Since George Washington first took the oath of office on April 30, 1789, only one US president has resigned the office. On August 9, 1974, I’ll never forget watching the news when Richard Milhous Nixon announced to the nation that he was resigning as President of the United States.
Nixon’s resignation resulted from his attempted cover-up of the Watergate break-in. His Vice President Gerald Ford was quickly sworn in as Nixon slunk back to California in disgrace. It only took one major scandal to lead to Nixon’s resignation.
In the case of Barack Obama, there have been numerous major scandals, most of which have never been finalized. There’s been Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, Immigration, willful defiance of the US Constitution, aiding and abetting sworn enemies of the United States, illegal changes to Obamacare, the persecution of Christians and giving special rights and privileges to homosexuals.
Any of these scandals should be enough to either force a president to resign or be removed from office through impeachment. As long as the Democrats control the Senate, impeachment is impossible. But if the Republicans win control of the Senate in November, impeachment could become a reality. More and more polls are indicating that the American people are favoring Republican control of both the House and Senate come November.
The question is, will Obama take his chances with impeachment proceedings or will he follow the lead of Nixon and resign?
A recent Fox News poll indicated that a growing number of Americans, in this case 41%, believe that Obama doesn’t want to be president any longer. When broken down by political party, 47% of Independents said Obama no longer wants to be president. This is very telling since many Independents supported him in 2008 and 2012.
To no surprise, 44% of the Republicans believe Obama wants out, but what was a surprise is that 37% of the Democrats (a little more than 1 of every 3) believed that Obama wants to quit.
This indicates that even Obama supporters are losing their faith and trust in their leader. Is it possible that the indestructible black tower of the evil empire is actually starting to crumble? We’ve been seeing cracks in the foundation, but there is now evidence that some of those cracks are spreading and widening. We can only hope and pray that a major earthquake hits the tower on November 4 and that it comes crumbling down to the ground.