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Homeless Woman Asks Obama For Help, Limbaugh Explodes

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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BleedinHeartMom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Loser..

Obama's team probably just giave her numbers to resources that help people with these kind of things....jeez..maybe someone needs to tell the extreme home makeover team they are socialist and dont need to help anyone...

nanaofsix531
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:02 PM

To bad he don't miss a meal once in a while.Fat slob!

denise3680
by Platinum Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I thought she said she needed more than just a car and a park to go to, that she needed her own kitchen and her own bathroom because she is homeless and the housing authority has a two year waiting list.  This man even twisted this ladies words all wrong.  He makes my stomach hurt.  why is it so wrong to help those weho really need the help, not everyone is a fraud and it is a shame that too many have made it hard for the ones who really do need the help.

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM

RUSH: I was just watching a little bit of Obama at his town meeting down in Fort Myers.  This was quite telling.  A guy stands up during the Q&A, President Obama, thanks for coming.  "I have a question which represents question held by a lot of my friends and family down here."  Yeah, what is your question?  "Well, we want to know about government benefits.  I just lost my job. I lost my job a long time ago actually I've been unemployed., I haven't been able to pay all the bills.  I was making," what did he say? "$3,600 a month. I got laid off. I got fired.  My unemployment benefits are $1,100 a month.  When is the government going to make up the difference? How come when I lose my job, the government doesn't pay me what I was making when I got fired or laid off?"

Which takes me, ladies and gentlemen, to a New York Times story by Robert Pear, January 28th.  "Relief Seen for Jobless and States in Health Care Plan -- The stimulus bill working its way through Congress is not just a package of spending increases and tax cuts," there aren't any tax cuts, by the way, "intended to jolt the nation out of recession. For Democrats, it is also a tool for rewriting the social contract with the poor, the uninsured and the unemployed, in ways they have long yearned to do. With little notice and no public hearings, House Democrats would create a temporary new entitlement allowing workers getting unemployment checks to qualify for Medicaid, the health program for low-income people. Spouses and children could also receive benefits, no matter how much money the family had."

"Spouses and children could also receive benefits, no matter how much money the family had"!

"In addition, the stimulus package would offer a hefty subsidy to help laid-off workers retain the same health plans they had from their former employers. Altogether, the economic recovery bill would speed $127 billion over the next two and a half years to individuals and states for health care alone, a fact that has Republicans fuming that the stimulus package is a back door to universal health coverage. 'It's raining money,' said Representative Michael C. Burgess, Republican of Texas."  I'm not going to read the whole story to you. It's a long story, but it makes it plain that all this is being done in coordination with Obama.  There is this myth going on out there that Pelosi did this on her own, that Obama farmed it out.  That's not true.  Nothing that is said about these people is ever the total truth.  

Obama is working hand-in-hand... The New York Times reports this January 28th. Obama is coordinating this effort, but the first paragraph here, "The stimulus bill working its way through Congress is not just a package of spending increases and tax cut intended to jolt the nation out of recession. For Democrats, it is also a tool for rewriting the social contract with the poor, the uninsured and the unemployed, in ways they have long yearned to do." So you see it's not just a war on the achievers.  It's an effort to buy votes to cement the power of the Democrat Party for generations, as I said when I was interviewed by Sean Hannity and when I wrote my response to Obama criticizing me.  This is about fixing the "problem" that occurred in the early nineties when the Democrats lost power in the House of Representatives.

The idea that this is about getting you a job, the idea that this is about reinvigorating the US economy, it is not true.  This is about the Democrats being able to do what they've wanted to do for years, decades, and have been frustrated. Now they've got the White House. Now they've got the House and the Senate. They've got some compliant RINOs in the Senate, and they are all about implementing these new -- well, it's not new.  They're just going to expand the entire notion that life's losers deserve the rewards -- and when I say "life's losers," I'm talking about people that are not even incentivized to work.  I don't mean losers in the sense of their personality.  
 
BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Remember all this talk about Obama's a centrist?  Remember all of the conservative media intelligentsia -- I don't need to mention the names, you know who they are -- "Hey, he's a centrist, look at these guys he's appointing to his cabinet, centrists all."  And I was shocked and stunned.  Why, this guy is the most liberal president we've ever elected, and he's racing to the left as fast as he can.  I remember being admonished by people, "Rush, you're really overreacting here.  Obama's a centrist.  He's going to haul the line here, he's a great moderate."  I can understand people on the left being bamboozled, but people on our side... you know, this is the thing.  I mentioned the two Americas, and I've got some sound bites coming up after the break, some of the questions Obama got today.  

