Criticism of Biden is fine, but we need ideas, too

In response to a letter to the editor regarding his decision not to renew his Herald subscription, the author writes that The Herald like most newspapers around the country continue to report the news with a liberal slant to everything and seldom are both sides of any major issue presented.He must be a fast reader with unlimited time to read most newspapers in the U.S.

However, he did present his side to issues when he wrote, “mainstream media continues to prop up a clearly mentally unstable president and his incompetent administration and the damage they are doing to our country and the continuing attacks on the middle class.”

Unfortunately, his letter is like most conservative contributions on social media, the evening Fox News shows, and the words spoken by too many Republican politicians, who constantly blame and personally attacks those they disagree with. Instead, I would like to hear specifics from the author that support his statements and what his solutions are to the challenges that face our country.

Personally, I am glad that there was an adult in the Oval Office to lead our country through the pandemic and one who united NATO against the Russian onslaught in Ukraine. President Biden is far from perfect. He is a man born and raised in the middle class who worked his way up in the service of others. His presidency is about what he can do for us and to improve the lives of everyday Americans, not declaring fealty to him.

Ken Hansen

Snohomish

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