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May 02, 2016

Obama Jokes About Making a Ton of Money Giving Speeches At Goldman Sachs-- You Know, Like Hillary Does/Did

Is this actually a joke?

Hillary wasn't taking that money jokingly. And when Obama takes that money -- and hooboy, will he take that money -- he won't be taking it ironically, either.

At the White House Correspondants' Dinner:

"If this material works well, I am going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year," Obama said, adding that he would earn "some serious Tubmans."


The joke was a light jab at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has come under fire by opponents for taking in about $675,000 for making three paid speeches at Goldman Sachs events.

It's an interesting new phase in politics, where the politicians are openly joking about their cynicism and mercenary hunger for money and corporate comforts, and the public is wise enough to know these aren't jokes.

Kind of a dangerous time.

Open thread.

Thanks to not_steve.


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