Skip to comments.Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”
Posted on 07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT by Beave Meister
The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obamas 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 Obamas muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trumps 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 Obamas 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? Theyll 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 theyre 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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“I found out about just like you did, I read it in the paper.”
America been bera bera good to him.
All that money can build his liberry.
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).
Holy Crap. Looks like Obammie learned a thing or two from his former SOS.
And that is - how to grift like a professional.
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
A lot of them always wait until their guy gets out of office before they discover his flaws.
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.
Frankly, Barry. So am I.
Could be part of the Iranian pallets of cash? I wonder don’t you?
Give it all away Obama,
Me me me me me me I I I I I
Things change.. yada yada
Libs have soured on Obama because he built himself up to be God and then failed to deliver their Marxist Utopia.
So are we........................
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.
Countless millions have died because of jack asses like him.
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.
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.
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