Letter: Obama naysayers must learn to compromise

Donald Thompson


To the editor:

As one who voted for and mostly supports our president, I wonder at the contempt some of your letters display toward him and, indirectly, to me and others who wish him well. I seldom hear Rush Limbaugh or watch Fox “News”, but one does not have to do much of either to hear the same diatribe.

Writers of such claptrap might be well advised to remember the problems Mr. Obama inherited from the inept George W. Bush presidency. Knowing how deeply hurtful the Sept. 11 attacks have been, and out of respect for the presidency, no one has blamed the man in charge, but if Obama had been president you know precisely where the right wing would be pointing.

And when the intrusive war on terrorism and the ill-advised war in Iraq were forced down our throats, what sacrifices were eager Americans asked to make? “Go shopping,” Bush said. No tax to support these efforts. Just send the children of the poor and middle class but not a penny from wealthy Americans.

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