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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thank you, Mr. President

Today is a sad day for me and for our country. How I'm going to miss President Obama and his beautiful family! He's a truly great man and has been a credit to our country. I'm proud to have voted for him (twice) and I don't think we shall ever see his like again.

Here is an open letter to the American people he released today. It made me cry.


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Thank you, Mr. President.








US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look on during an event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.  US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle, warning their march for freedom 'is not yet finished.' In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest, America's first black president denounced new attempts to restrict voting rights.



16 comments:

  1. We will never see a president like him again.
    I hope his good work is not completely overturned in the next few years

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  2. Bit of a lump in my throat. I don't even remember a US president still being so respected when leaving office. I don't think that will happen again in the short term.

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    1. I doubt we'll get so lucky again anytime soon.

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  3. *sniff* I'm from Canada and I'm choked up. Such a good man, and such a beautiful family. A real class act.

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  4. Well, it's the big day today. The whole world is keeping fingers crossed for you all.

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    1. It's a dark day for our nation. I'm really worried.

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  5. The letter is very moving. I am something of an Obama "fan", especially since I read his 2006 book "The Audacity of Hope". If you have not read it, please do! Click here if you are interested in my review of the book.

    How well the letter deals with the fear that one person (i.e. Trump) could easily ruin a lot - if not all - of what has been achieved during the last 8 years, simply by emphasizing the "we" as the key element of democracy.

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    1. I'm glad to know you're a fan too! I read The Audacity of Hope, too. Thanks for the link to your review!

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    1. Thank you for supporting President Obama!

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  7. Thank you for printing this; I had not seen the entire thing. What a good man he is and what a fine president he was; did so much on issues I feel so strongly about. I too am proud to have voted for him twice.

    I did not watch the ceremonies today. I will, however, be watching tomorrow's coverage of the march/demonstrations! I am hoping that the turnout is huge. Wish I was going....

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  8. It broke my heart to see them get on the helicopter. I cried.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. In all of President Obama's recent public pronouncements and speeches there has been a shadowy undercurrent of prompts to the American people and coded messages to Trump. It has been a difficult balancing act. Looking in on America from England, I have admired President Obama from the start. Cultured, compassionate, inclusive and a man of vision - it is a crying shame that Congress stymied him so often.

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  10. Super-Duper site! I am Loving it!! Will come back again, Im taking your feed also, Thanks.
    President

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