Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Best Day in American Politics

The GOP and Romney seem to love the whole "hey, isn't sad that the best day was the day you voted for Obama" meme to suggest that it has been downhill and disappointment ever since.  Well, sure, if you miss the point.  The day we voted for Obama was the day the US transcended race .... for a day.  It was an amazing moment in American and world history, and we damn well knew it, even if the man was facing the most severe challenges in American history and a party that preferred to have Obama fail than America succeed.

Of course, that was the best day.  Everything since has been a political battle, which means sore losers and compromised winners.  But that day was pretty damned special.  Other special days under Obama:
  • the day we left Iraq (sure, it was a Bush decision, but Obama followed through);
  • the day Obamacare passed and again when Supreme Court upheld it;
  • the day Obama got rid of Don't Ask, Don't Tell;
  • the day the SEALs found Osama Bin Laden.
So, what are your favorite days of the past four years?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

when Obama gloated about the killing of Al-Awlaki, proving once and for all that he (like many presidents before him) believes that the laws of our country do not matter nor do they constrain actions the president wants to take.