Forty years ago public outrage about the actions of President Richard Milhous Nixon, lead by his long time liberal critics, forced him to be the first U.S. chief executive to resign the presidency. Critics screamed about Nixon’s extra-legal and extra-constitutional conduct as protestors ringed the White House chanting “Jail to the Chief.”
Nixon’s men had spied on their fellow citizens, allegedly used the IRS to harass their political enemies, waged war without the consent of Congress and used the CIA in an effort to hide their crimes. No man, Nixon’s critics assured us, was above the law. For his transgressions, Richard Nixon was forced from office, evading prosecution only because of a presidential pardon.
Now,Liberals are silent as Obama shreds the Constitution in ways Richard Nixon would have marveled at. By any reasonable measure, Nixon’s sins seem venal compared to those of President Barack Obama.
Nixon’s men illegally wiretapped his political opponents -- and they went to jail for it. When the FBI used warrantless surveillance to wiretap and intercept the mail of anti-war radicals, those who did so were charged, tried and convicted.
Obama has used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to guarantee any surveillance the government wants without probable cause. Nixon spied on a virtual hand-full. Barack Obama’ s NSA wire-taps the entire nation and monitors the e-mails of thousands.
Nixon talked about using the IRS to harass his opponents but there is no evidence that he successfully did so, yet illegal use of the IRS was among the Articles of Impeachment voted by the House of Representatives. Obama’s IRS has actually used the IRS to harass conservative groups. Can you imagine the liberal outcry if IRS officials under Nixon referred to liberals as “a—holes’ and “crazies”?
The White House tapes show Nixon attempting to use the CIA to impede the FBI investigation into the Watergate break-in. This pales in comparison to the CIA spying on members of the US Senate charged with investigating the Agency's illegal activities.
Where is liberal outrage over Obama’s Justice Department spying on reporters? What would have happened if Nixon's Justice Department had opened the mail and tracked the movements of Walter Cronkite as Obama’s Justice department did with Fox’s News' James Rosen?
Nixon’s impeachment included the charge that he evaded Congress’ sole authority to declare war by bombing Cambodia. Yet in Libya Obama said that only he had the inherent authority to decide what is a “war” and that no congressional approval was necessary. He proceeded to bomb Libya, destroy its military and spend more than a billion dollars in borrowed money in support of one side, who was not aligned with the United States, in a civil war.
Nixon’s men considered the murder of investigative journalist Jack Anderson. That’s nothing compared with Obama’s assertion that he has right to kill any U.S. citizen without a charge, let alone conviction.
Nixon was excoriated for the missing 18 and a half minutes in his White House tapes although his long-time Secretary Rose Mary Woods claimed to have erased them by mistake. In the torture scandal, CIA officials admitted to destroying tapes that they knew could be used against them in criminal cases at the same time Obama’s IRS says hundreds of thousands of documents regarding abuse against Tea Party and Conservative groups are “missing,” without repercussion.
While Nixon was known for his “Enemies List,” the former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program says that Obama also has an enemies list stored by keyword, which has been used to take down perceived political enemies such as General Petraus. During his re-election campaign Obama even brazenly posted his enemies list on-line as a not-so-subtle threat not to donate to his opponents. How Nixon’s critics would have howled if he had publicly targeted Sen. George McGovern’s donors.
Because of Obama’s iconic status on the left, liberals are silent as Obama shreds the Constitution in ways Richard Nixon would have marveled at. Democrats scoff at the notion of the impeachment of Obama for crimes far more serious and reaching than of those committed by Richard Nixon.
Roger Stone is the author of “Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon” (Skyhorse Publishing)
President Lyndon Baines Johnson's birthday was August 27th. That's my birthday too.
To celebrate our shared anniversary, I have a special present for LBJ: the just released new edition of "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ." The updated bestseller includes two new chapters and an afterword that supply new information on the most amoral, corrupt, greedy, coarse, ruthless, psychopath to ever occupy the White House.
I establish LBJ's motive, means and opportunity to orchestrate President John Kennedy's murder and use both eye-witness testimony and fingerprint evidence to tie convicted murderer and long-time Johnson hit man Malcolm ‘Mac' Wallace to the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and John F. Kennedy's murder on November 22, 1963.
I reveal how LBJ ordered the murder of at least 17 men, according to White House Aide Cliff Carter, to cover-up voter-fraud and corruption. LBJ would order a murder the way you or I would order a ham sandwich.
I expose the plans of syndicated columnist Drew Pearson, who had written a story accusing LBJ of bribery in a $7 billion dollar jet fighter contract doled out to Texas firm General Dynamics. Bobby Baker associate Don Reynolds, in testimony on the morning of the assassination, detailed Baker carrying a suitcase containing $100,000 to LBJ in payment for steering the contract to the Fort Worth company. The story with details of the sweetheart deal were to hit newsstands and 700 newspapers November 24, 1963. Instead, it was spiked after LBJ became President.
I outline how Attorney General Robert Kennedy intended to prosecute LBJ for corruption in both the Bobby Baker and Billie Sol Estes cases. Johnson knew he was being dropped for the 1964 Democratic ticket and his federal prosecution was imminent.
I establish that as President LBJ authorized the false flag attack on the USS ship Liberty by the Israeli air force in a military operation designed to provide a pretext for war with Egypt. 34 American servicemen were killed on Johnson's orders.
I also reveal that Johnson even found a way to desecrate the USS Sequoia, a presidential yacht that serviced Presidents from Herbert Hoover to Jimmy Carter, with masturbatory excess: “Lyndon Johnson would put a film projector on this table and come up here and watch stag movies,” said boat owner Gary Silversmith, “reportedly in a robe and in his underwear so he was relaxed and alone, and they would sail to Mount Vernon.”
I names names, identifying at least three illegitimate children fathered by LBJ while President or Vice President and revealing Johnson's simultaneous sexual affairs with five women in the White House Secretarial pool.
I include how LBJ stole $1B in Gold bullion from the US Government, had the gold flown to the LBJ ranch and then later to Canada for smelting. I also document Johnson's daughters unloading the gold on the International market after LBJ's death.
In the updated book I outline the compelling tale of the Vietnam war profiteering of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. I expose their stock ownership in defense contractors who benefited from multi-million dollar contracts that were part of Johnson's escalation of the Vietnam war. I even outline how contracts for military helicopters with one company, Kaman, were abruptly canceled and re-award to Bell Helicopter where the Johnsons owned stock, just days after LBJ became President.
I shed light Johnson and his right hand man Bobby Baker's ownership of a San Juan abortion clinic and affiliated Capital Hill Travel Agency. Pregnant women seeking an illegal abortion could purchase a "Weekend Holiday Package" that included their round-trip flight, abortion and hotel room.”
Stone explains how Johnson learned about and canceled a military plane ordered by Vice President Humbert Humphrey that was to fly a Boston brain surgeon from Boston to Los Angeles in attempt to save the wounded Robert F. Kennedy's life. "Is he dead yet? Is he dead yet?" Johnson barked, when informed of Kennedy's condition.
The hardcover edition of The Man Who Killed Kennedy - the Case Against LBJ" reached number 15 on the New York Times bestseller list last Fall. Now the new updated paperback edition greatly expands the case against the most evil and mentally unbalanced man to ever occupy the White House. And it is out just in time for LBJ's birthday!
Order your Copy Today - Now in Paperback - The new UPDATED edition of The Man Who Killed Kennedy the Case Against LBJ- with two new blockbuster chapters.
SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING -- AUSTIN TEXAS -- Sept 16. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX - 7 PM.
For the hottest Political news follow me on Twitter at:
Follow the STONEzone on Facebook: