Bob Barr

It is easy to understand the “Messiah Complex” that envelops President Barack Obama and his White House. For years, Obama has been the Great Hope of the Democratic Party and liberal elites, including the likes of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and even terrorist/liberal intellectual leader Bill Ayers. In fact, when Kennedy endorsed Obama in 2008, he called him a “a new national leader,” who would usher-in a “new generation of leadership.” Those early liberal delusions of grandeur have given way to a sordid record of incompetence and resignations under fire.

Rather than marking a new era of leadership, Obama’s reign in the White House has been marked by a string of resignations from high profile, hand-picked administration officials adrift in a sea of scandal and corruption. Here is a look at some of those officials:

Gen. Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Resigned, May 2014) -- When Obama took office in 2008, conditions for sick veterans at V.A. hospitals across the country already were deplorable. However, instead of fixing the problems, the always image-obsessed Obama, through the actions of his appointees, tried to fraudulently “game” the system to sweep the truly despicable conditions under the rug, literally killing America veterans as a result. Needing a fall-guy for this abject failure in leadership, V.A. Secretary Eric Shinseki was shown the door, as the scandal within the V.A. system continues to grow.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (Resigned, April 2014) -- There is perhaps no better example of the tragic consequences of an incompetent, costly, and bloated federal program than Obama’s legislative “masterpiece,” known commonly as ObamaCare. Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was tapped by Obama to oversee the law’s launch – a process that became almost comical in its level of ineptness.To make matters worse, in addition to outright lying to the American public about being able to keep current healthcare plans, evidence suggests Sebelius illegally (and on the taxpayer’s dime) made partisan remarks in her official capacity as Secretary of HHS.

Bob Barr

Bob Barr represented Georgia’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 -2003 and as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1986-1990.