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Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched
PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2013 | Roger L. Simon

Posted on 05/04/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT by jazusamo

On October 27th, 2012, only days before the presidential election, I wrote:

If Barack Obama is reelected, will he face impeachment over Benghazi — a yet more unpleasant and far more wrenching result than to lose an election?

It could happen — and in my estimation should happen — the way revelations are playing out over the bloody terror attack that took four American lives and has led to weeks of prevarication and obfuscation.

The scandal thus far has at least tarnished and quite possibly implicated everyone from the CIA director, to the secretaries of State and Defense, to the UN ambassador and, of course, the president himself — with no end in sight, because Obama, normally loath to expose himself and even less so in an election season, refuses to answer questions on the subject.

It’s not the crime, but the cover-up, we learned in an earlier impeachment, only in this case the crime may be just as bad or worse.”

That post was a follow-up to my item from the previous week saying thatObama should resign over Benghazi, which was linked to by Drudge, and created a minor brouhaha. Between those two posts, a number of people accused me of being overheated. I even started to feel that way myself. (Hey, I’m a screenwriter. Dramatic license comes with the job description.)

No longer. Reading Stephen F. Hayes’ new article in The Weekly Standard“The Benghazi Talking Points” — I am beginning to feel like Nostradamus. I’m not ready to make any predictions, but let’s put it this way…

Barack Obama is bloody lucky he’s a Democrat, because if he were a Republican, he’d be in deep trouble right now, close to the brink of extinction. Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him. It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.

Of course the reputations of the State Department need to be considered as well, that same State Dept that, according to Hayes (and this is corroborated by emails he publishes), bowdlerized and censored all references to al-Qaeda involvement in the Benghazi events before they could reach the fragile American public in an election year, almost even as they were happening. This was before Susan Rice made her dog-and-pony performance on the Sunday shows, asserting it was all caused by a video nobody watched, and long before the oleaginous Candy Crowley famously covered up for Obama on Benghazi at the presidential foreign-policy debate.

Hayes names the names of some of the State Department miscreants involved in this repellent anti-democratic censorship. Among them is one Victoria Nuland, who makes Pinocchio seem like Diogenes. (You can find a video of her as well as some droll tweets from the blogger Ace of Spades demanding an explanation for all this prevarication, and even a tweet from me, here.)

But it’s not just State. According to Hayes, on the CIA side, a fellow named Mike Morell, their deputy director, “cut all or parts of four paragraphs of the six-paragraph talking points — 148 of its 248 words. Gone were the reference to ‘Islamic extremists,’ the reminders of agency warnings about al Qaeda in Libya, the reference to ‘jihadists’ in Cairo, the mention of possible surveillance of the facility in Benghazi, and the report of five previous attacks on foreign interests.”

So why did this all happen? Who were they covering up for, hiding Islamic terror involvement? Post-Boston, it seems particularly despicable, even if it was already bad enough with all the death and injury to U.S. service personnel who risk life and limb to defend our freedom.

But never mind. We are in a fascinating period of unraveling. Whistleblowers in the defense community are appearing. I’m sure at State, some are looking over their shoulders, waiting for the “Night of the Long Knives” to begin. It probably has already.

How far will it go? We will soon, no doubt, be in the period of “limited hangouts.” (The attempt by Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, to play the “Benghazi happened a long time ago” dodge on Wednesday arguably fits this definition.) Who will be the John Dean, the Erlichman, and Haldeman? Is “Deep Benghazi Throat” talking at this moment?

While we are making Watergate analogies, it’s worth noting this is far worse than that noxious moment in American history or the other recent impeachment episode — Clinton. In the former, some dumb zealots broke into the campaign headquarters of the opposition party in an election that wasn’t remotely close. Nevertheless, the paranoid Nixon destroyed himself by trying to cover up the idiocy. Clinton wagged his finger at us and lied about sex under oath, while his wife — an important figure in Benghazi where she has already been caught dissimulating — similarly lied by publicly blaming her husband’s philandering on the “great right-wing conspiracy.” (What power!)

Creepy behavior all around and certainly nothing remotely presidential, but, compared to Benghazi, no one died or was even injured. As far as I know, no one even stubbed a toe.