The last question of the day to Obama in Fort Myers from Julio, Julio stands up and says, (paraphrasing) "I've been working at McDonald's for four years, and I can't get any other job.  What are you going to do?  What are you going to do to get me a job outside of McDonald's?"  There's another bite coming up here, a crying woman named Henrietta asks Obama for a car, for a new kitchen and a bathroom.  I am not kidding!  We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom.  Please help.  And Obama says, "Well, what is your name?"  And she says, "It's Henrietta Hughes."  And Obama tells her to talk to his staff after the town hall.  She asks for a car, a kitchen, and a bathroom.  These are the people, I'm telling you, we saw what we saw last night.  These people saw, if they watched this press conference, they saw a guy who, in their eyes, only cares about getting them a job, don't care about anything else, or getting them a kitchen, or a car.  His own brother, he's not even bought his brother a pot.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  And we're working on the McDonald's dude, so we've got one, two, three sound bites here from the Obama press -- well, the town hall meeting in Fort Myers, Florida, today.  Now, I want you to stop and think of something, folks.  And, by the way, those of you on the phone, please stay there.  I'm gonna get to you el quicko, it's gonna happen soon, but I gotta get these in.  As you listen to these, I want you to imagine yourself at the town meeting.  The president of the United States arrives.  You are in the same room as the president of the United States.  You are chosen to ask the president of the United States a question.  You listen to the questions that are asked of the president of the United States by people who will have one shot in their lives to talk to him.  It's disgraceful.  I'm just telling you here in advance, it is an absolute disgrace. 

However, let's not be too hard on our fellow citizens who showed up in Fort Myers today with their one opportunity to talk to the president of the United States, and they begged for a car and a kitchen.  Let's not be too hard on them.  Something had to give them the idea that that's what his presidency was going to be about.  Something had to make them think that's what was on tap for them.  I remember seeing video on YouTube during the campaign of people in various parts of the country saying Obama was gonna make sure their gas tank was always full.  There are people who thought, for some reason -- I wonder why -- that that's what his presidency would mean to them.  So first is Obama explaining the health care provisions in the stimulus bill, and now that we know what questions were asked, we know how this probably was received.  This was probably boring, they were just impatient.  I imagine all of this just went over the heads of the people at the town meeting.

OBAMA:  Our health care system is so inefficient, you go into the hospital and what's the first thing you've gotta do?  You've gotta fill out so many forms, and there's paperwork.  Then you go and you get your examination, and they've got a clipboard with all this paper on it, we've got all this bureaucracy.  One of the simplest, most effective things that we could do is to convert from a paper system to an electronic data system.  So in this plan, one of the things that we do is we say, we are going to computerize our health care system, institute health IT.  That creates jobs right now for people to convert --
 
RUSH:  Okay, so this crowd, all they want is a kitchen.  All they want is a car and he's talking about their medical records being computerized and hiring -- can you imagine most of the people in this crowd, "What's IT?  What does he mean IT?"  If you're just now leaving the town meeting and you're listening, IT is information technology, he's going to go out and hire a bunch of keypunchers to enter the data into the national computerized health care database, your health records.  All right, here's the woman, it's really sad.  As an American this is embarrassing, and it's sad, but there's a reason why, there's a reason why this woman takes her one chance to talk to the president of the United States and ask and beg for a car and a kitchen.

WOMAN:  I respect you and I'm so grateful for you.

OBAMA:  Thank you.

WOMAN:  Been praying for you.  But --

OBAMA:  I believe in prayer, so I appreciate that.

WOMAN:  I have an urgent need, unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and place to live in, we it need urgent, and housing authority have two years waiting on this thing and we need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to.  We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom.  Please help.

OBAMA:  Well, I -- listen, I -- what's your name?  What's your name?

WOMAN:  It's Henrietta Hughes.

 

 

 
I'm thinking, Obama, he probably likes this.  I think liberals appreciate this dumbed-down attitude.  I think that these poor people are exactly what Democrats want.  I think these people who are looking to the government for a house, for a car, for a job from McDonald's or something, I think that's exactly the mind-set they want, that's why they want illegal immigrants, to be legal.  That's why they want amnesty because they want people who are not that educated, who are looking to the government for the answer to every problem they have. Democrats love to say we have the answer, we are your solution.  They never provide it.  But they make everybody think they're the only ones that do care about them because the Republicans are so cold-hearted and mean-spirited and extreme.  This is a disgrace!  It embarrasses me that this is my country.  These people have been made to think this is what government's purpose is.  Now, here's Julio.  This is the guy who's stuck at McDonald's, wants Obama to do something about it.

I tell ya these progressive sites will just do nothing but make you stupid.

2hotTaco
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:25 PM

SUMMARY: Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that a homeless woman at President Obama's Fort Myers town hall event asked Obama for a "car" and "a new kitchen." In fact, Henrietta Hughes was simply saying that she needs housing. She stated: "[W]e need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help."

Discussing President Obama's February 10 town hall event in Fort Myers, Florida, Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that a homeless woman at the event asked Obama for a "car" and a "new kitchen." In fact, the woman, Henrietta Hughes, was simply saying that she needs housing. She stated: "I have an urgent need -- unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in. We need urgent, and the housing authority have two years waiting on this, and we need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help."

