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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:37 AM

nixon WAS a crook.

watching m$nbc with woodward and bernstein.... forty years after watergate

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-daily-rundown/47859014/#47859014

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:04 AM

1. Nixon took bribes from the Mafia.

 

Lamar Waldron has a new book coming out this month explaining Nixon's mob ties.


(Part 1)

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(Part 2)

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Response to matmar (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:16 AM

2. Would those be campaign contributions in today's jargon?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:05 AM

5. Thanks to the Supreme Courts Citizens United vs FEC ruling.....

 

and the creation of anonymous contributions to super-pacs, who knows what corrupt organizations are bribing our public officials?

The political system of the United States of America is as corrupt as the day is long.

I don't think the Founders intended for this to happen.

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Response to matmar (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:20 AM

3. I Didn't Listen To Any Of The Videos In This Thread But......

I always had this thought: what if the mafia took over a political party? Think about it - what a way to hide in plain sight. Let's say for example: what if the Repug party was controlled by the mafia? How would it function? How would it exert its pressure on the people. How would the corporations fit in with it?

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:09 AM

6. The Mafia? How much money is the Russian Mob contributing?....

 

the Saudi Arabian dictatorship? Chinese manufacturers? Weapons manufacturers (aka MIC)?

We've lost our democracy thanks to the rightwing crazies on the Supreme Court.

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 AM

7. The plutocrats like the Kochs and Adelson have so much money

they don't need to mess around with penny-ante pikers like the Mob. Those shitheels can buy and sell the Mob hundreds of times over.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:32 AM

4. The Mob’s President



The Mob’s President:

Richard Nixon’s Secret Ties to the Mafia

by Don Fulsom
Crime Magazine.com

During the height of the Watergate scandal, Atty. Gen. John Mitchell’s wife, Martha, sounded one of the first alarms, telling a reporter, “Nixon is involved with the Mafia. The Mafia was involved in his election.”

White House officials privately urged other reporters to treat any anti-Nixon comments by Martha as the ravings of a drunken crackpot.

Time, however, has proved Mrs. Mitchell right.

Richard Nixon’s earliest campaign manager and political advisor was Murray Chotiner, a chubby lawyer who specialized in defending members of the Mafia and who enjoyed dressing like them too, in a wardrobe highlighted by monogrammed white-on-white dress shirts and silk ties with jeweled stickpins. The monograms said MMC, because – perhaps to seem more impressive – he billed himself as Murray M. Chotiner, though, in reality, he lacked a middle name.

In this cigar chomping, wheeler-dealer, Nixon had found what future Nixon aide Len Garment called “his Machiavelli – a hardheaded exponent of the campaign philosophy that politics is war.”

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http://www.crimemagazine.com/mobs-president-richard-nixons-secret-ties-mafia

PS: Darn thing's now pay-per-view. Smart.

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