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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:02 PM

On His Shoulders



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Upon review, I saw that the Medium article was actually dated from June of 2018 which made me wonder how and why it was being recycled on today of all days. But then, it hit me. This was no accident by Medium. This was simply another way to try and discredit the former president of the United States for the seeds that he planted that are now starting to grow.

And grow they are. Throughout the country, a new generation of politicians are rising to the forefront of Democratic Party politics.
As we saw in November’s blue wave, this group is the most diverse political body in American history. Congress now has over 100 women members. We now have Native American and female Muslim representation in our lower chamber. We now have the first openly bisexual senator in the upper chamber. This diversity has even extended to state governments. We now have the first openly gay governor in the state of Colorado. We had the first transgender gubernatorial candidate who ran a strong campaign in Vermont. We still have a painstakingly long way to go for equal representation but there can be no argument that the Democratic Party is the only major party willing to provide opportunities for those that come from these communities to serve in leadership positions for these communities.

Even now, 21 months away from the 2020 presidential election, the Democratic Party is already fielding its most diverse field in history. With Cory Booker officially throwing his hat in the ring we now have an African-American from New Jersey, a biracial daughter of immigrants from California, a Latino from Texas, a gay man from Indiana, a Pacific Islander from Hawaii, a woman from Massachusetts, and a woman from New York. This field may expand still with well-respected senator Amy Klobuchar and former Attorney General Eric Holder strongly considering bids as well. By the time we reach the first debates in July of 2019, the Democratic Party will have a wealth of candidates to choose from whose own experiences will speak to the concerns of everyday Americans so much better than rich, White, male Republicans. As our country continues to become more and more diverse, the Republican Party has abandoned any hope of connecting with these emerging groups, leaving the future looking more and more democratic.

The question is where exactly is Barack Obama during all of this?

Barack Obama is actually at the front and center of the changing face of the Democratic Party. In 2008, Obama acknowledged how monumental it was that the Democratic Party would nominate either a person of color or a woman to serve as the party nominee for the first time in history. Fast forward 11 years and we now have any number of women and/or people of color who the Democratic Party would have no problem in being their nominee. This titanic shift that occurred just over a decade happened because of Barack Obama leading the way in creating cultural acceptance in having a non-White person lead the country. Obama knew that as a Black man he not only had to be twice as good to get elected but also had to have his administration be twice as good in terms of how they served the country. There could be no egregious scandals or abuses. He and his family had to properly conduct themselves on the world and domestic stage. He had to keep his cool and couldn’t be seen as the “angry Black man” even when anger would have been a perfectly natural and understandable reaction. Barack Obama knew that, to quote Hamilton, “history had its eyes on you” more so than any president in our nation’s history.


Read More: https://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2019/2/1/on-his-shoulders

We can do this. Yet we need to do this as one. We can't go our separate ways. Burning it to the ground is dons approach. Ours should be building on the foundation that we already have. It needs some work, yet we aren't afraid of hard work and have a wealth of ideas from a diverse group that will change the face of America.

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Reply On His Shoulders (Original post)
sheshe2 Feb 1 OP
guillaumeb Feb 1 #1
sheshe2 Feb 1 #3
guillaumeb Feb 1 #4
sheshe2 Feb 1 #6
mcar Feb 1 #2
sheshe2 Feb 1 #5
mcar Feb 1 #7
sheshe2 Feb 1 #9
betsuni Feb 1 #8
DesertRat Feb 1 #10
oberliner Feb 1 #11
Gothmog Feb 1 #12
Hekate Feb 2 #13
Hortensis Feb 2 #14
smirkymonkey Feb 2 #15
brer cat Feb 2 #16
Andy823 Feb 2 #17
JHan Feb 2 #18
ehrnst Feb 2 #19
Apollyonus Feb 2 #20
sheshe2 Feb 2 #21
The Polack MSgt Feb 2 #22
NastyRiffraff Feb 2 #23
sheshe2 Feb 2 #24
SunSeeker Feb 2 #25
ismnotwasm Feb 2 #26
Apollyonus Feb 2 #27
murielm99 Feb 4 #28
ck4829 Feb 5 #29

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:35 PM

1. Recommended.

This:

We can do this. Yet we need to do this as one. We can't go our separate ways. Burning it to the ground is dons approach. Ours should be building on the foundation that we already have. It needs some work, yet we aren't afraid of hard work and have a wealth of ideas from a diverse group that will change the face of America.


