- - Thursday, January 14, 2016

With his last State of the Union address, the “caliph”-in-chief did not disappoint (“Obama decries ‘politics,’ downplays terror threat in final State of the Union,” Web, Jan. 12). As usual, the speech he gave had nothing to do with America and everything to do with Barack Obama and a legacy which will live on in infamy for the simple fact that this president never passed a single piece of legislation through convincing, fact-based argument. Every policy was passed via dictatorial fiat, by any definition. President Obama has spent his two terms acting like a transient just squatting in the White House until he gets evicted.

For going on eight dismal years this president has played a role that has combined the traits of Elmer Gantry and the Pied Piper, both hucksters, liars and failures. There is a humorous line going around to the effect that ‘if hypocrisy were a philosophy, Obama would be Aristotle.’ Arrogance, ignorance and narcissism do not a president make.

WILSON FARIS

Gaithersburg

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