Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hatred Turns The Hater Into The Object Of The Hate

I am not now, nor have I ever been, an advocate of Richard Nixon, in any sense of what that might mean.  But I am willing to concede that he was a tragic figure in one very important sense:  he learned too late a piece of wisdom that could have averted the tragedy he inflicted not only upon himself, but an entire nation as well.  He shared this wisdom in his departure speech to his White House staff, on the day that his resignation as President became effective:
... those who hate you don't win unless you hate them back.  And then, you destroy yourself.
Republicans in the current House of Representatives could take a lesson from this wisdom, perhaps before they suffer a fate similar to Nixon's.  They have attempted again and again (at your expense, taxpayers), to lay even so much as a glove on Hillary Clinton.  And failed, again and again.

Well, perhaps not completely.  As it turns out, in the course of looking for felonies committed by Secretary Clinton, it appears that House Republicans may have committed a few of their own.

Perhaps, had they spend less time (and again, less of your money) on persecuting Clinton and the rest of the Obama Administration, and more time working with them to actually do their real job, i.e., solving the nation's problems, they wouldn't be in this predicament.  For example, if they hadn't cut funds for embassy security, there would be no Benghazi tragedy to investigate in the first place.

Oh, well, probably too logical.  These are Republicans we are talking about, after all.  Which means that many of them will end up like Nixon, learning about reality far too late for it to do them any good.  Hopefully, that won't take the rest of us down with them.

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