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The Morning Conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama #37

Updated on November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 - Always Bet on Black

A fictional (and satirical) account of the private morning conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama by Dexter Yarbrough. Number 37 in the series.

(Election night/morning at their home in Chicago)

Michelle: We need to get some sleep! It has been a long day!

Barack: Oh, Michelle! I can't sleep. We pulled it out. We won - again! And how can we go to sleep with all these people still here - celebrating?!

Leroy: Congrats, Mr. President. You managed to win a slim victory.

Barack: Thanks, Leroy. I think.

Leroy: Seriously, Mr. President, let's talk about this. I know you see me as a thorn in your side, but let's talk about your re-election.

Michelle: Why don't you two go into the parlor? I will leave you two alone and keep everyone else out.

Barack: What's up, Leroy?

Leroy: Honestly, I didn't think you were going to win. Not that I didn't want you to win, I just didn't think you could pull it out.

Barack: Why?

Leroy: Unemployment, gay marriage, Benghazi, immigration, the economy, should I go on?

Barack: (laughs) Alright, Leroy. I know that you and I haven't always gotten along, but there are two things you failed to remember.

Leroy: Really? What's that?

Barack: The power of incumbency and to always bet on black.

Leroy: Huh?

Barack: I'll make it plain. First, the true American people understood that it was not me that got us into this situation. It was my predecessor and his lackeys. Second, the true American people understand that it takes time to rebuild an economy. Third, the true American people understand that the veiled racism and prejudice actions of some in the GOP, and maybe even in my own party, WILL NEVER be allowed to reign supreme over this nation again.

Leroy: Go on.

Barack: I have been attacked in every way, Leroy. My race, past affiliations, religion, country of birth - anything that they could throw at me, they did. You should know what I mean. This is done every single day in the lives of black men. Accused, lied upon, judged, demeaned, treated disrespectfully.

Leroy: I do know what you mean.

Barack: Well, true Americans and people that have a good heart and resist the tactics of divide and conquer and chocolate-covered racism, rejected the ideas and beliefs of those that claim "family values" and Christ when they really speak and act like Satan.

Leroy: Man, that's deep.

Barack: A coalition of true Americans put me over. Now, I do realize that my vote numbers aren't the same as 2008, but hey, I was running against John McCain!

Leroy: Ha ha ha!!

Barack: (smiles) But, between you and me, Romney and the GOP could have won this thing.

Leroy: How?

Barack: The true Americans that vote with the GOP need to stop shielding and making excuses for the racists in their party. White women don't like it, blacks don't like it and Latino's don't like it. America doesn't like it and GOD doesn't like it.

Leroy: Amen!

Barack: The GOP has to get with it. These are not the 1950's, America has changed and they ARE NOT the party of Lincoln. They need to stop being exclusive and become inclusive. They need to re-brand! This is why Colin Powell supports me against his own party.

Leroy: They need a new image, huh?

Barack: Black people are not stupid. They know that the Democrats and progressives don't always have their interests at heart. This is where the GOP fails every time. All they need to do is stop with the discriminatory ideals and truly embrace change. They need to start building relationships in the black and Latino communities. The gay community as well. And young people are tired of their nonsense. They can see right through their parents and grandparents.

Leroy: Yeah! Not everyone wants to fit the image of the clean-shaven white male. America is a melting pot of many people and ideals and the final product doesn't necessarily wear a cowboy hat and drives a Dodge Ram.

Barack: Exactly! And from now on, the GOP will continue to lose the Presidency, thanks to Bush/Cheney and now Romney/Ryan. True Americans don't want to go backwards. They want to go forward. There are many poor and middle class whites that are feeling the pain of high unemployment and lack of decent medical care. They will not vote for the GOP. It's over for them - unless they change.

Leroy: Wow. This is the first time we have ever had a real conversation.

Barack: That's because you are always telling jokes and working my nerves!

Leroy: And I was thinking that the reason you won was because of Hurricane Sandy and Governor Christie!

Barack: You bastard!

Leroy: Just kidding!

Barack: But you know what, Leroy?

Leroy: What?

Barack: I am the happiest man alive! I just won a second term! Let the party begin! Oh, and Leroy. Always bet on black!

(Barack dances as he leaves the room to join the guests)

Leroy: Hooray! Congratulations, Mr. President! You deserve it!

