, Salem, MA


March 18, 2013

Letter: Obama willing to compromise

To the editor:

I take issue with your Marblehead writer in his lengthy article about Lincoln and his own father (“Obama’s missed opportunity,” March 9) and their patriotic contributions to the nation, then stating that Obama has no desire to lead us back to greatness.

I assume this to mean the greatness of the previous Republican administration, a disaster if ever there was one that Obama inherited and has tried his best to get back on an even keel only to be stymied continually by a Republican party willing to vote no on just about everything. Yet in spite of it, the nation is coming back from the worst recession since the Great Depression of 1929.

Has Obama been perfect in dealing with Republicans? No, but when the leader of Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, vows to make him a one-term president, what is Obama to do, beg for help?

Compromise is the word that allows for greatness. That’s where Republicans in Congress have fallen flat on their backsides, missing a great opportunity to work with a very willing president!

Saul P. Heller


Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate