Mr. Keith Retorick wrote in 'Four More Years?' his opinions on the past performance of President Obama and the Democratic party in Congress.
Like most members of the right, Mr. Retorick believes the budget failures are all because of President Obama. He also includes the Democratic members of Congress. He conveniently forgets the many objections the Republicans have and continue to have with the budget and how they have kicked it down the road without it ever getting to the president.
Mr. Retorick makes you think President Obama is the only president to ever criticize, to warn the Supreme Court of judicial activism.
Republicans run on the plank that they are against the activism of the courts and have for several years now, some going so far as saying they would like to abolish the courts, especially the Supreme Court.
Obama has decided to act unilaterally as president due to the constant obstructionism of Congress, something that he said he would not do as president but has found he has to as previous presidents before him did.
The recess appointments while Congress is in "pro forma" sessions while on recess is not exactly protected under the Constitution.
This came from Bush lawyers when Democrats did so to President Bush his last two years in office.
The Executive Branch of the federal government has powers it can use when the Legislative branch of the federal government refuses to do their job jeopardizing the operations of government and the people of this nation.
Considering that when Republicans were given a second chance to set things right in 2010 and decided to fight a culture war ranging from laws about evolution, voters honesty, invasive transvaginal ultrasounds, to ending union rights of public workers.
So, yes, Mr. Retorick, I will vote for four more years for President Obama.
The alternative that Republicans have demonstrated is undesirable.
Charles M. Reeder
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