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Updated on October 1, 2012

Barack Obama

Two nights ago I was watching President Obama's dinner speech and it was a quite funny affair. The President joked about politics and politicians alike like no other. He was talking to mostly reporters and had many punch lines for them, especially the FOX news table. I hadn't laughed so hard in a while and I think that was because he was no comedian. President Obama showed the world a coolness that made Americans look cool. He had some notable punches for the republicans and democrats as well. He joked about the prompter issue and got on Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.

Obama seems cooler than most people I know. His aura has attracted even the liking of our country's enemies.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa's first woman president I thought I had seen history at it's finest. When Obama was elected I thought the world would soon stop turning. I remember a sense of anxiety and thinking " what now ". Almost instantly I pictured a new nation proceeding the dreadful years that had passed. I saw hope for minorities in America and possibly the world abroad. I pictured Martin Luther King Jr. crying like Jesse Jackson was the day Obama won. I pictured John and Robert Kennedy clapping hands in their heaven then immediately after that I pictured an assassination plot. I pictured people rioting and looting nationwide. I pictured Los Angeles in 1992 but on a bigger scale.

I know American history too much to sit this one out. I watch political stuff more now then ever. I thought that maybe, just maybe we now we can get through our biases and (though seemingly democratic) fascist ways. Americans and other countries have hope now because a minority became president of the United States of America. It's like we accomplished something as a whole and now everyone seems to be getting along. I must say that I became proud to be an American when I voted. I had never exercised the right but this was no doubt a had-to. The race card is a card that played me plentiful times in my life. I developed some bias thoughts in my mind after reading about my nation's historical accounts. When president Obama won in the primary all that had flew out the window. What got me curious is whether others felt the same way. I think of a young American nation that would inherit respect for minorities and not take on the racist themes that their ancestors practice.

I have a lot of hope for everybody and I'm not 100% sure why. President Barack Obama has set forth some great things within his first 100 days. I don't expect the economy to pick up fast considering he's cleaning a mess left behind. My hope comes from the way that other countries look at us now as a whole. The perception of the evil Americans might be lifted from us all soon. Within one term we can make more friends then past enemies combined. Mr. President I'm here to support our new look and push for real democracy and peace. DRG supports a free nation and equal justice internationally. I'm down with being a citizen of Obamanation.


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      AccessoriesLove 6 years ago from NYC

      It is most definitely important to note that he had to "clean up". For the most part, I think there has been tremendous improvement in the economy. The opportunities are what you make of them. We have to all work together to bring about change. It's not only the responsibility of the President. Obama is very down to earth and I also LOVE First Lady Obama.

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      Anaya M. Baker 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Reading your hub, I got to revisit the optimistic feeling I had when Obama was first elected. I remember finally feeling like I understood what that whole patriotism thing was about. I finally felt proud to be an American. I spent the day after the election at home on my couch, glued to the tv. One of my nephew's first words was "Obama."

      Today, I have some disappointments. The fairy tale has worn off, and the reality of a government system that I do not always agree with is sinking in. Yet at the same time, I do think that our country has come a long way from the sad state we were in before the election. Also, I feel its unfair to blame Obama himself for the shortcomings of the entire government. In many ways he does have to play the game, and in many other ways, his hands are tied.

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      floodlightled 7 years ago from China

      Thanks for your peaceful thoughts. But as a person from another nation, I do not like Obama, especially what he did of building his contributions based on other's pain.

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      geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      I have to agree with moonchild on this one I actually like Obama as well I voted for him, and will again in 2012, voted up great hub:) ge

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      Moonchild60 7 years ago

      DRG - Hi, I just had to read this. This is awesome and I enjoyed it very much. I like Obama, have from the very beginning and although I was really hoping for a woman president, I was thrilled that Obama won. Like you however, I kept waiting for the backlash that surprisingly did not come. I watch politics very carefully as well as well as the forums here on politics and see a great many people attempting to rip Obama apart under the guise that he is not a good president. Cracks me up, these are the same people that supported Bush. I can smell racism a mile away, I have no clue who they think they're fooling. Good hub. Going to go read some more.

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      Felix J Hernandez 7 years ago from All over the USA

      TY for your view. Actually we didn't vote Bush in, his brothers that govern Florida and Texas did. And Americans vote but it really don't matter anymore when it comes to presidents. John F Kennedy was the last real president. Everyone that followed was hand picked years before they even chose to run.

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      Angie Jardine 7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Good hub, DRG.

      Speaking as a Brit I think Tucci78 should be aware that we finally think we have someone balanced and sensible to work on the world's troubles with ... rather than the trigger happy shoot 'em ups you usually have at the top. GW Bush ... how the hell did he get elected? Ah, well he gave us a lot of sniggers up our sleeves anyway.

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      jtyler 7 years ago

      Nice article. However, you should rename it. When I read the title, I thought this article would be condemning him. However, I do agree with what you're saying here.

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      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      you should always give credit where credit is do.. great hub

      one love

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      medor 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Excellent Job... you rock. great heartfelt writing from wonderful perspective... thanks... I will follow you..

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      stars439 8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Good Article. Personally I like the guy. In fact I think he is a great President and really wants to do some good for America. We live in a country with lots of problems. He is not God. God Bless You and Have A Fine Day.

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      Tucci78 8 years ago from New Jersey

      Mike, given that our Marxist "Spread the Wealth Around" Messiah has - as you've observed - appointed to positions of authority and influence in his administration people of the same qualities and categories as those proximally responsible for our present economic woes, isn't saying that you "like" the man rather too much like observing that Hitler was fond of dogs and small children?

      I freely admit that I wouldn't "like" the man if he were still a "community organizer" practicing blatant corruption in Cook County, for there's absolutely nothing praiseworthy in his make-up. Indeed, not in his life at all.

      If ever there were a political equivalent of Willy Loman - "riding on a smile and a shoeshine" - it's this guy.

      Not that Crash Test Johnnie - who, having permanently taken the required five serial numbers off the BuAer inventory, qualifies as an "enemy ace" - would or could have been any better.

      Ah, well. "No matter how wisely you vote, somehow a government always gets elected."

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      MikeNV 8 years ago from Henderson, NV

      As a person I like Obama. But he's powerless to cause real change by himself. He is just a puppet to the Central Bank. Everything is run by the people that run the Central Banks. When you control the money supply you control the people. Obama does NOT control the money supply.

      Tale some time to investigate the creation of the Federal Reserve and how a fractional reserve banking system works... once you do that a whole new world of political enlightenment opens up.

      Congress increased their budget this year ... what? Yes they did. They are signing bills full of pork projects... same old business as usual. Obama appointed Wall Street Executives to solve Wall Street problems. Huh?

      It's just an endless cycle of spin, lies, and deception.

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      He even has support from some Canadians, :) good article!


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