Cover Story: “We Had 43 Problems' But He Wasn't 1"

He started his legacy by giving us a “Change we can believe in,” by becoming the country’s first African American President. His affordable care act (Obamacare) allowed even those who didn’t even support him, to have free healthcare. He did what 43 couldn’t due and brought Osama Bin Laden to justice. He restored diplomatic ties with Cuba (no more sneaking in cigars). He stimulated an economy that was in the worst recession since the Great Depression. He was under more scrutiny before he took the oath, than any other President in U.S. history. A special group, The Tea Party, was formed to make him a one term President, in which he responded by winning a second term.

He sang off key, yet drop the mic after delivering some of the wittiest punch lines in White House Correspondence history. He avoided controversy, (yep no Scandals in his House). Turned the bowling alley in a basketball court. Proclaimed that this country was a United front and not just about one group. His only fault was caring too much, wanting to see this country be “Great Again” and see it once again reach its manifest destiny.

His last days in office was probably the most relaxed of all his eight years. He pardoned some folk, (he freed Big Meech, but not Larry Hoover), repealed “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”, and set this country up for success.

Though his hair may have gotten grayer, his skin a little more wrinkled, he gave it his all. He made us proud in some form or another. Be it his awkward 2-step, his witty comebacks for hecklers while he addressed the nation, or just by being the rock star President that he was. He didn’t do it his way, he did it the right way. And when it was all said and done, 44 was our best and yes, this country has problems, and he helped us with some, we had 43 problems, but he wasn’t 1!

Story by: Christlo Jordan III

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