A couple days ago there was this thing that took place – this thing was the Farewell Address by our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama (AKA: The most badass Prezzy there ever was). Honestly, there are TOO many things I want to share about President Obama – facts, emotions, laughs, gratitude…so much that I could write a novel. But the thing is, most of you either share the same thoughts I do (so it would be a waste of time to reiterate them in writing) or you completely disagree with my viewpoint. If the latter is true, it’s pointless to convince you otherwise because his Presidency is over and Trump is coming into office…and in that case, that will be evidence enough that Obama was pretty dang neat!
Anyway, to get straight to the point, let me break it down how this post is going to go:
- Addressing the Farewell Address
- Reminiscing about how adorable and hilarious Obama and his administration has been
- Looking forward to the future
(Disclaimer: I think it’s pretty evident where I stand with Obama and politics based on the above paragraph and a few of my other posts, but with this post I want to stay as much in the middle of the political scale as possible. My goal is to highlight the best moments of a President who deserves recognition for his legacy. Toward the end I may shift to the left a bit, but I promise I’ll come back to commonground!)
Oh, Obama. First off, holy tears. Who else cried during his Farewell Address? I mean, one minute I’m feeling powerful as hell and the next I’m weeping like baby. Man oh man, Obama really knocked it out of the park with that speech. You go, Glen Coco!
In all seriousness, I want to thank Obama for an amazing eight years as our President, Commander in Chief and leader/role model. Your strength and charisma never failed the American people. You fought for everyone – you fought for your biggest supporters, the people that despised you and even people who didn’t live in the country. You were (and still are) the definition of class, grace and trustworthiness. You are the definition of what a great president is – and that is an irrefutable fact. For those that did not agree with his policies or views, you cannot deny that he was an outstanding human being during his time in office that worked his ASS off for the betterment of his people. And if you don’t believe me, just read the following paragraph from the Farewell Address:
“If I told you eight years ago that America would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history – If I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people, shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, take out the mastermind of 9-11 – if I had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the right to health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens – if I had told you all that, you might have said our sights were set too high.” -Obama
But guess what, Obama freakin’ did it. WE freakin’ did it. WOOT WOOT!
And like I said, you can’t deny that he wasn’t a President for the people – his accomplishments have not only made America a better, stronger country; he made the entire world a better, stronger place to live. And more importantly, he made it safer, more inclusive, and kinder for ALL human beings. He truly was a president for the people.
Basically, this is going to be a quick section to show my affection for everything Obama.
Let’s be honest, we’re all striving for a man to love us half as much as he loves Michelle.
Let’s be honest, I could use some Obama lovin’. He’s just a freakin’ stud.
The VIP of VP’s
Looking ahead to the future is smart, but it’s also worrisome. When a person is thinking about the future, s/he tends to focus on a plan and the ‘what ifs’. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of life, these preparation tactics fall through and are almost always incorrect in their predictions. With the upcoming change of presidency, and the “red-out” in every sector of Government, things are definitely going to be different than the last eight years. I’m not going to lie, I was absolutely devastated, heartbroken and disgusted when Trump had won the election – not necessarily because of his politics, but based on his personality/characteristics.
I don’t understand and CANNOT grasp the concept of how we could elect such a classy, well-spoken, well-mannered, considerate and kind human being like Obama, and then go to this. After a couple weeks of disbelief, I came to accept that this was the reality we are living in, and at this point I’m only going to make it worse by continuing those thoughts. You can’t fight hate with hate, and you sure as hell don’t want to be a hateful person like Trump – so the first step in moving forward is getting over those feelings of hatred and anger.
you need to realize that some things may change for the better, and some may change for the absolute worse. When it comes to combating the worst, there’s nothing we can do that will be more productive than getting involved. There’s a fire and a passion inside of us, and we are obliged as citizens to stay unified and make our country a better place for everyone. We need to take this opportunity to make our presence felt and our voices heard – Even if it’s as little as a phone call to a local congressman, or attending a city council meeting once a year. Easy advice is to just follow what Chelsea Handler does…
Okay, that last piece of advice may not be appropriate here, or in general, but I just love her and had to share.
Anyway, we may not have a plan on how to survive and remain united during these four years, but we do have the power to make a change. Even Obama knows it….
“Let me tell you, this generation coming up — unselfish, altruistic, creative, patriotic — I’ve seen you in every corner of the country. You believe in a fair, and just, and inclusive America; you know that constant change has been America’s hallmark, that it’s not something to fear but something to embrace, you are willing to carry this hard work of democracy forward. You’ll soon outnumber any of us, and I believe as a result the future is in good hands.” – Obama
Peace. Love. Obama Rules.
XO. The Welcome Woman