My response to the editor’s note on the letter, “Consequences for failed leadership,” published Feb. 13, follows:
Republicans controlled the presidency eight years longer than the Democrats [since 1980] and that was monumental.
The president can influence Congress by speaking directly to the public.
The president also appoints judges to the Supreme Court and they have the power to strike down laws. The eight-year advantage by Republican presidents resulted in our conservative court.
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