#YesMyPresident

#YesMyPresident

President Barack Obama will be departing the Office of the Presidency in a short time. During his tenure he served with a grace that will be sorely missed during the next four years. When you were sworn in you were met with a level of obstruction and resistance that was unprecedented in American History. Elected officials from the other party conspired to block your every initiative. Even ones they themselves believed in. They didn’t confirm your Federal judges. They denied your last Supreme Court Nominee even a hearing for over a year. They heckled you during a State of The Nation address. Through it all you were steadfast and never gave them the satisfaction of having got to you.

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Now as you depart. The same people are making every effort to destroy your legacy. They want most to destroy the Affordable Care Act, admittedly having no plan to replace it and caring nothing for the twenty million people that would lose their healthcare. They elected to replace you with a man of questionable intelligence, no policies longer than 140 characters and a history of racism and sexual assault.

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You weren’t perfect. None of us are. I have no doubt you did your best and what you thought to be best for the American People. Even those that voted against you. Thank you for your service! You and Michelle were better than they deserved.

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Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

6 thoughts on “#YesMyPresident”

  1. I have to say, in a very guarded fashion. Was the opposition and fuss really all because of his apparent socialist views, or seemingly not being born in the US, or was there some other reason? (surely not,)
    Incidentally one matter over-looked when some senior military had misgivings this apparent socialist, possibly non-American citizen was the executive who pressed through with the initiative to kill Bin-Laden (pretty hard-core I reckon).
    I agree, always Dignified.
    Best wishes to the family for their futures.

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    1. Thank you for your question. I can only wonder what our politics look like from the other side of the pond.
      By any normal standard. Barack Obama’s views were nowhere near socialist although if one read some of his college writings thirty-some years ago one could find some similarities. In no scenario was it reasonable to conclude he was likely born in another country.
      Certainly part of it was politics, our two major parties have unfortunately devolved to the point where they mostly look to portray each other i the worst possible light with no regard to truth.
      The other motivating factor is definitely race although those that have no problem being racist or advocating racist policies. Really resent being called racist. Let’s be clear that the entire effort to label him as non-America was race based and an attempt to de-legitimize him.
      As far as the military, I think there’s a split between those who agreed with his approach which included reducing troop levels and staying out of foreign wars and those who felt our approach signified weakness and others who sought to profit from war without concern for American lives lost.
      He definitely gave us dignity and grace always.

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      1. I think that other nations’ political processes always baffle outsiders, though in the UK we tend to be insufferably conceited in looking down our noses at others.
        Being fond of America I worry about the parallels between now and the decades before the Civil War. Whereas I do not believe there would be a military result it might seem possible there would be a scenario in which states begin a process to distance themselves from the federal system. In terms of the history of other large nations this would be nothing new. I do not feel it would be a good thing in this unsettled world.

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      2. Americans are just as capable of looking down our noses at others. The illiteracy of Americans in general about the rest of the world is astounding.
        While I’m not concerned about State’s seceding from the Country. There’s another possibility that worries me. I’m watching as certain right wing groups are arming themselves to the teeth, openly talking about race wars. As the demographics of our nation continues to change. When “white people” become a minority. They will not proportionately cede power easily.
        I’m working on a long piece, tentatively titled, “The Tick, Tick, Ticking, Time-Bomb of Race” in which I hope to address this.

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      3. Sadly I have to agree with you. Though bearing in mind the federal response down the centuries (starting with say ‘The Whiskey War’), I think these groups will be in for a nasty surprise when the federal government in whatever shape decides not to play nice anymore. There can be a ruthlessness there.

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