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Obama is hurting country with refusal to compromise

While a recent letter writer was bemoaning the fact that the Republicans in Congress were blocking “our” twice-elected sovereign president’s agenda, I was wondering what rock he crawled out from under. With this failed president’s approval rating hovering near the gutter, the writer would do well to get his facts from a more reputable source.

Obama does not want governance; he wants his way and only his way. A true president of the people works with both sides to compromise and come to an agreement, especially when the two houses of Congress are run by different parties. There is no compromise in Obama’s socialist agenda, and if the Republicans don’t bend, he simply acts as a tyrant and uses executive orders. Let’s not forget that the people elected the Congress as well. If he was so concerned about it, why didn’t he simply ram everything through when his party had control of both houses?

The writer mentioned treasonable acts. I have a few for him: Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, NSA spying, Benghazi and the release of Taliban operatives in exchange for a possible traitor. He reminds us to put ourselves in the shoes of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s family. How about the families of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty? Oh, well, another round of golf, another fundraiser. At this point, what difference does it make?

Jim Mangani

Lockport