A commentary on life like only momma can give.

Tag Archives: Mark 14:8

Barack Obama

Barack Obama (Photo credit: jamesomalley)

When I was about 3 years old, my father made a tape (I’m dating myself) of me learning memory verses for Sabbath School ( the Seventh-Day Adventist version of Sunday school) and the one verse that I still here my 3 year old self quoting is Mark 14:8–“She hath done what she could”. When I think about the 4 years that president Obama has had and the trials and tribulations he has had to endure, it is no wonder that he became emotional while speaking at his last stop in Iowa before returning to his home in Chicago to find out if Americans can move “Forward” and continue the work that was started November 4th, 2008.

For the last 4 years, it has been well documented how the Republican Party has openly undermined Obama’s presidency regardless of how it affected our country  and two days after Obama’s inauguration, Rush Limbaugh stated that he– “Wanted  President Obama to fail”. That statement alone let all of America know that no matter how he and we may be able to help you, we are going to, as my momma used to say, “Cut off our nose to spite our face” and sit back and watch the show.

Unfortunately for them, they really did sit back and watch a show and the show was that of a man on a mission and it looked as if the mission was heaven sent because despite the roadblocks that were thrown his way, he managed to accomplish the following as listed on http://obamaachievements.org:

  • Obama has overhauled the food safety system
  • Advanced women’s rights in the work place
  • Ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in our military
  • Stopped defending DOMA in court.
  • Passed the Hate Crimes bill.
  • Appointed two pro-choice women to the Supreme Court.
  • Expanded access to medical care and provided subsidies for people who can’t afford it.
  • Expanded the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Fixed the preexisting conditions travesty [and rescissions] in health insurance.
  • Invested in clean energy.
  • Overhauled the credit card industry, making it much more consumer-friendly.
  • While Dodd-Frank bill was weak in many respects, it was still an extremely worthwhile start at re-regulating the financial sector.
  • He created a Elizabeth Warren’s dream agency: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • He’s done a lot for veterans
  • He got help for people whose health was injured during the clean-up after the 9/11 attacks.
  • He’s killed Osama Bin Laden
  • Eliminated several other Al-Qaeda leaders
  • Ended the War in Iraq
  • Begun the drawdown of forces from Afghanistan
  • End-run Republican obstructionism by recess-appointing Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

If there is anyone out there who has ever been undermined at work when all you tried to do was show up and do your job, go back and read this list of accomplishments as a reminder of what a thankless job looks like. This list is the result of hard work and the kind of work expected of an american president so as we wake up today ready to cast our vote, let’s all remember what President Obama has accomplished in the face of adversity and if anyone asks what he’s done…just tell him–“He hath done what he could” and now it’s our turn.



Crafty Chica

Latino crafts & positive living by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

RecetasPuertoRico.com

Portal De Recetas Puertorriqueñas

Conoce a Puerto Rico

Visita a Puerto Rico a través de fotos y videos

Super Awesome Co-op

Clarity - On The Farm & In Life

Sofrito Girl

Cooking traditional food with a twist in multi-cultural NYC

Chef and Steward®

Serving the good life!™

Chef Edgardo Noel

Algo más que cocina...

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

redtractorfarm

Weekly images from Kea, Greece, and redtractorfarm.com activities

www.crunkfeministcollective.com/

Where Crunk Meets Conscious and Feminism Meets Cool

The old Vegan In The Sun

Caribbean Vegan Recipes

Southern Girl in the City

A Traditional Girl in an Untraditional World

Chef Maven - Musings and Recipes of a Cooking Artist

Fresh from the garden slow food recipes, tips on gardening and home decor from my house to yours

The Urban Daily

Black Music, Movies, Urban News, Celebrity & Hip-Hop

That Kellie Girl

A Small Town Girl Exploring the World

chocolatecoveredlies.com

Life, Love, Politics, and the Ignorance We All Hold Dear!!!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.