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.