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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 01:41 AM

10. Okay... back to the early 70s.

Which I don't actually remember, being not yet born, but I read and because I wasn't there, I've got some emotional distance.

Liberals despised Nixon and Agnew. They were both rotten. And their speaker of the House was Gerald Ford, who nobody thought was much use for anything.

Agnew got the boot first, for corruption. Not that it helped, because fuck, Nixon was still there and Ford was pretty damn useless.

Then Nixon booted, and Ford is in the seat, with Nelson Rockefeller. And they were both tainted. While Democrats only kept the Executive for one term (and Jimmy Carter got robbed), we kept the House and Senate for most of two decades, and that mostly Dem Congress in the 80s was aggressive.

I think there's a lot of hope to be found in the history. Andrew Johnson's impeachment was also a result of an unequipped seat warmer with a taste for limelight trying to usurp the power of Congress. History says this never ends well for the executive who tries it.

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