It is this diversity, this change, that the racists in charge of the GOP most fear. Thus their focus on disenfranchisement of groups hostile to their racist message and racist vision.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:50 PM

3. Yes, it is the diversity that they fear.

Their whiteness is imperiled. They are terrified of becoming the minority.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:51 PM

4. Are they worried that what they did and do to others might be done to them?

And Trump plays on and magnifies the terror.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:24 PM

6. Probably.

However we are better than them. They are insecure and forever fearful.They want revenge and we want equality.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:44 PM

2. He started the wave

Obama understood that change takes time. He got it started. Our current great Democrats are continuing to grow the party in diversity.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:05 PM

5. He did, mcar. He started that wave.

He first dug us out of the beginnings of a great depression brought on by years of GOP rule. Worked against the GOP mantra that they would make him a one term President. They tried to muzzle him, beat him and destroy him. They failed.

He was the better man and true to the American spirit.

This.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani

https://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/rudy-giuliani-president-obama-doesnt-love-america-115309


Well, Giuli, we all know who loves America and you all your ilk have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt who disrespects her and has allegiance to Russia.

FU GOP!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:31 PM

7. Ghoul and his ilk are unAmerican dirtbags

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Response to mcar (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:48 PM

9. yep.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:36 PM

8. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:12 PM

10. k&r

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:15 PM

11. What is N.D.P.?

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:30 PM

12. I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:06 AM

13. KnR m'dear

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 06:39 AM

14. I agree with what you're thinking but believe the backlash against

advances in equality and need to protect them are part of a greater picture that we all need to focus on.

Obama must fully understand the vast danger to POC posed by the rising ugly, vicious authoritarianism on the right. For all of us, our vote is our power. If we lose it, all people will suffer dreadfully, but most of all those who are traditional targets for right-wing hostility, discrimination and every type of abuse.

The Republican Party's support for executing people in the street and the deliberate, vicious cruelty to children as government policy to direct their parents' behaviors -- and the obedient support by its increasingly authoritarian voters -- are huge clues to what we're all in for if we lose.

It's sad that our great strides forward in minority and women's rights have helped fuel a resistance that is being harnessed by the extremists controlling the right to destroy them along with our democracy. But that's where we are.

As you say, we need fight this as one, to save our national liberal democratic foundation. The midterms told us what our increasingly aware majorities really want, but voters only dealt the massive forces on the right a setback and they have no intention of losing.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 07:50 AM

15. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:27 AM

16. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:31 AM

17. Excellent post! K&R

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:43 AM

18. kick

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:45 AM

19. Thanks for sharing. (nt)

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 04:10 PM

20. President Obama was good to us

 

and we need to keep his aspirations, hopes, dreams and inspirations alive by fighting hard.

He and Eric Holder are moving massive forces to keep voting open, accessible and secure. He has not rested one minute since he left the presidency.

We can do it. We must and ... yes we can.

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Response to Apollyonus (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 04:48 PM

21. They are working behind the scenes.

Obama cares very much about the outcome, he tried to warn us. He told us all to vote. Many of us heeded his words. Some just seemed to not care and some just wanted to tear it all down and start from scratch.

I agree. Yes we can. Look at our bright blue wave in 2018.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:16 PM

22. K&R

Thanks for this post

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:23 PM

23. Thanks to his shoulders,

we have the most diverse Democratic Congress ever. We have the most diverse presidential candidate field ever.

Thank you, President Obama.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:51 PM

24. YES!

Fact, NR. We have seen the best and we have seen the worst. Going forward which do we chose? Most want the best, sadly others have different agendas.

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 09:54 PM

25. K & R

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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 09:55 PM

26. K&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:18 PM

27. K&R

 

This is too important to be ignored.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 01:50 PM

28. Thank you for posting.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 01:20 PM

29. K&R

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