Obama gets the job done

June 20, 2014 

I have been smiling reading the opinions condemning our president.

Many writers use generic terms and political catch phrases to voice their discontent but they fail to say what our president is doing that is different from other administrations.

This president was handed an economy that was hemorrhaging jobs by the hundreds of thousands, two unfunded wars, tax breaks for "job creators" and a low standing in global affairs.

President Obama has stopped the devastating loss of jobs, fought to improve women's rights and LGBT rights, ended the wars, and continues the struggle to protect our environment. Many people say he is not a good leader, but I was proud when he stoically stood up against those who wanted to shut down the government. Considering the fact that many in Congress were determined to see him fail, I'd say he has left a more perfect union.

If this president is given a Congress that will work with him to ensure our rights as citizens, includes all citizens, when his term ends we will be a better country.

Sandy Boshkoff

Granite City