February 23, 2011

Abdication of Leadership Demands Resignation of Office

"May you live in interesting times" is a curse ascribed to the Chinese, though it's exact origins have never been revealed. Regardless of where the phrase originated, we do live in "interesting times."

In the last few weeks alone we've seen regimes threatened or overthrown across North Africa and parts of the Middle East. We've seen Americans callously murdered by pirates off the coast of Somalia. We see unrest among nominal allies, and the strengthening of the resolve of our enemies.

Iranian warships have transited the Suez Canal for the first time in decades, and there is every reason to suspect they carry long-range missiles and other weaponry to offload in Syria and turn over to Hezbollah for use against U.S. interests and allies.

Domestically, the Department of Justice and White House seem to be orchestrating a cover-up into a Congressional investigation of why agents apparently allowed gun-runners to traffic weapons over the border in order to provide substance to debunked Administration talking point, in order to build a case for gun control efforts. One of these weapons was used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, and there is every reason to suspect other weapons the Administration allowed to be smuggled over the border have been used against Mexican law enforcement and civilians. There is no telling how many people stand to be killed and wounded by the guns Eric Holder's Department of Justice knowingly let fall into criminal hands. The Department and the Attorney will not answer questions, perhaps fearing indictment.

This same Justice Department apparently refuses to uphold the law, and instead intends to view all prosecutions through a tainted prism of "social justice."

Obama himself has nominated a politically-motivated anti-gun ideologue to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, that insiders claim simply isn't qualified to be an agency head, after running his own field office with suspect and marginal results.

Homeland Security, the Department of Interior, the Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies are now fronted by directors with a clear interest in collecting and consolidating the power of the federal government and abrogating rights reserved by the states. We have objectively lost freedom.

We've witnessed elected Democratic officials in Wisconsin and Indiana flee their duties in order to subvert democracy and stall legislation needed in order to prevent layoffs of state workers, in order to appease the interests of powerful unions. We've found that the White House and the President's own campaign organization instrumental in attempting to stir up civic unrest in a dozen states, attempting to undermine sitting governors in order to prop-up his base of support.

In each and every one of this instances, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has either failed to articulate a position, has issued forth orders directly against the interests of the safety and security of the Republic and the member states of our Union, or has chosen deferential treatment towards this nation's enemies and has weakened our relationships with this nation's allies.

We face a crisis in leadership. We are crippled by an actor who played a magnificent role to attain office, only to find that he lacks the fortitude or temperament for the position. He is a community organizer. He is lost and alone in an Oval Office too big for the small soul of the man that tentatively occupies it.

Barack Obama has shown himself incapable of leadership. Barack Obama has shown himself to be inflexible. He has shown himself to be non-responsive, out-of-touch, aloof, condescending, and ineffective.

Midway through his Presidency, he has proven incapable of being the man we need him to be. He simply is not up to the age, or the task. If he truly loves this nation, his greatest contribution to this nation should be to resign the Office of the Presidency of the United States.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 23, 2011 12:05 PM

Barack Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm) will never leave office voluntarily, unless he decides to run for President of the World.

Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at February 23, 2011 12:40 PM

President of the World? Obama believes that he already *is*.

Posted by: arb at February 23, 2011 01:41 PM

Obama wants to be president for life. He will not leave office of his own accord. He will have to be shown the door. If anyone thinks that it will be a cake walk to get him out, think again. There are millions who suck the gov't tit. Many black people look upon Obama as their messiah. There could very well be blood shed before this is over with. I hope not but I am not optimistic.

Posted by: harp1034 at February 23, 2011 04:36 PM

CY - you have hit the proverbial nail on the head of the SINGLE most important issue in the world today - Barack Obama. I will appologize now, ahead of asking the question that has been really bugging me for a while, because I may be only stating the obvious: Is it just me, or has the WORLD become significantly MORE dangerous in the last two years - more than it has since the mid to late 1930's????????

Posted by: mixitup at February 23, 2011 08:41 PM

Dear God, please spare us from Joe Biden.

Posted by: Don, the Rebel without a Blog at February 24, 2011 02:22 AM

Biden would be worse. Thats why Obama picked him, to prevent assasination.

Posted by: Garth Black at February 24, 2011 06:47 AM