“Doing what feels good — what’s convenient, what’s easy — that’s how little kids think.” – Barack Obama

You’ll find the complete transcript of Barack Obama’s speech to graduating high school seniors here, but these are the parts that most caught the attention of my family this evening. I share them as a reminder to everyone in the audience that real leadership still exists. We may lack leadership in the White House, but we still have capable, thoughtful and inspiring leaders in the United States. And I take some comfort in that.

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9 Comments

  1. Posted May 16, 2020 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    In the interest of fairness, I thought that I’d also share something that the sitting President of the United States tweeted out this evening. [note: It’s fucking insane.]

  2. Bob
    Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Here’s what they do. Obama makes the ultimate sacrifice and at the very last minute announces he will be Biden’s VP. Close to the election so they can’t try to stop it. I don’t think there’s any rule preventing it. He does it just long enough to ensure a landslide victory over Trump. He makes it clear he will stick around just to help ol’ Joe right the ship and then resign. They can appoint Warren or someone. Think like a Republican for once you lame ass Dems. Dirty tricks.

  3. iRobert
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    It’s amazing to me that Trump tweeting that ridiculous video is something that instills confidence in him as a leader in the minds of HW, EOS and FF. It’s really way off the deep end.

  4. Frosted Flakes
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I thought it was funny. Mark’s comment was funny too. We are living in crazy times. Maybe we need a leader who is a little crazy? I mean people on this blog say unintentionally hilarious stuff everyday.

  5. EOS
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Yeah, I do think Trump’s video is far more inspiring than Obama’s.

  6. Bradley Whitford by proxy
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    The people wanted Barack Obama to speak. And he inspired them. Donald Trump got jealous so pretended that he was a hero in an action movie. Sad.

  7. John Brown
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    His photoshopped puckered up mango noggin falling into the guillotine basket in Pappilon would probably prove to be more historically accurate.

  8. Demetrius
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    That video isn’t a parody, it’s a preview: Civil War II – Electoral Boogaloo

  9. Lynne
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Donald Trump is boring.

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