Obama’s Indiscretion

The president, much like a king, is given certain liberties that regular citizens are not. He is also restricted in ways that we are not. With sweeping executive powers giving him the ability to modify legislature at a whim, the president is expected to act more judiciously than a lay person. He is also unable to freely exercise the same rights that you and I might take for granted. The POTUS doesn’t get to take his dog for a walk, unless it’s on White House property, he doesn’t get to have beer and wings on Thursday with his buddies. He also experiences incredible media scrutiny that ensures he stays within whatever boundaries are set for him.


With this incredible public supervision comes an understandable penchant for hesitation. Each wrong decision is potentially crucifying in a life of politics and no misstep goes unnoticed. This solitary existence creates a unique bond between the past and present leaders of the free world because few can understand the overwhelming pressure that wielding such incredible power can bring.


Generally, when a new president takes office, his predecessor works closely with him, not only as a guide but as an advisor. This relationship helps ease the transition, making the process easier for the entire country.


That’s why Obama’s refusal to accept our new president is so intensely harmful.


When Obama left office, he moved into a new house, less than two miles away from the white house. But he didn’t do it so that he could work closely with the incumbent leader. His new home has been serving as  a sort of base of operations in a modern day counter-revolution.


Welding a thirty thousand strong political army of social justice warriors and radical liberals, Obama has been able to undermine the new administration at every turn. There have been countless unjust protests and a firestorm of social media outpouring from the Facebook and Twitter savvy liberals.


Those of us taking part in these demonstrations have been mislead by a corrupt leader who seems to be unable to let go of his power. These protests are not really about ethical superiority, or economical shortcomings. Trump hasn’t been president long enough for there to be any proof of platform failures.


Continuing to support these (frankly, borderline treasonous) protests, only serves to undermine the influence of the United States at large. It makes us look weak, and it divides us as a people.


Every true American needs to work together to give Donald Trump a fighting chance at success. Support him in any way you can. He’s the leader of our country now and success for him means success for us. The election is over, political discourse should no longer about fighting over which side gets to win, it’s about finding a way to ensure we all do.