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[Unwed] Desperate mother-of-three sells handwritten letter from Obama to avoid being evicted
The Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2011 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 06/15/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT by grundle

The 26-year-old was an avid campaigner for Mr Obama in 2008, getting T-shirts made and encouraging people in her neighbourhood to vote.

She said: 'I campaigned for him hard. I got the shirts made, the Barack the Vote shirts made. We've done a lot.'

It was about half way into the President's term that things took a downward spiral for her.

Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work.

Her partner also left around this time.

With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter.

She told him she was optimistic for change when she campaigned for him and that now she feels her future is bleak and unpromising. Despite this she also praised the President and his efforts.

She wrote: 'I do think people are coming down too hard on you and your administration. An eight-year mess cannot be fixed in only two years’ time.

'I am still behind you 100 per cent and so is my family. My dad is a disabled Vietnam Veteran and he tells my seven-year-old son, Silas, that he should strive to be just like you.

To Ms Mathis' surprise, she received a handwritten response from the President shortly after.

He told her that she had a 'positive spirit', that she inspired him and promised her that things would get better for her and her family.

But now, eight months later, things have not improved and she is being forced to sell the letter in the hope that she can avoid eviction.

She said: 'We need to move as soon as possible. We need a three bedroom. I'm not working, so no-one is giving me a chance.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 06/15/2011 6:11:55 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

So, How’s that “HOPE AND CHANGE” working out for you??


2 posted on 06/15/2011 6:14:12 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (islam ... church of the Perpetually Offended!)
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To: grundle

Wouldn’t it be a kick in the butt to find out that her “handwritten letter” was done by a secretary?


3 posted on 06/15/2011 6:14:46 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: grundle

Gosh, it did not turn out to be the change you needed, eh lady?
Well the complaint department line forms over there and you can make another change in 2012.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 6:15:01 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: grundle
An eight-year mess cannot be fixed in only two years’ time.

An eight-year mess? Be serious, it's more like a 70 year mess.

5 posted on 06/15/2011 6:15:03 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: grundle
I'm not working, so no-one is giving me a chance
STFU !!!
6 posted on 06/15/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: grundle

barry the zero DIDN’T pay her rent?


7 posted on 06/15/2011 6:16:19 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: grundle

Arggh! Where to even start. “Partner”, children with “partner”, no job, expectations that someone else will do her work: “We need a three bedroom”, cult of victimization: “I’m not working, so no-one is giving me a chance.” (Duh, honey, landlords like to have some expectation that you can pay your rent), etc. It’s very sad. She’ll never understand why her life is like it is and what she could have done differently.


8 posted on 06/15/2011 6:17:56 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: grundle; All
Boo friggin' hoo!!! No sympathy here. I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED, AND VOTED, FOR OBAMA GET HIT FIRST AND HARDEST.
9 posted on 06/15/2011 6:18:29 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: grundle
...so no-one is giving me a chance.'

That about says it all...................

10 posted on 06/15/2011 6:19:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: grundle

>>She graduated top of her class in 2005<<

Followed by her letter with “who is going to fair better” in the subject line...


11 posted on 06/15/2011 6:19:36 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: netmilsmom

or a machine...................


12 posted on 06/15/2011 6:20:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: grundle

I still wonder what sort of change folks were expecting if they, themselves, made no change on their own? (There’s that definition of insanity, you know.)


13 posted on 06/15/2011 6:20:23 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: grundle

AOTUS (auto pen of the US) saves a family!

How noble!


14 posted on 06/15/2011 6:20:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: grundle

Maybe she can get a job as an ATM.


15 posted on 06/15/2011 6:21:18 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: grundle
She's surely getting food and shelter from someplace.

It looks like she's looking for a free house!!

I wish no one ill. He didn't steer her to her local community group??

What's with his "you inspire me"....There's zip inspiring about her letter.

16 posted on 06/15/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: grundle

HAHAHAHAHA What a sucker. Sadly, we’re still paying for this person’s spawn.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: grundle

Let’s see. 26 years old, unemployed with 3 children and no partner(male or female - didn’t say which).

Yep! Sure sounds like an 0bama follower

Hope and Change=EPIC FAIL


18 posted on 06/15/2011 6:23:01 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: freedumb2003

What she needs to do is join a local Evangelical church, get involved with a community of Christians and receive the support that will make her a strong, independent woman and mother. She might also find a husband willing to make a life time commitment to her and the children.


19 posted on 06/15/2011 6:24:30 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly, he could have easily sent her to one of his minions to get a job stuffing ballot boxes or something.


20 posted on 06/15/2011 6:24:51 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: grundle

“Her third baby was born prematurely with health problems and with limited daycare options she could no longer work.”

