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Thanks, Obama by imDRUNKonTEA Thanks, Obama by imDRUNKonTEA
All I'll say is that in four years, we will come to greatly appreciate this man and the hardship he endured for our future.

Say what you will about his policies, but his grace, dignity, and respect will be sorely missed.

So for one last time while he's president:

Thanks, Obama.
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EruDaan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017
Damn, thats really good. The likeness is definetly there. Good job.

Besides that - yeah, thanks for the civil war in Lybia(sp?) + bombing Syria, thanks for dropping more bombs (via drone strikes) on other countries than any other president of the US before you and thanks for a trillion+ doller depth, thanks for endorsing BLM thus deepening the racial divide in the US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

Protip - You should probably learn to spell the country's name (Libya) and common word (debt) before trying to make an argument. It makes you appear less ignorant.
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AriaRavenscar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah Obama had his faults and made some questionable decisions, but there were never any real scandals, and we knew he was for the people. It's terrifying what we're going to have to continue to fight through, but I'm hoping this country is still here after four years and we can elect someone who we know is for us and the planet. (Hillary was ok but BEEERRRRNNNNIIIIEEEEEEE)
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was a Bernie supporter too :) I'm glad he's still on our side though. We may just make it through this.
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KittyKillAll-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just lovely. And comforting. I'm going to miss his elegance and grace and his lovely wonderful family. I will always cherish my memories of voting for him. Of cheering him and his wonderful family on. No, I didn't agree with everything President Obama did, but he was a great leader. I hope he will see this!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm with you. He wasn't perfect, and some of his actions were questionable - but he was a real leader, and he led the country with grace and class.

I do hope we will have more leaders like him in that regard in the future. To lead is not just to make action, but also to inspire - something that I think people forgot this past year.
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Teh-Lucario Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprised at the amount of calm reasonable responses in the comment section. Usually political posts are breeding grounds for hatred. Not because of the person commenting being liberal or conservative, just because... well internet.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, this was pretty tame by internet standards :)
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WolfWindWaters227 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I am not a personal fan of the subject matter, I think your portrait is lovely(: Wonderful quality, and you've captured a great deal of likeness!!
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Teh-Lucario Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said.
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WolfWindWaters227 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's fine to have different opinions. My only issue is with people who are either a) completely ignorant of facts, or b) personally attack other commenters, like a few folks below :(
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WolfWindWaters227 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
For sure! Differing opinions are beautiful things, and should be treated (along with their owners) with respect. We're all human, surely that counts for something? But anyway, I digress. ^-^' How I may feel about a subject is irrelevant when congratulating an artist on a lovely piece of art, especially when said artist is being respectful, genuine, and just doing their own thing. I don't understand why people feel the need to have political smackdowns over something like this xD ^^' (And it is, lovely, that is(:  ) I love how clean and articulate you've made it!!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! Multiple viewpoints have merit. I understand that some people feel directly threatened by other political alignments, but if everyone could discuss issues like reasonable human beings we'd all be much better off.

Thank you again :) I do love doing portraits, and have been meaning to do more recently.
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WolfWindWaters227 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I 100% agree. 

