Henrietta Hughes is the personification of Obamunism in more ways than one. Not only is she a parasite who expects the government to give her whatever she wants for free, but she is an utter fraud:
During Obama's campaign to promote his stimulus package, he staged an event with a woman, Henrietta Hughes, who, as it turns out, appears to be anything but truly needy. Henrietta was given an audience with Obama to beg for a home. When aid was provided via the offer of free rent by an opportunistic politician, the liberal press spouted that Henrietta was actually given a free home and implied it came from Obama. The lie has propagated through the liberal media and, quite honestly, it nauseated us because it was so obviously staged and such a distorted lie. Well, as it turns out, the lie didn't end there. …
It appears that the desperate homeless woman owns real estate she shifted into the name of her son to avoid taxes and acquire government aid. Apparently, Henrietta is the teacher and Tom Daschle is just a student. Henrietta also apparently sold real estate at a significant profit in 2005. Henrietta has now become the poster child the Democrats wish to use to justify the massive expense of helping the chronically unemployed, not-so-needy and not-at-all-homeless.
To add insult to injury, when Chairman Zero steals $billions from us, our children, and our grandchildren to shower upon the Henrietta Hugheses of the world, we're asked to believe it's a "stimulus" that will help the economy.
We Now Know 2 Things: 1) Henrietta Hughes Has a Long History of Financial Troubles 2) The MSM Doesn't Care
Boo Hoo Liberals...
Oliver Willis - Henrietta Hughes & The American Hurt
America Vs. Rush
Rush Limbaugh attacked Rep. Nick Thompson (a Republican) for helping out Henrietta Hughes, the homeless woman who spoke to President Obama at the town hall meeting in Ft. Myers, FL. Rep. Thompson seems to be one of the few Republicans out there with a spine to speak up to Limbaugh.
Cold Hearts: Conservatives Attack Poor Homeless Henrietta Hughes
(link) Indeed, why should housing be considered a right? After all, what does my housing say about my personal class status and how much better I am than other people, if there aren’t those other people out there who don’t have a place to live at all?
The worst part is that Malkin isn’t alone. From Limbaugh falsely saying that Hughes “ask[ed] for a car” to others claiming that Hughes is “milking the system,” there’s no shortage of people who want to bring down the woman who had the potential to a far more sympathetic Joe the Plumber — an everyday American who is actually negatively affected by the economic policies of our government.
And they can get away with it! I just, honestly, do not understand. Are people like Malkin really so privileged and entitled themselves that they just do not comprehend the very concept of housing not owned by the person living in it — and that therefore “I need a place to live” does not equal “buy me a new house, please” — or do they just really think that no, if you’re not as fortunate as the rest of us, you really do deserve to live on the street, and as a neighbor I have absolutely no responsibility for what happens to you?
A Nation's Compassion, A Rethug's Cynicism
A Florida state legislator -- a Republican -- has offered Henrietta a home. A website has already been set up to call greater attention to the homelessness problem. A state citizen wants to send $50 a month to Ms. Hughes. For the moment, Henrietta Hughes has a little hope -- earned the hard way after living for nearly a year in a small pick-up truck.
And Malkin? From TownHall:
If she had more time, she probably would have remembered to ask Obama to fill up her gas tank, too.
Classy. And if you dare to read some of the more hateful comments, you can do so here.
Hand-outs. Free ride. Socialism. And that's just the start.
People who can, helping people in need. I never would have thought there was any room for cynicism in something so simple and so human.
President Obama Kisses a Homeless Women, What would W do?
The right wing attacks Henrietta Hughes
Hughes’ words the cry of the world