Letter: We've put the wrong labels on President Obama

August 5, 2013 

It just occurred to me that we have all been guilty of mislabeling our marvelous leader. He is not really a politician, because during his time in legislative bodies he neither generated nor passed any significant legislation, and his main reaction to the work of others was a neutral "present."

He is not really a leader because he makes it a point not to sully his days by meeting with those who don't wholeheartedly agree with him to draft workable compromises. So what exactly is he?

When things get hectic, he jets off to make speeches. Our main man is at heart a professor. He delights in reading his teleprompter message. As a professor, he is not expected to accomplish anything besides telling other people what they should be doing. His speeches are idealistic so no one can criticize their content. He believes if everyone was making exactly the same amount of money, greed would go away, hugs prevail and happiness would reign supreme.

The best part of the whole arrangement is that when he has finished teaching us what he knows and we don't, there will be no test. How can it get any better than that?

TOM BAKER, Waitsburg

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