Copyright © 2012. Dexter Yarbrough. All Rights Reserved.

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    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Sherry! Thanks so much. I will be back to writing soon!

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      Sherry Hewins 

      5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      This is a great one Dex. Looking forward to 4 more years.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you, JT! As always, I appreciate your comments and kindness! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Sunshine! I REALLY appreciate your support! More fun to come!!!! Thank YOU!!!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Amen, to that Sunnie! Thank you so much!

    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It is hysterical but probably would mean more to me if I had a television or listened to the news. I have tuned out government because government has ignored me for so long. Just to be clear Dex, Theodore Roosevelt the first black president, at least as black as this one, a progressive and a Republican. Buffalo soldiers and Rough Riders where the first fully integrated volunteer military under a GOP president. I am from that party of old guard Republicans. We just don't recognize the Neo-conservative Republicans as Republicans. They are just Neo-Conservative. Honestly, I don't believe in the party system I believe there is inside the beltway of DC and outside the beltway of DC.

      But I am so glad to be back reading your work. It is very enjoyable. If the President was a bit like you portray him I would have voted for him in 2008.

      Wonderful creative stories which I thoroughly enjoy regardless of political affiliation.

      Happy Thanksgiving!!

      JT

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      Sunnie Day 

      5 years ago

      Dex, truly a thoughtful and wonderful satire filled with much truth from the heart. While many differ in their political views, in can be said if we pull together Democrats and Republicans, great things can be done for our country and hope can be restored. Great job my friend. We missed you!

      Sunnie

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Amen President Obama to true American people! :)

      Dex, Here's to four more years of conversations! :)

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Sueswan! Thanks you so VERY much!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Denise! Thanks. I figured that this one would be right on time. I appreciate your support!

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      Sueswan 

      5 years ago

      Hi Dexter!

      When it comes to reading a great hub, I will always bet on you my friend.

      I am Canadian and was not surprised that Obama won. I would have voted for him if I was American.

      Voted up up and away

      Have a great day :)

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Voted WAY UP and Awesome, Dexter. Brilliantly said. :) Sharing.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Momma! It is difficult to write from a different perspective; but, the challenge is what makes it fun! Thank you!!!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Beth! I have missed you! Thanks for reading and your comments! Leroy knows the President well. He will watch his backside! The Prez already through him out of the WH once!

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Son,

      No one is disappointed when you spin your magic. Whether blue or red, you have a diplomatic way of making us smile. I am always so proud of you, as this type of writing may be some of the most difficult to relay.

      You make it seem effortless.

      Voted UP and across the board. Love, Momma

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      Beth Perry 

      5 years ago from Tennesee

      "Barack" here makes some valid points. The GOP has proved itself behind on the times (and yes I say this having voted for Romney). Still, I hope Leroy watches his own back; the Obama administration has a tendency to throw people under the bus. I'd hate to see Leroy there, too.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, b. Malin! I always appreciate your visits. I know that there are many people disappointed. Lets keep laughing!

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      b. Malin 

      5 years ago

      You are Good Dexter, You are so Good. And look at all the Material you'll have now...What a Win, win, Situation. So keep the Comedy coming. Have you ever though of writing for TV like, "Saturday Night Life". Leroy alone could be Marketed.

      Anyway UP & Awesome go to YOU!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi DR BJ! Thanks for the visit! Leroy, I suspect, will continue to be a thorn in the Prez' side!

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      Well the hoopla has ended - for a while but I do not envy Obama for the plateful of problems he must deal with. And I'm not talking about Leroy.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Sir!

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      WillStarr 

      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I just wish Barack Obama was a conservative! He has it all, so too bad he's a liberal!

      You are one of the best writers on HubPages, and the very best at what you do. You could write for a sit-com.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Will! I appreciate your kind words. There were a lot of unhappy people on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. The GOP has a lot of work to do. Thanks!

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      WillStarr 

      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      You did it again, Dex! What a great humor writer (with a big dose of the sort of truth that makes it funny!)

      You are a fine talent. Voted way up and across the board!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, AE! I always love it when you visit. Thank you so, so much for your kind words!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      I LOVE YOU!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I wish we had a brilliant button to push. This episode is your best. I am going to see if i can find that video of The President dancing with Ellen. Keep on writing. I love it..Cheers..Cardisa you are spot on...

