When impassioned voters call out politicians
during town hall meetings, things can get ugly. The questioner often comes off looking worse—or at least more unhinged—while the
politician struggles to maintain a dignified appearance. This isn't one of those
videos. In a town hall meeting televised by CNBC, an unnamed woman who
is a self-described "chief financial officer for a veterans service
organization," respectfully took the president to task saying:
of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted.
Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the
mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where
we are right now." She pulled few punches and Obama, for his part, could
only make clear that he, "understands your frustration" before laying
out why he believes his administration has made life a little more
manageable for the middle class.
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