The X Fact(her): 100 Days of Obama and Counting
Did Karl Rove just say that Obama is equipped to be our leader???
Ive had many jobs in my life and Ive
never received as much as a flower or cake when I lasted 100 days. My
first job out of college I did get a pair of Tiffany champagne flutes
when I hit my one year anniversary. I was laid off exactly one year
later. No parting gift either.
Of course we all understand the
magnitude of Prez Obama being in office for 100 days. Some of us are
still reeling from his being nominated and eventually being elected
#44. He possibly has the hardest job in the world and has had his fare
share of tests these past three months. The last time we tracked a
black mans first 100 days in office was Jay-Z as president of Def Jam
and we see how that turned out.
By most accounts hes doing a good job,
but if he werent would we, those who rode hard for him, the
underdog, ever turn against him?
What would Obama have to do to make us not like him?
The economy is in the crapper and he
still has fans. Surely, we know it wasnt his fault and we seem to
applaud his every move to help with jump starting the economy. Im
personally grateful for his Cobra plan for folks recently laid off; the
government pays 65% of my monthly payments. Unemployment was extended
from 26 weeks to 33 and an additional $25 was added to each weekly
Obama, you have no complaints from me. A recent survey shows his approval rating at 69%.
As news of his 100 days in office began
to take over the cable news outlets, even his harshest critics had
little to complain about when rating Obama in comparison to what our
last president (we wont even mention his name here) did in 2,920 days.
While 100 days is a great
accomplishment (especially since the country hasnt crashed and burned
as many who were opposed to a novice president of color taking the
reigns had thought), its a grain of sand in the hour glass when you
think of what the next 3 years and nine months can bring.
Regardless, lets break out the
champagne and raises our glasses (I have two I have yet to use) and
make a toast to his honor, Prez Obama.
Be sure to remove your face mask before you take a sip.
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