Remember Black Jesus? The Lightworker? The One? The next Lincoln, the Democrats’ Reagan, the neo-FDR? He is now standing next to Tricky Dick and Slick Willie, caught in a quartet of burgeoning scandals, charged with rewriting the facts when they became inconvenient, harassing the press, and using the Internal Revenue Service to get at his enemies, subverting their rights of assembly, and speech. “Richard Milhous Obama,” writes Carl M. Cannon, and there are also Clintonian levels of cover-ups, literally in the case of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Benghazi debacle. In The Presidents’ Club, Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy tell
The real scandal that is not being reported is the amount of black on white crime not being reported by the msm. Obama and the Democrats have encouraged all this violence with all their talk about white racists, stupid cops, not charging the black panthers and setting a tone of visceral hatred for white men. The killing of the baseball player in Duncan, Oklahoma out of boredom is a clarion call that there is a one way race war going on. Just like we ignored the first bombing of the World Trade Center. Exercise your God given 2nd Amendment right to bear arms or you could be the next statistic in the war against whites. Ignore this at your own peril.
One thing is right. We have a sick political culture but with Nixon and Clinton not one person died. With obama and hillary that cannot be said The worst travesty I have ever witnessed was the two of them greeting the bodies from Benghazi. Deaths they caused and seem to have no regrets about other Gotham they are being asked to explain something they cannot without consequences that will cost them their power
I think the article is disappointing and something of a shield attempt. Where does the author have evidence to proclaim that the Obamammunist is NOT directing actions such as the IRS illegal targeting? Just because he covers his tracks well so far is no reason to buy any story that he is not in it up to his eyeballs. As other posters have pointed out, his race baiting is naked and out there for all to see. Benghazi was not even mentioned in this article. Far too early to go with a it-was-all-his-underlings story.
I think Ms. Emery was a bit light on the Obama scandal side of the ledger but overall an excellent article.
Given the known well documented scandals of the powerful how is it that one must qualify for the tin foil hat society to believe that other things are at work. The CH47 load of Seal Team 6 may well be the worst.
And just what was Sandy Berger up to? How did we as a nation not have persistent relentless outrage and demand an answer? And we ignored many contradictions with the party line regarding the OKC story.
Obama held his first ever political fund raiser in the Chicago Hyde Park neighborhood home of a notorious domestic terrorist, publicly quoted as saying, among other things, "I don´t regret setting bombs...I feel we didn´t do enough" and "Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon."
Comparing Obama, an undocumented communist foreign student who belongs in Leavenworth, in any way to our nation´s 37th POTUS, Richard Milhous Nixon, is a flagrant disservice, in my opinion to American History.
Excellent piece. In purely criminal law terms Nixon, Clinton and Obama are all guilty of conspiracy to violate various laws, the common thread being obstruction of justice.The distinction she draws between Nixon (direct involvement) and Obama (passive involvement)is one without a difference under the law. Whether one initiates a conspiracy or later knowingly joins one already in progress, the result is the same. But sadly, when has the law made any difference to this crowd occupying the WH, or to the media? Think black .
Wonderful article but a little lengthy, especially on Nixon. I couldn´t put it down, though, because it brought back so many memories. I learned a couple of "new" bits of history that I had only glanced over in the past but dismissed, if I had ever even seen a hint of it.
One new bit, to me, was that JFK seemed to approve of Nixon´s past: FTA: Ironically, Kennedy, who liked Voorhis, Douglas, and Hiss no more than did Nixon, sympathized with him and defended him until the day he started to run against him for president, telling one critic, “You have no idea what he’s been through” (referring to the beating Nixon took from the press when he defeated Helen Douglas), and saying shortly before announcing for president that if he were not nominated, he would be voting for Nixon himself."
The other "new" bit which, to me, was shocking was Eisenhower´s disdain for Nixon. Being raised in a very Republican family, I thought everything was rosey with the Republican ticket in both 1952 and 1956. For me, it was such a joy in our household that Eisenhower was elected and re-elected.
From the first time I can remember anything about presidents - 1947 or 1948, my father railed against FDR and Truman. Dad was so sure that Dewey was going to win in 1948 that he even got me, a six year old, excited about the race. If I thought 1948 was intense, 1952 was almost unbearable. At least we bought a TV in 1952 so that we could "watch" the votes come in on election night; but, best of all, I could now watch "I Love Lucy" like the rest of my friends.
Nixon did not do 5% of what Obamie has done! Nixon loved the USA and did no damage to our foreign policy at all, in fact he was a great foreign policy president. BO is a communist that wants to destroy the USA and make it a communist country. Clintoon was simply a liar, petty thief and buffoon. The press hated Nixon and went to work on him until they destroyed his presidency. He got elected twice by landslides.
Nixon operated with the press in his face, damning him at every turn (despite his environmental initiatives, the opening to China etc.). Obama operates with the press firmly behind him, no matter how silly and contradictory his statements and no matter how feckless his supposed ´leadership´. He also benefits, inestimably, from the race card always hovering above the table, about to be dropped from someone´s fingers.
