Thursday, May 12, 2016

Good Things about Obama

I have made it clear over the last few years that I am not a fan of President Obama. My criticism is more about his policies than it is about the man himself. In this post, I am going to try and look at the good things about him. Most of you already know these things as well as I do, but it is worth reflecting. If you want to make comments about this post you are welcome. I encourage Obama supporters to be factual and I ask Obama dissenters to refrain from snide remarks or tongue-in-cheek comments. I prefer to dwell on good attributes. Please read with positive intent. Thanks. Here we go.

President Obama has a devoted constituency that follows and supports him under any circumstances. With his encouragement he gets near 100% of votes from Black people in his elections.

He is a great speaker. He has a practiced and deliberate delivery technique that persuades a lot of people to listen to him.

He is a devoted family man. Michelle speaks often in his support and speaks on causes she cares about and can influence as first lady. Two well-known, busy parents have done as much as they could to keep their daughters out of the spotlight. Malia and Sasha appear to be doing well in their unique surroundings, with all its challenges.

He is one of the most prolific fundraisers the Democrat party has ever had.

He was obviously an effective community organizer and brought some of those organization techniques with him to the White House.

He has written two books, “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.”

He is devoted to his inner-circle of friends and does everything in his power to shield them from critics.

Besides being a community organizer, he was President of the Harvard Law Review, a political science lecturer at Harvard University, a state Senator in Illinois and a United States Senator before becoming President.

He prefers to act to get things done and fights most of his battles with the opposition after the fact, instead of before. 

He has brought race-relations to the forefront in American conversation. It is sometime riotous and sometimes uncomfortable, but the conversations are worth having.


  1. I will stick to what was asked of us in the first paragraph. I will address just one good quality mentioned. Yes, President Obama is a dedicated family man. I appreciate this quality. I have been lucky enough to have a father who is a dedicated family man. I wish I understood how lucky that made me starting from a young age. I appreciate it more every year. Having a father who was and is a great father to my brother and I, is a dedicated husband to our mother and is there when our extended family needs him is one of the great gifts I have received in this life

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