Leaving me Obamaself

Catherine Lee
Chronicle Reporter

The first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama has been by our sides since ‘08 and sadly it is almost time to let him go. During his two terms of presidency, Obama has shown great amount of devotion for the country and its citizens. He worked tremendously for the well-being of the middle class and the future of their children. Also the First Lady, Michelle Obama showed how much she cared for our future generation by advocating the healthy diet of the children, trying to end the epidemic of childhood obesity.

Despite criticism from conservatives, Obama did endear himself to young people for his ability to poke fun at himself, something other presidents have not done.

   This past June, Obama guested on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and participated in the “Slow Jam the News.” The jam was made of brags about Obama’s eight years in office. Fallon included in the jam, “oh yeah, President Obama stimulated long-term growth, in both the public and private sector. In 2008, the country wasn’t feeling in the mood, it was too tired and stressed, said it had a headache. Barack lit some candles and got some silky satin sheets and told the American people ‘yes, we can.’”

   Obama’s achievements include legalizing same-sex marriage, improving the economy, dropping unemployment rates, reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act, the development of the Affordable Care Act and a lot more.

   President Obama worked and made so much progress in both economy and the well-being of the middle class, despite the fact that he inherited the results of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression after President George Bush.

   Obama also guested on the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Oct. 24. That night, he read out some mean tweets people made about him on Twitter.The tweets included-“Just found out my daughter shares a birthday with Obama PUKE.”(@momof4munchkin), “Barack Obama…bro, do you even lift!?”(@DJ_lcpl), and best for the last “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!”(@realDonaldTrump), to which he made a comeback with “Hey,  @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president,” followed by his signature mic drop.

   During his visit at the  Jimmy Kimmel show, Obama was asked if he ever laughed watching Trump during the debates, “Most of the time,” he responded.

   Watching President Obama leave would be like watching seniors graduate and go off to college. We’ll miss them but we’ll also feel happy for them. Now the people of United States have to vote between Trump or Clinton. One of these candidates will lead America for the next four years, hoping they’ll be as good as Obama.

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