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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 04:45 PM
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79. one problem with the poppy theory
How do you figure that "getting Nixon out of the way" cleared the way for Bush? The immediate result of Watergate was a huge plus for the Democrats: in 1974, the Democrats picked up 49 seats in the House and 4 in the Senate. They captured the WH in 1976, and added another House seat. Despite increasing inflation and an "energy crisis", the Dems only lost 15 Houseseats in 1978. It took a continuation of these economic woes plus the Iran hostage crisis to set the stage for Reagan, not Bush, to recapture the WH. If Bush could engineer Nixon's fall in the early 1970s, and could cause inflation, the energy crisis, and the Iran hostage crisis, why the heck couldn't he figure out a way to push Reagan aside? The problem with these tinfoil theories is that if you think about them, they fall apart.

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