I freely admit that 8 years ago I watched Obama take the oath of office and felt a little thrill of assuaged White guilt. Look kids, our first black President! That has worn off as I realized that a) I don't have any responsibility for slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, etc. and as such I don't have any collective guilt and b) that events of the past are complex and in no way excuse terrible behavior today or change simple facts.
What I also know now is what became readily apparent very soon after Obama took office and has been our reality ever since. He has been an unmitigated disaster for the United States and there are lots of dead brown people in the Middle East and dead black men in Chicago who probably aren't hugely impressed with hope and change.
Just fiscally, our debt is nearly doubled and about to pass $20,000,000,000,000 and in return for that we get crappy education, a billion rules from self-important career bureaucrats, a ton of new food stamp recipients. Nothing was done to address the unfunded mandates or runaway spending or bloated, self-preserving bureaucracies.
He has emboldened perverts and deviants of all stripes. When he took office, men who sodomized other men for recreation were not able to get "married" nor were butch women who hated men able to do the same. Deviants men who liked to dress like women being able to use women's locker rooms and bathrooms wasn't an issue. If Hillary had replaced him, who knows what perversions would have been mainstreamed next? Pedophilia? Polygamy? Bestiality? The sky would have been the limit for the sexual fringes.
His incompetent and incessant meddling in foreign affairs gave us the spectacle of Benghazi and four dead Americans left to die horrible deaths. The "Arab Spring" has replaced dictatorships with chaos. Thanks to Obama and his sycophantic buddies in European capitols, the homeland of White European Americans is being overrun with hordes of Muslim infiltrators who are making it unsafe for White women to walk the streets in many cities and still Obama clamors for more. We have thousands of troops still in Afghanistan and Iraq and who knows where else fighting and dying a holding action until the inevitable surrender and return to power of the Taliban and other Islamic terrorists.
Lawlessness runs rampant in many of our cities as criminals have become emboldened by Obama's rhetoric. Black lives, we are told, matter but only if those lives are lost in the very rare occasions when a White cop shoots the black men, and typically that happens while the black man in question is armed and/or in the middle of the commission of a crime. Obama's hometown is a war zone with a couple of murders on average each day.
Race relations in general in this country are at a low point since the "Civil Rights Era". Far from a unifier, Obama proved himself to be a divider and a champion for reducing the White majority. We were badgered with White guilt and accusations of racism at every turn.
All in all, the last eight years have been a horror show for real Americans and especially for White men. I don't know for sure what the next four years hold for America and particularly for White men in America (i.e. the people who built this country) but it certainly can't be any worse.
Good riddance to Barack Hussein Obama, the man who did the unthinkable and toppled Jimmy Carter from his perch as the worst American President in modern history.