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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:46 PM

Why do I smell Russia/Republican propaganda pushing the "Greedy Obama" meme?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-60-million-really-not-enough-for-the-obamas/2017/04/28/e0f1fa68-2c46-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.e7f7f4be759b


When the real story is:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028991211

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Reply Why do I smell Russia/Republican propaganda pushing the "Greedy Obama" meme? (Original post)
Botany Apr 2017 OP
HopeAgain Apr 2017 #1
Botany Apr 2017 #2
WhiteTara Apr 2017 #4
HopeAgain Apr 2017 #7
rzemanfl Apr 2017 #8
Pacifist Patriot Apr 2017 #10
HopeAgain Apr 2017 #15
WhiteTara Apr 2017 #18
Hekate Apr 2017 #22
JHan Apr 2017 #14
brush Apr 2017 #17
Skittles Apr 2017 #19
JHan Apr 2017 #13
hrmjustin Apr 2017 #3
Wiseman32218 Apr 2017 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2017 #6
spanone Apr 2017 #9
Jake Stern Apr 2017 #11
Hekate Apr 2017 #21
QC Apr 2017 #12
Aristus Apr 2017 #16
Hekate Apr 2017 #20

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:50 PM

1. Yeah, If somebody expresses a concern

That we don't like, let's blame the Russians and Republicans.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:52 PM

2. Works for me.

BTW just how much of that money will the Obamas give to charity and their foundation?

http://rare.us/rare-news/former-president-obama-donated-over-1-million-to-charity-during-his-eight-years-in-the-white-house/

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:55 PM

4. Bush the Elder made $750,000 per speech

I never heard a murmur. A Black Man or Woman? String em up.!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 05:01 PM

7. Oh and now it is about race?

Geez I just think the appearance is bad, but apparently the slightest criticism of Obama and the critics are racist russians.

Such mature analysis... Thanks.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 05:29 PM

10. Well let's see, shall we?

White men get speaking fees and nary a controversy.

A woman and a black man get speaking fees and suddenly it's cause for concern.

The math is not advanced calculus. Damn right it's racism and sexism at play!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 06:51 PM

15. My dislike of this hasn't got a damn thing to

Do with race or sex. And yes, I'm hoping we start moving harder to the left because wealth disparity is turning this country into a third-world nation.

But then again, maybe this ia another thing that will help mobilize the "harder" left and they'll come for the primaries...

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:05 PM

18. I'll look for your candidacy. nt

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:18 PM

22. For a "harder" left turn, there's a senatorial seat in Vermont where it might be worthwhile...

...primarying the incumbent, just to shake things up a bit. You know, like the incumbent himself likes to suggest.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 06:14 PM

14. The "'appearance" is bad? Not to me.

In fact I think it's great.

I think it's fantastic when wealthy liberals or popular liberals speak to Wall St and tell them to do better.

The assumption that it is inherently bad to accept money for your talents or reputation is offensive. The assumption that speaking to them is somehow him bending over for them is ridiculous. Why shouldn't Obama share his wisdom with Wall St, because of petty concerns among the hard left and hard right? No matter how you look at it, the whole dust up is ridiculous.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 07:09 PM

17. Pls get off the repug/Sanders talking point meme and research CF...

and Why he accepted that firms invitation to speak at a healthcare conference btw, one of Obama's pet issues.

IMO Sanders and Warren both owe Obama an apology for their knee-jerk reactions.

Has Obama over 8 years earned some trust in his judgement, especially from us progressives? He has donated hundreds of thousands to charity and he may well donate some or all of this money.

Whatever private citizen Obama does however, it's none of our business.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:08 PM

19. the Tiger Beat mentality lives on

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 06:09 PM

13. I don't need to blame the Russians, but they're known to maximise silly concerns.

Just read the article, I wouldn't qualify it as "Russian propaganda".

But I'm sure RT will find someway to turn this into a headline.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:55 PM

3. Why people would deny Obama making money is beyond me!

 

He deserves to make money.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:56 PM

5. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are not tied to the Pubs or Russians

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 04:58 PM

6. Ruth Marcus is hardly a Russian agent.

One may agree or disagree with the practice of ex-presidents being paid large sums for speeches, but disapproving is not evidence that one is a Russian propagandist, bot or troll.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 05:16 PM

9. in light of trumpalooza this is hilarious....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 05:32 PM

11. Is this the conspiracy theory du jour: anybody criticizing Obama is a purebred Russian Trollhound?

Just trying to get up to speed.







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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 06:08 PM

12. You are right to think so. All corporate media serve their owners

as part of a larger propaganda system.



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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 06:55 PM

16. Could just be your standard concern trolls.

Best to just ignore them.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:12 PM

20. Because you know sewage when you smell it

Thanks for the link. DiFi looks like she's staring into the heart of darkness, doesn't she? Served America all these decades and lives to see treason in the Capitol.

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