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Obama, you’ve failed

President Barack Obama, with all due respect, it’s time for a new direction. You ran on a platform of “hope and change,” but after four years we’ve lost hope, and change has been for the worse.

In your unrelenting attempt to gain a second term, you have divided the country by pitting groups of citizens against each other. In your shameless pandering for votes, you have given “legal” status to illegal aliens, advertised welfare and food stamps as an alternative to work and substituted equal outcomes for equal opportunity by means of redistribution of wealth.

You continue to blame your predecessor for your inability to succeed. You exhibit a total lack of leadership by throwing others under the bus when events turn against you (Fast and Furious), and by allowing others to take blame that you yourself should shoulder (attack on Libyan embassy). You have shown yourself to be arrogant and above criticism.

In the 2008 election, you were given a pass on your questionable relationships, lack of professional accomplishment and lackluster legislative performance. Now, it’s time for you to gain much needed experience in another line of work. I intend to assist in that regard.

Jim McDevitt


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