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Obama Questioner Velma Hart, Loses Job

From a non-dot connecting CNBC:

Velma Hart, Who Questioned Obama’s Policies, Loses Job

By: John Harwood
Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010

Velma Hart, who told President Obama she was "exhausted" of defending him and became the face of disappointed Americans this fall, has lost her job.

In another casualty of a weak national economy, Ms. Hart learned late last week that she’d been laid off as chief financial officer of AmVets, a non-profit veterans service organization based outside of Washington, D.C.

"They called me in on a Friday afternoon," Ms. Hart told CNBC in an interview on Monday, "and said they had made a decision…we should make that cut."

And we’re sure that there was ‘no cause and effect’ at work here. Or that they waited until after the elections.

Even when she addressed Obama in a September 20 CNBC town hall meeting on the economy, Ms. Hart knew that the recent recession had put her job in danger through its dampening effect on donations, memberships and sponsorships at AmVets. She had hoped to remain on the job to help AmVets weather the financial storm, but instead became one of its casualties.

You would think that given the Iraq and Afghan wars, that veterans groups like AmVets would be expanding rather than having to pare back. But maybe we are wrong.

For what it’s worth, a check of the FEC’s records reveals that the only other person from Amvets besides Ms. Hart to give political donations of $250 or more was its Executive Vaughn Brown, who gave to the Democrat National Committee in 2004.

A spokesman for AmVets confirmed that Ms. Hart’s layoff was "an economic decision that had nothing to do with her job performance." A White House spokeswoman had no comment

Of course not.

Ms. Hart said she continues to support Obama, though she worries he’s been hurt by the recent midterm elections.

You would think that she would be hopeful that the election would ‘wake him up.’

She is making it hard to feel any sympathy for her.

As she and her family cope with her new financial setback, she plans to explore the administration’s mortgage loan-modification program

Ms. Hart was only notified that she was going to be laid off last Friday, and she is already looking into getting a taxpayer funded bailout of her mortgage?

She is an Obama supporter.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Obama Questioner Velma Hart, Loses Job”

  1. swee says:

    Velma had my full support when she complained initially to Obama…but then she back pedaled like nobody’s business and she lost me. Where’s the courage? Where’s the love for fellow man? Where’s the hope? While there’s a growing community of blacks who don’t support Obama and have no qualms about saying so, there’s still a huge cadre that will go down in flames for the guy just because they all have the same skin color. I think she was afraid her house was going to get fire bombed by her fellow man, so she changed her tune about Obama on a dime. Sad. She will eventually regret that she lost her backbone….

  2. swee says:

    Btw, I don’t think the fact that she’s already seeking a loan mod means she’s still a Obama supporter. Remember she was complaining about making ends meet when she complained to Obama. She was afraid the family was going to be eating franks and beans, right? Something else is going on financially.

  3. canary says:

    Swee, she had 2 children in private schools, according to
    Fox, who reran Obama cracking up laughing when Velma Hart, said she was warn out supporting & making excuses for him. I guess and example is when AmVet was complaining about one of Obama’s first moves as pres to force veterans to use their own private health care. Defending Obama over and over, made her unsuitable for the job.

  4. GetBackJack says:

    A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared…….Cicero, 42 B.C.E.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    This ain’t news! Obama losing his job – NOW THAT’S NEWS! Keep me posted.

  6. wardmama4 says:

    Don’t cry for her – she also holds a position as a secretary for the Alliance of Non-profit Management. So like many Obama supporters, she has her hand in many taxpayer funded pots and just got it thrown out of one, but as pointed out – is already reaching out to another.

    Can America survive until November 6, 2012?

  7. proreason says:

    Maybe I’m misinformed, but I thought the Washington D.C. area was in boom times. I’ve only read that about a hundred times.

    But Velma’s place of business is only 11.5 miles from the White House, and she works for a company that one would think was rather isolated from economic woes anyway.

    Curious that they would single her out for a layoff, isn’t it.

    Governance…..Chicago style.

    Moron to country…..cross me at your own peril. I won and I’m damn well gonna prove it.

  8. Rusty Shackleford says:

    So, an opportunity to “eat your own cooking” Ms Hart. Hope you enjoy it. Talk about your “just desserts”. Hm. Not that I really revel in the pain of others but, I raise my glass and toast your misery. But somehow I don’t think you’re going to be in much pain. However, I do hope you get to experience the other end of the whip.

  9. Tater Salad says:

    Hey Hart…………keep up supporting your favorite Fabian Socialist………….right up to until you get your Food Stamps!

  10. untrainable says:

    After she backed off her initial comments she became just another clueless Oblamer supporter to me. Since she was fired she has yet to comment on the situation. What can she possibly say? She got exactly what she voted for… welfare. Enjoy.

  11. bill says:

    ROFLMAO funny … What did she expect? You do not criticize the moo-saih, didn’t she know.

  12. bobdog says:

    “She is an Obama supporter.”

    Bet she’s not any more…

    I did like the way she handled herself with Obama. Classy.

  13. Mithrandir says:

    Seems like MANY people who supported Obama, lost their job on November 2nd. . . .

  14. BigOil says:

    Want a good laugh – I just watched Chrissy ‘ Tingles’ Matthews tell Velma during an interview she is “our sides Joe the Plumber”.

    By the way, Velma is still drowning in Obama Kool-Aid. A little retribution from the Chicago Thug has not dampened her adoration. She is blinded by pigmentation.

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