Douglass MacKinnon - As our economy continues to self-destruct; U.S. credit is shockingly downgraded; home prices remain at historic lows; unemployment rises; small businesses continue to close their doors; public-employee-bloated cities, towns, states and employers continue to default; race riots flare, Mexican drug cartels cross our sovereign border at will to establish ultraviolent operations; test scores for public school children continue to plummet; the health care system falls under the control of a failed socialist model; terrorism rises, and the world outside our borders spirals into deeper and more dangerous chaos, a serious and very legitimate question needs to be asked:
In the best interests of our nation and the American people, should President Obama resign his office?
Supporters of the president will be offended by the very question and more than likely fire the usual "racist" accusations my way. But it's a question that at least needs to be debated.
Even if Obama loses the election in November 2012, he will still remain in office until Jan. 20, 2013. If, as many people now believe, Obama is in way over his head and dramatically ill-equipped to handle the critical responsibilities of his office, then it seems logical to assume he can still do quite a bit more damage to our nation from now until then.
As to why he is so far over his head and so unqualified to be president, one of his strongest supporters just outlined the answer in a lengthy article for the liberal (and Obama-defending) New York Times.
In the piece, Drew Westen, a committed liberal, articulated his hopes and disappointments of Obama. By doing so, he (in a Nixon-going-to-China moment) pinpointed exactly why the Obama administration has been such an unmitigated disaster.
"Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography," Weston wrote, noting that Obama:
Had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state.
Had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography.
Had, before joining the U.S. Senate, voted "present" (instead of "yea" or "nay") 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.
Bingo! This is an incredibly important moment and revelation. While conservatives have been making this exact same point for years, now that a liberal is saying it in the most powerful liberal publication in the nation, maybe others will not only start to pay attention, but give these "disquieting aspects of his biography" the scrutiny they deserve.
In one paragraph, Westen has pulled back the curtain to reveal a man so far out of his element as to be a true threat to the well-being of our nation.
This is not a game. This is not a TV show or a horror movie we can turn off. This is the United States of America coming off the rails and cascading toward true anarchy because in large part, our president, as outlined by a liberal in the liberal bible, "accomplished very little before he ran for president" ... had "never run a business or state" ... "had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor" ... and is well-known for "dodging difficult issues."
Honestly, if more Americans knew of these indisputable facts, it's hard to see how Barack Obama could be elected mayor of a small town in Alaska, let alone president of the United States. And yet . .. here we are.
Since liberals and liberal publications are now starting to admit that the president may not be up to the job, maybe one of them can then offer up a scenario to get us out of this mess. Something like: have Joe Biden resign, have Obama appoint a competent and vetted vice president, and then have President Obama resign.
Liberals could do all that while finally conceding that real-world experience does matter and that Obama brought none to the White House. Hence, the train wreck.