How about McCain and G. Gordon Liddy?

@spalladino (17924)
United States
October 6, 2008 1:18pm CST
Since everyone is so concerned about past associations, G. Gordon Liddy is very shady, dirty, unethical, criminal...and may other unsavory things but we don't see Obama screaming his name again and again, do we? This is from the Huffington Post and is easily verifyable there and elsewhere on the web. John McCain has had a field day with Barack Obama's tenuous associations with Bill Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground who is now a Chicago professor. Obama has said repeatedly that Ayers' radical past (he was involved in a handful of bombings in the 1960s) occurred when Barack was just a child, and he repudiates those actions. Nevertheless, McCain wants more. He claimed recently: "I think not only a repudiation but an apology for ever having anything to do with an unrepentant terrorist is due the American people." Now, however, the Chicago Tribune is pointing out McCain's own radical associations with G. Gordon Liddy: How close are McCain and Liddy? At least as close as Obama and Ayers appear to be. In 1998, Liddy's home was the site of a McCain fundraiser. Over the years, he has made at least four contributions totaling $5,000 to the senator's campaigns--including $1,000 this year. Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as "an old friend," and McCain sounded like one. "I'm proud of you, I'm proud of your family," he gushed. "It's always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great." For those who are unaware, Liddy helped plan the Watergate break-in that would cost Nixon his presidency and landed Liddy a four-year jail sentence. But Liddy's career of inflammatory statements and actions exceed his Watergate actions. Liddy, on Vitenam: "I wanted to bomb the Red River d*kes [quote altered due to Mylot]. It would have drowned half the country and starved the other half. There would have been no way the Viet Cong could have operated if we had the will-power to do that." Liddy, advising Branch Davidians how to defend themselves from ATF agents during a radio show: "If the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms insists upon a firefight, give them a firefight. Just remember, they're wearing flak jackets and you're better off shooting for the head." Liddy, on the impact Adolf Hitler had on him as a child: When he listened to Hitler on the radio, it "made me feel a strength inside I had never known before," he explains. "Hitler's sheer animal confidence and power of will [entranced me]. He sent an electric current through my body."
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• United States
6 Oct 08
There is a huge difference between Liddy and Ayers. Liddy did not commit acts of violence against the USA or anyone else for that matter. Liddy served time for his crime. Ayers did commit acts of violence and did not serve a single day. Do you see the difference? As to the things Liddy has said, do you know what a wind bag blow hard is? Liddy makes his living trying to get people to listen. He says shocking things all the time. He gets off on it. He'll say almost anything. I use to listen to his show. Take what he says the same as any other braggard. Look at what people have actually done more than what they say, especially in the case of Liddy who has also been a FBI agent, US ARMY Officer, Prosecuter, and lawyer in private practice. Liddy also has a L.L.D which is a law doctorate more advanced than the ordinary Juris Doctor most lawyers have. Harping on McCain's friendship with Liddy would probably get McCain votes.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Red, G. Gordon Liddy is very much like Ayers, they both were wacko's (well Liddy still is one), and both did bad things when they were younger. Ayers did some horrible things that should have resulted in hime going to jail. But, for some reason he was never put in jail, I guess that should say something to his involvement in the bombings. G. Gordon Liddy has killed more people than he says he is allowed to admit in public. G. Gordon Liddy told his listeners to shot ATF agents in the head, don't shot them in the chest, they have body armor on. Liddy isn't your normal right wing wacko, he has a history of violence, and making stupid comments. I guess that you could say that him and McCain would get along pretty well.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
What I've politely been trying to say is that Liddy only has a known history of saying he is violent. I don't believe him as to actual acts of real violence. If you have ever known any actual violent people, they don't talk or brag about it.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
"If palling around with the likes of him would get McCain more votes, why hasn't he been doing it?" I strongly suspect McCain already has those votes and Liddy has no polticial influence. People are afraid of Liddy for no good reason. He is harmless to anyone who does not try to harm him.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Wow that's not very good for poor McCain. I wasn't alive during Watergate. This guy sounds like a crazy man. Since I wasn't alive during Watergate, I wasn't alive during Nam either but, what I do know from my parents and documentaries a lot of people protested the war. I can understand the war protestor I can't understand whatever this nut job is. I wouldn't want to admit I knew this man Liddy.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Thanks for the best response.