Sen. Bernie Sander Friday joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren in condemning Barack Obama’s decision to make his first astounding speaking payday a money grab from the financial sector he regularly pilloried as president.
“I think that he as president he represented our country with integrity and intelligence,” Sanders said during an appearance on CBS This Morning.
Well, that’s all over! At least with respect to the integrity.
“But I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this.”
I think it’s fortunate. It reminds people of who Obama really is, a left-wing Chicago pol who passed himself off as a transcendent visionary who was somehow above politics, greed, vindictiveness, dishonesty, and all the other human failings you and I share.
Warren earlier this week said she was “troubled” by Obama’s decision.
“I would have hoped that the president would not have given a speech like this,” Sanders continued.
I hope he does, and I can’t wait to hear him compound his hypocrisy by putting on a show of lecturing the people who are paying him nearly half a million dollars, which he surely will.
And what are they getting for it? A few brain farts of the type we’ve been hearing for eight years.
One of the CBS This Morning liberal co-anchors, Gayle King, tried to save Obama.
“Are you saying if you were offered $400,000 to give a speech you would turn it down?” she asked Sanders, for some reason provoking uproarious laughter from fellow liberal co-host Norah O’Donnell.
“If Wall Street offered me that, yeah, I don’t want Wall Street’s money,” he said.
I think that’s true. Sanders does have some principles, even if they’re not mine. Although, with three homes, if not Wall Street’s money, he has managed to obtain someone’s money.