President Obama was at the center of a serious grill session Monday at a Town Hall meeting in Washington. Obama took the hot seat as supporters informed Obama about their growing disappointment in him and his administration.
One “exhausted” supporter told Obama that she feels her family is swiftly approaching the “hot dog and beans era.” The woman, Velma Hart, a Black women, veteran of the Army Reserve, wife and mother of two kids in private school, spoke very sternly to President Obama. Hart stated:
I’m one of your middle-class Americans. And, quite frankly, I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.
I’ve been told that I voted for a man who said he’s going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I’m one of those people, and I’m waiting, sir. I’m waiting. I don’t feel it yet… My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?
The President responded by saying he understood the woman’s frustration, and listed a number of policies he has put in place that he said will help the middle class, including an expansion of student loans and new consumer protections for credit card users.
“My goal here is not to try to convince you that everything’s where it needs to be,” Obama said. “It’s not. That’s why I ran for president. But what I am saying is, is that we’re moving in the right direction.”
We feel where she’s coming from but …everyone is strapped for cash these days!
If you’re a supporter of Obama be a supporter, when sh*t gets hard don’t look at Obama as the problem.
Obama has been doing his damnedest to create the change that he campaigned about: passing healthcare, pulling the troops out of Iraq, creating jobs, and trying to fix this economy.
Do people really expect one man to fix 8 years worth of mess in a year and some change?!? GTFOH!