Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.
Today I am honoring the first president George Washington and the forty fourth president Barack Obama who was the first African-American president.
Eight years ago a family from Chicago, Illinois came to Washington to lead and serve our nation. Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha have been a part of us daily. Today is President Obama’s last full day as President of The United States and the families final full day in The White House.
I would like to say how much I appreciate their service to this country and the world. So many things they did were to help everyone, everywhere. They made America great by being a super first family who helped us move forward. They inspired us with their Yes We Can attitude. Obama’s you will be sorely missed. God bless you as you leave public life and as you head toward the life of a regular family in DC.
Although he doesn’t officially leave office until January 20th, tonight Barack Obama the 44th President of The United States will deliver his farewell speech in Chicago, Illinois a place where he began his political career.
I am going to miss this man very very much. His time in office brought heart, professionalism, passion and kindness. He also displayed immense grace under pressure and obstruction. Obama worked to get others back to work, passed national health insurance (you know it as the Affordable Care Act), bailed out the automotive industry, helped bring greater gender equality, marriage quality and social equity to all.
Along with his amazing wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia they were an example of a great American family who deeply loves and cares for one another. She did a lot for childhood hunger and helping military families.
Barack Obama, I love you and you will be missed. I voted for you twice and I would do it again. Thank you for being my president and for giving hope and change to those who really needed it. You made America great through your actions and that is what matters most.
Donald Trump is not a good man and how he has become candidate for President of the United States still baffles me. Video of him talking about his celebrity privilege to interact with women in an inappropriate way was brought to light yesterday and has created a firestorm for the candidate.
He is a boorish bully. Trump by his own words has demeaned women, minorities, the disabled and so many more. His running mate is not safe for the LGBTQ community because of laws passed during his term of Governor of Indiana. Republicans continue to look to the hard right in nominating their candidates which really never works out for those who vote for them. I also feel that the right-wing is using Christians to perpetuate and advance agendas that work against the least of these and those on the fringes.
Achieving peace doesn’t mean advancing war to get there. Too many men and women have been sent to the front lines unnecessarily. People like me support our military, we just don’t want them to have to go war without a really good reason.
If elected, Donald Trump would put the country and even the world in peril. Not only his temperament but his world view is troubling and somewhat dangerous.
My candidate for President, Hillary Clinton is not without issues. She is still by far the best choice at this time for America. She has the all the qualifications and the experience of being in government that will help people. There is also a historic element of her possibly being the first woman to be elected President of the United States. People bring up her emails and Benghazi but after spending millions of dollars in prosecuting and persecuting her there hasn’t been anything that to me is a massive red flag.
With all due respect, I think the GOP should be thinking about 2020 when they will have a chance at a do-over. The person they nominated is not a safe person to have in a school-house or even the White House.
There is a debate tomorrow which should be interesting. Let’s see how both candidates will respond to average, everyday people.