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February 20, 2013

Anderson: Washington, Obama and 'low-information' voters

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He wants and gets stimulus bills for “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, then years later demands tax increases on the rich to pay for infrastructure projects that haven’t been done. When Republican leaders respond with disbelief, he blames them for ... everything that his administration is not accomplishing.

It does appear that he doesn’t want to actually govern, just to blame Republicans for what he doesn’t get done, so that they lose the House in 2014. Then, with his party controlling the executive and legislative branches again, he can do ... what? Increase the deficit/debt by more trillions? Assault the Second Amendment? Spread the wealth around?

Yes, I think Rush is on to something. Barack Obama is a campaigner, not a CEO, and many people identify with the former without recognizing his failure as the latter.

In the end, I did fly the flag on Monday, celebrating Washington’s birthday, not a generalized Presidents Day that includes those who make self-serving speeches while laying unnecessary burdens on their people.

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Barbara Anderson is a Salem News columnist.

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