“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out”

Said by President Obama on this CBS News[*1] video clip (click the link to view–the actual video’s embed code seems to be horked).

Well, Mr. President, you were hired to manage the resources of the American people which were diverted into the Federal Government. Your statement says one of two things about you (and these are the only two possibilities–you don’t get a margin for error when you sit in the Oval Office, you know):

1: You do not think that sending out Veteran’s checks, Social Security checks, and disability checks are high-priority tasks of the Federal Government, and that all other activities that continue functioning after the Federal Government hits the “debt ceiling” are more important than sending out those benefit checks, or:

2: If you do in fact think that disbursing those benefit checks are important, then you have failed to manage the Federal Government to ensure that sufficient resources were available to these important programs–if necessary giving them budgetary preference to other, less important programs. This is what executives do, Mr. President. They make decisions, given limited resources. But you wouldn’t know that, would you, having never actually held an executive position before in your life. The budget you actually did submit to Congress was resoundingly rejected–it did not receive a single assenting vote even in a Senate held by your own political party. In essence, you were told to go back, do it over, and get it right this time. You have failed to do so. You have failed to faithfully discharge the duties of your office. You have violated your Oath of Office.

If 1: is true, and you should follow through on your threat to withhold Social Security, veterans, or disability checks to qualified individuals, then you have no standing in the future to suggest that you care about the recipients of those checks in any shape, manner, or form, because you have manifestly demonstrated with your actions that you have no regard for them whatsoever. They will judge your job performance on that basis in November, 2012, or

If 2: is true, then it is a frank admission that you are unable to competently execute (the verb root of “executive”) the powers of the Office of the President of the United States. Thank you for your belated clarity regarding your competency for the position you now hold.

The Oval Office is no place for on-the-job training.

On behalf of the American people, I hereby request and demand your immediate resignation.

Personally, I believe that you actually hold both positions 1 and 2. I don’t think you actually give a tinker’s damn about the people who receive government benefit checks, except so far as you think you can buy or cajole their votes by the carrot or the stick. I don’t think you are at all competent to be President of the United States. I do not think you possess the proper set of skills and temperament to be successful in that office. I do not think you have the capability to acquire those skills and temperament.

I believe the your tenure in the office up until now has demonstrated that you are a cynical, craven individual seized with power-lust who would do, and has done, anything to gain and to hold onto power.