To the editor of THE EAGLE:
The hatred for and desire to bring down President Obama is what foments and drives the radical opposition in Congress. From day one of his administration, the Republican party’s avowed aim to make him a one-term president is why the government is as dysfunctional as it is. Its plan has been to make inoperative government the tool through which it will destroy his presidency and legacy.
In addition to President Obama’s philosophy and agenda, racism plays a significant part. Many people cannot accept a black man’s being president of the United States, and their representatives, whether they agree or not, are forced to take extreme positions and actions as a safeguard against not being re-elected.
The government shutdown and threat to not raise the debt limit are examples of the Republican Party’s plan in action. It seems to have backfired on them politically, but that is little solace to the American economy and citizens who have suffered.