Sorry to hear that, I have been there. Guess what, we managed. My son was born at 32 weeks. FAMILY helped us get by.

“Her partner also left around this time.”
WTF is a “partner”? You mean she didn’t have a husband?

“With nowhere else to turn, she decided to write the President a letter.”

Well.. He did offer to buy a woman a house I guess. However, the president is the LAST person I’d send a letter to when it comes to a personal problem. The first call I’d make is to family and friends.

“’I am still behind you 100 per cent and so is my family, My dad is a disabled Vietnam Veteran and he tells my seven-year-old son, Silas, that he should strive to be just like you.”

Thanks for your service dad but the whole bunch of you are ficking idiots if you think Zero is going to do ANYTHING for you.

Given that, in this state, when you have 3 kids and no job they shower all sorts of “benefits” on you. Perhaps she should stop with the letter writing and fill out a welfare application.


21 posted on 06/15/2011 6:25:24 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: zavvone

Most of these people who expected “hope and change” are now saying “Where’s ma check?”


22 posted on 06/15/2011 6:26:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: cableguymn

One last thing.

‘We need to move as soon as possible. We need a three bedroom. I’m not working, so no-one is giving me a chance.’

to don’t NEED a 3 bedroom. you WANT one. I suggest you go out and get a damn job. My family of 4 lived in 1 br for 6 months because it was all we could afford at the time.


23 posted on 06/15/2011 6:27:01 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: grundle

Keep your knees together Destiny.


24 posted on 06/15/2011 6:27:12 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: freedumb2003

Looked at eBay for “signed Obama” stuff. Lots of stuff with a high “Buy it Now” price (Hoping for Change?, but the only thing that was bid on was a signed copy of one of ihs books for around $175.00.

She’s going to need more than that to pay the rent!


25 posted on 06/15/2011 6:28:30 AM PDT by catman67
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To: grundle
She "NEEDS a three bedroom."

She NEEDS a checkup from the neckup.

26 posted on 06/15/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: grundle

With no husband in the picture, she decides to have a third child?


27 posted on 06/15/2011 6:29:11 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: grundle

“She said: ‘I am just a little bit weary of the promises that (Obama) has made. I really haven’t been seeing any kind of changes that affect me directly.”

The Lord helps those who help themselves.


28 posted on 06/15/2011 6:29:59 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: catman67

>>She’s going to need more than that to pay the rent!<<

In the article it says this would be worth $11,000. Seems high to me but I am not a collectibles expert. Maybe she can go on Pawn Stars and Rick can call in one the experts he seems to always have immediately available... ;)


29 posted on 06/15/2011 6:31:25 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Hoodat

>>With no husband in the picture, she decides to have a third child?<<

Someone should tell her modern science has finally figured out what causes children to be conceived.


30 posted on 06/15/2011 6:33:18 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I think what she’s “weary” of is that the “promises” that 0bama supporters INFERRED (getting that big check from The Man) weren’t ever intended to happen,

but that 0bama nor his campaign team never disabused their voters of.


31 posted on 06/15/2011 6:34:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It was worth finding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI


32 posted on 06/15/2011 6:36:18 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: no dems

“Boo friggin’ hoo!!! No sympathy here. I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED, AND VOTED, FOR OBAMA GET HIT FIRST AND HARDEST. “

I agree 100%. Sadly, those idiots won’t realize their vote made their situation worse.


33 posted on 06/15/2011 6:36:45 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: grundle
We need a three bedroom. I'm not working, so no-one is giving me a chance.'

Says it all.

34 posted on 06/15/2011 6:37:24 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: grundle
Is this even true?

Back in (I believe) 2010, it was Jennifer Cline from Monroe, Michigan writing to Obama and then selling the letter he sent to her.

Struggling woman has to sell Obama letter to help pay for house

35 posted on 06/15/2011 6:37:30 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: grundle
$11,000 for a handwritten, Idi Obama on White House stationary, platitude for her attitude?

That's the ticket!

Idi Obama can "write off" the national debt with just 1,272,272,272,272, give or take a few trillion, personal "atta boy/girl/it letters!

36 posted on 06/15/2011 6:39:12 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: netmilsmom
Wouldn’t it be a kick in the butt to find out that her “handwritten letter” was done by a secretary?

Look at the "B" in the God Bless...and look at the "B" of Barack's signature. They sure don't match. If this letter fetches anything, the buyer is stupid. It is most likely written by a WH staffer and one of the thousands of pieces signed by BO who probably never saw her letter.