Benghazi, on the contrary, was an important battle in the Global War on Terror, which has now reached our shores more than once. It will undoubtedly do so again. Those who take this casually in the slightest are conscious or unconscious traitors or fools — or so self-interested as to be beneath contempt.

The Congress must be unstinting in pursuing the truth of Benghazi wherever it leads and however high it goes. If they do not, our country will be weakened, probably beyond recognition.

I don’t know about you, but I will be watching closely on May 8, when Rep. Issa begins his public inquiry. These may be the beginnings of the most important hearings of our lifetime.

In the meantime, for some comic relief, let’s do the “Mashed Potato,” BHO-style, and dedicate it to Jay Carney: “Benghazi started long time ago / With a guy name Gaddafi / No one knew how to spell his name / Come on baby, gonna teach it to you…”

Video at link: "It's Mashed Potato Time"

TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
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To: jazusamo

I believe there are several impeachments called for here. impeachment is not just for the president. Mrs WJ CLinton comes to mind.

61 posted on 05/04/2013 12:07:55 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's EconomTheiics In One Lesson ONLINE
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To: don-o

By the way. I am being actively filtered today. Not sure of the source yet.

When I am logged into Free Republic, I cannot post to Twitter. When I close out the FR connection my access to Twitter posting returns. Just discovered this. Suspect it is independent of either FR or Twitter. HS? Who knows, but it has been getting worse lately. Constantly having to repair my wife’s computer (Windows 7) connection, DNS server not responding errors. not so much on my machine, it is Linux.

62 posted on 05/04/2013 12:08:07 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: JohnBrowdie
Being an incompetent pussy isn’t impeachable.

Right. Which is why John Boehner is still speaker of the house.

63 posted on 05/04/2013 12:08:29 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jazusamo

64 posted on 05/04/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Jane Long
There has to be something. The way he defends 0/this worthless admin is incomprehensible.

It's more than *pork* for his district, more than staying elected and it's more than being a Republican elite.
Blackmail is the only thing left.
There are just too many failures on his part at *crunch time* when he could have made a difference.
His failure *dots* are too easy to connect.

65 posted on 05/04/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: sauropod


66 posted on 05/04/2013 12:10:19 PM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: The Cajun
The Rats have something big time bad on Boehner

It would sure seem so. The way he supports this opposition president is sickening, especially with the way Obama ignores the law and precedent.

67 posted on 05/04/2013 12:12:07 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Simon makes good points but it's still really far-fetched that The Won will be impeached but if so, there's no way he'll be found guilty by Senate.

Quite true. The One who is at risk here is President Elect H. Clinton.

68 posted on 05/04/2013 12:12:54 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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Nixon was never impeached or convicted. Public pressure can build. Not that with a compliant press we expect that, but it’s possible, remotely possible, that he could be forced to resign rather than face impeachment much less conviction in the Senate.

Yes, Nixon resigned rather than go through the impeachment, trial and conviction process. But he didn't do that until it was certain that he lose, that the House would impeach and the Senate would convict. Compared to Obama and even Lyndon Johnson, Nixon was an amateur. Petty theft compared to mass murder. But he was a Republican. Big difference.

69 posted on 05/04/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: usconservative
70 posted on 05/04/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (
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To: jazusamo; mickie; flaglady47; surfer; ExTexasRedhead
Hey, Simon is no fool and he's not naive. He knows as well as we do that there'll be no impeachment of Obama on this issue.

However, Simon does have a good reputation, he's got gravitas, he's got cachet and he's got a huge audience, including a lot of media people.

Let him drop the word "impeachment" as much as he will...let him get that "I" word out there. It gets tongues wagging and little grey cells working. It only works in our favor.

If we must, let's get the word out that Obummer pulls the wings off butterflies, metaphorically speaking. While we don't want to use this type of leftist tactic, it doesn't hurt to attack Obama in each and every way....because the Left utilizes ANY tactic attacking patriots and conservatives.

The Left is not shy when it comes to Alinsky tactics.....and we must push back. Mr. Simon's article is a great form of push-back. So what if it strains credulity a little least the THOUGHT of impeachment is now making the rounds in many circles.

