As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and this is true. Eight years ago, America elected its first minority President. A cool man from Chicago, IL., who wanted to usher in change, and did just that – contrary to skeptics and critics of how he ran the Oval Office. There will never be another President Barack Obama – ‘The People’s President.’
The fact of the matter is that you cannot be everything to everyone. Some Blacks criticized him because he was not seemingly doing enough for the African-American community (which he did a lot, but we have to remember he was the President of the WHOLE United States, and not just one demographic). Some Caucasians thought he was doing a bit too much to help those who were less fortunate (rightfully so, and while Obamacare is NOT perfect, it did give people a chance to live). By the way, for all you people who think Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are two separate animals, yet you are constantly complaining – do your research.
President Obama did his job with grace and humility. He led in a dignified manner, even with many people in the Senate and House fighting against him at every turn. A true class act he will ALWAYS be known for being. We have a feeling his job is not done yet (nor is that of his wife, First Lady, Michelle Obama).
President Obama, VP, Joe Biden (Dr. Jill Biden) and First Lady, Michelle Obama, as we would like to call you on this last day of your administration. We, at LitViral, were strong supporters of your campaign. With what you were given, you played your cards just right. Now, for all the people who voted for Donald Trump (I will never call him President Trump, sorry), let’s see how much better he will do. Oh, but he is inheriting the White House in a better condition than when Obama inherited eight years ago, so he already has an advantage.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, President Barack Obama – job well done. Your reputation as a standup guy is still intact. History made – you made the history books – WOW! How amazing is that? Years ago, I read an amazing book, which was purchased for me from my Caucasian aunt (by marriage – Jean Burkhardt), entitled ‘I Dream A World.’ It was a book about prominent African-American women who had hopes and dreams of making it (and they did), and I must say, I cannot wait to read your story. You came, you saw, and you conquered. As a minority woman from the Southside of Chicago, you have proven to women, men, and children all over the world, that they can be anything they would like to be if they put their minds to it. Much respect is due. January 20th is tomorrow, but for this last day in office, you still are MY President. By the way, VP, Joe Biden you will always be the coolest of the cool and the most real of the real – thanks for allowing President Obama to lead without trying to overshadow him.
A photo I was able to take while visiting both the White House and the visitor’s center in Washington, D.C. this past October (2016).
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