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Political pattern

| Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

In response to Richard P. Iezzi's letter “Antics of a shutdown I” (Oct. 4 and TribLIVE.com): Why is it that when we had a Republican president (George W. Bush) and a Democrat House speaker (Nancy Pelosi), everything that went wrong with our country was the president's fault?

Then we had a Democrat president (Barack Obama) and a Democrat House Speaker (Pelosi), and everything that went wrong with our country was Bush's fault.

Now we have a Democrat president in his second term and a Republican House speaker (John Boehner), and everything that's wrong with our country is the Republican speaker's fault?

I see a pattern here. No matter what is wrong, it's the Republicans' fault.

Obama should do his job instead of running around the country, bashing everyone who disagrees with him and ordering closings of our national parks, veterans memorials, even things that are privately funded.

The hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze me.

Claudia T. Killcrece

Swisshelm Park

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