Posts Tagged ‘exhausted

26
Jan
11

‘obama wins velma hart back with sotu speech’

Daily Beast: Velma Hart didn’t want to become a media darling for telling the president she was “exhausted” with him last September at a televised town-hall meeting. She’s a “staunch” supporter, she says, both then and now. But her concerns about the dark place the recession might be taking her family resonated with Americans … she feels her fundamental question, however, got lost in the debate, which was simply: “Is this my new reality?”

…Watching the State of the Union on television, she found reason for optimism, and even for a change in her parenting. “My youngest has wanted to be a teacher, that’s been her dream since she could walk and talk, and I’ve always steered her away from that,” she said. Hart has friends who have struggled as teachers, and she didn’t want the same for her child. But now she says she hopes that her daughter, an eighth-grader, will catch the window when education reform will have kicked in and will grant her opportunities a decade from now that don’t exist today. Hart had not expected Obama to talk about education, yet it was in that realm that he most affected her. “The idea that she could some day be considered—what did he call it—a ‘nation-builder’ as a teacher? That’s hot. I just love that.” She added, “I won’t discourage her from being a teacher anymore.”

….in short: Obama passed the Velma Hart test. “He spoke plain to us, he told us the truth, what’s important, and how to move forward.” … she was impressed with his poise, and said, “it sounds maybe a little glib, but I was struck by how presidential he was.”

….What she found most striking was Obama’s argument that the American people were adjusting to live within their means, and that they deserved a government who did the same. “Now that’s just poetic,” she said.

In short: Obama passed the Velma Hart test. “He spoke plain to us, he told us the truth, what’s important, and how to move forward.” But then what? “The real test is what happens tomorrow,” says Hart, concerned about when lawmakers go back to work. “Will compromise still be a dirty word?”

Read the full article here

09
Dec
10

velma

The Professional Left thought Velma Hart would be their poster child, but she’s been a huge disappointment to them – she keeps insisting on being rational, truthful, decent and mature. And – worse! – she is balanced in her analysis of the President – she praises him when she believes he deserves it, and is critical when she feels he hasn’t done well enough.

Velma? Such honesty is unacceptable – you are now officially under the Professional Left’s bus.

04
Dec
10

sleep? who needs it?

President Barack Obama, just hours after returning from Afghanistan, speaks on the U.S.-South Korea trade agreement next to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington December 4

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