Woman who asked “Is this my new reality?”, gets her answer. Yes.

The woman who became a media sensation in September when she asked President Obama “Is this my new reality”, is back in the news and the news is not good. She’s lost her job.

According to reports this morning, Velma Hart was let go as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a nonprofit Maryland-based veteran services organization. I’m not saying this is the result of her speaking ill of the President, but she did stick her head above water.

Hart has become another casualty of the tough economy in which so many people have lost their jobs.

“It’s not anything she did,” said Jim King, the national executive director of Am Vets. “She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line. Most not-for-profits are seeing their money pinched.”

King would not say whether the organization had had other layoffs.

“Velma was a good employee,” he said. “It was just a matter of looking at the bottom line and where could we make the best cuts and survive.”

King hadn’t seen the irony in Hart being fired just two months after she emotionally told Obama about her fears for her own financial well-being during a town hall meeting in Washington.

“I hadn’t thought about this in connection to the town hall meeting. She was at the town hall as a private citizen. Whatever she had to say were her own thoughts,” he said.

You just know, when she spoke to the President, she could feel this coming. Anyone who has ever lost a job can see it coming. You’re just hoping things change, quickly. You are hoping the economy turns around. You are hoping the young President will stop stepping on the oxygen hose.

Steve covered her original remarks here, when she first confronted the President at a CNBC town hall.


That “hope and change” is fading fast, while Obama’s approval numbers are sinking quickly to Bush “war” territory.

Obama’s job approval rating as calculated by the Zogby Poll has now sunk to 39%, a new low for his 22-month presidency that began with so much hope and excitement and poll numbers up around 70. As recently as Sept. 20, his job approval was 49%.

A whopping 60% now disapprove of his job, up from 51% disapproval Sept. 20.

Yes he can.

11 replies
  1. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Unfortunately, I knew this would happen. As a matter of fact, I wrote it right here on the original post. President Obama's team is vindictive and nasty. I thought President Clinton's team was bad, but this team will stop at nothing. They will strike out at any criticism, immediately, whether constructive or not. No thinking, just destroy. Heaven forbid, they should destroy the true enemies of our country. They just view any American who states their views, as the enemy. When will it stop?

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I am only surprised that it took this long.  The Øbamaroids are not known for their subtlety or finesse.  Once a black person strays off the liberal plantation, all bets are off.   She just might as well become a Republican and see if she can jump on the current juggernaut.


    You have to wonder if their tax exempt status was "questioned".   One would think that laying off someone that would have this sort of notoriety would be detrimental to their overall cause.  It is interesting that the national director would not say if there were other layoffs.  You don't lay off one person.  You would think that would be the first think he would do to defuse the situation.

  3. Wind
    Wind says:

    Well Velma, I guess it is back to "Franks and Beans" again. Don't feel to bad for some people are surviving on PB&J….count your blessings and next time , vote for a real American.

  4. Wayne SW
    Wayne SW says:

    And another Republican is born!  Oh wait, she is still a Dem?  She should move to Conn. where the voters are stuck on stupid!  She would feel right at homw!

  5. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Have to start planning for a job loss when you see it coming.May not happen, but tightening the belt and cutting back can never be bad.Now she's seeing the reality brought about by the buffoons who voted this half-baked moron to the highest office in the land. My advice? Put the kidlets in public school & start clipping coupons! This helps, too:  http://www.amazon.com/Depression-Era-Recipes-Patr

  6. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    Half  baked moron ???? really …..Winnie …you wanna see half baked look art Palin..what a joke….interesting to see the Republicans imploding ..Karl Rove said it best …no class ..and no brains ..As far as the new reality is concerned …everybody needs to stop crying …..there is work out there …..get off your but and do something about it,,stop waiting for the Government to do it for you.

  7. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    @rickyrock…sensitive, sensitive!  No one is talking about Palin here.  But seeing as you did manage to stay on topic with the unemployment issue, didn't Obama promise unemployment under 8% when he campaigned on a "hopey/changey" platform?  And btw, the gov't won't do it for any of us…but they're certainly doing it TO us.

  8. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    In Connecticut, unemployment rate is 9% in Danbury and 10+% in Waterbury. Yes, if you move to another state there are jobs. If you are stuck in CT, those are the numbers. My suggestion, go to a RED state, the blues are "stuck in a car going forward over the cliff".

  9. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    Come on Lynn that's non – sense ….There are jobs in this state ………….what happened to the right wings rugged individualism…??? lifting oneself up by ones bootstraps ????what happened to these Republican ideals..????..9% unemployed means that 91 % are employed ……………there is no excuse ..I'm old and I found two jobs ….not easy but it can be done.

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