Friday, April 24, 2009

Barack Obama Townhall Worshipper Henrietta Hughes May End Up Homeless Again (Video)

The woman who embarrassed herself and a nation during a pathetic, staged townhall meeting in Fort Myers, Florida could once again be out on the streets living out of her car under the stewardship of Obama's administration.

CNN reports:

The homeless Florida woman who made a tearful plea for help from President Obama earlier this year is still jobless and struggling financially.

Henrietta Hughes caught the nation's attention in February when she cried for help during one of Obama's town hall meetings.

After her plea, Hughes was given a free home to live in temporarily, but she is still struggling to find a job and might soon lose that home, CNN affiliate WINK reported Thursday.

Hughes, who is in her 60s, faithfully goes to an employment center in Fort Myers in hopes of finding a job.

"It's almost our second home," Hughes told WINK.

She and her son have taken a computer class at the center to help land work. Hughes said she has applied for as many jobs as possible but has struck out. Her son has had no luck either.

Now Hughes says she feels time is running out. The home she lives in was donated by the wife of a Florida lawmaker, Chene Thompson, who has been trying to sell the vacant home in the Fort Myers suburb of Lavelle since 2006. Once the house sells, Hughes will have to leave.

But Thompson told CNN that she will do everything in her power to make sure Hughes is not back out on the streets even if her house sells.

"I've told Miss Hughes ... she will never again be homeless, even if I have to personally assist her with her rent," said Thompson, who is a longtime advocate of the homeless.

Thompson said Hughes reminds her of her grandmother and that she and her son are "upstanding, good-hearted people."

"Her concern is that she doesn't want to be a freeloader," Thompson said, but Hughes and her son have helped deter vandals who have targeted vacant homes in the area.

"They really are a blessing for me," Thompson said.

But Hughes told WINK that she worries that she could end up living in her truck again if she has to move without a job.

Her plea to Obama came as he promoted his economic stimulus plan at a town hall meeting in southwest Florida.

After talking about the plan, the president opened the floor to questions from the crowd.

"I have an urgent need -- unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in," Hughes said at the time. "The housing authority has two years' waiting lists, and we need something more than the vehicle and the parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help."

Hughes said her son had lost his job, leaving them homeless.

Obama gave Hughes a kiss on the cheek and a promise: "We're going to do everything we can to help you, but there are a lot of people like you."

And just for fun; here's Julio!

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  1. Finally! Another sob story trying to ride another person's coattails. Let her try and work like the rest of us! Loans for housing have been available like candy for the past 10 years. Where has she been? Popping out welfare babies? Time to stop dealing pot grandma and get a real job! I hear K-Mart is hiring. You might just work enough part-time to qualify for their employee discount, but then maybe you will wake up and realize that the government is NOT out to help you. NOOBAMA will not save your sorry ass. Living in a truck ain't so bad, at least it's warm down there.

  2. You just wait and see. SArah Palin is the one who will leadus out of thewilderness in 2012. By then 0bama will have destroyed our economy, there will ber no publically traded companies left, no market let alone a free market. Children will be buying abortions drugs OTC with UN-issued scrip. Guns will be tagged with tiny chips, and a UN satellite will track them all, sitting in geostationary orbit over the United States, like a giant unblinking eye like the one over the pyramid one the back of the American $1 bill. See, that pyramid is our econmy and our guns, and the eye is the UN. Watching, staring, never sleeping. Kiss your Constitutional Rights goodbye, sheeple.


    Unless Sarah comes in 2012 and ousts the Muslim Usurper. Then, she can lower our taxes to a reasonable level (what we had under Ronaldus Maximus was perfectly reasonable, not this crazy BS 0bama talks) and get in that helicopter she helps out hardworking Asaklan rancher with by killing wolves and shoot down that evil UN satellite and restore our freedom, our God-given right as Americans, to carry a weapon anywhere we damned well please.

    But we better start working now if we want a chance in Hell in 2012. We need to organize and start donating money to Sarah, Boehner, Steele and I want to take a dump in Palin's mouth, and anyone who can get McCain's dumb spawn off the liberal tv shows. This is our last chance - I thought Bush would fix everything like he said he would, be he let us down. It's Sarah Palin or nothing, and I believe in God and Country, not nothing, so I want Sarah for President in 2012 and I hope all of you reading this will take it to heart and start organizing groups in your community. She can do it, but she can't do it without us!

  3. You want to take a dump in Palin's mouth? I don't think that will help her campaign at all.

  4. Maybe if she was waterboarded and walled she'd get an effing job


  6. Well, it would keep her from talking - she tends to fuck it up when she does that.



  8. Just more proof that nothing has improved under the leadership of the exalted one. I thought by now everyone would be employed and the world would be our friend. Guess not. At least when he's done trashing the US the next president will have the bar set so low that even Mr. Bean would look like a political genius.

  9. For a silent majority, you seem to be sucking at the silent part. The majority part too, come to think of it, but who's counting?