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Simon: If Reelected, Obama should face impeachment over Benghazi

Written By: Bob - Oct• 27•12

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.

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  1. twolaneflash says:

    Any way you slice it, we’re in for a period of ugliness. Democrats have started multi-front wars between identity groups: Christian vs Not, Black vs Not, Gay vs Not, Citizen vs Not, Rich vs Not, Taker vs Maker, ad nauseum.

  2. david7134 says:

    For those of us that desire freedom and thus the secession of our states in order to achieve this goal, it might be the best thing that could happen.

  3. Catseye says:

    And if defeated he should be Court-martialed, he is the Commander-in-chief of the military. And if found guilty in Benghazigate he should be stripped of all rights, responsibilities and Privileges of the Presidency.

  4. Chuck Rushton says:

    Roger L. Simon raises several interesting, disturbing points with respect to an impeachment – as deserved as it might be.

    But, imho, the remote prospect of Joe “the Gaffe-meister” Biden then becoming President is so mind-boggling as to encourage bouts of uncontrolled insane laughter coupled with extremely heavy consumption of alcohol.

    So I offer a short prayer: “Please, God, no.”

    • Bob says:

      You assume Biden would escape impeachment for whatever role he may have played in the events and cover-up afterward. We’re more likely to end up with President Boehner.

      • Chuck Rushton says:

        I see your point but would observe that higher up on the food chain would be the Sec.State, Sec.Def, Ch.Joint.Chiefs, and Dir.CIA. Biden was probably lower in the chain of command and would be a lower hanging fruit, but by no means immune.

        Hopefully, a popular vote AND Electoral College win by Romney will make these scenarios a moot speculation – otherwise we could have a very contentious, do-nothing future.

  5. Thresherman says:

    In my opinion the speculation of Romney winning the popular vote and Obama the electoral is hogwash. The highest population states with the exception of Texas are Democratic. So if New York and California go for Obama by a margin of over 55% then a 60% margin in states like the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wyoming and Oklahoma would not offset it. In other words population verses electoral votes favor a scenario, albeit a highly unlikely scenario, of the Democratic candidate winning the popular vote and losing the electoral while the scenario of that happening to a Republican is even more an unlikely of an unlikely scenario.

  6. Ran says:

    “It’s a nightmare scenario for a complete meltdown of the United States.”

    Meltdown – meaning what, exactly?