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The Resistance Graduates Trump from Hitler to Nixon

The Resistance Graduates Trump from Hitler to Nixon

The left and their media allies just changed the narrative again.

https://youtu.be/MacmN1EtIPQ

It seems like just yesterday that “the resistance” was sure that Trump is the second coming of Hitler. With the firing of James Comey however, Trump has been transformed overnight into Richard Nixon.

In the past 24 hours, countless hot takes have been written about this. Here are a few examples.

Scott Lehigh writes at the Boston Globe:

Donald Trump pulls a Richard Nixon

Donald Trump has just pulled a Richard Nixon.

He’s fired FBI Director James Comey, a man who is leading a criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign circle and Russian operatives, just the way Richard Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox when his probe was getting too close.

Of course, in Nixon’s case, it took some doing, because principled men stood between the corrupt president and his objective. First Attorney General Elliot Richardson refused to execute the order, resigning instead. Then Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus similarly refused and resigned. Nixon then instructed Acting Attorney General Robert Bork to oust Cox, and he executed the order. Altogether, the incident, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1973, became known as the Saturday Night Massacre.

Zach Schonfeld of Newsweek gleefully shares this story about the Nixon Library:

With Trump as President, the Nixon Presidential Library Grasps at Redemption

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (@NixonLibrary) sent out a tweet Tuesday.

The @NixonLibrary frequently posts tweets, but this one drew more eyeballs than usual—because of its content and because of its timing. Here is the tweet:

Do you get it? It’s a very presidential subtweet. The Nixon Presidential Library is gloriously subtweeting Donald Trump. The tweet was posted just a few hours after news emerged that the president had fired the FBI director, who was in charge of investigating the president. In other words, the museum devoted to Nixon’s life and presidential legacy lunged at the opportunity to make Nixon seem stable and wholesome by comparison. (To be fair, Trump seems to make a lot of past leaders seem stable by comparison.)

It is also pushing back at critics who are quick to compare Trump to Nixon. Because, well, Trump did a Bad Thing and Nixon did not do this particular Bad Thing.

So witty. I love how Zach asks his readers if they get the joke. Of course, while the Nixon Library tweet is accurate (Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI) Bill Clinton did.

Elliot Hannon of Slate frames the development as disturbing:

Trump’s Firing of James Comey Draws Disturbing Comparisons to Nixon During Watergate

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The move, whereby the president directly dismissed the man heading the investigation into Russian meddling, set off a flood of comparisons to America’s 37th president, Richard Nixon.

While Trump’s political instincts and rhetoric are often positively Nixonian, the move to oust Comey—a holdover from the Obama administration—bears close resemblance to Nixon’s attempts to keep incriminating Watergate tapes out of the hands of investigators. With an independent counsel pursuing the damning recordings Nixon secretly made of conversations in the Oval Office, Nixon decided to take drastic action and fired independent prosecutor Archibald Cox. The move, in the middle of the Watergate investigation, became known as the “Saturday Night Massacre” and prompted the resignations of Nixon’s attorney general and his deputy.

Mark Levin appeared on the Hannity show last night and threw cold water all over the Watergate comparisons. He also suggested that it’s Chuck Schumer, not Trump, who’s undermining the Constitution. Watch this:

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Comments

I suppose when you’re drowning you grasp at anything to stay afloat.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Merlin. | May 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    True true true.

    The gnats, formally calling themselves the MSM forget they have been proven (millions of times) by history to have been collaborating with Communists…

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | May 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      My personal favorite along those lines is how dozens- who were adults – during the 1960 election have came forward in the last 5 years testifying how the DNC and the MSM deliberately stole that election.

      Mob-controlled Chicago’s votes always coming in last in elections?>
      Hmmmmmmm…………….

    But the press keeps grabbing for anvils, bowling balls, etc…

[DJT]’s fired FBI Director James Comey, a man who is leading a criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign circle and Russian operatives, just the way Richard Nixon fired Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox when his probe was getting too close.

Great reporting … well, except for one, teeny, tiny detail that Scott Lehigh seems to have overlooked. What was that again?

Oh, yeah. Everyone, from Comey, to Senate Democrats, to #NeverTrump’ers, and on down, has admitted that there is no evidence of collusion between the Russians and the Trump presidential campaign.

Eventually, the repeated (and continuous) implications accusations that some criminal activity is/was afoot — after investigators found no evidence — will cross the line into libel, slander, and defamation (if it hasn’t already).

And I don’t expect Donald J. Trump to just lie down and take it.

NorthernNewYorker | May 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Hitler to Nixon?
When everyone’s Nixon, no one’s Nixon.

Damn! All the way down from Hitler to Nixon in just 100 days. By fall he will have morphed into that evil Dick Clark who played all those erotic Chubby Checker songs. Key up.. https://youtu.be/_ns7Twpp0c0

buckeyeminuteman | May 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Just found an article written in October 2016 wherein the author (LeftOfYou) hoped the second President Clinton would fire Comey. I’d better money there are new articles on Daily Kos whining about how Orwellian it is that an FBI director would be fired…

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/10/31/1589230/-Only-One-US-President-has-ever-Fired-an-FBI-Director-and-that-President-s-Name-Was-Clinton

One day, they’ll compare Trump to Hillary Clinton: that’s the ultimate insult. Especially after she’s been indicted (which is coming.)

It’s all projection. The unmasking of Trump’s personnel and the surveillance of members of his campaign reek of WaterGate….so Obama is a better match for the part.

If we had an honest media interested in presenting news that would actually inform the American people, this would be known already.

casualobserver | May 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

If I paid much daily attention to the left and especially to the media’s effort to disseminate the Democrat Party messaging, I’d have serious whiplash.

Instead, I just pay attention to trends. And the trend is clear: destroy the enemy at all costs without any shame. Tabloid level reporting, hypocrisy in message, even visceral personal attacks are all legitimate as long as the end is met.

Sadly, there is no evidence that the Party and the complicit media are achieving the ends. Solution? Ratchet it all up by a factor of 2 or 3 or whatever.

They finally realized how stupid they sounded, and had to dial the acerbic rhetoric back.
Prolly starting to realize their stupidity is costing them real money in the way of lost viewership.

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