What Nixon Taught Obama and Trump

2020 May 19
by bc3b

Don Surber is rapidly becoming one of my “go to” guys because he is so insightful.

Here’s a column he penned (keyed?) last week and there’s a lot of truth to it:

The shadow of President Richard Milhous Nixon was much longer than his aborted presidency. Nearly a half century after his resignation, he has taught the last 2 presidents very different lessons.

President Donald John Trump learned how to handle the press and the deep state by avoiding the mistakes of President Nixon.

Obama learned that instead of using his campaign people to spy on political opponents, he would just turn the FBI into the KGB and do his evil work. Obama’s thugs lied 17 times to a federal judge to spy on President Trump. Obama did so realizing there would be no penalty, and to date not even a lowly agent has been indicted.

On Fox this morning, President Trump openly admitted he learned from President Nixon’s mistakes.

Our president said, “I study history, and the firing of everybody — I should’ve in one way, but I’m glad I didn’t, because look at the way it turned out. They’re all a bunch of crooks and they got caught.”

Of course he did fire Obama’s No. 1 and No. 2 henchmen at the FBI. Their replacements seem no better. Perhaps General Michael Flynn can be appointed, as a reader suggested.

Our president also said of President Nixon, “Of course there was a difference. No. 1, he may have been guilty. And No. 2, he had tapes all over the place. I wasn’t guilty. I did nothing wrong, and there are no tapes. But I wish there were tapes in my case.”

Notice, the first lesson was not to be guilty.

But President Trump left out his biggest lesson: full disclosure. They said the cover-up was worse than the crime because the crime was penny ante. At every step of the way, he has given his enemies the documents they sought in these attempted frame-ups.


Obama released nothing and covered everything up because he knew he could get away with it.

But maybe not. I am after all an eternal optimist. And Weasel Zippers reported, “Obama’s Getting Nervous, Stages Strategic Leak Of Phone Call Saying ‘Rule Of Law Is At Risk’ after DOJ dropped Michael Flynn case.”

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Hat tip: donsurberblogspot.com

51 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 19 4:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    The media spent eight years covering for Obama and suppressing any negative news. The greatest example was Fast and Furious. CBS fired Sharyl Atkinson, the one MSM reporter who dared investigate it. The brothers of the presidents of two major news networks (ABC and CBS) were officials of the Obama Administration.

    And the media continues to protect Obama as is shown by how they are currently “circling the wagons.”

  2. 2020 May 19 6:26 am
    justrand permalink

    one of my fears is that Barr and Durham will be so careful about their case they will release it AFTER the election. And, God forbid, Trump loses, the next President will shut the whole prosecution down…with the media CHEERING.

    that said, I do think the Obama apparatchiks (including 95% of the media) are getting VERY nervous. Barr’s comments yesterday certainly pointed to real criminal prosecutions…just not (so far) of Obama or Biden.

    On a related note:


  3. 2020 May 19 7:14 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I love Don Surber too, he’s one of us.

    Free money in CA. A Repub lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon has sued the state but they’ll probably give away the money before a decision comes down.

    Undocumented immigrants in California are now allowed to apply for the state’s coronavirus relief program that will pay $500 per person and up to $1,000 per household, according to reports Monday.

    The state website opened on Monday and there was so much traffic that the site crashed, the Fresno Bee reported.

  4. 2020 May 19 7:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    Now doctors are suing Whitmer:


    This article shows how governments (using faulty models) exaggerated and grossly over-estimated the projected number of coronavirus infections.

  5. 2020 May 19 7:18 am
    bc3b permalink

    How the FBI and media worked hand-in-hand to expand the Russia collusion Hoax:


  6. 2020 May 19 8:06 am
    drdog09 permalink


    You would think that media folks would be livid for having been ‘played’. The fact that they are NOT says volumes:

    * How in the tank nearly all them are for the DNC.
    * How story lines no longer are determined by media editorial staffs but by individuals in the corporate boardrooms.


