The resignation of beleaguered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is no surprise. It’s a highly political move reminiscent of one taken by Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush. Obama has the unpopular domestic issue of his “signature” policy, Obamacare. Bush had the unpopular Iraq War. The focal points in both cases were eventually viewed as politically toxic — for Bush it was Rumsfeld and for Obama it is Sebelius.In both cases the two respective secretaries became a political “whipping boy/girl” for the opposing party. In both instances there were calls for resignations and firing. However, when the resignations came, they were politically too late.
In 2006, the Democrats ran against the Iraq War and won the House and Senate — we’re still paying for that. Now in 2014, Republicans will run against Obamacare, and just as with Bush and Rumsfeld, Sebelius’ resignation comes too late.
Expect the GOP to have electoral success and no amount of political gimmicks and empty rhetorical speeches will save Obama. The other person who is still an anchor about his leg is Eric Holder, and to some extent, Lois Lerner. And I forgot that little issue with abandoning Americans to die in Benghazi. Ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson will do some serious damage to Obama and his liberal media cronies.
The resignation of Kathleen Sebelius is like the iceberg that sank the Titanic. It is just a visible tip on the surface. The true danger lies below, and the SS Obama is taking on water.