Now read this:
Article 2Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
2. He misused...by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.
(Nixon Impeachment Articles)
[All 21 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted for Article 2, section 2 in 1974]
Yesterday, David Corn thought it was fine to release a private conversation within Senator McConnell's campaign office.
Hmmm....I also remember this illegal taping in the 90's of Speaker Gingrich. Because it benefited the Democrats, no one said it was wrong. (That requires....principles).
It seems that modern Democrats like secret wars and enemies lists. The only Lefty Blogger who got it was Steve M. and I quote:
But McConnell -- until now a hack with a 36% approval rating in his very red state -- now gets to be what he hasn't managed to be, given that he's an Establishment figure in a tea-besotted party: he gets to be a martyr/hero, a victim of evil liberalism. That's catnip to GOP voters.
And let's not forget going after Senator McConnell's wife either. When I was a Democrat, that was an Event Horizon. Since the Impeachment of Nixon, everything about the GOP members (family, backgrounds, for any further example, look at the misogyny shown at Palin, Sarah) is fair game.
I wonder why Mother Jones did not look at Kentucky's wiretapping laws:
Definition.The following definition applies in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: "Eavesdrop" means to overhear, record, amplify or transmit any part of a wire or oral communication of others without the consent of at least one (1) party thereto by means of any electronic, mechanical or other device.
Effective:January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch.406, sec. 226, effective January 1, 1975.
Oh, and its a felony to do this.
It's safe to say that the Democrats have gone full [Richard] Nixon in the new Millennium.
My question: Why are the Democrats hypocrites on Wiretapping?