To those of you who only heard about Nixon/Watergate through history lessons in school or otherwise, take this bit of shared knowledge from someone who was alive and self-aware in 1973-74, and who grew up in Politics Central USA.
This first round of wikileaks on the DNC emails is bigger than Watergate.
It will do more to destroy Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party than Watergate & the "plumbers" did to have Nixon impeached and force his hand toward resignation.
I'm not saying Hillary Clinton will resign like Nixon did. She's got a more egocentric drive than even Tricky Dick had. She won't take herself out of anything.
But the fallout for the Democrats will be worse than what the Republicans experienced post-Watergate.
And Bernie Sanders' refusal to stand by the disenfranchised Ds who got behind him and made his run what it was, that's going to do even more damage to the Ds.
Trump's bullet-train path to nomination already has undone the GOP, or at least crumpled the paper tiger that was the NeoCon sector. And since the NeoCons have been calling the shots for a couple of decades, that's basically the same as unmaking the Republican Party.
This is a revolutionary time in American history. Be thankful to see it happening for yourself. People in America have not seen such party collapse/reformation workings since the Civil War era.
The reason this is bigger and historically more significant than Watergate is the extent to which the information/entertainment media are shown as untrustworthy.
No matter what party you identify with, tumbleweed, take care to not think this is same-old, same-old.
I'm far more cynical than any of you tumbleweeds, at least three times as jaded. And I see it as a milestone.
Feel free to disagree -- but please try to remember, two or more years from now, what I told you here in this message.
-- Charles F. Oxtrot, who traveled to Key Biscayne FL and San Clemente CA with Nixon and who remembers Watergate very well.