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Losing Hope: Confessions of an Obama Supporter
The Blaze ^ | 9/27/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 09/27/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT by Mozilla

Greg Smith, 46 from New York, has supported Barack Obama since the now-president announced his bid for the White House in 2007. But three years later the diehard Obamaniac has a sober admission: he’s losing hope.

In 2007, the New York Post featured Smith’s story — he was a converted Clinton supporter that left his work as a hotel doorman to campaign for Obama. Obama read the story and asked Smith to introduce him at a campaign event and also tell his story. He did, began campaigning for Obama full-time, and even was present backstage during the Democratic National Convention speech in Denver.

Obama won the election. Life was great — hope and change were alive. But now, reality has set in, and Smith — back at his old job – wonders aloud to the Post what happened:

Two years later, I’m living a more sober reality.

My life is not better. I‘m a college graduate and I still can’t get a good job.

I’m back working as a doorman at a Manhattan hotel earning peanuts because my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and I need the health insurance again.

I share the same sentiments of Velma Hart, the woman who confronted Obama at a town hall last week, saying she was tired of defending him. The idea of leaving New York is even on the table.

Obama has let professional politicians take over the White House — and our dream of change.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: koolaid; obamabot
He got his change just not what he expected.
1 posted on 09/27/2010 7:53:54 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

He asked for it. We saw this train wreck coming.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 7:55:24 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Mozilla

Dance with the one who brung ya.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 7:56:48 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Mozilla

He’s just a racist.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 7:57:21 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Mozilla

My life is not better. I‘m a college graduate and I still can’t get a good job.”

What a dumbass


5 posted on 09/27/2010 7:58:16 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Mozilla

We knew that the true believers would be the hardest hit when the scales fall off their eyes and they see that Obama was smoke and mirrors.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 7:59:05 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Mozilla
Obama has let professional politicians take over the White House — and our dream of change.

Even after all that he still doesn't get it. He acts as though Øbongo was duped or left the back door open or something. He got exactly what he voted for even if he didn't get what he "wanted".

7 posted on 09/27/2010 7:59:41 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now)
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To: Mozilla

The typical bitter dregs that those who trust false prophets are forced to drink down.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 8:00:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Mozilla
Headline Should read: Loser Loses Hope
9 posted on 09/27/2010 8:01:07 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Mozilla

As they say in Poker. Read’em and weep.


10 posted on 09/27/2010 8:01:50 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Mozilla

“I’m back working as a doorman at a Manhattan hotel earning peanuts because my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and I need the health insurance again. “

A doorman at a Manhattan hotel earning peanuts? I call BS. Those are coveted jobs and stay in families/friends for generations.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 8:01:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Mozilla

I feel sorry for the wife with breast cancer, but this dolt got taken by hype. I have no sympathy for him.


12 posted on 09/27/2010 8:03:27 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Mozilla

Poor deluded fellow...Drank the Kool-Aid now doesn’t like the after-taste. Like Limbaugh has said... Invest in yourself...


13 posted on 09/27/2010 8:03:56 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Mozilla

We TOLD you this would happen.

Stop drinking the koolaide bro!


14 posted on 09/27/2010 8:04:40 PM PDT by Danae (Analnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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To: Mozilla
Obama has let professional politicians take over the White House

His czars are not politicians, they are Soros' crew.

Obama is a puppet president. Pelosi and Reid didn't write the bills they passed, they didn't read them, they didn't really know what was in them, and here is the kicker, neither did Obama. Listen to his speeches. Nothing but fluff. No detail. He doesn't know either. He defends them and signs them without really knowing what is in them either.

His job is to sell it. He doesn't have to have the whole picture, he just has to deliver the slogans. Did you wonder why he goes from vacation to vacation and never really spends much quality time governing? Now you know. He's Max Headroom.

15 posted on 09/27/2010 8:04:55 PM PDT by marron
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To: Mozilla
Mr. Smith, I am sincerely sorry that your wife has breast cancer. No b.s.

And I bet your wife is sincerely sorry for marrying a HopeyChangey Loser who voted for a HopeyChangey Loser. You deserve no pity for your situation. You & 53% of the voters put us all in this dire predicament.

You're losing hope? Boo hoo. A lot of people who DIDN'T vote for this despicable bastard have lost a helluva lot more than you.

