What Up Yo.
President Barack Obama has completed his 8 years, two terms as the President Of The United States.
I feel a sadness now, not because of what’s to come, but because I truly admired this man.
You’re views are your views, mine are mine. I love you all regardless…
But I’m going to miss Barack & Michelle.
Leaving office without scandal or accusations of inappropriate behavior or abuse of power.
The underdog that became the President of the United States Of America.
A respectable man, he’s been all class throughout this transition, I’m glad I was alive to see him elected, to live in America through his two terms as Commander and Chief.
He wrote his farewell letter to America as all presidents of this country do.
His is here.
God Bless America.
“It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world.
But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers – and found grace in a Charleston church.
I’ve taken heart from the hope of young graduates and our newest military officers. I’ve seen our scientists help a paralyzed man regain his sense of touch, and wounded warriors once given up for dead walk again. I’ve seen Americans whose lives have been saved because they finally have access to medical care, and families whose lives have been changed because their marriages are recognized as equal to our own. I’ve seen the youngest of children remind us through their actions and through their generosity of our obligations to care for refugees, or work for peace, and, above all, to look out for each other.
I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding.
All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work – the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.
I’ll be right there with you every step of the way.
And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome.’
Yes, we can.
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President Barack Obama Farewell Address to the Nation:
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Official White House portrait of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012.
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President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden
From 60 Minutes: Barack Obama And Steve Kroft: Eight Years in the White House
The following script is from “60 Minutes Presents: Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House,” which aired on Jan. 15, 2017. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Good evening. I’m Steve Kroft. Welcome to “60 Minutes Presents.” Tonight, President Barack Obama looks back at eight years in the White House.