- - Monday, June 23, 2014

President Obama’s failed policies have been costly to our economy, they have increased the number of those in poverty and needing food stamps, and they’ve resulted in fewer full-time jobs, a weakened and stressed military, a health care system that limits access and services for patients (including veterans), too few physicians to provide care, further Middle East turmoil and a world threat by emboldened Islamist terrorists.

Then, of course, there are the “non-scandals” such as Fast and Furious, the Benghazi attacks and the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservatives. This last one cannot be resolved because of administration stonewalling and a complicit Department of Justice abetting the administration.

While the public is denied factual information by the liberal mainstream media, which has served as the communications arm of the administration, we are provided instead with lies and misinformation from that same media, the administration and Democrats. Putting aside for the moment Mr. Obama’s big lie that “you can keep your doctor,” House hearings have been filled with administration members providing a standard set of lies. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and others have lied about their knowledge of these happenings, but the repeated refrain of “We will provide our full cooperation” has not happened.

In spite of these issues, Democrats, liberals and the media continue to support Mr. Obama. Democrats at hearings apologize to the administration members for the harsh questioning by exasperated Republicans, ignoring the administration witness’ refusal to provide prompt and truthful responses to important and legitimate questions posed by GOP committee members. The public has the right to know and the media must once again be impartial and provide all of the facts.

MARVIN L. HOOVIS

Centerville, Mass.