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'Hope 'n' Change' Reality Check


Women and minorities hardest hit: "I am just a little bit weary of the promises that (Obama) has made. I really haven't been seeing any kind of changes that affect me directly."

That's from a discouraging piece in the Daily Mail about Destiny Mathis, who personally wrote to President Obama two years ago expressing her support for the him.  He sent her a handwritten reply on White House stationery.  Now, Mathis has been forced to sell the letter in the hopes of raising enough cash to avoid being evicted from her home:

Opening the handwritten letter from President Obama brought a glimmer of hope to her life as he promised her that things would get better for her and her family.

And despite the fact Destiny Mathis, from Hobart, Indiana, treasured the letter, more than two years later she has no choice but to sell it as she and her three children face eviction from their home.

The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.

... She graduated top of her class in 2005 and was working as a surgical technician while also helping her mother, who was battling cancer at the time.

She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.'

It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her.

Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work.

Her partner also left around this time.

With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter.

She told the Huffington Post: 'I wrote him just expressing my concern about what's going to happen in the next two years. I know he's under a lot of stress, but I need to see more results.'

Today the 'hopium' high is gone, and the sad reality of President Obama's failed economic policies has set in.  And it is biting very hard.  I'll grant that some of the circumstances that led to Mathis' current state of destitution are of course beyond control of the President.  But since she has apparently been out of work for at least a year, it is very unlikely that she will be hired again in the near future.  And that is directly attributable to the President's policies.

Mathis' story also perfectly illustrates the grand irony of Democratic Party rule -- the 'party of the common man' invariably makes things much worse for poor and working class Americans when they cede control of the economy to Big Business, Big Banking, Big Labor, and Big Government. 

I wonder, if Destiny Mathis had been a "bundler" delivering up to $500,000 in donations to the Obamas instead of wasting her time printing corny t-shirts (presumably with her own money) and knocking on doors in the 'hood during the 2008 campaign, might she have landed a cushy "key administration post" in the Obama White House, instead of ending up long-term unemployed?

Another Obama myth, busted -- the man who was 'not for sale' and who would 'end business as usual in Washington' ended up being one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, schmoozers of mega campaign donors ever to inhabit the White House.

Out of Hope and No Real Change: Obama 2012.


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Comments (9)

The working poor won't surv... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

The working poor won't survive another four years of Obama. Literally.

"Her partner also left her ... (Below threshold)

"Her partner also left her around this time"

Why buy the cow when the milks free.

"THE biggest schmoozer." A... (Below threshold)

"THE biggest schmoozer." Apt description of an empty suit.

After all, he had all those "accomplishments" in his resume, didn't he?

Almost hate to say this but... (Below threshold)

Almost hate to say this but.."It's for the children"

Do you think she has had enough of rainbows and unicorns?

Thank heavens she doesnt ha... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Thank heavens she doesnt have to worry about her car payment and morgage thanks to Obama. I mean she probably has no car and the taxpayers are paying her rent.

I feel sorry for her, howev... (Below threshold)

I feel sorry for her, however anyone would be in the same postion if they have 3 children and no husband. Partner??? what the hell is that?

She could have have a decent life bad economy or not. But when you choose to have children with no husband or a unstable man what do you expect. Now everyone else have to pay for this?? And they pull at our heart strings because innocent children are involved.
She did damage to herself, her children and finally to society. Just read a few minutes ago in our local newspaper that 72% of blacks are born out of wedlock. 72%! What a recipe for disaster. And they wonder why they are in the position they are in.....

Women like her give away free the most precious commodity they have...themselves and then say "Poor me"...and "Help me".

"I know he's under a lot... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

"I know he's under a lot of stress, but I need to see more results."

Whoa. Now that's some smack talk. Believe me, she's not going anywhere. She's rationalizing her dissonance over Obama's failure.

"He's going to buy my gas a... (Below threshold)

"He's going to buy my gas and pay my mortgage." Shame on Obama for exploiting these people's lack of intelligience. ww

I don't know, Jeff - there'... (Below threshold)

I don't know, Jeff - there's nothing like a cluebat alongside the head to force a reevaluation of your politics, and it seems she's been smacked hard.

"What? You mean that after all hard work and the tshirts I made, THIS is what I get?"

Well, duh. What'd you expect? You voted for someone who wanted to crash the system, drive up energy prices, and he's doing just what he said he would - 'fundamentally transform America'.

Too bad you didn't look a bit closer at WHAT he wanted to transform the country into. The clues were there - but you just didn't want to put it all together and understand what it would all mean.






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