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Stop the insanity

Let’s be honest: Obama was elected, first, because of the color of his skin and, second, because of his charisma and rhetoric.

In 2008, millions of Americans voted for him, the most left-leaning president in our history, because they wanted to be part of some historic movement to put a black man in the White House. They didn’t vote for him because of his leadership experience or record of accomplishments — he had none. They didn’t vote for him because of his Senate record (rife with absenteeism and a dearth of action). A black business leader said, “We were all happy about the symbolism – America’s first black president. We didn’t really care about his position or views on anything. We just wanted a black president no matter what.” What an indictment of our pitiful voting intelligence.

Hopefully in 2012 we are smarter. We have seen his amateurish governance, his woeful lack of diplomatic skill, his verbal blunders, his vapid promises that were not fulfilled, his messianic complex, his grandiose plans for “change” that have come to nothing, and his reckless attempts to create jobs that have driven America more deeply into debt than ever in history. Stop the insanity.

Pat Lane

Grass Valley

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