11 Reasons To Thank Obama
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11 Reasons To Thank Obama

Barack Obama's legacy as POTUS is defined by a lot of historic events and a lot of GIFs.

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11 Reasons To Thank Obama
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It's almost time for Barack Obama to step down as President of the United States. He did a lot to lead this country in the right direction. (Disclaimer: the previous statement's truthfulness may vary depending on your political views; it's OK to disagree). With the 2016 election less than two weeks away (yikes), it's time that we review some important and historic aspects of Barack Obama's legacy as POTUS.

1. Obamacare: He signed a law that was a huge step towards universal health care.

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2. #Jobama: He and Joe Biden showed us the ultimate political bromance.

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3. DACA: He gave an opportunity to many dreamers.

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4. Being elected as the first black POTUS: He broke the mold for all people of color.

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5. Nominating Sonia Sotomayor (the first Latina Supreme Court Justice): Actually, he helped break a lot of molds.

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6. The US-Cuban thaw: He allowed a lot of Americans to try Cuban coffee, and he helped usher in a taste of world peace.

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(This is Conan in Cuba, by the way. Thank you for this, Obama.)

7. The Paris Agreement: He's helping us lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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8. FLOTUS: He brought his amazing wife, Michelle Obama, along on the ride.

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9. Dodd-Frank: He signed the law that helped turn the 2008 financial crisis around.

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10. GOP opposition: He did all this and way more with a Congress that was actively working against him.

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11. The mic drop: We can't forget about that legendary mic drop at his last White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Thanks, Obama.

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