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Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:04 PM

 

Repugs have a history of committing treason to obtain office: LBJ/Dirksen Phone Call about Nixon



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Reply Repugs have a history of committing treason to obtain office: LBJ/Dirksen Phone Call about Nixon (Original post)
elmac Mar 2017 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #1
jalan48 Mar 2017 #2
Snackshack Mar 2017 #3
spixxen Mar 2017 #4
montana_hazeleyes Mar 2017 #5
elmac Mar 2017 #7
stuffmatters Mar 2017 #6
suzanner Mar 2017 #8
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #9

Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:09 PM

1. Yup. Nixon blew up the Vietnam peace talks in 1968

to gain an advantage in the election.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:13 PM

2. This is exactly right.

Nixon and N. Vietnam in 1968. Reagan and Iran in 1980. It's part of their playbook.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:19 PM

3. What Nixon did was inexcusable...

He should have been tried for it...instead he became president...

Reagan and the hostage situation is another fine example of Republicans inversely putting country before party...

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 01:51 PM

4. Is there a phone number......

......we can call when we get bored or down and just talk and have Dirksen's 'yeah' break in every ten seconds?

Sounds so therapeutic.

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Response to spixxen (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 04:04 PM

5. Yeah, that would be pretty good.

Welcome to DU spixxen.

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Response to spixxen (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. Most politicians were a little intimidated when talking to LBJ

 

He was a big Texan and quite the bully when it came to getting things done like Medicare (thank you LBJ). Dirksen was an pretty old when that call was made, would be dead in a little over a year. Was an era when republicans weren't afraid to cross the aisle & he seemed to be a good egg, often voting for what was right, not for payouts from billionaires.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 06:26 PM

6. Nixon's and Reagans Treason weren't much publicized/confronted, emboldening today's Repugs

Yes to Trump and Repugs, colluding with the enemy to get elected is now a Republican tradition; certainly, based on Nixon and Reagan both winning (and their treason going largely unknown to the public and never prosecuted),Trump and the Repugs considered colluding with the enemy a treason for which they'll never be charged and even an acceptable and consequence free tactic to win.

I always thought it was terrible that LBJ before bowing out in 1967 and Humphrey pre election did not announce Nixon/Kissinger's treason; the MSM to this day remains pretty much silent, certainly were crickets in 1968. . Most Americans still don't know the profound evil of Nixon/Kissinger and associate Nixon's crimes only with the superficials surrounding Watergate and its coverup.

During the Carter reelection and Hostage negotiations, Reagan's collusion with the Enemy also went undeclared by Carter and unreported by the MSM (tho for this one I do remember faint rumblings from the WH and the MSM) Reagan also went uncharged and unprosecuted and remains St Ronnie to this day to the Repugs.

The Repugs will do anything, anything to win an election. Flat Out Historical Fact.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 07:15 PM

8. Excellent and fundamental point

This is what happens when those we trust let it slide and what a mess it's been since.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:10 PM

9. For them treason's just another word

for nothin left to lose

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