This letter was prompted by Robert Lacombe’s letter, “America needs help,” printed Oct. 24.
It is always easy to look back and see just how great or bad an administration was. We need to stop looking back and begin to truly look forward.
President Barack Obama’s so-called failings, in my opinion, are not even part of the problem. Admittedly, the president wasn’t as forceful as some would have liked; however, I find him a truly patient and thoughtful man.
The real and true problem lies with the Congress and the Republicans, with their outright shameful and disgusting attitude of making Obama a one-term president. To me, that is criminal, given that their mandate simply prevents any and all forward-moving offerings. Representatives are elected to do the people’s bidding to ensure a proper and equitable quality of life for all.
Politically, they feel as though they are doing the right thing, but I truly feel that their path of action for another year will backfire on them at the next election.
Given the discontent of the public about what hasn’t been done in the wake of their vendetta, many up for re-election will fall and their control will be diminished, allowing Obama the opportunity to truly shine in his next term.
I haven’t seen a viable Republican candidate yet, and don’t expect to see one. With proper backing, I do believe Obama could do wonders for our country.
Marc A.J. Jalbert, Lewiston