That perspective was one that was to unite our country more than ever before. A post-partisan and post-racial America. One that would transcend all the petty disagreements we had before. A nation that would be lauded by people in other countries. He was to increase the world's respect for America.
What most people didn't realize at the time was Candidate Barack Obama meant this would only come to fruition if everyone would just agree with his policies, his ideas and follow in lockstep behind him.
His time as President Barack Obama has been filled with various comments and gestures that indicate a willingness to get down in the mud and berate those that disagree with his views. An unseemly act for someone holding the most powerful position in the free world.
Mr. Obama has been a driving force in dividing our nation. He pits Americans against each other depending upon his audience and what he wants to accomplish. Never before has someone touted to has such astute political abilities been so politically horrendous.
He sees himself as the champion of the oppressed. But only as he gets to define the oppressors. In his words, average Americans who are fed up with government spending and have legitimate fears about the growth of government spending under his administration he is "amused" by. He feels those same people should "thank" him for "cutting" taxes.
Work on Wall Street or an employee of a large financial firm? You're the bad guy. Banker? You're a "fat cat" shark. Looking to take advantage of the oppressed. A police officer doing your job? You might act "stupidly" when fulfilling your duties. When the federal government fails to secure our borders and your state Governor looks out for you best interests? You might be "irresponsible" or "misguided".
Barack Obama is a part time President. He leads only a fraction of our country.
Never before in the history of our nation have we had a president purposely attempt to pit American against American on such a grand scale to push a narcissistic agenda to appease his ego. Not even Nixon went to this extreme.
Mr. Obama needs to lead all of America. He is the president of all Americans, not just a select few that agree with his policies. He extends an open hand to Iran while bringing a gun to the fight with his own citizens.
It is time for him to stop being a demagogue and be a President.
The President of the United States of America.