During the February 10 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh said, "There's another bite coming up here -- a crying woman named Henrietta asks Obama for a car, for a new kitchen, and a bathroom." Limbaugh went on to assert: "Obama tells her to talk to his staff after the town hall. She asks for a car, a kitchen, and a bathroom."

Before airing an audio clip of Hughes at the town hall, Limbaugh stated: "I mean, as an American, this is embarrassing, and it's sad, but there's a reason why -- there's a reason why this woman takes her one chance to talk to the president of the United States and ask and beg for a car and a kitchen."

Moments after airing the clip, Limbaugh stated: "Do you hear the applause when the woman says she needed a car, a new vehicle, a new house?"

Later in the show, Limbaugh said Hughes was "the woman in Fort Myers that wants the house, the car, and the kitchen."

Limbaugh also highlighted (subscription required) his comments on his website, RushLimbaugh.com, under the headline "Americans Beg Their President for Free Stuff at Town Hall Meeting."

From the February 10 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: There's another bite coming up here -- a crying woman named Henrietta asks Obama for a car, for a new kitchen, and a bathroom. I am not -- I am not kidding. "We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help." And Obama says, "Well, what is your name?" And she says, "It's Henrietta Hughes." And Obama tells her to talk to his staff after the town hall. She asks for a car, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

These are the people -- I'm telling you, we saw what we saw last night. These people saw -- if they watched this press conference -- they saw a guy who, in their eyes, only cares about getting them a job. That's -- I don't care about anything else. Or getting them a kitchen or a car. And his own brother doesn't even -- he's not even bought his brother a pot.

[...]

LIMBAUGH: OK. So this crowd, all they want is a kitchen. You know, all they want is a car and he's talking about their medical records being computerized and hiring -- can you imagine most of the people in this crowd: "What's IT? What does he mean IT?" If you're just now leaving the town meeting night and you're listening, IT is information technology. He's going to go out and hire a bunch of keypunchers to enter the data into the national computerized health care database, your health records.

All right, here's the woman. It's really sad. I mean, as an American, this is embarrassing, and it's sad, but there's a reason why -- there's a reason why this woman takes her one chance to talk to the president of the United States and ask and beg for a car and a kitchen.

[begin audio clip]

HUGHES: I respect you and I'm so grateful for you.

OBAMA: Thank you.

HUGHES: Been praying for you. But --

OBAMA: I believe in prayer, so I appreciate that.

HUGHES: I have an urgent need -- unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in. We need urgent, and the housing authority have two years waiting on this, and we need something more than a vehicle and parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help.

OBAMA: Well, I -- listen, I -- what's your name? What's your name?

HUGHES: It's Henrietta Hughes.

OBAMA: OK, Ms. Hughes, well, we're going to do everything we can to help you, but there are a lot of people like you. We're going to do everything we can, all right? But the -- I'll have my staff talk to you after this -- after the town hall, all right?

[end video clip]

LIMBAUGH: Do you think that the people who chose these people to ask questions on the Obama staff might have jobs right now? Did they purposely select these people for these questions? Do you think so? If they didn't, then some heads are going to roll. If they did purposely scour that crowd for these kinds of questions -- and there was more than just this one, so you have to assume this is what they wanted -- they want people looking at Obama this way. "Well, OK, going to do everything we can to help you; a lot of people in your position; lot of people; well, we can help you; have you talk to staff after the town hall."

Do you hear the applause when the woman says she needed a car, a new vehicle, a new house? "Yeah." And when Obama, "A lot of people like you." "Yeah." So we can sit here all day long and we can wax eloquent about how this guy comes off and how he's just wandering aimlessly, incoherent, but these people watching him last night, listening today, they think he's going to get them a job. Here -- here's the guy I told you about, an unidentified guy who wants his full salary to be made up in unemployment compensation.

[...]

LIMBAUGH: I asked the staff a moment ago a little trick question: Henrietta Hughes. She's the woman in Fort Myers that wants the house, the car, and the kitchen. And everybody thinks, "Well, it's the last we'll hear of Henrietta Hughes."

No, it's not. I will bet you that inside of two weeks, Henrietta Hughes will be on Oprah, at which time she will get all of that stuff. Oprah's company will buy it, Oprah and Obama will share the credit, and we will see how the new America works together to solve problems. And then we will be told, "All you have to do is ask."

xo.MommyW.xo
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM
Dear God... Too much

Limbaugh is a fucking moron
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DE1boy
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:33 PM
Rush is an a**hole
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I dislike this man.

I did not hear the woman ask for a car.  I heard that she was living her car.  She and her family.

Heck, maybe I heard incorrectly.


BleedinHeartMom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM

She didnt say anything about needing a car, she said she needs somewhere else to go besides her vehicle and parks..

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM


Quoting BleedinHeartMom:

She didnt say anything about needing a car, she said she needs somewhere else to go besides her vehicle and parks..

Okay, so I was not the only one who heard this vs. her 'asking' for a car. Whew!  Good to know.


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