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Thread: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Watergate. One thing that Watergate did was significantly alter the public's view of politicians in general. Until then, most people believed that certain politicians were corrupt/liars. AFTER Watergate, most people believed that most, if not all politicians were corrupt/liars. Changed the entire scope of how we view politics, government, and elected/appointed officials. Though Iran-Contragate may have been more significant from a legal standpoint, Watergate had more far reaching implications.
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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh.

    By the time Ollie North and Co. got around to selling arms to Iran, the Shaw was gone, wasn't he? Wasn't Iran considered an enemy of the United States?
    Enemies are created...
    RMN was good at this, and was not the only one.
    Fear is the culprit - in this case(Iran-Contra) - communism.
    Watergate was so utterly un-necessary.

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Watergate, Iran Contra, the Monica Lewinski affair, or the mess in Bengazi?

    Why?
    no one drowned at watergate

    no one got blown up in Monicagate

    Iran contra was a reaction to dems messing around with the president's turf in foreign policy

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no one drowned at watergate

    no one got blown up in Monicagate

    Iran contra was a reaction to dems messing around with the president's turf in foreign policy
    No doubt, Iran Contra would not have happened had the Democrats gone along with the president's desire to help the Contras.

    Does Congress have no role to play in foreign affairs?
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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    The Iran Contra Affair. Some of the convictions and indictments were pardoned by Reagan and the rest at the end of GW Bush Sr's time in office. No one was held accountable.
    Oliver North would probably disagree with you about the "Nobody" part....

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Oliver North would probably disagree with you about the "Nobody" part....
    North was a nobody, comparatively speaking. The real criminal was Reagan.

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    North was a nobody, comparatively speaking. The real criminal was Reagan.
    He was pretty addle and delegated everything to true believers who did things to please their demi-god (an object lesson for the Obama worshipers if they could open their eyes) so I doubt he really was that involved. Bush maybe was more culpable/suspect because he was probably more aware of what was going on. I was told by somebody when I worked in DC there had been a backroom deal to avoid his impeachment but the person did not know the details other than a deal had been made. May be true; may not be true--just something to consider.

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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no one drowned at watergate

    no one got blown up in Monicagate

    Iran contra was a reaction to dems messing around with the president's turf in foreign policy
    Wait? So Congress does not determine funding? When did this happen?
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    Re: Which was the most egregious political scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Oliver North would probably disagree with you about the "Nobody" part....
    North got off and is now a respected voice in the so called "conservative" community.
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