When you want to inspire people with Hope, the first thing one needs is Faith. President Obama's faith, was in his policies. Policies he believed would feed his idea of Hope and Change. What he forgot was, what gives people hope... is inspiration! And one cant be inspired by something thats not greater than, the will of man.
In his zeal to equalize us all, he never saw the real danger of equalization. Its called "flat-lining!". He forgot that you cant up-lift anything, if you believe your already, at the top. You cant make Americans feel good about themselves, when you spend much of your time, putting down one half of the Nations, people! You cant honestly inspire the whole Nation, when you make it your job, to put down, our other half.
You wanted to sell us hope, but you ignored what it takes to have hope. You cant inspire us to go forward, when all you do is look back, to place blame. Something you told us early on, we shouldnt do. You cant lead ALL OF US, when your focus is on those who only see things your way!. You cant convince us that you are fixing our problems, when you insist on giving away your responsibility for it.
You cant take away our free market system, by replacing it, with government ineptitude, or pandering to unions. Both Unions and Government, never reward exceptionalism. And this Mr President, is the real crux of your problem. You have attempted to take away American Exceptionalism. Replaced it, by throwing your complete support behind mediocrity, or even worse, less.
When your ideology is to demonize, smear, or distort the truth, about those who create jobs; where do you expect, America to go? Your desire to fix the middle class cant happen, if you go out campaigning against half of them.
Hope and change, can only come through Faith in something that lifts us up. In this Country, our faith is tied into our belief, that we are exceptional. Exceptionalism's meaning, has nothing to do with arrogance. Exceptionalism, means unusual. Unusual in the respect of who we believe ourselves to be. We see ourselves as the whole of the world. For every country in the world lives here. That is indeed, exceptional. Every relgion is represented here. This is who we are. We are a melting pot, of the worlds best. The fearless, who left their homes to face the unknown. Thats exceptional and even more importantly, unusual, for most men to do!
Most pundits believe its the economy that's bringing our Country down. Its not! Its seeing that what you wanted to give us, is far less, than who we are. Far less, then who we believe ourselves to be. Far less, in your vision for us.
You wanted to sell us hope, but you sold America's Soul, in the process.
We have to again, put our priorities in order. We can no longer allow you to separate us, for your political needs. We will not be separated, as black folks, or union members or those who you believe you represent. We thought you were the ONE. Instead, you proved to be no different from all the rest.
We thought you would unite us again , in the belief that we are exceptional!. We wanted you to see all of us, as good people, even those who didnt support your party. We wanted to see the best of who we are. Not against the world, but as the best examples, of it We never wanted freedom for ourselves alone. We loved our Country so much, that we wanted to bring our freedoms, to the rest of the world. That is our exceptionalism. "We the people", are believers. For we know, that when you really love yourself, you love others, as yourself.
Its that, Mr President, that "we the people" have come to know, you didn't deliver!