  7. 2020 May 19 8:53 am
    justrand permalink

    absolutely true!

  8. 2020 May 19 8:57 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Trump retweeted that too!

  9. 2020 May 19 1:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Might want to save this one — https://urbansurvivalsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/food-calorie-chart.jpg — Me, I grow a fair amount of sweet potato.

  10. 2020 May 19 1:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  11. 2020 May 19 3:49 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #4-

    Kalifornia has money for illegal aliens, but Newsom says first responders will be the first to get wacked if the state doesn’t receive Federal money:


  12. 2020 May 19 5:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    13, yeah typical Dem blackmail. “Give me what I want, or I’ll commit suicide!”
    Let. Him. Die.

    11, Wow, Dems have already lost #MeToo, now they’re losing #QuidProQuo
    It’s been a bad year for the Big Lie style of propaganda.

  13. 2020 May 19 6:53 pm
    justrand permalink

    Barr needs to lock people up…now. Yes, the media will defend the Democrats, but fu@k them too!


  14. 2020 May 19 7:54 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Steak and Shake is closing 57 outlets.

  15. 2020 May 19 7:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  16. 2020 May 19 8:21 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    The Russian Federation’s new church — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_lDNvwTx6Q&lc=Ugz_QfulM-6-JimFxih4AaABAg.98kjIiCb7mv98pFksvu2dm&feature=em-comments — It is dedicated to the armed forces of the nation.

    And here we sit with military religious services under scrutiny. Exactly who is losing here?

  17. 2020 May 19 8:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #17 –

    The restaurant business has always been tough, but the coronavirus pandemic shutdown has made it far worse. Every Pizza Hut within 12 miles has closed (about 6). I guess becoming the official pizza of the NFL didn’t help much. Burger Kings, Subways, TGI Fridays and many other franchise restaurants have also closed.

  18. 2020 May 19 9:05 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Guess who I have not heard of any closures? In-n-Out.

  19. 2020 May 20 1:21 am

    3 – I’ll believe any justice coming from either of them when I actually see it, seems to me it’s the DNI doing the exposing, since I think he knows none of these people will actually hang like in many cases they should.

  20. 2020 May 20 1:38 am

    4 – Yup, they know the game… give it away before anyone can move to stop it, then claim they can’t get it back if told to do so. I really don’t understand why sanctuary states are getting any money at all… I know that would sucks for everyone in those states, but maybe they should do something about that problem it if they want the cash. Gotta love how many in CA are blocking recall attempts by keeping people from being about to go out and gather signatures.

    6/7 – Did anyone really think most of them were being ‘played’? They were co-conspirators, and frankly some of them should be charged as such where ever possible. I really hate saying word ‘media’ or MSM these days because they are nothing more than DNC press office, and should be referred to as such.

    BTW when it comes to gov. officials lying on tv etc… Thing is the budget extension passed in mid November 2016 removed the old obscure law that made it illegal to be a government official and lie to the public. Was rarely ever used, but you know they’re was a reason behind that little addition by Ryan and company, cause it was only days later RU,RU,RU went into full force. Interesting timing to suddenly get rid of that law and days\week later current officials start leaking and making ridiculous statement that could and have never been backed up by facts.

    13 – Also you can get all the abortions you want with consultation with a dr, but they don’t want you taking a largely safe long used drug that has problematic properties toward Covid-19. Pro-death indeed.
    15 – Jesus.

    22- All gonna be ‘no intent™’ d in the end is my guess.

    11 – In before yt takes it down.

  21. 2020 May 20 1:54 am

    18 and 6 are related if you ask me, they want to self destruct in the near term, trying to engineer different results than in 2016, by causing desperation, not sure they even care about their own hides so long as the over-all team gets the win. NYNG is already feeding 600k people per-day in NYC alone, and officials are trying to double that by next month – it started out as covid\quartine related deliveries for ‘highly at risk persons’, and has now morphed into just feeding entire areas who can’t afford food. PA and MI seem to want the same heading into the fall, along with a few others, but PA and\or MI are likely gonna be needed to hit 270.

