The last days of the Obama presidency.

Another day, another misstep by Obama. This morning the President once again inserted himself smack in the middle of the debt reduction talks. Once again, he spouted nonsense about bipartisanship. As more than one political pundit reminded us, the only thing Obama can do is either sign or veto a bill put before him. He has no business getting involved in the adult process of getting a bill passed in Congress. Mr. President – leave it to the professionals.

Let’s go through a short list of his failures to get a debt deal done.

Simpson-Bowles. Did he sign it into law? Nope. Never got through Congress, as it was met with disapproval from both parties.

A clean debt ceiling bill. Never got through the House.

The Biden Plan. Talks broke down after Obama tried to finesse the deal through “compromise”.

The Grand Bargain. Speaker Boehner had to literally walk out on the President upon indications the Tea Party wouldn’t march in lock-step with the President and his “balanced approach”.

Cut, Cap and Balance. Didn’t make it through the Senate after Obama threatened to veto it.

And now a last-ditch effort by Speaker Boehner to get a deal done by asking the Tea Party to make huge sacrifices to Obama seems perilously close to failure.

Throughout the debate, the President has failed to lead every time he let congressional leaders battle over the details. Throughout the debate, the President has acted like a dictator, summoning congressional leaders to the White House.

Mr. President, let me remind you, it was Bush who was The Decider – not you.

It is still possible to save the country from economic collapse. All we need to do is get Obama and Biden to resign in disgrace, and have John Boehner assume the Presidency. Eric Cantor would then take over as Speaker. Then we’d see Washington back on track. After all, it’s important to note that if John McCain were President, this debt ceiling nonsense would have cleared Congress not in a matter of months, but in a matter of hours.

Have it your way.

Prevailing wisdom says let the government default. Allow our credit rating to drop. Pay the interest on our outstanding debt first and stop payments on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Do not, under any circumstances, raise taxes.

I’ve reached the point that I realize opposing those ideas is counterproductive. Any kind of balanced approach to solve our debt crisis and avoid default will not succeed in Washington, and is anathema to the vast majority of the American people. They want Obama out of office and they want America to start over, with a clean slate.

No logic, no reason, will change anyone’s mind, so what’s the point? Americans are more upset that Obama interrupted The Bachelorette than that we might be headed for a major economic crisis. So, have it your way.

Don’t take my word for it…

Appearing on CNBC yesterday morning, presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was asked about the latest dismal jobs report and whether higher unemployment rates might help her chances of winning in 2012. “Does it strike you that as the unemployment rate goes up, your chances of winning office also go up?” host Carl Quintanilla asked. “Well, that could be. Again, I hope so,” Bachmann replied.

On Feb.15 during a press conference in the lobby of the Republican National Committee Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said, “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost, so be it. We’re broke.”

In an interview with the National Journal on Oct. 25, 2010 Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked what “the job” of Republicans will be if they gain a majority in Congress. McConnell’s response was, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

And who can forget Rush Limbaugh’s infamous statement in Jan. 2009 that he hopes Obama fails…

So Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently asked a question that’s been on the minds of many Democrats and progressives: Are Republicans sabotaging the economic recovery as part of their quest to defeat President Obama next year:

“We need to start asking ourselves an uncomfortable question – are Republicans slowing down the recovery on purpose for political gain in 2012?”

The devil is dancing tonight!

Question: Why are conservative talking-heads blaming liberals for the Casey Anthony verdict?

Answer: They didn’t like the result.

From Limbaugh to O’Reilly, the jury was too liberal, the media is too liberal, the nation is too liberal, somehow it’s all about abortion, on and on and on…

The facts: Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said that she and the other jurors cried and were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey Anthony of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. “If there was a dead child in that trunk, does that prove how she died? No idea, still no idea.” Ford told “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran. “If you’re going to charge someone with murder, don’t you have to know how they killed someone or why they might have killed someone, or have something where, when, why, how? Those are important questions. They were not answered.”

So what the hell does politics have to do with any of this? Well, as Abraham Maslow said, “It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”