Georgia Voices: Yesterday’s ‘Obamabot’ has gotten an education
by The Augusta Chronicle
August 05, 2014 12:00 AM | 1480 views | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The woman who became an Internet sensation in 2008 for gushing Barack Obama would pay her gasoline and mortgage bills is back in the spotlight.

But this time, Peggy Joseph is no longer the brain-washed Obamabot she appeared to be back then.

Joseph, who recently was interviewed for an upcoming documentary, said she was caught up in the historic moment and wasn’t thinking clearly when she famously said after an Obama rally that she would no longer have to worry “about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he’s going to help me.”

In the new film, “There’s No Place Like Utopia,” Joseph is interviewed at her suburban home, where she is a soccer mom of four and a working nurse.

The film chronicles people living in progressive-controlled cities such as Detroit, Chicago and Newark, N.J.

“At that time, we needed a change, but a change for the better, not the worse,” said Joseph, who, contrary to her 2008 what-can-the-government-do-for-me attitude, claims to have never been on government assistance.

Joseph, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she has become more educated on politics in the six years since she became a YouTube phenom.

Whereas she once viewed Obama as a sort of national Santa Claus, she now compares him to The Wizard of Oz.

“Truth and honesty are important,” Joseph says in the film. “He lied about everything. Just like the Wizard of Oz, Obama has turned out to be nothing more than a man behind a curtain.”

With polls showing the percentage of Americans who “strongly approve” of Obama’s job performance regularly trending below 30 percent, Joseph apparently isn’t the only one with buyer’s remorse.

One can only hope she, and others lured by false liberal promises, won’t get fooled again.

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anonymous
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August 05, 2014
"One can only hope, she and others lured by false liberal promises, won't be fooled again". How easy it is to be a conservative, when you do nothing you succeed. Progressives, on the other hand are interested in "progress" and must work around a Congress for whom progress is tax cuts for billionaires and cutting regulations on corporations.
Rhett Writer
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August 05, 2014
Anonymous, if you can't say something intelligent, please do not bore us with the liberal rhetoric, which everybody with an I.Q. equal to or greater than that of a fence post, knows is based on lies, innuendos and anti-freedom spin.

How do you explain the 350 conservative bills the House has passed (including 40 or more job ceration bills) which Reid refuse to introduce to the Senate?
on balance
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August 05, 2014
The issue is the failure of the Obama plan and its failure. Like a faithful little toady, anonymous comes in with statements from the Progressive book which is based on communism and Alinsky logic.

Never accept blame for anyone in your party. Al=wauys break out the old accusations because low information citizens only remember what is constantly repeated, if they even remember that,
anonymous
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August 05, 2014
More ad hominem attacks from Rhett Writer who claims that 40 job bills (actually 28) are languishing in the Senate. Eighteen of those so called job bills either reduce or eliminate government regulations in nearly every business sector especially of energy and pollution. Six bills gives more tax breaks to the same big businesses that are sitting on record profits and not hiring people right now. One is an anti-union bill. In the Republican mind, anti-regulation and tax lowering bills are job bills. This ridiculous canard Republicans use about alleged jobs bills they have passed that the "Democrat Senate" refuses to act upon is as much a lie as their health care substitute for Obama-care.
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