“We are still the country that billions of people look to and aspire to, and I want everyone to always remember that,” President Obama told a Washington, D.C., town hall audience this morning. The president’s positive words about the current state of America, however, may have fallen on some deaf ears this morning as a number of former Obama supporters questioned the direction in which he’s steered the country since taking office.
During a one-hour televised town hall dubbed “Investing in America” on CNBC, Obama fielded a number of questions from concerned Americans, a few of them seemingly rethinking their 2008 support of his candidacy.
The first question put to the president was from an African-American woman who identified herself as a chief financial officer, a mother, a military veteran and a middle-class American. “I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” she said. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class, and I’m waiting, sir, I’m waiting. I still don’t feel it yet. And I thought that — while it wouldn’t be in great measure — I would feel it in some small measure.”
I have two children in private school, and the financial recession has taken an enormous toll on my family. My husband and I joked that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives. And quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring through that that might be where we’re headed. And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer honestly, is this my new reality?
CtPatriot: And heres the Video On CNBC … Funny how Its Not Available now….Anti Obama = Censorship
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Another pointed question came from Ted Brassfield, a 30-year-old recent law school graduate, who said while the president inspired him and others his age, his outlook for living the American Dream is looking dismal these days:
As Obama leads his party into a midterm election, the president faces overwhelming skepticism and downright opposition from many Americans, some who were among the very constituencies that propelled him into office two years ago. The latest evidence in the president’s eroding support can be seen in recent public opinion dynamics polls. According to a recent poll from The New York Times, a clear majority of Americans have serious doubts the president has a clear plan to aid the country’s struggling economy.
CtPatriot: Obama HATES the Middle Class … he’s an Alinsky Follower, Campaign for the middle Class… Then when you get elected …. DESTROY the Middle Class…. Middle Class = Poor to Obama
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