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Yes, he is. And they know that he is. And that's why they're so scared.

It's been 14 months. Just 14 months since Barack Obama stepped into the Oval Office, only to be greeted by the biggest shitstorm in 80 years and a country on the verge of complete collapse, on every front you could think of.

In 14 torturing months, with extraordinary weight of expectations and history on his shoulders, facing the most vicious opposition and more death threats than any president ever, Barack Obama brought this country back from the abyss:

  1. He saved the economy.
  1. In a few months he'll end the war in Iraq.
  1. He actually has a plan and strategy in Afghanistan.
  1. America is finally joining the world fighting climate change and aspiring for energy independence.
  1. He single-handedly restored America's place and reputation in the world.

And now there's this little thing called health care reform. FDR couldn't make it happen. Harry Truman couldn't make it happen. JFK couldn't make it happen. LBJ couldn't make it happen. Richard Nixon couldn't make it happen. Jimmy Carter couldn't make it happen. Bill Clinton couldn't make it happen.

Barack Hussein Obama did it. Yes, he was right, we can. This skinny multiracial man who grew up without a father, who searched for identity and family and community all his life, who worked his ass off to excel in the best schools, who rejected lucrative offers from top law firms and instead went to help poor black kids in Chicago - A man who had no business becoming the president of The United States - This man just gave America decades worth of progress.

14 months into his presidency, Barack Obama is already one of the greatest president ever, and somewhere in the sky Martin Luther King must be smiling. That audacity of hope thing, is not such a bad idea.


In the name of love.
What more in the name of love?
In the name of love!
What more? In the name of love!



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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Originally posted to blackwaterdog on Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 08:11 PM PDT.

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