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If judged on his achievements, Obama’s presidency is successful

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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

So many Americans seem to be disappointed with President Barack Obama.

The president should be judged by his achievements, not by the unrealistic fantasies held in 2008; and by that standard, Obama’s presidency is a major success.

Despite constant opposition from Republicans, Obama’s health care reform law is working well.

Enrollments came in above projections; the number of uninsured Americans has dropped sharply, and additional insurance companies are jumping into the exchanges to compete for new customers — all great signs for the Affordable Care Act.

Obama’s new emissions rules for power plants — the most important environmental initiative since the Clean Air Act — mark the first serious attempt to address climate change.

Obama’s regulatory reforms of Wall Street have enraged the big banks — proof the new rules have teeth.

Yes, many Americans are disappointed that Obama didn’t manage to make our politics less bitter and polarized, but how was that possible, when Republicans were determined to block him from day one?

In the face of Republicans’ relentless sabotage, Obama has moved the ball down the field.

He should be applauded for his effort.

Ron Lowe 


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  • Roody2 posted at 9:22 am on Mon, Jul 28, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 414

    Dr S,

    Long time, no post. Hope you've been well. Glad to see you back. [smile]

  • ImJustSayin posted at 6:55 am on Mon, Jul 28, 2014.

    ImJustSayin Posts: 125

    I am speechless .......... the only thing comes to mind is
    Executive Action .... because that is all that is happening in this
    Our Country is move divided than ever ..... I just don't see how anyone can see
    any sort of achievement in this Presidency ...... smh

  • Eliza posted at 8:32 pm on Sun, Jul 27, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 924

    Then can you imagine how they're thinking in Colorado ?
    They must think Obama is a total genius in how he's handled the presidency .

  • Dr Strangelove posted at 1:28 pm on Sun, Jul 27, 2014.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 710

    You see people this is what happens when you smoke a lot of Pot.

  • Ihavecommonsense posted at 8:31 pm on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Ihavecommonsense Posts: 62

    I have more! The AFA is working well? Has been amended by Barry without consent of Congress so many times. The US Territories are exempt from it? Climate Change? Climate is always changing. Records only go back a 100 years or less so how would we know the climate is changing. Been pretty dang nice this summer in the USA. Polarized politics? If the President was a Republican then the Democrats would of been fighting him or better yet they would been kicked out long time ago since the mainstream Republicans have no______

  • Ihavecommonsense posted at 8:24 pm on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Ihavecommonsense Posts: 62

    Common sense tells me I am at a loss for words. All I can say is ??? with the person writing the editorial. [lol]

  • Roody2 posted at 11:11 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

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  • Roody2 posted at 11:11 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 414

    "I don't know what fantasy world the writer is living in"

    In his parents basement. perhaps!

    And, good observance of why he would be writing to a paper other than his own hometown! [smile]

  • Eliza posted at 10:09 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 924

    The air must be thin in Harlingen and the writer isn't getting enough oxygen to his brain---He's thinking irrationally

  • Bubba posted at 10:01 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Bubba Posts: 839


    thank you for the laughs.

  • DawgDave posted at 9:38 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    DawgDave Posts: 262

    I don't know what fantasy world the writer is living in, but it surely isn't the USA. I notice he lists Harlingen as his hometown. Strange he would write the KDH and live in Harlingen. Probably nobody in his hometown believes his views.

  • Roody2 posted at 9:36 am on Sat, Jul 26, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 414

    "the number of uninsured Americans has dropped sharply"

    Was that before or after 4.5 million people were "released" from the Obamacare mandate due to the harmful economic effects?