Nixon’s Impeachment

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Nixon's Impeachment


"By the way - notice I did not get into the Clinton affair (and I will use the term affair). He was guilty as sin. Not of a poor judgement call resulting in a cover up like Nixon did - Clinton was dirty six ways to Sunday."

I am one of those people who is old enough to remember the last Republican President to get impeached. Unlike this charade against Donald Trump, the impeachment against Dick Nixon took a long time, with a very involved process. Why? Because that is the way the Framers wanted it. Not this thing called "slam, bam, thank you ma'am" we have going right now. But I digress. First some history.
I was too young to vote for Nixon his first time out. During his first term, he was not a bad President at all. The media hated him, as did the Democrats. Because he looked dour most of the time, they painted him to be evil, or tricky (like "Tricky Dick" was his nickname with the press). When it was getting ready for his second term, all the Democrats could come up with was George McGovern. McGovern was a very bad candidate (kind of like what the Democrats have today). Nixon smoked him like a cheap cigar. For his second term, I was enough to vote, and Dick Nixon was the first President I voted for. I felt good doing it.
What got Nixon impeached was not doing anything wrong - at first. The break in at Watergate did not involve him. Nor was it necessary. He would have beat McGovern easily no matter what. But it did happen, and after that is when Dick Nixon went dirty. He tried to cover it up. The hard core evidence was there. That was enough to turn all the Democrats and some of the Republicans against him. He was impeached by the House, and then Nixon resigned before his Senate trial. He knew what the outcome would be.
I remember this entire series of events very clearly. Towards the end, the evidence of cover up was too much for many Republicans to bear - including me. I knew that for the good of the country, Nixon had to go. Nixon knew that also - that is why he resigned.
Now flash forward to today. This is like a comedy instead of an impeachment. Whereas with Nixon, impeachment became the last resort, with Trump, his impeachment was first discussed at his inauguration. In other words, with Nixon, impeachment became the remedy of last resort. With Donald Trump, impeachment has always been the remedy of first resort. Go figure.
Today, two articles of impeachment are being prepared. Soon, the ancient Speaker of the House will have a House vote on impeaching the 45th President of the United States. It will pass along strict party lines. In the Senate, other than three super RINO female Republican Senators, the trial will go nowhere. EVERYONE who is honest (including Democrats) know this to be a fact. Trump will be acquitted. Will this hurt Donald Trump? Not a bit. He will be re-elected and go on to do great things in his second term. Will it hurt the country? Terminally.
By the way - notice I did not get into the Clinton affair (and I will use the term affair). He was guilty as sin. Not of a poor judgement call resulting in a cover up like Nixon did - Clinton was dirty six ways to Sunday. But that is a story for another day. Donald Trump, compared to Clinton and the Nixon's cover up, is about as pure as the driven snow. And now, the Democrats are going to impeach an innocent man.