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Obama needs a second term, Democratic majorities

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:00 am

Regarding Joe Guzzardi's recent column, he wrote that President Obama made abstract promises in 2008, as though no president had done that previously.

Guzzardi states correctly that Congress' approval rating is 11 percent. (He is being generous. It's lower than that.) The president does not make laws. Congress does. If Congress filibusters all of the president's recommendations with a 60-vote rule to get anything passed in the Senate and the House — with a GOP majority votes against the president's agenda — nothing gets done. More than one GOP leader stated at the beginning of President Obama's first term, "We will make Obama a one-term president!" They meant it!

Guzzardi also recommended that the GOP shouldn't pull any punches against Obama — too late for that! They are already pummeling him with all kinds of untruths. The only way we can find out whether or not President Obama is up to the task is to re-elect him, and also Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

Angelo P. Bocchi


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