This isn’t about being “pro” or “anti” in the vaccine debate. This is about the same people who not too long ago constantly attacked the “wealthy” and “powerful” simply for being “wealthy” and “powerful” all of a sudden are telling people that they should take part in different things because the “wealthy” and “powerful” are doing it.
During a somewhat light-hearted back-and-forth interview between former President Barack Obama and NBA Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, which ended up seeming like a big commercial for Chinese coronavirus vaccines, Obama said something that would make his supporters circa 2008 and 2012 do a double take.
“And so here’s a situation where if the medicine is available, we need to take it,” Obama said before delivering the eyebrow-raising line in question. “And look, if the wealthy and powerful in our society are all lining up to get shots, that means everybody should know it’s a good thing to get.”
So if “wealthy” and “powerful” people, hypothetically, all decided to begin drinking acid for whatever reason, does that mean that “everybody should know it’s a good thing to” do?
The logic and reasoning in Obama’s statement are severely lacking and his stance on the wealthy has changed since he’s become part of the elite cult. Obama and his family have become part of the “one percent” that leftists are consistently blathering on about, particularly since leaving the White House in early 2017.
As The Daily Caller recently reported:
In recent years, both Barack and Michelle Obama signed book deals worth at least $60 million to write their memoirs. Michelle’s memoir “Becoming” was published in 2018, and as of March 2019, it had sold almost 10 million copies, according to Business Insider. The most lucrative deal the Obama’s signed was their estimated $50 million Netflix collaboration[…]
The Obamas have used a portion of their wealth to buy homes in Washington D.C., Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard. Michelle Obama reportedly earns $225,000 for speaking events, according to the International Business Times report.
For video of the exchange, watch below (Obama's comment comes in around the 4:20 mark):