchell, Haldeman, Erlichman, Liddy, Hunt, Colson, Dean, or Nixon?

Watergate was a botched, third rate burglary. No one was hurt, no one died. Mrs. Clinton and President Obama can not make the same claim about Benghazi.


Rita said...

Wait for it. In three, two, one. Enter the Dems claiming it was just changing a few lines in the talking points.

The crazed loons will start their damage control before the doors open at end of today's hearing.

Anonymous said...

They didn't know, a lower level official from a previous administration made that appointment. It will be investigated of course and will become much ado about nothing, what the hell its only dead Americans, nothing really important like a round of golf. The BUCK stops here doesn't apply to this generation of democommunists.

James Old Guy

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Funny, just this morning I said to myself that this administration had turned into Nixon II.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I notice I don't see any comments from the liberal peanuthead gallery yet about how Nixon was a whole different ball of evil wax.

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