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Iran, Scandal, and Contra: Lt. Col. Oliver North pranks the entire U.S. nation during the Iran-Contra scandal, circa 1987 (colorized)

Lt. Col. Oliver North pranks the entire U.S. nation during the Iran-Contra scandal, circa 1987 (colorized)

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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and George W. Bush: In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Hadin The Last 2 Weeks Global NEWS 17 thsoulia4 WASHINGTON ― Scandal has consumed the final four years of every two-term president in modern history ― George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon. Barack Obama’s administration is the exception. While there were some minor scandals and resignations during Obama’s eight years in office, wrongdoing never fully occupied his presidency. None of it even directly touched the White House. There were no grand juries investigating his aides. There were no impeachments. There were neither convictions of White House staffers, nor pardons to protect government officials.This was a significant departure from the previous four two-term presidents. George W. Bush’s second term featured convictions related to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, in which more than a dozen lobbyists and government officials went to jail for corruption. There were also convictions related to the politically motivated purge of U.S. attorneys and the retaliatory leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. As everyone who was sentient in the 1990s recalls, Clinton was impeached over his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. Reagan’s second term was plagued by corruption investigations ranging from Iran-Contra to Wedtech, a contracting scandal that led to the resignation of Attorney General Ed Meese. And, of course, there were Nixon’s final two years in office, which featured the convictions of 48 government officials and the first presidential resignation over corruption. All of these past scandals directly involved White House staff. Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, a senior adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, both were implicated in leaking Plame’s name to the press in retaliation for an op-ed that her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote that showed that the president had lied about Iraq’s pursuit of nuclear weapons in his 2003 State of the Union address. While Rove was not prosecuted, Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice. Bush later commuted the sentence. The Clinton administration’s major scandal was related to the president’s own actions. The Iran-Contra scandal consumed the entire national security arm of the 17thsoulja 🔽

WASHINGTON ― Scandal has consumed the final four years of every two-term president in modern history ― George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald ...

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Anaconda, Ass, and Bailey Jay: GUANDEL <p><a href="http://roswellscrub.tumblr.com/post/117545321230/redbloodedamerica-dutch-unpopular-opinions" class="tumblr_blog">roswellscrub</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117541336734/dutch-unpopular-opinions-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://dutch-unpopular-opinions.tumblr.com/post/117523947853/redbloodedamerica-dutch-unpopular-opinions" class="tumblr_blog">dutch-unpopular-opinions</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117515672332/dutch-unpopular-opinions-redbloodedamerica" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://dutch-unpopular-opinions.tumblr.com/post/117514844718/redbloodedamerica-lastresort8" class="tumblr_blog">dutch-unpopular-opinions</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117268128194/lastresort8-flimflam-flummox" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://lastresort8.tumblr.com/post/117265124808/flimflam-flummox-theclockworkcrow" class="tumblr_blog">lastresort8</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://flimflam-flummox.tumblr.com/post/117262835756/theclockworkcrow-redbloodedamerica-college" class="tumblr_blog">flimflam-flummox</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://theclockworkcrow.tumblr.com/post/117262723143/redbloodedamerica-college-students-dont" class="tumblr_blog">theclockworkcrow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117262632516/college-students-dont-recognize-ronald-reagan" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2>College Students Don’t Recognize Ronald Reagan</h2><figure data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="216"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4add79ae88a457cc65c63cd70771e8c3/tumblr_inline_nnakftnxU71r1jtxd_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="216"/></figure></blockquote> <p>I’m not even American or an adult and I recognise Reagan, wtf is wrong with these people ?</p></blockquote> <p>American Liberals and their agendas</p></blockquote> <p>I don`t even care about Ronald Reagan or anything he does so I don`t know who he is.</p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="210" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/60d85c8626677dddc85fb83b033cf0d9/tumblr_inline_nnbp3hZwJl1r1jtxd_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="210"/></figure><p>I don’t know what’s worse, the person who stays blissfully ignorant on purpose or…</p><blockquote><a href="http://captainjohnnybutt.tumblr.com/post/117266197184/theclockworkcrow-redbloodedamerica-college" class="tumblr_blog">captainjohnnybutt</a>: Yeah! All students should worship Reagan! Trickle down economics works 100% and I love being fucked in the ass! REAGAN, REAGAN, REAGAN, REAGAN! </blockquote><p>…the person who believes <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/116479598893/thehistoryoftheladder-aquarian-sunchild">“trickle-down” economics</a> is actually a real thing and therefore is critical of Reagan for it.</p></blockquote> <p>He was the worst president ever and we are still dealing with the mess he created. I do not get why he is worshipped so much. I agree that he needs to be remembered, but than in this way: “Look kids, this is the man that screwed the entire planet!” </p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="455" data-orig-height="200" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/677cdf7ebc616ce782004eaada9d56a2/tumblr_inline_nngw91wQU11r1jtxd_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="455" data-orig-height="200"/></figure><p>Well, by all means, please explain why Ronald Reagan was the “worst President ever” and what “mess he created” exactly.  I’m very curious if you have any clue what you’re talking about.</p></blockquote> <p>What exactly did he do to go against AIDS? Iran-Contra affair. The creation of the Taliban. Weakening the position of workers and making that of employers much stronger. Thinking that trees produce more polution than cars. I don’t see any reason to make him such a hero. He and Thatcher laid the fundations of the crisis we are experiencing now. </p></blockquote> <figure data-orig-width="350" data-orig-height="284" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9ab3dedc17e88bf3771249d957730ef2/tumblr_inline_nnhdgkUjaE1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-width="350" data-orig-height="284"/></figure><p>Well, I’m not surprised your view of Reagan is based on a bunch of false misconceptions and blatant lies.</p><ul><li><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/100362178242/koryphaee-liberalsarecool-perspective-on">Reagan did plenty to fight AIDs</a>.  The story that he did nothing is a complete fabrication.<br/></li><li>Reagan’s hands were clean of the Iran-Contra deal <a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/117260831137/youngfreeradical-redbloodedamerica">although he did take responsibility</a> because it happened under his watch.<br/></li><li><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/69723890223/runningrepublican-just-because-those-men-have">Ronald Reagan did not create the Taliban</a>.  This notion probably stems from the <a href="http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-taliban-and-mujahideen/">common misconception</a> that the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkat-ul-Mujahideen" title="Harkat-ul-Mujahideen">Mujahideen</a> of the Soviet-Afghanistan War formed the Taliban.  It is far more complicated than that.<br/></li><li>“<i>Weakening the positions of the workers and making that employers much stronger</i>.”  I don’t understand what point you’re trying to make other than some slapstick class warfare point that isn’t even true.  Ronald Reagan economic record <a href="http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa261.pdf">speaks for itself</a>: 16 million jobs were added, economic growth averaged +3.2% per year, median family income grew by $4,000, unemployment fell from 9.7% to 5.5%, productivity grew at 1.5% annually, interest rates fell dramatically, and he cut Carter’s inflation rate of 13.5% in half to 6.2% in his second year in office.<br/></li><li>“<i>I am an environmentalist. … I am for clean air. … I know Teddy Kennedy had fun at the Democratic convention when he said that I said that trees and vegetation caused 80 percent of the air pollution in this country. Well, now he was a little wrong about what I said. I didn’t say 80 percent. I said 92 percent - 93 percent, pardon me. And I didn’t say air pollution, I said oxides of nitrogen. Growing and decaying vegetation in this land are responsible for 93 percent of the oxides of nitrogen</i>. ” - Ronald Reagan.  <a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84021">He wasn’t completely wrong</a> in that statement either.<br/></li></ul><p>So, as you can see, you clearly do not know much about Reagan’s presidency.  Certainly not enough to state that he and Margaret Thatcher are responsible for our current “<i>crisis</i>” (whatever that is supposed to mean).</p><figure data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="274" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3fb8c573daee1467e892d9de92059429/tumblr_inline_nnhdk7eV4v1r1jtxd_540.png" data-orig-width="450" data-orig-height="274"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Are liberals really this stupid? Pull your heads out of the asses of Clinton and Obama, and open your damn eyes, people. Bleeding-heart liberal beliefs are what continue to cripple this country and our economy.</p></blockquote>
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