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Obama, a mere mortal

No wonder people don’t like President Barack Obama.

He hasn’t done a darn thing, except: save our auto industry; take us out of that futile war in Iraq; eliminate Osama bin Laden; try to stabilize Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East; try to provide health care for people thoughtless enough to be born in poverty; broker a nuclear pact with Iran; keep our economy from tanking like it did in 1928; boost the stock market; and decrease unemployment. And, he’s still going.

For me it’s easy to see why people dislike him. He’s not stronger than a locomotive, faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. What a lightweight!

Sally Jackson

Spokane Valley


 

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