After Obama

 

President Obama had a grand vision when he was running for president. He vowed to fundamentally change America. Depending on your point of view of government, his message was heard by many who elected him and he was presented by the media as a savior.

Well, five years later and his lack of experience in governing is showing. He alienated the Republicans early on and rammed Obamacare through without a single Republican vote. He has shown an unwillingness to negotiate. He would rather legislate by executive order. I only hope we can survive the next three years of his ineptitude until we can elect a real president.

Victor J. LaPorta, Palmetto Bay

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