Obi-Wan Kenobi: You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine.
If the GOP picks up several seats in the Senate, which they very well might, they will have control of both houses of Congress. What would they do with this new found opportunity:
Mark my words: If the GOP takes the Senate in November, giving Republicans unified control of Congress, Barack Obama will face impeachment proceedings over this issue. The party and its technologically amplified, rabidly right-wing base will demand nothing less.
If that happens, it is very hard to imagine how that wouldn't come back to haunt them come 2016.