An analogy for this is: President Bush and the Republicans set the house on fire on their way out four years ago. President Obama inherited the task of not only putting out the fire, but also rebuilding. It’s been four years and people are complaining that the job still isn’t finished. Any contractor knows that many factors, often beyond one’s control, can make a rebuilding job run behind schedule. What I see is the president is the only one hard at work with a saw and hammer in his hand, while everyone else is on the sidelines complaining or telling him what he should have done. Or, as in the case of the Republicans, saying that they can do it better.
I say, the way to get a job done is for everyone to pitch in and do their part. Perhaps if the Republicans had chipped in and helped the rebuilding would be done by now. But wait — I remember they said that they couldn’t let President Obama be successful because that would hurt their chances in this election. But if President Obama has failed, they have failed with him, as we all have.
It’s unfortunate that President Obama underestimated the resistance in Congress and society as a whole to work together for the greater good of our country. President Kennedy’s words still resonate true today “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Far too many have forgotten!
Derry needs Democrats in Concord
To the editor:
Let me count the ways:
1. Mary Till (Mary for Derry), Bobby Jones, Betsy Burtis. They will bring common sense and dedication to the people of Derry, helping to end extreme tea party dominance in Concord.