We hate Obama's policies

Here the Democrats go again, playing the race card as written by Victor Reilly (“Why the hatred for Obama?” July 8).

The hatred for President Obama is for his policies and not because of his mixed race. In The Wall Street Journal’s Potomac Watch by Kimberly Strassel on July 6, she gives much more detail on “Obama’s imperial presidency.” Here are some examples:

Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act. Mr. Obama passed it with an executive order. He disagrees with criminalizing medical marijuana. Congress hasn’t repealed the law, and Mr. Obama instructs the Department of Justice to not prosecute.

He disapproves of the Defense of Marriage Act, yet rather than have Congress repeal it, he stops defending it in court. He dislikes provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. He did ask Congress for fixes, but that failed – and now the Education Department issues waivers inconsistent with the statute.

Cap-and-trade was turned down by Congress, so now the Environmental Protection Agency is instituting it. Another is card check. Again rebuffed by Congress, the National Labor Relations Board approved a new election law giving employers 10 days to respond to a unionization vote.

Obama promised to transform America. I do not like his transformation, and want our president and government to follow the Constitution.

Dora Bush

Aiken, S.C.

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