Nixon on Watergate in State of the Union, 44 years ago tomorrow night: "I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end. One year of Watergate is enough!" pic.twitter.com/F6ndl2kA3n— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 29, 2018
Been reading "All the Presidents' Men" in the last few weeks. The paralells are striking, including the insistence from the White House and other GOP hacks that Watergate was "fake news" or being blown out of proportion. The only difference? More Republicans in Congress to muck things up, a Faux News network and RW talk radio GOP-perganda to trick the rubes, and paid foreign trolls on social media.
And if you look at 538.com's list of presidential approval ratings, Donald Trump's approval rating in the mid-to-upper 30s is very similar to Richard Nixon's levels at the time of the Saturday Night Massacre. And Nixon fell into the 20s and never recovered from that moment. Seems quite similar, doesn't it?