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Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
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Letter of the day: Oprah wrong to play Obama race card

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the brightest and most successful personalities of the day. Her achievements are overwhelming. So why would a woman of her intelligence play the race card in defending President Barack Obama? The president has one of the worst legacies since Richard Nixon. So how does racism come in to play when people criticize him on Benghazi, the IRS scandal, and lying to the American people about Obamacare?

What does racism have to do with the president’s shortcomings? George Bush and Bill Clinton had their share of criticism during their tenures as president. I believe Oprah has done herself a disservice by bringing up the race card, especially in light of the president’s current problems. The president ran on a campaign of bringing Americans together. He has failed miserably in this matter. Maybe if he would stand up like a man and admit his mistakes, he would bring Americans closer together.

Ron Dakin

Spring Hill

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