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Obama on right track

It seems that our president can’t do a single thing right, even when he announces the demise of our No. 1 enemy. He’s criticized for taking all the credit.

I certainly didn’t see him do that. He didn’t strut or boast or call attention to himself in any way. I saw a humble, gracious man who attempted to bring comfort and closure to the victims of 9/11. He invited former President Bush to stand beside him, but Mr. Bush refused.

Yes, we have a black president, who also happens to be half white. We have a president who doesn’t want to cut Medicare or abolish Social Security. He’s trying to make college a reality for all students. There is so much more good this man is trying to accomplish. He’s the champion of the middle class and poor. He’s intelligent, articulate and a president we can all be proud of.

Those who choose to be racist or care only about party politics are doing tremendous harm to this country. Think about that next time you vote. We alone have the power to make things right again in this country. Let’s take our lives back from the rich and powerful.

Donna Fosback

Kettle Falls, Wash.


 

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