Former President Obama appears to be enjoying his life outside of the White House.
Now that he’s out of office, he can truly embrace his leftist tendencies and rake in all the cash that automatically comes from being an ex-president.
Despite being independently wealthy and poised to make millions on speeches and book royalties, the failure-in-chief is still living the high life on the taxpayer dime.
He’s been on excursions all across the globe since January, wining and dining at expensive resorts and rubbing shoulders with the elites.
While he’s certainly entitled to do what he wants, some Democrats are starting to worry that Obama’s wealth flaunting might hurt the party’s image when it comes to their claim of being anti-Wall Street and an ally of underclass.
As reported at the Conservative Tribune, Obama’s fancy trips are paid for both by him and the taxpayer, due to his significant pension and Secret Service protection that follows him everywhere.
But the lavishness of his lifestyle is now being openly criticized.
“I think the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, when they see President Obama, whom they instinctively want to defend being the corporatist president, I think it makes the base uneasy,” Democratic strategist Pat Caddell explained to Fox News.
This disconnect was always there for those that cared to look, but it’s become increasingly apparent in recent months.
Obama was always an elitist tool that looked most comfortable when surrounded by the rich and famous. But despite hanging out with these types during his presidency, he wasn’t attacked for it like he is now.
That’s because he was constantly shilling against Wall Street in public, attacking the rich and trying to tax them.
“I think every time Obama opens his mouth, the fair question is:
Which billionaire’s paradise island did he do it from? When is he going to do anything to help people other than enrich himself?” Caddell also said.
Conveniently, his hypocrisy is only now becoming a topic of interest for the Left and media. Even though he filled his administration with Wall Street CEOs and spent all his time with the elite class.
Better late than never, I guess.