Many voted for you in 2008. I remember the joy, the good feeling, and the hope I had when voting for you. I thought you’d improve the world.
Fondly, I remember traveling across the nation to campaign and canvass for you, full of love for you, worried endlessly that the media would deconstruct you or damage you through lies or racial hatred.
I truly believed you could relieve a nation hungry for change and inclusiveness, and bolster America’s global standing.
For a time, you did. In 2009 you passed a stimulus bill that I believed would grant America a 21st century infrastructure. You spent nearly $800 Billion on this bill, and I believed our roads, high-speed rail, and bridges would be built or fixed. That same year you won a Nobel Peace Prize — by people just as hopeful as I was.
And like any crush, it was hot and heavy at first, but as I grew to know you — my feelings changed.
By learning more of your character, I grew to despise you. By witnessing the limits of your speaking skills off teleprompter, I learned that you weren’t who you promised. And ‘if if if if if’ you think it didn’t hurt my feelings, ‘it it it it it’ did. Okie doke?
Like any hot and heavy romance, there’s a terrible feeling of learning that my new political love was just saying all the right things to get into my pants.
And from 2009 until 2011, not much changed.
The world felt safe, but I excused myself from caring about politics, disillusioned but not yet angry. Despite sluggish market growth many people still felt optimistic about the future.
On May 1, 2011 you announced that Osama Bin Laden died in a shootout with US Forces. The world applauded your success, and we felt convinced that this community organizer had finally blossomed into a serious President, willing to take action to secure the lives of Americans through intervention abroad. You seemed to finally cement yourself as a stronger leader than Bush.
But the following October, you killed Qaddaffi, and the next few months marked a rise in Anti-American sentiment across the globe, punctuated by the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, which you and Clinton sheepishly blamed on a YouTube video to distract from your combined failures in the region.
This is where your true soul began to shine.
You began deceiving the public to control a narrative and suggest you’d been successful.
Your egomaniacal commitment to your own brand’s self-preservation grew worse. In your 2012 election campaign, you created mass racial hysteria by using your surrogates to smear Mitt Romney as a racist, with Vice President Biden saying Romney would put blacks “back in chains” — something you actually did by expanding welfare 30% in your first term — deteriorating the wealth of Black American households.
Your second term became the polar opposite of your first, taking wild swings at America’s most sacred laws. In January of 2013 you wanted to pass ‘comprehensive gun control’, never addressing mental health concerns or personal responsibility.
You called for amnesty for all illegal immigrants within our borders. Then wanted to disarm the public and change the electorate, a stealthy form of gerrymandering and pure anti-American evil. You wanted to celebrate those indifferent to our laws at the cost of those committed to them.
Then you grew frustrated with the idea of cooperation, blaming Republican majorities in the house and senate for your ideals not being signed into law. You never self-reflected long enough to learn why the Republicans retook the majority, forgetting entirely the purpose of a Democracy.
You seemed unaware that the public had grown to distrust you.
June of 2013’s Snowden Leaks revealed that you had destroyed the 4th Amendment of our Bill of Rights, using NSA programs to spy on literally everyone.
That same Fall the government shut down to prevent the passing of an unconstitutional health care bill, “Obamacare”. Surely a constitutional legal expert like yourself would understand that fining Americans for not buying something is… well… unconstitutional. But despite the horrendous failure of Obamacare’s website launch, you never admitted to seeing any concern. Now our premiums are rising, perma-lancing is the norm, and nobody can afford healthcare. And you’re proud of this?
You opened 2014 by promising a series of executive actions, each designed to get around the very democracy that elected you.
By August, your approval rating was in the low 40s. You called ISIS a JV team, which facilitated their growth as American journalists started getting beheaded abroad… you golfed in leisure, far from the maddening crowd of American discontent.
Our president went ‘Full Obama’ — and began systematically pushing laws nobody wanted, while blocking laws that would expand our nation’s sovereignty and wealth creation.
You offered 2 years of free community college, all while our national debt soared into the upper teen trillions, and you blocked the keystone pipeline, a project which would have bolstered our own energy independence, something you campaigned on in 2008 but forgot to actually do.
You said ‘no’ to wealth creation and ‘yes’ to state-dependency.
By mid 2015, the new contenders for President were all launching campaigns. Each embodying a subset of America’s disillusionment with your failures.
And the last 12 months have shown your desperation, divisiveness, and delusion. You decry all Trump says as ‘hateful rhetoric’ or ‘bigotry’ — just because he disagrees with your failing policies. You applaud Clinton, hoping everyone forgets your disdain for her in 2008.
And as ISIS kills us in the name of Islam, and BLM kills cops in the name of ‘Social Justice’, you seem genuinely confused what motivates these people to kill.
You seem incapable of self-reflection, wondering why our fellow black countrymen you usurped and a region you bombed is now full of angry and murderous mobs.
Let me give a lesson to you, one I learned from actually having a father, and not just dreams of one.
When you fuck up, own it. When your current strategy doesn’t work, seek understanding. Be flexible, be honest, be fair.
It is the dreams of my father that I apologize when culpable, learn when ignorant, and thrive for greatness.
You have nearly destroyed our nation, golfed endlessly, and ignored the concerns of average Americans.
Americans grow scared. We feel we are on the brink of a Civil War, ISIS Invasion, or the birth of your desired Social State. All would destroy the greatest nation there was: The United States of America.
Every time you speak during these atrocious times, your bias shows. And you’re biased against us, the American people, all of us.
You have failed the American people and we are breaking up with you, and sorry not sorry about your legacy.
It’s not us, it’s you.