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      Paula 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      absolutely NO apology needed.....we love you Dex!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Great to hear from you Suziecat! Thanks, so much for reading and commenting. I agree with you. The GOP are their own worst enemy and the Dems aren't that great either.

      I'm with Fpher and the UAAW!

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      suziecat7 

      5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Enjoyed the conversation. The GOP are their own worst enemy. Had they run Ron Paul, the result may have been different. I don't like everything about either party. I think I will help fpherj48 (above) and join the U.A.A.W. Great Hub as usual.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Effer! I owe you an apology as well. I haven't been around much, but I am back to read and support my fellow hubbers. I really do appreciate your support, wit, candor and GREAT sense of humor!

      Thank you!!!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Mike. I apologize for not being around more. Traveling and work. But I promise to be more attentive to my fellow hubbers. I appreciate you!

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      Paula 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Dex.....Congratulations to YOU! You have just been assured, "JOB SECURITY," for another 4 years. And the American People Online....get to reap the rewards of your F U N N Y stuff!.........

      A whole new binder of women...oops, I mean... binder of material, at your disposal, Dexter! Get yourself a brand new keyboard!

      Actually, I'll be very busy myself. I've been commissioned by the U.A.A.W. (United Army of Angry Women) to research every page, every chapter, and every verse of the New Testament (St. James Version)....to locate precisely where, Jesus Christ himself states, "And I say to thee, that even children conceived in RAPE are the WILL of my Just & Loving, Heavenly Father."

      As if that won't be hard enough, Dexter.....I then need to search through every medical book, interview countless Doctors,scientists and WOMEN, to get proof beyond any reasonable doubt, that during incidents of LEGITIMATE RAPE, the Woman's magnificent reproductive system has the capacity to PREVENT conception, at that moment and time.

      I can only hope I have access to the internet in the Funny Farm, after I am accosted..................Peace!!

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      mckbirdbks 

      5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Dexter, I was so worried for you. I was even making a place over at the Cafe for Leroy. Your series can now climb even further up into the ranks of the best thing on Hubpages.

      No more Ryanites or Romnities.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Glad you enjoyed it, QudsiaP1! Thanks!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      I miss you too, Cardisa. I have been very busy traveling, work. I always appreciate your comments. Hopefully, I will be able to write more and spend more time at HP.

      I hope things are better with you. Thank you so much for your support! Oh, and Michelle WILL have more to say!

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      QudsiaP1 

      5 years ago

      Hehehe I enjoyed reading this :)

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      Carolee Samuda 

      5 years ago from Jamaica

      I missed you Dexter! Yeah, I am not American but I was betting on Obama. I felt that he would win but was worried there for a while. However, I kept the faith and he won, yaye!

      So Leroy and the President finally had a talk...god for both of them. I thought Michelle would have been more talkative...lol

      I watched Obama's biography yesterday morning and was really impressed. I knew some things about him but not so much. He is wonderful and I am so glad he won again. Some of the old folks who believe that America belongs to white folk must be really angry today. These people need to realize that America was originally Indian territory and Indians are related to blacks.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Billybuc! You are way too kind. Seriously, you ARE the best. I strive to be better based on the principles you espouse. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was wondering if we would see one of these this morning; so glad you wrote this and you did not disappoint me. Great fun my friend; I think this is the best series on HP!

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Hi Jo! Thank you so much. It really makes me happy that you enjoy this series. More to come and as always, thanks for the votes and support! God bless you as well!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      5 years ago

      We did it! We were Fired Up and ready to Go! I have just bought a key chain about three days ago. It is a keychain of our President. I held the key chain in my hand and prayed as hard and even harder than how the GOP and tea readicals worked at bringing town, tearing apart and dividing this country. I love these hubs Dex! You have helped me to keep the "faith" for this man who I was wondering what his intentions were. He proved himself to me on the human trafficing issue. I voted, knocked on doors and donated money we really don't have to ensure we could meet this evil head on. Voted this Up and tweeted! I look forward to seeing more of these over the next 4 years!

      God Bless you

      and HUGS! whoot.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile imageAUTHOR

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Mike! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Mike Robbers 

      5 years ago from London

      Lol.. This is an endless series ... :) I laughed though with the dialogue! Nice!

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