Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Obama comforting the Homeless woman Henrietta Hughes after she explained how hard it has been living in her car for over a year , with her son... Truly a moment of Compassion... 4PM UPDATE on Henrietta Hughes situation down below, and also linked to the title.
The Moment with Henrietta Hughes ...
Obama is really nailing WHY we are in trouble and why we need this package....and the crowd is definitely with him....I watched it live earlier- DO Watch the Q&A part....amazing..How Obama talks with The People, but also the stories that are told....Turn it on...He kicks ass..
During this Town Hall, do watch when the Stimulus Passing the Senate is announced....the Crowd is on their feet. People all kept getting up and saying that" we have not seen ANY leadership in 8 years"...
Do watch the part where Henrietta Hughes who is homeless speaks about living in her car and how Obama goes right over to speak with her and comfort her...THAT is true Leadership....Empathy and Compassion.....In Action.
Here is the link at Huffpost for the video of Obama reassuring the Homeless woman, Henrietta Hughes....
About the Stimulus Passing Senate:::
Los Angeles Times | February 10, 2009 | 9:46 a.m. PT
Senate passes $838-billion economic recovery plan
President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.
Just three Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote and they're already signaling they'll play hardball to preserve more than $108 billion in spending cuts made last week in Senate deal making. Obama wants to restore cuts in funds for school construction jobs and help for cash-starved states.
Meanwhile about Fort Myers, their unemployment is at 10 %, and the Foreclosure problem is extensive in Florida. Crist is one of the Governors who supports the Package....a Repug, maybe he should talk to some of his Repug friends.
Meanwhile during the Meeting, GM announced 10,000 to be cut, and employees salaries to be cut.
So I was watching MSNBC and Andrea Mitchell was blathering on how Obama really needs to "sell" this plan in Florida- how he is In McCain's Land- "where McCain won by 11 Points"...I have NO idea WHERE she buys her facts- BUT the fact is that Obama WON Florida 51% to McShame 48%......and yeah, I am sending her a letter....LOL..
Was looking for the Meeting on youtube...found this video of People Waiting to See Obama down in Fort Myers,pretty big crowd showed up.....more than the 600 tickets...were offered as of 9 am Monday...hundreds lined up yesterday morning.
4PM Update on Henrietta Hughes:::
Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman’s pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.The house is in LaBelle, the first home Scere Thompson bought after law school. She told Hughes, “Just give me the opportunity to help you.”
Hughes broke down in front of thousands when she told the president that she and her son have been homeless for more than a year. They are living in a pickup truck.
Obama hugged her after she asked her question and said his staff would help. A staffer later gave her a card to the head of the housing authority and she was told he would help her.
Hughes said she wanted to talk to the president to tell him about their problems.
“That was my desire,” the 61-year-old woman said as she cried. “I said I just pray to the Lord.”
Julio was on Countdown last night...he has been offered with an Internship...and was inspired by asking Obama a question about his future, Huffpost has update.....