We need to be reminded that when Barack Obama took the presidency in early 2009, the country was in complete shambles mainly due to the financial crisis that started way back in 2007.
He also had to roll up his sleeve to tackle several extremely challenging tasks within and outside the country.
Major issues such as the decimated economy, healthcare reform, energy independence, and immigration reform, plus negotiate several wars due to the rise of global terrorism… to name a few.
Above all these challenges, Barack Obama also has to deal with racism which is incredibly taxing emotionally.
He has to deal with dull-witted racists who deemed him unfit for head-of-state responsibilities as he was the first African-American president to take office.
Despite all the haters and critics, people love Barack Obama (and many miss him – especially in 2020).
Further reading on why people love Barack Obama:
- Ten reasons why people loved Barack Obama – Sky News
- Obamamania is a burst of optimism in an era of Donald Trump dread – USA Today
- 33 photos that show why everyone misses Obama – Business Insider
- Presidents Day: 5 Reasons Why We’ll Always Love President Barack Obama – Newsone
Below are some of the most inspiring quotes by Barack Obama so you can appreciate his leadership and all that he has done for the USA – despite having made a couple of poor judgments and decisions.
18 Inspirational Barack Obama Quotes
31 Powerful Barack Obama Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on the Ex-president
“Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.”Barack Obama
“Fixing a broken immigration system. Protecting our kids from gun violence. Equal pay for equal work, paid leave, raising the minimum wage. All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done.”Barack Obama
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”Barack Obama
“It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.”Barack Obama
“Those who have the privilege to serve this country have an obligation to do our job as best we can… that’s why disagreement cannot mean dysfunction… the American people’s hopes and dreams are what matters, not ours.”Barack Obama
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.”Barack Obama
“We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.”Barack Obama
“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.”Barack Obama
“Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.”Barack Obama
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“When you first become president, one of the questions people ask you is, “what’s really going on in Area 51?” … oh, I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51… how’s that?”Barack Obama
“My advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music – they’re a little more traditional. They suggested I start with some jokes at my own expense – just to take myself down a peg. I was like, ‘guys, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left?'”Barack Obama
“We need to make progress on some important issues. Take the sequester – Republicans fell in love with the whole thing, and now they can’t stop talking about how much they hate it. It’s like we’re trapped in a Taylor Swift album.”Barack Obama
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