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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 8:45 am

I guess I just don't get it. I consider myself an independent conservative Democrat who'd vote for Ron Paul given the chance; but, I just don't get all this rhetoric about the ‘Food Stamp President' [Hail to the ‘Food Stamp President', Jan. 23, 2012, page B6].

It seems to me that anyone with more than a pea-brain would understand that there's no way that any one individual, albeit a President, can singularly affect something so complex as the U.S. economy - including an all-powerful big business establishment - and be labeled the ‘Food Stamp President'. Following that logic, it makes 100 percent equally logically good sense to call George W. Bush the ‘Death, Destruction and Deficit President.' As I recall, immediately following his election, and his administration taking control, we had: 9/11, the incursion into Afghanistan, an invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Hurricane Katrina debacle, TARP, etc.

To blame an individual president, or his administration, for all of the calamities that occur within their administration, shows a partisan narrow-mindedness I'm surprised anyone would lay claim to. You'd think that, somehow, eventually, cooler heads would prevail, but, then this is Arizona, home of Charles Keating, Ev Meacham, Fife Symington, AzScam, SB 1070, the Fiesta Bowl scandal etc.

John and Patti Latson

Mesa

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