Letter: Obama failing in leadership

  • Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 11:52 a.m.

I feel compelled to express my annoyance with President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Watching the Democrats clap when Obama threatened to bypass the Congress if they didn’t do what he wanted reminded me of a bunch of clapping windup dolls.

The “puppet master” led his dog and pony show with his usual expertise in blather. After watching his pathetic attempt to mesmerize the crowds yet again, I feel that all have missed what is really going on.

President Obama is guilty of the crime of “omission.” He used a few pawns to commit his crime to push his socialist agenda. The manipulator in chief acknowledged one woman who lost her job, which justified raising the minimum wage, but he, of course, omitted the fact that it was because of his leadership that millions of people are now unemployed.

The next woman mentioned had an operation with a preexisting condition under Obamacare, but no mention was given to the people who lost their healthcare insurance because of his plan.

When he brought up being the top country in the solar industry, he omitted the fact that he spent millions of taxpayer dollars on companies that went bankrupt.

As an independent voter and 100 percent disabled marine Vietnam veteran, there is another despicable act that Obama committed that is just morally wrong. He used a disfigured Army sergeant to ingratiate himself with the veteran as if he really cared. On two occasions, he went before the public threatening the veterans compensation checks if Congress didn’t raise the debt ceiling. He is not honest nor is he a good leader. He is someone who will use every dirty trick in the book to get what he wants.

Gregory J. Topliff

Warrenville

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