Victor Oakes, Naples
What a disappointment!
I did not vote for President Barack Obama, but having seen former President Jack Kennedy in 1960 overcome the stigma against a Catholic becoming president, I thought it might have been a good thing that the country had elected a person of color who had broken another barrier.
Boy, was I wrong! We didn't elect a fine representative of a race who would open the door of opportunity for all Americans. What we did elect was a slick, silver-tongued Chicago politician; one who immediately set out to further divide the country into "camps," all with self-interests who could be counted on to support him as he proceeded to demolish those principles unique to our great country and for which I fought.
This man is one huge disappointment.
Ask yourself: in the past four years, has he sought to unify or divide those with whom he disagrees? Former President Lyndon Johnson is remembered for bringing both sides to his office to resolve disagreements. Former President Ronald Reagan had a special association with Speaker Tip O'Neill. Former President Bill Clinton accomplished much by working with a Republican House.Do you see Obama doing anything like that? He has painted those who dare to oppose him as obstructionists.
What really amazes me is that many who have been Democrats all their lives don't see what is happening in Washington.
I know at least one who will not be deceived by this man again. Let's hope there are many more.