It seems former President Obama’s superstar status with liberals is slowly but surely coming to an end, and the reason why is utterly hilarious.The left is losing patience with their former political rockstar because he is taking too many luxury vacations.
Isn’t he just doing what he’s always done?According to Fox News:
The Democratic base is growing increasingly frustrated with former President Barack Obama’s actions after leaving office, including a seemingly endless tour of millionaire and billionaire luxury retreats, according to Democrats and activists contacted by Fox News.
Ex-presidents, understandably and un-controversially, go on vacations immediately after leaving office. But the level of luxury the Obamas enjoy on their vacations is unprecedented for a modern-day president, say travel experts.Since leaving office in late January, Obama has visited late actor Marlon Brando’s private island; the Four Seasons in Bali — where rooms cost upward of $2,000 per night; a Palm Springs estate; Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island; the exclusive Mid Pacific Country Club in Oahu; the 13th-century Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany; and the Rising Sun, Hollywood studio mogul David Geffen’s private yacht.
Left-wing activists told Fox News they are troubled by what they see as a trend by Obama to distance himself from the base of the party. It’s not just vacations. The president also has enjoyed hefty fees for speeches to prominent Wall Street firms. It’s all part of a trend, they say, of Obama trying to join the fabled 1 percent.
“I’ll tell you who should kick back a little less,” said HBO host John Oliver in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. “This might be controversial – I’m a little sick of seeing photos of President Obama on vacation with Richard Branson. Just tone it down with the kite-surfing pictures. I’m glad he’s having a nice time – America is on fire.”Strangely, when Obama was taking an endless amount of taxpayer-funded vacations during his years in office, these same folks defended him and his right to take a break, which really made no sense. The man hardly got anything done, yet complete silence from the left.
Now that he’s done his time, and he’s not in office, suddenly they expect him to be some sort of crusader to stop the “evil” right wing conspiracy in Congress? Really?
John Oliver said Obama’s out of touch due to these vacations. Truth is, he was always out of touch, but now that he’s not in office and the media no longer has to worry about slamming the first black president and being called racist, they feel more open to criticizing him.Just as Nancy Pelosi’s infamous “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” is coming back to haunt her, perhaps Obama’s quip “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” will similarly bite him.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]