What should President Obama be doing?
Since the election a lot of different people have been commenting on what they believe President Obama should be doing.
They seem to want him to single handily jump in and somehow save the day.
I'm not going to bother addressing how the right treated President Obama my anger is going to be directed towards the left. For eight years they whined and complained about almost everything he did. Over time they complained about what he either did or didn't do in the past, they complained about what he was doing in the present and they complained preemptively about what he might do in the future and now they are complaining again.
They believe that they know better what he should have done or what he should be doing. They all believed that they knew better than President Obama. They saw him as beneath them. This is an ongoing theme. They had to see him as lesser than them. They never could see him or understand him.
What President Obama has always been encouraging us to understand is that we are the change. What he always understood is that we have the capacity to be a united force for good and that we needed to work together for that and yet some believedthat being antagonistic was somehow a way forward.
For eight years we had something precious and there are those who not only were oblivious to that but who pissed and crapped all over it and now yet again they believe that they know best what President Obama should be doing.
I always understood that I didn't know what President Obama should be doing. I understood that I couldn't possibly know all that President Obama knew and that only he was in the position to know what was best and I have always trusted his judgment. I have always understood that he was the adult in the room and that not only was he the adult in the room then he is still the adult in the room.
Like other reasonable people I agree that President Obama has given his service to this country and he has every right to spend his time doing whatever he wants. I am also aware that he a man is of service. It isn't just what he does it's who he is. He has integrity. He lives in integrity.
Just as I trusted his judgment when he was president I continue to trust his judgment now. He once again is in the best position to understand what he can do that would be the most constructive and what he should not do because it would cause harm.
I repeat that President Obama has always said that we are the change and he has always been the adult. At some point the adult has to leave the child so that the child has the opportunity to grow up. It is time for us to grow up.
I wish for those who spent eight years in antagonism and who continue to be antagonists to grow up. We will only move forward by working together. That doesn't mean we have to agree on everything but united we stand and divided we fall. We have to find a new way of creating solutions. President Obama modeled for us just as a true parent or adult who is responsible would do. Now it is on us to utilize those tools and to construct something of value.
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