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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

I'm not a fan of President Obama. I wasn't a President George W. Bush fan, either. But each did some good, some bad.

In his letter “Damaged for decades” , Thomas McDevitt claims Obama has damaged the country for years. I said the same of Bush. It's been said of other presidents that they were the worst ever. Join the party!

It started with G.W. — no, not Bush; the other G.W., George Washington: “If ever a nation was debauched by a man, the American nation has been debauched by Washington. If ever a nation was deceived by a man, the American nation has been deceived by Washington,” wrote the Philadelphia Aurora in 1796.

Every president has had his admirers. Every president has had his haters. So far, we have survived them all. Someday, we might not survive one. But then, perhaps that would say more about the American people who vote presidents into office than it would about the elected president. We get what we deserve.

Bruce Braden

Carmel, Ind.

The writer is a Mt. Pleasant native.

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