LETTER: Fool me once, but not twiceFool me once, but not twice. In 2008 when Barack Obama was elected to be our 44th president of the United States all of us hoped for the changes that were promised. I will have to confess that I, too, was taken in by all the rhetoric. It almost seemed too good to be true, and you know what they say about that.
To the Editor:
Fool me once, but not twice. In 2008 when Barack Obama was elected to be our 44th president of the United States all of us hoped for the changes that were promised. I will have to confess that I, too, was taken in by all the rhetoric. It almost seemed too good to be true, and you know what they say about that.
It did turn out too good to be true. Right up front I will tell you that I’m a Republican most of the time. This is one time I crossed over to the Democratic side, and not I deeply regret it.
I didn’t do my research on this man named Barack Obama. I do recall questioning his experience, or lack of, but I decided we needed new leadership for our country so why not give him a shot? I also recall being upset at the time of his election about gas prices, the increasing national debt, the wars, and the overall health of our economy.
As the next three plus years ticked by, our economy didn’t improve, gas prices are higher than ever, our national debt is increasing by an alarming rate, unemployment is higher, the recession is not abating, more people are on food stamps than ever before, and to top it off, our country’s bond rating has dropped. Our country is most certainly not better off than it was three plus years ago.
I was fooled once, but I won’t be fooled twice. I can’t understand why anyone would want to give this man another four years in the White House. In his own words he said, “If I don’t get the job done, I will be a one and done president.” Well, guess what folks? He didn’t get the job done.
I don’t know what kind of spell this man has over people in this country, but I sure hope the spell is broken by Nov. 6. All you need to do to break this spell is look at the facts, and honestly answer the simple question, are we better off now than we were four years ago? You couldn’t possibly answer that in the affirmative unless you are delusional or still under some sort of spell I referred to earlier.
I hope you don’t make the same mistake again, I darn sure won’t. I really don’t believe that our country could stand another four years, and remain the great country we all know and love. When you go to vote on Nov. 6, vote like our country depends on it, because it does.