It feels so good to have President Barack Obama back in town. After nearly four years of being dragged ever closer to the edge of the pit of eternal doom, Obama walks on the stage and we are freed. Just like that. He reminds us of all that is possible while still tethered to a firm reality check, and the exhaustion drops away.
Finally, someone came and stood up to Donald Trump. Finally. In an example of the “audacity of hope,” Obama reminded us that we do not have to be passive. We are the government, not those legislators in Washington, D.C. He certainly went after 45, and it was delicious.
Before Obama came back to us, the tweeter-in-chief committed dastardly deeds, each off of the scale of our imaginations. And we asked how low can he go? We stopped asking that question. On Wednesday alone 62,781 good Americans were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Trump willfully spreads this vicious disease, cruelly starting with his own fans, mocking them for wearing masks.
Each death wounds America. Now, 224,170 men, women, and children lie in their cold dark graves, as POTUS regurgitated nonsense from a Fox News radiologist. Before Obama, the people were slowly turning to stone. Yet, President Obama reminded us that our superpower was our vote. Thursday, he tweeted us into action when he posted a video on Twitter, sharing that he had voted by mail and said:
‘I’ve been voting by mail for years. And you’ll see it’s not as tough as a lot of folks think.’
Obama even shared his ballot with us. How cool was that? He said:
‘Generally, I don’t share my ballot. In this case, though, I think you all know I’m voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. You may find that some of these local races, you don’t know what they mean. You don’t know who might be the most qualified.’
Then, 44 took the overload out of voting as he figuratively extended his hand and walked with us through the voting process:
‘Information source that you trust, or there’s an organization in your community that reflects your views or cares about your issues. A lot of times they’ll give you a voter guide and they can tell you, “Here are the various candidates and what they stand for,” so you’re informed when you’re actually filling out the rest of your ballot. Even a former president of the United States sometimes finds this really handy.’
The week before he came to help Biden and Harris, Obama made 18 individual videos, because there are 18 different ways for people to vote in their individual states:
‘So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our health care. You can change our direction on every issue. That’s the power of your vote.’
Trump condemned mail-in voting, probably out of fear of being a loser. FBI Director Christopher Wray has been another lone ray of hope as he quietly stood up to Trump:
‘We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election whether it’s by mail or otherwise.’
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) said he thought 45 was trying to “create chaos.” There was the spoiled man-child banging away at the cornerstone of our great nation’s democracy, our vote.
So far, over 50,000 people have voted in Georgia. States are breaking records over and over as they avoided the coronavirus scare. Obama continued:
‘The president (Trump) spent some time in Erie last night and apparently he complained about having to travel here. Then he cut the event short. Poor guy. I don’t feel that way. I love coming to Pennsylvania.’
Clearly, he did. Thanks, Obama.
‘I just voted by mail for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. If you’re planning on doing the same, follow all the instructions carefully, and drop it in the mail or at a ballot drop box right away. Here, I’ll show you.’
I just voted by mail for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. If you’re planning on doing the same, follow all the instructions carefully, and drop it in the mail or at a ballot drop box right away. Here, I’ll show you: pic.twitter.com/S4gg0B5RXN
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 22, 2020
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