Tuesday, February 10, 2009

America As Bread Line: Pathetic Display at Obama Town Hall in Florida

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I was listening to Rush Limbaugh play clips from this pathetic parade of victims at the Obama town hall in Fort Myers today. Geez, could they stack the audience with a more helpless bunch of whiners and complainers?
12:57 p.m: Seventh question from a woman named Henrietta Hughes (not sure on spelling) who Obama approaches from the stage. She is living in a vehicle and has little assistance. “Please Help,” she said. Obama said his staff would talk to her afterward.
More on Henrietta Hughes here.
The woman, who identified herself as Henrietta Hughes, said she was unemployed and homeless, and living with her family in a very small vehicle. "The Housing Authority has two years waiting list. We need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom."

She pleaded, "Please help."

President Obama walked over to her, and said, "We're going to do everything we can to help you. I'll have my staff talk to you after the town hall."
Maybe Obama can create or save a job for her. Then he'll only have 3 million (or is it 4 million?) more to go.

Boy, this smacks of quite the setup. How long can it be before poor Henrietta is a media darling with her choice of house that she'll never have to pay for? I bet Oprah already has her booked.

Now where would this woman get the idea the government exists to get her a house?

There there was some loser name Julio who's apparently too incompetent to do anything but work for McDonald's and doesn't like the benefits.
1:07 p.m: Tenth and final question from a college student who works at McDonald’s for four years and wants better benefits. Obama gives him credit for working a tough job, and says he’ll benefit from the tax cuts. Obama also says he wants to make college easier to attend and that’s what the tax credit is for.
How about studying in college, Julio, and moving your way up in life? And how exactly woudl tax cuts benefit this kid? How about tax cuts for those of us who pay taxes?

Heck, while I was in college working for five bucks an hour I had zero benefits. Guess I should have just given up and let myself become a government dependent.

Naturally, the idiotic left falls for this hokum.
In President Obama’s town hall about the economic crisis in Fort Myers, FL today, a woman named Henrietta Hughes - facing homelesness [sic] thanks to the crisis - gave voice to the economic concerns of real Americans being dismissed by the conservative echo chamber and the mainstream media.
Exactly how does this genius know why Ms. Hughes is homeless?

Update: More on Julio here.
The last person to ask a question before Obama left around 1:10 p.m. was a freshman at Edison State College named Julio Osegueda. The 19-year-old student -- who spoke in a booming broadcast voice (he's studying communications) -- said he's worked part-time at McDonald's for more than four years and asked the president if any plans are in place to help increase worker benefits.
How is it Julio has been employed at McDonald's for more than four years when he's only 19? He's either lying or Mickey D's is hiring underaged kids.

Michelle Malkin links. Thanks!

Here's video of Henrietta Hughes:

Now brace yourselves, here's Julio:

What a closet case.

More good news: Julio is an aspiring broadcaster. Surprised he's not an aspiring rapper with that unique skill set of his.

Update: Did someone say this smelled like a setup? Oh yeah, I did.

Now it's confirmed.

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