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Yes, Watergate Was A Coup D’Etat

On the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Nixon aide Patrick J. Buchanan insisted that the removal of the President was a coup d’etat.

Yes, Watergate Was A Coup D’Etat

by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick BuchananUntil I saw an unctuous individual babbling on about how our terrified city feared a coup d’etat by Richard Nixon in 1974, I had decided not to write on the 25th anniversary of Watergate. But that did it. Watergate was indeed a coup. It was the overthrow of an elected president by a media and political elite he had routed in a 49-state landslide the like of which America had never seen.

In taking Nixon down, that elite was not motivated by any love of law or the Constitution. It was driven by hatred. [Read more…]