Has Obama Really “Given up”?

By John W. Lillpop

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offered a partial explanation for Barack Obama’s  dismal performance and recent malaise.

As reported at the reference, Panetta said:

"There is a feeling and I have a feeling that the leadership and the president have given up on the big issues facing this country whether it's immigration or a budget deal or infrastructure funding or trade or energy. there is a sense that you can't deal with that. This country needs that. They can't give up.

 "He [Obama] approaches things like a law professor in presenting a logic of his position. There is nothing wrong with that. We want to have a president who thinks through the issues. My experience in Washington is that logic alone doesn't work. Once you lay out a position, you are going to roll up your sleeves and you have to fight to get it done. That is key in Washington. In order for presidents to succeed, they cannot just -- when they run into problems, step back and give up.

If the Panetta theory is correct, the big question that Obama should be forced to answer is:

Shouldn’t Obama voluntarily leave office and give others the opportunity to at least try to save America? 
Or, is his ego so huge that he would prefer to take the nation down with him?

Responsible Democrats, and there MUST be some left somewhere, need to confront the president and encourage him to act on behalf of the American people for a change by immediately resigning.

By so doing, Obama would follow the splendid example set by Richard M. Nixon more than 40 years ago.

Time to go, Barack, so that America can begin the healing process!