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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
Obama’s “scandals” aren’t worse than Watergate or even as bad as Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra affair
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By Pat Cunningham
May 18, 2013 5:24 p.m.



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Despite suggestions from such conservatives as Charles Krauthammer and Newt Gingrich to temper their rhetoric, more than a few Republicans these days are claiming that the so-called scandals that currently beset the Obama administration are the worst in American history.

Let’s knock down that nonsense with just two examples of past scandals, shall we?

For starters, the notion that Obama’s problems are worse than Watergate hardly merits discussion. Richard Nixon, after all, needed a presidential pardon from his successor, Gerald Ford, to keep him safe from criminal prosecution.

There is no evidence that Obama has committed any crimes, much less ...

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