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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:37 PM

I miss Obama a lot.

I liked Obama, I never worshipped him, I never blindly followed him because I am an American. The Presidency is something no American should worship or blindly follow. The presidency is something Americans must hold to a high standard. The president must work for all of us. The moment Any president who breaks the law or violates the constitution, all Americans should call for his removal.

We fought the Revolution to remove a king, to put in a place a president that no American should ever worship and has no need to.

This is where the Trump voters have completely lost their minds. They no longer know what it means to be an American. They literally worship Trump. It is as Un-American as you can get.

The reason I liked Obama is simple. He was honest, he cared about all Americans and he tried to do the best job he could do. That's all I want from a president.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. "Missing Obama" was kind of like experiencing the death of a wonderful friend...

time heals you but there is always that special place in your heart that the friend will forever occupy. Obama is like that for me.

Shocks like what I experience every day are now not as severe. I've come to expect them and that helps somewhat. I hope I never get immune to the shock Drump causes every day because that will fuel my energy for change in the next election.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

2. I always felt like Obama was the adult..

in the room of the world. I didnít agree with everything he did, but from the night
I watched his speech at the 2004 convention, I knew we needed him to be president. And I miss him, too. Terribly.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:37 PM

3. I always liked and admired how he was received and respected by our allies. His speech in the

House of Commons at the beginning of his term indicated how well liked he would be. I loved his relationship with Justin Trudeau and Canada in general. It was fun to watch. Angela Merkel treated him like a rock star and it also was fun to watch. He accomplished so much by just being himself. I miss him too.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

4. I most respect intellect and empathy and kindness - which Obama had in infinite quantities

(Michelle too) - Obama's election started to make me feel better about the US (following the horrendous Dubya years). So yes, I miss Obama hugely.

The relative horror of the "presidents" who flank him elevate his greatness even further.

The last 3 plus years has been a complete nightmare.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:37 PM

7. Yes and he was elected during a national crisis and kept his cool.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:21 AM

18. Exactly! Eom

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

5. We all miss Obama a lot. We missed him from Day 1.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:20 PM

6. A pleasure to read...thank you!❤

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:38 PM

8. Miss him? Don't we all?

Here at this site anyway. And many who are not here.

Oh for the days of intelligence, integrity, competence, rational thinking, civility, and economic policies that prevented a depression. Respect for and representation of all people. Knowledge of government and upholding of the constitution.

May we soon see a return to good governance and genuine commitment to representative democracy.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

9. Oh and a sense of humor and quick wit, too,

as well as being easy on the eyes.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:44 PM

10. I missed Bill when W took office and thought there would never be such a terrible change in

American leadership... Then came Trump.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:50 PM

11. Same here.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:57 PM

12. Thank you, but

I believe that W. also tried to do the best job he could do, but he was an incompetent buffoon who allowed an evil MFer to essentially make policy for him.

There's more to the job than just trying hard. It's time the Republican party started looking at competence as a basic qualification for the job, not blind loyalty, fascistic tendencies or malleability.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:17 PM

13. Michelle too n/t

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:31 PM

14. We're in complete agreement on this

President Obama was the finest president in my 61 years. He was smart, curious, tough, stylish and moral. Compare this gentleman with the embarrassment we have now.

Consider how heartbroken Mr. Obama must be! For a magical moment, it felt like we were moving forward.

Alas.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:39 PM

15. I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:55 PM

16. We went from all class to jackass.

And a guy who brings out the absolute worst in people at that. Something went horribly wrong in the last 8 years and it's time to start fixing it.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:39 AM

17. Missing President Obama a lot

Plus President Obama had attributes DJT knows absolutely nothing about, honesty, integrity, ability to appeal to everyone and respect them, kindness, intelligence, educated, strength-in the face of much opposition, ability to learn new ideas and a reader. He was an outstanding human being that all of our children could respect and imitate. Not so this lunatic in the WH. I was always proud to call Mr. Obama my President, and he is married to Michele who has the same qualities.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:41 AM

19. Like you,

I respected and liked him as President. I am not sure he was the best of my lifetime. I don't care for hero worship of any public figure.

I don't know how he put up with all the crap, though.

We will elect another good Democrat. I hope he or she goes to Obama for advice and guidance.

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