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 Democrats Violate Equal Pay for Women, Lilly Ledbetter Betrayed Guilt By Association Used by Old Media Only to Hurt Republicans Ray LaHood: The President's New Lackey 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.