A prophet among us

I wish I could take credit for this, but I can’t. My producer Bob Joyce pointed this one out and the more I thought about it, the more I realized he is right. Peggy Joseph is indeed a prophet among us. And you laughed. Ok, and I did too.

First some context. It was an Obama campaign rally in Florida in 2008 and Channel 6 got the chance to interview a young woman who was so excited to see him. Why? Because, she said, Obama would pay for everything. No worries. No more. Go ahead laugh, or cry, but she was a prophet.


So what makes her a prophet? Here are some headlines just from this month.

Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion.

Or how about this one?


No gas too. Yikes! Peggy the prophet. Just to put a topper on that one … there’s a rebate to make it more affordable for Peggy too. But come on. In Obama land it’s all free: health care, retirement, college. All from O-B-A-M-A’s stash.


It’s just, well as GM as found out, it’s like selling your soul to the devil.

“We want the government out, period,” Mr. Whitacre said in comments after speaking at an automotive conference in northern Michigan. “We don’t want to be known as Government Motors.”…

Eliminating government ownership, he said, would be good for employee morale and would improve G.M.’s image. While unusual, selling all the shares during an initial offering is not unheard of. The credit card giant Visa raised about $19 billion during an offering in March 2008.

Has anyone thought about going back to Peggy Joseph and asking what else is in our future?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Lynn on August 6, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Jim, If you didn't have the sound bites, I would not believe this! We need EVERY voter with brains to correct this OBAMAnation.

  2. BEA on August 6, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Oh, Peggy Joseph…I'm so happy and relieved for you!!!

    But wait!!! Your worries are now my worries…and my money is now your money!!!

    I wonder if Obama has a stash for people like me who are supporting people like you???

  3. winnie888 on August 6, 2010 at 11:03 am


    are his four years up yet?  it feels as if he's been in office for a century!  is it possible that he's WORSE than Jimmy Carter?  this is pure, unadulterated pain.

    oh, that we knew what peggy knew back in the beginning; maybe fewer people would have voted for him.

    Don't quite know what to say about this post, Jim…Thank you?  lol


  4. NH-Jim on August 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    "If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,

    and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare,

    they may take the care of religion into their own hands;

    they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish

    and pay them out of their public treasury;

    they may take into their own hands the education of children,

    establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union;

    they may assume the provision of the poor;

    they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads;

    in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation

    down to the most minute object of police,

    would be thrown under the power of Congress…. Were the power

    of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for,

    it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature

    of the limited Government established by the people of America."

    James Madison (1751-1836)

    4th U.S. President, Father of the U.S. Constitution

    In reference to a bill to subsidize cod fishermen introduced in the first year of the new Congress

    • Lynn on August 7, 2010 at 2:33 am

      NH-Jim,I am absolutely in awe of your knowledge of history. If we could just understand that nothing new ever happens that our forefathers understood this and created an icredible government. They carefully crafted it after looking at all the governments that went before. Congress has perverted this, as has President Obama, we need to go back to the original. We need "We the people" to take a stand.

    • NH-Jim on August 10, 2010 at 6:49 am

      Thank you, but I am no one to be in awe of.  I hated U.S. history class in high school because I had a teacher that could not make it interesting to hold my attention.  (The cute girl next to me definitely did a better job of that).  I was a wide-eyed, naive, brainwashed, liberal kid who thought ALL is wonderful.  Rosy-glasses to boot.  That was the 70's-80's.

      But, then along came a man that changed my view of the world…his name is Ronald Reagan.  I saw the light and I became the first Republican in my family.  We need another Ronald Reagan.

      And, as scripture has it, "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach that man to fish and he eats for a lifetime."

      The people, like Peggy (may God help her), "need to learn to fish."

  5. Dimsdale on August 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I am simply appalled that a country as great as this could produce a generation of people like this, black, white or whatever, that thinks it is a good idea that government give them freebies instead of working for what you want.   Or that there would be American politicians that would be happy to buy their votes by giving them whatever they want.  The American work ethic is dying on the vine, and will take the vine with it.


    It speaks ill of our educational system, our media and our morality.

  6. johnboy111 on August 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    let's get a hold of her and see if she still feels the same way????what a hoot?

Peggy Joseph mortgage Florida

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