Have I got an idea?

We are practicing climbing walls and fences, you know, in case we should need such a skill
We are practicing climbing walls and fences, you know, in case we should need such a skill

Dear Mr. President, can I call you Barack?

I mean I do feel that close to you. You are my president and the president of my family. You and the Supremes actually are responsible for making us visible, and I am forever grateful for your wisdom and intellect. You have done so much good for us all. I am so proud to have you and Michelle as our Potus and Flotus. Oy gevalt (woe is me), how I could go on and on?

But given the current situ at hand, I feel I should be less verbose and strike my point early. Things are batshit crazy in our country feel a bit unsettling with the impending Mr. Macher (scheming social climber) Elect’s upcoming inaugural. So I got to thinking. You know that phrase; I think it’s a Cherokee Proverb (we won’t tell Mr. Macher T that, it will just anger him further), “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.” Well maybe, as you and Michelle are packing up your things, you leave behind one pair of shoes in the Potus closet.

Maybe, just maybe, he’ll try them on. And like Cinderella, whose shoes forever changed her life, your Potus powered ‘kicks’ that you have been ‘commander-in-chief-ing’ around in for the past eight years will do something magical for the mystifying Mr. Macher T. Perhaps when he laces up, and potchka’s (keeps busy with no clear end in sight) about in the oval office, he will sense your compassion, empathy and willingness to hear and be open. Possibly, right in those moments of strolling in your very experienced and authentic set of shoes, he will f*cking quit his narcissistic and sociopathic ways and get a clue better understand the feelings, perspectives and emotions of we the people…who are all searching for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness together.

Michelle, she doesn’t need to leave any pumps or even sneakers behind, for I just learned that Mrs. Macher T will not be living in the White House. We should only be so lucky for the rest of this meshuggeneh (crazy) clan.

Now, a lot is riding on this shoe idea, but given the circumstances that stand before us, we have to start somewhere. And, it may be easier than taking out the Electoral College.

Thank you Barack, for all you have done and continue to do every day. I welcome any ideas you may have towards passing the baton with the same set of leadership, integrity, morals and ethics that you bring to the party each and every day. You Barack, are a true mensch (decent, good and honorable human being).

Very sincerely yours,


Di shich fun oreman’s kind vaksen miten fisel. The shoes of the poor man’s children grow with their feet.




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72 thoughts on “Have I got an idea?

  1. What a beautiful quote, Lisa ” The shoes of the poor man’s children grow with their feet” To me, it implies that they possibly do not get shoes. Sigh.

    Okay, now that I’ve stopped gazing at that photo and wishing I was there, playing with the girls…nice tribute to Mr Barack Obama. May his successor behave! 🙂 Hugs!

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  2. We need more Barack and Michelle. I still haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that the next first lady isn’t even American. If Trump can’t make his marriages work (he is on his 3rd or 4th wife, right?) how the hell can he run a country? Great post… Perhaps a good pair of shoes can change a country and the world. One can wish and hope, anyway.

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  3. It is almost beyomd comprehension that somebody with as much charm, inteligence, warmth and compassion as President Obama could be replaced with someone who is the polar opposite of all those things. His would be hard shoes to fill for anyone, but Trump falls woefully short.
    I can only hope (I dont do praying) that our fears are not realised and the next 4 years pass with none of the upsets we fear.

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  4. Bless you, what is happening to our world? Here’s a shoe to start the process xxx
    👞 I chose that over a trainer as he doesn’t strike me as someone who would even consider wearing a sports shoe.


  5. Now wouldn’t that be great, if just by leaving some shoes Barack could inspire greatness! I love him and Michelle so much, I don’t want them to go (and I’m not even in the US). Great letter!

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    I am so sorry I imbued you with hope needlessly. There’s still the electoral college on December 19… But, I am not holding my breath. Nor should you.
    Thanks for bringing your post to last week’s Blogger’s Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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  7. Haha – oh that this could work! I really like Obama. Going to be a hell of a one extreme to the other to go from him to Trump. I actually find that really heartbreaking for him – he has done and tried to do so much good, and he has made such a lot of progress in relations with the rest of the world, and I think it is so sad that such a good President is going to have to watch someone destroy everything he worked for.

    (I always liked that old joke about that proverb: ‘Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.’ )

    Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics.

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