HomeBarack ObamaThe Hope and the Reality of Obama's First Two Weeks The Hope and the Reality of Obama's First Two Weeks Kim Priestap February 9, 2009 Barack Obama 7 Comments Barack Obama is gifted at convincing the American people that he is the source of hope and the agent of change. Reality, however, tells a different story. Wars Don't "End," They are Won or Lost Cloture vote on Spendulus bill : 61-36 Related Posts Obama Media Supporters Attempt To Hide The Decline "So shallow, so hyperpartisan, and so intellectually dishonest" President Faust About The Author Kim Priestap Wife. Mom. First and Second Amendment enthusiast. Gun owner. I train often. ***** He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine.