Now that Obama is out of office, he doesn’t have to pretend anymore to not be the elitist that he is. He can just be whirled off to exotic private islands and enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Shoot he can even demand hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms. Sure, why not? It’s not like he has to worry about voters anymore, right?
To most it would seem as if Obama is distancing himself from the Democratic Party and THAT has the left-wing activist all in a tizzy. They seem to think Obama’s trying to ‘join the one percent’. I’ve got news for you folks….he never left it.
As Rush Limbaugh said, “He was a blank canvas, and they could make him whatever they wanted him to be, and he was nothing like what they wanted him to be. He’s just like the Clintons, craving cash, craving money, craving status that derives from wealth. He desires to be friends with the people in that stratosphere. And he’s doing everything he can to hobnob with them and to become one of them in mind and body and bankbook. And he’s being viewed here as a sellout to the cause.”
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Liberals are becoming increasingly alarmed with former President Barack Obama’s behavior following his exit from the presidency –specifically his constant, high-rolling vacations.
His actions have prompted criticism from liberal figures such as “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver, Democratic strategist Pat Caddell, a former adviser to the Carter administration and Dr. David Michael Smith of the Houston Socialist Movement — not your typical batch of Obama critics. And it doesn’t stop with them.
As reported by Fox News Politics, “The left-wing media is also worried about Obama’s luxury vacations.”
Well, what has Obama done to spark such uneasiness?
The Obamas visiting the Tirta Empul Temple during their vacation in Bali. Live your best lives First Family!
Fox News compiled some of the more indulgent parts of Obama’s lavish post-presidency — involving everything from yachts to Italian fighter jets.
“Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht,” Fox News reported.
The Borgo Finocchieto location that Obama visited was no ordinary destination, even for vacationers. It’s a restored medieval hamlet, complete with villas, almost two dozen bedrooms, and owned by former Italy Ambassador John Phillips, an Obama appointee, according to Fox News.
Obama reportedly touched down at a nearby airport in a private jet escorted by Italian Air Force fighters — another bit of extravagance.
Kendra Thornton, owner of luxury travel agency Royal Travel and an expert in the industry, said the destinations are “some of the most luxurious travel destinations in the world,” according to Fox News.
“Anyone who stays at these properties does so because they want the best of the best.”
Sounds like Obama may be enjoying the benefits of being in the “one percent” doesn’t it?
The frivolity has not gone unnoticed by host John Oliver, who seems to be annoyed with just how far Obama has distanced himself from the country.
“This might be controversial, [but]I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson,” he said on his show according to Time. “Just tone it down with the kitesurfing pictures.”
You can see what Oliver’s talking about in the video below:
“I know that people accused him of being out of touch with the American people during his presidency. I’m not sure he’s ever been more out of touch than he is right now,” Oliver added.
Democrat pollster Pat Caddell is concerned that a lot of Democrats see what Obama is doing and are upset because of the elitist lifestyle he’s flaunting.
“These trips are like the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” Caddell said, according to Fox News.
“I think the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, when they see President Obama, whom they instinctively want to defend being the corporatist president, I think it makes the base uneasy.”
Obama has not only taken luxury in vacations, but has also charged hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms.
Wow! Looks like the liberals are attacking even their own now. What’s a matter Bernie, not enjoying your 3rd home, that luxury $600,000 summer home? Or is it because your wife, Jane is under FBI investigation for bank fraud?
Well the fact is, Obama not only sold out the black community, but the middle class as well. Don’t believe me? Listen to this guy:
This homeless black man, Askari Shabazz stated,
“We stand for the truth….not a leftist takeover….Obama is bringing socialism….”
He certainly got that right about Obama now, didn’t he?
“Obamacare was a waste of paper and time….blacks just feel like we’ve been betrayed…we don’t expect him to represent us…but represent America as a whole….Most blacks like ‘We’ve been betrayed….”
Hey Askari, it wasn’t only the black community that got betrayed…all Americans got sold on a bad bill of goods. It was called Obama’s ‘Hope and Change’ thing.
As Rush Limbaugh stated,
“I don’t care, folks. It doesn’t matter to me what people do. But there are people on the left feeling like they have been betrayed, like Obama is a sellout. We tried to tell ’em, for how long did we try to tell them? Fell upon deaf ears.”
It’s amazing isn’t it. That liberals are stunned…that one of their own representatives is acting like ‘one of them’…a Wall Street elitist! Hey! Wake up! Obama was ALWAYS an elitist!
Obama said of himself in his own book,
“I can’t assume that the money chase didn’t alter me in some ways. …” (The Audacity of Hope, 2006)
“they reflected, almost uniformly, the perspectives of their class: the top 1 percent or so of the income scale that can afford to write a $2,000 check to a political candidate. …”
“my own worldview and theirs corresponded in many ways”
“your schedule dictates that you move in a different orbit from most of the people you represent.”
Like I said, Obama has always been an elitist, but now it’s clear and visible fact that liberals see and are having to deal with and their tight little panties are in a wad.
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