In a recent press conference, President Obama said: "You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don't break it. Don't break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That's not being faithful to what this country's about."
During the election of 2012 when Republicans and GOP nominee Mitt Romney tried to talk about issues and ideas, the president and his campaign operatives talked about dogs on top of cars, Romney allegedly being responsible for a woman's death because her husband worked at a company he managed and Romney allegedly being a felon because he hadn't paid income taxes in 10 years.
During the recent government shutdown, I heard certain GOP senators and representatives talk about issues like Obamacare and the national debt while I heard the president and his operatives calling them names — like terrorists, hostage-takers, arsonists, anarchists and people with bombs strapped to their chests.
Mr. Obama should put down the Saul Alinsky books and read the Constitution so he'll know what this country's about before he presumes to lecture Republicans about winning elections and arguing for our positions.
Brent A. Kessinger