Right-wing commentators have repeatedly claimed that the best thing President Obama could do during his September 8 speech to Congress is tender his resignation.
Right-Wing Media: Obama Resignation Would Be “Convincing,” Would Mean “2 1/2 Years Of Pain Are Erased”
Rush Limbaugh: “The Only Thing Obama Could Do That Would Be Convincing” During His Jobs Speech “Is To Resign.” From Limbaugh's radio show:
LIMBAUGH: I think the only thing that Obama could do -- speaking now to Frank Rich -- Frank, the only Obama could do that would be convincing -- that big speech next week -- is to resign. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 9/2/11]
Radio Host Mark Levin: I'd Like To Hear Obama Say, “I've Tried This For 32 Months. I'm Going To Resign.” From Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
NEIL CAVUTO (host): If it were to be dramatic, what would Mark Levin like to see?
LEVIN: He can't do anything dramatic in terms of what I like. He's ideologically and --
CAVUTO: I know. But in a dream world, what would you like to hear the president say?
LEVIN: I'd like him to say, “Ladies and gentlemen, I've tried this for 32 months. I'm going to resign.” Then I would applaud him. [Fox News, Your World With Neil Cavuto, 9/1/11]
Fox Business Regular Peter Schiff: “Maybe If [Obama] Made This A Resignation Speech, That Would Help.” From Fox Business' America's Nightly Scoreboard:
TOBIN SMITH (guest host): Peter, you were going to run for Senate one time, as I remember. What is the one thing you would want Obama to talk about that would actually stimulate job creation?
SCHIFF: Well, maybe if he made this a resignation speech, that would help. [Fox Business, America's Nightly Scoreboard, 9/1/11]
Newsmax's Root: “Only Two Words Need To Be Uttered By President Obama's Lips: 'I Resign.'” From Wayne Allyn Root's Newsmax column, headlined “Obama's Two-Word Speech That Would Save America”:
President Barack Obama has the most important speech of his presidency on Thursday. A speech built around creating jobs and inspiring economic recovery. You want an economic recovery? You want jobs? Two magical words are needed to change the course of history.
Two words change the future for millions of desperate unemployed Americans. Two words transform a depression into a boom. Two words motivate and inspire every business owner in America to create jobs. Two words free the U.S. economy from the current doom, despair, debt, depression, misery, and malaise.
Only two words need to be uttered by President Obama's lips: “I resign.”
Imagine an Obama-Free America.
Overnight 2 1/2 years of pain are erased. Trillions of dollars and millions of jobs are brought back into the USA. Millions of business owners breathe a sigh of relief and begin to plan their recovery. Investors begin investing again, unleashing a torrent of buying and business expansion. [Newsmax, 9/7/11]
Radio Host Neal Boortz: “Greatest Job-Stimulus Speech” Obama Could Give Is To Say He Won't Seek Re-Election. From Fox Business' Cavuto:
BOORTZ: We're going to find out Thursday night whether Barack Obama cares more about his re-election than he does about the economic health of this country. The greatest job-stimulus speech that he could give is less than 20 words long: “I do not intend to seek my party's nomination for president of the United States next year.” [Fox Business, Cavuto, 9/7/11]