Obama should be bringing staunch partisans together

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Like most everyone, I’m pretty disgusted with Congress.  I want to also offer some criticism of the media (mainstream and fringe) for keeping the fires stoked, encouraging notions of no compromise.  Fair and Balanced v. Leaning Forward only informs and appeals to the already converted.

In ascribing blame, there’s more than enough to lay at the doorstep of Congress.  I suggest that the media, rather than blaming one side or the other, focus on the Office of the President. Someone please ex-plain what leadership style or substance is being displayed by President Obama! Congress is the proverbial body arguing over how much or how little govern-ment is needed. Its members represent their own disjointed constituencies and not the entire country.  Only the president (and vice president) represent all of the people.  Obama’s leadership is abysmal.

He should use the office to bridge the partisan differences. More often, he throws members of his party, the other party and the people “under the bus.”  “Don’t Blame Me, It’s the Other Guy’s Fault” has replaced “Hope and Change.”

From the far right to the far left, it’s time to for leadership. Mr. President — start displaying some leadership by getting leaders of both ideological philosophies together and begin solving problems facing the nation.

After all, thankfully, you won’t be on the ballot again!

Bill McKale


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