Seriously doubt anyone had anything to do with this…
Except the piss-poor economy. But Velma Hart, who took President Obama to task on his failure to live up to expectations, has lost her job as CFO of AmVets – a Veterans Service Organization.
Mrs. Hart called President Obama out on the economy, his timid progress in achieving change, and his failure to live up to the ideals expressed during his campaign. She isn’t the only one who has been saying it.
As we watch the chickensqat maneuvering of the Lame Duck Democrat Congress – we have to wonder if the Dems have learned their lesson yet.
Velma Hart, a woman who got President Obama’s attention when she said she was “exhausted” from defending him and his policies, has lost her job as chief financial officer with a Maryland-based veterans group.
Hart has been laid off by Am Vets, but not because of any failure of her part. “She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people,” Am Vets Executive Director Jim King told the Washington Post. “It was a move to cut our bottom line. Most not-for-profits are seeing their money pinched.”
At a townhall meeting carried by CNBC in September, Hart told Obama that she and her husband thought “we were well beyond the hot-dogs-and-beans era of our lives.” But, she continued, “it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that [this] might be where we’re headed again. And quite frankly , Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly: Is this my new reality?” In response, Obama told Hart her family’s hard work should be rewarded and assured her, “We’re moving in the right direction.”
But the president got a earful at the event in Washington. “Quite frankly,” Hart said to him, “I’m exhausted — exhausted from defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for and deeply disappointed with where we are right now.” Because she is an African-American and was speaking bluntly to the first black president, Hart’s comment were seen as evidence that Obama was losing ground with some of his core supporters.
At Am Vets, Jim King said he had not considered the irony of Hart being let go just two months after her emotional face-off with Obama. “She was at the townhall as a private citizen,” he said to the Post. “Whatever she had to say were her own thoughts.” Hart would not discuss the matter when contracted Monday by the newspaper.