On Friday, Keith Olbermann revived a 1973 column by satirist Art Buchwald called “Handy Excuses for Nixon Backers” which gave a list of rote responses supporters of Richard Nixon could use to deflect pointed questions about the Watergate scandal.
The words Buchwald wrote on July 12 of that tumultuous summer sound eerily like the list of excuses President Donald Trump’s supporters use to defend their continued support of a president who can’t even summon the moral fortitude to wholeheartedly condemn neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
“In homage and gratitude to Buchwald’s great political insight,” Olbermann said, “I will now read this column.”
In fact, the list sounds eerily familiar.
3 – A President can’t keep track of EVERYTHING his staff does.ADVERTISEMENT
4 – The press is blowing this whole thing up.
5 – Whatever Nixon did was for national security.
10 – If you impeach Nixon, you get [Vice President Spiro] Agnew.ADVERTISEMENT
14 – People would be against Nixon no matter what he did.
28 – I’m sick and tired of hearing about Watergate and so is everyone else.
A growing chorus of voices has been calling for Trump to resign — including former Vice President Al Gore — in the wake of his egregious mishandling of the administration’s response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, VA last week.
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Trump-voting evangelist drops the ‘blasphemy’ hammer on president for deifying himself
In a column for the Washington Post, an evangelical leader who admits he voted for Donald Trump in 2016 is very displeased that the president anointed himself the "chosen one" when speaking with the press on Wednesday.
According to Jay Lowder who heads up the Harvest Ministries in Wichita Falls, Texas, the president stepped over a line with his boast -- calling it "disturbing."
"Since President Trump’s election, many in the evangelical community have lauded him, grateful for his work to protect and propel some of the Christian values we hold so dear," before pointing out that a comparison to Jesus by man who "claims to be a Christian" is nothing less than " shocking, blasphemous and sacrilegious."
Couple who ran demon-obsessed gay ‘conversion therapy’ camp indicted on human trafficking charges
An Alabama couple who operated a controversial gay "conversion therapy" camp has been indicted on human trafficking charges in connection with a new religious facility they set up in Texas.
A grand jury indicted 49-year-old Gary Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Wiggins after investigators found they had forced children to work at their Joshua Home for troubled boys, reported KXAN-TV.
Burnet County officials raided the 10-acre property near Bertram in July 2018, where they removed eight boys between 10 and 17 years old as part of an investigation into possible abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations and human trafficking.
Trump officials to face congressional grilling over president’s link to white nationalist terrorism
Next week, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are poised to question members of the Trump administration about the dangerous rise in white nationalist violence.
Just last weekend, a man slaughtered dozens of people in El Paso, Texas, after citing an "invasion" on the Southwest border.
In addition to questioning senior national security officials about the rise in white nationalism violence, they also plan to ask them whether they think President Donald Trump is instigating violent acts with his rhetoric, reports Greg Sargent in the Washington Post.