Re: "Democrats: Governance hurts American prosperity" (letter, 3-22).
It might be helpful to remind the letter writer that Obamacare has antecedents: Mitt Romney's in Massachusetts and an earlier version proposed by the Republicans in the 1990s.
As to the "objections of the American people," I'd have to see some stats. But so far, despite a few glitches, Obamacare seems to be working.
Getting foreign policy right is always tricky. Variables abound. Circumstances change, and things can go south quickly. But shooting from the hip and starting unnecessary wars, resulting in ill-spent dollars and the loss of thousands of lives, doesn't seem to be a foreign policy we would want to emulate again anytime soon.
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Governing, like foreign policy, is another area fraught with uncertainty. Needless to say, it requires leadership. But of what kind? Leadership that is willing to work with the opposing party? Or the kind that constantly has to grapple with an obstinate determination to be contrary every step of the way, to the point of becoming known as the "Party of No"?
If the writer has a case to be made, it centers on the word "dysfunctional." True enough, Congress is dysfunctional. But the Republicans have contributed more than their share. Just ask Mitch McConnell.