Par­ti­san to the ex­treme but claim­ing to hold the moral high ground

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

No mat­ter which party se­lected the suc­cess­ful pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, once the elec­tion is over, the pres­i­dent is un­der oath to pro­tect and de­fend the Con­sti­tu­tion and en­force the laws, and more im­por­tant to rep­re­sent all the peo­ple fairly.

Un­der Mr. Obama peo­ple are not be­ing treated equally or fairly. It should be clear that in­fra­struc­ture, con­struc­tion and green en­ergy projects fa­vor union con­trac­tors and work­ers over nonunion con­trac­tors and work­ers, with the many fed­eral and state man­dates in place. It is the union lead­er­ship and not the union work­ers who con­tinue to pro­mote these un­fair la­bor prac­tices.

Mr. Obama and the Democrats are be­holden to the union lead­ers and failed to pro­vide an equal op­por­tu­nity for job ap­pli­cants. The pri­or­i­ties for unions are wrong in two im­por­tant ways. The first is in dis­crim­i­nat­ing against non-union work­ers. The sec­ond is lack of com­pet­i­tive bid­ding on projects, which ends up cost­ing tax­pay­ers a lot more, and of­ten means sched­uled com­ple­tion times are not met.

Mr. Obama said he came into of­fice to be ac­count­able and to lis­ten to the peo­ple. He has blamed many in­di­vid­u­als and groups, in­clud­ing Ge­orge W. Bush, Repub­li­cans, banks, in­sur­ance com­pa­nies and gi­ant cor­po­ra­tions for his failed poli­cies, and not once ac­cepted the blame. He may hear the peo­ple but he does not lis­ten or act on their wishes. His con­tro­ver­sial health care re­form bill was passed in spite of op­po­si­tion by a vast ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple. The lead-up to his new job pro­posal speech es­sen­tially was to set up the Repub­li­cans to be blamed if they did not agree with his flawed pro­pos­als. Ask­ing Repub­li­cans to put coun­try be­fore party ig­nores the fact that Mr. Obama and the Democrats have put party be­fore coun­try for the past 4-plus years they have con­trolled the coun­try, in­clud­ing hav­ing Mr. Obama as pres­i­dent for 2plus years.

The Democrats and lib­er­als, es­pe­cially those in the me­dia, are falsely de­scrib­ing Mr. Obama as a con­ser­va­tive who has moved to the cen­ter. On a base­ball field Mr. Obama would still not have crossed the left field foul line into fair ter­ri­tory. Marvin L. Hoo­vis, Cen­ter­ville, Mas­sachusetts

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