“Exhuasted” Obama Supporter Loses Her Job

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Remember Velma Hart? The instantly likable African American woman who told President Obama during one of his ill-fated town hall meetings she was “exhausted” from defending him?

She now finds herself unemployed.

Hart, who burst onto the national scene after she told told President Obama she was scared about her financial future and wondered if she would see Obama’s promise of change, was let go as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a Maryland-based, non-profit veteran services organization.

Jim King, the national executive director of Am Vets said Hart was a good employee and her comments to the president had nothing to do with their decision to fire her.

Velma Hart told President Obama during a CNBC town hall broadcast:

“My husband and I 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?”

Ms. Hart may look back at the hot-dogs-and-beans era of her life nostalgically as her new reality is boxed macaroni and cheese and Spam.

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6 Responses to “Exhuasted” Obama Supporter Loses Her Job

  1. Jolly Roger says:

    Ah yes, the Republican Depression rolls on, thanks to the continuing Republican economic policies.

  2. feminazi says:

    Throughout history, presidents focus on domestic issues during their first term in office and foreign policy during their second term in office. Obama, who is half way through his first term, has abandoned domestic policy is engaged in foreign policy matters like START and middle east peace when unemployment remains at 9.6% officially and higher in regions of the country like California and Michigan. If he doesn’t begin creating jobs the American people will look elsewhere in 2012.

  3. Marcus Ybanez says:

    This is Obama’s recession now.

    He’s been president two years and he spends like a drunken sailor, expanding US troop presence in Afghanistan, bailing out banks and Wall Street and all on credit.

    And the only jobs he can point to were temporary Census jobs that lasted 8 weeks. Maybe Obama can hire Ms. Hart to babysit his daughters when the Obamas are traveling the world like members of a touring company of a Broadway show?

  4. TOM339 says:

    I remember Velma Hart well.

    When she rose to speak the truth to power, Obama grinned from ear-to-ear, he obviously thought here’s a middle-aged sister and I’m about to get some sugar and the entire thing will be captured on camera, so take that, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell.

    But he quickly realized that Ms. Hart was a woman afraid about her future, her retirement and even losing her home. Obama looked like a deer caught in the headlights and his charm offensive — greatly overrated in my view, went right out the window.

    Welcome to the new reality Velma. Unemployment is the new norm and the Obama White House is clueless about what to do it.

  5. Estacada says:

    At least she’s in Washington DC. There are lots of Federal jobs there, so she has more of a chance to find employment than say, LA, New York or Las Vegas.

    We’re sinking, folks and I think the current administration is clueless.

  6. The Champ says:

    Here’s a woman who is a professional con. Every one of you shaking your heads saying poor Velma Hart have been duped. Sure she’s made it to the top of her profession as a chief financial officer for a major veterans organization. But how? She has no finance chops. She’s not a CPA and doesn’t even have the degree from the University of the District of Columbia that she claims. Then there’s the woe is me crap about having to eat franks and beans. Yeah right, Velma. Isn’t it true you’re headed to the La Blanc resort in Cancun next month for the ASAE 5 star weekend junket with your husband where you’ll snorkel, enjoy spa dates and even “swim with the dolphins”? How about all the 5 star comps and gifts from your gf at Hilton? How about your personal shopper ordering your St. John’s suits? How about the mini vacations dressed up as “training seminars” you take every month at the expense of your employer, AmVets? That’s veterans money, CHARITABLE DONATIONS, you’re pissing away. Ever stop to think about that? No, of course not you greedy, self centered, narcissistic, fake ass, thieving beeotch. Listen closely, Velma. Hear that tick tock, tick tock? Thats your 15 minutes running out. So when your spotlight does flicker out, what next? Maybe you’ll get lucky and some hapless fool will buy into your scam and hire you without a background check. More likely you’ll get desperate and try to sue your last employer. Good luck with that. You’ve left enough evidence behind to bury your ample ass in a counter suit. The last place you want to be is in a court of law. I promise you’ll shuffle out in handcuffs and shackles. Judges and juries hate dishonest cons, Velma. But at the end of the day I pity you. I don’t particularly care that you’re unemployed. No, that’s your own doing. I pity you for so hopelessly losing your way morally and spiritually. You’ve become the complete opposite of the sympathetic character you’ve tried to portray in the media and to your friends, associates and colleagues in the association community. I pray for you to find your way, to TRULY come to terms with who you are and reach your spiritual potential. The real travesty is that you’re intelligent, polished and talented. If you spent these past years playing it straight, I know you would be the woman you’re pretending to be, perhaps more. But instead you’ve built nothing more than a house of cards. Well it’s already coming down around you.

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