To properly critique this man, The President, POTUS himself, requires an appreciation for layers, for complexity. It also requires a more than reasonable degree of nuance. Off gate: of course i'm dissapointed The Prez wasn't more assertive in multiple areas, on many occasions. This brotha, The President, got disrespected so many times by so many ignorant, foolish, hateful people; however, he never really checked anyone, ever ever ever really, for real, checked a MF! His tact, temperament were largely why he was so charmingly unique, but sometimes it came off as being too meek, too passive.
His Presidency fell short in someways; largely owed to obstructionist politics by the Republicans. I still think he could have done more, yet i'm not exactly sure what "more" actually means in a realistic sense when understanding the checks and balances of our branches of government, and the actual relative limitations of the Executive Branch. The President is not necessarily a figure head, but the distance from that claim is not as great as you would like to assume.
Despite some disappointments, I truly appreciate this brotha and his beautiful black family. I'm a hardcore cynic but I truly believe Michelle and The Prez are actually still in love with each other. I appreciate Michelle so much it may not be appropriate--her beauty, her intelligence, her everything. Thanks to the Obamas for showcasing, for 8 years, on a global stage, a beautiful black family. Good luck to the Obamas, and a sincere thanks for trying. #potus #presidentobama #president #us #unitedstates #america #Black #blackamerica #politics #kenya #keyan #michelleobama #democrats #dems #BlackFamilyLove #blackfolk #African #Whitehouse #obama #theObamas