Et tu, Barack? You seemed so pure and good. You were The One. But you’re just another politician, a hypocrite who was just a deceptive as any other political animal, which some of us understood. But you’re worse, because of your moral preening.
According to Bloomberg, Obama is giving speeches to Wall Street for about $400,000 a pop. Wall Street. You remember, the fat cats? He’s delivered two and has another in the queue.
Since leaving office, Obama has delivered public and private speeches that are “true to his values,” Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president, said in an email. “His paid speeches in part have allowed President Obama to contribute $2 million to Chicago programs offering job training and employment opportunities to low-income youth.”
How dumb. So we’re supposed to believe he’s giving speeches on Wall Street so he can contribute to charity. You go get ’em, Robin Hood! Meantime, he and Mrs. Obama have book contracts worth $60 million.
Let me take you down memory lane to witness a few of the things Obama has said about Wall Street.
We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn’t do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell.
We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it – not by turning it over to Wall Street.
I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of, you know, fat-cat bankers on Wall Street.
We need more responsibility, but we need it not just when there’s a crisis. I mean, we’ve had years in which the reigning economic ideology has been what’s good for Wall Street, but not what’s good for Main Street.
And this, about what he’ll do after he’s president:
I’m not going to Wall Street. The amount of time that I’ll be investing in issues is going to be high. But it’ll be necessarily in a different capacity.