We’re scooped! IndieDems has begun drafting an article on what a bunch of horse manure it is to claim that Republicans during Watergate, unlike those today, put country above Party and lent their support to bringing down Nixon and his thugs. The authors of this New York Times article beat us to the punch and did a much better job than we would have. The Republicans of those days were every bit as non-caring about the Constitution, the rule of law, and common human decency as Georgia’s GOP Congressional representatives are today—most prominently, Trump’s lap dogs Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, Representatives Loudermilk and Handel, and their staffs.
(Excerpt) In fact, when these critics refer back to the Watergate era as a time of bipartisan commitment to the rule of law over politics, they get it exactly wrong. Defending the president at all costs, blaming investigators and demonizing journalists was all part of the Republican playbook during the political crisis leading up to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. READ MORE