A post of appreciation and gratitude. I’ll start. I have much to be thankful for. Obama’s home retention policies saved my condo. I got a much-delayed mammogram and was much relieved to find out the lumps were benign. I am a beneficiary of extended medicaid lately-and my ADD meds are affordable now.
When Obama was elected, I remember hearing tales of sheer desperation and panic-of middle level and middle aged people suddenly laid off after years of hard work. I was grateful to be working as a temp on the day he was sworn in-riding the bus home listening to his first inauguration speech.
But also I’m thankful for the past 6 years of competence and relative peace. I’m thankful for the space he’s given us for social progress. Gay marriage is mostly legal, pot is well on the way, there are more women in government than ever.
We are at-mostly-peace. Dudebros may complain about drones, but where were they when thousands were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, and men were coming home in a body bag? Only advisors are there now, and as long as he’s there, that’s all it will be. Iran is on the verge of signing a historic nuclear agreement. He’s managed to help neighboring nations beat off ISIS without committing U.S troops.
But how has Obama’s policies helped you?