A friend asked how Benghazi differed from Watergate. Here’s the synopsis.
When the information dam broke on Watergate…
… and it became obvious the president was involved on the coverup, members of his own party told him they’d be inclined to join the Democrats in voting to impeach, and he’d be better off foreclosing the obvious result by resigning.
The only reason it became obvious was the entire press corps, after a long gap during which Woodward and Bernstein were ignored as crazy conspiracy theorists, picked up on the fact that the president played an active role in the coverup.
Once that happened, it was impossible for the story to go away and the end result of impeachment was in view, and the GOP made it clear that after impeachment they’d vote to convict… which would remove the president from office.
Though the coverup in the case of Benghazi is obvious…
…at least to anyone that’s paying attention, we lack two things Nixon had before him.
-1- We lack a press corps that will report it
-2- We lack any support for the truth in the president’s own party
Simply put neither the press nor Democrats have the integrity
The Democrats will, not, despite all evidence, call a spade a spade. The media has already and WILL CONTINUE to actively participate in the coverup. They just have too much invested in “the election of the first black president” to let him go down in flames for being the conniving incompetent SOB who was willing to pretend Benghazi didn’t happen to advance his own fairy tale that he’d “defeated” Al Qaida.
He’d waved Bin Laden’s dead body like a foam “Number 1” finger for an entire week, and wasn’t about to let that act go to waste just because rumors of Al Qaida’s death were exaggerated.
Benghazi gave lie to their entire convention theme…
…and getting into a gunfight in Libya would’ve proved it. He knew he could rely on his cheerleader media to help him construct an alternate reality long enough to get past the election and put time between himself and the deed. Then he could just yawn and claim “that’s old news, are you still yammering about that?” Carney has already shifted into that mode.
Before this he’d gotten away with claiming…
… he knew nothing about Fast and Furious. Then he hid evidence of the Fast and Furious coverup with Executive Privilege. Notwithstanding that those are mutually exclusive positions, the press didn’t call him on it, despite there being a body count involved.
Now he has been allowed to literally call off our troops from saving a diplomatic mission under siege, and sacked General Ham and Admiral Gaouette for attempting to ignore that order, and almost assuredly tried to blackmail General Petraus with a scandal to buy his complicity. There’s no reading of the events that doesn’t scream coverup… and in absence of a press corps willing to call his hand and force the Dems to acknowledge the truth, he WILL get away with it.
So basically, NO… despite any stuff you see
… about Benghazi being Obama’s Watergate, he isn’t going to be impeached, and getting away with murder will only embolden him to do even worse things using a complicit press as a shield. If you think he was dangerous before, watch what happens when this blows over.
CAVEAT: The only possible way the scenario above fails and he gets called on this is if the GOP holds the House and takes the Senate in the 2014 midterm. If that happens he could be impeached (the vote to convict has gotta happen in the Senate). If that happens or even appears likely… there might actually be a shooting war on US soil.
I don’t believe he’ll leave office prematurely without attempting force. There might suddenly be a “crisis” that requires implementation of martial law. You know… for the sake of the children and to save representative democracy.
[The man isn’t just incompetent, he’s evil.]