Impeach the President? Then what?
As we all know, there have been hints circulated that the act of impeachment should be considered against President Obama based on the cover up of Benghazi. However, have you thought about what would replace him if that action takes place? Most of us have used the analogy that the cover up behind the attacks on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi has the characteristics of Watergate but much more severe because four Americans died. Watergate became the scandal when it was discovered that then President Richard Nixon was involved personally with the knowledge of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s office in the Watergate Plaza building. Prior to that revelation representatives in office on both sides of the isle did not want to make a big deal of the initial demands of impeachment because quite frankly this was not the first time something of this nature had taken place. The Democrats did not want Spiro Agnew to be the next President if Nixon was impeached so it was only after Agnew resigned as Vice President for fear of federal prosecution that Democrats rejoiced louder for Nixon’s impeachment. I don’t know about you, but Biden has been extremely quiet lately and maybe he is reminded of Agnew’s decision.
Even though I really don’t think we need to hold our breath on the possibility of Biden (like Agnew) deciding to resign, we would get President Biden. Is anyone else seeing this as an equal disaster for the country? Also who would Obama (if facing impeachment like Nixon’s 25th Amendment scenario with Biden resigning) pick to be his new Vice President? Hillary Clinton? Nancy Pelosi? I mean the thought of either scenario is just frightening to say the least.
It is certainly interesting to watch even MSNBC discuss the word impeachment and reference Watergate as the example. Quite frankly I was looking for flying pigs after I viewed the clip of the panel of the MSNBC show “Now with Alex Wagner”, discussing this scenario.
It is certainly disingenuous for the left leaning media and Democrats to continue to defend Benghazigate as nothing more the Republican’s on a witch-hunt considering our history and what happened during Watergate. I was a young girl during Nixon’s scandal but I do recall countless news coverage both on the television and the newspapers about the story. Today, it was only after the whistleblowers stepped forward that CBS and MSNBC decided to talk about it a little more. Last week many of us watched incisively the hearings with the whistleblowers and the new revelations coming out showing without a doubt a cover up existed and the American people were flat out lied to. Jay Carney in November 2012 stated only one change in the talking points occurred and that was a word being changed.
On all the Sunday morning MSM talk shows Democrats seems to be working lock step with each other by touting it was the fault of the CIA that more wasn’t done to save the four brave men who died on September 11, 2012. The word “witch hunt” was used several times as well. So just like during the campaign when the mantra from the left was “war on women” the new mantra is just another way to excuse the fact that this administration lied. I also watched David Gregory bring up Reagan’s 1983 Iran-Contra scandal to use in comparison to the events of Benghazi. Do you ever notice that when the administration that is in the “hot seat” is Democratic, the reason they use is to look at the past administrations under Republican as a deflector?
To the American people who are educated, informed and involved it is not a matter of who is simply in power that makes the difference to us, but rather the fact that people that we elected to represent us continue to do just the opposite. Don’t hold your breath on the thought of impeachment because frankly, the process would pass the House but fail miserably in the Senate. Instead we as conservatives need to hope that the mid-term elections of 2014 bring about a change in the makeup of Congress in our favor.
Here is a breakdown of open Senate seats for 2014:
- 35 seats will be contested
- 21 of those seats are currently held by Democrats, 14 by Republicans
- 6 Democrat and 2 Republican incumbents have already announced their intent to retire
If the Republicans gain control of congress impeaching Obama could happen, but having Biden step in is just a continuation of the same ideology only maybe with a Republican-controlled congress we can hope to see policies move closer to the middle and be able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. However in order for that to happen conservatives would actually have to show up at the polls and vote because trust me the Democrats will make sure they do!