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OBAMA: Race is the least of his problems

Letter by Diane M. Kerr, Federal Way on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:29 am | 76 Comments »
November 2, 2010 11:53 am

Re: Eugene Robinson column, 11-2.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s the issues that are separating the citizens from the president.

I respect the president as the leader of our country. Most American people are more right of middle politically. That has nothing to do with his race. Maybe he thought that since he won the presidency he could lecture us in following him, not realizing that his elegance and unBush ways, along with hope and change won him the presidency. Did anyone know he was so far left in his political leanings? Did he misread the voters antipathy for the Bush years and think it was a vote for socialism?

I was appalled that he would call citizens who disagree with him “the enemy.” OK, I know he did apologize for the remark, but George Bush saved that term for al-Qaida. He never goes anywhere without his teleprompter, so how did that slip by?

It’s his agenda that is causing such dissent. I think it’s great that an African-American was elected president. I just wish he understood us better.

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