Velma Hart, the woman who said she was “exhausted” defending Obama, is fired … just as she feared

When Velma Hart in her famous dressing down of President Obama in September said that she and her husband feared returning to their hot dogs and beans days, some of us thought she was overstating. After all, she and her husband both had good jobs. Well, Mrs. Hart apparently knew something we didn’t know.

Velma Hart socking it to Obama at town hall

Toby Harnden reports in The Telegraph:

Velma Hart, an Obama supporter, became a celebrity after she expressed her frustration with Mr Obama at a televised “town hall” meeting in September. The chief financial officer of AmVets, a military veterans’ group, seemed to sum up the growing disillusionment with Mr Obama.

Mrs Hart, from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, said she was summoned last week.

“They called me in on a Friday afternoon and said they had made a decision … we should make that cut,” she told CNBC.

She said she was “afraid” but remained hopeful and believed the president’s economic policies would work.

“I’m a data-driven person. The data says the economy’s getting better…. I want to focus on the positive and be optimistic. And assume that somehow things will work out, that there’s an opportunity out there with Velma’s name on it that’s right around the corner.”

Mrs Hart made attracted attention in September when she challenged Mr Obama.

“I’m one of your middle-class Americans,” she said at the meeting. “And, quite frankly, I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.

“I have been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I’m one of those people. And I’m waiting, sir. I’m waiting.”

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Nile McCoy writes:

What was Velma Hart waiting for? A centrally planned economy that will determine who should have the privilege to work and who shouldn’t? This isn’t the last of this story. I’m sure she will sue her former employers for wrongful termination.

LA replies:

As I said at the time, while Hart was eloquent and forceful, her complaint was incoherent.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 23, 2010 01:48 PM | Send

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