  22. 2020 May 20 2:35 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #21 –

    We don’t have In-N-Out in Michigan. In fact, I’ve never seen one. According to the locator, the closest one is in Tucson.

  23. 2020 May 20 2:47 am


    Half the hotel rooms leased sit empty, even proposed scaled back plan now calls for buying out said properties and turning them into permanent housing. Sounds like a inside deal for some to dump their under performing hotel\motel properties and walk away with a nice check from the state, kinda what I thought from the start but it’s more evidence toward it.

  24. 2020 May 20 2:49 am

    “Let me put it very clearly, you have no constitutional right to endanger the public and spread the disease, even if you disagree,” he told Jason Goodman, the host of “Crowdsource the Truth.” “You have no right not to be vaccinated; you have no right not to wear a mask; you have no right to open up your business.”

    Dersh loses his mind again.

  25. 2020 May 20 3:06 am

    Lib on Lib action – Kennedy vs Gates

    Guess he’s looking for donation himself?

  26. 2020 May 20 5:17 am
    drdog09 permalink


    “You have no right not to be vaccinated; you have no right not to wear a mask; you have no right to open up your business.”

    I know how to shutdown that silliness right quick — “You have not right to an abortion”.

  27. 2020 May 20 5:28 am
    drdog09 permalink

  28. 2020 May 20 5:32 am
    Eph permalink

    30 DR,

    That should filter out the RINOs right quick.

    BJG included….

  29. 2020 May 20 5:52 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Agreed. Amazes me the number of people who run a thought train then come up short when the perfect retort closes the whole thing down. My comment might not be perfect but sufficient to shut Dersh up. Should happen more often that it does, but when I see it I give the respondent a wink for the job well done. My ex-MIL, God rest her soul, could do this everyday of the week.

    Personally I find abortion abhorrent. Any woman in my family I would dissuade from doing so. But in a free society a person has a right to make their own mistakes so long as they pay for them right or wrong.

  30. 2020 May 20 6:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “18 and 6 are related if you ask me, they want to self destruct in the near term, trying to engineer different results than in 2016, by causing desperation, not sure they even care about their own hides so long as the over-all team gets the win.” — KH

    I am sure that is the thinking from Team Blue. However. I think it may in fact end up a boomerang effect. See #31. Not giving a s#$5 is the first step to civil disobedience.

  31. 2020 May 20 6:23 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b: “We don’t have In-N-Out in Michigan. In fact, I’ve never seen one. According to the locator, the closest one is in Tucson.”

    Get thee to Tucson! It’s worth the drive. they are THE best run burger joints, and the best tasting! All fresh food, and meticulously clean even before this lockdown bullshit!

  32. 2020 May 20 6:44 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Lest we forget…
    (From TWIP comment section)

  33. 2020 May 20 7:14 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Even tho I live ina deep deep blue county in a blue state, in the last few years we’ve gotten both an In’N’Out and a ChickFilA 🙂

    On NextDoor you occasionally get comments about them from Karens

  34. 2020 May 20 7:15 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  35. 2020 May 20 7:15 am

    fwiw – Stanford study suggests coronavirus might not be as deadly as flu

  36. 2020 May 20 7:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I feel sinful but I’d love for that Stanford study to pan out.
    Dems shown to be evil and incompetent.

  37. 2020 May 20 7:44 am

    42 Why would you feel sinful, if anything it’s positive news (if accurate)?

    Interesting – Mortgage apps have recovered to nearly 1yr ago levels after being down 35% last month.


  38. 2020 May 20 9:05 am
    justrand permalink

    The Democrat/media/BigTech cabal is DESPERATE to keep economy shut down…everywhere they can. After the election it won’t matter…either way. But between now and November it is going to get uglier and uglier.