16 posted on 09/27/2010 8:05:31 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Mozilla

This moron still can’t bring himself to place the blame where blame is due.

“Obama has let professional politicians take over the White House...”


17 posted on 09/27/2010 8:06:58 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown.)
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To: Mozilla
I‘m a college graduate and I still can’t get a good job.

What did you get your degree in?

Liberal Arts?

Underwater Basket Weaving?

African Study's?

18 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Mozilla

Losing hope and stuck with only change.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: rockrr

You know, it strikes me that blame -avoidance and blame-assigning are at the core of black culture in America. This guy must’ve have really thought Obama would be sending him checks in the mail. The entitlement mentality on display.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Mozilla

A college degree in doormanism?


21 posted on 09/27/2010 8:08:37 PM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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To: Wissa

In this case, an Uncle Tom.


22 posted on 09/27/2010 8:08:48 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: headstamp 2

So Obama didn’t have health insurance for his campaign staff?

He campaigned full time for Obama yet he wasn’t offered a federal job?

Even now this dope refuses to learn about the realities of Obama and what this means to his life. As they continue to support the destructive nature of Progressives they will continue to get the change they vote for and not the change they wanted.

As the old saying goes, if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.


23 posted on 09/27/2010 8:11:23 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
NO SYMPATHY AQUI!
24 posted on 09/27/2010 8:12:15 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Mozilla

“I’m back working as a doorman at a Manhattan hotel earning peanuts because my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and I need the health insurance again.”

Good luck with that. ObamaCare pretty much will mean an end to Avastin for the treatment of for breast cancer.

Well Obama got the women’s vote.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 8:14:39 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: headstamp 2

Union jobs at that...


26 posted on 09/27/2010 8:21:55 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: jmacusa

I think you’re on to something there. All my adult life I’ve seen minorities treated to an “entitlement buffet” that really was more entrapping and soul-stealing than empowering or gratifying. Whole generations of people raised to expect someone to wipe their butts and clean their messes when (not if) they screw up.

It has to be hard on any sense of self respect.

Couple that with the insidious narcotic of the boob-tube that lulls you to sleep with sweet dreams and delicious lies - it’s a wonder any of them can function at all.

Who was it that said “It’s all good until you run out of other people’s money”?!


27 posted on 09/27/2010 8:24:34 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now)
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To: griswold3

“Union jobs at that..”

Yep, exclusivity like the Projectionists Union.


28 posted on 09/27/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Mozilla

Greg Smith, 46, from New York, is just about what you’d expect. He’s from New York. He has supported Barack Obama since the now-president announced his bid for the White House in 2007. But he has heard the words of the immortal Thomas Sowell, and has recognized the wisdom contained therein:

Those who look only at Obama’s deeds tend to become Obama’s critics.


29 posted on 09/27/2010 8:27:44 PM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Mozilla

Why do these stories keep appearing about supporters of Obama who supported him and their situations did not improve so they are disillusioned as if they are not going to vote for him again. Both of these clowns who were dumb enough to support him the first time will vote for him again.


30 posted on 09/27/2010 9:47:48 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Mozilla

31 posted on 09/27/2010 10:29:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Party is spending your great-grandkids inheritance)
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To: rockrr

That was Margaret Thatcher.


32 posted on 09/28/2010 3:34:13 AM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: aliquando

You bet he asked for it.

He LEFT his job to campaign for this goof.

WAAH. There are whole lot of us who have been trying to hang on to their jobs and lost them because of this angry kenyan and he left his job.

deal with it.


33 posted on 09/28/2010 3:49:59 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Mozilla
Obama inherited a big old mess, and I don’t expect him to have everything figured out after 18 months.

I have no sympathy for this guy. The Democrats in Congress (of whom Obama was one) created this mess. And they have only made it worse since Obama became President. He's disappointed in Obama, but doesn't understand even now that Obama is a disaster for this country.

34 posted on 09/28/2010 4:16:44 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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Obama inherited a big old mess,...

Idiot. First, Obama asked for this job by running towards the mess, which he promised "hope and change" would cure imperfections. Second, Obama was a US Senator in the majority Party who had a hand with legislation, which they promised "hope and change" would cure imperfections.
35 posted on 09/28/2010 4:39:34 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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