Just over forty years after Watergate, it appears we may be at it again but do Americans even care? It seems in this day and age in which we live the general public could care less about privacy, respect for conversations that are only meant for two people, and so on.
Richard Nixon would have been flogged if he did what George Bush Jr.did; he would have been hanged, after a flogging if he pulled what Donald Trump has implied, and done. Instead, we as Americans in these times seem to feel it’s o.k.to spy on each other. We feel it’s not safe to trust one another for fear of the powers that be will knock on the door late on a cold Wednesday night. It’s not unlike communist Russia in the early eighties.
Pat Buchanan may possibly be attempting to weasel himself back into the national arena as far as politics go, but I think there is such a darkness in him that the Trump administration won’t answer his pounding on the White House doors.
There are many reasons for this I know, but let's at least examine the parallels a bit. We have Sean Spicer the mouth-piece for our current President doing his best sidestep of everything he is asked. He would make Nixon proud in this for a little while, but then Nixon’s natural instincts of bullying and being a psychotic control would take over and Spicer would be out of a job or worse.
Can you imagine Donald Trump and Pat Buchanan as a team? That might have truly started World War III. To some arguments, Pat Buchanan was a worse human being than Richard Milhous Nixon. I’m not sure the same can be said about Sean Spicer compared to Donald Trump, but they are definitely a team in one form or another. We are getting into murky waters here and when you are splitting Troglodyte hairs, things get really ugly.
C’est la vie