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Obama voters to blame

The danger to America is not Barack Obama. Instead, it’s the citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him, a virtual unknown four years ago and a political and economic neophyte with the presidency of the United States of America.

It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a transient to the White House. It is, however, less likely to survive the multitude of fools such as those who made him president.

By 2016, the country will be in debt by over $20 trillion, or more than $70,000 for every beating heart in the populace. Social Security and Medicare will be bankrupt and we will just keep borrowing from China.

Will someone please explain this to me? I simply don’t get it.

Collin Lamb

Post Falls


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