First on the list is the very concept of a first lady. Just think about this.
For feminists, or anyone frankly with a 21st-century grasp of gender equality, it is a highly troublesome concept. It is a position that involves a woman — no matter the glorious complexity, glittering accomplishment or human drama of her prior life — being shoehorned into a role that is, by definition, about the man to whom she is married.
First ladies both feed into, and reflect, our patriarchal values, and so, in this world still so intolerant of female domination, making their husbands look good inevitably involves diminishing themselves, and a decoupling from their own achievements, so as not to outshine the president. Obama is both the ultimate first lady and has also, which is the second issue, been folded into a narrative of the American dream.
I see an American nightmare.
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Because which period of American history could they be nostalgic for? The state sponsored terror of slavery, and segregation? The long, painful battle for civil rights? Or the enduring economic disadvantage and racism that all three left behind?
That's enough," telling the reporter to, "put down the mic. Judge's ruling in CNN case a victory for free press. Trump even had Acosta's press credentials taken away later that day. Thankfully a Trump-appointed federal judge on Friday granted a temporary injunction to reinstate Acosta's press access. In contrast, look what happened in when a reporter for the right-wing Daily Caller heckled President Obama during a speech in the White House's Rose Garden by yelling out, "Why'd you favor foreigners over Americans?
Did Obama angrily berate the reporter or revoke his press credentials? No, instead Obama responded calmly, "Excuse me, sir, but it's not time for questions. But if you pay attention to Mrs. Obama's words, the contrasting responses make sense.
He was just the best with kids.
Trump has never tried to be anything more than the president of his base. And he seems happy to be just that. He knows his base loves the way he lashes out at the media, Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters D-California and anyone who dares to not give him the tribute he believes he's entitled. It's the same reason Trump continually serves his base the same red meat he served on the campaign trail from wanting to build a wall to ginning up fears of brown immigrants. Trump, as president, never pivoted to the center to reach out to more Americans -- because it's never been about reaching all Americans.
It's always been about maintaining his grip on power and surrounding himself with people who praise him accordingly.
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For more opinion Indeed, even after Trump's GOP got trounced in the midterm elections, we didn't see Trump say, "I've heard the message of the American people and will try to find more common ground with the other party," as Obama did after loses in the midterms or George W. Bush did after losing fewer House seats in than the GOP did this year.
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Instead, Trump declared it was an "incredible" night for the Republicans, slammed the media as "hostile" and even mocked Republicans who lost for refusing to "embrace" him. Given that Trump seems unable to evolve, we can expect to see even more of his philosophy of "When they go low, we go lower.
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On 14 December , Obama gave a speech trying to try to help Americans make sense of the murder of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As he started to talk about the future they might have had, his tears started to fall. Just over three years later, in January , Obama would weep again as he spoke about gun violence.
But while he mourned the victims of America's mass murders, he must also have wept at his inability to use his presidency to do anything about it. After Sandy Hook he tried, but the measures he had proposed failed.
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Capitol Hill would not be moved. There have been more than 1, mass shootings since Adam Lanza walked into the elementary school and gunned down those six- and seven-year-olds. The President should have been in another room getting read-outs but wanted to see the footage, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Then he told the world: "Tonight I can report to the American people, and to the world, that the United States has conducted an operation that kills Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qadea and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. On the flight to South Carolina to read the eulogy for murdered pastor Rev Clementa Pinckney in June , Obama told his wife and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett that he might sing. He told them: "I don't know whether I am going to do it but I just wanted to warn you two that I might sing.
But both said to him he should see how he felt once he was in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where white supremacist Dylann Roof had shot nine people dead. On 23 March , Obama signed the Affordable Care Act to give millions of low paid families access to low-cost health care.
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