Yes, You Can Praise Presidents You Don’t Always Agree With

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Yes, You Can Praise Presidents You Don't Always Agree With

The people of the United States are continuing on a downward spiral of division due to hyperpartisan politics. Hatred between Trump supporters and those who don’t support Trump continue to rise. Since I have decided to hear the other side, I think I understand why. 

The division and vileness hasn’t been this bad as far back as I can remember in my life time.

After research, having conversations, and finding out from both sides what they believe, I am beginning to think a lot of this outrage is there because the way Barack Obama was treated during his Presidency by Conservative media and pundits.

If there is one thing I want to get across to those on both sides of the aisle, it’s this: we can praise and appreciate politicians with different political views than our own.

To come together as one nation, we need to stop letting labels divide us. I think if more Trump supporters would have an open mind and talk about the good things that Obama did, then Trump’s opposition will start talking more about Trump’s accomplishments. 

Here are a few of Obama’s accomplishments I think all of us would appreciate. 

1 – Rescued the country from the Great Recession, cutting the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7% over six years

2 – Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden

3 – Saved the U.S. auto industry

4 – Dropped the veteran homeless rate by 50 percent

5 – Increased Department of Veteran Affairs funding

I also want to make it clear, just because we may not agree with what the accomplishment is doesn’t mean it’s not an accomplishment. And that’s not an exhaustive list, either.

Now that Trump supporters complain about the hatred that President Trump gets, I think we should go back down memory lane and see the hatred that President Obama endured for 8 years and is still receiving.

I really don’t want to get into the hate of what this President went through, all you need to do is use google, and you will see it.  President Obama has endured a lot as President and completed his 8 years with amazing accomplishments. He had no personal scandals, handled tough criticism with respect, and I believe after everything that I have read and learned with an open mind, that deep down he did care for the American people.

I know many conservatives felt they were belittled and put down by him, but I think that what he was trying to do was help them to see what it’s like to see how other Americans see the world. Different races, different cultures, and different faith outlooks.

He was truly looking out for all Americans, even the ones that didn’t want to see it.