Editor:

In Robert Anderson's letter, "Trump is not the problem," he writes, "Conservatives sat peacefully by for eight long years during the Obama disaster, waiting and hoping for change. Now...the liberal left have gone insane and have vowed to circumvent everything he tries to do rather than giving the man a chance."

I guess Anderson wasn't paying attention when at the start of Obama's presidency, Sen. Mitch McConnell, with party leaders standing behind him, said the number one priority of Republicans in the Senate was to make sure Obama was a one-term president, and then they proceeded to obstruct everything Obama tried to do for eight long years. They never gave the man a chance.

I guess Anderson wasn't paying attention to how from day one, conservative TV, radio, internet and print commentators relentlessly heaped ridicule and criticism on Obama for eight long years. They never gave the man a chance.

Anderson's claim that Obama was a disaster is incredibly partisan and simply untrue. Fair criticisms can be made of any presidency, but an honest, unbiased observer would acknowledge that Obama accomplished some good things during his presidency.

Anderson's claim that Obama intentionally pitted black against white is also untrue. Obama went out of his way to not make race an issue, for which he got a lot of criticism from some on the left.

Anderson writes that "we have seen the unprecedented targeting of police officers during his (Obama's) time in office." According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, from 2009 to 2015 (Obama years) law enforcement fatalities averaged 135 per year and that in 2013 there were 109 total, the lowest since 1956. From 2002 to 2008 (George W. Bush years) there were an average of 165 law enforcement fatalities per year. There was a 17 percent decrease during Obama compared with Bush.

I could go on, but suffice it to say, Anderson's letter is full of misinformation and does not present an honest portrait of the Obama presidency.

DINO WENINO, Casper

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