Skip to comments.Obama Taking "Symbolic Reparations" [semi-satire]
Posted on 04/29/2017 2:42:58 AM PDT by John Semmens
Stung by critics who say that former President Barack Obama is showing inordinate greed by accepting fat payments from Wall Street for brief speeches, former Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that "one of the President's greatest regrets during his time in office was his inability to establish a public program of reparations for America's historic mistreatment of racial minorities. Rather than just shrug off his disappointment he has decided to individually extract payments to compensate for those injustices."
"We mustn't overlook the fact that the $400,000 per speech fees are being paid by white men to a black man," Earnest pointed out. "We're confident that every aggrieved person of color will view this as an important symbolic representation of the intent of the reparations movement. Even though they may not personally benefit a member of their race will benefit and that has to make them feel good."
Earnest took a similar view of the $65 million book deal Barack and his wife landed with Random House for their memoirs. This payoff is four times as large as the one snared by Bill Clinton and six times higher than the one George W. Bush received. "A black man getting paid more than a pair of white men is but another example of President Obama's tireless efforts to balance the scales of justice," he contended. "The vicarious satisfaction he is providing to the African-American community is immeasurable."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) called the huge payments "troubling for Democrats. Wall Street has been one of our more reliable sources of campaign money. President Obama raised more money from Wall Street than any other candidate in history and Hillary was a close second. The millions that the former President is now on track to absorb will be dollars that could be better spent on promoting the election of more Democrats. Unless he is going to share some of these fees with the Party I'd have to categorize this as short-sighted and self-serving."
Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vermont) was more blunt, saying "it makes him look like a greedy bastard. Cozying up to Wall Street was what doomed Hillary Clinton's campaign. How can those of us pushing for social justice gain traction when the most prominent representatives of our philosophy take money from our class enemies? The only mitigating factor may be Lenin's prediction that the capitalists will furnish the rope we use to hang them."
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The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF should be arrested and deported back to Kenya in a Pig’s blood-filled coffin.
better half says he’s collecting money for hanging out with his jock strap buddies
Who among Barack Obama’s ancestors was a slave to an American? One of the Irish on his mother’s side perhaps?
He should be reparated at Ft. Leavenworth untIL they find a rope long enough to hang him from the walls of the Grand Canyon. Traitor racist pig.
Obama is half white, and the white side are descendants of slave owners. But he “identifies” as black, so it’s OK.
Josh Earnest, is that what they call him? His very name is reason enough to question his credibility. He should hook up with Crystal Ball at CNN. There’s a pair that beats a royal flush.
Always stirring the pot. Disgraceful.
“one of the President’s greatest regrets during his time in office was his inability to establish a public program of reparations for America’s historic mistreatment of racial minorities.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Historic Justice is the mark of every fascist leader in history.
Obama was noting but a plantation field hand , unsure of how to handle the very freedom that America represents, just like the white hating Congressional Black Caucus.
Full of hate, Obama had no business achieving the office of President.His hatred of white America and its institutions barred him from representing majority America, and his radical view of hisdtopry prevented him from effectively representing black folks.
Obama was nothing but a living platitude, a psychopomp, who buried the world in his own poison while wearing the mask of a dedicated liberal. The fascist lurks just underneath that mask, whichi was effective enough toi earn him the Nobel Peace Price. What Obama did to Libya gave Nobel the lie.
Barrak Obama: The Quintessential Liberal Fascist:
It’s just his kickback from all the billions of tax payer dollars he handed out
I really don’t want to hear/see Obunghole’s name unless it is in reference to his death or incarceration.
You just can't make this stuff up.
Oh, wait, you did.
Another fine column, John; and more than a few posters had a little trouble finding the "satire" part. (I usually do.)
LOL I can just imagine Sanders saying that.
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