a reply to: LifeMode
I'll miss his calm, steady, intelligent leadership. His sense of humor. The fact that he is secure enough in himself he doesn't have to prove how big
his dick is every other day. I'll miss his careful analysis of various events, and how he doesn't bluster or swagger, he just gets the job done.
I'll miss his family. Michelle is first-class, and his daughters are adorable. And obviously highly intelligent, well-raised young women.
I'll miss his respect for the military - he clearly does not believe they are his personal ass-kicking squad, as some other recent presidents have
Being human, Obama is by no means perfect. But he is the best president in terms of real leadership that we've had in a good long time. I do not like
his support for trade deals, but that is offset by his support for equal rights for all citizens.
He made three major mistakes:
- He did not pursue an honest, non-partisan investigation into the alleged war crimes of the Bush administration.
- He tried for too long to work with a Congress that was blatantly obstructive and not based on policy. I wish he had shoved their useless asses
aside sooner than he did. The third mistake was part of this one:
- He compromised too much with the Republicans and their owners over the ACA. It could have been a lot better than it ended up being, because too
many insurance companies had too much influence over the law.
I voted for him twice and am glad of it. We could have done a lot better with his leadership, had we had a Congress worthy of the name. But we did a
lot better than we would have under the alternatives.
And now we have a giant douche bag, a turd sandwich, a stoner libertarian, and someone who always comes in on polls as "other". Hell, I'd vote for
Obama again given the chance.