Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 2 a.m.
I get a laugh from many of the Sun’s letters to the editor. The author of “Writers off base about Obama, GOP” feels such a strong need to defend President Barack Obama.
In the real world, presidents should be judged by their official performance, not how cool or slick they can be.
In recent history, Presidents Nixon, Carter and Bush had too many shortcomings — some domestic, some on foreign policy or some of both — but President Obama is making those guys look more and more like geniuses.
Obama has spent most of his life being influenced by academic theorists and others who are not happy with the system of our government. This has come up several times during his public life in statements such as describing the Constitution as a “flawed document,” which I totally disagree with. Our Founding Fathers were smart enough to realize the future changes, so they actually put a mechanism in the Constitution for change.
And shame on the media, which our Constitution gave special protections to, for not properly vetting Obama when he first came on the public scene. Tom Brokaw has said that “there’s a lot about him we don’t know.” That sure is a sad statement for a well-known member of the national press.