I´m not so sure about the Lucianne staff´s "must read" picks lately. This article was extremely disappointing, too much Nixon, too much Gatsby, not enough Wright, Ayers and Obama scandals. Sure, Ms. Emery writes well, and this is where I think many readers and the staff are blinded. Just because she writes well with style and seems to know her history doesn´t mean she is saying anything new or of note. Article with a great premise, nice style, but again as it seems other "must reads" have done lately it failed to deliver.
Barry is not the problem. What and Who is behind Barry is the problem. And that nothing we do at the polls is affecting this Problem. The Republican Party is acting like a man with a head injury and half of our elected Representatives have been bought.
FTA: The peace talks collapsed, Nixon won (narrowly), and Johnson raged but was unable to do much about it, as he could not expose the Nixon maneuvers without revealing at the same time how he had learned of them, which was by tapping?—?illegally?—?Mrs. Chennault’s phone. Johnson called Nixon’s act “treason,” and Senate minority leader Everett Dirksen agreed with him. Nixon, however, had a different opinion: “He had saved the country from a bad peace deal cut by a desperate president,”
Nixon did commit treason, by backstabbing a sitting President polices as John Kerry did to him later. And I would like to know Mr. dead President Nixon, what kind of peace deal did you get with Kissinger? What did you settle for Mr Nixon? All those lives wasted and ruined.
The writer, perhaps for brevity´s sake, leaves out the vast and breathtaking criminality of JFK and LBJ.
Regarding Ike, here´s how he got stuck with Nixon in 1952... Ike and Taft fought for the GOP nomination, Ike as the moderate and a national hero, and Sen. Taft as Mr. Conservative.
The way Ike captured the California delegation votes was... Gov. Earl Warren later became Chief Justice of the United States... Sen. Richard Nixon became Ike´s veep. Ike did not like either of them... Warren was too liberal, Ike opined, and Nixon was not particularly likeable.
Ike was not conservative, neither was Nixon, and Warren was a leftwing liberoid.
The article is interesting and recaps a vast arc rather handily... but in doing so achieves nothing we didn´t already know... O-Bomber is a crook and should be impeached.
It is thinking like that presented in Reply #1 that is inflamatory and out of line. The Administration might be racist against whites. But, the vast majority of our black neighbors and citizens are NOT! Innercity blacks are as victimized by this crass behavior of our President and other race hustlers as are whites- all citizens suffer under this hogwash. So, please! Stop this "Call to Arms" for the War on Whites has begun! That´s BS and you know it! We, as a people must come together to stop it.
Thank you, #24. If black society can find a way to publicly join in the battle against unwed births, fatherless homes and the easy availability of drugs, we can make some real progress. There are victims of all races and somehow we have to find a way to save our youth. None of this is really the point of the posted article, however.
"Like Gatsby, Obama had a colorful past, which led to multiple rumors; like Gatsby, he created a dream and became it. Like Gatsby, he had a quest which gave his life meaning?—?for Gatsby, it was to regain the lost love of Daisy Buchanan; for Obama, it was to impose his agenda." I think the author could compare Obama to Machiavelli as well.
First, Maryc is nuts saying “with Clinton, not one person died”. Check Bill & Hillary Clinton Body Count of OVER 125 PREMATURE DEATHS of their many associates, from Arkansas to the White House. LOOK AT THE LIST ! Black started with LBJ’s massive welfare, legislating husbands out of the house giving husbandless mothers endless tax stolen income. Union controlled teachers took over from there dumbing down all children black or white, to not even read. NOEMIE EMERY´S article looking at three SICK presidents is exciting: Nixon Clinton Obama, what a mess. But it omits the father sons who linked them. Their dishonesty and malice is frightening. The error of only briefly mentioning the Bush bond, but leaving out the foul acts is a mistake. Old New World Order Bush, in the long run, was the worst of all. His past CIA intelligence position, his criminal wealth overseeing CIA drug and gun running at Mena, Arkansas, where Slick Willie made his bones with old George, manipulating of son W in between Sick Willie and Sick Nobama, all of this overlooked. A bad bunch. Each measurably WORSE than the previous, working in quiet harmony together, infiltrating more tyranny slowly into our lives leading to more collectivism, as Ayn Rand referred to all of its evil. Call it communism, socialism fascism, whatever, it’s simply more government domination, less individual freedom. Your article: beautifully worded, but an incomplete picture of destruction being played out against America by all five. Remember post 9-11 W, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us!” Why, now isn’t W objecting to ANYthing?
Opinions vary, of course, but George H.W. Bush cannot, in any sane world, be cast as worse than the presidents Emery addresses. The flying. driveby, unsubstantiated accusations in #27 should be read with skeptical eyes.
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
Say goodbye to the 60-watt incandescent bulb. This year manufacturers started phasing out 100w and 75w bulbs. On January 1 it will become illegal to import or manufacture traditional 60w and 40w bulbs too. Time to stock up? Not so fast. First, check out Cree’s energy-sipping new 75-watt replacement bulb. I used to be outraged over the federal government’s draconian moves to outlaw traditional lightbulbs. For 100 years we’ve lived and thrived under the warm glow of incandescent lightbulbs. Aside from the fact that 90% of the electricity used by the bulbs is radiated in the form of heat rather than