- - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Throughout the eight years of the Obama presidency my wife and I have disagreed on the president’s abilities. I believed the president was reasonably intelligent but because of his upbringing as an anti-colonialist he did not have the pride in America that drives most successful citizens of this great country. My wife, on the other hand, has always insisted that President Obama is foolish and lacks understanding of the complex issues that came to his desk.

“Obama: Partisanship was bigger hurdle than expected” (Web, Jan. 15) settled our dispute in favor of my wife. To confess after having spent eight years in the White House that he did not appreciate the level of partisanship in Washington is almost beyond belief.

Mr. Obama’s confession explains much about the failures of the past eight years. Fortunately, our incoming president has no doubt about the opposition that will fight him fiercely on each and every policy he advances. He comes to the presidency fully informed.



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