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11 Inspirational Obama Quotes To Remind You That America Is Great

The U.S. is entering a period of tough transition with the recent election of Donald Trump. But let’s not forget the times President Obama moved us with his words…

“We’re not Democrats first, we’re not Republicans first, we’re Americans first,” Obama said after the 2016 election.

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His remarks to the country after the election results unified us again as Americans. Even if it was just for a second.

“We are the change that we seek,” Obama said when he was running for his first term as president.

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” President Obama said in a speech on Feb. 5, 2008.

What do you expect from someone who has consistently motivated us since his first run for the presidency?

“The American Dream is something no wall will ever contain,” Obama triumphantly told the crowd of the Democratic National Convention.

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He made it clear that the American dream is open for anybody willing to work for it.

“We take a step forward sometimes we take two steps back,” Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards. “Sometimes we get two steps forward and take one step back but it’s never a straight line. It’s never easy.”

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It was in 2011 during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards that he reminded us that some times progress has set backs. But the set backs don’t have to be permanent. They can be overcome with hard works and perseverance.

“America isn’t about ‘yes he will,'” Obama told the Democratic National Convention, taking a dig at Trump. “It’s about ‘yes we can.'”

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He dropped some serious inspiration on us during this year’s Democratic National Convention.

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope,” Obama said during the 2008 primary campaign trail.

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“We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope,” President Obama said in New Hampshire in 2008. “But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”

Let’s continue to have the kind of hope he had inspired during the 2008 primary race.

“There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America,” Obama argued during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. “There’s the United States of America.”

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Even then, Obama was doing everything he could to truly unify us all.

“We all go forward with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens,” Obama said on Nov. 9, 2016, trying to quell fears that were already growing.

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“Because that presumption of good faith is essential to a vibrant and functioning democracy,” President Obama continued in his 2016 election results remarks.

Even though there is so much fear about a Trump presidency, President Obama wants us to remain hopeful and compassionate to all Americans.

“We all need to be as organized and persistent as Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been during this election,” Obama said at the Democratic National Convention.

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He knows that those who want to see good in this country can come together to enact that change.

“Don’t ever think you can’t make a difference,” he told Americans looking to continue progress.

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We mustn’t give up because we can and will make a difference if we keep on working.

“Don’t boo, vote,” Obama said about those displeased with Trump.

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Stay involved. Be active. There are only two years until the mid-terms when we get to vote again. We can change history in just two years.


READ: The Way Hillary Clinton And President Obama Handled The Election Results Will Overwhelm You With Emotion

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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