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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Yeah, the impeachment of Bill Clinton was the most idiotic piece of partisan hackery that has ever occurred in this country's history.
    I would say the actions of the Special Prosecutor releasing the indictments of various GHWB/Reagan officials a couple days before the 92 election might have been even worse

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what was Nixon's intent when the watergate break in was executed?
    Good question. We don't know conclusively how much he was involved at the outset. But we do know he tried to cover up ILLEGAL activity enacted by his subordinates to assist him in his re-election campaign. The situation with Benghazi has zero in common with that.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Good question. We don't know conclusively how much he was involved at the outset. But we do know he tried to cover up ILLEGAL activity enacted by his subordinates to assist him in his re-election campaign. The situation with Benghazi has zero in common with that.
    partial agreement-there may be some coverup of stuff that has not been disclosed in the murders so far

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Deaths are irrelevant when it comes to the OP question. INTENT is.
    Really. Tell me more about how the federal level response to Hurricane Katrina was never considered a scandal worthy of note.

    There is no intent in Benghazi.
    sure there was. there was the intent to protect the President in the middle of an election season from something that might harm his campaign.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    I don't like being lied to by any politician, but especially a sitting president. It really pisses me off. If he made a mistake, then he should own up to it! And to think, that this is all about votes really disgusts me. I can see why it would be important, but that doesn't make it ANY less disgusting IMO. People are dead, and I would respect honesty a LOT more.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I would say the actions of the Special Prosecutor releasing the indictments of various GHWB/Reagan officials a couple days before the 92 election might have been even worse
    Though the situation you mention was pretty scummy, I don't agree. Clinton was essentially impeached for lying about having an affair. I remember clearly that was when I realized the stupidity of partisan hacks.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Look - I do not want to insult anybody for exercising their free choice here. But really folks, anybody who would not realize that Watergate was at least ten times bigger either was born very recently and did not live through that era or is voting with very partisan motives.
    People died that did not have to because of incomptence by the Obama administration and that is all you can say....Sounds to me like you are the partisan one my left wing friend. I wonder if you would feel the same way if one of the people killed was a relative or friend of yours.........
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Though the situation you mention was pretty scummy, I don't agree. Clinton was essentially impeached for lying about having an affair. I remember clearly that was when I realized the stupidity of partisan hacks.
    again partial agreement but I think the impeachment was a bit more like prosecuting Al Capone on minor league tax violations.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Really. Tell me more about how the federal level response to Hurricane Katrina was never considered a scandal worthy of note.
    No intent in action. Just poor management of a situation. Nothing close to Watergate.

    sure there was. there was the intent to protect the President in the middle of an election season from something that might harm his campaign.
    No intent in action. Just poor management of a situation. Nothing close to Watergate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    again partial agreement but I think the impeachment was a bit more like prosecuting Al Capone on minor league tax violations.
    More like prosecuting Al Capone for lying about whether he drank during Prohibition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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