I myself didn’t vote for Obama because I believe that a president ought to be judged by the content of his character rather than by the color of his skin. And while I would and will vote for any candidate – regardless of race or gender – who upholds sacred values, Barack Obama has NEVER upheld sacred values either before or following his election.
Still, there was no denying that Obama’s presidency – the presidency of the first black president – held great promise and great potential.
And Obama proceeded to piss that promise and that potential away with personal- and policy-pettiness.
And so eight years later, the great day of the election of the nation’s first black president was eclipsed by the even greater day when Obama crawled into “Executive One” – so named because it carried Obama rather than our PRESIDENT – and flew off to the roach motel of his choice.
What is Obama’s legacy? I’ll sum it up for you in a few of Obama’s very own words: