Time to address it head on.
“What’s the deal with you Democrats, anyway? Why do you need to be so negative and pessimistic about Trump? We may not have liked Obama, but we were never so loud and radical and ornery and downright uppity as you are! Why can’t you give the guy a chance, like we did for the sake of the country?!?”
Well. Overlooking the obvious selective memory, revisionist history, and euphoric recall… oh, heck… let’s just call it “bullshit”….
Do you realize what you actually just told me?
YOU LIKED ALMOST EVERYTHING OBAMA DID.
Yeah, I’ll let that sink in for a moment.
It’s very obvious that you approved of most of Obama’s agenda, proposals, and initiatives, or at least you didn’t disapprove of them enough to get off your dead ass and do anything meaningful about them. Passive-aggressive simpering and keyboard crusading don’t count.
If you seriously believed anything Obama did to be a real threat to our country, you’d be doing the same thing the left is doing now: taking it to the streets.But you didn’t, and you’re trying to brag about that.
Climb down off your high horse. Don’t make a virtue out of your indifference. Your failure isn’t any sign of patriotism or moral superiority – it simply means you didn’t mind Obama that much at all.
To paraphrase H.L. Mencken: In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I give thanks that I lived in the United States of America while our President was Barack Obama.
President Obama was so much better than our country deserved. He persevered despite others in our own government openly and brazenly defying him at every turn. Despite people outside our government actively attempting to undermine and discredit him. Despite citizens acting out of racism and fear to demean and insult him and his family.
The sad truth is: anyone who disrespected him still received the benefits of his efforts and judgment. I’ve asked many people if they can tell me even one thing they were able to do before Obama’s Presidency that they weren’t allowed to do anymore. Answer? Crickets.
He wasn’t perfect. There will never be a President whom I agree with 100%. In part, that’s because he was President for all the people of this country, not just a favored few.
And to quote John Pavlovitz: “If I prove to be wrong (about Trump), it will be one of the most joyful errors of my life. I will own these words and if necessary, willingly and gladly admit my misjudgment because it will mean that America is a better and stronger nation, and the world a more peaceful place. But right now I don’t see that happening.”
I’ve lived under eleven Presidents, soon to be twelve. The one whose character has been the most noble and ennobling is President Barack Obama. Thank you, sir.