Obsession: (1) a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequency especially in a way that is not normal. (2) someone or something that a person thinks about constantly or frequently. (3) an activity that someone is very interested in or spends a lot of time doing.
Richard Nixonwas the 37th President of the United States and whose legacy will forever be the Watergate Scandal, code name Operation Deep Throat that occurred in 1972. Five men were caught breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters located at the Watergate business complex. When investigation went into processing, Nixon and his advisors chose to cover-up the incident. Few will remember that President Nixon made profound statements like:
The people's right to change what does not work is one of the greatest principles of our system of government.
The US Congress and political elements of the executive branch over the decades have been guilty of continuing the same policies and ideologies despite proof that they do not work or achieve results expected or professed.