I did not vote for President Obama in 2009, but I was hopeful when he was elected 44th president of the United States. Obama and his family could be wonderful role models. Maybe he could help lift many blacks out of poverty, model the importance of education, employment, and intact families, while ending their dependance on government subsidies. So much was riding on his opportunity to improve the standard of living for his African American brothers and sisters. I was genuinely happy for black children to see they too could do great things! We were not a racist country. Blacks made up only 13% of the population so they did not put Obama in the White House. White people elected him.
My hopes were dashed within the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency when he apologized on three continents for what he viewed as the sins of America and his predecessors. What? Within a year or two I knew this man did not like America or white people. His wife certainly didn’t stand for America when she stated this election was the first time in her adult life, she was proud of her country. She backpaddled and Jen Psaki deflected, but too late.
Instead of building confidence in the black community, Obama induced fear. He increased racial tension. He defended Trevyon Martian by immediately accusing George Zimmerman of murder. Had Zimmerman been a black man the incident would have gone unnoticed. But when the US President says if he had a son, he’d look like Trevyon the pot is stirred. Our new normal, thanks to Obama, was to declare all police or whites guilty if a black person was killed. Zimmerman was found not guilty due to visible injuries leading to self-defense. In December 2021, our former First Lady told People magazine that she worries for her daughters’ safety every time they leave the house. She concluded that all those Black Lives Matter kids would like to not need to worry about their safety. I guess it could be scary living at Martha’s Vineyard in their 11.7-million-dollar mansion.
President Obama was not only a disappointment at home. He also helped cover up truth in the Benghazi tragedy. He appointed Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, which led to the deaths of two former Navy Seals, and Ambassador and an Information Officer in the 2012 Benghazi massacre. Islamic militants easily attacked and killed these Americans, who had called Clinton for 13 hours begging for help with no response. Lies followed from Clinton and the Obama administration. Investigation was minimal and later when asked what happened at Benghazi, Hillary responded with “what difference does it make.”
On January 17, 2016, Obama bypassed congressional approval and secretly sent $400 million in converted currency to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terror for hostage release. We don’t negotiate for hostages! Another 1.3 billion was paid for what Obama called an old arbitration claim. We were under no obligation to pay Iran then or ever. Our tax dollars funded these transactions. Obama left office declaring a dismal economy and slow growth rate the “new normal.”
What a long eight years! Obama ushered in Trump. He would have ushered in any Republican, but Trump was needed to smash open the deep state corruption and wake the sleepy American voters. All hell ensued. The guilty do not go down easy. False accusations, lies, investigations costing us millions, and two meaningless impeachments followed. It was much safer for our corrupt, lying, cheating politicians to bow to Obama.
How sad our first African American president was such a dismal disappointment who failed to improve living conditions for the black community and all Americans. I wanted to like him, It was impossible.