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Published: Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Long for a President that starts a war on a mistake? Long for one that torches the economy and creates financial chaos?

Salt Lake City, UT

Great letter. I agree wholeheartedly.

Burke, VA

Apparently Ms. Wagstaff didn't listen to the president's D-Day message. Because if she had she would realize that we have in office today a president that meets every standard she longs for.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Wait, our military is weak? Since when?

Apparently Linda wants us to spend 4 times as much on defense as the rest of the world rather than just 2 times.

And why doesn't she think Obama doesn't love the country? What's different about Obama than all the other presidents? There's something, I know, could someone please tell me?

Durham, NC

Linda... my recommendation then to you is to turn off the radio.... change channels on the TV.... or do something productive with your life. Why do I say that? Because you have obviously been listening to the wrong sources of information. If you make the claim that the sitting President doesn't love this country, then you are listening or reading to sources of information that is propaganda, or being said for shock only.

There is a huge difference between someone not loving this country, and someone who doesn't share you policy choices. People can completely disagree on how to deal with health care, taxes, defense spending, and equally love this nation. To presume one must think like you as evidence of their love of country shows an amazingly narrow view of the world and nation we live in. Our histories are not the same. Or regions are not the same. People are not all the same. They don't have to be just like to - to love this country.

Find something virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy to fill your mind with - rather than the entertainment based news sources. Their whole is to make you angry...

Salt Lake City, UT

The incumbent is the president you long for, but your right-wing, partisan blinders prevent you from seeing that he has all the qualities you describe.

Ralph West Jordan
Taylorsville, UT

Re: Linda D. Wagstaff

Linda, you write "In hearing President Obama delivering D-Day comments, I was flooded with these thoughts:

I long for a president who understands the need for a strong military and acts accordingly

I long for a president who honors his oath of office and would uphold (and live by) the constitution.

I long for a president who would strive to create opportunities for U.S. citizens, and not have created a system that encourages dependency.

I long for a president who would make us feel proud.

I long for a president who loves this country write "

Linda this is your lucky day! I have found just the man, and he just happens to be the present POTUS. Whats more you get even luckier! He will be followed by Hillary, your longing days are over. Enjoy!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

8 of the worst years in U.S. History under GW and nothing...
yet now we get 5 1/2 years of this dribble daily...

Salt Lake City, UT

"I long for a president who would make us feel proud."

How could he/she do that? I know, let's invade a country which has not invaded us.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Was this letter lost in the mail for about seven years?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

More sour grapes from the right because of Romney's loss?

Isn't it about time Linda gets over it?

Springville, UT

Gosh, Linda, we have exactly what you want. Only a lot smarter and principled than the prior Administration.

Salt Lake City, UT

The transcript of President Obama's D-Day speech is readily available online. It was a moving, non-partisan, thoughtful speech. That speech could have been read by any American, including any current Republican with aspirations to the presidency, and not have raised a single eyebrow.

But because President Obama spoke those otherwise completely appropriate words, the right wing chooses to make a stink about. Nothing speaks more powerfully to the deep irrationality of today's conservatives than this criticism of the president's D-Day speech.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Anyone can read Obama's list of authorized duties. Article II of the Constitution lists his duties and the limit of his authority. Obama refuses to accept those limits; instead, he demands the authority to replace Congress's authorized duty to legislate with a self-appointed duty to write his own legislation. He refuses to listen to the Court and decides for himself whether laws are Constitutionally legal or not.

He tells us whatever he wants us to hear, never-mind that most of what he tells us is opposite of the facts.

He diverts attention from his follies by creating even larger follies.

The Democrats in office flee from his presence. They don't want him anywhere near their States and districts. They want us to forget that they voted for ObamaCare. They want us to forget the lies that were told, the "deals" that were made, the rules that were changed, and the fact that everything promised was one lie after another.

We will not forget Obama's lies nor will be forget the lies told by those in his administration.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Everything necessary has already been said about this ridiculous letter. But I would like to raise a beef with the Des News opinion page editors. I ask in all seriousness why you willingly print this sort of obnoxious Faux News type of hate speech about the president but you refuse to print the far more cogent "My View" piece I submitted recently. Is it because I directly addressed the irrational stands the GOP has taken on nearly every possible issue? Is it your editorial mission to protect the Republican Party from valid criticism?

Provo, UT

Well, Linda, you know what they say? What goes around comes around!

For 8 years we suffered under the worst administration in the history of our country. A man completely inept for the job but desired it so he could resolve some childhood issue with his father (who also had been President). A quick google search reveals that who were conveniently silent, writing zero letters complaining about that President and the abuses practiced by his regime. He wasn't even elected by the majority of Americans!

Therefore, because I had to deal with that you then need to deal with Obama. If you are tired of Democrat rule, then be accountable and find better GOP candidates. The current 2016 crop of Rubio, Santorum, and Bush, don't stand a chance against Hillary. When you see 16 years of Democrat rule in the White House, don't blame them, blame your own party.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I long for a nation of people who can think for themselves and not be herded into a corral of hate and misinformation.

I long for a professional media of information not owned and controlled by business interests.

I long for the truth about why we have a military and what it is being used for.

I long for a president that would represent the people of the U.S. giving more emphasis to their wishes for the good life rather than the phony life imposed by others.

I long for a president who loves the people of this country.

I long for an economic system that serves all the people and not just the rich and powerful.

Sandy, UT

You have just such a president now, and will also for the next 2 terms in Hillary Clinton.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I do what our Prophets and Apostles have told us to do --

I pray and WISH President Obama the very best for our Country, Thank you.

Springville, UT

@ Kent C. DeForrest, the answer to your question is yes.

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