Former-President Barack Obama & All The Reasons Why He Failed Millenials

Former-President Barack Obama & All The Reasons Why He Failed Millenials

Former-President Barack Obama promised us the world, but delivered very little; False hope, broken promises, & unrealistic ideas.
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Dear Former-President Obama,

Let Me Explain To You The Reasons Why You Failed Us: The Millennials

For starters, yes, I am an outspoken supporter of Donald J. Trump. I voted for President Trump in the New York Primaries, I voted for President Trump in the General Election, and I am proud of both.

I tend to lean conservative on most issues that have risen over the years. For as long as I can remember, I have disagreed with your administration’s policies, I have disagreed with many decisions you’ve made, and I’ve disagreed with all of your socialistic ideologies. I voted for John McCain in my 8th-grade middle school election and I voted for Mitt Romney in my 12th-grade high school election, all before the age of 18 --I wanted you out of office before you even took it, and let me tell you why.

As a 22-year-old male living on Long Island and going to college in New York City, being a conservative Trump supporter put me in a position as the underdog, which I don’t mind. Everywhere I went, and everywhere I still go, I am outnumbered. I am outnumbered in the sense that everyone seems to be ‘with her’. I have family members, friends, classmates, coworkers, and even professors, who have strongly disagreed with my political views, who have uninvited me to social events, who have insulted me in the classroom for supporting a particular candidate. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Halloween were all tension-ridden this year, and I blame YOU, Former-President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama promised us, the millennials, the world. That’s where the majority of his votes derived from in both elections, but more prominently in 2012 than in 2008. As this age of millennials grew older and wiser, or for some just older, the more they grew to love and praise Obama. How? Let me tell you why. He made false promises and masked his presidency with unrealistic ideas. He tried transforming our democracy into a socialistic society, and failed, miserably.

Obama preached “Free Healthcare!, Free College Tuition!, Free the Prisoners!, Feed the Hungry!, Shelter the Homeless!” The list of FREE goes on and on.

Obama didn’t create free healthcare, he created and implemented the (UN)Affordable Healthcare Act, which will soon be repealed. As for free college tuition, I’m not sure about anyone else, but four years of my undergraduate degree cost my parents and I, $185,000. He did successfully free some prisoners, though, 1,385 to be exact; 504 of which were serving life terms and at least one who was convicted of 22 counts of espionage against her own country -- I wish my friend who was arrested for a minor misdemeanor would be pardoned of his crimes!!! NOT. That’s not how our legal system works, fortunately.

Eight long years later, the hungry are still hungry and the homeless are still homeless. The only thing Barack Obama is responsible for is dividing this country in so many ways, it may be beyond repair.

The Democratic Party now swings so far left; they might as well call themselves socialists. Well, some of them do. Our very own Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are prime examples of the extremism Barack Obama has placed upon his own party. The Republican Party, some staunch conservatives, and some modern, progressive right wingers, are now at the forefront of our government controlling the House, the Senate, and the Oval; thank god!

But, I have to say the biggest disappointment of Former-President Obama‘s eight years in office came about in his last few months as President of the United States. On June 8, 2016, Barack Obama endorsed Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, and from that moment on, Obama not only campaigned extensively on her behalf but deemed her fit as the ONLY person to be the President of the United States. Unfortunately, on November 8, 2016, all of his tireless hard work and efforts to sway American voters did not pay off as Donald J. Trump won the election and is now OUR president. In my opinion, how dare you Barack, how dare you persuade and sway American voters. You were the leader of the free world, you were the most powerful person in society, and you put your presidential duties on hold to campaign for someone who ended up losing. Serves you right Barack, you overstepped your boundaries, undermined the American people, and took advantage of your power from every aspect; shame on you.

Mr. Obama, you failed us; us the millennials, us the men and women who served under you, us the American people. You failed us as a president; you failed us as a commander and chief; you promised us the world, but delivered very little. Let this be a lesson to us; us the millennials, us the people.

Here’s to at least four years of democracy, success, patriotism, and unity!

Sincerely,

A failed Millenial

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Why The Idea Of 'No Politics At The Dinner Table' Takes Place And Why We Should Avoid It

When did having a dialogue become so rare?

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Why has the art of civilized debate and conversation become unheard of in daily life? Why is it considered impolite to talk politics with coworkers and friends? Expressing ideas and discussing different opinions should not be looked down upon.

I have a few ideas as to why this is our current societal norm.

1. Politics is personal.

Your politics can reveal a lot about who you are. Expressing these (sometimes controversial) opinions may put you in a vulnerable position. It is possible for people to draw unfair conclusions from one viewpoint you hold. This fosters a fear of judgment when it comes to our political beliefs.

Regardless of where you lie on the spectrum of political belief, there is a world of assumption that goes along with any opinion. People have a growing concern that others won't hear them out based on one belief.

As if a single opinion could tell you all that you should know about someone. Do your political opinions reflect who you are as a person? Does it reflect your hobbies? Your past?

The question becomes "are your politics indicative enough of who you are as a person to warrant a complete judgment?"

Personally, I do not think you would even scratch the surface of who I am just from knowing my political identification.

2. People are impolite.

The politics themselves are not impolite. But many people who wield passionate, political opinion act impolite and rude when it comes to those who disagree.

The avoidance of this topic among friends, family, acquaintances and just in general, is out of a desire to 'keep the peace'. Many people have friends who disagree with them and even family who disagree with them. We justify our silence out of a desire to avoid unpleasant situations.

I will offer this: It might even be better to argue with the ones you love and care about, because they already know who you are aside from your politics, and they love you unconditionally (or at least I would hope).

We should be having these unpleasant conversations. And you know what? They don't even need to be unpleasant! Shouldn't we be capable of debating in a civilized manner? Can't we find common ground?

I attribute the loss of political conversation in daily life to these factors. 'Keeping the peace' isn't an excuse. We should be discussing our opinions constantly and we should be discussing them with those who think differently.

Instead of discouraging political conversation, we should be encouraging kindness and understanding. That's how we will avoid the unpleasantness that these conversations sometimes bring.

By avoiding them altogether, we are doing our youth a disservice because they are not being exposed to government, law, and politics, and they are not learning to deal with people and ideas that they don't agree with.

Next Thanksgiving, talk politics at the table.

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