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Good ‘Our View’

April 3, 2014

To the editor: In The Journal on Tuesday, April 1, there was a good “Our View” about the president changing laws to suit him and making new laws....

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randiscott

Apr-04-14 11:43 AM

A lot of presidents have left office with a string of policy failures and lousy approval ratings, Aunty. Obama will take his share with him, too. But, as history has shown time and time again, perception of past presidents seem to soften as the years go by. George Bush's approval ratings have gone up....once Obama is out of office, his will go up as people tend to forget about the past and take more interest in who is the present leader. And as long as the two parties duke it out, nothing will ever change in regards to the same old posts about whose crappy party is better than the other.

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Reason2Puke

Apr-04-14 11:09 AM

I have tried drinking to excess and pounding my head into walls to become that stupid, but to no avail so far.

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Auntydem

Apr-04-14 10:35 AM

You might be a liberal...

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Reason2Puke

Apr-04-14 10:24 AM

What part of government expansion and foreign intervention is a conservative tenet? Liberalism is a confused ideology with wilfully ignorant subjects as its base.

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Auntydem

Apr-04-14 9:44 AM

Now W was not a conservative? If your guy left office with a string of policy failures and a lousy approval rating I suppose it helps to tell yourself he never really was not your guy in the first place. There can't be much room to move on the right any more without smacking into the wall.

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Reason2Puke

Apr-04-14 8:43 AM

He was a big government progressive who just happened to have an "R" behind his name. To specifically answer your question, yes, he was a little bit of both of those things while in office.

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Auntydem

Apr-04-14 8:15 AM

Puke - So was Bush a tyrant or a socialist or both when his administration changed the rules while implementing a law?

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Reason2Puke

Apr-03-14 8:04 PM

Bindle translation: Things I don't agree with are extreme. I don't know if that is more arrogance or ignorance. Maybe just the ramblings of a simpleton.

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Reason2Puke

Apr-03-14 8:00 PM

GopherState, you are more of a Solo cup half crushed kinda guy. The vast majority of small business owners are republicans or libertarians and the way they treat wage earners is by writing them a pay check every week or two. Why don't you try that responsibility on for size and see how it fits.

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Bindle

Apr-03-14 8:00 PM

Oh goodie, guns and religion. The usual combination of extremists.

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Reason2Puke

Apr-03-14 7:56 PM

Auntydum, Medicare Part D was a government overreach as well. They all have "glitches" and problems that ultimately cost more than literally any other alternative, non-government solution. How many times do we need to make this same mistake? Does learning ever take place, or is it all about political agendas?

God help this country.

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Auntydem

Apr-03-14 6:36 PM

When tens of thousands of people were unable to get medicines promised by Medicare part D because of computer glitches and other problems with implementation, and the Bush administration decided insurers had to provide a 30-day supply of any drug that a beneficiary was previously taking, and that poor people must not be charged more than $5 for a covered drug - was that as illegal and unconstitutional as steps taken to implement the ACA law? Was Bush a tyrant or a socialist or both?

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randiscott

Apr-03-14 10:56 AM

I'm more of an independent so I'm not an Obama lover or hater. I will agree that it disturbs people like me who feel strongly in the Constitution to see this president change laws when he feels like it. He is here to enforce the laws on the books...not create new ones. This comes from arrogance that is quite apparent in this man...don't care if he's democrat or republican..you need to follow the Constitution...and if you want a law changed then go through the Congress. And yes, I know all about Executive Orders...

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tooold

Apr-03-14 10:41 AM

Why criticize someone's grammar? Newspapers are full of bad grammar-- holes in headlines--etc.-- all the things we learned to be correct in Journalism class are not present in any of our today's newspapers. Spelling is there because of "spell correct" on the computer.

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GopherState

Apr-03-14 7:14 AM

You say that we are stuck with President Obama. I'm more of a "glass half full" kind of guy. I prefer to say that we are blessed to not have Mitt Romney in the White House. I suppose that has something to do with me being part of the workforce and not respecting the way Republicans treat wage earners.

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yunosmart

Apr-03-14 2:05 AM

You can tell that this article belongs in The Journal because of all the grammar errors.

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