"Obama finally realizes what it's like being a black man in America?" Are you serious? As if he was treated like a white man before he became President! I'm sure he has experienced various degrees of poverty, average living, and wealth. But, he never forgot! And, those experiences made him understand various types of people. The man never forgot that. This is why he was a community organizer from the start. He could have been making a ton of money early in his career. But, he cared about the people first.
First, I pray for EVERYONE! Second, I think President Barack Obama is a very strong and intelligent man, who happens to have a heart. Unfortunately, he had big dreams and an attitude that given some time, everyone would work together for the greater good of this country and their fellow man. And, this was his first mistake. He thought the Congress that was in there when he was elected would be re-elected. But, people by that time had suffered so much.
It appeared all of the help he gave was for big business, crooks, and companies, that repaid their bailouts by getting rid of as many employees as they could. By that time, no one cared. When election time came for Congress, all of the haters had done their job of scaring the citizens into believing it was this President's fault and lack of experience that was the cause for all of their problems. They fought everything he tried to do, offered no real alternatives but the same old, same old. Then, blamed him again when he compromised by saying, "See, he did the exact opposite of what he said he'd do."
This President could not win for losing from the moment he was elected. They never thought he'd win in the first place. So, when he did, it was shocking. All they have thought about from that day forward was how they would make this President look like the American people made the wrong choice! Unfortunately, they bought it too, hook, line, and sinker! I don't think he's going to cry and "personally" feel like a failure if he is not re-elected. I think he'll just continue to feel sorry for believing that people truly cared about each other. And, you're right. He has a strong, intelligent wife. She is very supportive and just as strong as he is. Both are very thick-skinned. They had to be to take all of the abuse they've received since history was changed.
People talk about caring about childhood obesity. She started a campaign to change this epidemic. People found a way to complain about that. Every time the President prepares for disaster, make the decision that eliminated Bin Laden, or anything else, it's for publicity and to get re-elected. The problem is no one has ever believed this man was sincere in his concern for people. He didn't get into the White House and change everything to "help" black people.
So, black people are now angry. He want to fight illegal immigration. So, illegals are angry. He has a black African father, so he has to deal with monkey, or racists references in secret emails and comments, that people didn't "truly" mean to say. This man wasn't trying to help black, Mexicans, gay people, or take from wealthy people. He was trying to help AMERICA and give everyone a chance to have better lives without judging WHY they didn't have better lives. His last mistake!
Because, there will always be people in this world that will never want everyone living as good as they do. It's easy to say, others don't want to work for it and just want what I worked hard for, if this is what make a person feel good about not caring or wanting others to stay down. Personally, I don't want him to be re-elected. I want him to enjoy his life and family as he once did without all of the mess. And, he can continue trying to help the communities in need.
He doesn't need the support of American people who can't stand him. He was strong before they elected him. I'm sure he couldn't care less about what people say about him. He's too busy trying to get America better, even with everyone hating him. That's strength man! When he's out, everyone who had the power to change things will then cooperate. And, they'll say, "See, it was that President." Him being a black man in America isn't the issue. It's just being considered black period. His mother never did matter to the racists. It is the hate, plain and simple.
He isn't stupid, he knows this. This isn't anything new under the sun. He's experienced this his whole life. And, we KNOW Michelle has! That's why he checked African-American on his forms! I don't like all of the decisions he's made. I think he could have made better ones. But, I don't think he didn't know what he was doing and was trying to destroy this country. I think he didn't receive the support from those he needed it from, Congress!
- Response by thelovedovefor1
, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?