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You can love Obama, not everyone does | Letter


This is in response to a letter to the editor from Richard Johnston, Douglas, Ariz.

Terry Ann Gallagher and Johnston referred to President Barack Obama as being “much loved.” That brings up the old phrase, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” If you think she is beautiful, then she is beautiful. If you think Obama is “much loved,” then love him.

I don’t.

Osama Bin Laden had a fine operation going and kept a step ahead of the CIA and its associate organizations. In time, they were 99.9 percent sure they had a fix on Bin Laden. All the time the CIA and friends were looking for him, the Navy SEALS were training for that great day. When it all came together, all Obama did was give them the OK to go do it.

Before Jan. 19, 2009, when the president held a news briefing, he gave his pitch then opened up for questions from the public as well as the media. The public was made up of Republicans and Democrats, and the president would reply to anyone. Anyone could question the president.

Not now.

Not sure what math system Johnston used to come up with the statement that Obama is the first president in five decades to win the election twice in a row with more than 51 percent of the popular vote. He might be right if we do not count Reagan or Clinton.

Obama told his friends in Congress, “I want a health care package now.” Most of Congress started writing pages of what each wanted without checking to see if it was in agreement with what others wrote.  Soon there was the Affordable Care Act. Our “much-loved” leader signed the package into law without reading any part. Then he goes on national TV and utters those famous words: “If you like your doctor, you can keep him. If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.”

Later, he said, “I didn’t know.”

Why didn’t he know?

Millions of dollars were wasted trying to get someone besides Congress to clear up the mess. A lot of people still do not know whether they have coverage.

Robert Brown

Oak Harbor

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