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Four long years

Dear Editor,

Lest we forget, to blame Joe Biden for the Afghanistan debacle, the Border Crisis or any other of his missteps is ridiculous. He’s likely doing the best he can but did Americans do their best putting him in office or was it just “Dump Trump” at all cost? Somebody in his administration is pretty smart having him carry all those cue cards around with him that tell him what he can, and shouldn’t, say or do in office.

The guy is 78 years old, clearly suffers from frequent mental confusion, his only experience is being a career politician for 50 plus years, a lawyer who graduated in 1968 near the bottom of his class (76th out of 85) and tried law for a year in 1969.

He’s had five student military draft deferments in college, entered politics in 1970, lost running for president in 1988 and 2008, has no idea how difficult the war engagement part of being president is and has a history of being on the wrong side of foreign policy throughout his entire tenure (according to Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush and retained under Barack Obama). It appears he’s also surrounded himself with an inept cabinet with little experience. Joe’s probably a nice guy but presidential quality – I never suspected it for a minute.

The blame for all of these debacles and missteps rests fully on the shoulders of those who would put such an inept leader in the office of the President of the United States. Clearly, their actions were mainly based purely on their hatred of Trump and his “trumpeting of his virtues”, while wanting a “kinder and gentler” president in office (healer-in-chief).

It can’t be Trump’s lack of respect for women as even Biden had women come forward saying he crossed the line with them (if you look, it’s likely swept under the carpet someplace). There was little, if any, recognition of the critical issues a president might have to face and whether Joe was up to the task. Ask yourself, what presidential attributes would one with his qualifications bring to a potential war or immigration policy? Joe just seems “A-plus” at spending other people’s money – that’s what congress does, day in and day out.

It brings to mind a previous quote by John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. “It’s not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

Make no mistake, a considerable amount of damage to the country can be done in four years — with no opposition to pull on the reins of Biden’s horse. And Kamala Harris could be next.

Does that make you sleep more soundly?

Dennis Corey

Youngsville

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