In modern times, and more specifically, post this most recent election, our country seems to be more divided than ever. However, lest we forget that it was but only 8 short years earlier that a similar feeling was shared among the nation – when Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America.
Obama would enter the history books the second his first term began as being the first black American President and needless to say, this fact alone (although unwarranted) was enough to put a good portion of the population into a tizzy. But over his 8 years in office, Obama won over not only the American people, but the world at large, and will likely go down as one of the greatest presidents in American history – and here is why.
Putting aside the fact that he was the first black president, Obama prided himself on being a man of the people, and his actions worked tirelessly towards the betterment of all man. He fought for health reform and created the Affordable Car Act. He fought for women’s rights; including reproductive rights – and often hot button topic for sitting presidents. Unlike the majority of his predecessors, the Obama family had no scandals, rather were a shining example for families around the globe.
It was Obama who captured and killed the notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” He signed the little-known but hugely impactful Claims Resolution Act, which provided black and Native American farmers with $4.6 billion in government funding after they were previously denied loans and resource royalties owed to them for decades. Obama improved Cuban and American relations and helped lead the way to the legalization of same-sex marriages. He signed an executive order banning the torture of prisoners and commuted more prison sentences than the last 9 presidents combined.
Few presidents before Obama have had such a positive impact on not only the nation, but the world at large, and while he may not be president anymore, that doesn’t mean that the public’s fascination with him has let up. If anything, many people through a comparison with our current president would like nothing more than another 4 years of “yes we can.”
Although the Obama’s may no longer be living in the White House, they still haven’t left DC, and in order to do that, they first had to find a new residence to call home. In this, they were not only successful in finding a new home, but also in making the majority of the country jealous at the beautiful new property where they lay their heads at night.
We assume that you, much like ourselves, are curious as to what home would be fitting for an ex-president, fresh off of calling the White House home. Well, wonder no longer, for we have 11 photos of Obama’s new DC home that proves it is a perfect replacement for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
(Photos, credited to Town and Country Magazine)
As rule of thumb for dens and man caves, the less you have to leave the room, the better. However, as is often the case when watching a movie or cheering on your team in the big game, sometimes you get thirsty or hungry. Normally, that would be a problem, except if you live in Obama's new house.
The already spacious den has an adjacent wet bar, complete with marble sink, fridge, freezer and enough cabinetry and storage to ensure that you have the matching glassware for whatever your choice of libation may be.