Published: Sunday, July 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The same could of been said about Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, etc.
Plus, I've gained ten pounds since he became President, and our cat also
died. Darn that Obama! To be serious for a second, though, what you really mean
is, this is a President who supports policies you disagree with. That's it.
This "letter" misses the mark.This is a poorly written piece that
doesn't reference anything in the spot-on and well-written article by
Richard Davis.This letter reminds me of the spoiled child who covers his
ears and protests "na, na, na, na...I can't hear you!"President Obama won the National election twice, very convincingly, but that
is completely overlooked by people who just can't accept the basic rules by
which we all play. Self-righteousness is a character flaw and is also frowned
upon by religious leadership.From what I see and hear, Patriotism is
not a Utah thing and (R)-Mike Lee's assertion that Utahns have an
"extra gene" of patriotism is demonstrably false by the support shown
for OUR President. In my opinion, many Utahns have an "extra gene" of
self righteousness and then another extra gene of "poor
sportsmanship"P.S. I am extremely proud of our President! Our
Nation will continue to recover from the disasters created from the previous
administration when Barack Obama hands over the reigns to the next president
(who will also be a Democrat.)
Short but interesting thought but not very original. During the Bush years the
moral fiber of America deteriorated. After the false tragedy 911 Bush leans over
the podium and tells America to go shopping and shopping they did go! Bigger
homes and bigger cars and bigger life style. It was like a scene cut right from
Roman history. Everyone was busy shopping and buying that our constitution was
molested, Homeland Security Act and PATRIOT Act was passed without notice. When
it all came crashing down who gave Wall Street (the greediest of the greedy)a
bail out? The porn industry grew so much during the Bush years that they even
asked for Government assistance for their failing industry. Two wars and Bush
never attended one funeral, crashing economy and illegal aliens flooding our
country with cheap labor and then the party was over and Bush was gone. Clean up
the mess Obama and take the blame for the sickest era in American history.You see Joseph Conrad your letter does not mean anything to those of us
who tried to stop the horrors as our country fell during the Bush years.
I thought the same things when Bush the second was President, and the country
survived.I appreciate the fear and loathing you have of Obama,
however misplaced. However, the country will survive and indeed has flourished
for a great many.Don't worry so much, in a couple of years you
will have a chance to elect a new President. In the meantime, try a little
thought reflection. I found it most useful during the Bush years, and most
especially at the end of his term when the economic world fell apart.
Couldn't disagree more. His foreign policy has proved to be
enormously effective..unless you are looking for a bully and more war.His spending stopped a depression and he has now cut deficit spending by three
quarters. The annual deficit will be less than it was a year before he took
office. The scandals and cover ups...all faux scandals. Nothing
covered up in Benghazi, nothing covered up with IRS. Nothing to fast and
furious. Republicans have investigated them until the microphones are worn out
I recently took my family to see the Dinesh D'Souza movie
"America". Most compelling for me was something Abraham Lincoln said on
the back of a train as he left Springfield, Illinois for Washington DC on Jan
27, 1838 to be our President and occupy the White House, He was overwhelmed with
the task before him of a much devided nation. "If destruction be our lot,
we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must
live through all time, or die by suicide." A great civilization is not
conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. Do yourself a
favor and go see the movie! You will learn much!
I wonder how many people don't complain com paired to the people who do. I
wouldn't complain, I simply don't buy it again. So how exactly do we
get these guys a second time.
@MountanmanHayden, IDYou know -- Abraham Lincoln was a
Progressive Liberal - Don't you?BTW-- Pres.Obama is facing a
similar divided America that Lincoln did.Liberal vs. Conservative...same,
@ MMDinesh D'Souza is the right's Michael Moore. Watch his
stuff to be entertained, not informed.So what's the
solution?The right has made it no secret that they hate Obama. So
one would think that if Obama really was the train wreck he's accused of
being, that the right would have no problem finding a candidate that could beat
him.So why has it been impossible to beat him? Why is the right
looking at 16+ years of straight democrat rule?Is it because people
just don't understand the right's awesomeness?Is it
because McCain, Palin, Romney, and now Bush are just so awesome?
Again the DN publishes a letter without any basis. This behavior is not worthy
of good members of my Church. I am glad that the DN published the original
letter by Richard Davis. That letter was the talk around town because it was so
shocking to see the DN actually print something well written and not belittling.
