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When Administrations Implode

sruff Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 12:06 PM
I don't believe the adults in his life led him to believe he could walk on water. I beleive his mother, father and step father abandoned him and packed him off to live with "strangers" , his maternal grand parents, who then shoved off on to some communist pedophile. No you tell me how a person could be "self assured" with a past like this.

Administration meltdowns are hardly novel. In almost every presidency there comes a moment when sheer chaos takes hold, whether self-induced or as a result of an outside crisis.

Vietnam had effectively destroyed Lyndon Johnson by 1967. Watergate unraveled the Richard Nixon administration, as the disgraced president resigned in the face of certain impeachment. Gerald Ford could not whip inflation and was not re-elected. One-termer Jimmy Carter was undone by the Iranian hostage crisis and skyrocketing oil prices.

For a time, it seemed that Ronald Reagan's second term might not survive the Iran-Contra scandal. George H.W. Bush could not be re-elected after...