12 Jun

Barack Obama Should Resign [Reader Post]

                                       

Barack Obama should resign the Presidency.

Today.

He is failing to discharge his duties as President. As I have mentioned before, Obama voted “present” 129 times as an Illinois state senator and he continues to vote present as President. Obama is not a leader. He is a great campaigner, great community organizer and a terrific orator, but he is not of Presidential timber. He is not a leader and is not up to this job.

It crystallized in my mind when I read this Drudge headline:

60 SPILLION GALLONS LATER: OBAMA TO MEET BP CHAIRMAN

Why the hell did it take this long to meet with the Chairman of BP? At first Obama said it was a waste of time.

President Obama, have you spoken with the CEO of BP to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf?

“No… when you talk to a guy like the BP CEO, he’s going to say all the right things to me. I’m not interested in words. I’m interested in actions.”

This is the guy who said

“Don’t tell me words don’t matter.”

Rand Simberg made a great point

Why is it that the president would talk to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions, but he thinks that, in the middle of arguably the biggest domestic crisis of his presidency, it’s a waste of his time to have a conversation with the head of British Petroleum?

Why is it suddenly not a waste of time? More importantly, why are we always having to ask these questions?

Houston, we have a problem.

Barack Obama doesn’t act- all he does is react.

When the oil spill first occurred, Obama was advised of the severity of the problem and he did nothing and said nothing. Three days went by before Obama even released a statement and ten passed before he spoke of the spill.

Whispers began to circulate about the disaster and Obama’s apparently obliviousness to it:

April 29: Gulf oil spill: President Obama is now in a sticky situation politically

There’s a dark cloud stretching across the Gulf of Mexico that may have already made its way to Washington, D.C. — politically.

Then, only after the fingerpointing began, Obama decided to visit the Gulf, 12 days after the explosion. He made the trip consequent to the political pressures that were building. He did not act. He reacted.

Then criticism began to mount that Obama wasn’t angry enough. When it got to simmering, Obama finally decided it was time to show some angry.

After being briefed this morning by members of his Cabinet on the latest on the Gulf oil spill, President Obama will make remarks to reporters in which he expresses his “anger and frustration.”

Then it was time to make faces.

It took an exhortation from Spike Lee to get Obama moving:

(CNN) — In the weeks since an oil rig exploded and later sank into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama has dealt with the tragedy with his signature cool, calm and collected approach.

But with the oil still gushing in what is now the worst spill in U.S. history and the environmental devastation coming ashore, the president is becoming a target of the anger that was originally directed only at BP.

“One time, go off!” director Spike Lee urged on CNN’s “AC 360°.” “If there’s any one time to go off, this is it, because this is a disaster.”

And Obama complied:

“Plug the damn hole,” he told the meeting. “Just get it done.”

Apparently feeling the need to “go street” Obama put a punctuation point on his anger, he took the Presidency of United States into the gutter:

“And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick,” he added.

He wants to talk to these folks because they have the best answers, except that he won’t talk to one who might have the best answers- the head of BP.

But that was, like, so yesterday. As more and more voiced disbelief that Obama would avoid meeting with the head of BP, word came from the White House that the head of BP was summoned for a meeting.

Reacting. Not acting.

And we’re far from done. As Mike and Mata have pointed out, there are potential aids- possibly significant- to help clean the Gulf of the spilled oil, but none of them are being used, and no one is explaining why.

This is Obama’s job and he’s not getting it done. How is it we can find these possible solutions and they cannot or will not? Could it really be that Obama values protection of unions over the environment? Could it be that he wants this spill to go horribly wrong that he can use it as a tool to cram Crap and Trade down our throats? Or is he simply incompetent and unable to lead?

In both instances an exaggerated deference to process bordering on passivity risks creating an impression that the White House is running behind critical domestic events and, worse, detached — even indifferent — to the human toll of inaction.

Obama has found the gumption to pro-act on some things:

In the nearly eight weeks that the ancient oil has been escaping its subterranean imprisonment, Obama has found….

…time for a couple mini-vacations with golf, a dose of party fundraisers, healthcare town halls, TV interviews, a high school graduation, a festive White House lawn picnic with members of Congress, a Paul McCartney music hoedown, an ABC July 4th TV taping and a session with a key Palestinian leader.

