To the editor:
Yes, Mr. Shewmon, I AM enjoying the changes that President Obama has brought to the office of the presidency. We now have an intelligent person in the office who understands the Constitution and who is respected by world leaders. He appointed two women to the Supreme Court. He saved the auto industry. His health care bill has already given thousands access to affordable coverage. The Ledbetter Act calls for equal pay for equal work. He is pushing to eliminate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military, as well as working for better care for returning veterans. He is bringing home the troops … and on and on.
The change I do NOT like since the 2008 election is how the GOP members of Congress have refused to work out any compromises on any issue, even on bills which they once introduced themselves. They have acted like children in saying “no” to every proposal supported by the president regarding jobs and then they blame him for not creating jobs! Congressional GOP members have signed no-tax pledges, becoming slaves to Grover Norquist and the tea party caucus. Nothing is left of that once-proud political party to which I once belonged. No president has ever had to deal with such an obstinate group of legislators as he tries to address this economic crisis, which was not of his own making. As Michael Tomasky stated on June 9 in The Daily Beast, “We did not spend our way into this crisis, we de-taxed our way into it.”
Yes, I fully support the president, and I will work for his re-election in 2012!