Today we all got to listen to the conversation between Marc Maron and President Obama. But based on what I'm reading/hearing, you'd think all the President did was walk into Maron's garage, say the N-word, and walk out.
All day today I've been seeing people either blast the President for using that word or defend the context. Let me add my 2 cents: THAT'S NOT ALL PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID!
Over the course of an hour, he talked about some fascinating topics, like:
- How/why he was able to craft an identity for himself, as a Black man, that was different from his father.
- How he still believes that the American people are better than our politics.
- The angriest he's ever been at Congress was when - after all those babies were killed in Newtown - they still couldn't pass common sense gun control.
- The thing that makes him happiest is to watch his daughters grow into such kind, compassionate young women.
- How turning the ship of state a couple of degrees in a different direction gives us the possibility for a whole new trajectory as a country.
Any one of those topics could be turned into a whole article by themselves. And over the course of the next few days, I just might do that.
Those are the things we should be talking about - not letting the media pull our strings into a pointless argument.