This is the 3 AM call and Obama is not answering. It is an alarming realization that if faced with a world-threatening crisis, Obama would be paralyzed. He seems unable to make decisions until there is sufficient political pressure placed upon him. This is not leadership. It is followership.

It’s dangerous.

For the good of the country Barack Obama should resign.

About DrJohn

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.
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107 Responses to Barack Obama Should Resign [Reader Post]

  1. Smorgasbord says: 101

    @ilovebeeswarzone: I’m the same way. I tell people I make a lousy leader, but a good helper.

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  2. Rally 'Round The Flag says: 102

    After listening to our POTHUS’ speech this evening, I was disturbed. First, because he
    has the uncanny ability to show NO EMOTION, second, I felt that an outsider was preaching
    an agenda of Cap and Trade which will imperil our country with more taxes at the mercy of an ambiguous agenda and lastly, he defended himself and lied when he said that he has been doing everything he could to address this disaster. Combine this with the other scandals, Romanoff,
    Sistruck, et.al., we can not wait for the next election… Grounds for Impeachment.
    He is a puppet of the Bilderberg NWO and he is surrounded by Trilateralists that dictate what
    must happen. (I predicted six months ago that a significant crisis would occur early this
    summer. The puppetiers who are controlling Obama have a definite agenda and they are VERY
    dangerous people.) Thank you Arizona for stalling the North American Union!!! REMEMBER
    it is more about One World Government ideology than party. (Many members of both of our
    parties have sold us out for the NWO. Please research the Transatlantic Policy Network and
    you may find out which congressmen have been selling us out!) Just remember when our POTHUS show us his right hand….look at the left….always take advantage of a crisis.

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  3. Smorgasbord says: 103

    @Rally ‘Round The Flag: On a minor note: It is POTUS, not POTHUS.

    I have said for a long time that our King-In-Chief is a puppet for others. It takes so long for him to respond to events because he has to check with his puppeteer first. That is why he has so much time to golf, throw parties, attend events, etc. He has to wait for his orders from on high as they figure out what Obama should say and do.

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  4. RALLY AROUND THE FLAG: you prdict right it has come. bye

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  5. cleve says: 105

    Well i think everyone need petition to congress to be able get the funds cause of the oil spill and the economy has fallen badly i think the 250us are be given out remember the people of usa has more power to pass a bill if 2 thirds petition on something that be 15% from 300 million that be 45 million on a petiton to president it be passed instantly without the house or senate approval read the constituion also thats how tv shows come back like chuck and ghost whisper,medium and wwe smackdown went to mynetwork tv from cw,fans caused days of our lives rating to soar high many old stars have returned carli,shane-others,,,,ya heard hunts ketup say they cut salt and cambell soups already doing it they are been doing this also transfat free foods is good,i think transfat is cause of alot
    well obama he got bp to pay out 20 billion us in settlement to the south that meen fishermens,farmers can get funds all they do is file also damages to homes and areas can get funds well it be fixed by end of summer obama says that cool ya he made bp payout a trustfund for all lawsuits thats hot i did not know they had money like this they must be worth a trillion us bp cause they british and allover the globe they are give 1us gas a gallon for rest of the year i bet folks would love bp then cause you have extra money to do things ,well obama has fixed this problem ya now bp will pay lawsuites ,i think obama will win one more term now this is british cash that coming to the usa they got wealth bp ,,,,,but the ssi funds he promise to the ill,old,disable,veteran the 250us are to go out,plus that bp money some are be used to upgrade water systems in south i think to have clean water better health ya.this hot i sure did not know be is a billionaire mogul ballers,oil like 5us in japan i heard a gallon

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  6. jctoday says: 106

    If anyone thinks Obama will resign it just wishful thinking. He has his own agenda. He is using the far-left to advance this agenda. I haven’t quite put my finger on it. Although he seems to cater to the unions and special interest groups, Its fightening that he also is overly sympathic to extreamist muslim groups. He is an appeaser who we all know you can’t make everyone happy.
    If anyone knows of a petition of impeachment Im ready to sign. This petition should encompass the entire excutive branch.

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