Roberta Lopez: I support my President


Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:51 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:51 a.m.

I am so sick and tired of looking at the news and listening to opinions and recommendations from the media and others. I realize that all of this is necessary, and especially when our country is facing so many problems at this time. I voted for President Barack Obama not because he is a black man but because he is a qualified black man who will be able to improve our economy if given a chance by a Republican Congress. 

Most recently John McCain and others came out of the woodwork and began to look stupid attacking UN Ambassador Rice. The President was correct in defending her. It is time for McCain to go into permanent retirement and stop being a sore loser.  Did McCain attack Rice because she is black and she is not working for George W. Bush? 

 

My husband and I lived in Washington, DC in the '60's and '70's and participated in March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the poor people's march. Maybe it's time for the people in support of our President Barack Obama to put on our walking shoes again. I am ready to go! Looking at past history I have never in my life seen so much disrespect and prejudices for a President. If some Republicans are looking to impeach the president, they should have thought of that when George W. Bush was in the White House. He made many mistakes. 

 

Having served as a local politician (I am a black woman) I can relate to President Obama in so many ways. When you are trying so hard to bring about peace and goodwill to the people someone is constantly pulling you down. My admiration for this man and his strength cannot be measured. I get the feeling that some people think that black people should not have the same opportunities, make the same salaries and be able to accomplish their goals in a professional manner. It is time for all to wake up and face the music and acknowledge the fact that we have capable black people and a black President. All races of people marched on Washington and stood together in the '50's, '60’s and '70's to make the United States a better place to live and we can do it again. We must support our President!  

 

Roberta Lopez,

Archer

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