Mr. Davis had a well reasoned letter. This was done by an honest educated man
about the state of our support for our duly elected President.
Does the right want more cheese with its whine today?All I get out
of this letter is more sour grapes about Romney losing. Too bad so sad.Actually provide a candidate next time. The right hasn't come close to
winning an election in quite some time!
The "progressive liberals" of Lincoln's time were nothing like the
progressive liberals of today. Lincoln was not a liar. Obama doesn't know
the meaning of the word, "truth". Lincoln had integrity. Obama
measures integrity by how many votes it would bring - you can keep your
insurance - you can keep your doctor - it will save each family $2,500 a year -
I'll cut the deficit in half. Lincoln tried to bind up the wounds and
reunite a divided nation. Obama pits white against black, poor against rich,
lazy against those who work. Lincoln would have recoiled against people calling
for same sex marriage. Obama is their champion. Lincoln would have protected
the unborn. Obama wants even those babies who survive a partial birth abortion
to receive no medical help. Lincoln did everything he could to help the vets.
Obama puts them on a two-year waiting list. Obama is no Lincoln.
Lincoln would have had no use for Obama.
I can't think of one major economic or social statistic, from the national
murder rate, to the yearly budget deficit, that hasn't improved under
President Obama.The only thing that is seems to have declined is the
civility, and credibility of the "loyal" opposition.
Re: "Most compelling for me was something Abraham Lincoln said on the back
of a train as he left Springfield, Illinois for Washington DC on Jan 27, 1838 to
be our President and occupy the White House."So Lincoln left for
Washington to be president and occupy the White House 22 years before he was
elected (in 1860)?He wasn't even elected to Congress till
1846.Re: "Do yourself a favor and go see the movie!"Or read the review at "Forbes" (Conservapedia lists
"Forbes" as a conservative magazine). To quote just one line: "All
of this would be scary if D'Souza's documentary were at all grounded
in reality."Re: "You will learn much!"But in
light of the 20-some-odd-year mistake on Lincoln's departure for Washington
to become president, how much of it will be true?
Was this letter delayed in the mail for something like seven years?
"We have weak foreign and domestic policies, extremely excessive spending,
lying, cover-ups and scandals, disregard for the Constitution and a
deterioration of our moral fiber"And yet Christ still managed to
set the example of how a Christian should act in circumstance far worse than
anything imagined by today's self persecuted and victimized crowd. All I
hear is incessant moaning and nashing of teeth because of the unbearable
conditions we live in today.... and it makes one wonder what our own
forefathers would say to our protestations, when they endured far greater
hardships, and violations of their rights and liberties.We live in a
day of far greater freedoms than in any other time in history.... and we as a
people act with contempt and selfishness. A true reading and understanding of
history would help many understand the many blessing and freedoms they enjoy
that few before them ever imagined possible.
I could enumerate a number of reasons why people around here vote the way they
do, and don't like the President. They wouldn't get published here, no
matter how close to the truth.
Wow, I am amazed that anyone could think Pres. Obama's foreign policy is a
success. The US has alienated most of our allies. The militant wing of Islam
is spending faster than ever. China is bullying its neighbors. We renigged on
an agreement with Poland to base defensive missles there. Russia annexes a
large chunk of Ukraine and Obama cannot even convince the European countries to
enact any meaningful sanctions. Even Europeans who did not like Bush acknowledge
that at least Bush would do what he said he would do. The US credibility has
sunk to new lows. If your goal for foreign policy is to neuter the U.S., yep
quite a success.This is an administration that has run in campaign
mode for 6 years and now has no clue how to govern.
To those that say that Bush was so much worse than Obama, how was he worse? The
only way that Bush was better was because the magnitude of his programs was less
than Obama's. They both are doing the EXACT same things. Bush and Obama
are Progressives that think government can make things better. If you think
that Bush was so much worse than Obama, how are they different besides race and
political party? Bush and Obama are the same.To "airnaut"
actually, Lincoln was a conservative libertarian. A Progressive Liberal would
have spent massive amounts of money on failed programs to free the slaves, and
then wouldn't be able to figure out why there was still slavery after
spending all that money.
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