Beyond that...the woman does not know the difference between "fare" and "fair." Not surprising. They only know the word fair...as in...It isn't fair that the gub'ment does not support me and all my kids even though I don't work, there is no daddy around, I never married and just got pregnant when I wanted (no thought of pregnancy protection), and my father is a Vietnam Vet...so I should get all I want - forever - from the gub'ment. That's only fair!

37 posted on 06/15/2011 6:39:19 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: grundle

Boy, the liberal media sure has gotten that “8-year mess” beaten firmly into the minds of the stupid...

The Bush Economy was FINE for 6 years until the democraps took over Congress and bad-mouthed it into the tank, helped by the Democrap Barney Frank’s housing disaster (which NO ONE has been held accountable for)

Bush AND McCain tried to fix the housing crisis BEFORE it happened (in 2006) only to be beaten down by the Democraps in Congeress.

The mantra that it was “Bush’s Fault” is 100% LIE and the stupid pussies in the GOP let the liberal media get away with it year after year after year

NO ONE IN THE GOP will get a dime from me until ONE OF THEM SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS

I think Palin will.


38 posted on 06/15/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: cableguymn
WTF is a “partner”? You mean she didn’t have a husband?

Who needs a husband when you can have the US taxpayer pay your bills? If anything, shouldn't this dam be getting child support payments from her various sires? Why are we as taxpayers always on the hook for children that we did not go through the fun of making ourselves?

39 posted on 06/15/2011 6:40:38 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: freedumb2003

A full handwritten letter is worth more than just a signature, and the topic of the letter also adds value. $11,000 sounds way too high to me, though. That sounds more like something from Roosevelt or Eisenhower.


40 posted on 06/15/2011 6:41:01 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: MrB

Agreed! And also saying “That’s all I git”


41 posted on 06/15/2011 6:41:24 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: grundle

Three babies and a partner.


42 posted on 06/15/2011 6:42:01 AM PDT by anglian
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To: grundle

Maybe she can move in with Aunt Zeituni....


43 posted on 06/15/2011 6:42:20 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: N. Theknow

“Idi Obama”

I love it!!!


44 posted on 06/15/2011 6:42:52 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: freedumb2003
"In the article it says [the letter] would be worth $11,000. Seems high to me [...] Maybe she can go on Pawn Stars and Rick can call in one the experts he seems to always have immediately available... ;)"

OMG that would be funny to see her ask for $11,000 and have Rick fall down on the floor LHAO

45 posted on 06/15/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: freedumb2003
In the article it says this would be worth $11,000. Seems high to me but I am not a collectibles expert. Maybe she can go on Pawn Stars and Rick can call in one the experts he seems to always have immediately available... ;)

I think it's high, too, unless the "irony factor" behind the letter is worth $10,000.

I'm no expert but I do follow Pawn Stars, and for $11,000 I think you could probably buy a letter signed by a "real" and significant US President who can't crank out a bunch of new ones, because he's dead. Plus a motorcycle, or a nice antique gun, or maybe both.

You couldn't pay me enough to hang that letter on my wall, so I won't be bidding.

46 posted on 06/15/2011 6:45:23 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: grundle

Destiny, you just got to hang in there. My ‘shovel-ready’ jobs are just about ready. Honest. I promise you.


47 posted on 06/15/2011 6:45:31 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
What she needs to do is join a local Evangelical church, get involved with a community of Christians and receive the support that will make her a strong, independent woman and mother.

Good advice.

At my church we get calls for assisstance, just about every day, from people in or similar to her situation, they are not our church members, have never been to our church and have no intention to attend, they just know that churches give things away and they want some.

A long time ago our resources stretched past the point where we could help everybody and so they have to be explained to that we are doing our best to help needy members in our own church and can't help them at this time. Some get very upset that we can't help them pay their rent or car payment. "You're a church aren't you? You're supposed to help people!", we stay nice as possible with them but have to stay firm in denial, we simply help our own first and that's usually with food, not cash.

Also, as Christians, part of our obligation, is to 'assist the poor", we do not have an obligation to help enable the life style of some of the seekers and again, we don't have the resources to look into other people's life styles, to determine if our money and food would enable someone to continue in the drug culture for example. Most of our own needy members and their situations, we know already and we try to be good stewards of God's money. After all, everything we have is His.

Reiterating, Your advice is sound. Join a Christian community and when you are in need, help will be found for you.

48 posted on 06/15/2011 6:46:28 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: grundle

Obama needs to write her another letter telling her that she’s just another BITTER unemployed single young black mother CLINGING to the “need” of a three bedroom private home.


49 posted on 06/15/2011 6:48:16 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: sharkhawk

I’ll give her 11 bucks for it. But she pays shipping.


50 posted on 06/15/2011 6:48:23 AM PDT by cableguymn
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