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It's a legitimate question. When a President (or any leader) makes intonations that they are bored with their job, are under amazing stress from both parties (feeling like they have no allies), and doling out their basic responsibilities to has to wonder if that leader plans on resigning.

That question should be asked of Obama; I'm sure he and his spokespeople will vehemently deny it. But what is the answer to the question?

Check out this video from Friday: It shows a bored and complacent Obama, after mumbling through some kind of statement about the tax compromise; and then leaving the Presidential Briefing Room chock full of Bill Clinton. Former President Clinton, who spoke for a half hour on a variety of subjects: taxes, deficit, credit in the economy, etc. And where did Obama go?

He left because he had to go to a Christmas party put on by his wife.

Does that sound like a man that is truly engaged with the responsibility of being President?

Obama doesn't know which way to turn: his leftist ways have got him now facing down a hostile GOP House who won a net 63 seats. But moving to the center will assuredly mark him by the "professional left" as a turncoat. He knows he HAS to deal with the GOP or he gets nothing done, the GOP knows this, and will probably get nothing done. His chances at re-election look very slim, given the lingering unemployment issues.

Obama has never been engaged to begin with as President; he's played more golf than Bush (almost double in 2 years what Bush played in 8), and was never engaged in either the health care battle or the financial reform bill. Both of these were driven and legislated entirely by Congress with almost no Presidential input.

What Obama has done is travel (a lot), throw parties (a lot), play golf (a lot), get a Nobel prize (for getting elected?), give a few speeches...and that's about it.

So the concept that Obama might want to throw in the towel is very real. I mean, right now, what is the point for him? He can't pass any more leftist legislation that he can "put his name on", and he really has no ambition other than to become President.

He does't want to "save the world", he doesn't really care.

Obama's clear abdication of responsibility Friday, of leaving an important briefing to a former President (to go to a Christmas party??) and then walking out, shows that he cares little for the minutiae of actually governing.

Expect Obama to be even more disengaged in 2011-2012 as he realizes with a GOP House that he's essentially a lame duck President.

Instead of resigning, perhaps he'll just linger on, semi-retired on the golf course while the economy struggles, world politics continue to be dangerous, and we are still continue our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What kind of parties beat White House parties? Top-notch catering.

But then again, by resigning Obama can retire (he's already made millions off his book) and not deal with pesky things like bothering to run the country.

I mean, this whole governing America thing is seriously cutting in to his golf time.

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