We (I) will miss you. Thank you for your service.
In my lifetime there has been no other President with the dignity and intelligence as President Obama. He took the nation out of the Great Recession. He was President during some of the biggest advancements towards social justice. He stood tall while the Congress fought to get nothing done, a strategy rewarded by those that want America to stop moving forward and that would prefer that we go back in time.
On his last day of the presidency, I would also like to thank Obama for introducing the country to his wife. Michelle is one of my heroes, and she inspires me to live a life full of grace and compassion and show love towards everyone. The First couple are the first couple in my memory who showed real affection and love towards one another while being on the world stage but we're also fiercely protective and private with their daughters- please recall the Bush sisters shenanigans.
With respect to the incoming President, I highly doubt we will see Mrs. Trump act as a role model, other than the robotic arm candy role she plays for his Orangeness. Have you ever seen Trump show affection towards his wife? No.
From a Huffington Post article written by Barbara Streisand today
"This is a man who, on record and often on video, disparaged or outright ridiculed women, immigrants, the disabled and others,” she says. “He lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes, and yet cannot seem to grasp that the president’s obligation is to at very least attempt to unite and respect all Americans.” “I have great respect for the experienced politicians who have served our nation with sincere regard to improve and protect the republic, even those I have often disagreed with. I cannot, however, respect a racist, xenophobic sexist who puts us all at risk with his behavior,” she continues.
The rest of us must remain vigilant. Write your representatives and senators. Make donations to groups that fight for equal rights, civil rights, freedom of the press, climate change measures, gun control regulation and healthcare mandates. Protest. Speak up. Help others. We are all in this together.
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