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Our First Black President Says Goodbye

What an emotional day on January 10th 2017. A day we will always remember.

Eight years ago, Barack Obama inspired Americans to embrace political change with the mantra “yes we can.” He bade them farewell Tuesday after a historic, tumultuous presidency with the words “yes we did.”

Most memorable lines from Barack Obama’s farewell address :

On democracy

“Democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear,” he said.

On Michelle

“You have made me proud, and you have made the country proud,” he said of his wife as he at one point wiped back tears.
Obama tears up talking about Michelle
In a speech that was as much for history as for the moment, Obama essentially argued that America is as great as it has ever been, a beacon of democracy, equality and hope. ( CNN)
Obama became emotional when he paid tribute to his wife Michelle and his daughters Malia and Sasha
“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor,” he told the First Lady.
Coming full circle, Obama took his leave by recalling his 2007 campaign launching address — effectively arguing that everything he had said that day about being a catalyst for Americans to realize their own political change had been validated over the course of his presidency.
“You did change the world,” he said.
“I am asking you to believe,” he continued. “Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”
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