President Barack Obama is supposed to be my president, too. Why is it he has failed so badly to live up to the opportunity he was given in 2008? As the first black president, he has had the ability to set a high standard for other candidates of color who will follow in his footsteps.
What happened to reaching out to the whole world with an open hand? What happened to “the most transparent administration in history”? The list of incomplete intentions could go on and on.
The president been given a number of awards for his untruth telling and the scandals we have been privy to while he has been “leading from the rear.” (Not to mention the agony felt by those lock-step liberals, who continue to apologize for his failures.)
No, President Obama is no Jackie Robinson. When Robinson broke the color barrier, he did it with great class and dignity. He did not whine and he did not complain. Those who followed him into the game had a great example to live up to and rather large shoes to fill. He had great respect from those who were skeptical at first and in opposition to his breaking of that barrier.
The president is doing a great disservice to his loyal followers and apologists.