Remember when the worst act a president could commit was wearing a tan suit? President Barack Obama walked into the White House Briefing Room six years ago, wearing his tan suit and looking like a million dollars. People would have thought that he murdered someone, the Republican outrage was so great.
They said by wearing a tan suit, President Obama displayed a lack of seriousness. What do they think of Donald Trump in his white golfing uniform? Just asking. The cable shows put together round-table to discuss this terrible event. Then, the fashion police weighed into the situation along with the image consultants.
Reporters went mobile and did man-on-the-street interviews to see what the average American thought about a president daring to wear something so risque, something other than navy blue, black, or charcoal gray suit behind the Oval Office Resolute desk. Those were the good old days.
Yet, in spite of the exhausting, continual upheaval generating from the tornado of rage and greed in this Oval Office, there is hope on the horizon. His name is Barack Obama:
‘This young generation makes me optimistic about our future. By protesting, they’re speaking up and shining a light on injustice––and one way we can support them is to vote for people who’ll change the laws on every level.’
Not only did the 44th president point to “this young generation” causing him to be “optimistic about our future.” He is right Most of the people marching peacefully for change are young. The country has left them bereft of a good job, a home away from their parents, and college beyond financial reach. Still, the last president looked into their eyes and saw great cause for a better tomorrow.
President Barack Obama marveled that the young people in Columbia, MD “connect across boundaries, amplify voices, and enact some real change:”
‘In Columbia, Maryland, young people wielded social media to connect across boundaries, amplify voices, and enact some real change.’
This president pointed to a “group of Nashville teens” as they led the nation forward:
‘This group of Nashville teens led a peaceful march with tens of thousands of people in their community.’
One of President Obama’s great skills has always been the ability to inspire hope in America and in Americans. He looked at these young Americans and urged them to “step up and become leaders.” Perhaps, every age of Americans could follow their lead:
‘Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen young people in every corner of the country step up and become leaders. Through organization and mobilization, they’re showing us how we can sustain this momentum to bring about real change.’
Then, the 44th president took action himself. In a pinned tweet, he “pulled together some resources” to help “sustain the momentum” and channel “their energy into concrete action.” Thanks, Obama:
‘I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action.’
Twitter world drank in Obama’s words like someone crossing the desert and finding that mirage of water was real. Check out these responses. You are missed, Obama!
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