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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #31)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:25 PM

43. Remember that after the Whitewater fiasco

Congress changed the law regarding these types of investigations. And when Watergate was going on, Democrats had a much larger majority in both chambers than they have at present.

What happened with the recent refusals to honor a subpoena, is generally unprecedented (in fact the previous 4 years was unprecedented), and much of it is still tied up in the courts. And all of this insanity is mainly because of a significant turnover of members of Congress, who since 2010 and "Citizen's United", have been replaced with loons who don't know or don't care about "Civics 101".

So we are actually in the middle of an odd period of history that really has little or no analogy or equal. And note, if Nixon were around today, even he would be considered a "RINO", particularly after the current GOP made a conscious decision to throw their gawd, Ronald Raygun, right under the bus, and run over him back and forth, multiple times.

So I would not use the almost 50 years ago 1972 - 1974 period as any sort of analogous situation. In other words, there is absofuckinglutely NO comparison between Howard Baker and Mitch "Turtle" McConnell (both held the same GOP leadership positions in the Senate). The GOP today is literally a walking zombie now, evil and hellbent on one purpose.

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