So, go get 'em, Roger....more power to you. Spread it around and lay it on thick and heavy at every opportunity you get!


71 posted on 05/04/2013 12:35:16 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
at least the THOUGHT of impeachment is now making the rounds in many circles.

Well said...Nothing ventured nothing gained and for sure the Rats don't like it.

72 posted on 05/04/2013 12:40:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
It is a darned good thing Roger L. Simon has a day job as a screen writer because he is pretty darned bad as a political prognosticator. Since impeachment starts in the House of nonRepresenatives and John Boehner is still speaker of the House. What makes Mr Simon think Boehner would ever allow this to even be discussed on the floor?Even in a whisper. And the Senate? Mr Simon must be smoking some pretty powerful Hollywoodie wackiebackie to think Harry Reid would ever ever ever allow it to be brought up, much less voted on.
The real scary part is, if we had an honest Congress and Broncho Bamma WAS impeached by the House and Convicted by the Senate, JOE BIDEN WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Joe Biden???!!!
73 posted on 05/04/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: jazusamo; danamco; MestaMachine

Impeach. Prosecute. Hang as high as Haman.

Slightly offtopic, but not really. I just discovered something interesting.

As you all know, my family has been active in trying to murder Mesta - something I don’t take very kindly to. My sister is now whining that I have no “empathy”, that after talking to the police they “have decided not to file charges”, but “tell a little more about them”, and they will. Of course I have plenty of empathy. Just no sympathy.

Now this is what she means: they went to the cops and got told that as long as the facts are proven, they’re not getting into that grinder. And that there’s no actual penalty for not liking you.

But I digress. This is the interesting stuff:

This is a fabulous treatment for burns, edemas and things like neural damage in your limbs, stuff that you may get from diabetes, heart disease and a number of other conditions. I first came across it when my legs were swelling up like balloons, and my daughter sent me a box. This was before she went violently multiculti and jewhating. And it was made by a beefarmer in Bergen, Norway as an attempt to survive difficult times. It was a small family business.

Lo and behold. Now the movers and shakers in that company actually seem to be Arabs. The islamization of the west is extremely close to its non-reversable goal.

74 posted on 05/04/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by Hardraade ( (Vendetta))
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To: jazusamo

President Uncle Joe... ugh!

Hardly a better alternative other than the African American crowd won’t like him.

75 posted on 05/04/2013 12:45:31 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Nixon was never impeached or convicted. Public pressure can build. Not that with a compliant press we expect that, but it’s possible, remotely possible, that he could be forced to resign rather than face impeachment much less conviction in the Senate.

Nixon, even though his price and wage freezes, creation of the EPA, and opening up relations with China might not back it up, was a Republican. The press killed him and he was an honorable man and resigned.

Clintoon, was humiliated, had his law license pulled, and was impeached by the house. And through all that the press minimized it all and he never resigned. He also happened to be a Democrat.

Now, what would happen to another Democrat President, and the first black President?

No, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that will cause Zero to resign, and almost nothing, short of ordering the New York Times to close their doors, that would cause the press to call for his resignation.

(And even then, CNBC would probably point out the positive aspects of closing down the NYT and give Zero a pass...)

76 posted on 05/04/2013 12:49:03 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: arthurus

The Hildebeast is a private citizen now, can’t be impeached.

If the ZERO gets impeached and convicted by the Senate then Crazy Joe is Prezzy and Hildy will be the new VP. She runs and wins in 2016.

Everyone is happy right?

77 posted on 05/04/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Yo-Yo

Nixon was a saint compared to any Democrat. As was McCarthy.

78 posted on 05/04/2013 12:56:06 PM PDT by Hardraade ( (Vendetta))
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To: jazusamo
Impeach or know, it severely unempowers the bum. Less bold, less likely to flaunt the constitution if he has no backing. He'll no longer be able to do what he wants because "everybody's behind you."

This is the hope at least.

79 posted on 05/04/2013 1:01:14 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: jazusamo
In spite of justice and fairness impeachment will never happen, count on it. Barack Obama has pigmentation immunity.

The best that America may get from all of this is that it will end Hillary's career hopes.

80 posted on 05/04/2013 1:03:47 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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