Sometimes, you find yourself doing or thinking something you’ve never done before, and it surprises you. In my case, I caught myself researching whether a President of the United States can be recalled by popular vote.
The short answer is no. The only way to get rid of a President (legally, and before the end of his term) is by impeachment. Unfortunately, according to WikiPedia, the POTUS may only be impeached and removed for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”.
I’m not sure you can apply this to rampant incompetence, or refusing to make decisions. I suppose “leading the country down the wrong path”, or “attempting to implement socialism”, or “attempting to destroy the U.S. economy” could constitute treason.
(Side note: Obama, and most Democrats, are clearly influenced by Union input, which results in huge amounts of money going to Democratic campaigns. But for some reason, this is not considered to be bribery, even though it appears to be a major influence on the Democratic party, and Obama’s thinking. After the kerfluffle in Wisconsin, it sure looks like the unions own the Democrats, from where I sit. That incident brought to the fore the fact that there is a real struggle to see who controls this country – the people, or the unions. I’ll admit, I didn’t see that one coming.)
But regarding impeachment, you’d have to prove Obama was doing these things intentionally, which might be difficult. So, risky to the country as it is, we’re probably stuck with Obama for another 679 days.
Seems like an awfully long time.
At least we got Queen Nancy Pelosi moved into a less harmful position. I hope the conservatives in the House and elsewhere can keep a damper on these radical progressive / statist / liberals. I do declare, the only person I can think of that would make a more harmful POTUS than Obama has demonstrated himself to be, is Michael Moore.
I saw it coming, most of it, before Obama was ever elected. Doggone it. I would rather have been wrong.