No problem! I look forward to seeing more of your work!(:
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jagg17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice likeness of him~
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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basicbeyond Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's remarkable how many people here think that their political views matter on this website. 
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, the internet in a nutshell :)
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Akerlis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not American, but my sympathies to you and your fellow citizens, and whatever comes, I hope the best for you guys.
Also the piece looks pretty good. Very simple but elegant.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I hope not only does America make it out of this ok, but the rest of the world too. After all, we live in an age where everything is connected, for better or for worse.
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Akerlis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True enough. I am an optimist, I'll always hope for the best :)
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ADHadh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
A president that did such a great job people in America stopped having real issues and cared more about feels than reason during the election.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, well said =/ this was definitely an election out of emotion, not reason.
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Remus-Is-My-King Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I miss him already!!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :(
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2017
Really love the portrait very nicely done.
As for Obama I really didn't like him as a president and I feel some of the policies he did really hurt the US but he did try. His ideas were good but implemented poorly. I don't like Trump but I feel he will be able to push America to greatness again. A leader doiesn't have to be liked to be a great leader as long as they get the job done. Popularity doesn't make a good leader a good leader knows when to act and I think Trump will be that kind of leader. I really wanted him to be president because I felt the policies outlined in his platform (not how the media blew it out of proportion) are reasonable and needed to help this country become what it used to be. Right now everyone thinks America is a joke and doesn't respect what we have done for the world, even Americans are thinking this way. Patriotism seems to be dead  after the Reagan years and it really is a shame. I for one live, was born and raised in this country and really want it to become strong. I can't understand why others who have this same history don't want this to be true. Just because I want our country strong doesn't mean I want to diminish the strengths of other countries. It just seems that if we want our country to be strong translates to that means we want other countries to fail, and that is what I think goes through the minds of the people who live here and see The United States as wrong.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think Obama had great ideas that need a little more work to get to fruition. That said, my concern with patriotism isn't that it's bad, but rather that it can be used to control the population out of fear. For instance, in the recent past, it was 'unpatriotic' to criticize a war, or to suggest socialistic programs (like healthcare) as an alternative to the current system. While we should all be patriotic in asserting the values of the nation, using it as a blind label can do more harm than good - something that some politicians are more than willing to exploit.
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purpletad Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student General Artist
I feel like everyone who supports Trump that I know hates Obama except one person I know. I don't like the new President that is officially in office now but I want him to prove me wrong and that he is actually a good decision. Obama, was a President I looked up to, he has flaws and so does everyone, including the new President. I think what he tried was what he thought would actually help the nation and as long as he tried I think he can't be that bad. I hope the new President, someone who isn't a poise and humble, will still make a good difference and prove me wrong.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very much so. I don't think Obama was perfect, but I truly believe he wanted to help the country. I hope Trump takes us in a positive direction, but his behavior so far has me worried to say the least.
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purpletad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah, everyone is entitled to their own opinions as long as they are educated on the matter. If they are just saying stuff because people around them are saying it, then I have a problem.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely agree. Critical thinking is a must!
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jimmysworld Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, nice portrait of him. Very cool drawing. =)
Second, I don't consider myself a Democrat nor a Republican. Did I respect Obama? In some ways, yes. He had a lot to deal with which made his presidency difficult so history will tell us what kind of a president he was to the country. Right now there is so much hate going on with everything right now it's very sad. To see this on DeviantArt actually makes me reflect on his time in office and what will happen once he is gone. It's a sad day today. Thank you Obama for your service...
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I agree, he may not have been perfect, but I think history will show that he did much of what he could in the best interest of the country, in light of the realities of how divided the political system is and just how obstructionist his Congress was to anything he proposed.

I hope we will move past these divisive times and truly become united again.
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Edgemaster7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
His attempt to fundamentally destroy and bankrupt America almost worked; good job on the piece btw
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
apt username
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I will miss this man, he far succeeds the pig in office now
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very much so
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
tbh i don't even feel safe in this country anymore with that nazi running it...
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but take heart. Times are changing for the better, whether the crazies want it or not. It has been heartwarming to see unity in opposition to the incoming adminstration amongst so many people, even those on the right.
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah but that doesnt exactly change the destruction that clown's about to let loose.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. But paraphrasing what Aziz said in his SNL monologue: changes are not made by single individuals, but by lots of angry people - and there are lots of angry people opposed to him right now.

Btw, sorry about the troll you had to deal with. Don't let that get to ya :)
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hm.. i suppose i didnt really think about it like that, but ibhope thats the route it goes.

And meh ive dealt worse tbh lol, ones like that arent anything more than slightly amusing.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha true that :)
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Pwney Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
good u should leave then
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Obvious troll is obvious. I dont give a fuck what a peon like you thinks.
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Pwney Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gay furfag calling me a peon. kek
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KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do the world a favor and choke on something.
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:iconpwney:
Pwney Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean like how you choke on dick? Nah I'm good fam.
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Naga-Asura Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Good riddance I say
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