View Full Version : Obama pockets 3.2 million at Milan speaking gig

05-10-2017, 12:54 PM
President Obama, the preeminent crusader against the evils of Wall Street, took some heat from his Progressive pals a few weeks ago when it emerged that as his first paid speech appearance he would receive $400,000 for roughly an hour of his time from, well, Wall Street, or rather Cantor Fitzgerald.

But the irony didn't end there.* In an effort to combat the public outcry, the beloved former President defended his efforts by arguing that the decision to take $400,000 from Cantor Fitzgerald couldn't possibly mean that he's a sellout because, well, he already sold out to Wall Street during his initial Presidential campaign back in 2008.**You can't sell out again if you've already sold out before...come on people, it doesn't work that way.* Here is part of his actual*statement:

Did Obama get pre bribed

Hereís how a pre-bribe works.


When a president leaves office, you offer the ex-president an enormous speaking fee. Letís say $400,000. The ex-president does the speech and banks the money. The ex-president has no power at that point, so the speaking fee canít be seen as a bribe because there is no quid pro quo.


But what about the president that is in office while this happens? Do you think the current president notices when the the prior president gets a $400,000 payday for an hour of work?

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