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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:03 PM

Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone



President Obama in March 2009 reading letters from Americans in his private study late at night.
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WASHINGTON — “Are you up?”

The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed.

The late-night interruptions from President Obama might be sharply worded questions about memos he has read. Sometimes they are taunts because the recipient’s sports team just lost.

Last month it was a 12:30 a.m. email to Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, and Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, telling them he had finished reworking a speechwriter’s draft of presidential remarks for later that morning. Mr. Obama had spent three hours scrawling in longhand on a yellow legal pad an angry condemnation of Donald J. Trump’s response to the attack in Orlando, Fla., and told his aides they could pick up his rewrite at the White House usher’s office when they came in for work.

Mr. Obama calls himself a “night guy,” and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Almost every night that he is in the White House, Mr. Obama has dinner at 6:30 with his wife and daughters and then withdraws to the Treaty Room, his private office down the hall from his bedroom on the second floor of the White House residence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/us/politics/obama-after-dark-the-precious-hours-alone.html

He was not perfect. No one is. He was damn close.

You never know what you got till it's gone?
They paved paradise, they put up a parking lot.
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell




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Do you know how thrilled I am putting up an OP about Obama and not having to hide away in the BOG to do so. We had to post headers on our Ops.

********************THIS IS POSTED IN THE BARACK OBAMA GROUP. WE ARE A GROUP NOT A FORUM**************

Believe it or not he was vilified here by way to many. He was called a POSUCS and those threads were rec'ed to the top of the page. Most are gone now.

Fact is he is one of the best things that happened to this country. He and his family. Beloved.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:15 PM

1. Your post was a tribute to

a man who deserves even more praise and recognition. I have moments of despair when I compare President Barack Obama to the king of the floatsam and scum.

"Help is on the way." Yet, we persist.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:38 PM

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:27 PM

2. that's how a real President works


we had an outstanding President elected by the people to work for the people.
we need to stay strong we will prevail.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:26 PM

4. I miss this President so much.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:17 AM

5. President Obama had the dedication it takes to

be a great President. He worked at it.

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