It is fitting that presidents give farewell messages. But given the venue and setting President Obama had chosen, it was fairly easy to surmise that this would be a final political rally and national lecture. I will simply recount the one lasting legacy of Barack Obama that will always be emblazoned in my memory. When I think of him, I will think of this. When I reflect on his promised era of hope and change, I will be drawn to this image. Despite your personal feelings on his coolness, his character, his charisma, or his competence, Barack Obama will forever
The total media suppression of his socialist/communist past, sealed college transcripts, still-questionable birth certificate, aid-abet of American enemies etc, also help reveal what they´ve tried to force down our throats with his supposed "presidency".
FTA "After 22 years of torture in a Cuban prison for his refusal to sign a government document supporting Fidel Castro, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel became a Nobel Laureate and advocate for human rights." That is wrong. As much as I agree with the basic premise of the article it´s obvious that it wasn´t checked by an editor. I believe it was Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in a Cuban prison. Sloppy reporting.
My lasting thought about Obama is hearing him tell America "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance." His lies started at the top of his agenda and just kept on going.
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I quote from the last line of the article. "And it´s why I´m beyond elated to bid him a permanent farewell."
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