Friday, February 19, 2010

Letter to The Lima News

A recent letter writer accuses President Obama of "forcing his policies down our throats". This is clearly not true. Obama has actually been more cautious in advancing his agenda than any other president in recent memory.

If Obama were aggressively pursuing his agenda, he would have closed the Guantanamo prison by now, and he would have rescinded the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for the military. He also might have brought home many of our troops which are deployed in over 150 countries around the world.

Obama's fault is not rashness, as the letter writer claims, but rather timidity. He seeks to work with the Republicans, despite the fact the Republicans have made no effort to work with him. I say he should get on with the work we elected him to do, and the Republicans should get out of his way.

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