You Should Resign But President Biden Scares us to Death

Doug Schoen and Patrick Caddell at the Washington Post - explain why Obama should not run in 2012 and instead focus on the problems of the country and getting them solved. The article points to his own statement: "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," and explains that he now has the chance to deliver on that idea by not focusing on the polarizing politics of reelection but instead on getting the economy going again.

There are some solid points in the piece, including:

Obama can restore the promise of the election by forging a government of national unity, welcoming business leaders, Republicans and independents into the fold. But if he is to bring Democrats and Republicans together, the president cannot be seen as an advocate of a particular party, but as somebody who stands above politics, seeking to forge consensus. And yes, the United States will need nothing short of consensus if we are to reduce the deficit and get spending under control, to name but one issue.

Should the president do that, he - and the country - would face virtually no bad outcomes. The worst-case scenario for Obama? In January 2013, he walks away from the White House having been transformative in two ways: as the first black president, yes, but also as a man who governed in a manner unmatched by any modern leader. He will have reconciled the nation, continued the economic recovery, gained a measure of control over the fiscal problems that threaten our future, and forged critical solutions to our international challenges. He will, at last, be the figure globally he has sought to be, and will almost certainly leave a better regarded president than he is today. History will look upon him kindly - and so will the public.

Patriot Talk knows that the President is so ideologically motivated that he will not even consider such a thought. He continues to speak about business owners and the Chamber of Commerce in the worst terms possible and his recent declaration of Republicans as enemies shows that this is not a man representing the country but a narrow sliver of it. The rest of us of course are once again, enemies - and we don't get the sense Obama is the kind of person who really goes out of his way to help enemies.

Moreover, we aren't seeing any of the pivoting to the center we witnessed when the Republicans had a major victory in 1994.

For example, White House senior adviser David Axelrod was interviewed today and when asked about tax cuts for people who make more than $250,000 he kept going on and on about millionaires and billionaires - not from the perspective that these people may help the economy - but instead focusing on the fact that they don't need tax cuts. In other words, rather than focus on the millions of small business owners who are not billionaires and we need to create jobs, he and Obama are still focusing exclusively on not rewarding the most wealthy in the nation - with - Their Own Money.

Specifically, he said, "We cannot go the extra step and permanently cut taxes primarily for millionaires and billionaires at a cost of $700 billion over the next 10 years alone."

Wait, now the White House cares about the deficit? And $700 billion has real value to them? Where were they the last few years? Don't they know this is how much money Nancy Pelosi has been spending between Botox injections?

And as this class warfare-inspired wealth redistribution continues, the incentive to succeed is reduced, less jobs are created and more Americans suffer.

If he were to change, we would be quite impressed and frankly for Democrats the idea may be the smartest yet.

Then again, perhaps the best thing Obama can do for the nation after calling almost half of them enemies, racking up trillions in debt and helping to prolong an economic downturn is to respond to the no confidence vote of the people and resign immediately. We must admit however that "President Biden" may be the scariest phrase we have ever heard - other than "President Pelosi" that is.
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