All The President's Watergates

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Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, which ultimately resulted in the resignation of President Nixon. Decades later, conservative media figures are trying to find a Democratic Watergate to take down President Obama. Here's a look at some of their attempts:

Obama's Immigration Policy Change

"I remember hearing Watergate spelled the end of the imperial presidency. 'That's what Watergate did. No more of these presidents thinking they're bigger than the Constitution, bigger than the law!' Well, what's more imperial than President Kardashian declaring an untold number of illegals legal?" Rush Limbaugh, 6/15/12

Joe Sestak "Bribe"

"The White House is facing a major scandal - one that threatens to bring down President Obama. It could be his Watergate." Jeffrey Kuhner, The Washington Times, 5/27/10

"Obama's Watergate?", 5/27/10

For more on the Sestak "bribe" falsehood, visit here and here.

Fast And Furious

"This is not only a major scandal; it is a high crime that potentially reaches all the way to the White House, implicating senior officials. It is President Obama's Watergate." Jeffrey Kuhner, Washington Times, 12/15/11

"Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?" Investor's Business Daily, 7/13/11

For more on Fast and Furious, visit here.

Obama's Birth Certificate

"Why does the press protect him? Is this another Watergate?" Donald Trump, 5/30/12

"But as we learned in Watergate, sometimes the cover-up is worse than the crime itself. I now believe Obama and other government officials in Washington and Hawaii have been engaged in just such a cover-up - one that could make Watergate pale by comparison." Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily, 5/8/11


"Solyndra Scandal Looks More and More Like Obama's Watergate."'s Big Government, 9/16/11

For more on Solyndra, visit here.

Arrest Of Former Obama Campaign State Staffer

"Much like Watergate, which began with a seemingly simple (if puzzling) burglary and ultimately unraveled the Nixon administration, it is impossible to say how far the trail of criminality will go if the Edwards case is pursued aggressively. Will that happen? I don't know; stay tuned." Powerline's John Hinderaker, 1/21/12

Media Matters

"Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate?"Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator, 2/21/12

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