Let Begones Be Begones [/izzard]

Digby, on the newly released Nixon tapes from November and December of 1972:
It's a good thing we decided for the good of the country not to play the blame game and to let bygones be bygones because it resulted in the Republicans completely changing their ways.

Dick Cheney, for instance, learned from Nixon's mistakes and completely repudiated Richard Nixon's imperial presidency and profane disrespect and operated with bipartisan good faith and total transparency as a result of the generosity with which Richard Nixon (and later Ronald Reagan) were dealt. It's a heartwarming story of the power of positive reinforcement, forgiveness and redemption.
lol your doomed to repeat history!!!11!

It's that shit, right there, that makes me still feel sick when I recall Obama's rationale for his opposition to impeachment: "I believe if we began impeachment proceedings we will be engulfed in more of the politics that has made Washington dysfunction. We would once again, rather than attending to the people's business, be engaged in a tit-for-tat, back-and-forth, non-stop circus."

Yeah, maybe. It's just that the people's business really needs to include holding their leaders accountable, too—if they don't want to have to deal with criminal miscreants trying to fuck up their country once every generation.

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