  39. 2020 May 20 10:31 am
    drdog09 permalink


    YOU are the CEO of the company. You have a big presence in China. Trump thru incentives and directives implies you need to bring your production back home (say you make ventilators) You have a choice of 48 states for possible sites:

    * Do you pick a high tax state with state income tax and a bad business environment?
    * Do you pick a state that the governor continues to keep locked down? You don’t want to be experiencing what Elon Musk did in CA, right?

    Some of these tyrants are not thinking ahead. CEOs in many companies are assessing their landing zones for their China exit. They are doing the planning now. States like CA, OR, NY, MI whose governors have their heads up their asses are going to lose out. States like TX, FL, GA, NV with minor efforts will be benefiting from this CoVid situation. Guv Abbott has access to a $400m Enterprise Fund to entice businesses here.

    These blue guvs are permitting their ideology to override their common sense. Coumo complains about budget shortfalls. Look in the Future Mirror pal, it is not going to get any better.

  40. 2020 May 20 10:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    THE EXIT off YouTube — https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/joe-rogans-podcast-deal-with-spotify-likely-worth-over-100-million/ — Rogan is the king of long form video. Fact on a per eyeball basis he exceeds the total eyeballs of ALL three late night shows combined on practically any video he produces. Dare say, Rogan is the equivalent of Johnny Carson of yore.

    YouTube keeps tightening the screws and they will kill the golden goose. They are currently giving alot of content creators major grief.

  41. 2020 May 20 12:52 pm
    justrand permalink

    The ACLU chimed in with very tepid support for the DOJ warning Governors & Mayors that are discriminating against Religious RIGHTS. But then they add this:
    ==> “The DOJ is increasingly scrutinizing the actions or policies of governors in states that don’t politically align with the Trump administration.”

    That is EXACTLY like complaining that “the police focus too much on crime”.

    The ONLY politicians discriminating against Religious RIGHTS are DEMOCRATS…so yeah, that’s what the focus of this is.


  42. 2020 May 20 1:09 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    44, quite well stated!

    One other thing. It’s becoming clear how big a price you pay for prog policies.
    For example, Gov Cuomo and the NJ Gov sent Covid-infected seniors back to their elder care facilities. They forced the facilities to take them. They made it so the facilities could not be sued. They kept the identities of the infected secret so there would be no shaming or discrimination against the infected seniors.

    Now, thousands of elderly are dead. Not only dead, but dead while all alone and their family forbidden to visit.
    To add insult to injury, funerals are not allowed due to social distancing regs.

    Schumer has publicly announced he stands beside Cuomo, he’s all-in on the Gov’s policies. The MSM will cover for Cuomo too, of course. But if you are a successful CEO and if you have any cognitive abilities you won’t be fooled.

  43. 2020 May 20 3:35 pm

    45- You might be giving many ceo’s too much credit, because for everyone one you think it doing the above with a public company (I agree private ones are more prone toward basic logic)… There is another that will pick the state who’s pols are going to bribe them personally and the company itself with the most money\discounts in the short term, inflate the stock price, and then walk away with a golden before the states does something stupid to damage the company. 😉

    “These blue guvs are permitting their ideology to override their common sense.”
    This seems to be seen as a feature not a bug these days by way too many, including plenty of ceo’s that are down with getting WOke.

  44. 2020 May 20 4:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    A CEO does not rise to the top being a saint. That is a given. I don’t consider the CEO the controlling authority in most companies though. The exception is founders. A CEO can be vain, a Lefty, a Righty, an idiot. Fact I bet on them being idiots. That is why they have a CFO and a Sales Manager. Bribes? Sure, but the biggest bribe of all is being BFF with one of the 5 prime banks. The free money drives the stock buybacks and that enriches the CEO options more than anything anyone else can bring to the table.

  45. 2020 May 21 1:15 am

    50 – Defiantly not wrong about that.

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