Over at PJ Media, Roger Simon opens up that can of worms:
A new impeachment will be all the more probable in the not unlikely scenario that Obama wins the electoral vote while Mitt Romney wins the popular vote, perhaps handily. The atmosphere in that instance will be more poisonous than it has been in years — and it’s poisonous enough already.
In fact, under this scenario — a Romney popular victory mitigating (no pun intended) an Obama Electoral College triumph – I think impeachment proceedings will almost certainly begin in the House. Moreover, the ramifications of such an impeachment would be greater than Watergate and Monicagate — relatively minor internal events in comparison, the former concerning the break-in of a political office during an election that was already won and the latter, well, adultery in the White House… or more precisely lying under oath about adultery in the White House.
Neither was about anything nearly as important as the seemingly negligent deaths of American personnel, the evolution (actually diminution) of American foreign policy and its possible implications thereof for the health, even the survival, of Western civilization and its values.
If Romney wins the popular vote handily, but Obama wins the all-important electoral vote, then we are going to have a very divided country.
Throw in a impeachment that would likely triumph along party lines in the House and fail in the Senate, and we’re stuck for 3.5 years or so with a weakened President that hates his country, and an electorate that, outside of liberal coastal enclaves, hates him right back.
It’s a nightmare scenario for a complete meltdown of the United States. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.