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Reader's view: Column a feeble attempt to disparage president

With his March 4 Local View column, "Obama betraying our trust," Art Barschdorf again demonstrated his ability to regurgitate his old letters and columns ad nauseam. How many ways can a seemingly intelligent man say the same un-American things ab...

With his March 4 Local View column, "Obama betraying our trust," Art Barschdorf again demonstrated his ability to regurgitate his old letters and columns ad nauseam. How many ways can a seemingly intelligent man say the same un-American things about our duly-elected President?

"Teleprompter oratory." "Mellifluous rhetoric." "Messiah." Sound familiar? They should. Barschdorf has used the same words for his fact-free attacks on President Obama many times. I've pointed out how unreliable Barschdorf has been in his attempted hit-job on our president, but apparently he has no shame.

I, like Barschdorf, am concerned about terrorist activity. I'm also proud of the way our countrymen aided those in Haiti and Chile, as well as our government's response to those disasters. It's too bad we couldn't have had the same response in New Orleans.

Barschdorf used the same canard about Obama "apologizing for various phases of our leadership" and, again, I need to point out there certainly were things done during the past administration that absolutely need apologies.

After ramblings about the world wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Marshall Plan, Gen. McArthur and anything else he could use to confuse readers, he came to the conclusion Obama has "thus far betrayed the trust many Americans invested in him ... to do what's best for our republic."

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What in the world was he writing about? How has our president betrayed our trust? Was this column just a feeble device to attempt to disparage our president without any evidence? Judge for yourselves. The article speaks for itself.

I feel sorry for Barschdorf. The hate and disparaging comments without facts he puts on paper concerning our president comes off as pathetic and should be treated as such. The majority of Minnesotans are better than this. I'm proud to be from Minnesota and am ashamed for the un-American words of hate coming from Barschdorf.

Michael D. Marconett

Hibbing

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