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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 10:43 AM
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33. Both parties did not play those kind of dirty tricks
Democrats are much less likely to do that sort of thing, and this operation was massive and involved illegal use of government agencies to attack Democrats. Nixon did steal the election by systematically decimating each Democratic challenger until only McGovern was left. Nixon wanted to run against McGovern so he destroyed the others, which was what the "rat-fucking" was about. The break-in at the Watergate was fairly minor; it simply became the opening which led to uncovering much more serious corruption.
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  -Who Here Was Around During Watergate? 22181  Jul-21-04 07:34 AM   #0 
  - I was a kid but my folks made me listen to hearings that summer  Bucky   Jul-21-04 07:38 AM   #1 
  - Oh, but to answer your question  Bucky   Jul-21-04 07:51 AM   #12 
  - The focus then was on the Vietnam War...  rfranklin   Jul-21-04 07:40 AM   #2 
  - Very True - no one wanted to see scandal - Vietnam was the issue - and  papau   Jul-21-04 07:50 AM   #11 
  - Watergate was kid stuff compared to the crimes of the BFEE  BlueEyedSon   Jul-21-04 07:41 AM   #3 
  - Nixon didnot do the Coup.....lied and stalled, plotted and connived...but  opihimoimoi   Jul-21-04 07:44 AM   #6 
  - Nixon was a pussycat compared to these guys  the Kelly Gang   Jul-21-04 07:48 AM   #9 
  - I was a senior in high school.  mac56   Jul-21-04 07:42 AM   #4 
  - I was 14  demnan   Jul-21-04 07:43 AM   #5 
  - Off-tangent response.  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-21-04 07:45 AM   #7 
  - The things that were earth shaking then don't raise the press'  Racenut20   Jul-21-04 07:47 AM   #8 
  - Yeah, I was around.  Soloflecks   Jul-21-04 07:49 AM   #10 
  - "This is the endgame now. This is their last chance." Hardly  Bucky   Jul-21-04 07:57 AM   #16 
  - I remember  mmonk   Jul-21-04 07:53 AM   #13 
  - i was a college student  awakeinindiana   Jul-21-04 07:54 AM   #14 
  - You know Indiana...  22181   Jul-21-04 07:57 AM   #15 
  - My Mom was absolutely addicted to the whole story, & the Senate  hlthe2b   Jul-21-04 08:04 AM   #17 
  - I was (almost) 22 when Nixon resigned  DancingBear   Jul-21-04 08:09 AM   #18 
  - Nixon was MUCH scarier than the Chimp  MrBenchley   Jul-21-04 08:09 AM   #19 
  - Nixon had a constant adversary relationship with the press........  Blue Wally   Jul-21-04 08:30 AM   #23 
  - Both parties did not play those kind of dirty tricks  Cassandra   Jul-21-04 10:43 AM   #33 
     - Ummm.....  Blue Wally   Jul-21-04 08:26 PM   #37 
        - Muskie didn't self-destruct  Cassandra   Jul-21-04 09:04 PM   #38 
  - Nixon didn't bring along the neocons,  mmonk   Jul-21-04 09:14 AM   #28 
  - I don't think "Nixon was MUCH scarier than the Chimp"  nolabels   Jul-21-04 10:01 AM   #31 
  - * & company make nixon look like pre-schoolers n/t  vickiss   Jul-21-04 08:14 AM   #20 
  - Nixon was a scary guy  Jim__   Jul-21-04 08:22 AM   #21 
  - Oh, yes. I remember it very clearly.  SheilaT   Jul-21-04 08:23 AM   #22 
  - I agree with most of the above  zeemike   Jul-21-04 08:38 AM   #24 
  - No, EVERYTHING Stuck to NIXON, and Dems Were NOT Frustrated  UTUSN   Jul-21-04 08:55 AM   #25 
  - Threadkiller: I'm Still Pissed at McGovern n/t  UTUSN   Jul-21-04 09:17 PM   #40 
  - I never put much importance on Watergate  kcwayne   Jul-21-04 09:08 AM   #26 
  - It was amazing to watch as the screw turned.  randr   Jul-21-04 09:09 AM   #27 
  - The Viet Nam war made me nuts but yes,  LuLu550   Jul-21-04 09:17 AM   #29 
  - I remember a comedy LP record, "The Watergate Comedy Hour"  jdonaldball   Jul-21-04 09:22 AM   #30 
  - DU: Watergate Unit?  Tweedtheatre   Jul-21-04 10:03 AM   #32 
  - There was truthful news coverage back then  MODemocrat   Jul-21-04 10:57 AM   #34 
  - Plus Congressional Democrats with some spine  carolinayellowdog   Jul-21-04 11:03 AM   #35 
  - the neocons learned much from Watergate  leftofthedial   Jul-21-04 11:10 AM   #36 
  - bush 41 was RNC chairman  awakeinindiana   Jul-21-04 09:16 PM   #39 
  - I was there- Watergate hadn't exploded yet.  EndElectoral   Jul-21-04 09:19 PM   #41 

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