Here’s my Quick Hit in this morning’s Morning Insurrection newsletter:

THE END – It’s strange to see Obama leave office. I started Legal Insurrection three weeks before the 2008 election. Our entire blog life has been about — in varying degrees — Obama. I’m glad to see him go, but it will be strange not having Obama to kick around anymore.”

Here are some historical facts.

This website was started after an argument with a liberal friend in late August, 2008, after he learned I was not voting for Obama. At the end of the argument, he said he’d never heard anyone explain our side as clearly as I did, and I should start a blog. I took the bait. Eight years later, here we are.

The first post at Legal Insurrection on October 12, 2008 was about Obama, Obama is “Door No. 2”:

As in Let’s Make a Deal, choosing Door No. 2 carries great risks. So does choosing Obama.

Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his political career. Obama may not have known about Jeremiah Wright’s political race-baiting, or he may have known but not cared. Obama may be someone who views this country as inherently good, or he may secretly share the views of his political enabler, William Ayers, that this country is inherently bad. We may know Obama better than Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers know Obama, or we may not know Obama at all.

Since that first post, there have been over 7,000 posts, and over 50,000 comments, using the word “Obama” in them.

I have so many favorite memories.

My favorite .gif is of Obama kicking open a door (it’s not *real*):

My favorite photo of Obama supporters, circa 2008, is this:

My favorite photo of a reaction to Obama was this, of a woman fainting at an Obamacare rally:

My favorite photoshop of Obama was the one we use for our Twitter account (courtesy reader Patricia):

My favorite Obama meme we created was:

My favorite anti-Obama bumper sticker was:

My favorite anti-Obama road sign was:

My favorite Branco cartoon about Obama was:

Okay, I couldn’t pick just one.

My favorite Obamamania video, Looking back at Madness: Sing for Change

Now he’s gone.

What do we do now?