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Mon Nov 23, 2015, 07:30 PM

Having the Authority

Nancy the Artist | November 20, 2015

Ever since Barack Obama began his run for the Presidency there has been a challenge to his authority to do so. The first controversy was the authenticity of his Birth Certificate. More recently was the questioning by the press after his speech at the G20 summit. Several members of the press asked the President a very similar question about his strategy in Syria. Underneath the words of the questions that were being asked was another question which was "When will you be willing to admit that you are and have been a complete and total failure". Since they weren't getting the answer they wanted they had to keep asking the same question.

Since President Obama has been in office there has been a nonstop attack on his authority. No matter what he says or what he does his authority is questioned. President Obama was elected through the Democratic process after which he took the Oath of Office making him the 44th President of the United States which therefore grants him with the authority given to the office of the Presidency. With that authority he has been given the opportunity to understand and utilize the authority that has been granted to him.

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As he continues to be attacked and to have his authority put into question he continues to respond in the same reality based and educational manor and by doing so he causes his detractors to react and in their reaction they participate in endorsing ideas and policies that appear more and more outside the realm of reality. By the use of his authority President Obama is drawing a contrast between his ideas and the ideas of his detractors and making it clear who is living in reality and who is living in a fantasy. By the use of his authority he is causing his detractors to say and do things that seem to be borderline if not outright insane.

President Obama is using his authority to meet the needs of a changing world. Those who are fighting this authority are of the past. Their old authority was exclusive. The new authority which President Obama represents is inclusive. The old authority has no ideas to address a changing world because those ideas are from the past. Those ideas are in a state of decay. The old authority is in denial which is causing those who identify with it to act out and behave like unruly little children who are yelling and screaming for attention rebelling against the grownup. In reality they are afraid. They are afraid of their loss of power.

As painful as it has been for those who support this President to observe the treatment he has received I think it is important to stand back and look at the bigger picture. The way this President has been using his authority is powerful. President Obama has not folded under the never ending pressure that has been seeking to destroy him and by not folding and instead using his authority what he has done is draw a line in the sand and he asked us to question do we want to evolve or do we want to rot in the decay of the past? The answer to any thinking person is clear and he is helping to clarify the answer to that question with each passing day. President Obama has been using his authority to both construct something and also to abolish something. President Obama is creating a new template. His use of authority is the representative of a new beginning and due to his election and through his actions we are closing the door to the past.


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This is a very good read.

"When will you be willing to admit that you are and have been a complete and total failure".

Inauguration day 2009, the GOP met to plot his demise. They wanted to make him a one term President. They could not stand that uppity black man in their White House.

Well for me, this man has been the adult in the room always. He has looked to the future and they only embrace the past. I am not going back there, I refuse.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 09:39 PM

1. President Obama is a complete success.. the chattering brainwashed class don't have

a freaking clue.

PollingReport.com
@pollreport The way Barack Obama is handling his job as president:
Approve 50%

Disapprove 45%
(Gallup tracking, 11/12-14)
http://j.mp/uUTIhl
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http://theobamadiary.com/2015/11/16/the-first-lady-hosts-an-event-honoring-the-history-of-broadway/

Thank you for this, she.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 10:44 PM

2. Remember hope and change? I like to say that Obama has turned out to be the President we hoped he would be.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2015, 11:23 PM

3. And yet he is still one of the most consequential presidents....

 

.... In history. Imagine what he could have done without people spending so much time trying to marginalize him out of pure spite?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 08:44 AM

4. He's accomplished so much, with so much (and so many) going against him.

 

Getting nothing but crap, even from people who are supposed to be in his own party. My wife and I absolutely adore him.

Thanks for posting She.

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Response to MeNMyVolt (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 01:49 PM

5. Hey, MeNMyVolt.

I adore him as well, his whole family too.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 01:04 PM

6. K&R

So very true.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 02:31 PM

7. Excellent post, she...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Response to Bobbie Jo (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 09:17 PM

9. To you as well Bobbie Jo.

Thanks.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 06:38 PM

8. He's turned out to be my favorite president.

I'm really going to miss him.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2015, 09:55 PM

10. Right now it would not matter if George W would be the next president,

The RW would rip him apart. Their hate has risen to a new high, it is preached in pulpits on Sundays, must hate. President Obama is doing a wonderful job as president, the haters can't see and they are missing lots.

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