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Obama boasts: Im surprised how much money I got
World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7/19/2018 | Barry Grey

Posted on 07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT by Beave Meister

The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obama’s speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, calling it an “impassioned” defense of democracy, tolerance, equality and the liberal capitalist world order established after World War II.

The reports have singled out Obama’s muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trump’s “strongman politics” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who are “caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more.”

No notice is being taken in the press reports of two points in the rambling, 90-minute address that exposes Obama’s boundless cynicism and hypocrisy. In a cliché-ridden speech that deplored the “explosion of inequality” and argued for “inclusive capitalism,” Obama evidently departed from his written text to quip, with a smile:

“Some [members of the ‘new elite’] even supported Barack Obama for the presidency of the United States, and by virtue of my status as a former head of state, some of them consider me as an honorary member of the club. (Laughter.) And I get invited to these fancy things, you know? They’ll fly me out.”

Later, in the midst of a call to rein in the “excesses of capitalism” so that “rich people are still rich” but they’re “giving a little bit back,” he evoked more laughter and applause from his audience when he said, in a jocular voice:

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KEYWORDS: barackobama; capitalism; communism; democrats; djt; donaldtrump; grifter; liberals; maga; marxism; millionaires; nelsonmandela; obama; obamaspeech; socialism; socialist; trump; x44
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I have to laugh, a Hollywood actor (simi big) friend of mine sent me this article. He has no idea of my politics. He is a flaming liberal, but it seems even he has soured on Obama, but for different reasons than myself or 99.9% of Freepers....
1 posted on 07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

“I found out about just like you did, I read it in the paper.”


2 posted on 07/19/2018 9:46:46 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Beave Meister

America been bera bera good to him.


3 posted on 07/19/2018 9:47:19 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Steely Tom

All that money can build his liberry.


4 posted on 07/19/2018 9:48:35 AM PDT by wally_bert (Just call me Angelo or babe.)
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To: Beave Meister

FTA....

Since leaving office, the Obamas have garnered a $65 million book deal, and Obama is making an estimated 50 speeches a year before corporate and Wall Street audiences at about $400,000 a clip. It has been estimated that the couple is on course to rapidly amass a fortune of $242 million (outdoing the Clintons, who up to now have managed to cash in to the tune of only $75 million).

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Holy Crap. Looks like Obammie learned a thing or two from his former SOS.

And that is - how to grift like a professional.


5 posted on 07/19/2018 9:48:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Beave Meister

you mean the socialist obammer didn ‘t redistribute his money to the poor? Fir is fair- time for his family to redistribute the 100’s of millions to the poor


6 posted on 07/19/2018 9:49:48 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: Beave Meister

A lot of them always wait until their guy gets out of office before they discover his flaws.


7 posted on 07/19/2018 9:50:29 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Steely Tom

If you go to this web site, some of the articles are so funny because of there misinformation. These are fools spreading lies to the low IQ bunch, who eat it up 24/7.


8 posted on 07/19/2018 9:50:46 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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“I’m surprised how much money I got”

Frankly, Barry. So am I.

9 posted on 07/19/2018 9:51:20 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Beave Meister

Could be part of the Iranian pallets of cash? I wonder don’t you?


10 posted on 07/19/2018 9:52:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Beave Meister
...and he didn’t even have to steal the WH silverware.


11 posted on 07/19/2018 9:52:29 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Beave Meister

Give it all away Obama,


12 posted on 07/19/2018 9:52:33 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: Beave Meister

Me me me me me me I I I I I

Things change.. yada yada


13 posted on 07/19/2018 9:53:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: Beave Meister

Libs have soured on Obama because he built himself up to be God and then failed to deliver their Marxist Utopia.


14 posted on 07/19/2018 9:54:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beave Meister

So are we........................


15 posted on 07/19/2018 9:56:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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16 posted on 07/19/2018 9:57:33 AM PDT by Maceman (We need a temporary ban on Muslims just until churches and synagogues can be built in Mecca.)
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F*ckface wanted to tax away all of a person’s earnings over a certain amount. About a million dollars. Will he apply this to himself?
No. He is the king of the ruling elite which scorns the normal people while taking their money to live high off the hog.


17 posted on 07/19/2018 10:02:57 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism, like insanity, is the denial of reality.)
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To: Beave Meister

Countless millions have died because of jack asses like him.


18 posted on 07/19/2018 10:05:48 AM PDT by Bullish (My tagline is here. you just can't see it.)
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To: Beave Meister

We’re all surprised at how much this idiot has been able to slide uphill in his life. As for his money, I hope he chokes on it.


19 posted on 07/19/2018 10:06:37 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Beave Meister

Inform Obama that he’s going to need a real birth certificate to get back in the States, or he’s going to have to pose as a parent and sneak into Texas.


20 posted on 07/19/2018 10:07:18 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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