The first two paragraphs of Jonathan Turley’s latest commentary speak for themselves. Eloquently:
President Barack Obama was at my alma mater yesterday and used his first public statements to decry how “special interests dominate the debates in Washington.” Then will now be setting off for his first speech . . . to Wall Street special interests at Cantor Fitzgerald, which will pay him $400,000. This is the same politician who called such banks “fat cats” who exercise undue influence over our leaders.
Cantor Fitzgerald, a bank, has been touting how it is making a killing on health care investments. Now, the man who created the health care program will be receiving almost half a million dollars for a single brief speech. It raises visions of Hillary Clinton who cashed in on Wall Street speeches while denouncing the influence of Wall Street (and later refused to disclose the content of those speeches to the public).
Do as I say, not as I do, is an old, old story.
Did anyone doubt that Barack Obama, of “If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” fame, would be different?
Obamapocrisy. Expect to see a lot more of it in the coming months.