Democratic politicians have become increasingly predictable in the modern era, cozying up to elitist bankers and billionaires in order to gain personal fortune.
It’s the liberal mindset at work: Take a public stance that emboldens and falsely empowers your base, give yourself a Robin Hood complex, and then completely extort those who your constituents believe are exploiting them for your own personal gain.
In other words, it’s monetary hypocrisy.
After her disastrous campaign in 2016, Hillary Clinton’s name became synonymous with corruption, thanks in no small part to the disclosures made by whistleblower website Wikileaks and the consistent use of the moniker “Crooked Hillary” by eventual President Donald J. Trump. What many have forgotten about during Clinton’s epic downfall is just how hypocritical she could be when it came to the subject of money.
As the former first lady was discovering that democratic socialist Bernie Sanders was a much tougher opponent than she imagined, her campaign was forced to latch onto some of the Vermont senator’s ideas in order to cannibalize the democratic party for her own gain. This included a new and uncharacteristic hatred for Wall Street that Clinton unabashedly gleaned from Sanders. Unfortunately for Clinton, the ruse didn’t last long, as her opponents on both sides of the aisle quickly reminded the American people that Hillary had received hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking appearances at Wall Street firms, the transcriptions of which Hillary herself would refuse to make public.
Now, former President Barack Obama, who also paraded around as a President “of the people”, is finding himself on the lucrative end of an eerily similar racket.
“Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network.
“Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports.
“The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter.”
Former President Obama has vehemently refused to leave Washington D.C. alone in the Trump era, buying an enormous house in a posh suburb and hiring a team of spies to “keep tabs” on the republican President. With this latest speaking deal set occur later in the year, it turns out that Barack Obama is in no way the novelty President that the nation’s liberals believed him to be. Instead, the democratic deity is falling into the same desperate routine as his leftist cabal.