Sunday, November 18, 2018

Becoming the B-word

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Barack Obama, 2010

obamas fist bumpApparently the fist-bumpers have yet to reach that point

Michelle’s book, Becoming, went on sale this week and it didn’t mention what she and Boo-rock are actually becoming:

The Obamas are “Becoming” — billionaires.

The launch of Michelle Obama’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, “Becoming,” last week is just the latest marker on the road to fabulous wealth for the former first couple, who are on their way to becoming a billion-dollar brand.

In addition to a $65 million book advance and an estimated $50 million deal with Netflix, both of which she shares with husband Barack Obama, the former first lady is poised to rake in millions from appearances on her 10-city US tour and sales of merchandise connected to her autobiography.

Barack Obama currently rakes in $400,000 per speech, and earned at least $1.2 million for three talks to Wall Street firms in 2017. - NYPost

One would think, based on their previous denouncement of people like themselves, that this would make them very sad. Except one suspects this was the plan all along: spring boarding from community organizer to president to fabulously wealthy. People with White Privilege can skip that community organizer step butt America’s Last Black President had to “pay his dues”  - first as Barry the Community Organizer and then by fundamentally transforming America.

So from where I’m sitting the only thing the Obama’s are “becoming” now would be the Clintons, 2.0.

The Chicago-based Barack Obama Foundation also altered its charitable mission, which was originally set up in 2014 to build a presidential library in Chicago.

Now the foundation wants “to inspire, empower and connect people to change their world,” according to the group’s most recent tax filings.

In the year that Michelle and Barack Obama began actively fundraising, the non-profit’s donations soared from $13,175,732 in 2016 to $231,993,748 in 2017, filings show. – NYPost

Turns out the Clintons weren’t the Obamas political rivals, they were their mentors.

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Butt don’t let any of these greedy piranhas ruin your Thanksgiving. At least none of them are president, and for that I’m truly grateful.