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Letter: Obama’s disastrous leadership

Well, well, well I see now that President Obama has gotten his wish and has shut down the government. He says he is willing to negotiate but then says he will only sign what he wants. And of course he is blaming those nasty evil Republicans. He’s blaming them because he can’t blame President Bush anymore.

He’s even trying to close down the ocean off the southern tip of Florida which is part of Biscayne National Park. I’m sure it’s costing more to enforce that ban than if the park rangers were to sit at home. He has gone so far as to shut down the National Institutes of Health which offers last-chance experimental cancer treatments for children suffering from cancer. Apparently this has not been deemed to be essential but his White House chef is. Using children sick with cancer as pawns is community organizing on steroids!

And with Obamacare enrollment starting, which is another train wreck happening in front of our eyes, people are finding out just how expensive Obamacare is really going to be and how high the deductibles are going to be. I think it’s called sticker shock. He made lots of promises about various aspects as to what was going to be and now we are finding that just about everything that he promised isn’t going to happen. If Obamacare is so great, why isn’t there anybody with the last names of Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et al. who won’t be forced to sign up for Obamacare?

We’ve also recently seen how ineffective Obama is as a world leader when he has been checkmated twice recently by Vladimir Putin, first with giving Edward Snowden asylum in Russia and second with Syria, an ally of Russia, and the so-called dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons. You can bet that Putin, who was a member of the KGB, knows more about America than most Americans do and that includes Obama.

Earl Pederson