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Happy 50th Anniversary, Watergate Break-in!

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  1. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member

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    Yes it is a mystery why they felt necessary to conduct such a ham handed break in and the most that I can see was that Liddy and others were so determined to win at any costs.

    Nixon is a very interesting figure in history and yes he did do things like start the EPA. Also at a time of high inflation he also instituted price controls. By today's standards many of his policies would be called Progressive and his foreign policy Globalist.
     
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    That's bullshit but it's all good...
     
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    His Dem opponent McGovern won only one state, Mass; there was a Johnny Carson joke that Nixon will appoint McGovern as ambassador to Mass.
    it is not as clouded to many Calif/Nev residents.

    It has been generally accepted, by many Calif/Nev residents, that this could have been the reason.

    the National Dem Party Chairman was Larry O'Brien, who later became the NBA commissioner.
    Previously, OB had been a successful lawyer in Las Vegas, some of his clients had mob connections.
    Tricky Dick's younger brother, Donald Nixon had been a business man in Las Vegas, and was rumored to have done business w the mob.

    Tricky Dick wanted to know if OB had any dirt on his younger brother​
     
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    Great documentary tonight on History Channel.
     
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    He'll just buy a bigger shovel.
     
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