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Republicans denied input during process, but now getting the blame

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 4:30 am

To the Editor:

The president and Democratic leadership lie, demagogue and try to say the Republicans are to blame for everything. The president (an alleged constitutional scholar) and the Democratic leadership and the papers forget that we have a division of power just for this reason.

When the Democrats held both houses of Congress and the presidency, we saw how they did not allow the Republicans to offer any amendments to the Affordable Care Act.

We saw the president sit in a joint meeting with a smirk on his face as Republicans were trying to let him know what problems were to come — that the Affordable Care Act should be left up to the states that the bill should just cover interstate problems such as allowing insurance companies to reach across state lines and to just place certain items in the bill, (no-precondition requirement and credit for those who needed it. Not buying the whole pie without the knowledge of collateral damage that it would cause). Now, even though the Republicans allow votes on amendments, it is unfair when the majority in the House agree on something; it is bad.

When the president was a senator, and voted against raising the debt limit, it was OK. When the other party does the same thing, it’s wrong.

When the Senate passes one budget in five years and the House has passed one every year since the 2010 election, now the Senate thinks it’s time for a budget conference.

The attorney general decides that a photo ID is wrong, but thugs with sticks denying voters the right to vote is OK.

The Obama administration promised an open and fair administration; it has provided the most divisive administration in history and is the second worst administration since our “malaise” President Carter.

To compound this, on the 14th of November he tried to say AGAIN that he was not aware of the problems with “Obamacare” before the rollout. If he used his ears to listen, he would have known, but since he knows what’s better for us, he thinks he doesn’t need to.  

In the military we used to say, lead, follow or get out of the way.  

Since President Obama has demonstrated that he can’t lead, can’t follow, he should just get out of the way and take his gang of incompetents with him.  

W. A. Wright


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  • Fran posted at 10:16 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Fran Posts: 76

    Its because the President is charismatic and will speak to different groups
    in their lingo, which they eat up I believe, that the President and his crew fully understand and have been implementing his "fundamental change" he campaigned on. I think that there was a fundamental change in news reporting before this. Seems like they are mostly useful idiots using the airwaves to further his agenda. They ridiculed President Bush, but he is a decent man. He visited wounded troops at Darnall hospital even after he left office, without a "promotional media" at his heels. The current President didn't. I believe, that it comes down to the character of a man in office. Most people who voted for this change must have hated America.

  • Dr Strangelove posted at 11:59 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 1191

    Typical communist tactic; these same people were saying how dumb George W. Bush was! Give me a break—I never thought in my lifetime that they’d be a President worse that Jimmy 55MPH Carter but Obama beats him hands down.

    Oh let me do the typical liberal caller to C-Span on the Republican phone line “I’ve been a Republican all my life [two minute far-leftwing rant…] I’ll never vote Republican again; thank you President Obama.

  • Bubba posted at 7:16 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Bubba Posts: 844

    it is the tactic of the liberal to attack and blame others for their own failures.

  • barbie500 posted at 6:55 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    barbie500 Posts: 162

    How we have a president of the United States that doesn't know what is going on is beyond me. Why he is still president and still doing the things he does and gets away with it, I don't know. Nixon listened to the democrats and all of a sudden he was gone. Why can't we do this to this president?